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Friday, November 15, 2019
Tags: Ministry of Public Security
Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised Anti-money laundering regulations to be revised
Payment intermediary service providers would have to apply measures to prevent and combat money laundering as financial institutions do. Such is provided in a draft decree prepared by the State Bank of Vietnam to revise several articles of Decree 116 of 2013.
NA Standing Committee convenes 38th meeting NA Standing Committee convenes 38th meeting
The National Assembly Standing Committee convened the 38th meeting on October 14 with several draft laws and important reports on its agenda.
Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments Inmate labor under the 2019 Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments
In Vietnam, since 1945 the law on execution of imprisonment sentences has always considered labor a fundamental element of the inmate education regime. According to the traditional theory of combined punishment and education, labor is always a duty of inmates. Under the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) (the Penal Code), inmates must serve their imprisonment sentences and work and learn so as to become useful to the society[1]. Compared to other daily activities of inmates, their working activities are to be carried out throughout their sentence serving period and exert important effects on their education and reform results. Through these activities inmates can learn working skills and generate some incomes for their future community integration. That’s why the Law on Execution of Criminal Judgments (the Law) seeks to improve the inmate labor regime primarily for raising the effectiveness of inmate education and reform.
Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners
Foreign tourists who choose Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, as their only destination in Vietnam may stay in the island for at most 30 days without having to apply for a visa to enter the country.
Law on Special Amnesty Law on Special Amnesty
The Law on Special Amnesty was passed in last November to institutionalize the 2013 Constitution regarding the leniency and humanitarian policy for persons sentenced to imprisonment.
Temporary residence cards for foreign children Temporary residence cards for foreign children
According to Article 10.1 of Government Decree 82 of September 24, 2015, prescribing visa exemption for overseas Vietnamese and foreigners who are spouses or children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens, a person entering Vietnam with a visa exemption paper will be granted by an immigration control unit a six-month temporary residence certificate for each entry.
Vietnam RoK to augment co-operation in ensuring security Vietnam, RoK to augment co-operation in ensuring security
Minister of Public Security General To Lam met the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon and had talks with Commissioner General of the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) Min Gap-ryong in Seoul on July 8.
New directive issued to fight ‘black lending New directive issued to fight ‘black lending’
The Prime Minister has released a directive to fight loan sharks who are targeting vulnerable people.
Traffic cameras to be installed nationwide Traffic cameras to be installed nationwide
Surveillance cameras to monitor traffic violations will be installed on a trial basis in Hanoi and HCM City by 2020 and nationwide by 2022, according to the Government.
Draft law proposes embedding chips in passports Draft law proposes embedding chips in passports
Vietnamese passports of all types would be embedded with electronic chips containing biometric information of holders, according to a draft Law on Immigration designed by the Ministry of Public Security.

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