Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh welcomed the first official visit to Vietnam by Filipino Foreign Secretary Teodoro Lopez Locsin during their talks in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Authorities had to stay up all night on Monday to contain a serious wildfire at Nam Mountain in Huong Son District, located in the north-central province of Ha Tinh, which broke out at around 11:00 am on the same day.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City have been able to identify Vo Thi Tam Huyen, 40, as the driver who crashed her car into a group of motorcycles and injured nine people in District 5 on Sunday evening. Huyen claimed to have lost her driver’s license.
-- A 19-year-old girl, who was a student at a university in Ho Chi Minh City, was found dead with multiple stab wounds at her tenanted house in Binh Thanh District on Monday morning.
-- A traffic police officer in Chau Duc District, located in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, is responsible for a hit-and-run that killed a 54-year-old man on Saturday night, an official from the municipal police department has confirmed.
-- The Central Inspection Committee announced on Monday that the incumbent and former directors, as well as several deputy directors of the Department of Police in the southern province of Dong Nai, were responsible for serious violations at the agency and must be subject to suitable disciplinary actions.
-- Two Deputy Ministers of Transport were reprimanded and another received a warning for their previous wrongdoings, the Central Inspection Committee affirmed on Monday.
-- The former board chairman and former chief accountant of state-owned company Saigon Agriculture Incorporation (SAGRI) were arrested on Monday as part of an expanded investigation into violations at the firm that resulted in serious losses.
-- Officers in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on Monday apprehended four Chinese nationals for allegedly murdering their compatriot at a local karaoke shop on Friday night.