Vietnam anti-graft award-winning journalist arrested: reports
HANOI (AFP) - Vietnam has arrested a prize-winning investigative journalist who made his name exposing corruption in the communist country on suspicion of taking bribes, state media reported on Thursday.
Vo Thanh Tung, 31, who works for Ho Chi Minh City's Law newspaper, was detained on Wednesday after allegedly being caught receiving cash from a bar owner in southern Bien Hoa city, the Tuoi Tre newspaper said.
Police detained Mr Tung - who is well-known for his investigative work, most recently on the entertainment industry - and searched his house, confiscating "a baton, a taser, handcuffs, computers, cameras and documents," the report said.
Two of Mr Tung's stringers, who had worked on his investigative reports, were also arrested, it added.