Viet Nam Social Insurance has signed an agreement with the Civil Court Decisions Enforcement General Department for enforcement of court verdicts forcing employers to cough up unpaid social insurance premiums.
Defaulting on social and medical insurance premium payments has risen significantly in recent years. The amount of unpaid premiums had risen six-fold since 2007 to VND10.5 trillion ($480 million) in 2013.
But the department has been able to enforce court verdicts on non-payment in only 865 out of 1,240 cases in the 2010-14 period.
Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer)
Pepper cultivation grows at alarming pace
The area under pepper has increased to a level much higher than envisioned in the national master plan and the situation could destroy the industry soon.
Since 2007 pepper prices have risen relentlessly, attracting more and more farmers, who now grow the crop on 80,000 hectares, 30,000ha higher than the plan's 2020 target.
Thanh Nien (Young People)
WHO says drunk drivers should go to jail
The World Health Organisation wants Viet Nam to imprison people driving under the influence since, last year, 36 per cent of all victims involved in road accidents were victims of alcohol-related accidents, a dangerous proportion.
Viet Nam does not have laws to jail drivers caught drunk at the wheel.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)