Social News 24/11

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Hanoi to host Asia-Pacific Disability Forum Conference The 2014 Asia & Pacific Disability Forum (APDF) General Conference will be held in Hanoi from November 26 to 28 as an appropriate celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (December 3). The Vietnam Federation on Disability (VFD) told a press conference in Hanoi on November 21 that the biennial event is to review the progress made on the realization of the rights of people with disabilities set in a strategy … [Read more...]

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AFF Cup qualifier: Indonesia vs Vietnam ends 2-2

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The 2014 AFF Cup qualifier at the My Dinh stadium in Hanoi ended with a 2-2 draw between the Indonesian and Vietnamese senior soccer teams on Saturday evening. … [Read more...]

Indonesia hold hosts Vietnam to 2-2 draw in AFF Suzuki Cup opener

Hosts Vietnam were held to a 2-2 draw against Indonesia on Saturday in their opening Group A match at the 2014 Southeast Asian Football Championship, or AFF Suzuki Cup, in Hanoi. The Vietnamese opened the scoring in the 11th minute following a corner kick. Midfielder Thanh Luong made a curve to hang the ball in front of the Indonesian goal frame and midfielder Serginho van Dijk wrongly sent the ball to Vietnamese defender Ngoc Hai, who did not miss the chance to convert it. In the 33rd minute, … [Read more...]

Indonesia hold Vietnam to 2-2 draw in AFF opener

Hosts Vietnam were held to a 2-2 draw against Indonesia on Saturday in their opening Group A match at the 2014 Southeast Asian Football Championship, or AFF Suzuki Cup, in Hanoi. The Vietnamese opened the scoring in the 11th minute following a corner kick. Midfielder Thanh Luong made a curve to hang the ball in front of the Indonesian goal frame and midfielder Serginho van Dijk wrongly sent the ball to Vietnamese defender Ngoc Hai, who did not miss the chance to convert it. In the 33rd minute, … [Read more...]

AFF Suzuki Cup: Vietnam draws 2-2 with Indonesia

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Vietnam's Cong Vinh celebrates a point scored against Indonesia at the AFF Suzuki Cup in Hanoi on November 22. … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)

Piano - Tuồng "Fire" by Pho An My and Dang Tue Nguyen Sat 29 Nov 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội "Fire" is a project conceived 8 years ago by two artists Pho An My and Dang Tue Nguyen. Sharing the desire of creating a new theatre language as combination between piano and Tuồng, My and musician Dang Tue Nguyen has collaborated to generate "Fire" based on Tuồng script by poet Luong Tu Duc. The beauty and philosophical depth of Tuồng (traditional opera) has once again given … [Read more...]

Social News 8/11

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Quang Ninh police nab smugglers The Mong Cai City Police in the northern province of Quang Ninh yesterday temporarily detained Dang Thi Mai Lan, 36, for smuggling cigarettes. Lan was caught in the act on Monday in Ka Long Ward, while transporting 2,060 packets of cigarettes of the Zenlong brand that is manufactured abroad. Lan admitted to the police that she had bought the cigarettes in China. On Wednesday, the Mong Cai Police also caught Nguyen Ngoc Anh, 40, who was illegally keeping … [Read more...]

Social News 6/11

Drug smuggling ring brought to light Ho Chi Minh City police announced they have smashed a gang trafficking drugs from China. The police said they opened their investigation last month after discovering a man named Nguyen The Manh in Tan Binh district selling drugs to small dealers in Ho Chi Minh City. From Manh, the police tracked down more suppliers and finally reached the ring leader, 36-year-old Vu Xuan Nhat from the northern province of Hai Duong. Nhat bought drug in China and … [Read more...]

Thousands of Vietnamese swindled by online pyramid scheme

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An advertisement for the Khai Thai Company. File photo … [Read more...]

Vietnam police nab thieves who broke into foreigners’ home

>> Dramatic police chase in HCMC after thieves snatch foreigners' bag

Police in Hanoi have arrested two young men for breaking into and stealing property from the home of two South African women in the city last month. After an investigation, police from the city's Tay Ho District arrested on Tuesday Tran Hai Ha and Le Van Thanh, who work as mason's assistants, on charges of stealing property. … [Read more...]

