Welcome, using publicly available resources such as Google Books, Google News and U.S. Library of Congress, this website is a small collection of references to the Trial of Dang Sy during the mid 1960s, which are often overlooked.
While many books and archives said briefly about the Trial of Dang Sy, they all gave conflicting views of the man on trial. Who is Matthew Sy Dang ? What really happened that propelled Mr. Sy Dang into the events that ultimately led to the Trial of Dang Sy. What he did, the accusations alleged against him, why he did it and what happened afterward were not always connected.
In the recent years, personal websites and community websites have brought up the same topic about Mr. Sy Dang while unfairly misrepresented certain key figures. Facts and figures were conveniently ignored to create a history that was biased and inaccurate. As established by first hand accounts, through U.S. Ambassadors Cabot Lodge and Frederick Nolting, United Nations Southeast Asia Investigative Mission, as well as other reliable sources such as Marguerite Higgins and Ellen J. Hammer, there was no shootings in the events that led to the Buddhist Crisis.
Using original, timely articles, peer-reviewed journals of scholars and commentary on the politics and history, this website brings together sources from all sides, to give a fuller, non-political picture of what happened, and why the Trial of Dang Sy was a mockery of Justice.