Illustration by Trịnh Lập by An Phương Among the nine results listed on Google when I asked the question “Should women drive?” in Vietnamese, six of them gave me negative answers, which inspired me to talk with many people about the topic. This topic has caused controversy among many people recently, especially after several serious car crashes with female drivers occurred. I’m a woman who can’t drive and I don’t plan to learn how to drive anytime soon as I’m totally fine with riding my own motorbike, taking taxis, or booking a GrabBike when necessary. However, I have to admit I have a conflict of interest. While I encourage all my female friends to take driving lessons or drive, I judge, albeit in a low-key way, other women that cut me off as they drive a car. Quang Minh, 32, told me that women are generally not solid drivers of cars. “I’m not saying this because … [Read more...] about Should Vietnamese women drive a car?
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By Kiều Vân HÀ NỘI The case of a student being openly molested on a bus is shocking enough. What that young girl must be going through in the aftermath of the abuse is unthinkable. But what is equally, if not more disturbing, is the fact that so many people on the bus from Nha Trang to HCM City did nothing to prevent the abuse. 20-year-old N.T Hằng, not her real name, said she was dismayed by the lack of help she received from the 40-plus fellow passengers on board at the time. "I was really shocked that people heard ‘my call for help’ but did nothing,” she said. “I was crying, but they only looked at the abuser, then just went back to sleep." And she is not the only one left angry, annoyed and disappointed by the lack of social morals displayed by those close by. Hundreds of readers shared their condemnation on the zing.vn online newspaper, calling on the bus company to act against the sex abuser. But the big question … [Read more...] about Modern society rotting with insensitivity
The president has denounced the probe as a "witch hunt" and opponents say it could fuel impeachment. What the report says is confidential, but Attorney General Bill Barr wrote in a letter to Congress that he might be able to summarize its "principal conclusions" for Congress as early as this weekend. The Mueller drama, filled with unprecedented allegations of collusion or even treason by a US president in league with Moscow, has dogged Trump since he took office following his surprise election defeat of Hillary Clinton. Throughout, he has maintained that he is the victim of a "witch hunt," while Democratic opponents, who won control of the lower house of Congress last year, say Trump has yet to adequately explain his links to Russia. Mueller, a Vietnam war veteran and former FBI director, worked in near total secrecy for two years. With his mission as special counsel wrapping up, it is now up to Barr, appointed by Trump, to decide how much of the report to make public. Public and … [Read more...] about Mueller submits report on bombshell Trump-Russia probe
Viet Nam News CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand — Attacks on two Christchurch mosques left at least 40 dead on Friday, with one gunman - identified as an Australian extremist -- apparently livestreaming the assault that triggered the lockdown of the New Zealand city. Witnesses spoke of victims being shot at close range, with women and children also believed to be among those killed. "It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack," said Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying it marked "one of New Zealand’s darkest days". "From what we know, it does appear to have been well planned," she said, adding that in addition to the dead another 20 people were seriously injured. PM Ardern said that New Zealand’s threat level had been raised to "high" in response to the deadly terror attack. "We have lifted our threat level from low to high," Ardern said. "We have tightened our response from our agencies at the border, at the airports. In fact, at … [Read more...] about 40 dead in New Zealand mosque shootings
N.T.B.T, a 22-year-old mother from Hậu Giang Province, who allegedly sold her child then reported to the police that someone had kidnapped the baby. — Photo laodong.vnViet Nam News Losing your child to a kidnapper must be a parent’s worst nightmare, but for one woman, her child turning out to be safe was an even bigger nightmare. On the first day of March, a 22-year-old woman named N.T.B.T., originally from the Mekong Delta Province of Hậu Giang and working for a factory in Bình Dương, caused her neighbour a scare as she screamed about having her 20-day-old baby girl kidnapped in broad daylight. She said after taking a bath, the baby, left on a mat in the living room, was gone. Local police quickly investigated and news of the shocking incident spread across social media. But in a strange turn of events, barely a day later, provincial police announced no such crime had occurred. What’s more, it was the young mother that invented the … [Read more...] about Crying wolf