Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hoang Kieu and Miss World 2010 in Nha Trang

Hoang Kieu, the general director of RAAS Group in Agoura Hills, CA, has been spearheading the effort of bringing, planning and promoting of Miss World 2010 to Nha Trang. He is collaborating with Miss World Organization and the Vietnamese communist government to make the event as one of the major attractions for the Vietnam tourism industry. The picture above is the signing ceromony in Ho Chi Minh City by Hoang Kieu and Julia Morley (Chairwoman of Miss World Organization) late last year.

Hoang Kieu is the founder of RAAS Group, a plasmapheresis company. The company specializes in providing fractionated plasma for therapeutic use such intensive care, immunology and hematology. The company has a joint venture with Shanghai Blood Center (owned by the Chinese government) and boasts to be the largest processor of fractionated plasma in the world.

Her are some of his pictures with Miss World 2007 and Miss World 2008. Additional pictures show him and Miss World 2008 parading in Hanoi in celebrating the 2009 New Year celebration. And at a great hall, he was given a commendation by the Vietnamese government in front of the Uncle Ho Chi Minh giant bust.

Hoang Kieu is well known in Vietnam for his generous charity work as well as his involvement in exporting Vietnam goods to China market. In Orange County, he stays away from the limeline unlike Frank Jao (Phuoc Loc Tho Mall) or Chieu Le (Lee's Sandwiches). However, he is politically quite active with his money. Recently he, his CFO and two other RAAS employees donated $4800 each to Sate Assemblyman Van Tran's congressional campaign war chest.

With Van Tran receiving political donation from businessmen who have close tie with the Vietnamese communist government - Frank Jao gave Van $1,000, David Duong and Victor Duong gave $4,800 each - Is the right wing anti-communist crowd in Little Saigon given in to the fact that their anti-communist stand (I see red communist flag everywhere) have gone soft after 35 years since the Fall of Vietnam??

The Duong brothers are owners of California Waste Solutions, a San Jose recycle company. They have exclusive contract with Ho Chi Minh City signed by the ex prime minister Phan van Khai. And of course Frank Jao is the head of V-Home Group, a real estate investment group that develops commercial real estate in Ho Chi Minh City.

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