Northern Vietnam's disorder solved in peace, gov't says

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The recent disorder among the ethnic minority people of H'Mong in the northern province of Dien Bien has been solved in peace, according to Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong.

 

Some H'Mong people were gathering at Muong Nhe District's Huoi Khon Village. Trong said they were tempted by a rumor about  "a supernatural force," but they now have all returned home.

 

According to officials, the people had gathered at the village to see the appearance of the "supernatural force," said to show up at the beginning of this month to bring them to a promised land where they would be blessed with happiness, good health and wealth.

 

The official story is that some instigators then encouraged the people to ask for the establishment of the "kingdom" of H'Mong people, causing social unrest.

 

Trong said it happened due to some people's restricted education level and the instigators' arguments among many others.

 

However, after local agencies have made things clear to them, the people have returned home, he added.

 

The local Party unit and authorities will keep meeting with them, convincing them not to believe instigators' words but the government's official information, according to Trong.

 

Authorities were also asked to secure the people's living, and take care of their health as well as their children's schooling, he said. 

 

Meanwhile, the Party and the government will have policies to improve people's living conditions in the northeastern region like traffic, infrastructure and jobs, the deputy prime minister said.

 

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