Vietnam arrests wanted property tycoon deported from Singapore

At themeeting, the guest and the host deliberated long and short-termcooperation plans between Vietnam and the WIPO. Theyfocused on assessing the compatibility of Vietnamese laws withinternational conventions, towards building and bettering laws onprotecting copyright; assisting in raising public awareness ofintellectual property rights and Vietnam ’s other related rights aswell as building long-term development strategies on copyright. Francis Gurry said that the cooperation between the VietnameseGovernment and the WIPO has developed ceaselessly over the recent years.He stressed that Vietnam reached great economicachievements thanks to its appreciation of the important role of theintellectual property sector. The WIPO sent its experts toVietnam to…... [read more]

The Investigative Security Agency under Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security has issued a wanted notice for a business tycoon, notoriously known as a ‘mafia boss’ of the central city of Da Nang, local police confirmed on Friday.The wanted notice for Phan Van Anh Vu was signed on Thursday, one day after the Investigative Security Agency initiated legal proceedings against the 42-year-old mogul on charges of “deliberately disclosing state secret,” an official from the Da Nang police department told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.Vu, also known as Vu “nhom” (aluminum), had his house in the central Vietnamese city searched on Thursday night.Vu…... [read more]

Singapore (VNA) – Vietnam wants to learn from Singapore’s experience indeveloping the intellectual property (IP) system in order to make IP aneffective tool supporting technology development and boosting socio-economicdevelopment.VietnameseMinister of Science and Technology Chu Ngoc Anh made the statement at hismeeting with Indranee Thurai Rajah, Senior Minister of State for Law andFinance of Singapore’s Ministry of Law, on November 28 within the framework ofthe official visit to Singapore of National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi KimNgan.TheMinistry of Science and Technology is building a National Strategy onIntellectual Property to be submitted to the Prime Minister for approval in2018, Anh said.Rajahagreed on the…... [read more]

Vietnam has arrested a disgraced Communist Party official for his past wrongdoings at state energy giant PetroVietnam several years ago, making him the most high-profile political casualty of a corruption crackdown that has riveted the nation.  Dinh La Thang, 57, was arrested after the legislative National Assembly stripped him of his lawmaker status, the Ministry of Public Security said late Friday. His Communist Party membership has also been suspended. In Vietnam, sitting lawmakers are immune from prosecution. The punishment handed down to him was the harshest to be meted out to a Politburo member in years, if not decades.  Thang’s political career was all…... [read more]

Germany should be able to deport unaccompanied minor refugees who commit crimes if their families can be identified, the head of the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said in remarks released ahead of publication on Sunday.FDP leader Christian Lindner spoke amid growing debate about unaccompanied refugees after the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old German girl on Wednesday by a suspect later identified by police as her former boyfriend, a 15-year-old Afghan refugee who had entered Germany in early 2016.Lindner told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper that authorities should be able to deport unaccompanied minors who resisted “educational measures” and caused problems,…... [read more]

Stocks tumbled on the benchmark Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange VN Index and Hanoi’s HNX-Index on news of the arrest of business, football and banking tycoon Nguyen Duc Kien. Nguyen Duc Kien The southern bourse closed 15.24 points (3.49%) down, with the northern exchange dropping 3.01 points (4.26%) on Tuesday morning. All stocks on the newly launched HNX30 almost simultaneously hit their floor price. Multi-millionaire Kien, the founder of the Asia Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ACB), was taken into custody on August 20 on unannounced charges, sending shockwaves across the country. The police conducted a one-hour search at his home…... [read more]

The State leader said he hopes the Singaporean Ambassador will work closely with Vietnamese functional agencies to step up bilateral cooperation, through high-level visits, Party, State and National Assembly channels, and people-to-people exchange.He expected that both nation will work hand in hand with a new, creative mindset to keep abreast with fast changes in science and technology to mutually get sustainable development and prosperity.Quang suggested Catherine Wong accelerate the negotiation and signing of a bilateral labour agreement, accelerate air and sea connectivity, call for more Singaporean investors to invest in energy, petro-chemistry, and agriculture, and make it easier for Vietnamese agri-products to…... [read more]

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at a reception for Singaporean Deputy PM and Defence Minister Teo Chee Hean who is on an official visit to Vietnam as a guest of National Defence Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh. PM Dung said the freshly-signed agreement on national defence cooperation will bring practical benefit to both sides and increase mutual understanding, and strengthen friendship and cooperation between the two countries. The Vietnamese government supports the two Defence Ministries’ efforts to effectively implement this agreement, the PM said. He spoke highly of Singapore’s socio-economic development models and thanked Singaporean leaders Lee Kuan Yew,…... [read more]

Talking withVietnam News Agency’s Singapore-based reporter ahead of the forum, Dr. Aekapol Chongvilaivan, fellow of ISEAS’s Regional Economic StudiesProgramme, said the Vietnam Forum is especially marked the 40thanniversary of the Vietnam-Singapore diplomatic relations. Since its inception in 1973, the friendship between the two countrieshas grown hand in hand in terms of trade and investment. Singapore isthe second largest trading partner to Vietnam. Vietnam served as an investment destination for Singaporecompanies. At the same time, the country also sees Singapore as acatalyst for economic development and urbanisation, includingindustrialisation. “Over the past 40 years we haveseen an increase in bilateral relations not…... [read more]

They also agreed to join hands to minimise the adverse effects of natural disasters, address global climate and encourage dialogue amongst youths. They discussed topics on politics& security, economics& trade and regional cooperation, and adopted 14 resolutions on issues relevant to development solutions devised by countries. A resolution on climate change sponsored by six countries, including Vietnam, was also passed by the conference. Vietnam put forward an initiative on ‘establishing a common cooperation mechanism in the Asia-Pacific region,’ to face climate change threats. The mechanism will comprise inter-parliamentary organisations such as the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) and the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary…... [read more]