07/10/2022 10:45

Official: The act of sexual harassment shall be fined up to 8 million VND in Vietnam

Official: The act of sexual harassment shall be fined up to 8 million VND in Vietnam

On December 31, 2021, the Government of Vietnam issued Decree 144/2021/ND-CP stipulates administrative penalties for violations against regulations on social safety, security, order; social evils, fire prevention and firefighting; rescue; domestic violence prevention and control.

A fine ranging from 5.000.000 VND to 8.000.000 VND shall be imposed for any of the following violations:

- Deliberately inflicting injuries or bodily harm to another person but not liable to criminal prosecution;

- Disrupting public order while carrying cold weapons, combat gears or other items that can cause injuries;

- Filming, photographing, charting an restricted area that is relevant to defense and security;

- Molestation of a person under 16 but not liable to criminal prosecution;

- Molestation, sexual harassment;

- Engaging in sexual acts in public;

- Perform designing, manufacturing, repairing, maintaining, testing UAVs or ultralight aircrafts, engines, propellers and parts thereof against the categories or quality specified in the license issued by a competent authority;

- Using UAVs and ultralight aircrafts to launch, drop harmful or dangerous objects or substances without permission.

The old regulations only imposed a warning or a fine of between VND 100,000 and 300,000 for groping others.

In addition, singing karaoke causing noise in residential areas after 10 p.m. can be fined 1 million VND.

A warning or a fine ranging from 500.000 VND to 1.000.000 VND shall be imposed for any of the following violations:

- Making loud noises in a residential area or public area during 10 p.m – 6 a.m;

- Failure to comply with regulations on maintaining serenity in health facilities, sanitariums, schools or other places with such regulations;

- Selling food and/or drink past the hour specified in by the People’s Committee of the province.

Decree 144/2021/ND-CP takes effect from January 1, 2022 and replaces Decree 167/20213/ND-CP dated November 12, 2013.

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Thu Linh
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