Boys Year 11 self-immolation because gasoline soaked rejected love

Boys Phan Dinh Phung High School Dist. Ha Tinh has laced gasoline burn themselves right in the classroom because you refuse to love learning.
Nam sinh lop 11 tam xang tu thieu vi bi tu choi tinh yeu
The incident occurred yesterday afternoon at around 16h, 7/8. Sources said initially, from the 11th grade year (this year's class H. 12), TVH has an eye on a girl at school is NTMD For a long time, H. find ways to win the hearts of D. unsuccessfully. When H. addressed, D. rejected feelings H., and H. seek elusive.
Denied emotions, H has repeatedly threatened, calculated as dose to show his feelings with D. The fear of excessive sought H., D has told us about his parents. D knew his parents met, exhort H stop affair, focused care studies. However H is not listening and continue to pursue D. Advice will not be, my parents did all the D block, not in contact with D to H, thus affecting the learning of his daughter. D. Family said that once H. climbing wall in the D, published a knife attack his parents D. for banning H. meet their daughter.
Trường Phan Đình Phùng, nơi H. tẩm xăng tự thiêu

Afternoon of 7/8, both H. and D. are on the list of individual school pupils to go to summer training labor ethics. Prior to school, H. went online to say farewell to friends, then prepare a bottle hidden in the petrol. About 16 hours the same day, when D. you're the same cleaning and hygiene rooms upstairs, H. pretending foot pain, please teacher upstairs to find D. See D., H gas bottle to the irrigation and fire, then crashed into D. The fire burning fiercely causing many students to panic. Some male students echo the water bowl on the H. but the fire was extinguished, the H. has been taken to burn very nang.H Ha Tinh BVDK aid before moving directly into the National Burn Institute. D. lucky not to be affected.
H. được chuyển từ BVĐK Hà Tĩnh lên Viện Bỏng quốc gia

After the incident, the family D. that school leaders were ignoring earlier warnings of the family, that the life of D. are H. threatened. "At the beginning of working sessions, we were able to alert H. I will attack D. and for the D. employees are entitled to this but the school vice principal brushed sharply, saying what is it, then going to attack this self-immolation "- Mr. Nguyen Quang Hien, your child's bowel D. disgruntled said. Male suicide cases in Ha Tinh class will be further clarified According to the intellectual

The white but exposed in prostitution selling sex line

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung asks Hung Yen to report land eviction

Nguyen Tan Dung

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
Photo: VNA

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked authorities in the northern Hung Yen province to make a full report of the Van Giang land eviction on April 24, in which some protesters and two journalists were allegedly assaulted by law enforcement forces.

The PM also required the local government to speak clearly about wrongdoings committed during the withdrawal.

He emphasized any individuals found guilty would be seriously punished under the law.

Previously, Nguyen Khac Hao, deputy chairman of Hung Yen People’s Committee, had made a report in a national meeting that the eviction was safe and nobody was injured.

However, some residents and two reporters from Vietnam Radio of Voice (VOV) have accused local police and security guards of attacking them.

Old debts keep firms away from cheap loans


A worker stands at a production line of Saigon Paper Corporation
Photo: Tuoi Tre

Though now over a month since the State Bank of Vietnam loosened the tightened credit valves of certain industries, and lowered the lending rate cap for four preferential sectors, accessing new sources of capital at low rates is still far from some businesses’ reach.

