Vietnam censures former chief inspector; seizes house, land

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Vietnam censures former chief inspector; seizes house, land

The Communist Party has announced it will censure its retired anti-corruption czar after he agreed to return a portion of his illegal real estate holdings.

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Villas built in special-use forest

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Villas built in special-use forest

VietNamNet Bridge – Wooden houses and a villa were built on an area of 3,000 square meters in the Nam Hai Van special-use forest.

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Private gains from public assets

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Private gains from public assets

Finally, the eight-year saga comes to a happy ending when Hoang Van Nghien, former chairman of Hanoi City government, agrees to hand over a villa in the capital city to the State.

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Retired police general defies law to build villa on forest land

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Retired police general defies law to build villa on forest land

An imposing villa in the central city of Da Nang has been built illegally on forest land since 2011 by a former province police chief while authorities say they were unable to prevent the construction due to several 'hard-to-say' reasons.

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Ex-Hanoi mayor to return state villa after decade-long squat

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Ex-Hanoi mayor to return state villa after decade-long squat

The state-owned villa that has been rented by Hoang Van Nghien, the former mayor of Hanoi, at a subsidized rate that continued even after his term ended. Photo credit: VnExpress

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Eight local restaurants get int’l honors

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Eight local restaurants get int’l honors

VietNamNet Bridge – Square One of the Park Hyatt Saigon, Lemongrass, Nha hang Ngon, La Villa French Restaurant, and Hoi An in HCMC, Le Beaulieu at Sofitel Metropole Hotel and Restaurant Bobby Chinn in Hanoi, and La Maison 1888 in Danang have been named among the top 101 best restaurants by U.S.-based culinary website The Daily Meal.

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Vietnam official faces the music for building luxury villa on public land

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Vietnam official faces the music for building luxury villa on public land

The lake-view villa owned by Ha Hoa Binh, former deputy chairman of Vinh Phuc Province. Photo: Thai Son

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Hanoi strictly handling unlawful appropriation of State-owned houses

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Hanoi strictly handling unlawful appropriation of State-owned houses

The People’s Committee of Hanoi has affirmed that they will continue inspections of unlawful appropriation of State-owned houses and will strictly handle wrongdoers, even applying criminal investigations on them.

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Districts 2 and 4 to host Christmas fairs

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

The Spirit of Christmas fair will be held at the Villa Song Saigon in District 2 on Saturday. The event will include a magic show, kids' art workshops, a cooking contest, a fashion show and a silent auction to raise funds for Thien Binh Orphanage in Dong Nai Province.

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Vietnam's restaurants get new acclaim

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Vietnam's restaurants get new acclaim

Two restaurants in Vietnam have been voted among the 101 best hotel restaurants around the world in 2014 by The Daily Meal, a renowned US-based food and drink website.

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Vietnam’s chief inspector calls for prudence in predecessor’s corruption case

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Vietnam’s chief inspector calls for prudence in predecessor’s corruption case

Chief Government Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh told reporters to withhold judgement on his predecessor, whom Party inspectors say lied to various officials to accrue subsidized real estate.

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Photos: Ex-chief government inspector’s real estate under microscope

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Photos: Ex-chief government inspector’s real estate under microscope

VietNamNet Bridge - Two houses and a piece of land in the southern province of Ben Tre, two houses in HCM City and a public house in Hanoi, all related to Mr. Tran Van Truyen, former chief government inspector, are being investigated.

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Vietnam withdrawing properties from ex-chief gov’t inspector over wrongdoings

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Vietnam withdrawing properties from ex-chief gov’t inspector over wrongdoings

Vietnamese authorities are taking steps to withdraw a house and a land plot from a retired high-ranking official who has been found committing wrongdoings related to the state’s housing and land policies.

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HCMC, Ben Tre seize land, house from former chief inspector

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HCMC, Ben Tre seize land, house from former chief inspector

Local governments in Vietnam have taken steps to seize a house and a plot of military land from the Communist Party's retired anti-corruption czar, Tran Van Truyen.

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Audit asks party to punish former anti-corruption head, strip him of real estate holdings

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Audit asks party to punish former anti-corruption head, strip him of real estate holdings

Vietnam's former chief government inspector lied and abused his position to accrue huge real estate holdings throughout southern Vietnam, the Communist Party inspectors announced on Friday.

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