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Vietnam lags far behind in setting healthy work hours: lawmakers

Vietnam is 80 years behind developed countries in approving a 40-hour work week law, which is needed to ensure workers’ quality of life, lawmakers say.

New Vietnam decree graphically defines child molestation

A new decree on molestation of minors issued by the supreme court lays out what acts constitute child molestation.

Ministry proposes higher fines, but sexual offences lack definition

The Ministry of Public Security has proposed significantly higher fines for sexual harassment and molestation, but is yet to define the offences clearly.
September 29, 2019 | 08:57 am GMT+7

Sexual harassment rife on public buses, law remains lethargic

Some ugly instances of sexual harassment on buses have prompted authorities to act, but the action’s undermined by several factors including public indifference. 
September 25, 2019 | 11:16 am GMT+7

Two face fraud charges for US passport trick on disgraced property tycoon

Two men who allegedly took $700,000 promising U.S. passports for jailed tycoon Phan Van Anh Vu and his family face prosecution.
August 09, 2019 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Three Lao men caught transporting drugs worth $430,000

Three Lao men were arrested in Ha Tinh Province on Monday while transporting synthetic drugs worth VND10 billion ($430,000) from Laos to Vietnam.
July 31, 2019 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam ruling: Grab-Uber deal does not violate antitrust laws

Vietnam’s Competition Council ruled Wednesday that Grab’s acquisition of Uber last year did not infringe the Competition Law. 
June 19, 2019 | 07:12 pm GMT+7

Ministry wants re-enactment of law imprisoning drug users

A 1999 law that would imprison anyone who illegally uses drugs is on the anvil as an anti-drug trafficking move.
June 04, 2019 | 02:08 pm GMT+7

Drunk driving thrives in Vietnam because few pay the price

Typically, law enforcement and self-discipline would ensure people do not drive under the influence. Vietnam’s not typical.
May 28, 2019 | 10:34 am GMT+7

Online liquor sales to go ahead in Vietnam

Vietnam has removed a proposed decree to prohibit online liquor sales, accepting that it goes against international trends.
May 23, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

Vietnam considers adding laughing gas to banned narcotic list

Vietnam could become the first country to designate laughing gas as an illegal narcotic.
May 19, 2019 | 10:48 am GMT+7

Authorities continue to sit on laws to regulate condotels: experts

The government has yet to create a legal framework for condotels though many people are keen to buy and sell them.
May 19, 2019 | 07:30 am GMT+7

Alabama Senate bans nearly all abortions, including rape cases

Alabama’s state Senate passed a bill Tuesday to outlaw nearly all abortions, creating exceptions only to protect the mother’s health.
May 15, 2019 | 04:46 pm GMT+7

Prevention’s better than cure, morality the best medicine

Laws and regulations will never be enough to build a perfect society. We need an ingrained moral framework.
May 09, 2019 | 03:26 pm GMT+7

Penalties for drunk driving in Vietnam

Violators can be fined VND500,000-18 million ($21.50 - $770) and have their licenses revoked for one to five months.
May 09, 2019 | 07:46 am GMT+7
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