Military personnel carry Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto to a helicopter to be medevaced after he was attacked in Pandeglang, Banten on October 10. (Photo: AFP) Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian military has taken disciplinary action against three of its members after their spouses raised doubt on social media over attack on October 10 in Banten on Chief Security Minister Wiranto by an Islamic militant. Chief of staff of the Indonesian Army Gen. Andika Perkasa said on October 11 that Col. Hendi Suhendi, who headed the Kendari Military District Command in Southeast Sulawesi, and Sgt. Z. of the Horse Calvalry Batalion in Bandung, West Java, had been demoted and would be detained for 14 days by the Military Police. He added that their wives would be reported to police for violating the Electronic Information and Transactions Law. The same time, the Indonesian Force posted an announcement on its official website stating that it had removed Chief … [Read more...] about Indonesians demoted after wives post comments on minister attack
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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. The latest report issued by social media marketing firm We are Social showed that roughly 55 million Vietnamese people (57 percent) use social media. (Photo: VNA) He said at a meeting on November 6 that the ministry has plans to prevent the spread of negative content on the internet and social media. The MIC would also create favourable conditions for the development of the country’s digital content ecosystem, fulfilling the target that users of social media platforms developed by Vietnamese companies account for 50 per cent of the total social media users by 2020, he said. The minister requested agencies and enterprises under his leadership to include expenses for information technology in their State budget estimations … [Read more...] about Social network ethics code complete: Minister
Prime Minister Hun Sen and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc display the agreement reached (Source: https://www.khmertimeskh.com) Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodian media have published articles highlighting Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen’s visit to Vietnam from October 4-5 and the full text of the joint statement issued during the visit. Newspapers of Cambodia emphasised that Vietnam held a warm and friendly welcome for PM Hun Sen, affirming that his Vietnam visit aims to consolidate and further strengthen cooperation in all fields between the two countries. In its article titled “PM: Border treaties set to ensure peace, development”, the Phnom Penh Post quoted PM Hun Sen as hailing the agreements signed in Hanoi on October 5 as further steps towards totally solving the border issues and ensuring peace and development along the Cambodia -Vietnam border for generations to come. It also cited Kin Phea, the director of the International … [Read more...] about Cambodian media spotlight PM Hun Sen’s visit to Vietnam
Nguyen The Tan, CEO of VCCorp In the last three years, three Vietnam’s social networks started with funding commitments from investors. In June 2019, Hahalolo, a social network believed to be the first developed by Vietnamese, integrates social network, online tourism services and e-commerce. Like other big social networks, Hahalolo has functions allowing users to make friends, and chat online without limitations in space and time. Hahalolo users can interact through the features of posting, commenting, sharing and expressing emotions. Hahalolo also integrates online travel and e-commerce service models, which helps it be a bridge which links travel enthusiasts, and link with travel service providers, retailers with customers. In July, another social network, Gapo, made its debut. At a press conference to introduce Gapo, Gap Technology, the developer, received commitment from G-Capital to invest VND500 billion. The amount of money would be used in the first phase of … [Read more...] about How will Vietnam’s social networks compete?
Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (R) welcomes his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN in Hanoi in September 2018 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The official visit to Vietnam by Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith from October 1 to 3 is set to give a further boost to the two countries’ traditional friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation. Closely-knit relations Vietnam and Laos boast a long-standing special solidarity and faithful relationship nurtured by late Presidents Ho Chi Minh, Kaysone Phomvihane and Souphanouvong, and generations of the two countries’ leaders and peoples. Over the past years, the two sides have been unceasingly consolidating and developing the great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation between the two Parties, States and peoples, considering these as important factors of the success of each country’s national development and … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Laos relations of special solidarity post substantive progress