With the ‘sidewalk reclamation’ campaign continuing in District 1 and several other neighborhoods of Ho Chi Minh City, chances are that if your motorbike or car is parked outside a café or an eatery, it will be slapped with a ticket. But who will pay the fine? With the ‘sidewalk reclamation’ campaign continuing in District 1 and several other neighborhoods of Ho Chi Minh City, chances are that if your motorbike or car is parked outside a café or an eatery, it will be slapped with a ticket. But who will pay the fine? It is common practice in Vietnam for customers to leave their vehicles outside a service venue, usually parked on the pavement. Some venues have attendants to look after their customers’ vehicles, but some do not. Suppose members of the ‘sidewalk clearing’ team arrive to check the street where your motorbike is parked, while you are enjoying coffee inside. How will the law deal with this violation? According to … [Read more...] about Who pays for parking fines in Vietnam? You or the café owner?
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It takes full-time students time and effort to study for a college degree but that is not the case for their in-service counterparts. A Vietnamese educator said at a conference last week that many in-service students take their teachers to karaoke, discos, and other drinking places in return for preferential treatment in their studies. Nguyen Cao Dat, vice president of Mekong University in the southern province of Vinh Long, said that he has seen many such students invite their lecturers to discos, places usually associated with drugs and prostitution. "Social evils of all kinds are ubiquitous there," Dat said. Some even took their teachers to karaoke where they engaged in "golden hand contests," shorthand for sexual services whereby guests are allowed to caress waitresses while singing, he revealed. Others paid for drinking parties with the lecturers, the educator added. Dat said that lecturers are willing to give their students questions ahead of exams and then passing … [Read more...] about Students pay for karaoke, disco parties for passing grades
US President Barack Obama signaled Monday he would pay for his $447 billion dollar jobs plan by raising taxes on the rich and energy corporations and demanded that Congress pass it right away. But Obama, by deciding to finance the bill by ending tax breaks for oil and gas firms and individuals earning over $200,000, set up a new showdown with his political foes -- who have already rejected such methods in the past. The president, who has promised to fight for the bill in every corner of the country, gathered firefighters and teachers who he said would be helped by the bill on Monday in the White House Rose Garden. "This is a bill that will put people back to work all across the country. This is a bill that will help our economy in a moment of national crisis," Obama said. "This is a bill that Congress needs to pass. No games. No politics. No delays." The White House later unveiled Obama's plans for paying for the legislation in a way that will not run up the already bloated … [Read more...] about Obama proposes tax hikes to pay for jobs bill
The Communist Party unit in a Mekong Delta city has issued a warning to a senior tax official for violating the party's ethics code at a local massage parlor, newswire VnExpress reported. According to Le Hoang Phuong, director of the Ca Mau City Tax Office, Quang abused his power to get free services at a massage parlor in Ca Mau City. Between September 2006 and May 2011, Quang went to the Thuy Cung Massage Parlor many times, Phuong said. "There was one time he brought two friends with him so that they could get free services too. "After that, he asked Huynh Thanh Trieu, the owner of the parlor, to pay three female employees VND400,000 (US$19) as 'tips'." RELATED CONTENT Tax official could lose job for soliciting free massage, fortune-telling services Quang also asked Trieu to take Quang's family to a fortune teller and pay for all the fees, Phuong added. According to Ca Mau Party inspectors, Quang also signed four decisions to unjustly fine the parlor VND150 million ($7,150) … [Read more...] about Official warned for violating Party ethics code
With the power loss rate in Vietnam still standing at as high as 9 – 10 percent, despite a huge effort to cut the figure over the last few years, the generator has counted the losses into their power prices, and in the end it is consumers who have to pay for the damages. >> Vietnam to hike power price by 5pct from July 1 Power loss in 2012 is expected to reach 9.2 percent, according to Duong Quang Thanh, deputy CEO of the Electricity Group of Vietnam, commonly known as EVN. With the country scheduled to produce and buy a total of 118 billion kWh this year, the loss will be an enormous 11 billion kWh. “Of course the loss will be added into the power prices sold to consumers,” an official from the Vietnamese Energy Association said. Meanwhile, an EVN report said it has cut power loss by 0.93 percent on an annual basis, helping to save some VND200 billion. Cut loss: impossible EVN currently counts power loss into its power cost price, as “they … [Read more...] about It’s customers who pay for power losses