Read what’s in the news today, April 28!
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc pledged to impose measures to improve Vietnam’s business environment to attract more investors from Singapore as he addressed Singaporean business leaders on Friday, as part of an official visit to the city-state.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on Friday raided a timber yard located inside the Yok Don National Park and seized a large amount of logs suspected of having been felled illegally from the protected forest.
-- Police on Friday arrested and launched legal proceedings against Vu Manh Tung, deputy general director of Binh Son Refinery, owned by state-run Vietnam Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam), on allegations of abusing power and authority to appropriate property.
-- Motorboats will be banned from operating near beaches in the resort province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau in southern Vietnam as part of latest safety measures for beachgoers enacted by the provincial administration.
-- The week-long 2018 Hue Festival, which kicked off on Friday in the central city of Hue, will offer visitors a wide range of activities and spectacles showcasing the rich culture and history of the former capital of dynastic Vietnam.
-- Cha Cong Con (Father and Son), an independent Vietnamese movie capturing the journey of a father and his ill son to the city seeking treatment, has won the top award for Asian films at the 2018 Fajr International Film Festival in Iran.
-- Supermarket chains in Ho Chi Minh City are rolling out big promotions this weekend to boost consumption over the long holiday break that lasts until Tuesday to commemorate the Reunification Day of Vietnam and the Labor Day.
-- Vietnam’s state-owned lender Agribank has made refunds to three clients following a major security breach that led to the hacking of 400 of its debit accounts, allowing criminals to withdraw money from the compromised accounts through automatic teller machines without the cardholders’ consent.
-- The general director of Vietnamese lender Eximbank said he had informed the bank’s board of directors of his intention to resign from the duty following a recent scandal where a client accused a bank executive of stealing VND245 billion (US$10.8 million) from her savings.
-- The Korean Boxing Commission has agreed to provide over VND1 billion ($44,000) in financial support to Vietnam Boxing Federation to develop training programs and boxing facilities in Vietnam.