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