The pictures were shocking, but what followed was worse. For badly beating up his 8-year-old daughter, a man got punished with a slap on the wrist. Nhung started living with her father after her parents divorced in 2017. In February, her mother Le Thi Huong reported to the police in the north central province of Thanh Hoa that her ex-husband Le Dinh Hai was tying up and brutally beating their daughter for "not doing as well as her brother at school." Nhung had massive bruises on her face, arms, back, and buttocks. Doctors said her body had suffered 7 percent damage. Nhung carries bruises on her hand and buttocks, from her father's beating. Photos by VnExpress/Lam Son. Despite physical scars from the beating, all the father had to do was pay a VND2.5 million fine ($107) fine, after Huong withdrew her petition for a criminal probe against him. Authorities have given Huong custody of the daughter. As of going to press, there was no information on her brother. Also last month, local … [Read more...] about Spare the rod, spoil the child approach scar Vietnamese children
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Illustration by Đỗ Dũng By Kiều Duy Khánh Every night, rain or shine, Sừa went out to a gigantic block of stone under the coffee plum tree next to the Sủ Sung stream to fish and sleep. Yet for two days straight, he hadn’t shown up. Did Sừa leave for another stream with more fish? Or was he bored with fishing? Sừa’s fishing buddies had been asking each other such questions on their night shifts. Sừa hadn’t left for another stream. Nor had he gotten bored with fishing. Instead, Sừa was seriously ill. Sừa was ill, which sounded strange! Even though he was over 40, Sừa looked stronger than twentysomethings. His arms were firm and rugged like an old tree on the Sắng mountain. His chest was square and red, bursting like a stone slab. Sừa wasn’t ill because of an internal problem; he fell ill because of a breeze. Though the breeze was blowing … [Read more...] about The soul of the piêu* scarf
To Hoang Son, a chemistry teacher in the southern province of Ca Mau, was accused by the parents of several students in 8th and 9th grades of groping and touching them in the thigh and chest while teaching them. He apologized to the students and their parents, but claimed he had developed paternal affection for them since he lives far away from his own daughter. If charged, Son faces jail term of up to 12 years in jail. Recent reports of school teachers sexually assaulting their students have shocked the nation. Last month, a male secondary school teacher in the northern Lao Cai Province was arrested for impregnating a 14-year-old student. In March a Da Nang City court sentenced an ethics teacher to life for raping several third-graders. Last year 1,547 cases of child sex abuse were reported, down 2.8 percent from a year earlier, according to the Ministry of Public Security. In most cases the perpetrators were found to be people familiar with the children, such as teachers, school … [Read more...] about ‘Fatherly love,’ says teacher caught molesting teenage girls
A father in the central province of Nghe An has been arrested after throwing his seven-day-old son into a well which led to the baby's death. The mother, Nguyen Thi Hong burns incense at the altar of her newborn son According to Nguyen Thi Hong, 23, she and her husband, Truong Van Dat, 22, had a quarrel during a dinner party at home on March 22 and he suddenly took the sleeping baby and threw into a nearby well. "No one could imagine he would do that when he took the baby out," the poor mother said. "So we just didn't have enough time to prevent him." Explaining about the father's action, Hong said that earlier that day he came to the hospital to take her and their newborn baby home and they held a small party at their house with some relatives in Dong Ban Village, Dong Hop Commune. "During the party he said that he lost VND500,000 (USD22) and he thought I took the money but I said I didn't and we quarrelled about that," Hong said. "And he became angry and grabbed our baby." … [Read more...] about Father kills newborn son over family quarrel
At the end of his career, he was tasked with hunting the biggest target of all: the president of the United States. For two years, Mueller dug for the truth behind the most explosive political investigation in American history: Did Donald Trump or his campaign conspire with the Russian government? And has the president been beholden to the Kremlin since his victory? The answer, revealed Sunday by Attorney General Bill Barr, was "no." Mueller found no evidence of collusion, allowing Trump to declare "complete exoneration" even as questions of obstruction of justice remained. It came after two years of intense political pressure and scrutiny that the veteran criminal prosecutor was uniquely well-prepared to handle. He was named director of the FBI just days before the September 11, 2001 Al-Qaeda attacks, which plunged him into an entirely new mission to protect the country from future terror plots. The appointment in May 2017 to investigate a president who, according to the suspicions, … [Read more...] about Robert Mueller, the invisible prosecutor who investigated President Trump
VietNamNet Bridge - It’s still too early to tell if VietNamTa, which means ‘our Vietnam’, will be popular among Vietnamese, but it is getting more users day by day. Having officially got a license from the Ministry of Information and Communication (MIC), VietNamTa is a social network designed by Vietnamese for Vietnamese. It’s still too early to tell if VietNamTa, which means ‘our Vietnam’, will be popular among Vietnamese, but it is getting more users day by day. Second, the ‘message’ is one of the most regularly used features. On VietNamTa, there is ‘luu lai’ (save) option which allows users to easily search important messages and use them as emails. RELATED NEWS 75% of Vietnamese students under-12 use social media, not aware of risks: survey Vietnam to introduce code of conduct on social networks Mai Lan … [Read more...] about How is the new VietNamTa social network faring?
