the Last Nguyen Phu Trong, 75, appeared in public was on april 14. Since then he has not been seen and now wonder where he has gone. According to the government, is due the absence of disease, at the same time they assure that it is not something serious, but that the president will soon be on the legs, writes the BBC. All, however, is not convinced.
speculations about Nguyen Phu Trong is seriously ill - or even dead – a new momentum when he attended the funeral of Vietnam's former president Le Duc Anh in Hanoi. At the ceremony, which lasted throughout the day, there were a large number of the country's most powerful within the state and the military currently. Le Duc Anh died 98 years old on 22 april and Vietnam have declared a two-day landsorg, according to Vietnam News.
Just before the funeral, announced a government official to presiden Trongs health had been affected by ”the high intensity of his workload and the weather”, but he assured once again that the president would soon be back in service, writes the BBC. If the Trong would be with at the funeral was mentioned, however, are not.
the leader's health is a sensitive issue in the communist country. According to the BBC, it is vital to portray Vietnam as a stable nation with a strong management team. In november, submitted a bill that means that the health of politicians and officials in the government to be classified as ”state secrets”.
not implemented, it is obvious already that the country's media are very cautious when reporting on the president Nguyen Phu Trongs alleged illness, which, in turn, has led to that the foreign media are speculating wildly about his health on social media, explains the BBC's reporter Giang Nguyen.
So the question everyone wants the answer remains thus: Where is the president?