Vietnamese grandmother battles police and government corruption

Here's a hero for you:
Most Vietnamese cower when a cop squeezes them for a bribe. Le Hien Duc, a gray-haired 75-year-old grandmother, fights back.

Four-foot-nine and weighing just 88 pounds, she'll take on anyone, from lowly bureaucrats to high-level officials. She e-mails, phones, tracks them down at their offices, confronts them at their homes.

``Corruption is definitely an evil, and it is ruining my beloved country,'' said Duc, a former elementary school teacher who works from dawn until dusk battling graft.

Duc says she is following the example of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's Communist revolutionary hero. As a young woman, she joined Ho Chi Minh's anti-colonial revolution and spent years in the jungle working with codes for the army. Link to story at

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Real change IS happening in that country. More and more people are befriending Americans. Meanwhile more and more large American companies (e.g. Intel) are opening up in Vietnam. The people are learning about freedom, and why communism can't work. Along with people like the grandmother that has the balls to stand up to the police. I pray that i live long enough to see the country change for the better :-)
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