Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths

HANOI: Vietnam said on Wednesday (Feb 22) it will punish 11 senior officials for misconduct over a toxic waste dump last year that killed tonnes of fish in one of the country’s worst environmental disasters.

Taiwanese steel firm Formosa was blamed for the crisis that decimated livelihoods in coastal fishing communities in central Vietnam and was forced to pay $500 million in fines.

Fishermen and activists in authoritarian Vietnam have staged rare protests since the disaster and filed lawsuits demanding a fair share of compensation. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to punish officials over mass fish deaths”

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New casino rule attracts big investors, new players

Last update 16:00 | 22/02/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – A flight carrying the representative of a US-based group which runs many large casinos worldwide landed in Vietnam just days before Vietnam’s traditional Tet holiday. A closed negotiation was conducted in an effort to enter the domestic casino market.

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Just days later, Decree No 03 on casino management  [Nghị Địnn 3/2017/NĐ-CP], which allows Vietnamese to go to casinos, was issued.

Soon after the decree came out, Vietnam became a ‘hot spot’ for the US-based Las Vegas Sands, Singapore’s Banyan Tree, Australia’s Crown and Macao’s Chow Tai Fook and Sun City.

With the legal document, plus the decree on horse and dog races, and football betting, the doors to cash-prize games in Vietnam opened widely. Tiếp tục đọc “New casino rule attracts big investors, new players”

Keen singer to police cell – Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder

Reuters, Wednesday Feb 22, 2017

By Matthew Tostevin

The Vietnamese woman suspected of helping to kill the North Korean leader’s half-brother was a keen singer whose Facebook pages featured pouting portraits and pictures of parties.

Four days before Kim Jong Nam was killed at a Malaysian airport, she appears to have posted a picture of herself wearing a shirt emblazoned with the acronym “LOL”, similar to the one on the fleeing suspect caught on CCTV cameras.

Doan Thi Huong worked at an entertainment outlet, according to Malaysian police, who have arrested her over the murder of Kim Jong Nam. Tiếp tục đọc “Keen singer to police cell – Vietnamese suspect in Kim murder”

Khó như… trượt đại học

08:01 AM – 22/02/2017 TN

Năm 2016 nhiều trường ĐH tuyển không đủ chỉ tiêu dù điểm chuẩn không cao /// Ảnh: Đào Ngọc Thạch
Năm 2016 nhiều trường ĐH tuyển không đủ chỉ tiêu dù điểm chuẩn không cao ẢNH: ĐÀO NGỌC THẠCH

Với quy chế xét tuyển ‘thoáng’ như năm nay, rất khó để thí sinh trượt ĐH. Có chăng là thí sinh từ chối quyền nhập học do trúng tuyển không đúng nguyện vọng.

Quy chế “mở” tối đa

Có thể nói, chưa năm nào quy chế tạo cơ hội cho thí sinh (TS) vào học ĐH nhiều như năm nay. Tiếp tục đọc “Khó như… trượt đại học”

North Korea embassy official wanted over Kim killing

Al Jazeera

Malaysian police identify senior official in North Korean embassy as a suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-nam.

 Malaysian police have identified a senior official in the North Korean embassy as a suspect in the killing of Kim Jong-nam, and said another was linked to the North Korean state airline Air Koryo.

Police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said on Wednesday that both suspects are still in Malaysia and have been called in for questioning, adding that the North Korean diplomat held the rank of second secretary at the embassy. Tiếp tục đọc “North Korea embassy official wanted over Kim killing”