Vietnam police probe slander in BBC Vietnamese article

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Investigative police under Vietnam's Ministry of Public Security initiated an investigation on Friday into a criminal slander case pursuant to Article 122 of the Vietnamese Penal Code in relation to the article "Dương Chí Dũng và những triệu đôla," published April 24 on the BBC Vietnamese website under the byline Nguyễn Hùng. The article, which can be translated as "Duong Chi Dung and the millions of dollars," included these lines: "Theo ông Dũng, người đưa tiền của bà Lan cho ông tên là Tiệp. Các nguồn tin nói đây là ám chỉ thiếu tướng Trần Quang Tiệp, trợ lý Bộ trưởng Bộ Công an Trần Đại Quang." (According to Mr. Dung, the person who gave Ms. Lan's money to him was Tiep. Sources said this alluded to Major General Tran Quang Tiep, an assistant to Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang.) Lieutenant General Hoang Kong Tu, chief of the investigative police under the public security ministry, told Cong An Nhan Dan (People's Police) newspaper in an interview on Friday that … [Read more...]

Environment fund says soft loans await enterprises

Nguyen Nam Phuong, director of the fund, told participants at an investment promotion seminar in HCMC that manufacturers could take out a loan worth 70% to 75% of the total value of their projects for a term of up to 10 years and with an interest rate of 5.4% per year. Like other credit institutions, the fund requires borrowers to have certain assets as collateral for their loans. Phuong said this was a non-profit fund mandated to support production companies which are looking for greener business. … [Read more...]

Youths face extortion charges for threats to kidnap, kill, bomb

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Police in Ho Chi Minh City are seeking an indictment against two young men for threatening a business man and his family with a bomb in an attempt to extort US$20,000. A source told Thanh Nien that the plot's mastermind, 19-year-old Ngo Van Sam and his partner, 20-year-old Pham Van Cuong, are facing extortion charges. Ngo Van Sam (L) and Pham Van Cuong … [Read more...]

Police nab two men, 19 and 20, for blackmail, demanding ransom

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Two young men were arrested in Ho Chi Minh City Saturday for making death threats and collecting a US$20,000 ransom from a businessman. One of them is the victim's cousin. Police, who were informed of the threats two days earlier by the victim, Ngo Xuan Tiec, 46, president and director of the city-based Tam Sinh Nghia Investment-Development Company, caught Pham Van Cuong, 20, red-handed receiving the ransom. Ngo Van Sam (L) and Pham Van Cuong … [Read more...]

Public Security Minister holds talks with Chinese counterpart

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VGP – Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang on April 16 held talks with his Chinese counterpart Guo Shengkun in Ha Noi. At the talks, the two leaders reviewed the regional and international situations and each nation’s security and social order and agreed that the two nations’ law enforcement bodies have reaped productive outcomes. The two nations have effectively cooperated in fighting against crimes, ensuring each country’s security and order as well as setting up peaceful and sustainable border lines. The two Ministers agreed to promote the relationship, exchange information, share experience and co-organize crucial events to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties. The two leaders signed a plan to implement a Memorandum of Understanding of the 4th Ministerial Meeting on preventing and combating crime. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

Party General Secretary welcomes Chinese Minister of Public Security

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (right) receives Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun in Ha Noi yesterday.

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong hosted Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun in Ha Noi yesterday, saying that both sides should enrich co-operation, especially in training law enforcement. The host suggested facilitating all-level visits, and sharing information and experience in combating transnational and cyber crimes. He asked Guo to convey his thanks to General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, State President Xi Jinping and other leaders for their warm reception during his recent China visit. Guo, who is also a State Councilor, briefed his host about the outcomes of co-ordination between the two public security ministries as well as their joint working plans. He affirmed that common perceptions reached by the two Party leaders, during Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's visit, would orient the conduct of two countries' ministries in order to collaborate and maintain security in their respective countries. Security ministers' … [Read more...]

Politburo member and Minister Tran Dai Quang visits Singapore

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Minister Tran Dai Quang (left) and Deputy PM Teo Chee Hean. (VOV) NDO - Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang attended the inauguration ceremony of the Interpol Global Complex for Innovation in Singapore on April 12. Minister Quang’s visit to Singapore was made by Deputy PM, Minister for Home Affairs, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister-in-charge of the Civil Service Teo Chee Hean. During the talks between Minister Quang and the Singaporean Deputy PM the same day, Deputy PM Teo Chee Hean gave a warm welcome to Minister Quang and the Vietnamese delegation to Singapore and noted his pleasure with the growing friendship and co-operation between the two countries. The Singaporean Deputy PM emphasised that the Vietnamese Minister’s visit contributed to boosting the two nations’ relations, showing Vietnam’s respect for international co-operation in preventing and fighting crimes and asserting the nation as a … [Read more...]

