Deputy PM asks Indonesia to investigate shooting of Vietnam fishing boat

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 07/29/2017 09:52 GMT + 7

Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has requested Indonesia’s Foreign Ministry to investigate and clarify reports that an Indonesian naval ship shot and wounded two Vietnamese fishermen last week.

Minh made the request during a phone call with Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on Friday, underlining that the shooting was a serious incident that did not match the current soundly-developing strategic partnership between the two countries.

The Vietnamese deputy premier said Vietnam is deeply concerned about this incident and called on the Indonesian side to promptly verify and investigate the case.

Indonesia should also inform Vietnam about the investigation result and avoid repeating similar actions in the future, Minh pressed.

The Vietnamese fishing boat in question is coded BD 31153 TS, registered in the south-central province of Binh Dinh.

The Consular Department under the Vietnamese foreign ministry said on July 25 that the BD 31153 TS was pursued and shot at by a foreign ship while they was docking in Con Dao Port in southern Vietnam on July 23, according to the Vietnam News Agency.

The shooting left two Vietnamese fishermen wounded. Both of them have been taken to hospital for treatment, the Vietnam News Agency said.

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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