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Thursday,  Jan 17, 2019,21:38 (GMT+7)
Every day, over 50 traffic accidents occur nationwide. Every day, some 22 are killed and nearly 40 injured on the road, besides huge material damages and medical costs. Still, little has been done to contain the tragedy inflicted on society.
Thursday,  Jan 10, 2019,22:01 (GMT+7)
A big problem in State administration has now been singled out.
Thursday,  Jan 3, 2019,20:48 (GMT+7)
It is not just the discord between the plaintiff and the defendant in a lawsuit. The verdict by the HCMC People’s Court last Friday, ordering the ride-hailing firm Grab to pay VND4.8 billion as compensation to the traditional taxi firm Vinasun for extracontractual damages, has opened a rift in society, with proponents hailing the ruling as an effort to restore order and justice in the transport sector, and opponents seeing it as a setback for the country’s hi-tech embrace. The 18-month legal battle between Vinasun and Grab can hardly been settled with the verdict.
Thursday,  Dec 27, 2018,20:50 (GMT+7)
It may have gone almost unnoticed, when grassroots authorities in a hinterland area announced last week that from now on, H’mong ethnic people in Pa Co Commune in Hoa Binh Province’s Mai Chau District will forgo their traditional New Year celebrations and enjoy the Lunar New Year or Tet with Kinh people. The move, though limited to just a few villages in the region, looks like a coercive marriage that should ring an alarm bell.
Thursday,  Dec 20, 2018,19:59 (GMT+7)
Concerns about the learning environment have intensified given innumerable misdeeds by teachers lately, from babysitters brutally beating toddlers to teachers insulting students, or maltreating students causing severe bodily harm, and most recently a headmaster sexually abusing some of his students. Although such heart-ripping events do not depict the complete picture of the country’s education, the public trust has to some extent been shattered, and thus tough measures rather than lip service must be taken immediately to restore people’s confidence in schools as safe places for their kids.
Thursday,  Dec 13, 2018,19:56 (GMT+7)
Construction quality, for many State officials, is a matter of little concern and so is the people’s safety. The fatal accident that took place in the south-central province of Phu Yen this Monday speaks volumes about this irresponsibility.
Thursday,  Dec 6, 2018,19:47 (GMT+7)
For years on end, and across the country, the valuable money has been unproductive, despite repeated calls from top leaders to dredge the passage for the stagnant cash flow to move faster. To catch all by surprise, the idle funds are so huge, amounting to US$10 billion or so this year, despite ear-piercing complaints of capital shortages among localities, ministries and agencies. 
Thursday,  Nov 29, 2018,20:58 (GMT+7)
The harsh punishment by a teacher against a junior high-school student in the central province of Quang Binh has these days drawn ire from all walks of life, not only because of the bodily harm inflicted on the poor boy, but also because of how principles of education are trampled on.
Thursday,  Nov 22, 2018,21:22 (GMT+7)
All eyes are on the first-instance hearing taking place in the northern province of Phu Tho where two former police leaders are standing trial for allegedly facilitating and covering up a huge online gambling ring. Roughly VND10 trillion, or some US$430 million, was found to have flown through the ring as bets during more than two years between April 2015 – when the gambling portals were started – and May 2017 when the police scented the organized crime and later busted the ring. Behind the scenes, however, numerous legal loopholes have emerged that made it possible for the ring to go largely unchecked.
Thursday,  Nov 15, 2018,20:57 (GMT+7)
The grim reality has still persisted after a decade since the Government first initiated a scheme to develop the North-South high-speed railway in 2008: scarcity of resources. This time, preparations for this scheme have been made more prudent, as seen in a presentation organized this Monday by the Ministry of Transport, but numerous questions remain to be answered over how to pool tens of billions of U.S. dollars for the megaproject.
Thursday,  Nov 8, 2018,21:47 (GMT+7)
Objection has been far and wide following the ruling last Friday by the Thai Nguyen Province Court of Appeal, sentencing Le Ngoc Hoang to six years behind bars for violating traffic rules when crashing his container truck into an Innova car in 2016 that killed four. National Assembly deputies, experts, lawyers, and judges among others have criticized the court’s verdict, which they say shows incompetence and wrong invocation of the law that not only victimize an innocent citizen but also put public justice at risk.
Thursday,  Nov 1, 2018,21:29 (GMT+7)
The intention was right when the Ministry of Education put forth a draft circular with an aim to amend prevailing regulations governing behaviors of students at pedagogy schools nationwide. The draft, intended for public comment until November 26, retains key contents of previous rules, but a provision regarding punishments against students engaging in sex work has backfired, arousing widespread criticism and indignation in the society, as seen in local media. Upon such angry feedback, the ministry quickly withdrew the draft this Monday, citing flaws in the preparatory process.
Thursday,  Oct 25, 2018,21:20 (GMT+7)
Criticisms and skepticisms are overwhelming following a decision by Can Tho City’s government this week to slap a heavy fine on a resident for exchanging a US$100 bill at an unauthorized money changer although all related sides agree that the punishment is in strict compliance with prevailing regulations. Calls for amendments to the rule are surfacing like ripple effects across the society, as people from all walks of life are of a consensus that legal provisions contained therein are unenforceable. Simply put, it is wrong.
Thursday,  Oct 18, 2018,20:25 (GMT+7)
The upbeat mood has been high since Danang-Quang Ngai Expressway was opened to traffic last month, linking major economic centers in the central region, and giving a strong boost to transport as the expressway allows for a maximum speed of 120 kilometer per hour. Such optimism has however given way soon to worries as local media has cast doubt on the road construction quality. The road underwent a major repair this week, as numerous potholes have appeared.
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