Heated Hanoi land dispute signifies ‘crisis of public confidence’: lawmaker
A police investigation launched into a dramatic land dispute that took place last April involving local authorities and residents in Hanoi has prompted one lawmaker to speak out, calling for authorities to handle the matter with care. “We should look at it as a crisis of public confidence,” Duong Trung Quoc said on Thursday at the ongoing meeting of the legislative National Assembly. Land-related grievances remain the main source of concern and protests in the country. In 2012, they accounted for 70 percent of all complaints lodged against the government, according to a parliamentary report.