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Gravy train speeds up in the twilight of officials' careers

In Vietnam, corruption gets entrenched as state officials act to maximize their take towards the end of their careers and beyond.

Vietnam’s chronic disease: doctor shortage in remote areas

Rural Vietnam has seen doctors assigned duties completely outside their specialization, and even doing menial jobs like cleaning and guarding.

Former police officers jailed for killing civilian

A southern Vietnam court sentenced two cops to eight years each in prison on Wednesday for beating a man to death.
July 10, 2019 | 08:34 pm GMT+7

Vietnam’s former president Le Duc Anh dies

General Le Duc Anh, former President of Vietnam, died Monday. He was 99.
April 22, 2019 | 10:38 pm GMT+7

Ex-deputy ministers jailed for public land violations

Two former deputy ministers will be jailed for involvement in violations committed by a disgraced property tycoon.
January 30, 2019 | 09:03 pm GMT+7

Vietnam to reopen controversial tollgate on southern highway

Closed for more than a year following protests, the Cai Lay toll station will reopen with lower fees.
January 17, 2019 | 11:12 am GMT+7

Vietnam Party chief expands corruption crackdown to military

Party chief and President Nguyen Phu Trong has taken the fight against corruption to the military.
January 10, 2019 | 01:57 pm GMT+7

Football victories show us what we’re missing as a society

We have more common causes than football victories; we need to identify those and build our social capital.
January 08, 2019 | 10:04 am GMT+7

Heads that rolled in Vietnam in 2018

Vietnamese courts had a fair share of high profile cases in 2018, involving top officials, bankers, magnates and cops.
December 31, 2018 | 11:31 am GMT+7

Anti-abortion campaign slammed as sexist, moralist in Vietnam

The tenor and content of an anti-abortion campaign launched by two men has been slammed as sexist, clueless and patriarchal.
December 14, 2018 | 11:00 am GMT+7

13 sentenced to death in Vietnam in two heroin trafficking cases

Two separate trials sentenced 13 Vietnamese drug dealers to death on Friday, making them among the toughest in years.
December 01, 2018 | 09:54 am GMT+7

Vietnam arrests former deputy labor minister for alleged insurance violations

A former deputy labor minister and three former senior officials of Vietnam Social Security were arrested Friday on allegations of economic mismanagement.
November 10, 2018 | 09:05 am GMT+7

‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’, the freedom to choose who we are

On Vietnam Women’s Day October 20, let us remember that we still need change in everyday attitude and behavior to help women's advancement.
October 19, 2018 | 02:11 pm GMT+7

Five cops jailed for killing prisoner in central Vietnam

Five policemen in Ninh Thuan Province will be jailed for three to seven years for beating a male prisoner to death.
September 13, 2018 | 07:24 pm GMT+7

The roads to school and what they teach Vietnamese children

Every step many Vietnamese students take to school tells them something about the society and country they live in.
September 13, 2018 | 07:44 am GMT+7
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