Explaining Nguyen Duc Chung case through Dong Tam case and General Secretary’s annoyance

The next part of the commentary will mention the process of Nguyen Duc Chung relieving the Dong Tam knot that won the hearts of the people, but made it uncomfortable for General Secretary cum President Nguyen Phu Trong, so now he has just been admitted to the detention center to count ants.

A private source of Thoibao.de, a Communist Party member from Hanoi, said that Nguyen Duc Chung is currently in the B14 detention center in Hanoi, his health is stable and the prison conditions are guaranteed. The source also explained about the police’s trap to arrest Nguyen Duc Chung.

Although we have not been able to verify the subtle mysteries in the internal game and the power struggle in the regime, we still tell this story for our readers to refer to.

Three close employees of Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung were arrested previously, including: Nguyen Anh Ngoc (secretary, left), Nguyen Hoang Trung (driver, in the middle) and Pham Quang Dung- an officer of the Police Investigation Department (C03) under the Ministry of Public Security.

Yesterday, General To An Xo (a relative of Minister To Lam) gave more details about Nguyen Duc Chung in three cases: Stealing secret document Case, Nhat Cuong, and the Redoxy-3C disinfectant substance case.

It is noteworthy that in To An Xo’s announcement, in the two cases of Nhat Cuong and the Redoxy-3C case, Nguyen Duc Chung “only has a part of the responsibility” – that means Nguyen Duc Chung’s responsibility in the two cases is not serious. This is “very modest” – unlike what Major General Nguyen Duy Ngoc used to release documents to the press to lead the public defaming Mr. Chung.

Regarding the case that Mr. Chung was accused of “stealing confidential documents,” there was a very important fact about a character: Pham Quang Dung, an officer of the Police Investigation Agency (C-03) of the Ministry of Public Security, who was arrested for the charge of stealing secret documents relating to Nhat Cuong is an uncle of Gen. Nguyen Duy Ngoc.

This is very unusual and the public is focusing on this detail, and posing the following situation:

– Pham Quang Dung has an uncle named Pham Van De, who was asking Nguyen Duc Chung for approval for some real estate projects, but Chung has not agreed.

– In order to “befriend” with Chung, De sent his nephew Dung to take the documents. And when Dung was making copy of the documents, he was caught. The case was reported to Gen. Nguyen Duy Ngoc.

– Gen. Ngoc forced Dung to work for him and did what Ngoc wants. It led to Dung’s trick to create a trap against Chung and his secretary Nguyen Anh Ngoc.

– Nguyen Duc Chung was naive and believed in Dung and it became fatal for him.

Nguyen Duc Chung died like that!

Major General Nguyen Duy Ngoc, deputy minister of Public Security

Currently, Nguyen Duc Chung is in the B14 detention center in Hanoi, stable health in guaranteed prison conditions.

That is a story provided by Mr. CBB – a member of the Vietnamese Communist Party in Hanoi, a private source from Thoibao.de.

Journalist Phan The Hai in his periodic comment on Facebook personally explained that the power conflict among the elite group, especially for General Secretary cum President Nguyen Phu Trong, so the death of Nguyen Duc Chung seemed to have been very clearly foreshadowed, but because of his passion for power, Nguyen Duc Chung could not stop, leading to the current dangeroud situation. How did Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung’s power run, especially after the settlement of Dong Tam kidnaping nearly 40 riot policemen in April 2017. His act in freeing the policemen gained popularity and earned support from then President Tran Dai Quang, but it draw hostile attitude of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. Please refer to the commentary of journalist Phan The Hai titled “Little Chung: The fleeting of power” content as follows:

In the days of the market economy and integration, the police were the most powerful, even though this is not stated in the law.

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung’s clear pledge made the Dong Tam people trust and release riot policemen hostages, all healthy. The content of Mr. Nguyen Duc Chung’s commitment includes 3 issues:

1. Will clarify whether the Senh field land is a national defense land or not?

2. No criminal prosecution for the entire people of Dong Tam commune.

3. Will clarify responsibility for those involved in the arrest of 82-year-old Le Dinh Kinh, a communal leader living in Hoanh village

In the name of “prevent, detect, prevent, fight to fail activities of infringing upon national security … prevent, detect, prevent, fight against crime, and violate the law on the disorder. Self, social safety … ”is recorded in the law, the police forces can use this to justify all their actions.

