Art & Entertainment News 10/7

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Hoi An paintings on silk at Sofitel Saigon Plaza A solo exhibition Phu Phiem (Frivolity) featuring paintings on silk by Bui Tien Tuan has opened at the Sofitel Saigon Plaza. … [Read more...]

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Vietnam’s gongs resound at Paris Tropical Carnival

Paris, July 7 (VNA)- The cultural space of gongs in the Central Highlands of Vietnam was introduced in the 2014 Paris Tropical Carnival, which took place at Leon Blum square, Paris on July 5. A gong team of the Ba Na ethnic minority group from the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum brought to the event the deep and strong sounds of gongs and vigorous dances of Ba Na girls, giving the audience a glimpse into the ancient hunting-gathering traditions and the cultural environment of ethnic … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 27/6

Two-year imprisonment kept for blogger infringing State interest The appeal court of the Supreme People's Court, during its hearing in central Da Nang city on June 26, rejected the appeal lodged by blogger Truong Duy Nhat and upheld his two-year imprisonment sentence for the charge of "abusing freedoms to infringe upon interests of the State, legitimate rights and interests of organisations and/or citizens." The charges are stipulated under Clause 2, Article 258 of the Penal Code. According … [Read more...]

Duong Chi Dung gets paid during two-year imprisonment

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The former chairman of Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) received his salary from the company during the two-year imprisonment before he was sentenced to death. … [Read more...]

Vinalines senior official arrested

Tu at a Vinalines meeting.

Police from the northern province of Quang Ninh on Thursday arrested Vu Khac Tu, Deputy Director General of Viet Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) for involvement in a VND9 billion (US$423,000) appropriation case.Vinalines Deputy General Director suspended Police took Tu into custody in his home in Ha Noi. According to them, Tu was involved in producing blank receipts and forging signatures of workers at the Quang Ninh Port Limited Liability Company (Quang Ninh Port ), a subsidiary of … [Read more...]

Senior official arrested

QUANG NINH (VNS) — Police from the northern province of Quang Ninh on Thursday arrested Vu Khac Tu, Deputy Director General of Viet Nam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) for involvement in a VND9 billion (US$423,000) appropriation case. Police took Tu into custody in his home in Ha Noi. According to them, Tu was involved in producing blank receipts and forging signatures of workers at the Quang Ninh Port Limited Liability Company (Quang Ninh Port ), a subsidiary of Vinalines, in 2011 and … [Read more...]

Vinalines leader detained for embezzlement

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The former deputy general director of Vinalines, Vu Khac Tu, was detained on June 19 in an investigation into an embezzlement case at Quang Ninh Port Company. Tu will remain in detention for at least four months. Police have also conducted a search at his office and home. Just a few days ago, Vu Khac Tu was suspended from his position at Vinalines. … [Read more...]

Vinalines boss detained in $400k graft case

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A deputy general director of the state shipping giant Vinalines was detained Thursday for his involvement in more than US$400,000 embezzlement at a subsidiary. … [Read more...]