The Nha Trang People’s Court found Hai, 57, head of the Tran Vu Hai Attorney Office, and his wife Ngo Tuyet Phuong, director of Hanoi Law Co., Ltd., guilty of abetting tax evasion that caused losses of VND280 million ($12,100) to the state budget. The court on Friday ruled that the lawyer couple were aware of tax evasion by two other defendants in the case, but signed contracts and related papers to cover up the illegal act. Hai and his wife were sentenced to 12 months of non-custodial reform, and fined VND20 million ($864) each. Nguyen Thi Hanh, 47, and her half-brother Ngo Van Lam, 37, both residents of Nha Trang Town, a famous beach destination in central Khanh Hoa Province, were found to the principal and accomplice that engaged in the tax evasion. While Hanh was the mastermind, Lam had signed papers and carried out procedures related to transferring real estate to evade personal income tax, the judges found. Both were sentenced to 18-months of non-custodial reform and fined … [Read more...] about Well-known lawyer couple found guilty of abetting tax evasion
Some say Vietnamese culture must be respected, while others say calling students by English names is no big deal An official statement from an education department leader in Ho Chi Minh City, who said giving students English names during language classes is “against Vietnam’s traditional education,” has sparked fresh debate among Tuoi Tre News readers. Unlike the controversial rule to ban audiovisual tools from English teaching in citywide primary schools, the ‘name issue’ is winning support from English teachers, native and local. Vietnamese don’t need English names Commenting on Tuoi Tre News’ Facebook Page, Michael David Kemp said he agrees “100 percent” with the idea that students not be called by anything other than their Vietnamese names. “Vietnamese names mean something and have a meaning behind them,” he wrote. “I always try to learn [how to say] my students Vietnamese names.” … [Read more...] about Phuc or Fuchsia? Should Vietnamese students have Western names in English classes?