Society

Trial begins for former public security chief inspector

The Da Nang People’s Court on August 6 began trying three former officials from the Ministry of Public Security and a civilian on charges of “abusing the rights to freedom and democracy to infringe upon State interests and the legitimate interests of organisations and citizens”.
Business

Global confidence encourages investors

Positive movements on global markets helped lift the confidence of domestic investors on August 4 and helped the VN-Index to a close of 476.59, a gain of 1.85 percent.
Society

Children talks rights at UNICEF forum

Forty five children representing over 160,000 ones in central Kon Tum province convened at a forum co-held by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Vietnam and Kon Tum’s Department of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs on July 20-21.
Society

Coconut shell mosaic depicts famed victory

A giant coconut shell mosaic depicting General Vo Nguyen Giap and his victory at Dien Bien Phu has been placed on display in time to celebrate the hero’s upcoming 99 th birthday on August 25.
ASEAN

Indonesian police set up bombing info centre

The National Police (Polri) Headquarters of Indonesia has set up a bombing information centre as a means of communication and information exchange between the police and the public, local news agency reported.
Society

Developers eye the underground

While supplies of urban land in Vietnam ’s major cities are almost exhausted little attention has been paid to using underground space, a conference here was told on July 15.
US Senator: No reason for trade war with VN over fish Business

US Senator: No reason for trade war with VN over fish

The US newspaper the Wall Street Journal has published an article on US Senator Max Baucus’s attitude over Vietnam’s “tra” and “basa” pangasius, saying that there's no reason for America to launch a trade war with Vietnam over fish.
Business

Industry big-wigs flock to Vietnam fashion fair

More than 150 local and foreign clothing companies are taking part in the 2009 Vietnam Fashion Fair at the HCM City International Exhibition and Convention Centre, which began on July 8.

The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) and Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas), in cooperation with the Vietnam Leather and Footwear Association (Lefaso), organised the event, which features 240 stalls displaying the latest industry wares.