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Malaysian firms with Vietnam factories report damage after anti-China protests

Published on May 16, 2014 12:36 PM
 
Activists holding placards scuffle with police officers during a protest in front of Vietnam Economic and Cultural office due to the anti-China protest in Vietnam, in Taipei on May 15, 2014. At least two Malaysian companies with manufacturing units in Vietnam's Binh Duong province were mistakenly targeted when anti-China protests took a violent turn on Tuesday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS 

KUALA LUMPUR - At least two Malaysian companies with manufacturing units in Vietnam's Binh Duong province were mistakenly targeted when anti-China protests took a violent turn on Tuesday.

Furniture maker Latitude Tree Holdings said Vietnamese rioters broke into its subsidiary Latitude Tree Vietnam Joint Stock Company (LTV), located at the Song Than II Industrial Park, and went on a looting and vandalising rampage.

"The rioters attempted to burn LTV's factory but the fire was put out by LTV's workers," Latitude Tree said on Wednesday, reported The Star Online.

"Some important data, permits, licenses and documents were destroyed or burnt."

 
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