Cộng Đồng Người Việt Tại Austin, Texas Gởi Thu Cho Ông Michael Dell
Thư Của Cộng Đồng Người Việt Tại Austin, Texas Gởi Cho Ông Michael Dell Về Chuyến Viếng Thăm Có Thể Xãy Ra Của Việt Gian Cộng Sản Nguyễn Tấn Dũng Đến Hãng Dell
Vietnamese American Community of Austin, Texas (VACAT)
(A 501(c)(3) non-profit organization)
1006 E Yager Lane, Ste. 111, Austin, Texas 78753
Tel. (512) 585-6792; Website: http://www.vacat.org
Mr. Michael Dell
Chairman of DELL Computer Corporation
1 Dell Way
Round Rock, Texas 78682
September 19th, 2007
Dear Mr. Dell:
On behalf of the Vietnamese American community in Austin and its vicinity, we would like to congratulate you on your great success and the remarkable growth of DELL Computer Corporation, under your leadership. DELL’s success is also bringing prosperity to many families in Central Texas. Among these are many Vietnamese Americans, who came here as political refugees from Vietnam, are now living in Round Rock and DELL’s employees.
We would like to express our appreciation to you and DELL for allowing many of us to be part of your success.
Recently we have received information that the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung will visit you by the end of this September. Though Mr. Nguyen’s visit has not been confirmed, we would like to share with you the feelings of the vast majority of local Vietnamese Americans: Mr. Nguyen is not welcomed by our community because he and his communist authoritarian regime have consistently violated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted and proclaimed by United Nations, in which Vietnam is a member.
According to report by Human Rights Watch in 2007: “Despite having one of Asia’s highest growth rates, Vietnam’s respect for fundamental human rights continues to lag behind many other countries, and the one-party state remains intolerant of criticism. Hundreds of political and religious prisoners remain behind bars in harsh conditions.” In its 2007 report, Amnesty International states: “Political dissidents, including those using the Internet to talk about human rights, democracy and political change, were harassed, threatened and imprisoned under national security legislation.”
Also, the United Nations Commission of Human Rights reports that Vietnam is one of the worst countries those have children and women trafficking for prostitution and child labor. Recent reports from BBC and other independent media about wide spread demonstrations of Vietnamese peasants who lost their lands and houses to corrupted local Communist officers in both Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) cities have reflected how corrupted Mr. Nguyen’s administration is.
We sincerely hope that if a meeting with Mr. Nguyen Tan Dung is taking place, you would use your position help improve the human rights condition in Vietnam. Your support for human rights and democracy movement in Vietnam will better the lives of millions of children and women and unleash the energy of the Vietnamese people who can be your true, stable and dependable business partners. The Vietnamese Americans in Round Rock and Austin will forever remember your voice of conscience.
Thank you for your time and attention.
- TX Governor’s Office
- TX Senate
- TX House of Representatives
- TX Speaker of the House
- TX Lieutenant Governor’s
- Mayor of Austin
- US Congressman Lloyd Doggett