Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s Politburo and Party Central Committee’s Secretariat hosted a gathering with former members in Hanoi on Saturday. The event was chaired by Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.
-- Ambassador Nguyen Hai Bang has presented his letter of credence to ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi during a virtual ceremony to officially become Vietnam’s representative to ASEAN.
-- No COVID-19 cases were recorded in Vietnam on Sunday morning. The country’s tally stood at 2,432, with 1,844 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- More than 4,000 young men in Hanoi and many others in 20 different localities nationwide started performing their service in military and public security forces on Saturday.
-- Police in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa confirmed on Saturday they had captured a 24-year-old man who had run away after fatally stabbing another person over three weeks ago.
-- One person was killed after a 16-seater coach collided with a truck along a national highway in the southern province of Bac Lieu on Saturday morning.
-- The former head and deputy head the Department of Taxation in the southern province of Binh Duong have been arrested and investigated for violations related to the transfer of 43 hectares of land.
-- Revenues posted by e-commerce platforms for January were up 30 percent year-on-year although there were fewer promotions than in previous years, the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported.
-- Twelve lecturers at the Faculty of Korean Studies of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities have tendered their resignation from January 25 as they believed that the newly-elected dean had not been appointed in accordance with protocols and regulations.