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Hanoi (VNA)
– The Embassy of Vietnam in Malaysia has sent a diplomatic note to relevant ministries and agencies in Malaysia requesting official information about the detention of two Vietnamese fishing vessels with 28 fishermen on board on April 2.

The Embassy is keeping close watch on the incident in order to verify information related to the case and to take proper measures to protect the arrested Vietnamese fishermen.

Regarding the reported arrest of seven persons alleged to be Vietnamese in Osaka, Japan, the Consulate General of Vietnam in Osaka said on April 7 that Osaka police has confirmed they are Vietnamese nationals.

The Consulate General said the police refused to provide details on the ground that the case is under investigation. The Consulate is cooperating closely with Japanese authorities to protect the legitimate rights of the detained Vietnamese citizens.

Meanwhile, Singapore police has affirmed that the death of a Vietnamese citizen after falling from the 15th floor of Hotel Boss in Singapore on March 29 was a suicide, according to the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore.  

The Embassy is working with concerned agencies of Singapore to complete legal procedures and help the victim’s family with funeral arrangements.-VNA