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Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people’s administration” under Clause 1, Article 79 of the 1999 Penal Code.
Date: 17 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Enforcement of Grassroots Democracy Regulations reviewed

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) -  The Central Steering Committee for the implementation of grassroots democracy regulations held a conference in Hanoi on January 14 to review the work last year and set out new tasks for 2019.
Date: 14 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line

Hanoi, Jan 11 (VNS/VNA) - In a bid to improve the behaviour of civil servants and ensure professionalism and transparency while performing their duties, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has completed a code of conduct for civil servants.
Date: 11 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters

Hanoi, Jan 10 (VNA) - The Hanoi People’s Court pronounced the death penalty for two defendants charged with the illegal transportation of drugs at the first instance trial on January 10.
Date: 10 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

CPTPP to be effective in Vietnam from January 14

Hanoi, Jan 12 (VNA) - The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will take effect in Vietnam as from January 14, 2019.
Date: 12 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Travel Company has Licence revoked for Links to fleeing Tourists in Taiwan

HCM City, Dec 31 (VNA) - The Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City has decided to revoke the international travel business licence of International Holidays Travel Co., Ltd which provided visa services for 152 tourists who fled in Taiwan (China).
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Grab set to compensate Taxi Firm Vinasun $210K

The Ho Chi Minh City court on Friday ordered ride-hailing firm Grab to pay 4.8 billion dong ($210,300) worth of compensation to local taxi firm Vinasun.
Date: 31 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

CPTPP Trade Deal officially takes effect

Hanoi (VNA) - The 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) officially came into force on December 30, creating a free trade area covering more than a tenth of the global economy.
Date: 30 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Draft simplifies SOE Stake Bidding for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 26 (VNS/VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam has drafted a regulation which would create favourable conditions for foreign investors to join in the process of State-Owned Enterprises’ (SOEs) privatisation and capital divestment.
Date: 26 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Twelve Defendants sentenced in biggest Fuel Smuggling Case in Vietnam

Binh Thuan, Dec 22 (VNA) - The People’s Court of the south central province of Binh Thuan on December 21 handed out prison sentences to 12 defendants, including two customs officials, involved in a multi-trillion VND fuel smuggling case, the biggest unveiled so far in Vietnam.
Date: 22 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam becomes Member of UN Commission on International Trade Law

New York, Dec 18 (VNA) - Vietnam has for the first time become a member of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), singing up for a six-year term.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Việt Nam Courts should be more prepared to handle Foreign Investor v State Investment Disputes

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hà Nội yesterday to announce the President’s order to promulgate nine laws which were adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Decree 20 has impact on Property Sector

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The implementation of Decree 20/2017/NĐ-CP (Decree 20) has affected the production and business activities of enterprises, especially in the real estate sector.
Date: 15 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July

HÀ NỘI, Dec 12 - Monthly minimum wage will increase from VNĐ1.39 million (US$60) to VNĐ1.49 million ($65) at the beginning of July next year, according to the National Assembly’s Resolution 70/2018/QH14.
Date: 12 December 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Viet Nam News

Draft simplifies SOE Stake Bidding for Foreigners

Hanoi, Dec 26 (VNS/VNA) - The State Bank of Vietnam has drafted a regulation which would create favourable conditions for foreign investors to join in the process of State-Owned Enterprises’ (SOEs) privatisation an ...

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Investigation into Grab's Acquisition of Uber in Vietnam Results announced

Hanoi, Dec 12 (VNA) - The investigation into Grab's acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia, including the Vietnamese market, ended on November 18, said the Department of Competition and Consumer Protection (DCCP) under th ...

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Vietnam to restrict Imports of Tobacco Material, Egg from Eurasian Economic Union

HANOI, Feb 20 (PNA/Xinhua) - Vietnam will apply import tariffs quotas for tobacco material and poultry eggs from the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) member states in 2017, 2018 and 2019, according to the Ministry of Indust ...

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Appeals Court reduces Penalty on man Charged with Anti-State Activities

Hoa Binh, Jan 17 (VNA) - The Hanoi High-level People’s Court has reduced the sentence given by the Hoa Binh People’s Court to Dao Quang Thuc for conducting “activities aimed at overthrowing the people&r ...

Death Penalty handed to Two Heroin Transporters Twelve Defendants sentenced in biggest Fuel Smuggling Case in Vietnam Court reduces Penalty on Former Central Bank Deputy Governor more

Code of Conduct Written to Keep Civil Servants in Line

Hanoi, Jan 11 (VNS/VNA) - In a bid to improve the behaviour of civil servants and ensure professionalism and transparency while performing their duties, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has completed a code of conduct ...

Monthly Minimum Wage to rise in July more

Decree 20 has impact on Property Sector

HÀ NỘI, Dec 15 - The implementation of Decree 20/2017/NĐ-CP (Decree 20) has affected the production and business activities of enterprises, especially in the real estate sector.

VN needs to simplify Property Laws for Foreigners more

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Customs Department offers Online Payment Services

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January 21 Special Non-Working Day in ARMM, Two Other Cities

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White Paper on Defence to be tabled in Parliament this Year

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Chief Justice calls for Government Audit on Rights of Indigenous People

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Rape victim testifies that Sex with Convicted Man was ‘Consensual’

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PRRD appoints new Sandiganbayan Associate Justice

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Foreign Ministry continues Ban on UN Special Rapporteur Lee

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DLT introducing Electronic Licenses

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DOLE vows Aid for Workers displaced by Hanjin Bankruptcy

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Over 100 Medicine Brands for Treatment of Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol now cheaper under TRAIN Law

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Tax Academy eyeing Campuses in Tagaytay, New Clark City

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Courts urged to speed up Judicial Reform

Hanoi, Jan 14 (VNA) - General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and President Nguyen Phu Trong has stressed the need for courts at all levels to speed up judicial reform and improve the quality of judgment to minimise inaccurate verdicts and overlooking criminals.

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No Passport Data lost, breached: Government Printer

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Complaint Boxes for Iskandar Puteri Schools to tackle Crimes

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Tax Amnesty Programme aims to reduce People's Burden, says IRB

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Tengku Abdullah to be proclaimed as New Sultan of Pahang on January 15

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