Cop detained for helping Vinalines ex-chairman hide

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Police in Hai Phong have detained the vice police chief of a commune for forging papers for a former anti-smuggling officer to use in helping Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), hide from authorities until his arrest in September. Pham Dinh Nghien, 46, deputy chief of police of An Tho Commune, An Lao District, is suspected to have counterfeited papers for Dong Xuan Phong, 38, a former anti-smuggling officer in Hai Phong, which he used to assist Dung in hiding from police after Dung fled on May 17. … [Read more...]

Cop held for facilitating Vinalines ex-leader escape

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Police in Hai Phong City have seized the police chief of a commune for forging papers for a former anti-smuggling officer to use them in helping Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), hide from authorities until his arrest in early September. Duong Chi Dung Photo: Tuoi Tre … [Read more...]

Ex-official Duong Chi Dung extradited to Hanoi

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Duong Chi Dung, a former director of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, has been extradited to Hanoi. >> Fugitive ex-official Duong Chi Dung arrested abroad. >> PM closely monitors Duong Chi Dung's case: Minister. >> State agencies call for confession from Dung's aids. As of 7:30 am, Dung, accompanied by investigators of the police department for investigating corruption crimes (C48), arrived at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport via Gate 4. Prior to that, Dung was on board of the Vietnam Airlines' VN1166 flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. There was a large number of policemen gathering at the airport for the extradition of Duong Chi Dung. The Ministry of Public Security announced on September 5 that Vietnam police captured Duong Chi Dung one day earlier. Dung, 55, was nabbed reportedly in another Southeast Asian nation, and was now being extradited to Vietnam by the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol), said the … [Read more...]

Gov’t says to disband several economic groups

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Ngoc Lan HANOI - The Government is looking to pull down the number of State economic groups to around five or seven, meaning several conglomerate-type groups will be disbanded, stated Minister Chairman of the Government Office Vu Duc Dam. Replying to local media's question over the Ministry of Construction's proposal to abolish the State economic group model of Song Da Corporation and Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUD) due to inefficient business, Chairman Dam said the plans for reorganizing HUD and Song Da are under consideration. "The current number of eleven groups will certainly shrink to five or seven," he said. This is part of the process for State group and corporation restructuring already approved by the Government. Particularly, the Prime Minister's responsibility to manage the conglomerates active in the State monopoly fields like Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) will … [Read more...]

Former maritime chief wanted internationally

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Interpol's secretariat general has issued an internationally wanted notice for Duong Chi Dung, former head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration, who fled on the country on May 17 after his serious economic offenses were uncovered. Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security had earlier issued a special wanted notice for Dung, 55, who had fled before an arrest warrant for him could be prepared. Dung, a native of Hai Duong Province, has been charged with "intentionally acting against the State's economic management regulations and causing serious consequences" for his wrongdoings committed during the time he was chairman of the infamous state giant Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines). If found guilty, Dung may face a sentence of up to life imprisonment. On September 7, 2011 the Government's Inspectorate issued a decision to inspect Vinalines after the group, for the first time, announced its loss of VND660 billion (US$31.7 million) in the first six months of 2011. In early … [Read more...]

Wanted maritime chief’s promotion under scanner

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Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam Maritime Administration, has not been found since May 17 afternoon when police attempted to arrest him for economic offenses committed during the time he was chairman of the infamous state giant Vinalines. As earlier reported, police from the Ministry of Public Security on May 17-18 arrested the former general director of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Mai Van Phuc, 54, and Tran Huu Chieu, Vinalines’ vice general director. … [Read more...]

Chief of Vietnam Maritime Administration arrested

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The incumbent chief of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Duong Chi Dung, who is former chairman of the state-owned shipping company Vinalines, and two other high-ranking officials were arrested and prosecuted Friday in Hanoi. Duong Chi DungPhoto: Tuoi Tre According to the arrest warrant of the central investigation police, the three officials are charged of 'intentionally violating State regulations on economic management that causes severe consequences'. The two officials include Mai Van Phuc, 54, who is deputy chief of Transport Administration under the Ministry of Transport and former general director of Vinalines; and Tran Huu Chieu, 60, who is former deputy general director of the shipping firm. Police also searched their offices on Friday. Dung and Phuc will be detained for four months for police investigation, transport deputy minister Truong Tan Vien said, citing the information from the police. Vinalines, the largest state-owned shipping and port operator in Vietnam, … [Read more...]

