Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc had a meeting with President of the Norwegian Parliament Tone Troen on Friday (local time) as part of his official visit to Norway from May 24 to 26.
-- The 44-year-old mother of Cao My Duyen, a female college student who was raped and murdered by eight men in early February, was arrested by police in the northern province of Dien Bien on Saturday for drug trafficking. Officers are now working to see if there is any relation between the woman and the men who killed her daughter.
-- A container truck was traveling along the expressway connecting Ho Chi Minh City and southern Dong Nai Province on Saturday afternoon when it suddenly caught fire, resulting in hours-long congestion along the route.
-- A 48-year-old woman from the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong was apprehended on Saturday morning for allegedly murdering a 71-year-old woman and her two grandchildren, who were three and four years old, over personal conflicts on Friday.
-- The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development in Can Tho City announced on Saturday that an African swine fever outbreak had been discovered in the city. Can Tho is the sixth locality in the Mekong Delta to be affected by the epidemic, following Hau Giang, Vinh Long, Dong Thap, Kien Giang, and An Giang.
-- The T2 tollgate near the freshly-built Vam Cong Bridge, which connects Dong Thap Province and Can Tho City, was temporarily shut down on Saturday for the installment of traffic cameras to monitor vehicles, the Directorate of Roads confirmed. Drivers have refused to pay to get through the tollgate over the past days, saying it is misplaced.
-- Four sixth-grade schoolgirls in the northern province of Lao Cai drowned while bathing along a local stream on Saturday afternoon, the local administration confirmed later the same day.
-- The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed that operators of e-wallets in the country should require their customers provide their personal information and documents, while the monthly amount of transaction for each user should not exceed VND100 million (US$4,300).