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Trinh Xuan Thanh gets life sentence
Tuesday,  Feb 6,2018,23:17 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The Hanoi People’s Court on February 5 sentenced former PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC) chairman Trinh Xuan Thanh to life imprisonment for misappropriation at Petrovietnam Power Land JSC (PVP Land), the second life sentence for the former PVC executives this year.
More Danang officials get disciplined
Tuesday,  Feb 6,2018,17:32 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The inspection division of the Danang City Party Committee has considered disciplinary measures against four officials with serious violations, Tien Phong newspaper reported.
Vietnam U23 team meet with city fans
Monday,  Feb 5,2018,21:27 (GMT+7)
Thousands of football fans in HCMC on February 4 rushed to Thong Nhat Stadium in District 10 to interact with members of the Vietnam U23 football team who had won the hearts of millions of Vietnamese people for their strong fighting spirit at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship.
A master plan for festivals – why not?
Monday,  Feb 5,2018,21:24 (GMT+7)
It can be seen as a right move at a right time when the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism at a meeting last Friday clarified its viewpoint that festivals in the country will be reviewed, and solutions taken to correct or even root out those festivals deemed as unsuitable. A temporary solution, as stated by Deputy Minister Trinh Thi Thuy at the meeting, is that most bull-fighting festivals and those of similar nature nationwide - except for the Do Son Bull-Fighting Festival that has been recognized as national heritage– will not be allowed this year.
Former PVN executives in corruption case lodge appeals
Monday,  Feb 5,2018,18:31 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Over half of the defendants in the corruption case at Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC) have filed appeals for leniency.
Government determined to trim agencies by 10%
Thursday,  Feb 1,2018,18:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Government has issued a resolution on State apparatus reform with an aim to cut down the number of agencies and civil servants in 2021 by 10% compared to 2015, news website Vneconomy reports.
Former Quang Nam official faces disciplinary action
Monday,  Jan 29,2018,18:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission has requested the Committee’s Secretariat to take disciplinary action against Le Phuoc Thanh, former Party secretary of Quang Nam Province, for serious violations, Thanh Nien newspaper reported.  
Too appealing to leave
Sunday,  Jan 28,2018,21:08 (GMT+7)
The recent decisions by two major Japanese automakers – Toyota and Honda – to suspend auto shipments to Vietnam might have caught consumers by surprise. The rationale behind their move is the strict regulations provided in Government Decree 116.
First U.S. aircraft carrier expected to visit Vietnam in March
Friday,  Jan 26,2018,22:53 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense and the U.S. Department of Defense have asked their top leaders to approve the first visit to Vietnam by a U.S. aircraft carrier, which is expected to take place in March this year, said a news report by Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.
Vietnam, U.S. clinch MOU on dioxin cleanup at Bien Hoa airbase
Friday,  Jan 26,2018,00:05 (GMT+7)
HCMC - The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) on January 23 signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Military Science Department under Vietnam’s Ministry of National Defense to kickstart the process of dioxin contamination remediation at Bien Hoa airbase area, the largest remaining hotspot with high level of dioxin contamination in Vietnam.
Dinh La Thang ineligible for bail
Thursday,  Jan 25,2018,18:30 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Hanoi People’s Court has rejected a proposal to temporarily release Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), said judge Truong Viet Toan, deputy head of the Hanoi Criminal Court.
Illegal fishing in foreign waters faces tough sanctions
Wednesday,  Jan 24,2018,18:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked coastal cities and provinces to direct law enforcement agencies to impose harsh penalties on individuals and organizations conducting illegal fishing activities in waters of other countries, according to news website Tin Tuc.
Party chief urges stronger fight against corruption
Wednesday,  Jan 24,2018,18:34 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam’s Party chief has called for the building of mechanisms for socio-economic management and corruption prevention to make positive changes in anti-corruption efforts, and remove corrupt officials from office, firstly at anti-corruption agencies.
Former VNCB chairman faces another heavy jail term
Tuesday,  Jan 23,2018,23:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The prosecution of HCMC on January 22 proposed sentencing Pham Cong Danh, former chairman of Vietnam Construction Bank (VNCB), to 20 years in jail for his alleged violations that caused losses of VND6 trillion (US$264.1 million), Tuoi Tre newspaper reports.
Dinh La Thang gets 13-year jail term
Tuesday,  Jan 23,2018,22:59 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Hanoi People’s Court yesterday sentenced former Vietnam Oil and Gas Group chairman Dinh La Thang to 13 years in jail and former PetroVietnam Construction Corporation chairman Trinh Xuan Thanh to life imprisonment.
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