Wanted notice issued for chief of Vietnam Maritime

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The incumbent chief of the Vietnam Maritime Administration Duong Chi Dung, who is former chairman of the state-owned shipping company Vinalines, and two other high-ranking officials were indicted Friday in Hanoi. Duong Chi DungPhoto: Tuoi Tre According to the arrest warrant of the central investigation police, the three officials are charged of 'intentionally violating State regulations on economic management that causes severe consequences'. However, Duong Chi Dung is nowhere to be found. Police have issued a wanted notice for him. The two arrested officials include Mai Van Phuc, 54, who is deputy chief of Transport Administration under the Ministry of Transport and former general director of Vinalines; and Tran Huu Chieu, 60, who is former deputy general director of the shipping firm. Police also searched their offices on Friday. Dung and Phuc will be detained for four months for police investigation, transport deputy minister Truong Tan Vien said, citing the information from … [Read more...]

Wanted maritime boss vanishes; promotion questioned

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Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam Maritime Administration, has not been found since May 17 afternoon when police attempted to arrest him for economic offenses committed during the time he was chairman of the infamous state giant Vinalines. As earlier reported, police from the Ministry of Public Security on May 17-18 arrested the former general director of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) Mai Van Phuc, 54, and Tran Huu Chieu, Vinalines' vice general director. An indictment and arrest warrant was issued for Duong Chi Dung, 55 but he was not found at his office or house so Hanoi police have issued a wanted notice on him. The three are charged with "intentionally acting against the State's economic management regulations and causing serious consequences." Do Duc Tien, Dung's deputy head, told Tuoi Tre, "On May 17 morning, Dung arrived at the office and I met him to report that I was going to take a business trip." Another official of the agency also confirmed that Dung … [Read more...]

Vietnam calls for enhanced Asian-African connectivity

Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang called upon Asian and African countries to enhance their connectivity for global peace and stability on the basis of respecting international law during his speech at the first plenary session of the Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta on April 22. The leader shared the difficulties and challenges currently facing many Asian and African countries, especially terrorism; armed conflicts; sovereignty disputes; intimidation; poverty; disease; climate change; energy, food and water security; and economic inequality. He stated that Vietnam strongly supports the theme of this year’s conference "Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity". He appealed to the two continents to bolster cooperation to ensure peace and security as prerequisites for sustainable development. All countries need to adhere to the Ten Principles of Bandung, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese President calls for enhanced Asian-African ties

President Truong Tan Sang delivers his speech at the first plenary session of the Asian-African Conference in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta on April 22. (Image credit: VOV)

NDO/VNA - Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang called on Asian and African countries to enhance their ties for global peace and stability, on the basis of respecting international law, during his speech at the first plenary session of the Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, in Indonesia's capital city of Jakarta on April 22.>>> Vietnam debates sea-related development goal at Jakarta forum>>> President heads to Asian-African Summit The leader shared the difficulties and challenges currently facing many Asian and African countries, especially terrorism; armed conflicts; sovereignty disputes; intimidation; poverty; disease; climate change; energy, food and water security; and economic inequality. He stated that Vietnam strongly supports the theme of this year's conference ─ 'Strengthening South-South Co-operation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity'. He appealed to the two continents to bolster co-operation to ensure peace and security as prerequisites … [Read more...]

Vietnam president attending Asian-African Conference dedicated to peace, prosperity

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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is leading a delegation to take part in the 2015 Asian-African Conference (AAC) that opened in Jakarta on Wednesday, with its theme being "Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity." The president’s participation in the three-day event, also known as the Bandung Conference, was made at the invitation of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The conference gathers 91 delegations from 91 countries in Asia and Africa, 17 observer countries, and 25 international organizations. Of these attendees, 23 are heads of state and prime ministers, seven vice presidents, six deputy prime ministers, and more than 30 ministers. Today, besides attending the AAC plenary sessions, President Sang is slated to have a series of bilateral meetings with other countries’ leaders on the sidelines, focusing on promoting cooperation and friendship between Vietnam and those nations. The Vietnamese delegation is also scheduled to … [Read more...]

