Opinion

When buying high and selling low makes sense

When buying high and selling low makes sense

Even though the Vinalines and Vinashin cases have ended and the guilty sentenced, the scandal continues to play out.

Despite positive developments, businesses still fret

The business community may be positive following their dialogue with the PM on Wednesday, but many may still worry about the obstacles they face with lower-level officials.

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Individual financial liability for state compensation payouts confused

The instructions on state compensation defined in Inter-Circular 4 seems too vague and this will make it difficult to decide the exact amount that officials have to pay for their involvement.

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Incompetent policy-makers still live outside the law

Officials have got away without taking responsibility or punishment for poorly thought-out policies.

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How the law treats residents and officials differently

Despite breaking the law by allowing the destruction of 116 hectares of forest in Phu Yen Province, the local authorities have only described their violations as ‘careless’.

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Pavement clearing movement raises question about the role of state officials

Vice Chairman of HCM City's District 1 Doan Ngoc Hai might be popular due to his pavement clearing movement, but people question whether other officials have the same passion and determination.

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HCM City desperate to prevent driving on pavements

The low barriers that HCM City's authorities installed to stop drivers driving on pavements have proved ineffective and are actually posing a danger to pedestrians.

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Prime minister impressed with Binh Duong's housing offer

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has given high praise to Binh Duong Province Party Secretary Nguyen Van Nam after he offered 1,700 low-cost houses to workers.

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