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...]

Viet Nam, China to step up anti-crime fight

BEIJING (VNS) - The Public Security ministries of Viet Nam and China have agreed to deploy practical measures to promote bilateral co-operation in law enforcement. The agreement was reached during the fourth conference on bilateral co-operation in crime prevention and control in Beijing on Monday. Viet Nam's Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang highlighted the development in collaboration between the two ministries since the third conference in Ha Noi on October 2012, saying this has contributed to security and order in both countries and enhanced their strategic cooperative partnership. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China 4th crime prevention and control conference held

Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang meets with Meng Jianzhu, head of the CPCCC's Commission for Political and Legal Affairs, as part of his visit to China

(VOVworld)-The ministries of public security of Vietnam and China agreed to boost their cooperation in law enforcement at their 4th conference on crime prevention and control in Beijing yesterday/ on Monday.Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Chinese Minister Guo Shengkun agreed that their collaboration has been continuously strengthened, proven by the expansion of joint activities and cooperative mechanisms. The two ministries agreed to focus their cooperation on fighting organized and trans-national crime including terrorism, smuggling, counterfeiting, money laundering, the trafficking of weapons, explosives and radioactive materials, and high-tech fraud. The two sides will also work together in personnel training and technical equipment supply. The next conference will be held in Vietnam in 2016. … [Read more...]

Viet Nam, China extend law enforcement cooperation

Meng Jianzhu (R), a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and also head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, meets with Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang in Beijing, capital of China, Oct. 26, 2014. - XINHUA/VNA/VNS Photo

BEIJING (VNS) - The ministries of public security of Viet Nam and China agreed to employ practical measures to promote their cooperation in law enforcement during the 4th conference on bilateral cooperation in crime prevention and control in Beijing on October 27. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China extend law enforcement cooperation

The ministries of public security of Vietnam and China agreed to employ practical measures to promote their cooperation in law enforcement during the 4 th conference on bilateral cooperation in crime prevention and control in Beijing on October 27. Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang highlighted the development in collaboration between the two ministries since the third conference in Hanoi on October 2012, which has contributed to security and order in each country as well as bilateral comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China extend law enforcement co-operation

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NDO/VNA - The ministries of public security in both Vietnam and China agreed to employ practical measures to promote their co-operation in law enforcement during the 4th conference on bilateral co-operation in crime prevention and control in Beijing on October 27. Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang highlighted the development in collaboration between the two ministries since the third conference in Hanoi on October 2012, which has contributed to security and order in each country as well as bilateral comprehensive strategic co-operative partnership. Chinese Minister Guo Shengkun thanked the Vietnamese ministry for its close co-ordination in fighting against terrorism; drug and human trafficking; high-tech frauds;and organised and trans-national crimes, helping guarantee security and order − especially in border areas. At the conference, the two sides agreed that their collaboration has been continuously strengthened, proven by the perfection of co-operation … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China foster security co-operation

Vietnamese Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and Chinese Minister of Public Security Meng Jianzhu at their meeting in Beijing on Sunday.

(VOVworld) - Vietnamese Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang met with Meng Jianzhu, head of the Chinese Communist Party's Commission on Politics and Law, in Beijing on Sunday to discuss security co-operation. General Quang said Vietnam treasures its traditional friendship and co-operation with China and he hopes their co-operation will continue to develop. Meng said China always wants to strengthen friendship and co-operative ties with Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Vietnam, China foster public security cooperation

(VOV) - Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang led a Vietnamese delegation to visit China on October 26 at the invitation of Chinese counterpart Guo Shengkun . As scheduled, General Quang will co-chair the 4th bilateral conference on cooperation in crime prevention and fighting between the two public security ministries. The conference will review the situation and assess results of cooperative efforts in crime prevention and fighting and order and security maintenance. The two sides will also agree on cooperative orientations from now to 2016 and the following years. … [Read more...]

The National Assembly deputies discuss anti-crime measures

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Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang (VOVworld) - Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang delivered a report on anti-crime to the National Assembly on Saturday. Heads of the Supreme People's Court, Supreme People's Procuracy and Minister of Justice then presented their work reports. Deputies mostly agreed on the reports and continued to discuss anti-crime measures in the afternoon. … [Read more...]

