Popular Vietnamese folk opera performer Kim Tu longer may have gambled too long at a current post-performance foray.
Bizarre as it might seem to us into the West, proceedings have been initiated against well-known Vietnamese Cai Luong (folk opera) singer Kim Tu Long, after the entertainer was found gambling by police in Tra On District within the Mekong Delta, Vinh Long Province. Just plain ol’ playing cards and dice and what could be considered relatively low stakes here had been sufficient to get the performer charged under Vietnam’s strict policy that is anti-gambling citizens.
Kim Tu Long is just a well-known and popular performer of Cai Luong, a theatrical type of contemporary folk opera which is hugely well-liked by the population in southern Vietnam, especially in the Mekong Delta. According to Senior Lieutenant Colonel Phan Van Minh, a deputy police chief in Vinh longer Province, the artist has now been charged with unlawful gambling, after he was found among 27 others who were all playing cards for money for a barge anchored at the mouth of Tan Dinh Rivulet, following a performance in June.
Police raided the gambling band and arrested the 27 gamblers, which included two artists that are additional playing on board the barge on June 26th, and seized two decks of handmade cards and 22 dice, along with 28 mobiles, VND443 million ($21,120), too as another $1,345 in U.S. cur (mais…)