Wednesday, July 12, 2006

news to me


Teen's Name Changed After Years of Mockery

HANOI, Vietnam (July 7) - After nearly two decades of ridicule, a father
has agreed to change his son's name from "Fined Six Thousand and Five Hundred" -
the amount he was forced to pay in local currency for ignoring Vietnam's
two-child policy.
Angry he was being fined for having a fifth child, Mai Xuan
Can named his son Mai Phat Sau Nghin Ruoi after the amount he was forced to pay
- 6,500 dong, or 50 cents, said Dai Cuong village chief Nguyen Huy Thuong.


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