UN convention against torture submitted to NA for ratification

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Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang on Thursday proposed that the National Assembly ratify the United Nations (UN) Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT). The proposal was made in his statement delivered to the ongoing 8th session of the National Assembly on Thursday. The CAT has been approved by the UN General Assembly in 1984 and 155 states have ratified the convention so far. Ten countries, including Vietnam, have signed the CAT but not yet ratified it. Following the president's statement, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, authorized by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan dung, delivered a report to the NA on a number of issues related to the ratification of the CAT. The CAT is an international treaty of the UN on human rights, so Vietnam, as a UN member, should ratify it, the minister said. However, Vietnam will not directly apply a number of the regulations of the CAT, he added. Vietnam will not consider the … [Read more...]

NA hears reports on ratifying UN conventions, discusses draft bill

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A deputy from Vinh Phuc province speaks at the session. NDO - Reports on ratifying two UN conventions and the draft revised Law on Social Insurance were tabled during the ongoing 8th session of the 13th National Assembly on October 23. President Truong Tan Sang delivered reports on ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The NA then heard a report on several matters related to the ratification by Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, and another on examination of the ratification by Chairman of the NA's Committee for External Relations (NACER), Tran Van Hang. One hundred and fifty eight countries signed the CRPD and 141 ratified it by March. Among ASEAN member countries, eight nations ratified the convention while Brunei and Vietnam signed but did not ratify it. The ratification of the CRPD would demonstrate Vietnam's strong political commitment to protecting and promoting the interests of … [Read more...]

State and NA leaders receive int’l guests

State President Truong Tan Sang (R) and Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares, Ha Noi, October 21, 2014 - Photo: VNA

VGP - State President Truong Tan Sang on October 21 warmly welcomed Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares, while National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung received US Trade Representative Michael Froman. State President Sang emphasized that the Angolan guest's visit would positively promote the traditional friendship between the two countries and hailed his working results with the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security. … [Read more...]

President Sang greets Angola’s Interior Minister

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang has suggested Vietnam and Angola should expand cooperation in various fields including economics, trade, and investment, and organize an intergovernmental committee meeting soon. At a reception for Angola's Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares in Hanoi on October 21, President Sang described his visit as a contribution to deepening the inherent traditional friendship between the two countries and welcomed the working results with Vietnam Ministry of Public Security. … [Read more...]

President Sang greets Angolan Interior Minister

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang has suggested Vietnam and Angola should expand cooperation in various fields including economics, trade, and investment, and organize an intergovernmental committee meeting soon. At a reception for Angolan Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares in Hanoi on October 21, President Sang described his visit as a contribution to deepening the inherent traditional friendship between the two countries and welcomed the working results with Vietnam Ministry of Public Security. … [Read more...]

President Truong Tan Sang receives Angola’s Interior Minister

Minister Tavares and Minister Tran Dai Quang signed cooperative agreements in security training. Photo: VGP

(VOVworld) - President Truong Tan Sang received late on Tuesday Angola's Interior Minister Angelo de Barros Tavares who is on a visit to Vietnam. At the reception, Minister Tavares briefed President Sang of the results of his meeting with Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, in which both sides shared experiences in security training activities as well as devised bilateral cooperation strategy in the long run. President Sang said that both countries should expand cooperation in various fields including economics, trade, and investment, and promptly organize an intergovernmental committee meeting. Sang expressed his hope that both countries will continue to support each other on international forums, asking the Angola's government to create favorable for Vietnamese people living in Angola. He wished Angola success in its reconstruction and development in the future. … [Read more...]

Achievements and challenges of Hanoi over the past 60 years

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The Hanoitimes - Hanoi City's Party Committee, People's Committee and Fatherland Front held a science seminar on " 60 years since Liberation Day - achievements, opportunities, challenges and development" on October 3rd. Attending the conference were Chairman of Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, Nguyen Thien Nhan, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Party Secretary Pham Quang Nghi, comrades of Party Committee and more than 300 scientists, leaders of scientific research agencies and representatives of 5 international organizations closely linked with Hanoi. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi said that in Hanoi these days when residents are excited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Capital's Liberation Day (10/10/1954 - 10/10 / 2014), the workshop titled "60 years since liberation Day- achievements, opportunities, challenges and development" is one of significant activities an opportunity to look back the … [Read more...]

Pleiku Airport in Central Highlands upgraded

The groundbreaking ceremony of the project to upgrade the Pleiku Airport in Central Highland province of Gia Lai - Photo: VGP

VGP - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, and Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang on September 28 attended a ceremony to kick off the upgrade of Pleiku Airport in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. The Airports Corporation of Viet Nam (ACV) was the chief investor of the VND 945 billion project. … [Read more...]