Binh Thuan man compensated with VND10 billion for wrongful conviction

Binh Thuan man compensated with VND10 billion for wrongful conviction

NDO—Huynh Van Nen, who was wrongly sentenced to life imprisonment, has accepted compensation to the tune of VND10 billion (US$440,000) from a court in the central province of Binh Thuan. (23 hours ago)


Yen Bai shooting caused by discontent over personnel assignment

  Dec 27, 2016
NDO - Police have concluded that the reason behind a shooting in the northern province of Yen Bai that killed two of its top leaders was due to personal discontent over personnel assignment. 

Man arrested for allegedly spreading banknote change rumour

  Dec 16, 2016
NDO - A 34-year-old man named Nguyen Xuan Long in the southern province of Dong Nai has been arrested for allegedly spreading false information that the Vietnamese government was planning to change banknotes. 

Need for transgender law emphasised at Hanoi forum

  Dec 14, 2016
NDO/VNA—An official from the Justice Ministry has underlined the need to issue a law on transgender issues to ensure the right to gender re-identification, which is enshrined in the 2015 Civil Code. 

Presidential Office announces three new laws

  Dec 12, 2016
NDO—The Presidential Office announced three laws freshly adopted at the fourteenth National Assembly’s second session last month at a press conference in Hanoi on December 12. 

Deputy PM urges further efforts to fight smuggling and trade fraud during Tet

  Dec 02, 2016
NDO - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has recently asked all ministries, ministry-level agencies, Government bodies and provincial People’s Committees to exert greater efforts to combat smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods for the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, which will occur next month. 

Thai Nguyen detention camp frees nearly 97 prisoners

  Dec 01, 2016
NDO - As many as 90 domestic and foreign inmates at the Phu Son 4 detention camp in the northern province of Thai Nguyen were freed on December 1 under the President’s Amnesty Decision.  

Vietnam pardons over 4,000 inmates, including 14 foreign nationals

  Nov 30, 2016
NDO—The Presidential Office announced on November 30 the president’s decision to grant amnesty to over 4,000 inmates who have shown good behaviour at correctional facilities. 

Students raise voices on sexual violence against women and girls

  Nov 23, 2016
NDO—Stories and opinions from students on sexual violence against women and girls were shared at a discussion at Hanoi University on November 23 on the implementation the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in Vietnam. 

Vietnam and Cambodia agree to reinforce drugs fight

  Nov 22, 2016
NDO—Vietnam’s General Police Department, in coordination with Cambodia’s Drug Prevention and Combat National Committee, organised a conference in Ho Chi Minh City on November 22 to evaluate the results of a coordination programme, as well as to exchange experience and information and discuss solutions to enhance the fight against cross-border drug trafficking.  

50 press agencies fined for publishing false information on fish sauce with excessive amounts of arsenic

  Nov 21, 2016
NDO—The Ministry of Information and Communications said on November 21 that it has decided to fine 50 press agencies for publishing false information on fish sauce with excessive amounts of arsenic. 

Government announces action plan for 2016-2021 term

  Nov 19, 2016
NDO—The Government for the new term has issued Resolution No. 100/NQ-CP, dated November 18, on publicising its programme for the next five years.  

Home affairs minister admits flaws in personnel work

  Nov 17, 2016
NDO/VNA—Minister of Home Affairs Le Vinh Tan took the floor at the question-and-answer session of the fourteenth National Assembly’s second session in Hanoi on November 16, clarifying issues of public concern regarding personnel work. 

Three prosecuted over deadly Hanoi karaoke bar fire

  Nov 12, 2016
NDO—Criminal charges have been filed against three persons for violating fire safety rules, which led to thirteen deaths in a karaoke bar fire that broke out in Hanoi’s district of Cau Giay in early November. 

Perfecting institutions to avert corruption

  Nov 03, 2016
NDO—National Assembly (NA) deputies at the ongoing second session of the Fourteenth NA have taken time to discuss a report on actions by the Government in 2016 to prevent and combat corruption amidst rising concern over the severity and prevalence of crime in a range of sectors due to a lack of effective measures to prevent and gradually reverse corruption.