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Happy Tet Monsanto!

"... and hope that in the coming year, the authorities will consider closing down your office and those of Dow Chemical and DuPont."

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(DA NANG, Vietnam) - Forward by Editor: The following is a letter dispatched this week to the Director of Monsanto in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Mr Nguyen Thi Anh, from Chuc Mung Nam Moi and Len Aldis, Chairman of the London-based Agent Orange Action Group.

Anyone who has a dog in this fight is well advised to both pay attention to, and support the actions and share the goals of this timely, important group.

The Director Monsanto
Mr Nguyen Thi Anh
Unit 1303, Floor 13, Centec Tower
72-74 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street
Ward 6, District 3
Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam

Dear Mr Nguyen,

Sorry not to have received a reply to my letter to you of 10th December, so I assume you did not visit the children at the Hoa Binh Village at Tu Du Hospital. I find this worrying that you a Vietnamese, as are some of your staff, could not find time to see children affected by Agent Orange a product! made by the company you work for and represent in the country on which 80 million liters were sprayed. I need not tell you of the legacy it has left to the people and land of your country.

However, there is still time to make amends for your lack of courtesy and feelings to the children. In a few days it will be TET, the year of the dragon, surely you will be celebrating as will the children and staff at Hoa Binh. Come along Mr Nguyen, collect a few presents and deliver them to the children, it would also be good to include the staff that throughout the year care for the children.

If you have children, you might consider taking them along, children the world over like meeting other children and from my visits I know they will enjoy meeting yours. You might also consider letting your children give the presents to the children at Hoa Binh. Tet is also the spirit of giving and receiving.

Let me wish you and your staff a very Happy TET and hope that in the coming year, the authorities will consider closing down your office and those of Dow Chemical and DuPont. You may think I am uncaring if this was to happen. In this instance you will be 100 per cent correct, after all what is the loss of jobs for a few when your company plus Dow and DuPont are responsible for the deaths of many thousands of Vietnamese and the suffering of four million today in Vietnam.

Chuc Mung Nam Moi
Len Aldis. Chairman
Action Orange Action Group
Flat 2, 26 Tomlins Grove
London. UK E3 4NX

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Anonymous January 13, 2012 2:36 pm (Pacific time)

Time to take care of these people!

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