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Morning Stories Roundup: Elephant Tusk Trafficker Arrested in HCMC

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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

- USD434.78-million HCM City-Tay Ninh expressway project proposed. [Dan Tri]

- Elephant tusk trafficker arrested in HCM City. [Vietnam+]

- Man arrested for smuggling guns, bullets into HCMC. [VnExpress]

- Owners clash with Doan Ngoc Hai as ‘sidewalk captain’ leads stray dog crackdown in Saigon. [Tuoi Tre]

Vietnam

- Over 886,000 students register for national high school exam 2019. [Vietnam+]

- Vietnam Airlines to launch phone check-in service. [Tuoi Tre]

- Over 600 people killed by traffic accidents a month. [Dan Tri]

- Sa Pa hotels hit by severe water shortage. [VnExpress]

Other

- ISIS’s Newest Recruiting Tool: Regional Languages. [The Atlantic]

- More plastic bags than fish: East Asia’s new environmental threat. [Asian Correspondent

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