Parents, educators question MOET’s reform initiatives

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Parents, educators question MOET’s reform initiatives

VietNamNet Bridge – New policies and reform programs developed by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) have caused controversy, including a recent decision to combine the annual national high school exam and university entrance exam.

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Gov’t plan to issue $1 billion in int’l bonds stirs controversy

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Gov’t plan to issue $1 billion in int’l bonds stirs controversy

VietNamNet Bridge – The successful issue of international bonds at low interest rates will allow Vietnam to promote itself in the international capital market, according to a VPB Securities report.

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Travellers demand stricter safety standards for VN sleeper buses

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked readers to share their thoughts about a new ban on sleeper buses travelling on steep and winding routes in Viet Nam. The ban seemed to spark controversy among our readers. Here are some responses:

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Khanh Ly organisers to pay VND250 million in copyright fees

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Khanh Ly organisers to pay VND250 million in copyright fees

The organiser of the two liveshows of overseas singer Khanh Ly has agreed to pay music copyright fees of VND250 million after ministerial authorities got involved.

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Controversy over regional accents of newscasters

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Controversy over regional accents of newscasters

The central regional accents of a newscasters on Vietnam Television (VTV) on August 6 have raised controversy about the standards for anchors.

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HCMC’s e-textbooks plan sparks controversy among school leaders

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HCMC’s e-textbooks plan sparks controversy among school leaders

Primary school students in Ho Chi Minh City may have to pay between VND 3 million and 5 million (US$141 – 236) each for tablet devices if a proposal on “e-textbooks and tablets for primary students” is approved for the coming school year.

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Khanh Ly show delayed due to copyright controversy

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

Organisers have decided to delay a live show by legendary overseas singer Khanh Ly in due to continued arguments over copyrighted materials.

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Khanh Ly show delayed due to copyright controversy

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Khanh Ly show delayed due to copyright controversy

VietNamNet Bridge – Organisers have decided to delay a live show by legendary overseas singer Khanh Ly in due to continued arguments over copyrighted materials.

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Khanh Ly show delayed due to copyright controversy

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Khanh Ly show delayed due to copyright controversy

Organisers have decided to delay a live show by legendary overseas singer Khanh Ly in due to continued arguments over copyrighted materials.

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Trinh Cong Son copyright controversy

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Trinh Cong Son copyright controversy

All through the run up to overseas Vietnamese singer Khanh Ly’s show in Danang City on August 8, there were arguments about copyright issues.

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Experimental Ebola drug sparks ethical controversy

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

The decision to use an experimental drug to treat two Americans infected with Ebola, while nearly 1,000 Africans have already died from the deadly epidemic, has sparked controversy – but US experts say it was ethically justified.

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Ministry’s proposals for national high-school exam stir controversy

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Ministry’s proposals for national high-school exam stir controversy

VietNamNet Bridge – None of the three solutions suggested by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) relating to the national high school exam organization has achieved a broad consensus among the public. Some educators have pointed out that all three are problematic.

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Poverty-stricken students to be encouraged to follow higher education

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Poverty-stricken students to be encouraged to follow higher education

VietNamNet Bridge – Should poor students be encouraged to follow university education? This question has recently become a matter of controversy on education forums.

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Vietnam considers changes to controversial alcohol sale bill

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Vietnam considers changes to controversial alcohol sale bill

As a result of public pressure, the Vietnamese Ministry of Health has considered making changes to a controversial draft law that prohibits beer and liquor sales between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am the following morning.

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Authorities seek to control viral internet series

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Authorities seek to control viral internet series

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnamese Cinematography Department is considering how to handle possible violations in the film “Apartment 69″ which has gone viral and stirred up controversy over its content.

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