Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan had a meeting with Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean on Monday, as part of the latter’s official visit to Vietnam.
-- More than 3,000 human trafficking cases have been discovered across Vietnam between 2011 and 2018, of which 600 cases involved victims under 16 years old, the Ministry of Public Security announced on Monday.
-- Police in the north-central province of Nghe An confirmed on Monday they had arrested a 29-year-old man for selling a pair of frozen tigers at the price of VND18 million ($774).
-- A driver of a sleeper bus has been fined VND7.5 million ($322.5) after the vehicle was caught on camera running at high speed in the wrong direction along an expressway in Da Lat, a famous tourist city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
-- The People’s Committee in the central city of Da Nang has praised a group of young people for cleaning up garbage at Da Den (Black Rock) Beach within the Son Tra Peninsula on Sunday
-- Police in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa are investigating a case where a 31-year-old woman died after being admitted to the province’s general hospital for over a day, following a complaint of the deceased’s older sister.
-- Doctors at the Children’s Hospital 1 in Ho Chi Minh City have been able to remove a giant hump weighing about 3.1 kilograms from a newborn baby girl hailing from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.
-- The central government is mulling over granting a permit for a US$5.4 billion petrochemical complex project in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, to be developed by Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG).
-- Although the African swine fever epidemic has only affected northern provinces and some north-central localities, the disease is taking a toll on pork sellers in southern Vietnam as many consumers and organizations have been shunning away from purchasing the meat.
-- Vietnam will face Thailand in the last Group K match of the 2020 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Championship qualifiers at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.