Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper stated on Saturday that police officers had arrested and initiated legal proceedings against Phan Truong Son, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture, for his role in the violations at the state-owned Saigon Agriculture Incorporation.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has signed a decision to suspend Tran Vinh Tuyen, vice-chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, for 90 days over violations during his time in office.
-- Authorities are carrying out an investigation to determine the cause of a serious accident in which a passenger bus plunged off a cliff in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on early Saturday morning, killing five people and injuring 35 others.
-- A Scottish man who was once Vietnam’s most seriously sickened novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient was brought back to his home country on Saturday evening, following his 115-day treatment at two major hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- The body of a 17-year-old girl, who went missing after attending the school year’s closing ceremony on Friday morning, was found in a ditch in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Saturday evening.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council on Saturday passed a resolution on the charging of automobile drivers when they enter downtown areas in 2021-25.
-- Two men were killed after crashing their motorbike into a trailer truck while traveling in an automobile lane in Thu Duc District on Sunday.
-- More than 12.8 million people have gone down with COVID-19 and more than 567,500 have lost their lives to the disease around the world, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health's statistics. Over 7.4 million people have recovered from the disease.