Viet­namese-Tai­wanese actress to run for leg­is­la­tor-at-large seat

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Viet­nam-born, half-Tai­wanese actress He­len Thanh Dao ( ), who rose to fame with her elec­tri­fy­ing per­for­mance in the Tai­wanese film “My Lit­tle Honey Moon” an­nounced on Wed­nes­day that she will ac­cept a po­lit­i­cal party’s nom­i­na­tion to run as a leg­is­la­tor-at-large in next year’s leg­isla­tive elec­tions.

The actress, whose real name is Nguyen Thanh Dao and who is of­ten re­garded as Viet­nam’s Lin Chiling — a model and actress fa­mous in Tai­wan — said in a Face­book post that af­ter three long months of con­sid­er­a­tion, she de­cided to ac­cept the party’s leg­is­la­tor-at-large nom­i­na­tion. She re­fused to name the party in­volved.

Nguyen said she loves Tai­wan, wants to pay back to so­ci­ety and to speak for new im­mi­grants. She also un­veiled her po­lit­i­cal plat­form, which is fo­cused on pro­mot­ing the rights of newly im­ported im­mi­grants.

Her po­lit­i­cal plat­form in­cludes re­serv­ing leg­isla­tive seats for new im­mi­grants based on the pro­por­tion of their pop­u­la­tion size through amend­ing the con­sti­tu­tion, re­vis­ing em­ploy­ment projects for new im­mi­grants, for­mu­lat­ing new im­mi­grant ed­u­ca­tion laws, set­ting up a new im­mi­grant com­mit­tee through re­struc­tur­ing ex­ist­ing gov­ern­ment or­ga­ni­za­tions, and set­ting up a cul­ture, com­mu­ni­ca­tion and me­dia com­pany and a tele­vi­sion chan­nel ex­clu­sively for new im­mi­grants, she added.

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