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Let’s be prepared for the worst
Monday,  May 21,2018,15:41 (GMT+7)
Early-season downpours in the past few days have inundated vast swathes of residential areas in HCMC, with scores if not hundreds of streets submerged in waist-deep water. Damages caused to the people are not documented, but public outcries over the grievances are deafening.
Govt: Chinese tourists’ wearing nine-dash line T-shirts an organized act
Monday,  May 21,2018,15:38 (GMT+7)
HCMC – That Chinese tourists wore T-shirts emblazoned with the Chinese map having the nine-dash line at Cam Ranh International Airport last week was an organized act, Minister Mai Tien Dung, head of the Government Office, told the local media.
MIC’s Party committee under inspection
Monday,  May 21,2018,15:36 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Inspectors of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee announced on May 19 to conduct a probe of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), according to the Vietnam News Agency.
Dinh La Thang’s 13-year sentence upheld
Tuesday,  May 15,2018,20:35 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The appeals court in Hanoi decided on May 14 to uphold a jail sentence of 13 years handed down on Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), news site VnExpress reports.
Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts with Ox’s tongue line enter Vietnam
Tuesday,  May 15,2018,20:34 (GMT+7)
HCMC – A group of Chinese tourists wearing T-shirts printed with the Chinese map having an Ox’s tongue line, or a nine-dash line, was recently intercepted after entry at Cam Ranh International Airport and requested to change their T-shirts.
Party chief: Wages must be the main source of income
Monday,  May 14,2018,22:45 (GMT+7)
HANOI – Wages must become the main source of income and be enough for earners and their families, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong stressed the view at the Party Central Committee’s seventh plenary session last week. 
Dinh La Thang petitions for verdict to be altered
Monday,  May 14,2018,22:45 (GMT+7)
HCMC - In his final words at the court hearing on May 11, Dinh La Thang, former chairman of Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PVN), said the verdict against him should be altered to dereliction of duty causing serious consequences, instead of deliberately violating State regulations, news site Dan Tri reports. The former count, if convicted, carries a lighter sentence.
High time to restructure State payroll
Monday,  May 14,2018,22:44 (GMT+7)
The 7th Party Plenum that wrapped up in Hanoi on May 12 has endorsed an important resolution on wage reform with an aim to make the State payroll more transparent. Key points in the new resolution include incorporating allowances and other financial benefits into formal wagesfor public servants, and gradually changing their income to approach the market level. In other words, employees in the public sector will see their wages increase.
U.S. agency helps Vietnam fight wildlife trafficking
Monday,  May 14,2018,22:28 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has offered Vietnam a grant of US$10 million for a project to prevent wildlife trafficking, Tien Phong Online reports.
Dung Quat oil refinery operator’s boss detained in graft crackdown
Friday,  May 11,2018,21:01 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Investigators at the Ministry of Public Security on May 10 detained the chairman and the chief accountant of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co Ltd (BSR), the operator of the Dung Quat Oil Refinery, on alleged charges of abuse of power for appropriation.
Dinh La Thang’s sentence likely upheld
Friday,  May 11,2018,21:00 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The prosecution in Hanoi has proposed commuting the sentences of seven of 14 defendants at the appeals hearing of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PVN) case but upholding the sentence handed down on Dinh La Thang.
Dinh La Thang expelled from Party
Thursday,  May 10,2018,23:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Party Central Committee (PCC) on May 9 expelled Dinh La Thang, member of the PCC and head of the PCC Economic Commission, from the Party over his violations of regulations, local media reports.
Party has new inspection chief
Thursday,  May 10,2018,23:50 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Party Central Committee (PCC) on May 9 elected Tran Cam Tu, standing deputy head of the PCC Inspection Commission, as head of the commission, replacing Tran Quoc Vuong.
Vietnam concerned about China’s missile systems in East Sea
Thursday,  May 10,2018,00:12 (GMT+7)
HCMC – Vietnam has sufficient legal and historical evidence of its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, said Le Thi Thu Hang, spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Phan Thi My Thanh dismissed from all Party posts
Monday,  May 7,2018,22:57 (GMT+7)
HCMC – The Party Secretariat has removed Phan Thi My Thanh, deputy secretary of Dong Nai Province’s Party Committee, from all Party posts for her serious wrongdoing.
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