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Are you willing to help police chase crimes?

Update: March, 01/2016 - 10:41

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Your Say, published every Friday, lets readers express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor.

This Week: Are you willing to help police chase crimes?

A circular issued by the Ministry of Public Security says traffic police can commandeer vehicles and communication devices in case of an emergency.

Some think the rule offers a chance for citizens to help police to crack down on crime and ensure social security. Others are still confused about how they are supposed to know if a requisition is legal, or how and when they will be compensated if the "borrowed" vehicles are damaged.

What do you think about this new power?

Are traffic police in your country allowed to use citizens' vehicles and communication devices in urgent situations? If yes, what do you do when said vehicles are damaged?

What would you do if a police officer wanted to borrow your vehicle or phone?

Please reply by email to:, or by fax to (84-4) 3 933 2311. Letters can be sent to The Editor, Viet Nam News, 79 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Replies to this week's questions must be received by Thursday, March 3, 2016. — VNS

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