Vietnam criticizes US award for detained blogger ‘Mother Mushroom’

  • Vietnam respects fundamental rights of the people, especially of women News

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 18:42:46 (VOVworld) - Vietnam upholds its consistent policy of fostering people’s fundamental rights, including the rights of women. Vietnamese Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Binh responded to the press’s inquiry into Vietnam’s view about the US State Department’s International Women of Courage Award granted to Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as blogger Mother Mushroom. He was speaking in a press briefing on Thursday: “Vietnam pursues its consistent policy of protecting and promoting people’s fundamental rights, including rights of the women. Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in human rights protection and improvement have been highly appreciated by…... [read more]

  • Vietnam respects fundamental rights of the people, especially of women

He was speaking in a press briefing on March 30 in reply to the media inquiry into Vietnam’s view about the US State Department’s International Women of Courage Award granted to Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, known as blogger Mother Mushroom. “Vietnam pursues its consistent policy of protecting and promoting people’s fundamental rights, including rights of the women. Vietnam’s efforts and achievements in human rights protection and improvement have been highly appreciated by the community. The US award given to an individual in detention for investigation of Vietnamese law violation is unobjective, irrelevant and detrimental to the development of bilateral relations,"…... [read more]

  • Vietnam arrests blogger for defaming state leaders

The man has posted more than 700 video clips that defame state leaders, according to police. Police in the central province of Thanh Hoa arrested a man for publishing defamatory video clips about top government and Communist Party leaders. Since October of 2015, Nguyen Danh Dung has used a blog (Tinhhinhdatnuocvietnam-Vietnam today), two Facebook pages (ThienAn and QuachThienAn) and a Youtube account (ThienAn TV) to post more than 700 videos acccording to Tran Trung Hieu, spokesman of Thanh Hoa Police. Dung aggregated video content from hostile websites and social media accounts, edited them and posted the final results on his…... [read more]

  • Vietnam police arrest anti-government Facebook user

Vietnamese police on Wednesday captured a Facebook user for disseminating anti-state information. Vietnamese police on Wednesday captured a Facebook user for disseminating anti-state information. Ho Van Hai, 52, was arrested in Ho Chi Minh City and accused of "spreading information and documents on the Internet that are against the government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam," according to a statement Ho Chi Minh City police posted on their website. Police will investigate and handle Hai's violations in accordance with the law, the statement said. Hai's Facebook page and blog were inaccessible as of Wednesday night. Hai is also known as…... [read more]

  • Vietnam arrests Facebooker accused of distorting facts, defaming police

Her stories of people ending up dead in police custody were described as hostile and defamatory by the police. Police in the central province of Khanh Hoa Province arrested a woman on Monday accusing her of publishing distorted stories and videos against the government and the Communist Party. They said Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, 37, had run a blog and a Facebook page under the nickname 'Me Nam' (Mother Mushroom) since 2012. She has been accused of abusing democratic rights, distorting facts and going against the government and the Party with her blog posts. Police said in 2014, the mother…... [read more]

  • Vietnamese man found decapitated after falling from 15th floor in Singapore

Police are treating the case as an 'unnatural death', but no foul play has been indicated. A Vietnamese man was decapitated after falling from the 15th floor of a hotel in Singapore on Wednesday morning, police said. The 23-year-old landed on a fifth floor balcony of the hotel at around 2:30 a.m., but his head was found outside an eatery on the fourth floor, Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported. The Straits Times said police are investigating the case as an “unnatural death”, and ruled out foul play. According to the report, the man was staying in a room with…... [read more]

  • Koreans drive industrialisation - News - Investment

The Hanoitimes - Increasing investment from South Korean companies in the areas of energy, electronics and manufacturing are helping facilitate Vietnam’s industrialisation journey. South Korean giants including Samsung Electronics, Doosan Heavy Industries, Kumho Asiana, Lotte and Posco have all heavily invested into Vietnam and are planning to increase their investments in the country in the near future. Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest electronics firm, has already committed $8 billion to Vietnam for its facilities in Bac Ninh, Thai Nguyen and Ho Chi Minh City. Other subsidiaries of Samsung Group are researching investment opportunities in the country in the shipbuilding, property…... [read more]

  • VN becomes attractive oil refinery option - News - Investment

Tien phong (the Vanguard) online news reported that Viet Nam's intial oil and gas development strategy by 2020 involved the setting up of three oil refineries: the proposed US$3-billion Dung Quat refinery in Quang Ngai Province, with an annual capacity of 6.5 million tonnes of crude oil; and the proposed $9-billion Nghi Son refinery in Thanh Hoa Province and the proposed $4.5-billion Long Son refinery in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, each with an annual capacity of 10 million tonnes. The State later added to the plan two oil refineries: the $3.18-billion Vung Ro refinery in Phu Yen Province with an…... [read more]

  • Vietnamese investment in Laos to hit US$5.8 bln in 2015 - News - Investment

The ambitious target was unveiled at a meeting between AVIL and Vietnamese investors in Vientiane on September 24. Vietnam has so far had 413 valid projects in Laos, totalling approximately US$5 billion and making it the second largest foreign investor in the country.A number of major projects have been put into operation, contributing approximately US$150 million to the Lao State budget and generating some 300,000 jobs for local people. They include Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group (HAGL)-invested projects on sugarcane, rubber oil palm plantations, and the Vietnam Rubber Group – funded projects on rubber growing and latex processing. As of…... [read more]

  • French Schneider keen on possible mergers and business opportunities - News - Investment

The Hanoitimes - ​French-backed Schneider Electric is seeking to expand production capacity in Vietnam. Schneider Electric Vietnam country president Xavier Denoly told VIR at last week's Xperience Efficiency 2014 exhibition that the firm would continue strongly expanding production in Vietnam. "We are seeking capable local partners for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to further realise our global mission to maintain our position as an international specialist in energy management," he said, adding that the firm had conducted many M&As in the energy industry over the past 20 years, raising the number of its employees from 40,000 to 150,000. "M&As are always…... [read more]




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