HANOI, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is "active" in verifying the information regarding a suspect carrying Vietnamese passport named Doan Thi Huong arrested in Malaysia, said Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA)' Consular Department on Monday. The remark was made in response to reporter's question over the related information about Huong.
"As soon as learning that Malaysian authorities arrested a suspect holding Vietnamese passport called Doan Thi Huong, the MoFA instructed Vietnamese embassy in Malaysia to promptly work with relevant agencies of Malaysia to verify related information."
"At the same time, Vietnam's internal agencies are also coordinating closely to verify the information. However, the Malaysian side said as it is a serious case, in the seven days' time, consular contacts with suspects arrested are not allowed."
"As a result, the verification has made no progress," said the department, adding that Vietnamese embassy in Malaysia continues to closely watch the issue.