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Disciplinary measures proposed for former Deputy PM and senior officials

Released at: 10:50, 09/07/2019

Disciplinary measures proposed for former Deputy PM and senior officials

Former Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh (Photo: AFP/VNA)

Proposal made at Party Central Committee's Inspection Commission's meeting on July 2-4.

by Long Van

The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, at its 37th meeting from July 2 to 4, proposed the Politburo consider and take disciplinary action against Mr. Vu Van Ninh, former member of the Party Central Committee and former Deputy Prime Minister, for violations committed while holding different positions, according to a report from the Vietnam News Agency (VNA).

VNA quoted the Commission as announcing on July 8 that in the post of Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Ninh committed violations and shortcomings in decisions on the equitization and divestment of State capital from Quy Nhon and Quang Ninh Ports that ran counter to the Politburo’s conclusions.

While acting as Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Finance, Minister of Finance, and Chairman of the Vietnam Social Security Management Council, Mr. Ninh lacked responsibility in leadership, direction, examination and supervision, leading to the loss of a huge sum of State money from Vietnam Social Security lending funds to the Agribank Financial Leasing Company No. 2. Many officials and Party members involved in the case have been punished.

The Inspection Commission said Mr. Ninh’s violations were “serious” and affected the prestige of the Party organization and himself.

During its meeting, the commission also looked into wrongdoings of the Standing Board of the Party Committee of the Dong Nai Department of Public Security.

It concluded that the Standing Board violated the centralized democracy principle and working regulations. They lacked responsibility, examination, and supervision and showed lax leadership and direction, leading to many violations and shortcomings in the investigation and settlement of cases and incidents, as well as in the management and use of weapons, land, finance, and assets.

The Inspection Commission also pointed out the responsibility of several incumbent and former officials of the Department of Public Security in the southern province, adding that the violations by the Standing Board and officials caused “very serious” consequences, affecting the prestige of the Party organization and law protection agencies and triggering public concern.

Therefore, disciplinary measures are needed, it said.

At the meeting, the Commission gave a warning to Nguyen Van Cong, Deputy Minister of Transport, Pham Viet Muon, former Deputy Chief of the Office of the Government, and Tran Ngoc Thanh, former Chairman of the Members’ Council of the Vietnam Railways Corporation.

It also reprimanded Deputy Ministers of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong and Nguyen Nhat, and Nguyen Ngoc Hue, former Chairman of the Members’ Council of the Shipping Corporation Vinalines, while proposing the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat consider and take disciplinary action against Mr. Nguyen Hong Truong, former member of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Transport and former Deputy Minister of Transport.

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