Social News 18/11

Stop preventable deaths: UNICEF UNICEF has launched a campaign called ZEROworkplace that involves companies in its efforts to eradicate preventable child deaths in Viet Nam. ZEROworkplace enables managers to provide critical information to employees in an inexpensive and effective way that can have a lifesaving impact on their children. "In Viet Nam, 100 children die every day from preventable causes," Youssouf Abdel-Jelil, UNICEF's representative in Viet Nam, said at the launch ceremony in … [Read more...]

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Social News 29/10

13 sailors rescued after collision at sea The Da Nang Maritime Rescue Co-ordination Centre saved 13 sailors off the coast of the central province of Quang Tri on Sunday after an unknown ship hit and sunk their vessel. The ships collided 56 nautical miles off the shore of Da Nang while the sailors were taking a rest around noon. No injuries were reported. HCM City approves change to English curriculum The HCM City People's Committee has asked the Department of Education and Training to pull … [Read more...]

Investigation halted as Vietnam bigwig accused of bribery in major corruption case dies

This picture taken on December 14, 2013 shows Duong Chi Dung, former Vinalines chairman, standing trial at Hanoi's People's Court. Photo: AFP

An investigation into an information leak in a multimillion dollar graft case at state shipping giant Vinalines will be halted because the suspect, a deputy public security minister, has died, a senior official has said. Judge Truong Viet Toan, deputy head of Hanoi Criminal Court, was speaking to Vietweek in an interview on Wednesday, one day after the Ministry of Public Security's website announced that Senior Lieutenant-General Pham Quy Ngo died of liver cancer that same day at the 108 … [Read more...]

High-level funeral for deputy police minister Pham Quy Ngo

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The funeral of the late Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo, who passed away Tuesday, will be conducted with the necessary rituals for high-ranking officials, the Ministry of Public Security said. >> Vice police minister Pham Quy Ngo dies at 60>> Internal affairs body to handle claims against vice police minister>> Prosecutors receive case involving vice police minister >> Not enough proof for bribery confessed by ex-Vinalines boss >> Probe ordered into … [Read more...]

Vice Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo dies of cancer

Vice Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo (thanhnien.com.vm)

Nhan Dan Online - Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo, member of the Party Central Committee and, Vice Minister of Public Security, died of liver cancer at 21.05pm on February 18 at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Web Portal. Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo was born in 1954 in Dong Cuong commune, Dong Hung district, the northern province of Thai Binh. On February 14, 2006, he was appointed as Deputy Head of the General … [Read more...]

Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo dies of cancer

Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo (thanhnien.com.vm)

Nhan Dan Online - Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo, member of the Party Central Committee and, Deputy Minister of Public Security, died of liver cancer at 21.05pm on February 18 at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi, according to the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) Web Portal. Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo was born in 1954 in Dong Cuong commune, Dong Hung district, the northern province of Thai Binh. On February 14, 2006, he was appointed as Deputy Head of the General … [Read more...]

Vice police minister Pham Quy Ngo dies at 60

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After two weeks' hospitalization for liver cancer, Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo passed away aged 60 on Tuesday night. >> Internal affairs body to handle claims against vice police minister>> Prosecutors receive case involving vice police minister >> Not enough proof for bribery confessed by ex-Vinalines boss >> Probe ordered into 'state secret' case involving vice minister >> Vice police minister is the mole: shocking court testimony The … [Read more...]

Public security official loses fight against cancer aged 60

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant-General Pham Quy Ngo, lost his battle with cancer yesterday at the age of 60. According to the online PetroTimes, Ngo, who became the deputy minister in 2010, breathed his last breath in the Ha Noi-based Military Hospital 108 at 4pm. Ngo was reported to have devoted his life to public security and was a trailblazer in many important investigation cases. Most recently, he was in charge of investigation into the corruption case … [Read more...]

Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo passes away

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VietNamNet Bridge - Deputy Minister of Public Security - Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo lost his fight against cancer on February 18 at the age of 60. Ngo, who became Deputy Minister in 2010 and was a member of the Party Central Committee, breathed his last breath at Hanoi-based Military Hospital 108. Ngo was reported to have devoted his life to public security and was a trailblazer in many important investigation cases. Most recently, he was in charge of investigation into the … [Read more...]

Deputy Minister of Public Security dies

Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo lost his fight against cancer on February 18 at the age of 60. Ngo, who became Deputy Minister in 2010, breathed his last breath at Hanoi-based Military Hospital 108. Ngo was reported to have devoted his life to public security and was a trailblazer in many important investigation cases. Most recently, he was in charge of investigation into the corruption case involving national shipping company Vinalines, which … [Read more...]

