Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited the Australian Ambassador to hand over a diplomatic note to in Hanoi opposing a censorship order by the Australian Supreme Court in the state of Victoria as reported by Wikileaks on August 7.

According to the diplomatic note, Vietnam strongly denounced the court’s censorship order on June 19 concerning the Australian-style polymer note printing case, which lists names of several senior foreign officials, including those from Vietnam. This harmed the personal dignity of Vietnamese leaders and Vietnam’s image, the note said.

The note also said that Vietnam demanded Australia to seriously explain the order and to report the case openly for the public to access the truth.

The Australian Ambassador in Hanoi confirmed the receipt of the note, saying that the Australian government would seriously examine the matter.-VNA