Malaysia's former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Malaysia’s former Deputy PM arrested for alleged graft

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on October 18 arrested former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in an investigation into suspected misappropriation of funds from a charity foundation.
A view of the meeting (Photo: SGGP)

Procedures hinders underfunding metro project from using available funds

HCMC has asked the Government to advance VND1 trillion from the state budget for underfinanced Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro project and long waited for approval. Meantime the project itself now has an available capital of the same amount but complicated administrative procedures have prevented it from using the funds.

Illustrative image (Source: VNA)

Texting campaign to raise funds for those less fortunate

A texting campaign will be launched on October 1 to support disadvantaged people, as part of efforts to respond to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and the Day for the Poor in Vietnam.
Ho Dynasty Citadel, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage site, (Source: VNA)

US funds US$92,500 for Ho Dynasty Citadel conservation

The Fund for Cultural Preservation of the US Embassy in Vietnam has decided to assist US$92,500 for conserving the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage site, in the central province of Thanh Hoa.
Court sentences ex-leader Park to 8 years in prison...

Court sentences ex-leader Park to 8 years in prison...

A Seoul court on Friday sentenced former President Park Geun-hye to eight years in prison for illegally taking off-book funds from the state spy agency and interfering in elections during her term in office.
The embankment embankment  built by Dai Phuc Company

Building and embankment of Saigon River with social funds

Thousands of meters of embankment of Saigon River have been built by people and businesses in Thu Duc district, Ho Chi Minh City. As a result of mobilizing all the resources of society, the banks of the Saigon River have changed their appearance, landslides reduced.
 President of VAVA Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Van Rinh gives gift to teacher Chu Quang Duc (Photo: SGGP)

Text-messaging program launched to release Agent Orange pain

A text-messaging program was launched yesterday by the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange/dioxin (VAVA) and the National Humanitarian Portal 1400 to raise funds to benefit those who continue to suffer from the debilitating effects of the toxin.