A Vietnamese taxi driver accused an American woman of Vietnamese descendant of sexually harassing him on May 4 but oddly the latter had reported to local police that she was raped by another cabbie just a couple of days earlier. The accuser-turned-accused Pham Thi Thanh Ngoc, 40, is also the one who had lodged complaints to local police against a Vietnamese tabloid for what she called ostensible made-up stories last year that she raped many taxi drivers, one of whom was said to be forced to have sex with her over 30 times in two days. However, all of her accusations have been disproved by Vietnamese authorities eventually. Ngoc: I’m a rape victim The American woman told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on May 1 that she returned to Vietnam to meet a 31-year-old young man named N.Đ.T. living in the southern city of Vung Tau who proclaimed himself as a “poor kept man.” Ngoc said after having a vacation in Hanoi, she and the man in question flew to Ho Chi Minh City … [Read more...] about Vietnamese American’s rape accusation: Raping? Being raped? Or lies?
Minister Le Thanh Long (L) was welcomed by General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith (Photo: VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – A delegation of the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice led by Minister Le Thanh Long was received by General Secretary of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and President of Laos Bounnhang Vorachith and National Assembly Chairwoman Pany Yathotou on December 6. At the meeting with the top Lao leader, Long said that over the past five years, authorized agencies of Vietnam and Laos have worked hard together to implement an agreement signed between the two governments on the settlement of issues related to free migration and undocumented marriage in border areas. By November 14, 2019 when the deal expired, 1,452 out of 1,711 applications for Vietnamese nationality were approved, and the rest are being considered, he noted. Long said that the Vietnamese Ministry of Justice has always actively … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Ministry of Justice delegation on working visit to Laos
Each of the students will enjoy the opportunity of receiving the Honda YES Plus Award worth US$10,000 if they choose to study abroad in Japan. Alternatively, they could earn US$7,000 if they accept and participate in internships at universities, research institutes, laboratories, or companies throughout Japan for a period of between two and a half months to a year for a total of four years starting from the date on which they won the award. Upon successful completion of the internship period, if the candidate is able to return to Japan to study for a Master's and PhD degree, he or she will receive an additional US$3,000 for academic and research work. Le Huu Phuc, Deputy General Director of Honda Vietnam, said that with the desire to seek and develop young talent throughout the field of science and technology, since 2006, the Honda Foundation of Japan working in collaboration with Honda Vietnam and the Ministry of Science and Technology have jointly deployed the Honda YES award for … [Read more...] about Honda honours young Vietnamese engineers and scientists
The vessel’s visit to Japan aimed to strengthen solidarity, mutual understanding, and cooperation between the two countries’ coast guard forces in the spirit of their memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation signed in 2015. Ship CSB 8002 During a week-long stay, the Vietnamese coast guards carried out a number of external defense affairs programs such as visiting the JCG’s units, holding a joint search and rescue exercise, and sharing law enforcement experiences. In the time to come, the two forces will continue to organize experience sharing, delegation exchanges, bilateral conferences, and personnel training courses. The success of the CSB 8002’s visit to Japan will make contributions to heightening the bilateral friendship for peace, stability, security, safety and freedom of navigation, and the interests of each country. Translated by Van Hieu … [Read more...] about Vietnamese coast guard ship finishes Japan visit
At the ceremony Senior Lieutenant General Pham Ngoc Minh, Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, authorized by the State President, handed over the decision and assigned tasks to the officer at a ceremony held at the Ministry of National Defense Headquarters in Hanoi on April 20. Accordingly, Captain Nguyen Quoc Khanh is to serve as Intelligence Collection Staff Officer at the mission. This is a new position for Vietnamese officers who have been working for the UN peacekeeping operations. At the ceremony, Gen. Minh spoke highly of the task performance and preparation of the Vietnam Peacekeeping Centre to send competent officers to the UN missions. The general tasked Capt. Khanh and other Vietnamese officers, who serve in the UN missions, to thoroughly grasp and well implement the guideline for external affairs of the Party, State, and the VPA; strictly obey the UN regulations and the local laws; and accomplish assigned tasks with safety. Capt. Khanh is … [Read more...] about Vietnamese officer dispatched to MINUSCA