return icon

Three police officers dismissed from force after beating teenagers

They are Captain Chau Minh Trung, Lieutenant Nguyen Quang Thai and Lieutenant Doan Tan Phong.

Two boys are beaten by police officers after being stopped at a warehouse. Photo extracted from video clip

Three police officers in the southern province of Sóc Trăng were dismissed from the force on Friday after they were filmed beating two underage motorists on September 25.

Colonel Lâm Thành Sol, director of the provincial Police Department, said at a press briefing on Friday afternoon that the Party Committee and Directorate of the Provincial Public Security decided to sack three officers of the People's Police. 

They are Captain Châu Minh Trung, Lieutenant Nguyễn Quang Thái and Lieutenant Đoàn Tấn Phong. 

Another officer, Captain Hứa Trường An, was dismissed from his current position as the vice-head of a police team, while Captain Trần Minh Đời received a warning.

The five police officers were involved in an incident in which two police officers beat two boys in front of a warehouse in Vĩnh Châu Town. A security camera recorded their actions. The short video clip went viral on Thursday.

Sol confirmed the incident happened at 3pm on September 25. When the police officers were patrolling along Nam Sông Hậu National Highway in Vĩnh Phước Ward, they saw a teenager driving a motorbike with another boy on it.

The police attempted to stop the motorbike, but the underage driver fled for nearly 30km before police stopped them at a warehouse.

Colonel Sol said the police officers' acts seriously violated the police's code of ethics and caused much public concern.

Sol added that the two boys have undergone medical checks and are well. — VNS


Government plans to rearrange state-owned enterprises till 2025

Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai has signed a decision approving a plan of rearrangement of state-owned enterprises for the period of 2022-2025 in the form of one-member limited company, equitization, re-arrangement and divestment.

Transport Ministry urges new ship channel for large vessels in Mekong Delta

The Ministry of Transport has urged Tra Vinh Province to implement compensation payment for site clearance and resettlement support to build a new ship channel for large vessels in the Hau River.

Toan retains WBA Asia belt against Amparo in Bangkok

Le Huu Toan successfully defended his World Boxing Association (WBA) Asia minimum-weight (48kg) belt during The Challenger event on November 30 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Billions of dollars from foreigners invested in Vietnam’s enterprises

Foreign capital keeps flowing into Vietnam through many different channels, helping investors regain their confidence in the stock market and the economy.

Urban areas, parks to be built on Red River alluvium grounds

Hanoi authorities plan to build new urban areas and eco-friendly housing, and develop open space with parks, urban squares and flood parks on thousands of hectares on the alluvium grounds of the Red River area.

Target of 1 million social housing units difficult to reach

The goal of developing 1 million social housing units may not be feasible.

Ministry to control rice import management

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) fears the high level of rice imports and the failure to control imports will affect domestic production.

Gambling soars during World Cup

Football betting is taking place in the open air at venues where people gather to watch World Cup matches, or quietly online.

Michelin Guide to announce first Vietnamese restaurant selections

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been selected by Michelin as the latest destinations joining the international selection, as compiled by the Michelin Guide.

Ministry to crack down on Internet ads violations

The Ministry of Information and Communications held a conference in Hanoi on November 30 to roll out Internet advertising management measures.

Seven-day Tet holiday fixed for State employees

Officials, civil servants, public employees and workers of State administrative and socio-political organisations will enjoy a seven-day Lunar New Year (Tet) and four-day National Day holidays next year.

Vietnam has opportunity for energy transition towards green growth

Vietnam boasts substantial potential for wind power, particularly offshore wind power, providing an opportunity for the country to fulfill its energy transition target towards green growth.

PM requests combined efforts to combat IUU fishing

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh called for concerted efforts to fight illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing while chairing a teleconference with 28 coastal provinces and cities on December 1.

Disciplinary measures against a number of leading officials, Party organisations

The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission held its 23rd session in Hanoi on November 29-30, during which it proposed disciplinary actions be taken against some leading officials and party organisations.

Big bosses lose billions of dollars

Several businessmen have built a fortune over the last decade, but their ambition of obtaining growth at lightening speed has caused their assets to drop dramatically.