Vietnam: "Let Them Eat Steak"

A minister’s extravagant meal abroad leaves a sour taste at home

By: Helen Clark

There are plenty of ways to squander goodwill. Vietnam’s communist party has picked an oldie but goodie, with a twist (of salt).

Minister for Public Security Tô Lâm has been caught eating a terrifically expensive steak, prepared by a celebrity chef after meeting his French counterpart to discuss anti-crime measures – all while his nation’s…

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