Businesses, even those operating in the four preferential sectors now enjoying the low lending rate of 14 percent a year, are still struggling to clear old loans they borrowed at exorbitant rates years ago, and are thus failing to develop new business projects to access the cheaper loans.
Meanwhile, banks repeatedly reject other borrowers, such as the Saigon Paper Corporation, in attempts to restructure their debts, or apply lowered rates on their old loans.
“Our creditors said they are yet unable to tell us whether we can enjoy lower interest rates for our old loans,” Saigon Paper chairman Cao Tien Vi told Tuoi Tre.
Saigon Paper invested the huge sum of VND2 trillion (US$96 million) on its paper manufacturing plant My Xuan 2 in 2007, when the lending interest rate was only 12 percent a year.
“But over the last three years, rates have skyrocketed to 22 percent, and, at times, even 24 percent,” lamented Vi.
“While we had to pay only VND45 billion in interest in 2009, interest clearances in 2010 and 2011 were VND60 billion, and VND80 billion, respectively.
"And this year, the figure is expected to be as massive as VND200 billion.”
Meanwhile, T., the director of a mechanical company in District 6, said that although his business is eligible to access a loan at the preferential rate of 14 percent a year, he has yet to consider borrowing the loan.
“As I have already been burdened by the old debt, how could I dare to get a new one?” he said.
“What’s the point of borrowing loans at this time of troubled production?”
T’s company currently has to set aside VND60 million a month on interest clearance for the VND4-billion loan borrowed in 2010.
“There are now only 20 workers left and the facility is likely to shut down operations soon,” he said sadly.
Tougher spot for realty firms
Many real-estate businesses said they are in even a tougher situation, as no preferential lending rate is intended for the sector.
“There is no door for realty firms to access loans at 12 – 15 percent a year,” said Truong Minh Dat, deputy CEO of Khang Nam Co.
“Even when the cheap loans are accessible, properties’ businesses will also stay away from them as they have yet to settle their old debts, while there are no good signs on the frozen market.”
Dat added that although the credit valve on house-buyers was loosened, no customers will take out loans to buy houses as lending rates are still high.
“Thus, even when their financial states allow, realty firms will hesitate to complete their projects since it will be hard to recoup investments due to poor consumption,” he said.
Meanwhile, Le Tan Hoa, CEO of Lilama – SHB JSC, said his company is still unable to access loans needed to complete some projects in HCMC.
“Borrowers are required to develop a solution to settle old liabilities before they can access the new ones, while we are already struggling to clear the old debts,” he explained.
For his part, Nguyen Vu Bao Hoang, deputy CEO of Thu Duc Housing Development JSC, complained that many banks have turned down his proposal to apply the current lending rates to his old debts.
“Banks said they have had to mobilize deposits at high rates, and thus cannot set a lower rate on our loans.”

Vinalines’ wrongdoings will be strictly penalized


The Fortune Freighter vessel, built in 1997 in Japan, was purchased by a Vinalines' subsidiary in 2008
Photo: Tuoi Tre

The government’s principle in handling the case of Vinalines is to strictly penalize the wrongdoings of those involved as per Vietnamese law, Vu Duc Dam, chairman of the Government Office confirmed at a media conference yesterday.

The chairman took questions from the media regarding thefinancial wrongdoings at Vinalines, or the Vietnam National Shipping Lines, that were recently detected by the State Inspectorate of Vietnam.
Duong Chi Dung, head of Vietnam Maritime Administration, and former chairman of Vinalines, earlier received a special wanted notice and an indictment for economic offenses committed during the time he chaired the infamous state giant Vinalines, including the purchase of the floating dock No83M, which Dung approved without permission from the Prime Minister.
The 43-year-old dock cost the huge sum of US$23.04 million, but has been lying dormant in a port in Ho Chi Minh City for the last four years.
“The purchase of the floating dock was against the direction of the Prime Minister and the government, and showed signs of offending law,” said Dam.
“Those involved in the offenses have been indicted, and will be strictly penalized.”
During the conference, Tuoi Tre reporters questioned chairman Dam on whether the appointment of Dung to be the head of the Vietnam Maritime Administration followed adequate procedure, as he received the new post when Vinalines was under a state inspection.
Taking the question, Dam confirmed that the assignment was done in accordance with all regulations and laws.
“It was December 2011 when the Ministry of Transport demanded that Duong Chi Dung resign from the post of chairman at Vinalines to take up the helm at a maritime administration, while in January 2012, the Ministry of Home Affairs released the appraising document on the appointment,” Dam told reporters.
“Both of the said documents were issued prior to the state inspectorate’s preliminary conclusions on Vinalines’ economic offenses were announced, which was in last February.
“Hence, the appointment was valid as no wrongdoings of Dung were mentioned in his application. In addition, there are no regulations detailing that an official is not allowed to move to other posts while his institution is under scrutiny,” he concluded.
Dam then took a question from Phap Luat (Law) Newspaper, regarding the proposal of the Ministry of Transport to pour another VND100 trillion ($1.8 billion) into Vinalines, despite its myriad of steep losses.
“The proposal was made in accordance with the policy to develop our maritime economy,” he confirmed.
“The ministry of transport is still collecting feedback from the relevant agencies, before seeking final approval from higher authorities.”
Speaking at the meeting, a Dan Tri reporter also questioned Dam about the management and inspection of state-run enterprises in the future, after the precious experience gained from the Vinalines and Vinashin cases.
In response, Dam said all state-run enterprises are under the management of the law.
“The state inspectorate and state auditors have an annual plan to work with state-run companies, and if any of them is found committing wrongdoings, they will be severely penalized as per law,” confirmed Dam.

