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Officials accused of taking bribes in major cases

A number of high-ranking officials at ministries, branches and localities have been accused of taking bribes in major cases exposed by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS).

Gov't Office's staff arrested in repatriation flight bribery case

The Investigation Security Agency under the Ministry of Public Security on August 18 arrested Nguyen Tien Than, an official at the Government Office’s department of international relations, to investigate the act of “taking bribes”.

Reporters accused of extortion receive prison sentences

More cases of journalists blackmailing businesses have been discovered and prosecuted in the last three years.

Probe into Tenma Vietnam’s alleged bribery underway: police official

The investigation into the Japanese-invested Tenma Vietnam company’s allegation of bribing civil servants and tax and customs officers of northern Bac Ninh province is still ongoing, according to a police official.

Vietnam cooperating with Japan on probe of alleged bribery case related to Tenma Vietnam

Vietnam is coordinating with Japan on the investigation of a Japanese company allegedly paying bribes to Vietnamese tax and customs officials, said Minister of Public Security To Lam on the sidelines of the National Assembly meeting yesterday.

Ex-minister’s family returns VND21 billion in bribe money

Family of former Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Bac Son has returned VND21 billion (nearly US$903,000), part of the bribes he had received from former AVG chairman Pham Nhat Vu.


VN must bolster anti-bribery laws

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam lacks necessary mechanisms to enforce provisions on bribery of foreign public officials and officials of international public organisations under the 2015 Penal Code, 

Ousted South Korean leader behind bars after arrest on bribery charges

 Ousted South Korean leader Park Geun-hye was behind bars in the Seoul Detention Centre on Friday after her arrest, on charges including bribery, in a corruption scandal that has brought low some of the country's business and political elite.

What are the well-off buying for Tet?

VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese want to buy rare and precious items for Tet, especially imported specialties. Gold fish and apricot trees are two of the favorite items.

Pricey Tet gifts to bosses are bribery

Ngo Van Suu, former head of the Party Central Committee for Disciplinary Inspection Commission, speaks to the newspaper Khoa hoc & Doi song about Prime Minister Phuc’s order to prohibit the giving of expensive gifts

Slush funds and bribery scandals overshadow Vietnam’s highway procurement

Vietnam’s citing of figures showing the efficient use of Official Development Assistance (ODA) have been overshadowed by news about embezzlement of funds in highway projects.

Quang Ngai province to pay $500 for corruption information

To enhance the effectiveness of anti-corruption tasks, Quang Ngai province will pay up to VND10 million (nearly $500) to anyone offering corruption-related information and evidence.

Survey says firms admit to giving bribes

Most enterprises believe that bribery has become a common practice and an “unwritten rule” in Vietnam, according to a survey on corruption sponsored by the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID).

Three Japanese officials prosecuted for suspected bribery in Vietnam

Japanese authorities have announced the prosecution against the Japan Transport Consulting Corporation and its three officials in relation to a bribery incident involving railway projects in Vietnam that receive ODA funds.

Number of road accidents, fatalities decline in H1

The first half of the year saw fewer road accidents, with just around 12,800 cases compared to over 14,800 cases in the same period last year.

HCM City to clarify $2.8 million bribery allegations

 VietNamNet Bridge - HCM City spokesman – Mr. Vo Van Luan - confirmed yesterday that the city would clarify the allegations that investors bribed some officials in Hanoi $2.8 million to get the Sing-Viet new urban area project in HCM City.

Vice Minister of Transport goes to Japan to verify bribery case

Deputy Minister of Transport – Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Dong is going to Japan today to clarify claims that an executive of the Japan Transportation Consultants, Inc. bribed Vietnamese officials with 80 million Japanese yen in return for an ODA project.

Bribery seen as widespread: survey

VietNamNet Bridge – Many citizens perceive bribery to be on the rise and still widespread in the public sector, according to the results of the Viet Nam Public Administration Performance Index 2012 released May 14.