The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City handed down jail sentences of between 8-15 years to five men for “attempting to overthrow the people’s administration” under Article 79 of the Penal Code at a first-instance trial held on October 5.
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue held a ceremony on September 20 to confer the noble State-given title of “Heroic Vietnamese Mother” to 21 women whose husbands and children laid down their lives in the struggle for national liberation and protection.
The Hanoi People’s Court on August 28 opened a trial of four former senior members of the Petrovietnam Petrochemical and Textile Fiber JSC (PVTEX) for the charge of “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequences”.
The Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on July 25 held a teleconference to discuss the implementation of the Law on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears, and review 5 years implementing the Ordinance on Management and Use of Weapons, Explosives and Combat Gears. Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Son chaired the teleconference.
Provinces and cities nationwide have stepped up inspections to stop coach and truck drivers from drinking alcohol or using drugs.
Police on January 20 launched criminal proceedings against Dinh La Thang, former Chairman of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), for his suspected violations regarding the Petrochemical and Bio-Fuel JSC – a subsidiary of this group.
Vietnam needed to improve its legal framework on child labor, especially regulations on minors working in informal sectors, experts recommended.
Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has urged the National Committee for Traffic Safety along with the Ministries of Transport and Public Security to exert all efforts to reduce traffic accidents during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) which lasts from February 2-10 this year.
More than 2.3 million needy people have received aid totalling over 3.8 trillion VND (163.3 million USD) over the last 11 years under a campaign that promotes each organisation and individual’s committed support for one disadvantaged people.
Four former executives of Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical JSC (BSR) will be brought to trial on January 21 for the charge of “abusing position and power to appropriate assets”, according to the Hanoi People’s Court.
Ho Chi Minh City’s police have discovered an illegal surrogacy network.
The People’s Court of Buon Ho town in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on November 30 sentenced Huynh Thuc Vy, 33, to 2 years and 9 months in prison for insulting the national flag following Article 276 of the 1999 Penal Code (revised in 2009).
The People’s Procuracy of the northern province of Phu Tho announced the arraignments on November 21 for the main defendants involved in a major online gambling ring.
The Vietnam Association for the Protection of Children’s Rights (VACR) will hold its third congress in Hanoi on November 17-18.
In a bid to create a healthy networking atmosphere in the country, the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has completed a code of conduct on social networks for internet service providers and users, said Minister Nguyen Manh Hung.
Twenty-seven construction works that were illegally built on protective forest land in Hanoi city’s Soc Son district over the past two years must be dismantled by December.
Hanoi authorities have ordered a comprehensive inspection on the use and management of protection forest in Minh Phu and Minh Tri communes in Soc Son district to tackle long-standing violations.
Police of the central province of Quang Binh recently seized 308.6kg of crystal meth, the largest single amount confiscated in the province so far.
Officials of the central province of Quang Binh and the Lao province of Savannakhet on October 12 agreed to promote cooperation in trade, investment, and tourism, as well as to work closely in educating the two countries’ peoples on their bilateral friendship and special solidarity.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment launched a campaign on October 12, calling for joint efforts in plastic waste prevention nationwide, in response to the 2018 “Make the world cleaner” campaign.