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Vietnam Wonders if it Should Outlaw Loan Sharks

A motorbike driver rides past a branch of Eximbank in Ho Chi Minh City. (H. Nguyen/VOA)

In the Vietnamese action blockbuster “Furie” viewed mostly on Netflix, the protagonist puts her gang days behind her and becomes a debt collector. The fact that filmmaker Veronica Ngo, whose recent credits include the Star Wars film The Last Jedi, chose this as a plot detail reflects how debt collection is a fairly well known part of life in Vietnam.

As with the protagonist’s past, some aspects of real life debt collection have become sordid and even dangerous, such that authorities are wondering if it should even be a legal business sector anymore. Critics worry that desperate borrowers have resorted to read more >>>

Source:: VOANews.Com