Formosa apologises for fish death statement Society

Formosa apologises for fish death statement

Leaders of the Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation (FHS) officially apologised for a shocking statement made by a company’s representative regarding recent massive fish deaths in the central region.
Vietnam must fight corruption: official Society

Vietnam must fight corruption: official

Pham Anh Tuan, Deputy Director of the Central Party Commission for Internal Affairs, spoke to Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper on Vietnam's efforts to battle corruption.
Another Bangkok bombing suspect arrested ASEAN

Another Bangkok bombing suspect arrested

Thai police detained Kamarudeng Saho, a Thai national, suspected of involvement in the deadly bomb attack at Erawan Shrine in Bangkok that killed 20 people and injured 120 others on August 17.
Society

Legislators look at wrongful convictions

National Assembly (NA) members on April 10 agreed that wrongful verdicts still occurred despite efforts by all Government agencies and bodies to ensure that criminal proceedings were transparent.
World

Thailand faces difficulties holding general election

The Thai Election Commission (EC) still cannot recruit the 140,000 officials needed to supervise the vote process in 15 southern provinces during the general election scheduled for February 2, the commission’s General Secretary Puchong Nutrawong said on January 16.
Trial opens for former Vinalines boss Society

Trial opens for former Vinalines boss

The Hanoi People’s Court on Dec. 12 began the first-instance trial of Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) and his accomplices on charges of intentionally violating State regulations on economic management causing severe consequences and embezzlement.
Supreme Court annuls verdicts on alleged killer Society

Supreme Court annuls verdicts on alleged killer

The Council of Judges of the Supreme People's Court has accepted a proposal by the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People's Procuracy and decided to annul the verdicts of the first instance and appeal trials of a murdering case in northern Bac Giang province in 2003 for re-investigation.
Society

Russian hatred group put on trial

The court of the central Russian city of Ulyanovsk on March 26 began a trial of an extremist group called ‘Simbirsk White Power’ for their racially motivated attacks on foreigners, including Vietnamese.
Business

Trade deficit drops, development continues

The trade deficit continued its down-turn, falling to 8.9 billion USD in the first 11 months of 2011, a year-on-year decrease of 1.7 billion USD, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said.

The GSO said growth in exports had been higher than imports in current months.

In the first 11 months of this year, export turnover was 22.5 billion USD, up 34.7 percent over the same period last year. Meanwhile, imports in the same period rose 26.4 percent, worth 96.07 billion USD.