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Morning Stories Roundup: All Vietnamese to Get New 12-Digit ID at Birth From 2020

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- Nearly 200 people urgently overcome dike incident in district 8. [SGGP]

- High tide sinks Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta localities. [Tuoi Tre]

Vietnam

- Blast occurs at tax department in southern Vietnam province. [Tuoi Tre]

- CNN’s short videos on Hanoi attract foreign viewers. [Vietnam Plus]

- Air pollution in Hanoi exceeds red-warning level. [Vietnam Plus]

- Hanoi mulls extending vehicle ban on walking streets. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam sees fastest population ageing in Asia. [Dan Tri]

- All Vietnamese to get new 12-digit ID number at birth from 2020. [VnExpress]

Other

- China prepares to mark 70 years of People’s Republic – in pictures. [The Guardian]

- Thousands of Indonesian Students Protest Law Restricting Anti-Corruption Agency. [Time]

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