Myanmar men sentenced to death for murder of British tourists in Thailand

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A Thai court sentenced two Myanmar migrant workers to death on Thursday after convicting them of the 2014 murders of two young British tourists on a holiday island in a case mired in controversy and a dispute over DNA testing.

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Scams a real problem for Vietnam: readers

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Scams a real problem for Vietnam: readers

Editor’s note: One of Tuoi Tre News readers caused a small controversy last week with an op-ed piece explaining why he believes Vietnam is good for foreigners to live in, but not necessarily to invest in.

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Which schools can train physicians?

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Which schools can train physicians?

VietNamNet Bridge - The decision by the Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) on allowing the Hanoi Business and Technology University, a private school, to open a medical training major, has raised controversy.

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Vietnam Airlines recalls in-flight magazine over Shwedagon Pagoda-related cover controversy

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Vietnam Airlines recalls in-flight magazine over Shwedagon Pagoda-related cover controversy

The Vietnamese national flag carrier is pulling copies of the latest issue of an in-flight magazine from all of its planes, as the cover of the publication has purportedly drawn the ire of the Buddhist community in Myanmar.

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Gov’t asks provinces to halt construction of costly administrative centers

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Gov’t asks provinces to halt construction of costly administrative centers

VietNamNet Bridge – As many provinces and cities have announced their plans to build administrative centers worth millions of US dollars, the government has asked these localities to halt the projects for review. The move was made after the plans caused controversy among the public in the local media.

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Controversy over award-winning book

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Controversy over award-winning book

VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam's senior photographer Tran Manh Thuong has admitted his mistake and apologised after a meeting to discuss copyright issues over his book entitled Lich Su Nhiep Anh The Gioi (The History of World's Photography).

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NA deputies divided over criminal right to silence

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NA deputies divided over criminal right to silence

Controversy over criminal suspects' right to silence and a regulation on the compulsoriness of audio and video recordings during investigations divided National Assembly deputies at a discussion session on the revised Criminal Procedure Code on November 6.

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NA deputies divided over criminal right to silence

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NA deputies divided over criminal right to silence

Controversy over criminal suspects' right to silence and a regulation on the compulsoriness of audio and video recordings during investigations divided National Assembly deputies at a discussion session on the revised Criminal Procedure Code yesterday.

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Government’s proposal on tax-debt relief for SOEs raises controversy

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Government’s proposal on tax-debt relief for SOEs raises controversy

VietNamNet Bridge - Advocates of the government’s proposal to free SOEs (state-owned enterprises) from tax debts say the tax relief will help the state sell SOEs at better prices. Meanwhile, those, who are against the idea, say this will create an unleveled playing field for SOEs and private businesses.

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Bus restriction faces controversy

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Bus restriction faces controversy

A proposal by Hanoi's Transport Department to divert buses from some streets to break congestion has been met with a backlash.

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Poet faces plagiarism controversy

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Poet faces plagiarism controversy

VietNamNet Bridge – Poet Phan Huyen Thu has been stripped of her award granted for a poetry book Seo Doc Lap (Scars for Independence) due to a controversy about plagiarism.

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Israel's Netanyahu stirs trouble by linking late Muslim leader to Holocaust

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Israel's Netanyahu stirs trouble by linking late Muslim leader to Holocaust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu provoked a Holocaust controversy on Wednesday, hours before a visit to Germany, by saying that the Muslim elder in Jerusalem during the 1940s convinced Adolf Hitler to exterminate the Jews.

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Canon contest photo of iconic building sparks controversy in Vietnam

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Canon contest photo of iconic building sparks controversy in Vietnam

A controversy has recently erupted over a photo for its strange concept which juxtaposes Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic building with a partly eaten loaf of bread.

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Equipment that saves fuel raises controversy

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Equipment that saves fuel raises controversy

VietNamNet Bridge - Nguyen Huu Trong of Hanoi has created a piece of equipment that allows a 40 percent savings of fuel, and has been granted an exclusive patent by the National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP).

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Weekly roundup: Pacific trade pact, pickpockets' trick, retail invasion

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Weekly roundup: Pacific trade pact, pickpockets' trick, retail invasion

TPP will bring 'more benefits than problems' to Vietnam

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