Maritime policemen parade during official celebrations May 7, 2014.(AFP/HOANG DINH Nam)
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Police in Vietnam have arrested four railway officials in a probe into allegations a Japanese firm paid massive kickbacks to win a railway contract for Hanoi, state media said Wednesday.In March Japan's leading Yomiuri newspaper reported that the head of Japan Transportation Consultants (JTC), Tamio Kakinuma, 65, admitted to prosecutors that an 80 million yen ($790,000) bribe was paid to officials at Vietnam Railways for Hanoi's overground rail link worth 4.2 billion yen.Japan remains communist Vietnam's largest ODA donor with a pledge of $2.6 billion last year.
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