Bangladeshi Communist Party leader welcomed in Hanoi

  • Malaysia intensifies raids on illegal foreign workers

Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Malaysian Government is continuing raids on illegal foreign workers nationwide. The Immigration Department of Malaysia said on May 18 that 125 illegal workers were arrested, including 20 women in centre of the capital on May 17. The arrested people came from Indonesia, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines and Afghanistan, aged from 25 to 40. Those people were sent to Bukit Jalil immigration detention centre for interrogation before being deported to their countries. Head of the department Mustafar Ali said that the raids have become regular due to the rise of illegal migrants in Malaysia.…... [read more]

  • Thai, Vietnam rice prices hit multi-month high; India stays sluggish

BANGKOK/HANOI, May 18 - Rice prices hit multi-month peak in Thailand and Vietnam this week on export prospects, while high rates in India kept buyers at bay, traders said on Thursday. BANGKOK/HANOI, May 18 - Rice prices hit multi-month peak in Thailand and Vietnam this week on export prospects, while high rates in India kept buyers at bay, traders said on Thursday. Thai benchmark 5-percent broken rice RI-THBKN5-P1 rose this week to $385-$411 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, from $387-$392 last week. At a mean of $398 per tonne, Thai rice prices hit their highest in nine months, Reuters data…... [read more]

  • UNWTO calls response of International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

(TITC) - In the evening of 16 May 2017, in Chittagong City, Bangladesh, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in collaboration with Bangladesh Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism and Chittagong City's Government held the celebration of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017. The ceremony had the attendances of Mr. Taleb Rifai - Secretary General of UNWTO, Mr. Rashed Khan Menon - Bangladesh Minister of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Mr. Abu Jahed Mohammad Nasir Uddin - Mayor of Chittagong City, and delegates from UNWTO's member countries, tourism and aviation businesses, international organizations, etc. The Vietnamese delegation is led by…... [read more]

  • Vietnam warned about cement oversupply, narrower export markets

If counting the plants under construction and put into operation by 2018 and the one being upgraded, the real production capacity may reach 120-130 million tons by 2020. Meanwhile, the cement consumption in the domestic market is estimated at 82 million only by 2020, which means the excess of 36-47 million tons. Also according to VNCA, the domestic demand was 60 million in 2016, and the figure would increase by 5-6 million each year from now to 2020, i.e. the demand would be 80-82 million tons by 2020. As such, the overabundance may begin in 2017 and the competition for…... [read more]

  • Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code

Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code. The fast-spreading cyber extortion campaign, which has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide since Friday, eased for second day on Tuesday, but the identity and motive of its creators remain unknown. The attack includes elements that belong to the U.S. National Security Agency and were leaked online last month. Shadow Brokers, the group that has taken credit for that leak, threatened on Tuesday…... [read more]

  • Seoul cyber experts warn of more attacks as North blamed

More cyberattacks could be in the pipeline after the global havoc caused by the Wannacry ransomware, South Korean cybersecurity experts warned on Tuesday (May 16) as fingers pointed at the North. More than 200,000 computers in 150 countries were hit by the ransomware attack, described as the largest ever of its kind, over the weekend. Since Friday, banks, hospitals and state agencies have been among the victims of hackers exploiting vulnerabilities in older versions of Microsoft computer operating systems and demanding payment in the virtual currency Bitcoin. The code used in the latest attack shared many similarities with past hacks…... [read more]

  • Singaporean director enthralled by tuồng drama

Viet Nam News Doctor Chua Soo Pong from Singapore is directing a work entitled Dưới Bóng Đa Huyền Thoại (The Legendary Banyan Tree) for Việt Nam's Tuồng Theatre. The performance will be staged at Pohang International Performing Arts Festival in Pohang, South Korea in August. Dr Chua completed his master's and doctorate in anthropology and ethnomusicology in the UK. His works have been performed on nearly 80 international stages in the world. He has attended international stage competitions as juror, performer and chairman in many countries such as Turkey, Iran, India, Indonesia, Japan, Finland, Italy, Denmark, Russia, the US, and…... [read more]

  • Researchers say global cyber attack similar to N.Korean hacks

Some codes in an earlier version of WannaCry are found to be similar to those used by Lazarus Group Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus. A researcher from South Korea's Hauri Labs said on Tuesday their own findings matched those of Symantec and Kaspersky Lab, who said on Monday that some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programmes used by the…... [read more]

  • Despite crackdown, people-smuggling across Thai-Myanmar border has risen

Migrants from Myanmar often do work Thais shun in sectors such as construction, agriculture and fishing, forming the backbone of Southeast Asia's second largest economy. People smuggling across the border from Myanmar to Thailand is on the rise despite a crackdown by authorities in both countries that has made it more expensive and dangerous, Thai immigration police say. Thailand said earlier this year that it hoped its efforts against smuggling would be recognised by the United States in its annual Trafficking in Persons report expected next month. But while fewer migrants appear to be braving hazardous journeys by sea, figures…... [read more]

  • Rice buyers turn to Vietnam as prices stay firm in Thailand, India

Buyers of Asian rice turned to Vietnam this week as prices remained firm in Thailand and India, traders said on Thursday. Buyers of Asian rice turned to Vietnam this week as prices remained firm in Thailand and India, traders said on Thursday. Thai benchmark 5-percent broken rice RI-THBKN5-P1 edged up to $387-$392 a tonne, free-on-board (FOB) Bangkok, from $380-$390 last week. "Some ships are still loading," said a trader in Bangkok. Thai prices went up last week as exporters rushed to fill shipments amid a slow off-season harvest. Prices are expected to remain high for the next one to three…... [read more]




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