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Minister of Information & Communications suspended

Released at: 10:24, 24/07/2018

Minister of Information & Communications suspended

Mr. Truong Minh Tuan (Photo: VNA)

Truong Minh Tuan suspended under decision from State President on July 23.

by Long Van

State President Tran Dai Quang signed a decision on July 23 suspending Truong Minh Tuan from his position as Minister of Information and Communications, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

Under Decision No. 1261/QD-CTN, Tuan was suspended due to wrongdoings and the Politburo also imposed Party disciplinary measures against him under Decision No. 806-QDNS-TW dated July 16.

On July 18, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc gave a warning to Tuan as a disciplinary measure for his legal violations at the ministry.

Tuan, a member of the Party Central Committee and Party Committee of the Central Agencies Bloc for 2015-2020, was also relieved from his post as Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for the 2016-2021 term.

According to the Politburo, Tuan must bear responsibility for violations and wrongdoings committed by the ministry’s Party Committee during the 2011-2016 term, when he was serving as a member of the MIC’s Party Committee and Deputy Minister.

He violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, showing a lack of responsibility and lax leadership in directing the implementation of a project purchasing 95 per cent of shares at the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.

He also signed Decision No. 236/QD-BTTTT dated December 21, 2015 on the ministry’s approval of the project, as well as a number of related documents that ran against regulations, including documents beyond his assigned duties.

In his capacity as Secretary of the MIC’s Party Committee and as Minister since April 2016, Tuan is held responsible for violations and wrongdoings committed by the committee for the 2016-2021 tenure, the Politburo concluded.

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