Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Monday urged the Ministry of Justice to make prompt adjustment to the current law so that authorities will be able to permanently revoke the driver’s license of alcohol and drug addicts who commit serious traffic violations.
-- The police unit in District 4, Ho Chi Minh City has continued to request the district People’s Procuracy to indict Nguyen Huu Linh, an ex-procuracy official from the central city of Da Nang, for child molestation although the result of an additional investigation previously found insufficient grounds to conclude whether or not the molestation had occurred.
-- At least five people were killed after a truck lost control and fell on top of them along the a national highway in the northern province of Hai Duong on early Tuesday morning. All of the victims were standing on the street to witness another traffic accident that had happened shortly before the incident.
-- Officers in the Mekong Delta province of Long An affirmed on Monday they had arrested two suspects aged 18 and 20 for attacking a taxi driver with a knife on Friday night.
-- Authorities in the north-central province of Quang Binh confirmed on Monday they have not been able to locate a local fishing boat along with its five crew members, 20 days after they went missing while looking for a shelter near China’s Hainan Island to avoid Tropical Storm Mun.
-- A 50-year-old man in the southern province of Binh Duong was sentenced to 17 years in prison on Monday for repeatedly sexually abusing his step daughter between 2012 and 2016.
-- A five-year-old boy has miraculously survived after falling of the 12th floor of an apartment building in Ho Chi Minh City last week. He suffered multiple serious injuries but his brain was not damaged by the fall.
-- The feasibility report of the Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai has showed that the first phase of the construction will cost approximately US$4.8 billion and is expected to take place from 2020 to 2025.
-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has granted an Aircraft Operator Certificate (AOC) to Vietstar Airlines, allowing the carrier to begin offering business-class services on its business jets, namely Embraer Legacy 600 and Beechcraft King Air B300.