Connect with us

Society

Vietnam refutes rumor that prize-winning environmentalist was jailed for climate-related activities

Published

on

Vietnamese influential climate activist Nguy Thi Khanh was jailed for tax evasion, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Thursday, refuting the rumor that she was criminally charged for her climate-related activities.

Khanh was sentenced to 24 months in prison for tax evasion during her trial at the Hanoi People’s Court on June 17.

The investigation and hearing were carried out in line with the law, and the trial was held publicly, spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang answered the questions from foreign media during a regular press meeting on Thursday.

The defendant had all her rights guaranteed in accordance with the law, Hang added.

Vietnam is determined to fight and strictly deal with violations of the law in accordance with regulations, the diplomat stressed, adding that all citizens are equal before the law.

Khanh was investigated and indicted for her economic offense, particularly breaking the rules on tax management, and she pleaded guilty.

Rumors that Khanh faced a criminal charge due to her activities and opinions related to climate change are groundless and not appropriate to the nature of this case, Hang underlined.

Vietnam is seriously committed to environmental protection, climate change response, and green and sustainable development, the spokesperson continued.

This has been clearly reflected in many legal documents and policies, including the country’s commitment to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) and participation in the Global Coal to Clean Power Transition Statement and the Leaders’ Declaration on Forests and Land Use.

The Vietnamese government has been conducting frequent and widespread consultation to collect opinions from scientists, non-governmental organizations, and international partners about policies and laws on environmental and climate change issues.

Khanh, 46, was the founder and executive director of the Green Innovation Development Center (GreenID), prior to her arrest.

In 2018, she became the first Vietnamese woman to receive the Goldman Environmental Prize, an annual award for grassroots environmental activists.

GreenID is a not-for-profit science and technology organization aimed at contributing to sustainable development in Vietnam, according to its website.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20220624/vietnam-refutes-rumor-that-prizewinning-environmentalist-was-jailed-for-climaterelated-activities/67783.html

Society

Breakfast @ Tien Phong News – November 27

Published

on

Check out the news you should not miss today:

Politics

— Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will pay official visits to Australia and New Zealand from November 30 to December 6, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the NA Foreign Relations Committee as saying on Saturday.

Society

— Ho Chi Minh City will build three wastewater collection and treatment stations with a total capacity of 365,000 cubic meters a day.

— The Binh Thuan Province Border Guard Command on Saturday said they were investigating a case in which a fishing boat with eight fishermen on board was rammed by a transport ship while they were fishing in the waters of the south-central city of Phan Thiet the night before.

Business

— Vietnam’s seafood exports have fully recovered after the COVID-19 pandemic, with export turnover reaching US$10 billion by the end of November and being forecast to top $11 billion by the end of this year, general secretary of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers Truong Dinh Hoe reported at a seminar in Can Tho City on Saturday.

— More than 90 percent of local businesses temporarily stopped operating, over 14,000 employees of tourism had to temporarily stop working, were shifted to part-time work or even laid off in 2021-22 in the central province of Quang Nam, the province’s tourism department reported at a seminar on COVID-19 response and recovery held by UNESCO and Quang Nam Tourism Association on Saturday.

Lifestyle

— Famous Singaporean designer Frederick Lee has introduced his latest collection titled ‘Take Me Back To Lost Memories And Untold Tale’ at the Vietnam International Fashion Week from November 24 to 27 in Hanoi.

— Two heritage pieces of Vietnam on Friday were recognized as part of documentary heritage in Asia and the Pacific at the 9th general meeting of the Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific in South Korea, the Vietnamese Agency reported on the same day.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20221127/breakfast-tuoi-tre-news-november-27/70210.html

Continue Reading

Society

14 children hospitalized after drinking milk at school in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

Published

on

Some 14 elementary students in My Tho City of Tien Giang Province, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region, were hospitalized for food poisoning treatment after drinking a milk product at their school on Friday.

They were admitted to Tien Giang General Hospital, which confirmed the admission on the night of the same day.

The children suffered from nausea and stomachache.

Their health basically resumed stable condition after treatment and all were released at 7:00 pm on Friday.

They are students of Nguyen Trai Elementary School in My Tho, the capital city of Tien Giang.

Phan Minh Tan, principal of the school, said the children drank a milk product provided by a company in Ho Chi Minh City at around 2:00 pm on Friday and 14 of them started feeling sick shortly after.

Health authorities in Tien Giang have tested the samples of the dairy product to investigate the cause of the case.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20221126/14-children-hospitalized-after-drinking-milk-at-school-in-vietnams-mekong-delta/70205.html

Continue Reading

Society

Ho Chi Minh City woman sentenced to death for murder, abuse of fiancé’s daughter

Published

on

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court on Friday sentenced a woman to death for beating her fiancé’s eight-year-old daughter to death last year.

The death penalty was handed down to Nguyen Vo Quynh Trang, 27, for ‘murder,’ along with a three-year imprisonment for ‘torturing others.’

The judge panel also gave Nguyen Kim Trung Thai, the murdered child’s 37-year-old father, three years in prison for ‘torturing others’ and an additional five years for ‘concealing crimes.’

The criminal behavior of the defendants is particularly dangerous for society as they committed crimes against a child, according to the city People’s Procuracy.

It is thus necessary to remove them from social life permanently.

Trang and Thai had lived together for over a year, from the time Thai divorced his ex-wife and was given custody of the daughter in 2020. 

Trang had frequently beaten the eight-year-old girl and forced her to do chores, investigation found

When rods broke due to repeated beatings, she switched to wooden implements.

On December 22 last year, Trang beat the girl so badly that she fainted. 

The girl was taken to hospital, but was declared dead on arrival. 

Her wounds and bruises prompted doctors to contact police.

Thai then deleted all the camera data of his apartment to conceal the crime.

The case triggered indignation among people nationwide.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Source: https://tuoitrenews.vn/news/society/20221126/ho-chi-minh-city-woman-sentenced-to-death-for-murder-abuse-of-fiances-daughter/70204.html

Continue Reading

Trending