FAKES, FRAUDS & SCAMMERS / web
The Fake Priest Accused of Swindling Millions
“Father” Ryan claimed to be a priest. But followers say he was a con man, scamming victims to fund a lifestyle which included extravagant purchases… like a herd of llamas.
Beating Scammers at Their Own Game
Jim Browning beats call center scammers at their own game. By hacking their computers to watch their every move he can save their unsuspecting victims just in time.
Violation / web
Sexual Abuse in Thai Politics
Prinn Panitchpakdi, the former deputy leader for Thailand’s Democrat Party, has been accused of sexual harrasement by at least 16 women. VICE World News speaks with one survivor to find out why Thailand has such a high tolerance for sexual crimes.
VICE World News APAC / web
One-Off: Inside Singapore’s War Against Drugs
There are an estimated 60 inmates on death row in Singapore, most of whom are for drug-related offences. VWN speaks with 64-year old Nazeri bin Lajim, who is the 9th execution scheduled in 2022.
Bad Blood / web
Bad Blood - North Korean Spy
On January 17 1968, 31 N. Korean special forces members crossed into S. Korea to kill the President. Kim Shin Jo is one of the survivors who lived to share their story.
The Big Steal / web
How FIFA Officials Stole from the World Cup
World Cup’s governing body FIFA has long been accused of corruption, bribery and vote rigging at the highest level.
VWN Decade of Hate
Putin’s Secret Neo-Nazi Armies
Whilst Putin claims he is “denazifying Ukraine”, he is the one who has long-cultivated ties with neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists to further his own authoritarian agenda.
The Big Steal
The Commonwealth Games Scam
This is the story of how India’s officials set up a maze of scams at one of the biggest sporting events in the world.
The War On Drugs
How Speed is Fuelling Wars in The Middle East
The Syrian government have become some of the world’s biggest amphetamine dealers – flooding the Middle East with the drug Captagon to finance their war machine.
Sex Abuse in the Korean Military
South Korea’s military is considered one of its most male-dominant institutions. In 2021, a female soldier committed suicide after being repeatedly sexually assaulted.
The Big Steal
Undoing of Bo Xilai
The murder of a business associate marked the beginning of the end of Bo Xilai, who at the height of his power in China’s political establishment, was considered a rival to no-less than Xi Jinping, the current President of China.
The Big Steal
How Suharto Stole Billions from Indonesia
Indonesian President, Suharto, ruled Indonesia for over three decades, and allegedly amassed the largest ill-gotten fortune in all of Asia. A $35 billion theft, most of which was never recovered continues to haunt Indonesians till this day.