Pham Xuan Thang, member of the Party Central Committee , Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, and Chairman of the provincial People’s Council (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong chaired a meeting of the Politburo and the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat on September 16 to consider disciplinary measures against some collectives, incumbent and former officials of Hai Duong province for their wrongdoings. After considering proposals by the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, the Politburo and Secretariat held that the Standing Board of the Hai Duong provincial Party Committee in the 2020 - 2025 tenure violated the democratic centralism principle and working regulations, lacked examination and supervision, and failed to detect wrongdoings and shortcomings by the Party Civil Affairs Board of the provincial People’s Committee, the provincial People’s Committee, and many Party organisations and members during the … [Read more...] about Party officials discuss disciplinary actions against violating collectives, individuals of Hai Duong
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Nguyen Thanh Hai, director of the Government Office ’s department of international relations, was arrested for the charge of receiving bribe. (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A department head at the Government Office was arrested on September 20 on the charge of receiving bribe in connection with the case at the Consular Department under the Foreign Ministry. The arrest of Nguyen Thanh Hai, director of the Government Office’s department of international relations, was made as part of further investigation into the Consular Department case, according to Lt. Gen. To An Xo, Chief of the Office of the Ministry of Public Security . Xo added that the Investigation Security Agency under the Ministry of Public Security is continuing with investigation into the case. This is the latest development in the case of " giving and taking bribes " at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Consular Department, in Hanoi and other province and cities related to the licensing of the firms that … [Read more...] about Department head at Government Office arrested for taking bribes
Ivory products and related items can be found for sale as souvenirs right in front of the office of the Gia Lai provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. (Photo: VietnamPlus) Hanoi (VNA) – Facing the current serious situation involving the smuggle of ivory products and others related to elephants in the Central Highlands as well as other localities, experts hold that it is high time now for management offices to get involved in the fight against the evil and work out timely inspection and punishments. Right after the VietnamPlus electronic newspaper published a series of stories on the situation, representatives of natural conservation offices called on the management offices to immediately join the fight to help protect and conserve elephants for the future generations. In a letter to the VietnamPlus, a representative of the World Wildlife Fund Vietnam (WWF-Vietnam) expressed the hope that the series of the stories on the illegal trade of ivory products … [Read more...] about Conservationists hope management offices move on elephant conservation
Dang Manh Trung, head of the Standing Office of the Central Propaganda Department in Ho Chi Minh City, awarded the certificate to Dam Nhan Duc, head of Research and Development of MB On September 15, the Vietnam Association of Financial Executives, Finance and Life electronic journal, and the Vietstock website co-organised an IR Awards 2022 ceremony to honour the listed companies with the best investor relations activities in 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City. The programme aims to raise awareness of the importance of Investor Relations (IR), improve information transparency in the stock market, and increase the quality of information disclosure and investor confidence. This year, businesses were honoured in two IR voting systems: an online vote for public investors and an internal vote for financial institutions. MB was honoured in both systems: Top 3 listed companies most loved by investors, and Top 4 listed companies most appreciated by financial institutions. With 4.5 billion … [Read more...] about MB selected as Top 3 favoured listed company by investors
There are several challenges to blockchain technology going mainstream, especially in Viet Nam. – VNA Photo Blockchain technology is being adopted by governments and companies around the world, but there are still some challenges for blockchain to go mainstream in Viet Nam, including limited interoperability, security concerns and lack of regulations, experts have said. Blockchain is a type of digital ledger technology where data is stored in the form of “blocks” that are strongly linked together through cryptography. Tran Thien Duyen, CEO of Techfarm Technology JSC, told Viet Nam News that "blockchain technology is more than just cryptocurrency; it is a revolutionary way of tracking transactions". By reducing information asymmetries and transaction costs, blockchain can help businesses, especially small businesses, overcome long-standing challenges related to scale, opacity and lack of business history, according to Duyen. “While still in its infancy, blockchain is being … [Read more...] about Blockchain going mainstream – hype or reality?
"How was your day?" Thien An asked with a smile. "My day was awful," said Doan Thanh Long, breaking into tears. An gave him another warm hug and patted his shoulder. Long, a District 12 resident, revealed that it had been two years since he had received a hug with open arms from someone. Even as a kid, he knew he was not straight, and wished he could dress like a girl. He didn’t dare to reveal his gender orientation to relatives since he was born into a traditional, conservative family, with his father serving in the army. After a series of "family events" in 2018, he became depressed and tended to confine himself within the four walls of his house. Over the past four years, he has visited several therapists and his depression has subsided somewhat. It was one day in late July that he came across An with his "free hugs" sign. "These warm hugs helped me feel comforted and also a sense of relief," the 29-year-old said. An has been holding many "free hugs" events on Nguyen … [Read more...] about A hug a day keeps negativity at bay in downtown HCMC