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HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese reporter's press card has been revoked for "insulting" the military in an online post after a search plane crashed last week while looking for a missing fighter jet, the government said.
A decision by Minister of Information and Communication Truong Minh Tuan, posted on the ministry's website late Monday, said the press card for reporter Mai Phan Loi of the Ho Chi Minh City Law newspaper had been revoked for "seriously insulting the reputation of Vietnamese People's Army" and hurting the families of the military personnel who died in the accidents.
The move is connected Loi's comments on the crash of a maritime patrol aircraft with six officers and three military personnel on board last week while searching for a fighter jet which went down two days earlier.
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