Legal aid centres important for protecting poor people's rights (29-05-2006) National Assembly delegate Phan Trung Ly, Deputy Director of the NA's Law Committee, spoke with Vietnam News Agency (VNA) about the Law on Legal Aid. Some experts have pointed to the necessity of improving people's awareness about laws and their intellectual standards for making legal aid more effective. What is your opinion? Improving the intellectual standards of people or their awareness on law is a general requirement. The goal of this law is to mainly provide free legal services to poor people when they need assistance on matters relating to laws. People have legal questions and problems but do not know how to handle them. They are also not aware of their rights and interests and how to protect their rights. According to the law, people can receive legal aid and assistance from these centres when required on legal procedures and steps to protect their interests. Many people are not aware of these centres. … [Read more...] about Legal aid centres important for protecting poor people’s rights
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by Suong Nguyet Minh With her rucksack on her back, my aunt May returned home from the front on uncle San's wedding day. The water in the Chau River was a dull red. Waves crashed violently onto the rubble that was formerly a bridge that had been bombed out by the US long ago. The sky was shrouded in darkness and filled with swirling white clouds. The water level in the river was getting higher and higher, and on that day, the water flowed swiftly. The people that were on the boat with the bride that day said: "The flood is coming from the upper reaches…" Uncle San got married to Thanh, a teacher from the Bai hamlet on the other side of the river. There were so many people in the wedding procession that Mai and her maternal grandfather had to take all of the guests across the river with several boat trips. The groom, uncle San, wore a white shirt with a nice tie and stood on the stern of the boat smiling. Whenever he smiled, his face lit up with his gleaming white teeth. He had … [Read more...] about People in Chau River watering place
CPV: "I see all people's legitimate expectation, affection and responsibility toward national development as well as party leadership and state management in over 20,000 questions," Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung stated in the online dialogue with people on February 9. Pham Thi Be: Subject: life, job and social policy The Mekong River Delta is considered to be a rice basket of Vietnam in particular and of the region in general, and the region also holds a high aquatic export rate of the whole country but the region is considered to be in a depression of education and economic development. During international integration, it is certain to meet various difficulties and needs particular attention from the government. Which strategies do you have to develop the Mekong River Delta? When I was a Deputy Premier cum head of the Vietnam Southwest Steering Committee, the Mekong delta contributed 19 percent to the GDP, over 50 percent to the food output of the whole country and 52 percent of … [Read more...] about PM Nguyen Tan Dung is holding online dialogue with people
South Korean expatriates in Vietnam hope that their home country will become a more prosperous nation where women's rights are much improved under the leadership of Park Geun Hye, the first female president in the nationa's history, who officially took office on February 24. Mandy Kim, a South Korean expat living in Ho Chi Minh City: Ms. Park was elected as a new president of South Korea, and this could be a big issue because she is the first WOMAN Korean president. She is also an exceptional person who is a daughter of a Korean ex-president, Mr. Park Jeong Hee. Historically, Mr. Park is a famous ex-president. Some Koreans judge his achievements, but some don't. In spite of harsh criticism, she was elected with South Korean's hope. She is involved in the party of power, so many people doubted her candidacy. All Koreans are watching her and expect her to work sincerely for South Korea's stability, economy, relationships with other countries, etc. We are the majority of the … [Read more...] about What do S. Korean expats expect from new president?
VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, tells the Vietnam News Agency that policies are in place to meet social security targets. What measures will MoLISA adopt to ensure the country's social security target? Government Resolution 2 issued on January 9, 2011 has listed some major measures to help ensure the country's socio-economic development plan can be achieved. I can say that all policies relating to social security, particularly the poverty reduction programme issued by the Government, have been well considered and funding for the implementation has been allocated. … [Read more...] about Poor to get electricity subsidies