Vietnamese transport official caught in unusual infidelity scandal

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Vu Anh Minh (R) in an interview with a reporter on Tuesday. Minh, a senior official at the transport ministry, has been accused of having an affair with a married woman. Photo credit: Bao Giao Thong Van Tai Vu Anh Minh (R) in an interview with a reporter on Tuesday. Minh, a senior official at the transport ministry, has been accused of having an affair with a married woman. Photo credit: Bao Giao Thong Van Tai
A senior official at the Ministry of Transport has been cleared of infidelity allegations in an unusual scandal that all started when a husband saw his wife in another man's car in Hanoi. 
Officials said on Tuesday, after an investigation, that Vu Anh Minh had been wrongly accused of having an affair with the married woman.
Minh, a married man and head of a department which manages state-owned transport companieshad an alibi to prove that he was not the man in the car, officials said. 
The husband, Vu Trong Lam, has apologized for his wrong accusation.
Lam said he saw his wife kissing another man inside a car in Hanoi on Monday. He then posted a video on the Internet, claiming that the man in question was Minh. 
The video somehow caught the attention of local media and then the Minister of Transport, Dinh La Thang, who ordered an investigation into the case. 
Lam later admitted that he made a mistake.
Local media also quoted his wife as saying that she did nothing wrong and was only discussing business with a man. 
In Vietnam, people who are found guilty of adultery can receive a fine of VND1-3 million (US$45-135).

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