World

Thailand lifts security act in Bangkok

The Thai authority on August 9 revoked its Internal Security Act (ISA) in three central districts in Bangkok after the parliament completed a controversial amnesty bill on political violence.
Business

Premium growth slumps in first half

The insurance market experienced a lower rate of growth in the first half of this year, mainly due to economic difficulties, according to Trinh Thanh Hoan, Director of the Ministry of Finance's Insurance Supervisory Authority (ISA).
Politics

More congratulations to VN on National Day

Vietnamese Party, State, Government and National Assembly leaders continued to receive congratulatory messages from leaders of foreign countries and international organisations for the country’s 66 th National Day (Sept. 2, 1945-2011).
Business

Insurers urged to prioritise services

Insurance companies saw high profits last year, with insurance premiums totalling 30.8 trillion VND (1.5 billion USD) in 2010 – far surpassing 2009's total of 25.5 trillion VND (1.2 billion USD), said the president of the Association of Vietnamese Insurers, Trinh Quang Tuyen.
World

Internal Security Act extended for Bangkok

The Thai cabinet has agreed to extend the enforcement of the Internal Security Act (ISA) in seven Bangkok districts for another 30 days after it expires on March 25.
World

Thailand sets up new security body

Thailand 's new security body replacing the Centre for the Resolution of the Emergency Situation (CRES) held its first meeting on Dec. 22 to define its objectives and scope of operation.
Official in IT project scandal gets 5-year jail term Society

Official in IT project scandal gets 5-year jail term

The Hanoi People’s Court on January 25 sentenced a former high-ranking official to five years in prison for his key role in a scandal involving a multi-million VND project to computerise government agencies, commonly known as “Project 112”.