Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today on Vietnamese media:
-- Vietnamese authorities are working to verify information on the reported bribery case involving US firm Bio-Rad Laboratories which was revealed to have paid US$2.2 million to Vietnamese officials in exchange for a guarantee in health equipment trade deals, said Pham Thu Hang, Vietnamese foreign ministry’s deputy spokesperson, at a regular press conference in Hanoi. Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien has sent a letter to the US Deputy Ambassador in Vietnam requesting cooperation in tackling the case, she added.
-- A Vietnamese delegation led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will join the 25th Summit and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the invitation of Myanmar’s President Thein Sein. The event is scheduled to take place in Myanmar’s capital city of Nay Pyi Taw on November 12 – 13.
-- Vietnam values its relationship with Venezuela and wishes to further enhance the bilateral wide-ranging partnership, especially in the fields of economics, investment and culture, said Ngo Tien Dung, Ambassador of Vietnam to Venezuela, at a recent ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of the Vietnamese-Venezuelan diplomatic ties in Caracas.
-- A meeting on the Post-2015 Support Program to Respond to Climate Change in Vietnam (SP-RCC), co-chaired by Tran Hong Ha, Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE), and Suzuki Tadashi, Deputy Resident Representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has been held in Hanoi.
-- The recent malicious assault on VCCorp was committed by a group of professional hackers, said Lieutenant Colonel Le Xuan Ming, Head of Network and Computer Crime Department under the Ministry of Public Security’s Hi-tech Criminal Prevention Department (C50). The initial results showed that this type of malicious software was transmitted and has affected many properties of the system's data of VCCorp, he added.
-- The Investigation Police Bureau for Economic Management Order Offences (C46) under the Ministry of Public Security earlier last month joined force with a interdisciplinary force specializing in anti-smuggling to launch a sudden inspection at a general warehouse of smuggled goods in Mong Cai Town in the northern province of Quang Ninh to detain over 100 tons of goods including clothing, electronic devices and equipment.
-- Thai Vietjet Air, the branch of the Vietnamese low-cost carrier Vietjet Air in the neighboring country of Thailand, will likely operate in December after obtaining an air operator's certificate from the Thai Civil Aviation Department. The airline, with 51 percent owned by Thailand 's Kannithi Aviation and 49 percent by Vietjet Air, was set up 18 months ago.
-- In the first 10 months of 2014, nearly 20 foreign firms invested hundreds of millions of US dollars in Vietnam's garment industry, including Hong Kong’s TAL Group which was licensed to invest $600 million to build a fiber production, knitting and fabric dyeing factory at the Dai An Industrial Zone in the northern Hai Duong Province last month, according to the Foreign Investment Agency under Ministry of Planning and Investment.