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...]

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...]

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...]

HCMC cracks down on criminal and anti-social elements

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Ho Chi Minh City has launched an aggressive campaign to crack down on crime after a spate of vicious attacks on innocent citizens and an increase in the number of robbery and theft cases in recent days. This was disclosed by the Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a meeting in HCMC on December 14, held to discuss measures to fight criminal and anti-social elements. … [Read more...]

Ministry of Public Security to tackle robbery in HCM City

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VietNamNet Bridge - Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo, Deputy Minister of Public Security, said that HCM City police should learn from the model 141 taskforce of Hanoi to suppress crime. Robbery on the streets of Saigon On December 4, in predicting the criminal situation at the end of the year, Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo said that it will be very "complicated," because the world and the domestic economy recover is slow this year and many people are unemployed. "The police force will have … [Read more...]

UN crime prevention links increased

HA NOI (VNS)— Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the government has made significant efforts to prevent crimes and drug trafficking. He urged United Nations agencies to keep co-ordinating with the country's relevant agencies to realise their common action plan during the 2012-16 period. He made these statements while receiving the UN Under-Secretary-General and the United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) Executive Director Yury Fedotov. He also expressed hope that … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – December 05

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Briefs of some of leading news stories published Tuesday (December 04) on Tuoi Tre Newspaper that will be carried today. -- Mr. Phan Thanh Van, 59, director of Long An southern province’s TV and Radio Station, was found dead, hanged on a rope, on December 4 at his house on Bao Dinh Street. … [Read more...]

UN office eager to increase links with Vietnamese police

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The United Nations Office on Drug and Crimes (UNODC) wants to further strengthen cooperation with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security to control trans-border drug trafficking and combat crimes, especially newly emerging ones. UN Under-Secretary-General and UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov made the statement at a meeting with Deputy Minister of Public Security, Lieutenant General Pham Quy Ngo in Hanoi on December 4. Fedotov pledged to assist Vietnam to implement the 2012 - 2015 … [Read more...]

Police bust large transnational drug ring

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Police in several northern provinces have smashed a large-scale drug-trafficking ring between Vietnam, Laos and China, arresting 18 traffickers and seizing a large quantity of drugs, cars and money, along with a handgun. Northwestern region - a hot spot for drug-related crime The bust was carried out successfully thanks to the joint effort by the anti-drug police and police under the Ministry Public Security in Hanoi and Quang Ninh, Son La, Hoa Binh, Bac Giang and Hoa Binh provinces, said … [Read more...]