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 Artificial trans fat, which has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, will be banned in food supply by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Young actress banned from performing for pole dance

Model and actress Angela Phuong Trinh has been temporarily suspended from performing because she pole danced scantily clad.

Hydrofoils to be banned from September because of accidents

 VietNamNet Bridge - After several accidents and incidents related to hydrofoils in Vietnam, the Ministry of Transport (MOT) will stop the operation of a hydrofoils with one motor from September 1.

Four Southeast Asian countries may halt dog imports in five years

The four Southeast Asian countries – Laos, Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia – are considering issuing a 5-year ban on the transport of dogs for commercial purposes from one country to another in order to prevent the spread of rabies.

“Online celebrity” banned from nationwide performance

 VietNamNet Bridge - On Wednesday the Performing Arts Agency asked the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of 63 provinces and cities to not grant performing licenses to an “online star” known as “Ba Tung”, even at bars.

Ban of filming traffic policemen makes controversy

 VietNamNet Bridge - Traffic police will "resolutely clarify" anyone who films and takes photos of traffic policemen on duty. If the cameramen are journalists, the police will notify the news agency.

HCM City proposes to ban Shisha

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities said that Shisha smoking is many times more harmful than tobacco and it is the cause of serious diseases while the supply of Shisha is expanding.

Banned movie “Chinatown” launched to the Internet

 VietNamNet Bridge - The unfinished version of “Bui Doi Cho Lon” or “Chinatown”, the movie which was banned from screening in Vietnam, quickly spread on the Internet on July 5.

Government to consider proposal for non-explosion firecrackers

The Chief of the Government Office said the government will consider the proposal for the use of entertainment firecrackers in Vietnam. However, the amendment of the relevant legal documents to pave the way for it not only depends on the Government.

New smoking law defined

A new law on tobacco harm-reduction that bans smoking in public places such as schools, hospitals and workplaces took effect on May 1. But it immediately has been violated publicly.

The use of Pham Duy’s songs in VN still normal

Being empowered to manage the musical heritage of late composer Pham Duy, his son – Duy Cuong – has confirmed that the family creates all conditions for Pham Duy’s music to come to the public.

Six overseas artists forbidden to perform in Vietnam

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism  has instructed to not licence six overseas Vietnamese singers who participated in the latest DVD produced by the US-based Asia Music Center to perform in Vietnam.

State cars still flood festivals despite a ban

On February 19, a lot of state cars of many northern provinces flocked to the Yen Tu Festival in Quang Ninh. Earlier, Hanoi stated to strictly punish officials who use pubic cars to go to new-year festivals.

Many overseas Vietnamese artists may be banned from local stage

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is considering the violation against Vietnamese law of the artists who participated in the music DVD produced by the US-based Asia Music Center.

Import ban for innards still divides

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has proposed the Government lift its ban on importing most frozen animal organs as a move to realize commitments Viet Nam has made in international agreements.

Artists may be banned from stage for scanty dress

For the first time, the sanction of banning artists from performances has been included in the draft decree on sanctioning of administrative violations in cultural activities, physical education, sports and tourism.