Since 2013, the Ministry of Public Security has been assigned by the Government to draft the Bill on Demonstrations. But after 10 years, the ministry did nothing. Starting from the time when Tran Dai Quang was minister, and until now, To Lam is still the same.
In democratic countries under the presidential system, parliamentarians will propose and draft laws, after consulting with relevant parties. In the Parliamentary system, the government is also submit bills to the parliament. However, in all political system, the role of parliamentarians and national assembly representatives is also very important. They have the right to review bills and make requests for amendments, and finally, they have the right to participate in deciding whether or not to pass a bill.
In Vietnam, National Assembly members are only responsible for agreeing with the Party’s wishes, so they have no power to demand that the Ministry of Public Security fulfill its promises.
In short, if the parliament has real power, then whether the law is written by the parliament or the government, it is the parliament that decides. In Parliamentary countries, if the government fails to draft requested legislation, or implements unpopular policies, the parliament has the power to dissolve that government.
In fact, the Communist Party does not want people to protest, but must still give the Constitution the right to protest. The Communist Party’s purpose is to create a Constitution that looks democratic, to deceive the people and also deceive international organizations.
However, because the people demanded to legislate this issue, the Communist Party played a trick, pretending to assign it to the Ministry of Public Security to compile, but in fact instructed the Ministry of Public Security to permanently suspend this bill. That is the reason why after 2 generations of Minister of Public Security, this issue still cannot be legislated.
Who directs this trickery of the Ministry of Public Security, if not General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong of the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam?
Their mouths shout “government of the people, by the people and for the people” but in reality, the Communist Party always finds ways to silence and handcuff the people, so that they cannot move, only then the party will feel secure. Banning freedom of the press is silencing the people, playing tricks with the demonstration bill means tying the people’s hands. In addition, there are many other tricks that the Party has applied, the purpose of which is to completely control the people.
Party members are hypocritical, the Party is fake democracy, fake freedom, etc. The establishment of the National Assembly is also fake, just done to appear democratic. Previously, they also allowed a few people to speak up for the people, to create a seemingly pro-people atmosphere in the parliament. Previously it was Duong Trung Quoc, then Truong Trong Nghia, and recently Luu Binh Nhuong. When they saw Nhuong being so enthusiastic about the people, they became worried, so they kicked him out of his role as a member to the 15th National Assembly, and then blatantly arrested him without giving a satisfactory reason.
From instructing the Ministry of Public Security to rescind the Demonstration Bill, then directing the Ministry of Public Security to arrest Luu Binh Nhuong, it shows that the Communist Party’s policy is consistent. That is eliminating all rights that people may have.
The officials are greedy for the people’s food, leaving nothing behind. They collude to create a policy of robbing the people to divide the profits. The General Secretary created an anti-corruption drama as a way to both let the people “drink sugar water” and remove “impurities” in the power structure and in Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong’s ecosystem.
If Trong was truly for the people, he would not have directed the Ministry of Public Security to prozen the demonstration bill, he would not have directed the elimination of voices that benefit the people.
Currently, the Luu Binh Nhuong case shows even more the face of the regime, they arrest people arbitrarily. Arrested first with a frivolous crime, then proceeded to dig up dirt to press charges later. To Lam is letting the Thai Binh Police collect all the official documents and papers that Mr. Luu Binh Nhuong has sent to various places, the purpose is to avoid them leaking out and also as a way to find fault, to try to pin his guilt.