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Child’s death in a car is a reminder our human mind needs guidelines

The tragic recent death of a Hanoi schoolboy opens our eyes to the blind spots in the brain and memory. But proper protocols and guidelines can help ...

When people die on our streets without help, humanity dies

Whatever the reason, not helping people injured in traffic accidents reflects badly on us as individuals and as a ...

Vietnam has miles to go in dealing with sexual abuse of children

Acknowledgment of sexual abuse of children as a serious problem has been belated; dealing with its aftermath is virtually uncharted territory.
July 02, 2019 | 02:13 pm GMT+7

Child bullying is so normal that it’s not even seen as bullying

Adults are instilling in children a depowering mindset when they bully the young ones with tasteless jokes and pranks.
June 18, 2019 | 08:01 am GMT+7

Alcohol destroyed my brother’s life. Don’t let it destroy yours

As long as drinking is a cultural necessity and worn as a badge of social honor, there will be a price to pay.
June 13, 2019 | 06:32 pm GMT+7

We are hospitable, but we can also be annoying

Being a nuisance to visitors is a silent threat facing Vietnam’s tourism industry, but not much is being done about it.
June 11, 2019 | 07:53 am GMT+7

Drinking and driving don’t go together, period

If you drink, don’t drive. If you drive, don’t drink. How many tragedies do we need to realize the obvious?
June 04, 2019 | 02:09 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

Global warming’s the fight of our lives. We’re losing it

With the biggest culprits failing to act on climate disaster, the human race does not have much long left.
May 23, 2019 | 02:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's motorbike ban imprudent, bound to fail

A ban on motorbikes in Vietnam would be an abandoning of common sense and a low blow against economically weaker sections.
April 23, 2019 | 07:37 am GMT+7

Vietnamese law seems to have a defining problem

Obscure and even non-existent legal definitions are failing to protect the rights of people who need the protection the most.
April 01, 2019 | 08:29 am GMT+7

Why Vietnamese students are easy prey

The system invests too much power in teachers, inhibiting communication and adding to the children’s insecurity.
March 15, 2019 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

Vietnam-China border residents teach us the most important war lesson

They remember clearly the horrors of the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese war, but the pain of the past will not dictate their future.
February 19, 2019 | 02:46 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s crisis of faith is destroying its festivals

There was a time when festivals were innocent, earnest celebrations, but the destruction of pagodas and temples after independence has drained public spirituality.
January 25, 2019 | 02:08 pm GMT+7

In deadly traffic accidents, the blame goes beyond drivers

Systemic greed should be seen as the driving force behind traffic accidents caused by road rage and reckless driving.
January 17, 2019 | 01:05 pm GMT+7
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