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General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's passing
July 23, 2024 | Indirect Indicator

- The article "Journalist Nguyen Phu Trong's ethical journalism practices," written by Mr. Quoc Phong, former Deputy Editor-in-Chief of Thanh Nien newspaper, was published in VietNamNet on February 10, 2024. It highlights professional relationship and experiences shared between journalist Vu Lan and Nguyen Phu Trong.

- The article emphasizes Nguyen Phu Trong's meticulous and fair approach to royalty distribution in journalism, which is particularly relevant in the field.

- Nguyen Phu Trong ensured that all articles published under his name were personally crafted and closely reviewed by him and maintained a practice of treating colleagues to meals following the receipt of royalties.

- Nguyen Phu Trong implemented specific guidelines for royalty distribution related to his articles, reflecting a commitment to fairness and ethical practice in journalism.

- Singapore President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Prime Minister Lawrence Wong expressed their admiration for General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's contributions to Vietnam, particularly during his 13 years in office.

- They highlighted Nguyen Phu Trong's role in driving economic growth, improving lives of Vietnamese people, and his dedication to combating corruption.

- Nguyen Phu Trong was recognized as a significant figure in establishing and deepening the strategic partnership between Vietnam and Singapore.

- The Vietnamese community abroad has expressed profound feelings of loss and gratitude following the news of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's passing.

- Dr. Do Quang Ba, Chairman of the Vietnam - Japan International Exchange Organization, emphasized General Secretary Trong's contributions to homeland development and protection.

- General Secretary Trong's leadership significantly strengthened Vietnam-Korea relations, transforming them into a comprehensive strategic partnership.

- General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong dedicated nearly 60 years to emphasizing the Party's theoretical framework and enriching the theoretical understanding of socialism in Vietnam.

- He authored the book "Some theoretical and practical issues about Socialism and Vietnam's path to socialism" addressing major queries on socialism and Vietnam's unique path to it.

- The Prime Minister issued an official telegram addressing the response to Storm No. 2 and associated floods, emphasizing proactive measures to ensure public safety and minimize property damage.

- The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, expressed condolences upon the passing of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, highlighting their friendship and solidarity.

- Upon the passing of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, condolences from multiple world leaders and officials have been communicated, including from Brunei, Singapore, Thailand, Mongolia, the UK, Saudi Arabia, Belarus, and more.

- Joy Puentes Saldise, Deputy Ambassador of Cuba to Vietnam, emphasized Trong's leadership in theoretical contributions valuable to communists worldwide and in bolstering Vietnam's diversified foreign policy.

- General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has participated in numerous significant events ranging from community engagements to national ceremonies from 2011 to 2023.

- Intellectual contributions and moral character of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong have greatly influenced the Party and nation, with over 20 publications reflecting his strategic thinking and ethical leadership.

- Cuba declared a national mourning period following General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's death, recognizing his significant contributions to the Vietnam-Cuba friendship.

- General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong emphasized maintaining personal integrity and upheld a simple lifestyle, underpinning his commitment to ethical leadership and setting an example for others.

- The national flag has been flown at half-mast across various locations in Vietnam in tribute to Nguyen Phu Trong, ahead of the state funeral scheduled for July 25-26.

- Laos announced a national mourning period for General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong with flags at half-mast and cessation of entertainment activities, reflecting the deep friendship and cooperation fostered during his leadership.

Thai media releases timeline of six Vietnamese deaths in Bangkok
July 19, 2024 | Indirect Indicator

- Thai authorities are investigating the deaths of six people at the Grand Hyatt Erawan Hotel in Bangkok, including four Vietnamese tourists and two individuals of Vietnamese origin. The deaths are suspected to be caused by poisoning.

- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh of Vietnam has directed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Public Security to closely coordinate with Thai authorities to investigate the case and protect the rights of Vietnamese citizens.

- The Vietnamese Ambassador to Thailand is monitoring the investigation, supporting the victims' families, and reporting on local public opinion.

- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is tasked with providing transparent information to the media and public, and handling diplomatic relations with Thailand concerning the incident.

- A suspect, identified as Sherine Chong, a Vietnamese-American, is believed to have poisoned the others due to a motive related to debt, and then committed suicide.

- Preliminary forensic analysis found white powder residue in glasses in the hotel room, suggesting the presence of a potent substance, possibly stronger than cyanide.

- The FBI is assisting in the investigation due to the involvement of American passport holders among the deceased.

- Thai Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin has assured that the incident will not impact tourism and has pledged a comprehensive investigation.

- The U.S. Department of State has expressed condolences and is providing consular support to the families of the American victims.

Monitored Intelligence for Vietnam - Jan. 25, 2024









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Ứng phó với bão số 2 và mưa lũ để đảm bảo an toàn hệ thống đê điều

Respond to storm No. 2 and floods to ensure the safety of the dyke system

VTV News | Local Language | News | July 23, 2024 | Natural Disasters

Nam Dinh province is reinforcing the Ta Day river dyke embankment in anticipation of storm No. 2, expected to impact Northern and North Central regions with heavy rain. Several rivers, including the Day and Hoang Long, have reached alert levels, particularly the Dao River, which is nearing alarm level 3. The Department of Dike Management and Natural Disaster Prevention and Control has urged local authorities to enact measures from Official Dispatch No. 70/CD-TTg to ensure dyke safety. This includes inspecting and repairing dyke systems, especially at critical points, and preparing resources for immediate response to potential dyke incidents. Close monitoring of weather developments and prompt reporting of any issues are also emphasized to maintain dyke integrity during the rainy season.

Nước chảy xiết cuốn trôi xe máy của người đi đường

Fast-flowing water swept away pedestrians' motorbikes

VTV News | Local Language | News | July 23, 2024 | Natural Disasters

Heavy rain in Ha Giang caused severe flooding on a riverside road, leading to a dangerous incident involving a motorbike. As a motorbike driver attempted to navigate the flooded area, fast-flowing water swept the vehicle away, endangering the two individuals on it. The pair managed to grab hold of a wooden bar to avoid being swept away themselves, while the motorbike was carried off by the current. This situation highlights the risks associated with traveling on flooded roads during rainy seasons, emphasizing the need for public awareness and proper warnings in flood-prone areas. The ongoing rainy season increases the likelihood of landslides and flooding, necessitating enhanced danger identification skills among individuals.

Tháo gỡ khó khăn thiếu tàu bay cho các hãng hàng không

Resolve the difficulty of lack of aircraft for airlines

Bao Dien Tu | Local Language | News | July 23, 2024 | Supply Chain Issues

The Vietnam Aviation Administration reported that in the first half of 2024, the total number of passengers reached over 37 million, reflecting a 3% increase compared to the same period in 2023 and equal to 97% of 2019 levels. Domestic airlines transported more than 17 million domestic passengers, down 18% due to aircraft fleet challenges, while international passenger transport surged by 38%, reaching over 20 million. The aircraft fleet is set to decrease by 40-45 aircraft due to engine recalls and restructuring efforts from Bamboo Airways and Pacific Airlines. High rental prices for leased aircraft, rising fuel costs, and foreign exchange rate fluctuations exacerbate supply issues, contributing to fluctuating airfare prices. The Vietnam Aviation Administration is working on management solutions to improve operational conditions, with domestic passenger transport and international output showing positive growth. Vietjet is planning to receive new aircraft to address its operational challenges, while the Deputy Minister of Transport emphasized the need for state support to navigate ongoing industry difficulties related to aircraft shortages, restructuring, and rising operational costs.

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