Vietnamese President calls for enhanced Asian-African connectivity

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President Truong Tan Sang delivers the speech at the plenary session (Photo: VNA) Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang called upon Asian and African countries to enhance their connectivity for global peace and stability on the basis of respecting international law during his speech at the first plenary session of the Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta on April 22. The leader shared the difficulties and challenges currently facing many Asian and African countries, especially terrorism; armed conflicts; sovereignty disputes; intimidation; poverty; disease; climate change; energy, food and water security; and economic inequality. He stated that Vietnam strongly supports the theme of this year’s conference "Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity". He appealed to the two continents to bolster cooperation to ensure peace and security as prerequisites for sustainable … [Read more...]

President calls for enhanced Asian-African connectivity

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President Truong Tan Sang delivers the speech at the plenary session (Photo: VNA) Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang called upon Asian and African countries to enhance their connectivity for global peace and stability on the basis of respecting international law during his speech at the first plenary session of the Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, in Indonesia’s capital city of Jakarta on April 22. The leader shared the difficulties and challenges currently facing many Asian and African countries, especially terrorism; armed conflicts; sovereignty disputes; intimidation; poverty; disease; climate change; energy, food and water security; and economic inequality. He stated that Vietnam strongly supports the theme of this year’s conference "Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity". He appealed to the two continents to bolster cooperation to ensure peace and security as prerequisites for sustainable … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 22

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Briefs on some of the leading news stories published Wednesday (April 22) in Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper are as follows: -- The Asia-Africa Conference is set to kick off today, April 22, in Jakarta, Indonesia. Some hundred delegates, including state leaders, from over 100 Asian and African countries are expected to partake in this year’s conference. Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang leads a high-ranking delegation to the conference. Society -- Ten age-old "xa cu" trees which line K2 Street, located in Nam Tu Liem District in Hanoi, have been found being lopped and having large patches of their barks peeled off. The trees are grown near the arboretum of a flower and plant cultivating company under the state-owned Hanoi Tree, Park Co. -- Officials in the northern province of Quang Binh affirmed on Tuesday that three Vietnamese migrant workers suffocated from inhaling gas on Sunday. According to the victims' relatives, their co-workers told them that three men were … [Read more...]

Vietnam enhances Asian-African cooperation for peace and prosperity

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(VOVworld) – President Truong Tan Sang will attend the Asian-African conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, from April 22-24 on the 60th anniversary of the Bandung conference and the 10th anniversary of the Asian-African Strategic Partnership. Vietnam’s participation realizes its global integration guidelines and shows its determination to work with Asian and African countries to protect the Bandung principles and international law. Vietnam aims to expand its strategic partnership with Indonesia and its cooperation with Asian and African countries. Themed "Advancing South-South cooperation for peace and prosperity in the world", the Asian-African conference is expected to adopt agreements that enhance Asian-African relations following principles agreed at the 1st Asian-African conference in Bandung city. Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang will attend the conference along with 109 other leaders from Asian and African countries. Holding firm basic principles of the Bandung … [Read more...]

Vietnam President receives Secretary General of Confederation of Cuban Workers

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(VOVworld) – The labor agencies of Vietnam and Cuba should work together to protect workers’ rights and prevent moral degradation among Party members. At a reception for Secretary General of the Confederation of Cuban Workers (CTC) Ulises de Nascimiento on Wednesday, Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang expressed his hope that the Cuban Party and State will be successful in implementing the resolution of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba, to building and developing Cuba in the new period. Secretary General Nascimiento informed President Sang of the results of the recent meeting between the CTC with the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour and the orientation to develop trade unions worked out at the 6th Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba. Cuba has promulgated the Investment Law and built new industrial parks and sea ports to attract more investment. Through this visit, the Cuban delegation hopes to gain experience in investment attraction, and … [Read more...]

Ambassador to Monaco presents credentials

Vietnamese Ambassador to Monaco Nguyen Ngoc Son presented his credentials to Prince Albert II of Monaco in Monte Carlo on March 30. Ambassador Son briefed his host on the socio-economic development progress in Vietnam and the bilateral relations between the two countries, thanking Monaco for its support at multilateral forums such as the United Nations (UN), the International Francophone Organisation (OIF) and particularly the International Hydrographic Organisation. Son said Vietnam attaches importance to developing multifaceted ties with Monaco, especially in tourism, finance and oceanic research. Ambassador Son conveyed a message from Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang inviting the prince to visit Vietnam Prince Albert II thanked President Sang for his invitation, saying that the visit will be arranged in an appropriate time. The host lauded the significant achievements of the Vietnamese people in the national development cause. Ambassador Son is Vietnamese Ambassador … [Read more...]