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Weekend Stories Roundup: More Prehistoric Artifacts, Wasteful Textbook Use and Walking Street Expansion

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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

- Southern routes to HCM City increasingly congested. [Dan Tri]

- Walking streets expansion could mess with Saigon traffic, experts caution. [VnExpress]

- HCMC cancels electronic bus fare project. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- Tonnes of ivory and pangolin scale seized in Danang. [Dan Tri]

- Prehistoric vestiges unearthed in Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- Education Ministry mulls solutions to reduce spending on textbooks. [VietnamNet]

- Aeon and its three unsuccessful deals in Vietnam. [VietnamNet]

Other

- Once loved, now loathed: Aung San Suu Kyi’s fall from grace. [Asian Correspondent]

- ‘Comfort women’ controversy crosses Pacific to California. [Asia Times]

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