Vietnam senior official, accused of receiving $510,000 in bribes, dies of cancer

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Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo, accused of receiving US$510,000 in bribes at a recent high-profile corruption trial, died of cancer at 4 p.m. on Tuesday. Senior Lieutenant General Ngo, a member of the Communist Party's Central Committee, was undergoing treatment for liver cancer at the 108 Military Hospital in Hanoi, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported. He headed a team that investigated wrongdoings which resulted in losses of billions of dollars to the state exchequer at … [Read more...]

Prosecutors receive case involving vice police minister

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The People's Hanoi Court on Friday referred the "disclosing State secrets" case involving Deputy Minister of Public Security Pham Quy Ngo to local prosecutor's office for handling. >> Not enough proof for bribery confessed by ex-Vinalines boss >> Probe ordered into 'state secret' case involving vice minister >> Ex-colonel Duong Tu Trong faces up to 20 years in jail >> Vice police minister is the mole: shocking court testimony Dao Van Cuong, deputy head of the Hanoi … [Read more...]

Not enough proof for bribery confessed by ex-Vinalines boss

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After being sentenced to death for corruption, former Vinalines leader Duong Chi Dung confessed in court that he gave a police deputy minister a total of US$1,510,000 in bribes in 2012, but the court deemed there was not enough proof regarding this claim to take legal action. >> Probe requested for ex-Vinalines leader's striking confession >> Ex-colonel Duong Tu Trong faces up to 20 years in jail >> Vice police minister is the mole: shocking court testimony>> … [Read more...]

Embezzlers jailed for 103 years

Eight people were sentenced to a total of 103 years in prison in southern Vinh Long Province's court yesterday for embezzlement involving the making and repair of cultural and historical relics.— Photo danviet

Embezzlers jailed for 103 years Among the offenders were Nguyen To Tranh, former director of Culture, Sports and Tourism Department, his two subordinates, Bui Huu Tri and Tran Le Dong, and his son-in-law Phan Dang Khoi. The other five were private enterprise executives who paid bribes to officials to become departmental contractors. The longest custodial sentence of 30 years was handed down to Bui Huu Tri for embezzling VND239 million (US$11,000) from the State budget and taking more than … [Read more...]

Nine top provincial officials criticized

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VietNamNet Bridge - Due to accidents increased by 40-91 percent, the chairs of the nine provinces of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Phu Tho, Ninh Thuan, Thua Thien - Hue, Binh Thuan, Lang Son, Son La, Lao Cai and Khanh Hoa were criticized by Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. The Government on May 29 convened a national video-teleconference on traffic safety in the second quarter of 2013 and devise future tasks to deal with the issue. Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Chairman of the National Traffic … [Read more...]

Guards for Nick Vujicic to be investigated

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VietNamNet Bridge - The Chief of HCM City's Road & Railway Police Department has confirmed that the guards who cleared the way by sticks for Nick Vujicic on the way from Tan Son Nhat Airport to HCM City's center were completely wrong and they will be investigated.Limbless Nick Vujicic warmly welcomed in HCM CityFans in frenzy to see inspirational VujicicVND31.7 bil. for Nick Vujicic visit An official of the TiTan Security Services Ltd, which provided the bodyguard service for Nick Vujicic, … [Read more...]

Vietnam gets tough on errant cops

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The Ministry of Public Security has called for surveillance, preventive measures and strict measures against wrongdoings by police officials in the execution of their duties. Vo Van Ut Deo (R), a former senior police official in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, was sentenced to two years in jail after his subordinates had beat up a detainee to death. "There have been positive developments where police officials have set outstanding examples, like those willing to fight and die to keep … [Read more...]

Ministry of Public Security breaks online gambling ring

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VietNamNet Bridge - On January 16, the Police Investigation Department of Social Security Crime (C45) said that the agency, in collaboration with the Police Department Against High-tech Crime (C50,) discovered an online gambling ring worth hundreds of millions of US dollars. Hundreds of policemen raid largest-ever gambling den in northern Vietnam The same day, the investigating agency arrested seven people, including five in Ho Chi Minh City and two in Hanoi. The two defendants … [Read more...]

Police bust large trans-national gambling ring

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Vietnamese police arrested seven in a huge gambling case in which hundreds of billions of VND were being transferred abroad each day. Families, friends and neighbours of those who ran the gambling ring were reportedly surprised at their arrest. After more than one year in operation, the ring, which operated in a number of different localities nationwide, had transferred billions of VND outside the country. There is a continuing investigation into the case. On December 14, … [Read more...]

Most controversial regulations in 2012

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The year 2012 has seen many controversial regulations, among which are those requiring ID cards to include parents’ names, owners of dogs and cats to register their animals, and meat to be sold within 8 hours of slaughtering. A traffic police officer stops a driver for a violation. Governmental Decree 71, which took effect on November 10, stipulates penalties for those who possess a vehicle which was sold, transferred or presented to them without registering the change in the … [Read more...]