Public shaming of adulterers


HANOI: Fretting over the erosion of traditional values, officials of a city in communist Vietnam are to publicly expose anyone caught having an affair. 

District police chief Tran Dinh Thich from the central city of Danang said the names of people caught in adulterous acts would be made public through the media. 

Police and local governments will carry out regular inspections of “resting houses”, or cheap motels that rent rooms by the hour, to “wipe out social evils” that have aroused public ire, he was quoted as saying yesterday in the Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper. 

Thousands of “resting houses” have sprung up around Vietnam, catering to unmarried couples seeking to circumvent taboos on co-habitation and pre-marital sex. 

State employees violating the rules would be reported to their offices. – Reuters  

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