Check out today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has decided to strip Nguyen Bac Son of the title of former Minister of Information and Communications for the 2011-2016 tenure due to his violations during his time in office.
-- Multiple tourists were stuck for more than an hour along the cable car route connecting An Thoi Town with Hon Thom Island off the southern province of Kien Giang after a technical error occurred at around 2:50 pm on Saturday.
-- A mother and her two-year-old child were killed after a barge broke in half along the section of the Hau (Back) River in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Saturday afternoon.
-- Nguyen Thuy Nga, also known as Nguyen Thi Van, who is the wife of Vietnam’s former Party General Secretary Le Duan, passed away on Friday night at the age of 93.
-- Nearly 100 workers of the NYG Vietnam Company in the southern province of Dong Nai were admitted to the hospital on Friday afternoon with symptoms of possible food poisoning. About 70 of the victims were still being treated at the infirmary as of Saturday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City-based Tan Thuan Industrial Promotion Company Limited (IPC) has been found committing multiple violations during the 2016-17 period, causing losses worth hundreds of billions of dong (VND100 billion = US$4.3 million) to the state budget.
-- A wall suddenly collapsed when a house was being pulled down along Le Thai To Street in Hanoi on Saturday afternoon. An 82-year-old, who sells drinks next door, narrowly escaped without any injuries.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation has helped replace old light bulbs on the premises of 10 apartment complexes in District 4 in a bid to ensure fire safety for local residents.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the State Bank of Vietnam to review the legal grounds of a case in which a man was recently fined heavily for exchanging $100 at a gold shop in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho.
-- All 12 loss-making projects under the management of the Minitry of Industry and Trade will be dealt with by the year 2020, Minister Tran Tuan Anh asserted during the sixth session of the National Assembly in Hanoi on Saturday morning.