Further to the Vietnamese demonstration held in Canberra last week and the very strange letter (see below) sent by the Editor in Chief Thanh Nien News I have found out some more information on Tam who is given a special mentioned in the letter.
Tam is a youth represenative for the Vietnamese Community and is from Sydney. He helped organise the rally and spoke as well. From the letter I don’t think he would be a good idea for him to visit Vietnam in the near future.
Dear Mr KHANH and Vienamese Community In Australia.
I would like say thank you Viet Nam Australia Radio, SBS radio, Mr President (or Doctor N.M Tien), Mr President of NSW (Engineer P.D Bich). It was my letter sent to Mr Khanh not someone else.
I surprised as you announced on SBS radio (Melbourne) by broadcaster QUOC VIET. The letter you had received from me, it was not insult (or abuse) anyone. I just want tell you the truth and thank you for your encouraged people protest or against us. Actually, We did not do anything wrong in here. We bring Vietnamese culture, traditional introduce to australian friends. Do you think its wrong? Uncultivated? who is uncultivated? you or other people in your group we called â€œmisunderstanding usâ€ uncultivated? I would prefer sent you a professional letter, however I do not think you or Mr President Phan Dong Bich can understand what we want try to tell you. It is because an intellectual person(s) not acting like what you have done.
I do not want interupt or bother you. I just want to say that, The Charming Vietnam Gala in Canberra and Sydney Town Hall (Last night) were great success. On behalf of Australian & Vietnamese Government, I really appreciate for your spending time read this letter. We look forward to see you again in he Charming Vietnam Gala 2006 at OPERA HOUSE in Sydney NSW. Dallas Hall in Melbourne. Canberra Theatre.
My name is Nguyen Cong Khe (Tong Bien Tap bao Thanh Nien). I informed you, it was my letter. By the way, please send my regards to Nguyen Hoang Thanh Tam, a great young vietnamese guy in community. We so proud of you, you are young man and great promising future for Australian and Vietnamese government. We open our arms and always welcome you home Tam. We look forward to see you Tam.
Thank you Mr NGUYEN DINH KHANH (Vietnam Australia Radio), Mr President (Dr. NGUYEN MANH TIEN), Mr President (Engineer PHAN DONG BICH) et NGUYEN HOANG THANH TAM. I wish you and your family have a great time, happiness and good health.
NGUEN CONG KHE (Editor in Chief Thanh Nien News)
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