Minister of Public Security visits Singapore

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VGP – Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang on April 12 paid an official visit to Singapore and attended the official opening of the INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation. The same day, Minister Quang held talks with Deputy PM, Minister for Home Affairs, Co-ordinating Minister for National Security and Minister-in-charge of the Civil Service Teo Chee Hean. The Singaporean Deputy PM asserted that the Vietnamese Minister’s visit contributed to boosting the two nations’ relations, showing Viet Nam’s respect for international cooperation in preventing and fighting crimes and asserting the nation as a responsible member in the international community. Minister Quang highly valued the effective cooperation between the two sides in fighting crimes, especially high-tech and trans-national crimes and drug trafficking. He said he hoped that the two nations will bring into full play their cooperative mechanism to strengthen their relationship. By Thuy Dung … [Read more...]

Vietnamese, Chinese officials discuss security cooperation and economic issues

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang (left) met with Chinese Minister of State Security Geng Huichang (Photo: VNA)

(VOVworld) - Vietnam and China have pledged to strengthen practical security cooperation as one pillar of their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The consensus was reached during separate meetings on Wednesday between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang—who is escorting Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on his official China visit—and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security, Geng Huichang. Minister Quang stressed that the Vietnamese Ministry attaches special importance to its security cooperation with Chinese law enforcement agencies. The same day, Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh accepted Chairman of the National Development and Reform of China Xu Shaoshi’s invitation to return to China to realize infrastructure … [Read more...]

China, VN enhance security cooperation

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VGP - China and Viet Nam have concurred to advance security cooperation to turn bilateral relations in this field into one of pillars of their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The consensus was reached during separate meetings between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang who is accompanying Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in his official China visit and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security Geng Huichang. The Chinese officials highlighted the Vietnamese delegation’s visit as a milestone in both nations’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which also covers cooperation between their law enforcement bodies. The two sides hailed substantive developments in their relations across sectors, noting that the outcome of talks between … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China reinforce security cooperation

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Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang (left) met with Chinese Minister of State Security Geng Huichang Vietnam and China have agreed to continue intensifying their security cooperation in a result-oriented manner, turning relations in this field into one of pillars of their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The consensus was reached during separate meetings between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang—who is escorting Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in his official China visit—and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security Geng Huichang. The Chinese officials hailed the Vietnamese delegation’s visit as a milestone in the countries’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which also covers affiliation between their law … [Read more...]

China, Vietnam enhance security cooperation

The consensus was reached during separate meetings between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang who is accompanying Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong in his official China visit and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security Geng Huichang. (VOV) - China and Vietnam have concurred to advance security cooperation to turn bilateral relations in this field into one of pillars of their comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. The Chinese officials highlighted the Vietnamese delegation’s visit as a milestone in both nations’ comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership, which also covers cooperation between their law enforcement bodies. The two sides hailed substantive developments in their relations across sectors, noting that the outcome of talks between … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China reinforce security co-operation

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Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang meets Minister of State Security Geng Huichang. (VNA) NDO/VNA – Vietnam and China have agreed to continue intensifying their security co-operation in a result-oriented manner, turning relations in this field into one of the priorities of their comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership. A consensus was reached during separate meetings between Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang—who is escorting Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on his official China visit—and Politburo member and Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee’s Commission for Political and Legal Affairs Meng Jianzhu, Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, and Minister of State Security Geng Huichang. Chinese officials hailed the Vietnamese delegation’s visit as a milestone in the countries’ comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership, which also covers … [Read more...]

Vietnam extends condolences to Singapore over Lee Kuan Yew’s death

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Vietnam extends condolences to Singapore over Lee Kuan Yew’s death Vietnamese leaders extended condolences to their Singaporean counterparts over the death of the former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew on March 23. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong sent condolences to Secretary-General of the People’s Action Party Lee Hsien Loong, while State President Truong Tan Sang conveyed his sympathy to President Tony Tan Keng Yam. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung passed his condolences to Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong over the loss. The same day, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also expressed his sympathies to Singaporean Foreign Minister K Shanmugam. According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office of Singapore, former Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew passed away early on March 23 at the age of 91. Lee Kuan Yew was the founding Prime Minister of Singapore and father of the … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Thailand strengthen judicial co-operation

Vietnamese and Thai Ministries of Justice sign a MoU on co-operation in legal and judicial affairs in Hanoi on March 23. (Image credit: moj.gov.vn)

NDO – Thailand’s Minister of Justice, General Paiboon Khumchaya led a high-ranking delegation on a working visit to Vietnam on March 23, at the invitation of Vietnam’s Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong. The two ministers held talks in Hanoi this morning, informing each other of their nation’s socio-economic development as well as their legal, judicial and reform work. They also discussed issues of mutual concern in formulating laws and enforcement. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on co-operation in legal and judicial affairs, which recognises the commitments of both sides to mutual co-operation and support in advantageous fields. Accordingly, the two ministries will share experiences on legal and judicial reform, improve laws on civil verdict enforcement, and develop a system of enforcement of civil judgments, as well as promoting legal education, law enforcement monitoring, and resolving disputes outside of court. They will … [Read more...]

