Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Minister of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung has announced a plan to raise retirement ages of both men and women in the country, which is expected to be presented during the upcoming conference of the Central Party Committee.
-- Vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa has tendered his resignation due to health issues. The request is set to be reviewed during the regular meeting of the administration on Tuesday.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong have arrested six suspects to assist their investigation into the production of coffee from dirty and harmful materials, including manganese dioxide taken from used D batteries.
-- A fire broke out at the Mat Troi Vang Kindergarten in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi at around 11:00 am on Monday. No students were harmed thanks to the quick reactions of the teachers.
-- A 26-year-old math teacher at a high school in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City was stabbed to death by her colleague, who teaches physical education at the school, in the middle of a street on Monday morning over love affairs.
-- Unseasonal rain accompanied by potential thunderstorms is forecast in southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City during the first two to three days of this week.
-- Tran Van Tien, an English teacher at an elementary school in the southern province of Binh Duong, was dismissed on Monday for being accused of molesting many schoolgirls.
-- From April 25, MobiFone, one of the largest mobile carriers in Vietnam, will allow their subscribers to send their photos and information online via its website and mobile app to complete account registration.
-- The Ministry of Industry and Trade hosted a national teleconference discussing comprehensive measures to boost export on Monday, with the attendance of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in the north-central province of Quang Binh has imposed a VND70 million (US$3,080) fine upon a cattle farm for causing serious environmental pollution.
-- The World Press Photo Exhibition is scheduled to be organized at the Vietnam Fine Arts University in Hanoi from June 16 to July 6. Visiting hours are from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm daily.