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...]

Central Highlands investment and social welfare promotion conference

Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, spoke at the event (Photo: cand.com.vn)

(VOVworld) - The State Bank of Vietnam and the central highlands steering committee held the 3rd conference to promote local investment and social welfare services in Da Lat city on Sunday. More than 500 delegates from ministries, banks, business community and investors participated at the event. Head of the Central Highlands Steering Committee, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, called for more solutions to address difficulties facing ongoing investment projects: "To ensure sustainable development and turn Central Highlands into an economic dynamic region, besides Party and State’s supportive policies, there should be investment connectivity between ministries, business communities at home and abroad. This event will help participants understand more about investment potential and strengths of the Central Highlands. " … [Read more...]

Police prosecute two rhino horn smugglers

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The central Nghe An Province Police prosecuted two rhino horn traffickers yesterday for violating rare animal protection regulations in the country's Criminal Code, Vnexpress reported. Earlier, on Saturday, Nghe An province's police caught the two men, Le Thanh Trung (32) from Ha Noi and Doan Duy Dinh (32) from Thanh Hoa province, with 31 rhino horns. They were arrested right after they left a railway station in the province, carrying rhino horns weighing 37 kilos in bags. Dinh told the investigation agency that he was paid VND40 million ($1,800) to transport the horns from southern Ho Chi Minh City to Nghe An province, and he asked Trung to join his journey to Nghe An province. The police are trying to track the ring leader of rhino horn smugglers. Meanwhile, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang yesterday asked the police to conduct more investigations to trace everyone involved in the case and to ensure stricter punishments as well as unearth more such cases. He also … [Read more...]

Funeral service held for pilots who died on training

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Ships searching for the two pilots (Source: VNA) A funeral service was organised in Ho Chi Minh City on May 3 for the two military pilots, who died after their fighter planes crashed in a training session over the waters of Binh Thuan province two weeks ago. State President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, permanent member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat Le Hong Anh, President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan, Defence Minister Phung Quang Thanh and Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang sent wreaths to show their respect for the deceased. The two Su-22 jets of Air Division 370 lost contact just a few hours after they took off from Thanh Son Military Airport in Binh Thuan for a training session on April 16. The body of Deputy Commander of Regiment 937 Le Van Nghia was recovered along with parts of the fallen Su-22 jet, number 5857, in the waters off Binh Thuan’s Phu Quy Island on April 28. On May 1, … [Read more...]

Last rehearsal for upcoming national reunification anniversary

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PANO - The last general rehearsal for the 40th anniversary of South Liberation and National Reunification (April 30th 1975) was held on April 26th in Ho Chi Minh City. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the National Organizing Board for big events in the 2014-2015 period; Minister of National Defence, General Phung Quang Thanh; Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Le Thanh Hai and delegates from central and local agencies attended the rehearsal. On the agenda were an art program, speeches by representatives of the war veterans and young generation, parade of the army and police forces, fatherland front, mass organizations, intellects and artists, and cyclists participating in the 27th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament. According to the organizing board, all contents were performed as planned with absolute safety. Below are some images of the general … [Read more...]

Celebrations of the 40th southern liberation, national reunification

Le Hong Anh, Politburo member and Standing Member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat addresses the meeting in Ca Mau- Photo:baotintuc.vn

(VOVworld)- Ca Mau province on Monday held a meeting to mark the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification. In his address, Le Hong Anh, Politburo member and Standing Member of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat expressed his belief that Ca Mau province would uphold its tradition to boost local sustainable development. On the same day, a meeting to mark the occasion took place in An Giang province. Attending the event, Dinh The Huynh, Politburo member, Secretary of the Party Central Committee and Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Communications and Education urged An Giang’s authorities and people to exert further efforts towards sustainable growth. Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang also attended a similar meeting in Dong Thap province. … [Read more...]

City holds 40th Reunification Day parade rehearsal

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Manh Tung From 4 a.m. on April 26 morning, all the streets leading to the city downtown where the rehearsal took place were blocked. Participating in the rehearsal were the armed forces, militia, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, veterans, former youth volunteers, farmers, workers, youth, intellectuals and businessmen. Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and senior leaders of the Communist Party and the Sate are expected to attend the ceremony on April 30 while Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will deliver a speech at the event. Present at the rehearsal were Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Minister of Defense Phung Quang Thanh, Minister of Public Security Tran Dai Quang and HCMC Party chief Le Thanh Hai. … [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...]