Nguyen Dinh Thang - True face of a self-proclaimed patriot

15/06/2015


Recently, when Bill S219 was ratified in Canada by Vietnamese-rooted Canadian Senator Ngo Thanh Hai, which would designate April 30 as the Journey to Freedom day for Vietnamese community in Canada. In America, Nguyen Dinh Thang also held a so-called ceremony of the Journey to freedom, which sells tickets with quite high prices. These activities raised many contradictions as a “civil war” in anti-Vietnam community overseas. President of self-proclaimed Committee for prosecuting Vietnamese communist criminals criticized Thang and others tried to turn the day of armed forces of the Republic of Vietnam 19-6 and the National Resentment Day 30-4 to the day of Journey to Freedom. So, Who is Nguyen Dinh Thang? And What is true face of this man who self-claimed as patriot?
Born in 1958 in Bui Chu, Nam Dinh province, Nguyen Dinh Thang and his family evacuted to the South of Vietnam, after 1975, Thang crossed the border to Philippines and settled in the U.S. In 1988, when many Vietnamese people, for various reasons, emigrated to foreign countries, seeing opportunities of taking benefits, Thang founded Boat People SOS (BPSOS) which claims its mission is to empower, organize and equip Vietnamese individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberity and dignity. But against its noble self-claimed mission, Thang and his organization have conducted many deceptive activities for their own interests. Between 1999 and 2005, Thang, Ngo Thi Hien and some other individuals organised many campaigns of ‘donations for flood-stricken people’, which was actually a trick. Being uncovered, Thang and Hien tried to find ways to conceal the fact and threaten whistleblowers. Under the pen name of Van Nam, Hoai Thanh of ‘Dai chung’ newspaper, which is published in the OV community in the US, wrote 22 articles between 1998 and 2001 to denounce unclear donations raised by Thang and Hien. They merely sent around one third of the donated amount to several anti-government individuals in Vietnam and embezzled the rest.
Leading numerous activities against Vietnam, Thang has always taken advantage of US policies to Vietnam on democracy and human rights, as well as pressing issues in the country to seek sponsorship and exaggerate his prestige for personal gain.
 In recent years, Thang has established many organizations such as the Coalition for a Free and Democratic Vietnam (CFDV) in 1998 and the Coalition to Abolish Modern-day Slavery in Asia (CAMSA) in 2008 and became leader of these organisations. All organizations of BPSOS, CFDV, CAMSA are tools which Thang has used to appeal supports from U.S. Fund for democracy (NED) and collect money from naïve overseas Vietnamese people. Taking advantage of charity activities, he has used sponsored money to gather force, incite the community to wreck the national unity and religious policies of the State of Vietnam.
He has continuously undertaken activities to undermine US-Vietnam relations and the stability of Vietnam’s security.
Thang’s BPSOS has co-ordinated with the terrorist organisation ‘Viet Tan’ of Do Hoang Diem to provide financial support to violators to Vietnamese law, and entice people into gathering for riots to undermine social safety and order.
He also colluded with ‘Thuong People’s Fund’ of Ksor Kok in cajoling Thuong ethnic people into applying for asylum in the US, establishing a so-called ‘Degar self-reliant state’ and protesting against the Government of Vietnam.
Thang also undertook numerous activities to slander Vietnam on violations of human rights at several international forums.
Taking advantage of the development of the internet, since early 2012, Nguyen Dinh Thang in co-ordination with Truc Ho from SBTN channel, has repeatedly launched a number of campaigns to sign ‘petitions’ on the forum ‘We The People’ of the White House, calling on the US Government to put pressure on Vietnam for “the release of all political prisoners in Vietnam”; and compensate Vietnamese Americans for confiscated property after April, 30, 1975.
With many different tricks, Thang collected enough signatures; however, the result was then a humiliation. After the failure, Thang continued to launch a number of petitions to slander the Vietnamese State and to violate democracy and human rights; and call on the US Government to stop bilateral trade with Vietnam on occasions of Vietnamese leaders’ visits to the US.
Through all kinds of petitions, on the one hand, Nguyen Dinh Thang schemed to seek opportunities to build up his image among the Vietnamese community in the US and officials of the US Congress and Government; on the other hand, Thang has been trying to induce a number of young Vietnamese Americans - who paid little attention to the political issues in Vietnam - to eventually participate in the activities organised by Nguyen Dinh Thang. However, Thang’s ambition and conspiracy have been gradually identified by the Vietnamese communities abroad.
Many people know that Nguyen Dinh Thang is taking advantage of activities in the name of ‘supporting the community’ for personal gain and making money. After Thang’s post the letter ‘Good news’ on the website sachhiem.net, a reader replied: “Do not be so arrogant as to be patriotic, because henchmen never know what patriotism is!” Unfortunately, there are a number of Overseas Vietnamese and some US politicians who for various reasons have yet to recognize the true face of Nguyen Dinh Thang, and also helped Thang’s sabotage activities./.
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All comments [ 11 ]


Quân Hoàng 15/6/15 20:29

So unacceptable! Men like this have abused overseas Vietnamese's trust to benefit themselves.

Lê Tín 15/6/15 20:31

I have heard about this man, we need to be aware of him, do not trust and be seduced by his allegations.

Huy Quốc 15/6/15 20:32

Taking advantage of charity activities, he has used sponsored money to gather forces and incite the community to undermine the national unity and religious policies of the State of Vietnam.

Hùng Quân 15/6/15 20:33

Must leave men like this out of overseas Vietnamese community.

Quốc Cường 15/6/15 20:48

So disgusting! This man takes advantage of his own countrymen abroad by establishing a lot of shit fund.

Vân Nhàn 15/6/15 20:52

Because of men like him, US-Vietnam relations and the stability of Vietnam’s security have been undermined.

Hoàng Lân 15/6/15 21:31

With many different tricks, Thang collected enough signatures; however, the result was then a humiliation.

Huy Lâm 15/6/15 21:36

Need to have measures to deal with these men like him, to let people know their true essence.

Quốc Kiên 15/6/15 21:39

BPSOS is just a tool to take money from naive overseas Vietnamese!

Hoàng Lân 15/6/15 21:40

Thang has been trying to induce a number of young Vietnamese Americans - who paid little attention to the political issues in Vietnam - to eventually participate in the activities organised by Nguyen Dinh Thang.

Phạm Hiếu 15/6/15 21:42

Overseas Vietnamese should know about their true faces and to avoid their activities. They should listen to official information.

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