Vietnam Activist Jailed for Mocking Official’s Salt Bae Meal

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This is a tale of two meals and two men named Lam. It begins with a joke and ends with a prison sentence.

Two years ago, one of Vietnam’s most powerful officials ate a steak encrusted with 24-karat gold during a trip to London. It didn’t go over well at home — a one-party state that is still, despite its freewheeling capitalism and rising inequality, ruled by a Communist Party and officially called a socialist republic.

The official, Gen. To Lam, who runs the powerful Ministry of Public…

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