Vietnamese community in UK lays flowers to 39 Essex lorry victims

A delegation including representatives from the Vietnamese Embassy, the Overseas Vietnamese Association and Vietnamese Student Association in the United Kingdom (UK) led by Ambassador Tran Ngoc An, laid flowers at the headquarters of Thurrock Council on the afternoon of November 7th (local time) to commemorate the 39 Vietnamese victims of the lorry tragedy in Essex.

Ambassador Tran Ngoc An laid flowers to commemorate the 39 victims (Photo:

The information was released by the Vietnam News Agency correspondent in the UK.

Earlier the same day, the Essex police issued an official announcement that all victims are Vietnamese citizens. They were found dead in a container truck in Essex, northeast of London, the UK, on October 23rd.

The Vietnamese Embassy pledged to coordinate with the Vietnamese inter-sectoral delegation working in the UK and relevant agencies of both Vietnam and the UK to repatriate the victims’ remains as soon as possible.

On the same day, the embassy also issued a report expressing deep sadness and extended its sympathy to the victims’ families.

Accoriding to the report, families that need support can contact the citizen protection hotline on +84 981 84 84 84, or the embassy hotline on +44 7713 181 501.

PetroVietnam tops list of most profitable firms

A ceremony was recently held in Hanoi by Vietnam Report JSC and VietNamNet newspapers to announce the Profit500 2019 list.

The list names the 500 most profitable enterprises in Vietnam.

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The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) topped the list. This is the second year that the group has taken the leading position among the top 500 enterprises.

Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam (Vietcombank), Vietnam Mobile Telecom Services Corporation (MobiFone), Dat Xanh Group, Vingroup and Quang Ngai Sugar JSC are also mentioned.

The list was created to enhance the prestige and brand of businesses, help them approach new opportunities, attract investors and improve their competitiveness.

Vietnam has 2nd lowest number of mobile malware threats in Southeast Asia

In the first nine months of 2019, global cyber security companies were able to stop 53,097 mobile attack efforts in Vietnam. Thus, it is ranked as the second lowest in ASEAN as to facing mobile malware risks.

The information was released in the latest statistics of Kaspersky.

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According to the statistics, 4.97 percent of all Vietnamese Android users are fully protected from malware in the first three quarters of 2019.

The number of Internet users in Vietnam is growing significantly, with 58 million Facebook and 62 million Google accounts in August 2019. Thus, it is quite impressive that the Vietnamese government and private units are able to limit the amount of mobile malware attacking Vietnamese users.

Kaspersky asks that Internet users in Vietnam carefully protect themselves from potential cyber attacks via Android devices, especially those for working purposes, by installing necessary software./.

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