Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A working session on the building of an e-government was organized in Hanoi on Monday, during which Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc considered that the model helps fight corruption, push administrative reform and improve the investment environment.
-- Officers from the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Police on Monday night arrested Nguyen Tan Tai and a man named Phu, believed to be members of the motorbike theft gang who stabbed to death two ‘street knights’ and injured several others on Cach Mang Thang 8 Street in District 3 on Sunday night.
-- An investigation has revealed that a truck carrying fertilizer was traveling at 97 km per hour before crashing into multiple vehicles and killing five people in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Monday morning.
-- Three welcome gates along Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City were knocked down by strong winds on Monday afternoon, one of which fell onto a resident, causing him to be hospitalized for emergency treatment.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long are verifying a case in which a local family reported having VND10 billion (US$440,000), which was a lottery jackpot, stolen by a stranger.
-- Officers in the southern province of Dong Nai are hunting for suspects who threw petrol bombs at a local house at around 1:15 am on Monday.
-- Ten customs officers in the northern city of Hai Phong have been sanctioned for receiving bribes from local businesses, the General Department of Vietnam Customs confirmed on Monday.
-- The University Medical Center in Ho Chi Minh City announced on Monday afternoon they had successfully performed a surgery on a patient with endometrial cancer. Her tumor was recorded as the largest abdominal tumor in Vietnam.
-- Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh on Monday apprehended nine members of an online gambling ring worth more than VND152 billion ($6.68 million).
-- Developers of the Rach Mieu Bridge, which connects Ben Tre and Tien Giang Provinces in the Mekong Delta, on Monday called on local authorities to deal with illicit sand mining along the river section near the bridge as it would threaten the safety of the structure.
-- The People’s Committee in Hai Phong on Monday began two major infrastructure projects whose cost totals nearly VND3 trillion ($132 million), funded by the city budget.