The government needs to explain why a state monopoly will be applied to the production and trading of up 20 goods and services, particularly in the context when many Vietnamese state-owned enterprises face losses, said some local experts.

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Customs officer prosecuted for stealing ivory

A customs officer in Hanoi has just been held and prosecuted for theft after stealing 150 kilos of ivory which were seized while being illegally traded.

Hanoi lovers honoured at Bui Xuan Phai Awards

Many works and authors devoted to Hanoi have been honoured at the 2017 Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi Awards including the pedestrian streets by Hoan Kiem Lake.

Six killed, two injured in Khanh Hoa mortar shell explosion

Six people have been killed and two others injured in a mortar shell explosion in the southern coastal province of Khanh Hoa on Friday morning according to local authorities.

Celebrity prostitution ring under investigation

The police in HCM City are conducting an investigation into a large prostitution ring which involves local models and actresses.