-- Many parents taking their children to learn foreign languages at Alpha Center in Ho Chi Minh City has detected the center having shut down without notice. Meanwhile, many teachers, said they had yet received their salaries for two months.
-- Six were dead and two others were seriously injured when their car was crashed by a falling rock in Cam Mountain in the Mekong Delta’s An Giang Province.
-- The ASEAN Committee for Consumer Protection (ACCP) has launched a new website, www.aseanconsumer.org, to help consumers with recalled or banned products, explain the compensation mechanism and provide general information.
-- Credit institutions, including foreign bank branches, can now make loans in foreign currency to customers residing in the country, according to State Bank of Vietnam.
-- Vietnam imported 1,000 Complete Built Unit (CBU) motorbikes worth $2 million in April, a significant decrease in both volume and value, 80 percent and 75 percent respectively, compared to March, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
-- Two concerts described as “Emperor’s Night” have take place in the Workers Theatre in Hanoi, featuring the acclaimed Singaporean pianist Lim Yan accompanying Vietnam’s National Symphony Orchestra with the performances of well-known classical works including famous Emperor piano Concerto No. 5 and “Egmont” Overture by Ludwig van Beethoven and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.
-- An acclaimed French documentary, Rendez-vous in an Unknown Region with Black Lo Lo People features the famous French rugby player Frederic Michalak, has been screened in Hanoi for the first time, featuring the daily life of the Black Lo Lo ethnic group in Vietnam's Cao Bang Province.
-- Vietnam won three bronze medals during the first day of the Asian Taekwondo Championships which has been kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City. The medals went to Ngo Thi Thuy Dung in the women's single event, Nguyen Minh Van in the men's single category and the women's team at the Asia Juniors Poomsae Championships.