“VIETNAM – APRIL 01: The Fall of Saigon, Vietnam in April, 1975 – The Vietcong cutting hair and “western” clothes. (Photo by Jean-Claude LABBE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)” (Link to manhhai’s photo in the album The Fall of Saigon in 1975)
Loudspeakers in Saigon (Link to Times – Vietnam: Fading smiles – published 23/06/1975)
“Saigon is gradually becoming a stereotypic city under Communist control. All newspapers except those authorized by the Communist Party have been suppressed. A detailed census is being taken, presumably to facilitate supervision of all activities. Political and military officials who served under the old Thieu regime have been ordered to report to “reeducation” centers. Martial music and Communist slogans blare from street-corner loudspeakers.
The easygoing mood that marked the first days of the Communist occupation of Saigon is quickly vanishing, according to Western observers who have recently left South Viet Nam’s capital….”
Pictures of Saigon streets after 30/04/1975 which were filled with mostly bicycles.
“(Baonghean.vn) – In response to a 2014 campaign that calls for people to set about to dredge irrigation canals, in the morning of 19/10, Town People’s Committee of Hoang Mai City coordinated with Hoang Mai High School to hold a launching ceremony for people to battle with irrigation canals as well as renovating the city.” (Link to Báo Nghệ An – TX Hoàng Mai ra quân làm thủy lợi năm 2014, published on 19/102014.)
A self-criticising paper of a Year 2 student written under his mother’s request (Link to Zing website Bản kiểm điểm với lời hứa có một không hai, published on 20/04/2015).
“Bản kiểm điểm
Con tên là Trần Lâm, lớp 2A2, trường Tiểu học Văn Yến.
Con phạm lỗi: không vào ngủ mà lại ra sân chơi, cô Thanh thấy vậy gọi con lên bục giảng. Con xin lỗi ba mẹ. Con hứa sẽ không như thế nữa.
Nếu như bị một lần nữa thì con sẽ tự giác ra khỏi nhà và… đi ở nhà khác.
Ký tên: Trần Lâm”
My name is Trần Lâm, student of 2A2, of Văn Yến Primary School.
I erred in playing in the playground instead of having a nap. My teacher – Ms Thanh – called me to stand in front of the blackboard. I apologise to Mum and Dad. I won’t do it again.
If I am caught not having a nap again, I will voluntarily move out of the house and … stay somewhere else.
Signed: Trần Lâm”
Communist Party’s public self-criticism sessions (Link to VietNamNet Bridge – Top leaders join in self-criticism – published 14/08/2012)
“Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday, Aug 13, opened a national conference on efforts to implement Resolution 4 covering self-criticism of party members and leaders at all levels.
Trong said starting in July this year, the Politburo and Party Central Committee Secretariat had already introduced self-criticism of individuals and collectives.
From this month, the programme will be implemented at organisations and party groups at central level. This would be later expanded to all local levels.
Members of the Politburo and Party Central Committee Secretariat were involved in self-criticism over 12 days recently. They were divided into two groups, including the country’s leaders, President Truong Tan Sang, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, and the National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung.
All made self-criticism reports in front of the Politburo and the Party Central Committee Secretariat. The Party General Secretary assigned the Party Central Committee Inspectorate to assess the reports by September 2012 and hand them to the Politburo.
The Politburo and the Party Central Committee agreed that through self-criticism, the party would further understand concerns related to party building, such as problems regards to leadership and management of State-owned enterprises.
At the conference, the Politburo decided to transfer several members of the Party Central Committee to other positions and appointed new substitutes.”