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 force’s traditional day celebrated overseas

The 70th anniversary of Traditional Day of Vietnam People’s Public Security Force and the 10 th "All people protect national security" Festival are being observed at Vietnamese embassies in many countries. Speaking at a ceremony in the Vietnamese embassy in Washington, US on August 19, Ambassador Pham Quang Vinh reviewed the history of the public security force and its achievements over the past 70 years, saying that it has contributed tremendously to protecting national security and social order and maintaining a peaceful environment for national construction and development. The diplomat also highlighted the success of the "All people protect national security" Festival, which has encouraged the public to get involved in fighting crimes and social evils. Vietnam has formed security and law enforcement partnerships with 55 countries and territories, and joined 22 organisations and international cooperation forums, which have strengthened friendship and coordination between … [Read more...]

Vietnam police’s 70th birthday marked in India, Algeria

Ceremonies were held in India and Algeria on August 18 to celebrate the 70th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Public Security Force and the 10th year of the "All people protect the national security" movement (August 19). At the event in the city of New Delhi, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Ton Sinh Thanh said the country’s public security force, set up in 1945 amid the peak of the August Revolution, has developed vigorously and become a crucial armed force that has contributed greatly to Vietnam’s revolutionary triumphs. It has defeated coup plots and sabotage schemes of hostile forces, fought crimes, protected people’s lives and property and ensured security, order and a peaceful environment for national development, he added. The diplomat said Vietnam and India set up security cooperation long ago but a representative office of the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security in India was just recently established in 2006. The countries’ … [Read more...]

Outstanding individuals in sea, island areas honoured at Vietnam Glory

Hanoi, August 17 (VNA) – A dozen outstanding individuals from sea, island and border areas were honoured at the 2015 Vietnam Glory programme held in Hanoi on August 16 and attended by President Truong Tan Sang. Awardees included commanding officer of Lung Cu Border Post in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang - Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Hong Phong; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Mong Cai city in northern Quang Ninh province - Duong Van Co; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ngoc Hien district in southernmost province of Ca Mau - Ly Hoang Tien; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoang Sa island district in central Da Nang city - Vo Van Chanh; and Chairman of the People’s Committee of Truong Sa island district in central coastal Khanh Hoa province - Nguyen Viet Thuan. Colonel Nguyen Dang Giap, Director General of Corporation 36 under the Ministry of National Defence together with Senior Lieutenant Bui Ngoc Dong from the ethnic security … [Read more...]

Outstanding individuals in sea, island areas honoured

A dozen outstanding individuals from sea, island and border areas were honoured at the 2015 Vietnam Glory programme held in Hanoi on August 16 and attended by President Truong Tan Sang. Awardees included commanding officer of Lung Cu Border Post in northern mountainous province of Ha Giang - Lieutenant-Colonel Nguyen Hong Phong; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Mong Cai city in northern Quang Ninh province - Duong Van Co; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ngoc Hien district in southernmost province of Ca Mau - Ly Hoang Tien; Chairman of the People’s Committee of Hoang Sa island district in central Da Nang city - Vo Van Chanh; and Chairman of the People’s Committee of Truong Sa island district in central coastal Khanh Hoa province - Nguyen Viet Thuan. Colonel Nguyen Dang Giap, Director General of Corporation 36 under the Ministry of National Defence together with Senior Lieutenant Bui Ngoc Dong from the ethnic security office of the Gia Lai police … [Read more...]

Hanoi police receives Hero of People’s Armed Forces award

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang presents the Military Medal (Second class) to Director of the Hanoi Police Nguyen Duc Chung

The Hanoitimes - Hanoi Police Department held a ceremony to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Vietnam People’s Police Force’s Traditional Day (August 19) and receive Hero of People`s Armed Forces award during the war against America in Hanoi on August 13. Attending the meeting were General Tran Dai Quang, Minister of Public Security; Pham Quang Nghi, Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee; Nguyen The Thao, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee; Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, Deputy Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee; and Nguyen Thi Bich Ngoc, Chairwoman of Hanoi People's Council. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Vietnam People’s Police Force’s Traditional Day (August 19), the Hanoi police was honored to receive the Hero of People's Armed Forces title awarded by the Party and State. Speaking at the ceremony, General Tran Dai Quang, Minister of Public Security hailed the municipal police force for their meritorious service to national defence and development during wars … [Read more...]

