Vietnam hub to move karaoke parlors out of residential areas

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Vietnam hub to move karaoke parlors out of residential areas

More than nine years after stopping issue of fresh licenses for karaoke parlors and dancing clubs, Ho Chi Minh City is now planning to move existing ones out of residential areas or have them switch to other businesses in an effort to check prostitution.

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Vietnam metro vexed with new system, wants compulsory rehab for drug users

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Vietnam metro vexed with new system, wants compulsory rehab for drug users

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are seeking sanction from the central government to send drug addicts straight to rehabilitation centers without going through a complicated process that is in place but has been criticized as inefficient.

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Voluntary drug detoxification a flop in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 day(s) ago

Drug detoxification is in a dilemma in Vietnam as the compulsory form is now considered a violation of human rights while the voluntary mode has proved ineffective.

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Vietnam police bust prostitution rings targeting foreigners

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Vietnam police bust prostitution rings targeting foreigners

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have detained dozens of people, including pimps, for allegedly running two prostitution rings exclusively targeting foreigners in the downtown area.

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Students confused about new university-exam groups

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Students confused about new university-exam groups

VietNamNet Bridge – Universities have drawn up their 2015 enrollment plans and created several new groups of exams, leaving students with more questions than answers.

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TOEFL, TOEIC scores refused for applying to civil service exams

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The public have shown concern as the municipal Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) refused to accept TOEFL and TOEIC scores as part of the applications for civil service exams in Ho Chi Minh City,

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As crime, drug use rise, addicts run loose in Ho Chi Minh City

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As crime, drug use rise, addicts run loose in Ho Chi Minh City

Police estimate that 500 drug-addicted gang members are actively threatening public security in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Three arrested for provoking mass escape from Vietnam drug rehab center

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Three arrested for provoking mass escape from Vietnam drug rehab center

Hai Phong police arrested three men accused of inciting nearly 400 others to escape a compulsory rehabilitation center in the northern port city on September 14.

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Red tape keeps Vietnam addicts out of rehab

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Red tape keeps Vietnam addicts out of rehab

Only 33 of Vietnam's 204,377 drug addicts were sent to rehab between January and July due to holes in the current referral system, according to the Ministry of Public Security.

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School principals reluctant to make IT a compulsory subject

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School principals reluctant to make IT a compulsory subject

VietNamNet Bridge – Educators have suggested that informatics be added to the list of compulsory subjects at schools but principals are opposed to the idea.

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Red tape, lack of funds hinders drug treatment

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Red tape, lack of funds hinders drug treatment

VietNamNet Bridge – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on Sept 10 called on agencies and localities to speed up the treatment of drug addicts throughout the nation.

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Red tape, lack of funds hinders drug treatment

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Red tape, lack of funds hinders drug treatment

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam yesterday called on agencies and localities to speed up the treatment of drug addicts throughout the nation.

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Hanoi promotes electronic tax declaration

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VietnamPlus English 1 month(s) ago

The Hanoi Department of Taxation has focussed on tax administrative reforms following the Prime Minister’s direction to improve the tax system.

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Renovation a must for VOV to attract audiences

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VOV News English 1 month(s) ago

Renovation a must for VOV to attract audiences

(VOV) - Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) General Director Nguyen Dang Tien has said renovation is a compulsory task for VOV to master modern technology and produce quality outputs to cater to the diverse taste of audiences.

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Few workers have social insurance

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Few workers have social insurance

Less than one-quarter of the population had social insurance, meaning that the national target of achieving 50% participation by 2020 will be difficult to realise, experts cautioned.

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