Ahamove drivers protesting the company's policies in January Only several days ago, CEO Nguyen Vu Duc and the deputy CEO of Go-Viet also quit over uncertainties with their legal status and their relation to Go-Jek, as it is uncertain whether Go-Viet is an Indonesian company with Go-Jek as the parent company or whether Go-Jek is just an investor/shareholder. Similarly, Ahamove, the on-demand delivery startup developed by Scommerce, has replaced several senior leaders, letting go CEO Nguyen Xuan Truong among others who were disagreeing with the company’s strategy and development plan. Chief technology officer (CTO) Pham Huu Ngon will be the new CEO of Ahamove. Ngon is an IT engineer and rather well-known in tech startup circles. If in multi-national corporations the CFO (chief finance officer) is the person to usually succeed the CEO, it is reasonable for the CEO position to be ceded to the CTO at technology companies. Ahamove is a project of Scommerce Group founded by Luong Duy … [Read more...] about Ride-hailing and delivery companies lose ground to Grab
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If you are a young person from the north-central Vietnamese provinces of Nghe An and Ha Tinh, the potentially lethal dangers of journeying thousands of miles and being illegally smuggled across borders by international trafficking networks seem like a small price to pay for the reward of little more than the opportunity to work. H.T.L., a young Vietnamese man from Ha Tinh who has spent the last five years illegally working in the UK, shared his own harrowing migration journey to what many Vietnamese consider ‘the promised land’ with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, in the hope of shedding light on the dangers that lie ahead for his rural Vietnamese countrymen who are looking outside their native borders for hope and opportunity. A journey to hell L.’s 2015 journey to the UK began in the same fashion as most migrants from Nghe An and Ha Tinh – with both intermediate and extended families draining their savings and pawning their assets to raise … [Read more...] about Vietnamese man shares grim journey to UK in search of better life
Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg said the world "can't afford any more days without real action being taken". (Photo: AFP/Pierre-Philippe Marcou) "The current world leaders are betraying us and we will not let that happen anymore," the 16-year-old Thunberg said in a fiery speech at the end of the march. "We say 'that's enough". And change is coming, whether you like it or not because we have no other choice," she said. Thunberg, who has become famous for galvanising a generation of youngsters to fight for the environment, was forced to abandon the rally shortly after it began because she was mobbed by supporters and the media. "We would love some action by people in power because people are suffering and dying due to the climate and ecological emergency and we can't wait any longer," she told a news conference before the start of the rally. The march took place in Madrid on the sidelines of the 12-day UN climate conference, which the Chilean capital Santiago had been due to … [Read more...] about Thunberg urges climate action because ‘people are dying’
A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Police in Cau Giay District in Hanoi on Friday announced the conclusion of an investigation into the death of a first-grader who was locked inside a school bus for nine hours in early August, with prosecution proposed for three suspects. The police suggested the district People’s Procuracy launch prosecution against Nguyen Bich Quy, 55, and Doan Quy Phien, 53, for committing “involuntary manslaughter” and Nguyen Thi Thuy, 29, for “neglecting responsibility, causing serious consequences." The result of the police investigation shows that Quy and Phien, who were the supervisor and driver, respectively, of a school bus contracted by the Gateway School in Cau Giay District to transport its students, started picking up 13 Gateway students on a 16-seater van at 6:00 am on August 6. Of the 13 students, Le Hoang Long, 6, got on the school bus from his house at the Trung Yen Plaza apartment on Trung Hoa Street in the namesake district at around 7:00 am. The boy … [Read more...] about Police conclude investigation into death of boy locked in school bus in Hanoi