Military personnel carry Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto to a helicopter to be medevaced after he was attacked in Pandeglang, Banten on October 10. (Photo: AFP) Hanoi (VNA) – The Indonesian military has taken disciplinary action against three of its members after their spouses raised doubt on social media over attack on October 10 in Banten on Chief Security Minister Wiranto by an Islamic militant. Chief of staff of the Indonesian Army Gen. Andika Perkasa said on October 11 that Col. Hendi Suhendi, who headed the Kendari Military District Command in Southeast Sulawesi, and Sgt. Z. of the Horse Calvalry Batalion in Bandung, West Java, had been demoted and would be detained for 14 days by the Military Police. He added that their wives would be reported to police for violating the Electronic Information and Transactions Law. The same time, the Indonesian Force posted an announcement on its official website stating that it had removed Chief … [Read more...] about Indonesians demoted after wives post comments on minister attack
The factory of the Duc Giang Garment Co. Ltd in Long Bien district, Hanoi (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - A circular on "Made in Vietnam" products was expected to help businesses avoid accusations of fraud, said Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Quoc Khanh at a conference held in Hanoi on September 25. The event was organised to hear opinions from enterprises and associations on the draft circular, which describes how to identify Vietnamese goods and products. Many products and goods whose accessories are imported from foreign countries and assembled and processed in Vietnam are sometimes labelled "Made in Vietnam", which has sparked public concern. Khanh said the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in August had completed a draft circular on how to identify Vietnamese-made goods. MoIT has published the draft publicly and will organise two seminars in Hanoi and HCM City to collect comments from the public, businesses and relevant ministries before finalising the report and … [Read more...] about Solutions to help businesses avoid accusations of origin fraud
Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue provincial People’s Committee Phan Ngoc Tho said that the Vietnamese tourism sector in general and that of Thua Thien-Hue are facing with both opportunities and challenges which required groundbreaking, timely, and creative changes in accordance with smart tourism development towards sustainable growth, and higher competitiveness. Chairman Tho added that the province targets to develop smart tourism in order to raise state management of tourism in a comprehensive and effective manner; diversify service quality; provide information for tourists and the community via smart tourism modals. The Forum focuses on these following main objectives including (1) developing smart tourism to comprehensively and effectively enhance the role of State management in local tourism; (2) diversifying form and raising service quality; advertise and provide tourists and … [Read more...] about Thua Thien-Hue develops smart tourism
Illustrative image (Photo: Russian Defence Ministry) As a political commentator for Russian mainstream media, Trophimchuk has monitored issues in the Southeast Asia and Vietnam in particular. … [Read more...] about Scholar: Vietnam, Russia build exemplary relationship
Nguyen The Tan, CEO of VCCorp In the last three years, three Vietnam’s social networks started with funding commitments from investors. In June 2019, Hahalolo, a social network believed to be the first developed by Vietnamese, integrates social network, online tourism services and e-commerce. Like other big social networks, Hahalolo has functions allowing users to make friends, and chat online without limitations in space and time. Hahalolo users can interact through the features of posting, commenting, sharing and expressing emotions. Hahalolo also integrates online travel and e-commerce service models, which helps it be a bridge which links travel enthusiasts, and link with travel service providers, retailers with customers. In July, another social network, Gapo, made its debut. At a press conference to introduce Gapo, Gap Technology, the developer, received commitment from G-Capital to invest VND500 billion. The amount of money would be used in the first phase of … [Read more...] about How will Vietnam’s social networks compete?