Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM resumes World

Corruption trial of former Malaysian PM resumes

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak returned to court for the second day of his high-profile corruption trial in Kuala Lumpur on April 15, with the former PM accused of plundering large sums of money from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.
Malaysia opens first trial for former PM Najib Razak World

Malaysia opens first trial for former PM Najib Razak

After several delays, Malaysia finally opened the trial on April 3 for former Prime Minister Najib Razak, who faces corruption charges relevant to the scandal at the state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Minister reviews quality of civil servants Politics

Minister reviews quality of civil servants

Minister of Home Affairs Nguyen Thai Binh clarified questions on the quality and appointment of officials and cadres at a National Assembly (NA) question-and-answer session in Hanoi on November 18.
World

Cambodian PM vows to maintain peace, stability

Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Sen on February 10 pledged to continue maintaining national peace and political stability, asserting that these factors serve as fundamental elements of the country’s socio-economic development.
Society

Da Nang city tops 2012 Justice Index

The central city of Da Nang topped the 2012 Justice Index but it still needs to do more to make sure its legal and judicial system works more efficiently.
Society

Scholars update changes in North Africa

Experts from Vietnam, Morocco, Egypt and Palestine explored political and social changes in North Africa and the Middle East and discovered their impacts on Vietnam during a seminar held in Hanoi on June 25.
Appeal court upholds sentence on Cu Huy Ha Vu Society

Appeal court upholds sentence on Cu Huy Ha Vu

The Supreme People’s Court maintained the original prison sentence from the first trial of Cu Huy Ha Vu for "conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”, at an appeal court held in Hanoi on August 2.
Cu Huy Ha Vu to attend court of appeals Society

Cu Huy Ha Vu to attend court of appeals

The Supreme People’s Court said it will open a court of appeals on August 2 for Cu Huy Ha Vu to appeal against a prison sentence for “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam”.
Cu Huy Ha Vu gets seven-year jail sentence Society

Cu Huy Ha Vu gets seven-year jail sentence

The Hanoi People’s Court on April 4 sentenced Cu Huy Ha Vu to seven years in jail on the charge of “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” pursuant to Article 88 of the Penal Code.
Cu Huy Ha Vu to stand trial for anti-State propaganda Society

Cu Huy Ha Vu to stand trial for anti-State propaganda

The Hanoi People’s Court said it will open a trial against Cu Huy Ha Vu on April 4 on the charge of “conducting propaganda against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” pursuant to Article 88 of the Penal Code.
Maker of distorted information prosecuted Society

Maker of distorted information prosecuted

The Hanoi People’s Procuracy on December 17 issued an indictment on its prosecution of Cu Huy Ha Vu on charges of “disseminating information against the State of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam” as prescribed in point c, clause 1, Article 88 of the Penal Code.
Society

Europe to finance Vietnam’s judicial reform

Denmark and Sweden have signed an agreement on jointly conducting a judicial reform support programme in Vietnam with a combined budget of 18.7 million EUR, said sources from the Denmark Embassy in Hanoi.