70 bright examples in national security protection gather

Delegates in a joint photo. Source: cand.com.vn

PANO - The Ministry of Public Security met with 70 groups and individuals with outstanding achievements in the campaign entitled "All people protect national security" on August 9th in Hanoi in the presence of General Tran Dai Quang, Minister of Public Security. Over the past years, a number of labour union organizations and members nationwide have carried out practical activities and heightened their responsibilities to ensure security and social order at grassroots levels. Prominently, 70 groups and individuals have distinguished themselves in discovering, preventing and denouncing various crimes and law offences, contributing to maintaining security and order in localities. Addressing the meeting, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang highly praised the role models for their great accomplishments in implementing the campaign. He also thanked the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, labour union organizations at all levels and labourers nationwide for their close … [Read more...]

Link-up TV program celebrates traditional day of Vietnam People’s Police

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A live link-up TV program marking the 70 th traditional day of the Vietnam People's Police (August 19) and the Whole People's Defense Festival Day was held in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoa Binh, Gia Lai and Kien Giang provinces on August 8 by the Ministry of Public Security. Attending the event are former Vietnamese Party General Secretary Le Kha Phieu, Politburo member and standing member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Le Hong Anh, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Secretary Le Thanh Hai, along with Vietnamese heroic mothers and Heroes of the People's Armed Forces. The program reviewed national security protection activities, and honored typical individuals and organizations of the Viet Nam People's Police Force. The three-hour event featured popular revolutionary songs and exchanges with historical witnesses during wartime, such as Heroine of the People's Armed Forces Ngo Thi Hue, General Ho Viet Lam. … [Read more...]

Communist Review marks 85th anniversary

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Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong presents Ho Chi Minh Order to the Communist Review (Photo: VNA) NDO – The ‘Tap Chi Cong San’ (Communist Review) held a ceremony on August 4 to mark the 85th year since its first issue was published on August 5, 1930. The event was attended by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, former Party chiefs Le Kha Phieu and Nong Duc Manh, Politburo member and Secretary of the Party Central Committee (PCC) Dinh The Huynh, and Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, among others. On behalf of the Party and State, Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong presented the Ho Chi Minh Order to the magazine, marking its second time it has received the accolade. Speaking at the ceremony, Politburo member Huynh, who is also Head of the PCC Commission for Communication and Education, congratulated achievements the Communist Review has made since its establishment. He asked the magazine’s editorial board and staff members to … [Read more...]

Vietnam News Agency supports police force

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A gathering to mark 70 years of the people’s police force which took place on the VNA premises on August 3 in Hanoi (Photo:VNA) Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s publications, particularly the domestic bulletins, prioritise the coverage of news on national defence and public security, stated VNA General Director Nguyen Duc Loi. Loi made the statement on August 3 during a gathering to mark 70 years of the people’s police force which took place on the VNA premises. According to the General Director, the event is an opportunity to honour outstanding contributors to combating crime and share valuable experience in fostering their impact on society. The gathering also stimulates coordinated activities between the people’s police force and the media, particularly the VNA, he noted. Concluding the meeting, Deputy Minister of Public Security Senior Lieutenant General Bui Quang Ben said throughout its 70-year history, the force has made significant efforts to … [Read more...]

Sport festival of the police forces

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(VOVworld) – The Ministry of Public Security has kicked off its 7th sports festival, entitled "Strong for national security". The opening ceremony in Hanoi on Thursday was attended by member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang. The festival will be held in Khanh Hoa, Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hai Phong, Phu Yen, and Hanoi. Thousands of coaches and athletes, who work at public security units and study at public security schools nationwide, will compete in 13 games including swimming, table tennis, chess, taekwondo, cross-country running, and football. The festival is organized every 5 years. … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese gov’t facilitates anti-corruption work with Singapore The Vietnamese government will facilitate anti-corruption cooperation with Singapore, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc assured Director of the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau of Singapore Wong Hong Kuan during a reception in Hanoi on July 21. The Party and State of Vietnam place an emphasis on inspections, settling complaints and petitions and anti-corruption, considering them top priorities to develop a professional, modern and efficient public administration which values openness, transparency, accountability and work ethic, Phuc said. Speaking highly of Singapore’s anti-corruption merits, the host suggested the Singaporean bureau share its experience with the Vietnamese government inspectorate, especially in the reclamation of bribery assets and fine-tuning legal regulations. The guest informed the host on the outcomes of his working session with the Vietnamese Government Inspectorate. He … [Read more...]

