General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong “burns the furnace” during 3rd Plenum of party’s Central Committee

General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong emphasized to the public the importance of personnel work, cadre quality, and anti-corruption.

CPV’s General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on July 6, on behalf of the Politburo, chaired and directed a meeting of the party’s Central Committee meeting to review and enforce cadre’s discipline.

The Central Committee discussed, concluded, voted, and decided to discipline Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, a former member of the Central Committee, by expulsion from the Party.”

Disciplining Mr. Tran Van Nam – a member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Binh Duong province’s Party Committee, head of the 14th National Assembly Delegation in Binh Duong province – by dismissing all positions in the Party for the 3 term: 2010-2015, 2015-2020 and 2020-2025,” Tuoi Tre reported.

Mr. Vu Huy Hoang, former Minister of Industry and Trade, on April 29 this year received an 11-year prison sentence in a violation related to the transfer of “golden land.”

Mr. Hoang and former Deputy Minister Ho Thi Kim Thoa (currently wanted) were prosecuted for the crime of violating regulations on management and use of state property, causing loss and waste, related to a large land plot. 6,080 square meters in Ho Chi Minh City.

The indictment said that he was the person who acted as the person to direct the illegal transfer of the land use right from the state property to the private property.

Mr. Vu Huy Hoang when holding the position of minister.
Mr. Tran Van Nam – Member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of Binh Duong provincial Party Committee

Also related to selling “golden land,” Mr. Tran Van Nam is alleged to have committed violations related to a case of an enterprise with “dominant capital” belonging to the Binh Duong provincial Party Committee.

Tran Van Nam violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, violated the guidelines of the Provincial Party Committee and the law on management and use of land, capital, and assets of the Party and State at Binh Duong Import-Export and Production Corporation (3/2 Corporation); loose leadership, lack of inspection and supervision; directing the legalization of documents to conceal violations; causing great loss of property and budget of the Party and State and many provincial cadres and party members who violated party discipline and were criminally prosecuted,” Vietnamese media reported.

On June 30, the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam launched a prosecution and arrested six leaders and former leaders of Binh Duong province related to violations on management and use of land, capital, and assets of the Party and state at 3/2 Corporation.

The decision to prosecute the above accused was made about two weeks after General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong chaired a meeting on June 18 to discipline a number of leading officials and former provincial leaders.

The violations related to the management and use of land and assets at the 3/2 Corporation were pointed out by the authorities related to the following contents: leaving 43 hectares of land (Tan Phu urban area) and the 145 ha land area (a golf course project) once managed by an enterprise under the Provincial Party Committee has now been converted to a private enterprise,” Vietnamese media reported.

Up to now, the total number of defendants in the case related to this land sale case has reached 17 people. (Translated)


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