Vietnam netizens touched by father’s 15-year-search for daughter

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A website created by a father who has been looking for his lost daughter and her cousin over the past 15 years has drawn great interest from netizens with nearly 21,000 page views since its launch two weeks ago.

The site has also made headlines in many local newspapers and newswires with hundreds of comments left by readers to encourage Nguyen Minh Chau in his long search for his daughter, Nguyen Truong An and cousin, Diem My.

A bunch of messages about the website with prayers and best wishes to Chau and An have been sent among netizens via Yahoo! Messenger these days as well.

Chau from the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang said An went missing on December 10, 1995 together with her cousin when both were five years old.

On that day after coming back from their kindergarten, An and My ran to play at a neighbor’s home, but were nowhere to be found when the family came to call An back home in the evening, Chau said.

He said he and his wife were very busy with house construction and had not given proper attention to An.

The 45-year-old father said the last time he saw An was when she came to show him a certificate of her good performance at school at around 3-4 p.m. before going out with My.

Since then Chau and his wife have searched high and low for their daughter in various localities like Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong province, and even neighboring Laos. He also turned to newspapers and television for help, yet nothing has been heard of An so far.

Recently he decided to open the website designed by his nephew in the hope that it would open up more possibilities for the search, said Chau, who is now the father of three other girls.

He said he would post more photos and memories about An on the website, which is bilingual (Vietnamese and English) basic information about her, and his contact details.

“My wife and I believe that our daughter is still living somewhere in this world. As long as we are still alive, we’ll never give up hope and will continue looking for her,” Chau said.

Source: Tuoi Tre

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