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Hospitals are not dojos for doctors to practice self-defense

In my 30 years in the medical field I have witnessed my peers being assaulted by patients on countless occasions without their being able to do anything about it.
August 10, 2022 | 06:54 pm PT

Tran Van Phuc

Vietnam should just go back to pre-pandemic visas

While readers welcomed a proposal to extend Vietnam's visa exemption as good news, many said they expect the three-month visa more.
READERS' VIEWS August 9, 2022 | 07:42 pm PT

Why aren't Vietnamese more vocal about Agent Orange?

I often see similarities and resemblances between my native Korea and Vietnam, where I lived for nearly four years, probably due to their similar experiences in modern history.
August 7, 2022 | 05:05 pm PT

Se Gun Song

Your children are not your trophies

In the U.S. I never saw anyone gossiping about high school and college examinations, simply because they are normal stuff for children over there.
READERS' VIEWS August 2, 2022 | 11:51 pm PT

How to BE the assistance everyone needs to combat depression

Ho Chi Minh City recently launched a trial project to offer people with signs of depression the support they need.
July 31, 2022 | 04:45 pm PT

Albert Tiong

Pedestrians do not get the space they deserve

There are laws that give right of way to pedestrians on streets, but many Vietnamese do not seem to have got the memo.
READERS' VIEWS July 31, 2022 | 04:43 pm PT

Public loudspeakers have done their job, let them go

I live in a small alley in the middle of Hanoi. My family's life is disturbed by loudspeakers every day - early in the morning and after office hours when everyone returns home from work.
READERS' VIEWS July 27, 2022 | 06:19 pm PT

Study Vietnamese they said. It's easy they said

Recently, I performed in a Vietnamese stand-up comedy open mic in Hanoi.
July 27, 2022 | 04:44 pm PT

Jesse Peterson

Local businesses have been ripping us tourists off over everything

Readers weigh in on the bad and ugly of tourism in Da Lat and Vietnam in general, especially rogue tour guides who terrorize tourists.
READERS' VIEWS July 25, 2022 | 04:39 pm PT

We need to fight corruption at a cultural level

I became an accomplice to corruption 10 years ago after being stopped by a traffic cop for making an illegal turn. I did what he suggested to "get it over with."
July 24, 2022 | 04:47 pm PT

Nguyen Khac Giang

A zero-waste lifestyle is easier than you think

Instead of taking plastic bags to the market, I carry boxes and net bags for everything from vegetables and meat to rice and pepper.
READERS' VIEWS July 22, 2022 | 06:41 pm PT

Policy to fine littering is good if it is enforced

Readers welcomed Vietnam's plan to fine people for littering or urinating on the streets, but have doubt about the implementation.
READERS' VIEWS July 20, 2022 | 07:35 pm PT

Confusing policies keep foreign investors away

Vietnam is competing fiercely with Indonesia to become the second most attractive country for foreign direct investment in ASEAN behind Singapore.
July 20, 2022 | 04:36 pm PT

Cam Ha

When public healthcare is in crisis, is equitization the solution?

In 2005, I was appointed head of a hospital department. I was thrilled because most of my predecessors were close to retirement when this happened and I was just 40.
July 18, 2022 | 04:58 pm PT

Quan The Dan

Da Lat has lost its identity, turning into concrete jungle

“If you want to enjoy the fresh air, go to faraway districts like Don Duong or Bao Loc… Da Lat is too crowded now,” someone said on social media.
READERS' VIEWS July 17, 2022 | 04:56 pm PT
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