Did we run out of things to ban?

Beginning January 1, 2010, lip-syncing, or otherwise known as using studio recorded tapes/disks instead of live vocals for commercial performances, will be prohibited.

According to the “Regulation on cultural activities and business culture of public services (??)” , the government’s promulgated Decree 103/2009/ND-CP will officially ban lip-syncing performances as of January 1, 2010.

Organizations or singers violating this law will be punished/fined according to regulations. The ministry inspectors of VH-TT-DL along with the VH-TT-DL department of all provinces are responsible for inspecting and detecting singers who lip-sync at licensed performing arts programs. (rough translation from Kenh14)