Trinh Xuan Thanh, a notorious ex-oil executive who spent nearly a year in hiding overseas after being charged for criminal mismanagement, returned to Vietnam and turned himself over to police. Also case of Tram Be and Dien Quang Lamp

18/8: 6 killed while sawing leftover mortar shell in central Vietnam - Six members of a single family were killed in an explosion in the central province of Khanh Hoa. Among the victims were three children, also one child was seriously injured.

28/8: 51 bankers, businessmen on trial in Vietnam for fraud - The accused face various charges related to an illegal loan of US$23 million in Ocean Bank. Photo: Former Ocean Bank chairman Ha Van Tham stands trial. Photo: AFP

July: Eight working teams of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-corruption are overseeing the investigation and prosecution of serious corruption cases in 20 localities and agencies.

24. July Vietnam halts drilling after 'China threats'  - Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China.

Vietnam is jailing female activists over their Facebook posts - Nguyen Ngoc Nhu Quynh, a blogger and single mother, known as “Mother Mushroom,” was sentenced to 10 years behind bars, She was jailed for distributing propaganda against the state.

Southern Vietnam is one of the most at-risk regions in the world in terms of the potential impacts of climate change. Both the Mekong Delta and Saigon face growing challenges from sea level rise, flooding, and other water-related issues

4/8: Sơn La Province: More than 30 people are dead or missing after tragically damaging rains and floods hit northern mountainous provinces over the past three days.

Hollow growth leaves Cambodians wanting more - Corruption, lagging development foster discontent ahead of election season. Cambodian 'democracy' is on its last legs - The facade of freedom is fading as Hun Sen puts civil society in his crosshairs.

Like it or not, globalization is 'inevitable,' Vietnamese PM sayd on 5. July - Nguyen Xuan Phuc stresses commitment to free trade, including TPP.

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