In 2017, Pham Sy Quy, younger brother of incumbent Minister of Internal Affairs Pham Thi Thanh Tra, was said to have a huge mansion in Yen Bai. He then said that he had to trade broomsticks to have money to build his mansion. An explanation that defies public opinion. However, his story went unnoticed along with time. The origin of the money to build the mansion of the director of a department of the poor province of Yen Bai, has not been clarified.
Folks say, for people with personality, they don’t need to show off. No matter how talented the real talent is, just let it be “naturally fragrant.” no need to brag. This component in civilized countries abound. However, in the Communist government, officials are greedy, cunning, and cruel. They are despicable people. These people often have nothing to show off, they just take the corrupt money, which they have the most to show off. They use external material to paint their flashy value, because their personality is despicable.
Mr. Doan Ngoc Hai was a stormy figure for a while. In 2017, Mr. Doan Ngoc Hai, then Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, made a social wave with the campaign to clean the sidewalk. In the first days of military service, Mr. Hai directly directed his subordinates to deal with businesses occupying sidewalk in his area. Someone discovered that Hai was wearing a Patek Philippe watch and the phone he used was a Vertu phone, both of which were very expensive brands. Later, Mr. Doan Ngoc Hai sold this watch and phone for VND2.8 billion ($130,000).
The salary of a district deputy secretary is about VND12 million a month, or about $500, so how he could purchase expensive phone and watch?
The story of state officials with modest wages but building a mansion is the common story in Vietnam, not just anyone. That shows, the entire Communist government apparatus is corrupt.
After that, Mr. Doan Ngoc Hai stopped working as an official. However, he has enough money to play sports, travel around the world to participate in marathons, and he travels around Vietnam doing charity work, building a personal image. Hai’s charity work, no one objected, even that is a good thing. However, on the other hand, some people asked, where is the money that Mr. Hai can only eat and do charity works, but can travel around the world, both traveling and participating in Marathons. Asking is also answering, that money must come from the position as an official of the regime. Just a district official, Mr. Doan Ngoc Hai has all his assets for ages.
Recently, netizens discovered that Nguyen Van Yen, Deputy Head of the party’s Central Commission for Internal Affairs, when he appeared in the newspaper, he was wearing a Patek Philippe World Time Mecca watch. As noted by the Chrono24 website, the Patek Philippe World Time Mecca watch costs up to $269,370 (VND6.5 billion). This image of him in newspapers such as Thanh Nien, VNExpress… was then suddenly replaced with a picture of the watch hand being cut off.
Corruption in this government is everywhere. For many years now, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has advocated anti-corruption in the anti-corruption agency. The Central Commission for Internal Affairs also has a role in the Party’s anti-corruption work. With a modest salary to buy a watch of 6.5 billion, this is a sign of corruption right in the anti-corruption agency.
It is unclear what Mr. Nguyen Van Yen “trades” to be able to use such expensive brands? Some people think that Mr. Yen sells official posts, and there are also opinions that, thanks to his position, he can sell conclusions, investigation results, and thus, he has billions easily like turning the hand.
The greedy and deceitful nature is nothing to brag about, only having money full of the house is easier to show off. That was the most valuable thing about that official. However, different from businessmen, officials showing off wealth cannot explain the origin of their assets. That’s the hard one. But because of the fame, they couldn’t stand it, so they wore a Patek Philippe watch to show off, thought no one knew, but it turned out, was discovered by the people.