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Posted: 2/17/2006 11:50:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 11:50:23 AM EDT by FALARAK]
Mojo.... what is up with that?


news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060217/ap_on_fe_st/vietnam_karaoke


HANOI, Vietnam - Karaoke bars in Vietnam will no longer be allowed to sell or have alcohol on their premises as part of the country's continued campaign against so-called 'social evils,' a government official said Friday.

Under a decree that took effect Thursday, karaoke bars, along with discotheques, will also be required to close down at midnight, said Le Anh Tuyen, director of the Legal Department at the Ministry of Culture and Information.

"The decree will definitely help reduce negative activities in karaoke bars and discotheques," he said.

Karaoke establishments and discos frequently facilitate prostitution and drug usage.

Friday's Thanh Nien (Young People) newspaper quoted Phan An Sa, chief inspector at the Ministry of Culture and Information as saying authorities have discovered 600 people using the drug ecstasy and 60 women offering striptease dances to customers at karaoke bars and discos over the past nine months.

Karaoke was introduced into Vietnam in the late 1980s and mushroomed in the late 1990s, with more than 10,000 establishments licensed to operate in the country, Tuyen said.


Link Posted: 2/17/2006 11:51:28 AM EDT
But if you take away the alcohol, no one will sing. Does this make sense?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:11:28 PM EDT
"Karaoke" is Japanese for "Obnoxious drunk fuq who thinks he can sing"

If they burned every karaoke machine in the world it would be a damn good start.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:25:45 PM EDT
I don’t know about Japan, but in China and Vietnam, Karaoke bars are just whorehouses.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:34:39 PM EDT
Ahhh... so they are really just trying to stop the whores from getting drunk?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:48:05 PM EDT
So you think you can get rid of prostitution in a 3rd world country by shutting down a few karaoke bars?

Idiots.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:49:57 PM EDT
there goes the neighborhood
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:52:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 12:53:11 PM EDT by WayneD]

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
Ahhh... so they are really just trying to stop the whores from getting drunk?



Hell if I know, I didn’t see any of the “Hostesses” drinking.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 12:55:14 PM EDT
If they don't drink, how are they supposed to sing?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:00:36 PM EDT
.... funniest news story I've read in 2006....
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:01:35 PM EDT
Who has the pic of Gary Coleman saying "Who the fuck cares?"
Not a dig at you FALARAK,just so you know.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:03:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:05:10 PM EDT
Karaoke bars in Vietnam...
Been there... done that...

Primarily a source for picking up,
or to be picked up by prostitutes.

Especially in Hanoi and Saigon [HCMC].

AIDS cases are soaring in Vietnam, and
this is the enlightened Governments attempt
to keep the population from their "liquid courage".

Like prohabition in the 20s-30 in the USA,
it too will pass...

Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:09:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:13:42 PM EDT
All of the the sudden, siding up with Ho Chi Mihn doesn't seem like such a good call anymore.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:32:24 PM EDT

Karaoke establishments and discos frequently facilitate prostitution and drug usage.


It means no drinking in strip bars
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 1:33:35 PM EDT
Well hell.

I guess I won't be partying in VietNam any time soon.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 2:21:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By WayneD:
I don’t know about Japan, but in China and Vietnam, Karaoke bars are just mostly whorehouses.


+Taiwan, +Cambodia. At least with the modification in place.
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