'Love' conquers all in Cannes


Austrian director Michael Haneke raises his trophy as he poses with French actress Emmanuelle Riva after being awarded with the Palme d'Or for his film "Amour" during the closing ceremony of the 65th Cannes film festival in Cannes.
Photo: AFP

"Love", the wrenching tale of an elderly man caring for his dying wife, scooped top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday, handing a second Palme d'Or to Austria's Michael Haneke.

The jury headed by Italian director Nanni Moretti announced the winner among the 22 films in the awards race at a star-studded gala in the French Riviera city that wrapped up a 12-day world cinema marathon.

Haneke's duo of octogenarian French actors, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva, bowled Cannes over in the tale of two retired music teachers whose adoring relationship is tested when she suffers a stroke.

Both actors climbed on stage to accept the award with Haneke, who dedicated it to the many people involved in the film -- and to his wife of 30 years.

"This film is an illustration of the promise we made to each other, if either one of us finds ourselves in the situation that is described in the film," the 70-year-old director told the audience.

Hands-down favourite to win, the French-language "Love" marked a journey into tender, intimate territory for a director better known for exposing the chilling secrets of the soul.

The Austrian took the Palme d'Or three years ago for a very different work, "The White Ribbon" a black-and-white study of malice in a German village on the eve of World War I, which some saw as a parable on the roots of Nazi savagery.

He joins a highly select club of two-time laureates, including US director Francis Ford Coppola, Denmark's Bille August, Serbia's Emir Kusturica, Japan's Shohei Imamura and the Belgian brothers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

Cannes' best actor award went to Danish heart-throb Mads Mikkelsen, searing as a man falsely accused of molesting a child in the psychological thriller "The Hunt".

Best known to international audiences as Le Chiffre in 2006's the James Bond sequel "Casino Royale", Mikkelsen dedicated his prize to director Thomas Vinterberg, back in Cannes 14 years after the incest drama "Festen."

Two Romanian actresses, Cosmina Stratan and Cristina Flutur, shared the best actress prize for their roles in Cristian Mungiu's "Beyond the Hills", about a young nun and her friend who falls victim to deadly "exorcism".

Mungiu, who also won this year's screenplay prize, captured the Palme d'Or in 2007 for the Communist-era abortion drama "4 Years, 3 Months and 2 Days".

Mexican Carlos Reygadas took best director prize for the baffling family drama "Post Tenebras Lux", whose Latin title means "after darkness, light" and derives from the biblical Book of Job.

The festival's runner-up prize went to "Reality", an Italian tragicomedy starring a jailed former mafia hitman as a man driven mad by a quest to become a reality TV star, directed by Matteo Garrone.

And Cannes veteran Ken Loach took the third place Jury Prize for his bittersweet comedy "The Angel's Share", about a young offender who discovers a talent for whisky-tasting.

The 75-year-old, who took the Palme in 2006 for "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" about Ireland's independence struggle, was back in Cannes this year with a film in competition for a record 11th time.

The Cannes race was wide open until the last moment of the festival, which saw A-listers from Nicole Kidman to "Twilight" heart-throb Robert Pattinson and his on- and off-screen partner Kristen Stewart stride its famed red carpet.

US director Jeff Nichols made a last-minute splash with his Mississippi-set coming-of-age drama "Mud", about two young boys and a fugitive searching for true love, which premiered to rapturous applause on Saturday.

French director Leos Carax got tongues wagging with the mind-bendingly experimental "Holy Motors" about a man who slips actor-like from one identity to another.

And Frenchman Jacques Audiard made a powerful impression with "Rust and Bone", starring Marion Cotillard as a killer-whale trainer who loses both legs to a tragic accident.

From Australian Andrew Dominik, "Killing Them Softly" told of a mob syndicate up against economic hard times, with a humane hitman played by Brad Pitt, star of last year's Palme winner "The Tree of Life" by Terrence Malick.

Breakfast @ Vietnamnews – May 28


Vietnamnews briefs some of salient news published today, May 28, in Tuoi Tre Newspaper:


-- Three members in a family in Xuan Moc district in the southern Vung Tau province were swept away by a torrential rain down to a stream with strong currents at 22pm on May 26. The couple’s bodies have been found while their child’s body remains missing.

-- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has asked authorities in Hung Yen northern province to make a full report of the Van Giang land eviction on April 24, in which several residents and two journalists from VOV were allegedly assaulted by laws enforcement forces. Previously, Nguyen Khac Hao, deputy chairman of Hung Yen People’s Committee, had made a report in a national meeting that the eviction was safe and nobody was injured.

-- A young man in Di Linh district in the central highlands province of Lam Dong, who killed their adoptive parents, fired bullets into his head to commit suicide while hiding in a forest to escape from police arrest.

-- A hydrofoil Mekong 03 with 25 passengers on board failed to start and floated on Dinh River while heading to Ho Chi Minh City from Vung Tau southern port city at 7:30am on May 27.


-- Several electronics shopping centers in Ho Chi Minh City have launched big promotional programs to lure customers ahead of Euro 2012 to be jointly held in Ukraine and Poland next month as many of them are offering discounts of up to 30%. Especially, a center has 40 to 60 inch TVs hired free of charge.


-- State President Nguyen Tan Sang bestowed the State Award for Literature and Arts to 129 authors and the Meritorious Artist title to 356 nominees at a ceremony in Hanoi on May 27.


-- The first political consultancy between the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Sri Lankan counterpart took place in the capital city of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on May 24-25.

-- Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh has highlighted the contributions made by US Ambassador to Vietnam David Shear to promoting the Vietnam-US relationship and the two countries’ defense cooperation.

-- The Government convened in Hanoi on May 27 to review the socio-economic performance in May and the first five months of this year, and discuss a draft resolution to promote global economic integration.

House removes distrusted deputy Dang Thi Hoang Yen


This file photo shows Dang Thi Hoang Yen speaking at a National Assembly meeting
Photo: Tuoi Tre

With a 96.6 percent ‘yes’ vote, the National Assembly this morning removed Dang Thi Hoang Yen, a NA deputy of Long An Province, from the list of its members due to her dishonesty in declaration.

The vote was carried out after the NA’s Committee for Deputies’ Affairs reported to the NA on May 24 about the NA Standing Committee’s proposal to dismiss Yen.
According to the vote results, 457 of the 473/500 deputies who took part in the vote agreed to Yen’s membership removal.
Under the Law of Organization of the National Assembly, a deputy will be removed from office by the NA when at least two-thirds of the total number of NA deputies vote ‘yes’ to the removal.
After the vote, chairman of the NA Office Nguyen Xuan Phuc presented a draft resolution on Yen’s removal to the NA for approval.
Yen, 53, who won the NA election in May 2011, is the chairwoman of several organizations including Tan Tao Group, Tan Duc Investment and Industry Joint Stock Company, and Tan Tao University.
According to the inquires by concerned agencies, Yen was once admitted into the Communist Party of Vietnam in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, but she did not declare this in her profile as a candidate for the NA election.
She has also been found not mentioning her current husband, Jimmy Tran, in her record.

In July 2010, she sought a divorce from Jimmy at the Long An Province's People's Court, but she recently withdrew the petition after the court’s verdict on the divorce was cancelled by the Supreme People’s Court.

On July 5, 2010 Jimmy, 57, left Vietnam for the US and two months later, the Ministry of Public Security prosecuted him for “abusing trust to appropriate assets”.
Meanwhile, speaking at the NA meeting on May 23, Yen claimed that the Committee for Deputies’ Affairs had not fulfilled its duty in defending her.
She also complained that the Long An Province Interior Department had not given her concrete instructions about how to make declarations.
“As a result, my record might not have satisfied voters who wanted to clearly understand me. However, it is totally different from the allegation that I was dishonest in making declarations.”
Yen is the third deputy to have been removed from the NA for wrongdoings.
In 2005, Le Minh Hoang, former director of the Ho Chi Minh City Electricity Company, had his NA membership removed after he was found involved in an electricity meter scandal.
One year later, Mac Kim Ton, former director of the Thai Binh Province Education and Training Department, was also removed from the NA for abusing position and power.

Who is more civilized: Vietnamese or Westerners?


For illustration only
Photo: Tuoi Tre

TuoiTreNews continues to publish Part 2 of an article submitted by Dr. Kim Huynh, a lecturer and researcher at the Australian National University. The views and opinions expressed herein are those of Kim Huynh and Tran Hoang Tuan, a freelance writer and translator, and do not necessarily reflect the position of VietNamNews.


