La Nyalla Mattalitti, newly elected President of the Regional Representative Council (DPD), Indonesia’s upper house, speaks to the press. (Photo: wartaekonomi) Jakarta (VNA) – Senator La Nyalla Mattalitti was elected President of the Regional Representative Council (DPD), Indonesia’s upper house, for the 2019-2024 tenure on October 1 evening, local media reported. The 3-hour vote took place during the upper house’s third plenary session which was attended by 134 out of 136 senators. Former President of the All Indonesian Football Association (PSSI) La Nyalla Mattalitti was elected after drawing 47 votes. He defeated Senator Sultan Bachtiar who won 40 votes, Senator Mahyudin who got 28 votes and Senator Nono Sampono who got 18 votes. The three senators will be the DPD’s vice presidents. Earlier, Indonesia’s new parliament elected the country’s first female speaker of the People’s Representative Council, the lower house. Puan Maharani, … [Read more...] about Indonesia’s upper house, lower house have new presidents
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Defending champion and world number two Park Sung-hyun of South Korea will be among the favorites at this week's LPGA Indy Women in Tech Championship. — AFP/VNA Photo WASHINGTON — Second-ranked defending champion Park Sung-hyun and World number three Lexi Thompson, the 2017 winner, will set the pace when the LPGA season resumes Thursday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The third edition of the Indy Women in Tech Championship features a field of 132 players at Brickyard Crossing, a par-72 layout that includes four holes on the infield of the famed 2.5-mile (4km) oval where France's Simon Pagenaud won this year's Indianapolis 500 in May. After a three-week break for the Solheim Cup, in which Europe defeated the United States in Scotland, the world's top women's golfers return to America this week and next week in Texas, where Park is also defending champion, before the LPGA moves to Asia for events in Shanghai, South Korea, Taiwan and Japan. England's Bronte Law, … [Read more...] about No 2 Park, No 3 Thompson set LPGA pace at Indy
Several expats living in Vietnam have shared their stories about Christmas celebrations with Tuoi Tre News as the holiday nears. Kim Cheng, from San Diego, California, USA My husband and I have been living in Vietnam for over six years, and I've celebrated four memorable Christmases and New Year's holidays in Ho Chi Minh City. I remember my first Christmas in Vietnam. It was December 24, 2008 and Vietnam had just won the AFF Championship. Most of Le Duan Street and the area surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral had thousands of motorbikes with fans cheering and waving Vietnamese flags. Then, just before midnight, there was a wave of silence. It was really cool to see a mass of people become so quiet that you could hear a pin drop. The weather in the city during December is similar to the weather in my hometown most of the year. This year, a small group of friends and I will have Christmas Eve dinner at Saffron restaurant. We're also doing a fun Secret Santa gift exchange. We have a … [Read more...] about That’s how they celebrate Christmas in Vietnam, how about you?
Lao students join Vietnamese eloquent contest The teams' representatives pose for a group photo A Vietnamese eloquent contest for Lao students in Vietnam’s central region took place in Thua Thien-Hue province on October 18. The event, co-held by the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) and the Vietnam-Lao Friendship Association Central Committee, saw the participation of 16 teams. In seven minutes, each of the contestants shared their understanding about Vietnam, the country’s people and culture, along with memories during their stay. A team of the Vinh University of Technology Education in the north-central province of Nghe An claimed the first prize, followed by those of the Hue University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Hong Duc University. Addressing the event, Deputy Director General of the International Cooperation Department under the MoET Nguyen Hai Thanh said Vietnam and Laos have nurtured a traditional friendship and cooperation over the years, … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES TODAY
The victims of marriages between Vietnamese brides and foreigners who meet and marry each other after a couple of meetings via matchmaking, are not always the brides. Many Vietnamese brides who are already divorcées intentionally come to matchmakers to meet foreign men, mostly Chinese and South Korean. They are seeking marriages with foreigners merely for money. Even worse, the brides have ‘tactics’ to separate from their husbands to marry others and take advantage of the difference of laws in the two countries to bring troubles to their husbands by refusing to sign documents of divorce. Looking for wife to divorce A Chinese man named Ly Trang, 47, from the central Chinese province of Hubei, came to Vietnam in early May to look for his Vietnamese wife, Nguyen Thi Thuy H., who is in her 30s. Ly told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that he ‘bought’ the Vietnamese woman residing in Tan Phu District of the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai for 60,000 … [Read more...] about When foreign husbands ‘fall victim’ to Vietnamese brides