Dinh Van Minh, Deputy Director of the Government Institute for Science and Inspection, spoke to the newspaper Tien Phong (Vanguard) about possible changes to the 2005 Anti-Corruption Law.
Do Thien Anh Tuan, lecturer for the Fulbright Economics Teaching Programme, spoke to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper about HCM City's desire for more investment from the central government.
The Minister of Industry and Trade's Vu Huy Hoang talks to Kinh Te Viet Nam va The Gioi (Viet Nam Economy and World) about measures to help farmers resolve difficulties with consumption and production.
Bui Sy Loi, Deputy Head of the National Assembly's Social Affairs Committee, speaks to Ha Noi Moi (New Ha Noi) about salary reforms.
Nguyen Thi Minh, General Director of Viet Nam Social Insurance, speaks to Thoi Bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about healthcare coverage.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers about the use of dummy traffic cops in Viet Nam and their effectiveness in increasing respect for Vietnamese traffic laws. Here are some of the replies:
Professor Nguyen Quoc Thinh, a member of the Viet Nam Value Programme, spoke to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about trade potential.
GDC Deputy Head Vu Ngoc Anh spoke with Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about how risk management has reduced red tape and saved time during customs procedures.
The Ministry of Health will act against companies that make unbacked claims about dietary supplements, head of the Food Safety Department Nguyen Thanh Phong told Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper.
To Hoai Nam, vice chairman of the Viet Nam Association of SMEs, spoke to the newspaperThoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) about a lack of legal information.
Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about their opinion on the Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism's proposal to set up a separate beach area for people who wear bikinis.
Private rewards for police may miss the mark

A mass murder in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on July 7 shook the nation. Six members of a wealthy business family were killed during the night. Only an 18-month-old baby was spared.

You Asked ( 21-05-2013)

Dear Editor,There is a rule that decrees a foreigner visiting Viet Nam on a tourist visa cannot legally rent a house and must stay in a hotel.

NA discusses citizens' right to silence

The National Assembly is now discussing whether or not to include in amendments to the Criminal Procedures Code a person's right to remain silent when detained in a criminal investigation. Opinions are divided. Thu Van gathers insights on the issue from senior police officers, a lawyer, a prosecutor and a legal representative for a victim of a wrongful conviction case.

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Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water 1    Ha Noi hospital-goers beat heat with free water

By the time Nguyen Thi Thung, grey-haired and sporting traditional ba ba brown clothes, stops her motorbike near the gates of Ha Noi Cancer Hospital, patients, relatives and street vendors holding empty bottles are already queued up.

Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane Vietnam Airlines launches new-generation Airbus plane

The national flagship carrier Vietnam Airlines held a ceremony on July 2 to receive its first Airbus 350-900 aircraft and announce its upgrade service quality programme and new brand identifying system, marking a major step in bringing the airline into the international arena.

Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien 1    Prime Minister awards merit certificate to swimmer Vien

Nguyen Thi Anh Vien received a Labour Order third class, and a merit certificate from Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on Monday.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".