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Indonesia: Workers, activists mark May Day with rallies

World

Indonesia: Workers, activists mark May Day with rallies

Thousands of workers joined the Confederation of Indonesian Workers Unions (KSPI) at a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta on the International Labour Day or May Day (May 1) to call on the Government to give more job opportunities to domestic labourers.

HCM City lacks elderly care facilities

Society

HCM City lacks elderly care facilities

An ageing population is posing mounting challenges to providing care for elderly people in Vietnam. However, in a country where most families look after old parents in their own homes, the idea of a ‘nursing home’ or geriatric centre remains an alien concept.

New Hanoi railway project under fire

Business

New Hanoi railway project under fire

The Hanoi People’s Committee has approved a project to upgrade the capital’s old railway station and surrounding areas into a Japanese-style modern urban depot surrounded by buildings of up to 70 stories.

Green tax hike on petrol to go ahead

Business

Green tax hike on petrol to go ahead

The Ministry of Finance (MoF) is going ahead with its plan to increase environmental protection tax on petroleum from the current 1,000-4,000 VND to 3,000-8,000 VND per litre, despite objections from other ministries and the public.