- ASEAN leaders adopted the ASEAN Leaders' Vision Statement on A Cohensive and Responsive ASEAN at the end of the 36th ASEAN Summit on June 26.ASEAN LEADERS’ VISION STATEMENT ON A COHESIVE AND RESPONSIVE ASEAN: RISING ABOVE CHALLENGES AND SUSTAINING GROWTH RECALLING the need to strengthen existing bonds of regional solidarity to realise an ASEAN Community that is politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible in order to effectively respond to current and future challenges and opportunities as stipulated in the ASEAN Charter;REAFFIRMING the importance of building a peaceful, stable, rules-based, people-oriented, people-centred and resilient ASEAN Community with enhanced capacity to seize opportunities and respond effectively to challenges as stated in the ASEAN Community Vision 2025;NOTING with satisfaction the significant progress made in the realisation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 through the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security … [Read more...] about ASEAN Leaders’ Vision Statement on A Cohensive And Responsive ASEAN
Triggers exchanging parents angry reactions for gentle biblical responses
In a letter sent to some families dated June 30, VAS wrote: "During the school closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we, despite lots of efforts, have not been able to reach an agreement with some parents. The conflicts have badly affected the studying and teaching environment of our students and teachers." … [Read more...] about International school refuses students following parents’ protests
The dispute had begun when parents became unhappy that VAS did not reduce fees by much despite the fact that students stayed at home since the Lunar New Year holidays in late January due to the coronavirus pandemic, and there were only online classes between mid-February and mid-May. … [Read more...] about Parents in tuition wrangle with HCMC international school complain to authorities
People who study infectious diseases have been struggling to make sense of the political divide over masks and understand the public reaction to the health guidelines. "Some people don't wear masks because they say that they don't 'work' - quote, unquote," says David Aronoff, the director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. "There are other people who see masks as a violation of their rights." … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Why are Americans so angry about masks?
Some parents protested the tuition fees that international schools demanded for the social distancing period Vietnam Australia International School (VAS) in Ho Chi Minh City last week announced its tuition fees for the health crisis period. Fees have been waived for kindergarten level, while those for online classes of primary and secondary students will be cut by 70 per cent. No meals and student transportation due to social distancing means no charges for that period, even though VAS did attempt to charge for this previously. Now, parents only have to pay for their children’s actual time at schools. … [Read more...] about Payment requests for online teaching leave parents puzzled