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Vol 1 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2008

Nguyen Tan Dung

Prime Minister of Vietnam

Hailing from Ca Mau, the southernmost province of Vietnam, Dung joined the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (aka the Viet Cong) in 1961. He was 12 years old. In his 20-year military career, he was wounded four times in battle. After he left the army, he earned a bachelor's degree in law. In 1981, he attended the Party School after which he served on various provincial party committees. He became Deputy Minister for Home Affairs in 1995.

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