|President of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour Bui Van Cuong calls on all workers to stay calm and vigilant over manipulation of extremists in his letter on June 11.
In his letter released on June 11, Cuong, who is also Vice President of the World Federation of Trade Unions, asked trade union members and workers nationwide to advise their friends, family members and co-workers to not take part in illegal acts and to not share extremism content on social networks.
“For the country’s stability and development, we all must unite and believe in the leadership of the Party and State, defeat sabotage plots from hostile forces, ensure security and social safety, protect companies and enterprises as well as our own jobs,” he said.
In recent days, the National Assembly had been debating the draft Law on Special Administrative and Economic Units of Van Don, Bac Van Phong and Phu Quoc which sparked public concerns. Many extremists have made use of this issue to manipulate workers in some localities into gathering in large numbers and acting aggressively. These actions have caused traffic jams and seriously affected people’s life and business as well as social security and safety.
After listening to the public voice, the NA on June 11 voted to postpone the debate and adoption of the bill and plans to review it at the next sitting later this year.
According to NA Vice Chairman Uong Chu Luu, the building of the draft law on special economic zones is a major policy of the Party and State.
However, this is a new, complicated and controversial issue, so the NA Standing Committee had agreed with the Government to ask the legislature for permission to delay the approval of the bill in order to have more time for studying and completion, Luu said.
Meanwhile, NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan mentioned gatherings in some localities on June 10 with some involving in extremist acts affecting social order and people’s normal life. This showed that issues discussed at the legislature are pervading the society, she said, expressing her regret that some persons did not understand the nature of the matter, hence overreacting.
The top legislator called on people nationwide to keep calm and trust the Party and State.
She stressed that the NA always listens to opinions from people about draft laws deliberated at the legislature.