Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Nguyen Huu Linh, a former procuracy official in the central Vietnamese province of Da Nang, stood his trial on Tuesday for molesting an under 16-year-old girl inside an elevator of an apartment building in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City in early April.
-- Police in the southern province of Binh Duong affirmed on Monday they have arrested the two men who chopped off the arm of a security guard at the parking lot of a local apartment complex on the night of June 7.
-- Officers in southern Tay Ninh Province are investigating a case where a 47-year-old woman was murdered while two of her family members were seriously injured on Monday morning.
-- A woman was caught urinating inside an elevator of an apartment complex in Hanoi while her friend blocked the view of the CCTV with a safety helmet at around 11:30 pm on Sunday.
-- One person was found dead and two others remain unaccounted for after being swept away by floodwater in the northern province of Lai Chau on Monday morning.
-- Border guard officers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Monday confiscated a total of US$470,000 in cash that was being smuggled from Cambodia into Vietnam on a boat. The smugglers managed to escape to Cambodia after leaving behind the cash.
-- Littering cigarette butts and other kinds of trash, as well as urinating in public areas in the north-central province of Thua Thien-Hue will be punishable by VND500,000 ($21.5) to VND7 million ($301) fines, according to the new regulation that will take effect on July.
-- The African swine fever epidemic has affected 60 out of 63 Vietnamese provinces and cities as of Monday, after an outbreak was recorded in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong in the latest incident.
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday ordered competent authorities to promptly verify whether or not Asanzo Vietnam JSC had been selling imported Chinese products under the guise of ‘Made in Vietnam’ goods, after an exposé of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper was published last weekend.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Power Corporation has completed the construction of a 220kV power line stretching more than 6.5 kilometers in District 8, which will improve power supply in the district and nearby neighborhoods.