The Times Square building on Jalan Raja Dr Nazrin Shah Street where a fire killed six people. – Photo The Star Viet Nam News IPOH – Two Vietnamese girls were among the six victims who died in a fire on Wednesday morning at an entertainment centre in Ipoh, the capital city of the Malaysian state of Perak, The Star reported. According to Perak Fire and Rescue Department, the fire occurred on the fourth floor of the Times Square building. The bodies were recovered from a karaoke room, a toilet and an emergency exit. They are believed to have died from smoke inhalation. The two Vietnamese girls have been identified as Nguyễn Thị Thuỳ Dương, 21, and Nguyễn Thị Trang, 19. Local authorities are investigating the cause of the fire. – VNS
LIVE TEST AFF The first leg between Vietnam and Malaysia is played at the Bukit Jalil Stadium in Malaysia; and the second leg on December 15 at the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Vietnam. It’s been 10 years since the last time Vietnam won the AFF Cup. Malaysia won the trophy in 2010.
By Nguyen Quy  November 24, 2018 | 10:48 am GMT+7 A glass of wine is served at a restaurant in Taiwan. Photo by Shutterstock/thanhminhvo Four Vietnamese women have been detained for providing sexual services to customers at a restaurant in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City. Taiwan’s immigration officers raided the restaurant in Daliao District Monday, acting upon a tip-off that it housed Vietnamese women who’d entered the territory on tourist visas, but engaged in commercial sex work, The Real Daily reported. During the police raid, the Vietnamese women were found wearing skimpy clothes and plying male customers with alcoholic drinks. Preliminary investigations revealed that the hostesses also offered sexual services to customers, police said. Among the four detainees was a student who came to Taiwan for overseas study before engaging in commercial sex work as a part-time job to cover her tuition fees and living expenses there. Her arrest means she is in danger of losing her scholarship and being expelled by her school, police said. In recent years, Taiwan has emerged as a promising destination for Vietnamese workers looking for jobs overseas. As of 2017, there were around 164,000 Vietnamese working under official contracts in Taiwan, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the country’s overseas workforce, according to official statistics.