Vietnamese Student Suspended for One Year after Facebook Posting
It seems Communism and Facebook don’t really see eye to eye. This shouldn’t be too much of a shock, considering communist countries don’t allow freedom of speech. One Vietnamese student found out the hard way, when she posted a status on Facebook.
Apparently an eighth grade student was suspended for one year after she posted a parody of a speech by revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh on Facebook. School authorities in Vietnam suspended her for one year.
The post in question?
She joked about never having to take exams again.
Ho Chi Minh is revered in Vietnam for leading the country to independence from French roll. A local official in Quang Nam province said that the girl had “distorted history and seriously insulted teachers.” The girl of course said the posting was just for fun.
Now, I don’t know a heck of a lot about Ho Chi Minh, but clearly he was a huge fan of exams – and should be respected for that.