​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 12

Good morning from Vietnam!

Here are the news stories you should not miss today, September 12:


-- The People’ Committee in Lam Dong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, has allowed the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to exploit 750 hectares of pine forest until 2020. Most trees in the area are over 25 years old.

-- Residents living near Hong Kong-invested Lee & Man Paper Mill along the Mai Dam River in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang have complained for the second time in the past six months that their lives had been impacted by the noise and smell from the plant.

-- P.D.T., 30, a traffic police officer in the southern province of Dong Nai, has been temporarily suspended from work after he was caught receiving bribes in a video that was posted to social media on Monday.

-- Officers under the Ministry of Public Security on Monday night broke up a highly-organized gambling ring in Ho Chi Minh City, arresting dozens of suspects and confiscating nearly VND10 billion (US$ 442,487).

-- Two customs officers under the Ho Chi Minh City Customs Department have been detained for abetting the illegal import of 213 shipping containers at the Saigon Port in mid-2015.

-- Four Vietnamese beauties who were the winners of previous pageants and signing contests have been sentenced to three years in prison for prostitution brokerage, the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court ruled on Monday.


-- Environmental police in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Monday caught a durian facility, owned by Tran Thi Tuyet, soaking the fruits in some kind of ripening chemicals oozing an unpleasant smell.  

-- According to a draft circulation by the State Bank of Vietnam, all lenders in the country will be graded annually from A as very good to E as very weak based on their performance.


-- Starting from October, all hotels across the country will be charged for copyright of music played on their premises, according to the Vietnam Center for Protection of Music Copyright.

-- Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Vietnam’s tourism ambassador and director of ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ has been hospitalized after being caught in a fight at a restaurant in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism confirmed on Monday afternoon.


-- The Vietnamese sports delegation is scheduled to depart for Malaysia on Wednesday to attend the 2017 ASEAN Para Games, which will take place from September 17 to 23.

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