Thailand, Vietnam bolster judicial cooperation

The Vietnamese and Thai Ministries of Justice have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in legal and judicial affairs. The document, reached by Vietnamese Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong and his Thai counterpart Paiboon Khumchaya during talks in Hanoi on March 23, highlighted the commitments of both sides to mutual support and cooperation in advantageous fields. The two ministries will share experience in legal and judicial reform, support one another at regional and international forums, and coordinate in improving laws on the execution of civil verdicts, informing citizens of laws and regulations, addressing disputes outside the court system, and enhancing the capacity of judicial officials. The ministers agreed to work together to realise and implement the MoU efficiently. During his one-day stay in Vietnam, the Thai Minister also visited Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Thailand bolster judicial cooperation

The Vietnamese and Thai Ministries of Justice have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in legal and judicial affairs. The document, reached by Vietnamese Justice Minister Ha Hung Cuong and his Thai counterpart Paiboon Khumchaya during talks in Hanoi on March 23, highlighted the commitments of both sides to mutual support and cooperation in advantageous fields. The two ministries will share experience in legal and judicial reform; support one another at regional and international forums; and coordinate in improving laws on the execution of civil verdicts, informing citizens of laws and regulations, addressing disputes outside the court system, and enhancing the capacity of judicial officials. The ministers agreed to work together to realise and implement the MoU efficiently. During his one-day stay in Vietnam, the Thai Minister also visited Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang.-VNA … [Read more...]

Minister values UN support for Vietnam’s development

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang (right) and Acting Chairman of the UN General Assembly Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov. (Photo: cand.com.vn)

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang has appreciated the United Nations’ support for Vietnam in fields, especially the development and implementation of millennium development goals. Vietnam always attaches importance to fostering ties with the UN, considering this as a priority in the country’s foreign policy, Minister Quang affirmed during his meetings with Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov, Acting Chairman of the UN General Assembly and Toyberg Frandzen, Interim Assistant Secretary General for political affairs, as part of his visit to the US on March 19-20. The minister asserted that Vietnam strongly supports the central role played by the UN in dealing with challenges of global and regional peace and security and in promoting the settlement of disputes by peaceful means in accordance with international law. The two UN officials spoke of Vietnam’s contributions to the UN strategies and action plans, saying the country has well performed its role as a highly … [Read more...]

Vietnam- a responsible member of the world community

Minister Tran Dai Quang meets with Acting President of the UN General Assembly Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov

(VOVworld)- Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang visited the UN Headquarters in New York and met with UN leaders during his visit to the US over the past two days. During the meetings, Acting President of the UN General Assembly Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov and Assistant to the UN Secretary General for Political and Security Affairs Toyberg Frandzen praised Vietnam’s contributions to mapping out strategies and action programs for the UN. Minister Tran Dai Quang highlighted Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, development, multi-lateralization and diversification of foreign relations and being a responsible member of the international community. He said Vietnam always respects relations with the UN considering it a priority of Vietnam’s foreign policy. Minister Quang said Vietnam strongly supports the UN’s central role in dealing with challenges to ensure the world’s peace and security. Vietnam has officially … [Read more...]

Vietnam- a responsible partner of the world community

Minister Tran Dai Quang meets with Acting President of the UN General Assembly Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov

(VOVworld)- Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang visited the UN Headquarters in New York and met with UN leaders during his visit to the US over the past two days. During the meetings, Acting President of the UN General Assembly Mahmadamin Mahmadaminov and Assistant to the UN Secretary General for Political and Security Affairs Toyberg Frandzen praised Vietnam’s contributions to mapping out strategies and action programs for the UN. Minister Tran Dai Quang highlighted Vietnam’s foreign policy of independence, self-reliance, peace, cooperation, development, multi-lateralization and diversification of foreign relations and being a responsible member of the international community. He said Vietnam always respects relations with the UN considering it a priority of Vietnam’s foreign policy. Minister Quang said Vietnam strongly supports the UN’s central role in dealing with challenges to ensure the world’s peace and security. Vietnam has officially … [Read more...]