Crime and law enforcement

Traffic violations

Requiem for victims of traffic accidents in Vietnam

The National Traffic Safety Committee and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on November 11 held an annual requiem for the victims who lost their life to traffic accidents in Vietnam this year. The event aims to raise an alarm in the whole society on traffic accidents ...

Asean embarks on collaborative effort to combat the menace of wildlife trafficking

The region needs a clear action plan to tackle wildlife trafficking, experts stressed this past weekend as the leaders of Asean nations meeting in Bangkok endorsed the “Chiang Mai Statement of Asean Ministers Responsible for CITES and Wildlife Enforcement”. The document’s goal is to address wildlife ...

Pratch Rujivanarom

Seized ivory to be displayed

The Ministry of Environment is looking at places to display seized elephant ivory and other illegal exotic items to highlight the “brutality” of people, despite international conservation organisation Wildlife Alliance calling for them to be destroyed. Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post that ...

Voun Dara

Rail mishaps prompt call for action

Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình on Saturday ordered urgent measures to increase safety at railway crossings. His order came in the wake of a sharp spike in the number and scale of railway accidents during the Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday. Deputy PM Bình, ...

PM urges immediate measures to resolve traffic congestion in HCM City

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on January 23 called on authorities in HCM City to continue efforts to tackle the worsening traffic congestion in the city. Phúc, along with Deputy PM Trịnh Đình Dũng, organised an online conference with city leaders and State agencies to seek ...

20 per cent of emergency patient deaths blamed on traffic jam delays

More than 20 per cent of patients needing emergency treatment have died on their way to hospital because of delays due to traffic jams and uncooperative motorists, National Institute of Emergency Medicine secretary-general Anucha Setthasathian said. Anucha revealed the startling statistic on January after a ...

Assembly passes traffic law amendments

The National Assembly on December 26 approved amendments to nine articles in the Traffic Law, including an article which does not require people riding motorcycles under 125cc to have licenses. The amendments were passed with 93 out of 100 votes in favor of it, despite select ...

Traffic law to change again

The Permanent Committee of the National Assembly approved a number of amendments to the Traffic Law on December 22, sending them on to parliament’s 7th plenary session for final ratification on Monday. NA spokesman Leng Peng Long said the committee decided on amendments to nine articles ...

2,300 police to watch roads on 'deadly days'

More than 2,000 police officers will be deployed to manage traffic and ensure the safety of motorists nationwide during the upcoming New Year holidays. Highway Police Division chief Somchai Kaosamran said about 2,300 highway police will be stationed across the country to help with traffic ...

Vietnamese scoff at bike-ban plan as motorcycles engulf capital

World famous for its endless swarms of motorcycles, Vietnam is considering banning bikes in the capital over fears its leafy streets will become overrun as the population swells and its middle class buys up cars in record numbers. Hanoi is forecast to have seven million motorcycles ...

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