Viet Nam News Khánh Dương HÀ NỘI — For Đinh Khắc Cử, this year’s Tết (Lunar New Year) is set to be the most special yet. For the first time in his life, the 70-year-old businessman will welcome the traditional new year in his homeland. He is among about 1,000 overseas Vietnamese who gathered in Hà Nội last weekend to attend ‘Homeland Spring’, an annual meeting of overseas Vietnamese ahead of theLunar New Year. “It is such a rush of excitement to see bustling streets with apricot flowers, peach blossom branches, kumquat trees and everyone in a hurry to make preparations. It’s truly the warmth of the homeland that I can feel,” he said. Cử, who was born to Vietnamese parents in Thailand, has memories of Việt Nam through stories told by his parents and pieces of remembrance collected whenever he went back to the country to travel or visit relatives. Despite … [Read more...] about Home is where the heart is for these Vietnamese expats
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Thu Vân One year go, to this day, I was shivering in fury, agony and disbelief as I wrote an editorial about three kindergarten caregivers slapping the faces of 3-5 years old toddlers, even throwing them up in the air in anger. Today, those feelings are back in full force, and I still can’t control the shivering and the emotions. This time, it is a sixth grader in Quảng Bình Province at the receiving end of violence. In some ways, this is even worse. It was not an adult beating up a child, this time, horrific as that is. This time, an adult got the kids to be violent. Yes, this bears emphasising. An adult, a teacher no less, got her students, sixth graders, to engage in violence on their friend and classmate. The teacher forced the sixth graders to slap one of their classmates 10 times each, and the kid was slapped a total of 231 times for allegedly using foul language in class. Why 231? Because the crime had been “upgraded” to a higher … [Read more...] about We have been slapped. How do we turn the other cheek?
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Administrative reforms are very important to the development of a nation, State managers and researchers agreed during a conference reviewing administrative reforms under the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945), focusing on the dissemination of the reforms through châu bản (official administrative papers). The conference took place on Friday in Hà Nội. The Ministry of Home Affairs hosted the event with the aim of acknowledging the value of administrative reforms under the Nguyễn Dynasty. The panelists discussed what can be learnt from the Kings’ policies and how the reforms continue to influence the country today. Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Nguyễn Trọng Thừa said "this is the good chance for us to acknowledge the great contributions of the ancestors in establishing and developing the country". “By the way, we also … [Read more...] about Nguyễn Dynasty’s reforms expressed through châu bản
Nawaplastic still hungry for Binh Minh Plastic shares Owning a dominant stake in Binh Minh Plastic (BMP) did not quench Nawaplastic Industry Co., Ltd. (Nawaplastic)’s thirst for BMP shares. Most recently, Nawaplastic registered to buy an additional 1.17 million BMP shares to increase its holding to 44.525 million shares, equalling 54.39 per cent of the charter capital. The transaction is expected to occur between June18 and July16. The registered share volume is the remaining part of the 2.86 million shares that Nawaplastic failed to buy during previous transactions. Notably, Nawaplastic registered to buy 2.86 million BMP shares during transactions on May 14-June 12, however, the Thai investor ended up buying 1.69 million of the registered shares as BMP did not match Nawaplastic’s target price. BMP manufactures and trades civil and industrial products made of plastic and rubber. The company also designs, manufactures, and trades in plastic moulds for the casting industry; … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 19/6