Some defendants in the exam cheating scandal said that VND1 billion was paid for each ‘exam score fabrication’. Tuoi Tre newspaper reported that Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training Department, said a defendant in the exam score scandal in the province declared that it was the department director who gave him information about eight examinees and told him to get the exam papers of the students to manipulate scores. Tran Xuan Yen (white shirt) is arrested Regarding the ‘cost’ of score fabrication, Yen said one had to pay VND1 billion to raise the total exam score of three exam subjects to the wanted levels. Yen was ‘in charge’ of 13 students, Nguyen Thi Hong Nga,16, while Dang Huu Thuy, vice rector of To Hieu High School in Son La City, was responsible for four examinees and Lo Van Huynh, head of the quality assurance division, for 7. Tran Xuan Yen, former deputy director of Son La Education and Training … [Read more...] about Exam cheating scandal: how much did one score adjustment cost?
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National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan speaks at the general debate on migrants and refugees of the 138th IPU Assembly in Geneva on March 25 (Photo: VNA) Geneva (VNA) – Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has emphasised that to solve migration crises, it is necessary to enhance cooperation at global level with the active participation of countries and international organisations. Ngan was addressing the first general debate, themed “Strengthening the global regime for migrants and refugees: the need for evidence-based policy solutions”, at the 138th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on March 25 (local time). In her speech, she underscored the need to create a full legal framework to help protect human dignity and rights along with the fundamental freedoms of migrants, while promoting their contributions to the development of each nation in terms of not only economy but also culture and … [Read more...] about Vietnam calls for stronger cooperation to solve migration crises
Ambassador Duong Chi Dung, Head of the Vietnamese Permanent Delegation to the UN in Geneva, attends the 40th meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in March, 2019. (Photo: VNA) The world will celebrate the 71st anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10. The Declaration presented the international community’s common values of human rights and laid a foundation for other human rights covenants, including the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Covenant on Economical, Social, and Cultural Rights, and covenants on the rights of children, women, and persons with disabilities. Since the war, Vietnam has made every effort to build a socialist state governed by law, a state of the people, by the people, and for the people, and improve its laws on human rights. Effort to promote human rights of all people Vietnam’s 2013 Constitution has a chapter on Human Rights and Rights and … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s contributions to global human rights
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan (L) and President of the Senate of the Netherlands Ankie Broekers-Knol (Photo: VNA) The Hague (VNA) - Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan has expected that her ongoing official visit to the Netherlands will further deepen the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and the European country in general and the Dutch parliament in particular. During her talks with President of the Senate of the Netherlands Ankie Broekers-Knol in The Hague on March 27, Chairwoman Ngan expressed her hope that the visit will open up new cooperation prospects in bilateral relations as well as cooperative ties between Vietnam, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU), especially when Vietnam and the Netherlands are celebrating the 45th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties. [Vietnam’s top legislator holds talks with speaker of Dutch lower house] … [Read more...] about NA leader expects stronger Vietnam-Netherlands relations
Earlier, the department had sent a notice to Uber that it had to pay VND66.68 billion (US$2.94 million) in tax arrears by December 23, but the company only paid VND13.3 billion (US$586,000). Uber B.V. filed a complaint with the General Department of Taxation and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) on the grounds that it had fulfilled its tax obligations under the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement signed between Vietnam and the Netherlands. But the MoF said Uber B.V. is not entitled to tax exemption under the agreement since it generates its income in Vietnam through a network of local partner drivers. The tax department then asked five banks - Vietcombank, Eximbank, Sacombank, ACB, and VietinBank - to appropriate fares paid to Uber through bank accounts and send to it instead of to Uber International Holding B.V. The seizure is to be done between January 1 and 10. Uber then decided to take the department to court. On December 29, the HCM City People’s Court, after considering … [Read more...] about Uber sues HCM City Tax Department