Posts Tagged ‘ wrong ’

Robert McNamara, chief architect of Vietnam War, dead at 93

July 7, 2009
Robert McNamara, chief architect of Vietnam War, dead at 93

Former US defense secretary Robert McNamara, seen here during a visit to Havana in 2007, has died Former US Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, one of the leading architects of the Vietnam War, died in his sleep Monday. He was 93. “More than anyone else except possibly President Lyndon Johnson, McNamara became to antiwar critics the [...]

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Stop the rot

May 30, 2009
Stop the rot

The cast of the TV series, Nhung ngay he xanh (Green summer days), on location. Vietnam’s youth leaders turn cold over the first episodes of the ‘Green summer days’ TV series about student volunteers. A much-awaited TV series screened on HTV about a university-student volunteer campaign has been temporarily taken off the air after being [...]

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Hanoi fines two online forum participants for distortion

May 5, 2009
Hanoi fines two online forum participants for distortion

People tend to think that using a nickname, they could say anything they pleased in online forums, where nobody knows who they are. They are wrong.LookAtVietnam – Inspectors of the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications have fined two members of the popular online forums ttvnol.com.vn and sanotc.com for distorting and offending the VNDirect Securities [...]

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I burst out crying on April 30, 1975

May 2, 2009
I burst out crying on April 30, 1975

LookAtVietnam – The man who guarded Dang Thuy Tram’s Diary, American Army veteran Frederic Whitehurst, recalled that he dropped his head on his desk and burst into tears when he heard the news about the liberation of South Vietnam.  Frederic Whitehurst in Vietnam nearly 40 years ago.LookAtVietnam – The man who guarded Dang Thuy Tram’s [...]

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Bid to increase water prices questioned

March 14, 2009
Bid to increase water prices questioned

Ho Chi Minh City’s major water supplier wants higher retail prices to offset losses, but critics say it should address leakages that cost more than $200,000 a day.  A HCMC resident of Binh Thanh District collects water in buckets from a tank he has bought due to low water pressure at his house.   A price-hike [...]

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Bid to increase water prices questioned

March 14, 2009
Bid to increase water prices questioned

A HCMC resident of Binh Thanh District collects water in buckets from a tank he has bought due to low water pressure at his house. Ho Chi Minh City’s major water supplier wants higher retail prices to offset losses, but critics say it should address leakages that cost more than $200,000 a day. A price-hike [...]

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Raising milk material import taxes – wrong prescription: MOF

February 11, 2009
Raising milk material import taxes – wrong prescription: MOF

VietNamNet Bridge – MARD has been insisting that it is necessary to raise milk material import taxes in order to protect local farmers. However, the Ministry of Finance (MOF) believes that tax increases would be the wrong decision. This is not the first time MOF has received a proposal on raising the taxes on milk [...]

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Rumour about Hoang Anh-Gia Lai chairman wrong

December 26, 2008
Rumour about Hoang Anh-Gia Lai chairman wrong

VietNamNet Bridge – It has been rumoured for several months in the business world in HCM City that the Chairman of Hoang Anh-Gia Lai Group, Doan Nguyen Duc, was under house arrest and banned from going abroad because of bank debts. Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group’s Chairman  Doan Nguyen Duc.VietNamNet Bridge – It has been [...]

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Continuous wrong weather forecasts, why?

November 20, 2008
Continuous wrong weather forecasts, why?

VietNamNet Bridge – Officials of the National Hydro-meteorology Centre met with correspondents on November 18 to explain why their weather forecasts have been consistently wrong lately. Dr. Bui Van Duc, General Director of the National Hydro-meteorology Centre.VietNamNet Bridge – Officials of the National Hydro-meteorology Centre met with correspondents on November 18 to explain why their [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...