Tuoitrenews briefs some of leading stories published today:
-- 76-year-old Gamesh Chandler Sharma, an Indian tourist to Nha Trang beachside city, died of a heart disease on July 9, said local authorities.
-- The People’s Committee of Da Nang central city has just announced that they will halt offering allowance of VND5 million (US$250) to each traffic policeman for their patrol assignments. The allowance initiated by Da Nang’s former leader Nguyen Ba Thanh is aimed at reducing corruption in local police forces.
-- Vietnamese fishermen on two fishing boats in Ly Son Island off Quang Ngai central province have accused a Chinese marine surveillance ship numbered 306 of beating them and taking away their machines and fuel worth VND600 million in total ($28,244).
-- Vietnamese people have a pessimistic view about the success of anti-corruption efforts, according to a recently-released survey by the Transparency Organization.
-- More than 576 undocumented people in Ho Chi Minh City, most of them came to the country from Cambodia before 1979, were granted Vietnamese citizenship at a ceremony held at the city hall on July 9.
-- Doctors in Kon Tum central highlands province in collaboration with doctors from the Pediatric Hospital Nhi Dong 2 based in Ho Chi Minh City on July 9 successfully separated a conjoined female twins.
-- One was dead and several injured in a bus crash on Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong expressway on July 9 after the bus driver lost control and crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer traveling on the same direction. It is said that a flat tire was likely the cause of the accident.
-- Two film studios Chanh Phuong and Thien Ngan, who co-produced the controversial Bui Doi Cho Lon (Cho Lon gangsters), have to take responsibility for the leak of its draft version, which is spreading at the speed light on the Internet, said Ngo Phuong Lan, head of the National Cinema Department.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will organize the vote of confidence for 16 positions elected by the People's Council at the three-day meeting of the city People’s Council starting today (July 10).
-- A seminar to discuss the role of state agencies in detecting and dealing with corruption was hosted by the Government Inspectorate in Hanoi on July 9, according to a VNA report.
-- The last border marker of the Vietnam-Laos border was inaugurated at a ceremony on July 9 at the gate separating Thanh Thuy town in Nghe An province of Vietnam and Nam On town in Bolikhamsay province of Laos, according to a VNA report.