Vietnamese embassy verifies reported arrest of fishermen in Malaysia
 The Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia is working with local authorised agencies to verify the information that 23 Vietnamese fishermen were allegedly arrested for illegal fishing in Malaysia’s territorial waters.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 24/5
 Black pepper price in Central Highlands drops strongly, Cau Tre export goods processing renamed after Korean acquisition, Quang Ngai wants $4.25b of investment, VN vows to boost Pacific trade     


 
Vietnam launches book to prevent child abuse
 A handbook titled “Respect! My Body!”, a guide for adults and teachers to talk to children about body boundaries and sexual abuse, was launched on Tuesday in Hanoi.


 
Visit Mang Mu in pour water season
 Lying on a high mountain, Mang Mu is considered an ideal place to contemplate the panorama of Mu Cang Chai in Yen Bai province, especially in the pour water or rice harvest season.

Asian Physics Olympiad winner: failure is mother of success
VietNamNet Bridge - After one year without a gold medal, Vietnamese students have once again continued the tradition of winning gold medals at the Asian Physics Olympiad. 


 
Generating electricity with solar panels
VietNamNet Bridge - The government policy encouraging investment in the power sector has created a firm framework for the development of solar energy.

Scientists urge postponing Pak Beng hydropower project
VietNamNet Bridge - Laos is set to move forward to build Pak Beng hydropower dam on Mekong mainstream, but technical reports about the project still do not provide adequate information.


 
Mother inspired champion
Muay Thai master Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat made history by becoming the first Vietnamese fighter to win the world championship title seven times at the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur World Championships

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk
 Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way that raises the risk of lung cancer, 


 
 
Hanoi turns purple with giant crape-myrtle flowers
 Hanoi’s summer is welcomed by not only the songs of cicadas, the calls of koels and the reddish hues of flamboyant flowers, but also the bright purple tones of giant crape-myrtle flowers, known in Vietnamese as bang lang.

New home for rescued capitive bears in Vinh Phuc
 Vietnam Bear Sanctuary in Tam Dao National Park, Vinh Phuc, the first of its kind in the country, is opening for visitors to raise public awareness of protecting the endangered species.


 
 
Belarusian artists to take Hanoi stage
 Twenty three artists from the State Dance Ensemble of Belarus will perform in Hanoi and Lao Cai province on May 25 & 27. 

HCM City hosts southern land cuisine festival
Famous dishes of the southern region will be on offer at the annual Am Thuc Dat Phuong Nam Festival that will take place from May 24 to 28 at Dam Sen Park in HCM City’s District 11.