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Three high-ranking military, police officials disciplined

The Politburo and the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on July 28 decided to take disciplinary actions against three high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of National Defence for their multiple wrongdoings.

Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Public Security. (Photo: VNA)

Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh, Deputy Minister of Public Security. (Photo: VNA)

The decision was made at a meeting of the two offices chaired by 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, Deputy Minister of Public Security directly in charge of the General Department of Logistics and Technology, former member of the Party Committee’s Standing Board and former Vice Director General of the General Department, must share the responsibility for the wrongdoings and shortcomings of the Party Committee’s Standing Board of General Department. 

Thanh himself violated the principle of democratic centralism, showed a lack of responsibility and lax leadership, thus letting many wrongdoings and mistakes 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 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 against the law.

His wrongdoings were declared as causing very serious consequences and negatively affecting the prestige of the Party organisation and the Ministry of Public Security. The Politburo decided to dismiss him from all his posts in the Party and to ask the Party Committee of the Government to direct the implementation of the procedures of administrative discipline against Thanh and to demote him to a lower rank in accordance with the regulations. 

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 of leadership during his term of office. He also signed some documents in violation of regulations on protecting state secrets, causing very serious consequences, very badly affecting the prestige of the public security sector and himself, and sparked bad public opinion in society.

The Politburo decided to relieve him from the 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 Tan and demote him to a lower rank. 

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 Defence-Air Force Service, the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat found out that Hoa must be 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 Defence’s decisions on use and management of defence land or land zoned off for defence purposes. 

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

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

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