Archive for April, 2018

Statement on the Adoption of the South China Sea Motion

April 24, 2018

April 24, 2018 Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today made the following statement regarding the adoption of the Senate motion to urge the government to take the steps necessary to de-escalate tensions and restore peace and stability in the South China Sea: “By passing this motion, the Senate is stating its concern on China’s escalating and hostile behaviour in the South China Sea, and urging the Government of Canada to take a principled position on one of the biggest geopolitical conflicts … Continue reading →


Senator Ngo Calls on Vietnam to Release Targeted Dissidents

April 13, 2018

Ottawa, April 13, 2017 – Senator Thanh Hai Ngo today made the following statement regarding the harsh sentencing of Vietnamese political dissidents on April 5, 2018: “I condemn Vietnam’s harsh and unfair sentencing of the six human rights defenders under Article 79 of its 1999 Penal Code for ‘conducting activities to overthrow the people’s government.’ “Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thu Ha, both human rights lawyers, were arrested in 2015 while attempting to meet with EU delegates before an annual … Continue reading →