Tran Trong Phuc, former CEO of Bao Viet Holdings, is being probed for alleged misconduct causing loss of VND4.5 billion

The Ministry of Public Security announced Tuesday that they've launched investigations into three former senior officials at Bao Viet Holdings, Vietnam's top insurer, for alleged misconduct which resulted in a VND4.5 billion (US$213,472) loss to the State.


Vietnam police uproot 500 cannabis plants

Police in the northeastern province of Bac Giang announced Tuesday that they have uprooted and destroyed 500 cannabis plants from a single field.

Hanoi's elevated railway project under fire delays, ballooning costs

Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered the Ministry of Transport and the Hanoi government to determine who is to blame for the slow progress railway project funded mostly by Chinese money.


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Italian found dead in Ho Chi Minh City apartment

An Italian man apparently hung himself to death in his 14th floor Ho Chi Minh City apartment on Tuesday, police said.


Life in Central Vietnam with 14 kids

A family in the central province of Quang Nam is famous for its easy-going attitude, despite the fact that they have 16 mouths to feed, according to a Tuoi Tre report
Vietnamese American gets death for heroin smuggling

A Ho Chi Minh City court on Tuesday sentenced a Vietnamese American to death for attempting to smuggle more than one kilogram of heroin from Vietnam to Australia.

Electrocution robbery gang jailed in southern Vietnam
A Ho Chi Minh City court on Monday sentenced five men to between 18-20 years in prison for assaulting a man with an electroshock baton in an attempt to rob him of US$147,000.
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