Mr Stan’s Argument

My greatest fear in Vietnam is going on a business trip or attending a conference and being invited – or should I say ‘commanded’ – to sing karaoke. It is even worse when excessive amounts of vodka, cognac and call girls are involved.

It is not that I do not like music, quite this opposite. The problem is that karaoke, even when it is done competently, is not really music. It is, like glamour photography, inauthentic and kitsch. This notion of ‘kitsch’ seems to be unfamiliar to many Vietnamese, but is very prominent in the West. Singing karaoke is kitsch because it is about pretending to be a star rather than developing the skills and creativity necessary to be a professional performer. It inflates the egos of amateurs and celebrates the derivative. So on occasion when I sing and enjoy karaoke it is in a kitschy sort of way, which is to say that, in truth, I do not like it at all.

Mr Sơn’s Argument

Vietnamese language with its undulating tones is inherently lyrical. Everything from our salutations, to our poetry and cursing are sung just as much as they are spoken. Ưe like to fill our homes and sidewalks with song. Singing is the full and authentic articulation of what is in one's hearts and souls; karaoke is but an amplification of that process.

I do not like the proliferation of call girls and crassness in karaoke bars either, but as I understand it there is no shortage of prostitution, pornography or crassness in the West. Westerners should first focus on being exemplars in their own societies before casting judgment upon others.

So if Westerners think that someone singing with all their might in public is mad, that is their problem. If Westerners cannot enjoy karaoke without cynicism, that is their problem. And if Westerners cannot sing, that too is their problem.

Traffic Chaos

Mr Stan’s Argument

A quick glance at the traffic in Saigon or Hanoi suggests that Vietnamese are becoming less civilised by the day. The roads are more and more congested with people competing for every square inch of road, climbing onto the sidewalk, driving down the wrong side of the street and totally ignoring red lights, pedestrian crossings and pedestrians themselves. This is exacerbated at night when drink driving and young hooligans emerge in great numbers.

The road culture – or lack thereof – shows how increased wealth in Vietnam (which is a good thing) has not been accompanied by increased civility or high-mindedness.

Especially disturbing is the way that children are packed and perched upon motorbikes: cradled in their wobbly and feeble mother’s arms; propped up on the seat so that they can look over their father’s head; or crouching between the driver’s feet with their noses poking up over the handle bars. A society that treats its children with such ill-regard cannot be civilised.

Mr Sơn’s Argument

Road safety is a major concern for all Vietnamese. However, insufficient capital and poor planning are the culprits, not a lack of civility.

Despite the chaotic aspects, there is something magical about the traffic in Vietnam that makes driving and riding tolerable. Sometimes I am amazed that the traffic moves at all given the pressure placed upon the roads and infrastructure. But it does, and sometimes flows well. It is as if each driver and rider is a fish in a mighty school, a member of an un-orchestrated symphony. So once you delve a little deeper you can see that the traffic is just as much a sign of civility and harmony in Vietnamese society as it is backwardness and chaos.

Of course I care about our children and the future and am keen to take advice on how to better protect them.

What I will never countenance, however, is the view that Vietnamese do not value human life to the extent that Westerners do; or even that Vietnamese life is cheap and can be sacrificed without ceremony or remorse. This racist fallacy helped to justify the horrors of Agent Orange and so many other instances of mass murder and dislocation inflicted upon Vietnam by the West.


The forums also included discussions about the lack of queuing, uncouth cell phone use, the sustained prevalence of public urination, along with the practice of pulling young boys’ penis’ in North Vietnam to show them that they are prized. Little agreement was reached on any of these topics within nationalities let alone between them.

But the objective of discussing whether Vietnamese or Westerners need civilising is not to change people’s views and fashion a consensus; but rather, to help us all become more comfortable with our differences and thereby gain a deeper understanding of ourselves.

Kim Huỳnh is a 2012 Asialink Literature resident and lecturer in international relations at the Australian National University. Kim has written a biography of his parents, Where the Sea Takes Us: A Vietnamese-Australian Story (HarperCollins 2008) and is the co-editor of The Culture Wars: Australian and American Politics in the 21st Century (Palgrave MacMillan 2009).

Trần Hoàng Tuấn is a freelance writer and translator whose fields of interests include literature, ethnicity, youth culture, gender and sexual identity. He has translated a wide range of articles from and for prominent journals and is working on a debut novel about gay life and culture in Vietnam.

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