Illustration by Trịnh Lập Khánh Dương A GrabFood courier in HCM City is unlikely to forget the day when he stood alone on a street with 40 cups of milk tea desperately trying to call his customer. No one appeared to pick up the order. The driver received only VNĐ18,000 (US$0.8) as a delivery fee but had to pay VNĐ1.6 million ($68) in advance for the tea and did not know what to do when the order was cancelled only a few minutes before he reached the delivery address. He reported the case to GrabFood and was told they were trying to deal with it. “When we confirm that customers have cancelled the order, we will try to provide the best support for drivers including paying compensation,” a representative from GrabFood said after the incident. Not long after that, after ordering 20 cups of milk tea worth VNĐ1.2 million ($51), a girl in HCM City texted the driver … [Read more...] about Who will pay the price for cancelled online orders?
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At the first-instance trial on June 6(Photo: VNA) Ben Tre (VNA) – The People’s Court of Ben Tre province handed down a prison sentence of six years to Nguyen Ngoc Anh for “making, storing, releasing, and circulating information and documents against the State” in line with Article 117 of the Penal Code at the first-instance trial on June 6. Anh, aged 39, was born in Phung Xa commune, Thach That district, Hanoi but works as a shrimp engineer in Binh Dai town, Binh Dai district, in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. According to the indictment, from March to August 2018, he used various email addresses and social media accounts to share information with anti-State content. Through his images, video clips and documents, Anh fabricated information distorting and defaming authorities, raising public doubt and worry. Furthermore, he incited people to participate in destructive demonstrations during June 2018 and the National Day holiday … [Read more...] about Man receives six-year jail term for anti-State activity
The "Civilization Trip" campaign is launched to appeal to all local residents to restore traffic safety, order and civilized behaviour on public streets. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – The National Committee for Traffic Safety and Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper have launched the "Civilization Trip" campaign to appeal to all local residents to restore traffic safety, order and civilized behaviour on public streets. Khuet Viet Hung, Deputy Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety, said at the launching ceremony for the campaign on May 25 that he believed the campaign will attract the enthusiastic response of the people and become a great success. The organisers are calling on everyone to share meaningful events or stories related to experiences they have had during traffic. Submissions should be sent to the website https://chuyenxevanminh.tuoitre.vn/ as well as a 15,000 VND donation to fund … [Read more...] about Campaign kicks off to restore traffic safety, order
Customer's transactions at a BIDV.branch. — Photo vietnambiz.vn Last year State-owned joint stock commercial banks led the banking sector in terms of interest receivables. Interest receivable refers to interest that has been earned on investments, loans and overdue invoices but has not actually been paid yet. As long as it can be reasonably expected to be paid within a year, interest receivable is generally recorded as a current asset on the balance sheet. Leading the way was the Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Investment and Development of Viet Nam (BIDV) with interest receivables estimated at VND11.89 trillion (US$517.26 million), up 25.5 per cent from 2017. The Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Viet Nam (Vietcombank)’s interest receivables amounted to VND7.41 trillion ($322.17 million), a 23 per cent increase from the previous year. In spite of having its interest receivables going down by 52 per cent to VND6.9 trillion ($300 million), the Viet Nam Joint … [Read more...] about Banks’ interest receivables get little attention
Hanoi (VNA) – The Government Inspectorate’s bureau for corruption prevention and combat on December 18 issued a document announcing the establishment of hotlines and email receiving information on cases having signs of corruption. From the beginning of this month, the bureau has received relevant information through hotlines 08048228 and 0911156161, and email [email protected] Earlier, the Presidential Office announced the order of the President on the promulgation of nine laws adopted at the sixth session of the 14th National Assembly, including the revised law on corruption prevention and combat. The Ministry of Public Security also set up a hotline 0692342593 to receive reports from organisations, agencies and individuals.-VNA … [Read more...] about Hotlines to receive corruption-related information set up