allegedly faced penalties for disseminating false information regarding his purported experience of service refusal and verbal abuse at two pho restaurants in Hanoi. An official told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper later the same day that the process of verifying L.’s story is ongoing and a conclusion will be announced upon its completion. By Wednesday morning, five days after creating an online stir with his Facebook post describing the alleged discrimination against him, L. had removed it from his personal account. L. posted a TikTok video captioned “Goodbye Hanoi,” featuring images of a chicken pho restaurant on Nam Ngu Street in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. The 60-year-old owner of the pho restaurant on Monday confirmed to Tuoi Tre that L. was a regular customer, often visiting in the evening.
Mar 21 2023