Social News 7/10

Vietnam Buddhist Association established in Japan On October 5, Most Venerable Thich Thien Phap, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Buddhist Shangha (VBS) Executive Council announced a decision on the establishment of the 19-member Vietnam Buddhist Association in Japan for the 2013-2018 term headed by Buddhist nun Thich Tam Tri. Addressing the decision presentation ceremony, Buddhist nun Thich Tam Tri pledged her association's best efforts to reinforce solidarity among the Vietnamese community … [Read more...]

Social News 30/9

Ministry brings attention to cracks in Vietnam's longest highway The Ministry of Construction has requested that the Ministry of Transport and the investor of the newly-opened 245-km Noi Bai-Lao Cai Highway investigate the causes for cracks on the route, the longest of its kind in Vietnam. According to the Ministry of Construction, the State Agency for Construction Quality Investigation has visited the site for investigation. The ministry has also asked that the Ministry of Transport instruct … [Read more...]

Social News 29/9

Indonesian handed 4 month sentence for drug trafficking The Hanoi City People's Court on September 27 sentenced Indonesian citizen Triwenning Puji Astuli to four months imprisonment for drug trafficking. On September 12, police officers in the Hoan Kiem District in co-ordination with relevant authorities caught 27-year old Astuli red-handed at the Royal Palace hotel attempting to conceal 4.929 kg of heroin in six comic books. The police investigation found that Astuli was employed by an … [Read more...]

Hanoi man arrested for breaking doctor’s jaw

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Do Manh Tuan, 26, allegedly attacked a doctor due to frustration over the hospital's treatment of its patients. Photo: Nam Anh … [Read more...]

Social News 28/9

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New expressway develops crack after torrential rains Three days after opening, Viet Nam's longest expressway, which runs 245km from Noi Bai to Lao Cai, has developed a 10-metre crack that runs from one side to the other. … [Read more...]

Social News 22/9

A/H5N6 flu virus: Quang Nam culls 800,000 ducks Quang Nam province has begun culling 800,000 ducks after the H5N6 avian bird flu virus was detected in poultry, reports the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Deputy Director of the Quang Nam provincial Agriculture and Rural Development, Le Muon, announced on September 20 so far 3,150 ducks have tested positive for the deadly A/H5N6 virus. Veterinarians have now taken preemptive measures to test ducks and poultry from … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)

Exhibition "Information Transmitted by Horse Riding" Opening: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 6 pm Exhibition: 30/09 - 26/10/2014 L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the installation exhibition by Trieu Tuan Long. At first glance, the exhibition is merely a herd of seven horses calmly grazing in a meadow. If we look more closely, these horses are carefully crafted from Boi papers, a Vietnamese traditional material, and are covered with randomly arranged pictures conveying meaningful life … [Read more...]

Social News 17/9

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Vietnam joins global efforts to control containers The Prime Minister on September 15 approved Vietnam's participation in the Global Container Control Programme (CCP) which is sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through a non-refundable aid. Launched in 2004, the CCP has a global reach and aims to fortify the structures and processes that allow for the application of sustainable laws for States and selected ports to minimize the exploitation of maritime containers … [Read more...]

Social News 12/9

Two Chinese citizens cross the border with $900,000 in cash According to the Hai Quan (Customs) Newspaper, in late August the customs body of the Xa Mat border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh detected two Chinese citizens illegally transporting three suitcases and a cardboard box containing VND18.2 billion ($900,000). The cash was scheduled to be brought from Vietnam to Cambodia. In a dispatch issued on September 5, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assigned the Ministry of … [Read more...]

Social News 11/9

Drug authority revokes Robinson Pharma's operation license The Drug Administration of Vietnam under the Ministry of Health September 7 fined the US-invested Robinson Pharma, Inc for providing substandard to consumers. The administration has issued a fine of VND80 million (US$3,778) the US pharmaceutical company and revoked the company's operation license. The US-invested company will not be allowed to operate in six months. The pharmaceutical company was requested to re-export all substandard … [Read more...]