15 September 2015 – The Government’s Side

With the help of Dr. T of ANU, I had the chance to meet with Dr. PGH, the director of an institute under the jurisdiction of the MA. It was a productive one hour discussing the agricultural sector in Vietnam and other issues pertinent to the research.

Since his office was very close to the Ho Chi Minh Museum, I decided to drop by to take a closer look at the special exhibition celebrating 70 years of socialist construction.

Part I

“Once we sacrifice ourselves to the revolution, we should end it properly. In other words, when the revolution succeeds we should hand over power to the masses as a majority not letting it be in the hands of any minority group. Only then can we avoid multiple sacrifices and can our people live in happiness.” – Nguyen Ai Quoc (Ho Chi Minh), “The Revolutionary Path”, 1927, Ho Chi Minh’s Complete Works, National Political Publishing House, Hanoi 2011, vol. 2, p. 292.

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Part 2

“The revolution aims to set up Vietnam as an independent, united, free and wealthy country, to make its people happy and to build a joyful society.” – Ho Chi Minh, “General Knowledge of Politics”, 1953, Ho Chi Minh’s Complete Works, National Political Publishing House, Hanoi, 2011, vol. 8, p. 255.

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Part 3

“Our State is socialist and rule of law state of the people, by the people and for the people. The state power is in people’s hand(s) and built on the alliance of workers, farmers and intellectual classes, under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.” – Documents of the 11th National Congress of the CPV, National Political Publishing House, Hanoi, 2011, p. 85.

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Part 4

“Our Government is a Government of the people that was set up for a single purpose of servicing people’s interests. The Government really needs the assistance of its people in monitoring, supervising and evaluating its operation to make sure all tasks are completely done and the Government is truly a loyal and dedicated servant of people.” – Ho Chi Minh – An appeal on the occasion of Capital Liberation Day, October 10, 1954, Ho Chi Minh’s Complete Works, National Political Publishing House, Hanoi 2011, vol. 9, p. 81.

Then I went to WB Office to see one of the people who have always helped me out. I’ll see her again tomorrow. Since I don’t have the time to acquire an ID to access the National Library, she might have some references for me to use.

On the way to her office, there was an individual staging a silent protest in the rain.

Silent protest

Silent protest

It is an appeal to the local government. Interestingly, people remain faithful that the government will not fail them when they express their demands.

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