-- National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung on February 23 met with visiting Secretary General of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) Antonio V. Cuenco.
-- Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan received a delegation of the friendship association between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Vietnam, in Hanoi on February 23.
--A 50-kilogram arowana with a 1.7 meter length was caught on Hau River near Binh Minh, Vinh Long province on Wednesday evening. It was killed and later sold to locals in Hung Loi, Cai Rang (Can Tho) but they refused to buy believing it was not just a normal fish. It was buried later in a local temple.
-- Nguyen Huu Em, Nguyen Hoang Lam from Ward 8, Ca Mau and 9-month-old Huynh Pham Phuoc Hao were killed in a fire Wednesday evening at 49-year-old Huynh Van Dung’s house after two portable gas tanks exploded. Dung is Hao’s grandfather and he was having a party at home.
--The National Center for Hydro – Meteorological Forecasting announced on Tuoi Tre Friday that there will be 6-7 storms taking toll on Vietnam in 2012, up on the average number of other years and in 2011.
-- Young Japanese writer Masatsugu Ono held talk in Ho Chi Minh Thursday at Hoa Sen University to talk about “The mermaid’s singing”, his newly released work in Vietnam and contemporary Japanese literature.
-- “Buoc nhay hoan vu”, the Vietnamese version of “Dancing with the star” show kicked off officially on Thursday after its first press conference held in Ho Chi Minh.
-- A conference discussing a long-term development plan for Vietnam’s football until 2030 was held in Ho Chi Minh Thursday. It focused on how to improve the current system of training and unearthing young talents, yet it reached no conclusion of how to do so.
--The academic and finance senior official Hoang Tran Hau said lessening group interest and cutting down 5-10% management fee of state-owned businesses is important in a recent project of the Ministry of Finance to restructure state-owned enterprises.
-- Deputy Minister of Education Bui Van Ga said Thursday that the Ministry had made its final decision on new changes regarding this year’s national entrance exam of universities and colleges across the country.