Viet Nam News by Paul Kennedy I don’t really know that much about Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan although it’s safe to say he has far more money than I can ever dream of. And believe me, I can dream of a lot. Ten years ago, Sheik Mansour bought Manchester City football club for a reported £210 million (VNĐ6.5 trillion). The season before the member of the royal family of Abu Dhabi decided to splash the cash, they finished ninth in the Premier League but since his investment, the only way has been up. They have won the Premier League three times, the FA Cup and last weekend for the fourth time they won the Football League Cup. Money well spent or success bought? City fans don’t care either way as long as the side is winning trophies. And right now, that’s exactly what they are doing. For many years, generations in fact, Manchester City lived in the shadows of their wealthier and far more successful rivals, Manchester United but in the last five or … [Read more...] about No matter how much you have, money can’t always buy you love
MANAGUA— Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened talks on Wednesday with opposition groups in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50 people killed. The Church-mediated dialogue, which got underway in the capital Managua, involved representatives of university students who are leading the protests against Ortega as well as some from business groups and unions. Ortega told the room that the aim of the talks was to "get past this tragic moment" and restore "peace" to the country, one of Latin America’s poorest. He was however interrupted by student representatives calling him a "murderer" and urging "an end to the repression." "We have come to demand you order the immediate halt of the attacks. You’re the boss of the paramilitaries, of the troops, of the mobs backing the government," said a leader of the student coalition, Lester Aleman. The unrest was the worst faced by Ortega in his past 11 years as president. The … [Read more...] about Nicaragua’s Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition after unrest
The South Korean coach visited VnExpress office in Hanoi on Monday to answer readers' questions about the memorable run to the AFC U23 final. - What were your targets before going to China for the AFC U23? There were 16 teams at the tournament, and Vietnam was considered one of the underdogs, being ranked 14th. In our group alone, we had Australia, South Korea and Syria, and people thought there was little hope for Vietnam. We had to focus completely on each and every game and have a strategy for each game. Our target was just to try our best to win each game. - How did you know your team was as at the same level as South Korea and Japan? I think I may have been misunderstood. During the tournament, a local reporter asked me about the quality of the Vietnamese players, but I did not compare them to South Korea or Japan. I've coached South Korean players, but I've never worked with Japanese players. What I said was that Vietnamese players have their own unique special qualities … [Read more...] about Q&A with coach Park Hang-seo, the mastermind behind Vietnam’s U23 football success
VietNamNet Bridge - ADB (Asian Development Bank) has predicted a 6.8 percent GDP growth rate for Vietnam in 2018, a figure which is much higher than the average growth rate in the region. ADB has predicted a 6.8% GDP growth rate for Vietnam in 2018 The Vietnam economy depends heavily on the world economy which began entering a prosperous period after 10 years of difficulties. The FED’s plan to raise the prime interest rate four times in 2018 would slightly decrease by 0.0075 percentage points Vietnam’s GDP. Huong mentioned the possibility that the Vietnam stock market would be upgraded to an Emerging Market by the end of 2019 or early 2020. RELATED NEWS GDP grows sharply as economy relies on foreign-invested enterprises Vietnam cautious about economic growth for 2018 Mai Thanh … [Read more...] about How will the Vietnam economy be in 2018?