08:46 (GMT +7) - Wednesday 24/10/2018

Vietnam Today

Three high-ranking military and police officers disciplined

Released at: 13:54, 30/07/2018

Three high-ranking military and police officers disciplined

Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh (Photo from news.zing.vn)

Disciplinary action against three generals decided upon on July 28.

by Long Van

The Politburo and the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on July 28 determined to take disciplinary action against three high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Public Security and the Vietnam People’s Army for multiple wrongdoings, according to a report from the Vietnam News Agency.

The decision was made at a meeting of the two bodies chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong.

Taking into account the proposal from the Central Committee’s Inspection Commission a day earlier, the Politburo concluded that Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh, member of the Central Public Security Commission and Deputy Minister of Public Security and formerly member of the Party Committee’s Standing Board of the General Department of Logistics and Technology under the Ministry of Public Security and Vice Director General of the General Department, must share responsibility for wrongdoings and shortcomings of the Party Committee’s Standing Board of the General Department.

Thanh himself violated the principle of democratic centralism and showed a lack of responsibility and lax leadership, thus allowing many wrongdoings and mistakes to happen at the General Department. Inspections also revealed that Thanh violated regulations on protecting State secrets and the working regulations of the Ministry of Public Security. He signed documents proposing the sale of a number of security houses and land plots that were against the law, and a number of other documents not within his authority.

Thanh also inked decisions to allow Phan Van Anh Vu to join delegations on visits to foreign countries and to grant him a diplomatic passport, contrary to law.

His wrongdoings were declared to have caused serious consequences and negatively affected the prestige of the Party organization and the Ministry of Public Security. The Politburo decided to dismiss him from all his posts in the Party and to ask the government’s Party Civil Affairs Committee to direct the implementation of procedures for administrative discipline against him and to demote him to a lower rank.

After considering the Inspection Commission’s proposal on disciplining Sen. Lt. Gen. Tran Viet Tan, former member of the Central Public Security Commission and former Deputy Minister of Public Security, the Politburo found out that Tan showed irresponsibility and lax leadership during his term of office. He also signed some documents in violation of regulations on protecting State secrets, causing serious consequences and affecting the prestige of the public security sector and himself, and sparked negative public opinion.

The Politburo decided to relieve him from his post as member of the Central Public Security Commission in the 2011-2016 tenure and assigned the government’s Party Civil Affairs Committee to carry out the administrative discipline process against him and demote him to a lower rank.

On the same day, after considering the Inspection Commission’s proposal on disciplining Sen. Lt. Gen. Phuong Minh Hoa, former member of the Party Central Committee, former Vice Director of the General Political Department of the Vietnam People’s Army, former Secretary of the Party Committee - Political Commissar; former Vice Secretary of the Party Committee, and former Commander of the Air Defense-Air Force Service, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat found out that Hoa must be held responsible for wrongdoings and mistakes of the Standing Board of the Party Committee for the 2010-2015 tenure.

He violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, failed to seriously abide by the Central Military Commission and the Ministry of National Defense’s decisions on the use and management of defense land or land zoned off for defense purposes.

Hoa also showed a lack of responsibility and lax leadership during his term and signed many documents on land allocation and approved economic deals not in line with regulations.

Based on Politburo Regulation No. 102-QD/TW on disciplining Party members, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat decided to mete out a warning as a disciplinary measure against Hoa.

User comment (0)

Send comment