Police sector honours revolution devotees

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State President Truong Tan Sang at the event (Source: VNA) The Ministry of Public Security acknowledged revolutionary devotees working in police forces at a meeting in Hanoi on July 21 which also saw the presence of State President Truong Tan Sang. The 314 participants were outstanding representatives of tens of thousands of invalids, martyr relatives, and revolutionary devotees who are former or serving members of police forces. Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang said millions of Vietnamese people, including police officers, laid down their lives or became invalids during the struggle for national liberation, development and defence. In recent years, the ministry’s agencies at all levels have engaged in practical activities to express gratitude to the revolutionary devotees such as home-building and repairs along with material and spiritual support to war invalids and martyr relatives, General Quang noted. At the function, President Truong Tan Sang praised the … [Read more...]

Police rewarded for cracking family murder case

Vi Van Man was caught by the police for allegedly killing four people in a family in Nghe An. — Photo anninhthudo.vn

NGHE AN (VNS) — Chairman of the Nghe An People's Committee Nguyen Xuan Duong today rewarded two police groups a total of VND200 million (US$9,500) for cracking a family murder case in the province. The policemen are from the public security ministry and the Nghe An Police. Last Sunday, the groups caught a resident of Phong Village in Tam Hop Commune, Vi Van Man, often called Vi Van Hai, for allegedly killing a couple, their eight-month-old son and their 70-year-old mother in the village. The murder case happened on July 2. Man told the police he had killed the four people over personal problems. Last Saturday, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang asked the Police General Department and provincial police to conduct investigation on the case. — VNS … [Read more...]

Congress updated on directive on national security, order

The Politburo convened a national congress in Hanoi on July 16 to update and direct enforcement of its directive on strengthening Party leadership over ensuring national security and order in the new global context. State President Truong Tan Sang, the Politburo, the Secretariat and municipal and provincial leaders attended the event. Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh presented fundamental points of the directive. Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang delivered a report on recent security situations nationwide. Senior officials from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, National Defence, Information and Communications, the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Popularisation and Education, and Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh municipal Party Committees voiced necessary tasks to enforce the directive. In his closing speech, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong asked participants to fully exercise their … [Read more...]

Central Highlands bolsters socio-economic development, security

Provinces in the Central Highlands region should focus on socio-economic development while ensuring regional security, Politburo member and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang stressed at a conference in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak province on July 10. The minister requested the Central Highlands Steering Committee work with authorized bodies to implement Party and Government socio-economic development plans by the end of 2015. The Politburo member praised provincial successes in socio-economic development with economic growth reaching 7.34 percent in the first half of the year. The region has offered vocational training to over 44,000 individuals and created jobs for nearly 50,000 workers, he added. According to a committee report, the Central Highlands’ total GDP in the first six months is estimated to reach over 58 trillion VND (2.8 billion USD). Policies for ethnic groups and social welfare activities have been effectively enacted and impoverished ethnic … [Read more...]

Police calls for public help in search of massacre culprits

Police close off the hosue for further investigation (PHoto: SGGP)

The Binh Phuoc's Police Station has called on members of the public to report anything they know that could help officers with their investigation of the cold-blooded massacre that took six lives in the family of a wood businessman in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on July 7. Major-general Ho Sy Tien, head of the Police Department for Investigation of Social Order-related Crimes and Pham Duc Thieu, deputy head of the Department of Social Order of the People's Supreme Procuratorate July 9 arrived in the spot to check the scene. Two days after the crime, police closed off the house for investigation. Colonel Tran Thang Phuc, director of the Binh Phuoc police department, on July 9 called for the public help for the investigation through the telephone number 06513879434; 06513668323; 0937003779; 0979849494 or mail to conganbinhphuoc@gmail.com. He also publicized his personal mobile phone number, 0913.937.330, to receive reports related to the killers. Police head promised to … [Read more...]