In 2010, our country had the famous Cu Huy Ha Vu case, which people still call the case of “two used condoms,” and then Vu was prosecuted for “conducting anti-state propaganda” under Article 88 of the Penal Code 1999.

In April 2017, the Dong Tam incident was pushed to a climax when the people were upset about the government taking land from the people to the military enterprise for sale, the people rebelled and took 38 riot policemen hostage. Amid the determination of the people and due to the pressure of the public opinion and superior leaders, on April 22, 2017, Nguyen Duc Chung personally had to meet with Dong Tam people and pledged not to prosecute those join the rebellion. Believing in Chung’s holiness, the people of Dong Tam released all the hostages and the crisis ended smoothly.

Nguyen Duc Chung was praised by the press at that time and was a symbol of the official dialogue with the people, anything could be solved. In a meeting with voters in Ho Chi Minh City, then President Tran Dai Quang personally praised Chung’s solution in this case …

The fact that Chung was greeted as a hero made Mr. Tong angry. Because from the time he was the secretary of the Hanoi City Party Committee until now, Trong has never been so welcomed by the people.

Now, Nguyen Duc Chung has just stepped foot in the city leadership, but has been praised with a lot of heart, making God jealous.

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung was warmly welcomed by the people

Knowing Mr. Tong was angry, Chung was so weak. In our country, if individuals want to have no problem in their road as state officials, they must pay attention to observe what the General Secretary thinks so they have to say according to what he wants. If they can guess what the party’s chief’s willingness, their promotion will be easy.

That is why the Secretary of the Party Committee of Thai Binh, who was very newly-promoted to the position of deputy head of the party’s Central Committee on Propaganda and Education, made a public statement with golden words “all archievements of the country were results of the leadership led by General Secretary cum President Nguyen Phu Trong.

Chung has a passion for power and is determined to exercise power but he failed to keep his words. In early July 2017, nearly 3 months after the Dong Tam incident, the Hanoi government turned around and concluded that Dong Tam people were guilty, and would prosecute the leaders of the uprising. Chung made a promise to the people, in the midst of transparency, but Chung could not keep that promise.

During a meeting of the Politburo with the Standing Committee of the Hanoi City Party Committee on building a specific mechanism, increasing decentralization for the capital took place on October 20, 2017, Chung was not allowed to be present.

That is a signal that as long as Chung continues to be a hero in the eyes of the people, he will become a rival of both the Politburo and the rest of Hanoi’s leadership.

Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung next to General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong during a meeting with voters in Hanoi in 2017

After the meeting above, Chung was really scared and frantically resolved this case by blaming Dong Tam people and then struggling until now has not come out of the crisis called Dong Tam.

A police general commented: “Chung is too passionate about power. Today just achieved a position, a power, tomorrow Chung wants to have a new position, a new power.” This passion inevitably leads to acquiring all power into his own hands. This is taboo and dangerous in the context that collective leadership has always been a tradition, an inviolable principle.

That is not to mention the fact that when the benefits from the power of city officials are reduced and sometimes “lost” just because of the absolute concentration of power in the hands of Chung. The acquisition of absolute power and the ambition to climb high created a tidal wave, discreet but fierce protests against Chung personally and beyond Chung’s calculations.

On August 15, 2019, Gen. Luong Tam Quang and Gen. Nguyen Duy Ngoc (from the same hometown of Hung Yen province) were appointed by the Prime Minister’s decision to hold the position of deputy ministers of Public Security of Vietnam. On May 21, 2020, Gen. Quang was appointed head of the Police Investigation Agency of the Ministry of Public Security. Previously, in August 2018, Gen. Ngoc was appointed as the director of the Police Department for investigation of corruption, economic and smuggling crimes.

This duo with Little Chung Con used to be colleagues, but there are countless grievances. Little Chung’s exuberance in the power market has caused old and new rivals to pull their swords out of their sheath!” freelance journalist Phan The Hai made a conclusion.

Mr. Phan The Hai currently lives in Hanoi, he is both an entrepreneur and a long-time journalist with the position of newsroom secretary of Vietnamnet.vn

Thoibao.de (Translated)