Vietnamese Minister of Public Security To Lam is a person with many scandals, in both legal and ethical areas, he has committed serious errors. Until now, when it comes to the word “kidnapping,” few people think of dangerous criminals, but people immediately think of Vietnamese police chief To Lam. The kidnapping of Trinh Xuan Thanh in Berlin in 2017 caused a stir in social networks and international public opinion. As Minister of Public Security, he is asigned to protect the law but violates international law and foreign law.
The kidnapping case of Trinh Xuan Thanh is not the only one, Mr. To Lam also kidnapped Vu nhom and freelance journalist Truong Duy Nhat, but Southeast Asian countries do not want to make a big deal out of it, so these actions are not causing diplomatic trouble.
That is a legal issue, and ethics is also a big issue for the Minister of Public Security. In 2021, the image of Mr. To Lam eating gold-coated gilded beef is unacceptable for a Minister of Public Security. People are poor and miserable, Vietnamese people work hard every day to pay taxes to support the Government apparatus, including Mr. To Lam, yet he goes to eat beef coated with gold worth thousands of dollars a meal. It’s both wasteful, ostentatious, and contemptuous of people’s sweat and tears.
That is the story of Mr. To Lam violating international law, violating the leader’s ethics, what about Vietnamese law? Mr. To Lam also considered it to be nothing, Mr. To Lam himself, when he was Deputy Minister of Public Security, was also involved in the case of Mobifone buying AVG. Thanks to the “confidential” stamp on the document, the court and the lawyer could not access the documents related to Mr. To Lam. So he broke the law at home and abroad, and he also violated his morality. Can Mr. To Lam be a “model” person?
On February 9, at the online scientific seminar “The theoretical and practical value of the book ‘Resolutely and persistently fighting against corruption and negativity, contributing to the building of our Party and State on a daily basis cleaner and stronger’ for the current cause of security and order protection” organized by the Ministry of Public Security and the National Political Publishing House, Mr. To Lam raised his voice to teach police officers that they must “regularly cultivate, practice, always keep yourself clean and stable.”
In this seminar, Mr. To Lam asked each police officer to regularly examine, correct, self-cultivate and practice according to the 6 things Uncle Ho taught the police officers, to always keep themselves clean and firm. Only in this way they can protect the prestige and sacred honor and promote the glorious and revolutionary heroic tradition of the People’s Public Security force.
In general, Mr. To Lam is teaching ethics to the police forces. It is unclear whether Mr. To Lam has been an example or a moral yet, but he teaches other people’s morality? To Lam himself is the clearest example for the police. Has any leader taught the police the things that Mr. To Lam used to do?
In fact, Communists often talk about morality, they use a huge propaganda machine to teach morality to party members and to the people. The program “Study and follow Ho Chi Minh’s moral example” that the Communist Party has implemented for more than 20 years, does not need to say much about the results. So far, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong has built the furnace continuously for many years, there are countless officials in the furnace, but the officials are not cleaner? Nguyen Thanh Phong replacing Le Hoang Quan as the chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, but is Mr. Phong cleaner? Chu Ngoc Anh replaces Nguyen Duc Chung in Hanoi, but is Chu Ngoc Anh cleaner?
The Communist Party teaches each other one way and another. To Lam is still no exception, still eating gold-coated gilded beef, but that same mouth teaches ethics to others.