Op-Ed

Epidemic of rumours breaks out amid COVID-19 crisis

While the Vietnamese Government has taken measures to control the spread of the virus and doctors and nurses are working around the clock in quarantined areas, online fake news and rumours have been raising fear in society, harming community’s health and distorting public understanding.

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Catalysing change for gender equality

Great strides have been taken to empower women and girls in the Asia-Pacific region since the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing adopted an ambitious global agenda to achieve gender equality twenty-five years ago.
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Police officers must be the first to obey law

The violent behaviour of one or two individuals, like Hiền and Việt, does not represent the whole police force. But obviously, again, these cases affect the image of the police in the public eye, for which so amount of sacrifice, or even blood, can ever repair.
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Economic factors behind most VN illegal migrants: expert

Following the tragic lorry deaths in Essex, some 28 families from central provinces of Nghệ An and Hà Tĩnh have reported to local authorities that they are no longer in contact with relatives who were supposed to be en route to the UK. Mark Brown, the officer in charge of International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Việt Nam, talks exclusively to Việt Nam News reporter Khoa Thư about illegal smuggling in the country and what the government can do to prevent similar cases.

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All children deserve an education

Photos of a simple school opening ceremony in the remote Tắk Pổ Village in the mountainous Nam Trà My District of central province of Quảng Nam went viral in recent days

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More responsibility needed for the safety of kids

Frustration, pain, heartache and above all else, anger. Just a few of many emotions people are feel right about now after hearing the tragic news a six-year-old boy died after he was left on a school bus in Hà Nội on Tuesday.

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Trash hurts cash:  Environmental issues threaten economy

Stepping out of their doors into the scorching heat last week, Hanoians choked on the foul smell of piles of trash left on the streets. The usual destination for Hà Nội’s rubbish, Nam Sơn Waste Treatment Complex, had been blocked by local residents, preventing garbage trucks from entering the site.

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Invest now to limit destruction from wildfires

On the morning of June 28, Phan Đình Thành from Nghi Sơn District in central Hà Tĩnh Province bought groceries and a lighter to smoke some cigarettes. Later that afternoon, he gathered dried leaves in a trash pit in his garden and lit them on fire. The wind rapidly spread the fire to the nearby forest in Hồng Lĩnh Mountain.
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Tourism is more about the people

My family usually stay at just one hotel when we go to Da Nang City. The reason is very simple: my kid loves the fact that the receptionist at the hotel would always offer her some candy whenever we stay there.
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Drink driving a scourge that must be smote

I hate that once many Vietnamese men sit down for a drink with friends, they are forced to down their drinks to show their “respect” to their drinking buddies or to show that they are “true men”
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Nostalgia is more than just a good feeling

The Đà Lạt I know is the city of thousands of pine trees, the city of fog, an ideal hideaway from the hustle and bustle city life – who would like to come to Đà Lạt if it’s a copy of Hồ Chí Minh City?