Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – June 19

Politics

--Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung visited two northern provinces of Laos, Luong Prabang and Saynhabuly, from June 17 - 18, after which he remarked that both of them are potential to expand their cooperation with Vietnamese localities.

--Vietnamese Ambassador to Laos Nguyen Manh Hung visited two northern provinces of Laos, Luong Prabang and Saynhabuly, from June 17 - 18, after which he remarked that both of them are potential to expand their cooperation with Vietnamese localities.

— Public Security Minister, General Tran Dai Quang, received Vietnam-Japan Special Friendship Ambassador cum Japan-ASEAN Special Envoy Sugy Ryotaro, and Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yasuaki Tanizaki in Hanoi on June 18.

— Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung met with leaders of the Vietnam War Veterans’ Association in Hanoi on Tuesday, where he praised them for their past achievements which he said greatly contributed to the country’s socio-economic development.

Business

— Lam Dong plant protection agency said it will conduct checks on the potatoes on sale in the Central Highlands province’s neighboring localities to see if they are imported from China and disguised as a Da Lat specialty.

— A number of farmers in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak are chopping down their cacao plantations as it is not easy to gain profit from the plant as they expected.

— Many house-buyers said they may take the apartment owners who fail to handle over the apartment to them on time to court, after the District 3 People’s Court ruled that a realty developer compensate for its customers earlier this week.

— The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism will inspect the case in which 701 Vietnamese tourists are neglected by a travel agency when they were touring Thailand.

Society

— Ben Tre has had the very first case of patient that died from the A/H1N1 flu, the local health department announced on Tuesday.

— Four divers died Tuesday due to lack of oxygen and suffocating when they were trying to salvage a wrecked ship in Thua Thien – Hue.

— Dong Nai police arrested Tuesday two people for storing and trafficking 8 packs and 9 kg of drugs.

— HCMC construction inspectorate has recently found as many as 550 houses illegally built in four communes of the outskirt Binh Chanh District.

Education

— The graduation rate of the high school graduation exam this year is as high as 97.52 percent, the education ministry announced Tuesday.

Lifestyle

— The transparency over the management of the cash donations visitors leave at pagodas and temples across the country is being questioned, after a case in which the money was used for personal purpose has been recently unearthed.

— Vietnam’s Cat Tien National Park is still in the list of candidates for the UNESCO’s “Natural World Heritage” title, according to result shown on its website.

Sports

— Sport officials of the regional countries expressed their surprise over the information that Vietnam’s national stadium My Dinh has hiked the leasing fee to US$72,100 – seven times higher than the normal price – to host the much-anticipated Arsenal match on July 17 during its Asian tour.

— Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen awarded Tuesday a Medal of Merit to Doan Nguyen Duc, Vietnamese real-estate and football mogul, who has spent as much as $7 million on a number of social development projects in Cambodia.

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