The fact that Thai Binh Provincial Police arrested former legislator Luu Binh Nhuong and searched his residence and workplace to investigate the charge of “property appropriation” surprised the public.
But the majority said that they did not believe that a person like former National Assembly member Luu Binh Nhuong, a lawyer, a former lecturer at Hanoi Law University, so knowledgeable about the law, would collude with gangsters. The fact that the Police Department accused Nhuong of having relationships with gangsters, and moreover participating in raping other people’s money, is difficult to convince.
Public opinion has the same opinion that the arrest of Luu Binh Nhuong reeks of political conspiracy, destroying factions within the Party. It is unlikely that Luu Binh Nhuong did such shameful things.
Luu Binh Nhuong is one of the members of the National Assembly who knows and regularly uses social networks to capture and speak up for social issues that people and public opinion are concerned about.
His arrest has many shady signs, from political forces hostile to him and interest groups touched by him. Because of his straightforward statements of National Assembly, the interests of these groups and forces have been damaged.
There is a high possibility that his arrest is a decision from the Ministry of Public Security, and hardly from the Politburo. Because until the day of his arrest, he still holds the position of Deputy Head of the People’s Petition Committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee, that is, a person of NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue. Arresting a senior official of the National Assembly is not easy, not sure if Hue and Trong would accept it.
If you take the trouble to observe the details in the announcement of the Thai Binh provincial Police, “… temporarily detained Mr. Nhuong on the evening of November 14, when he just arrived at Noi Bai airport. His house was also searched immediately afterward.”
Still according to the Thai Binh provincial Police news site, “During the arrest and search process, the Thai Binh Provincial Police Investigation Police Department confiscated many objects and documents showing signs of violating the law to serve extending investigation of the case.”
What does the just mentioned have to do with the leaked revelations of the knowledgeable world, saying, “What is important are the places where Mr. Nhuong lives and works, hiding the evidence and secrets of countless corrupt officials”
Notably, knowledgeable people also revealed that, in fact, Luu Binh Nhuong has been targeted by Minister of Public Security To Lam and Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh since the time he was still a legislator in the 2016-2021 period.
During his time as a member of the 14th National Assembly, many times, Nhuong made frank statements, criticizing the Party and state leaders, especially the judicial agencies. With statements such as: “Confidence in Vietnamese Justice has never been as low as it is now!” or “Do not turn the National Assembly into a closed room that gathers group and individual interests.”
Even without hesitation, Mr. Nhuong pointed out:
“Civil servants, especially senior leaders, are not humble and lack role models, living like crown princes, princes, or jungle lords, with attitudes like those of a patrolman, a governor, or a chief… There are people who take advantage of their positions and powers, amassing all kinds of things, from academic titles, degrees, arranging a system full of disciples, living lavishly, even gambling all night, going abroad to have fun with budget money, then ask, how can voters and people love, respect and support?”
Recently, Luu Binh Nhuong – as Deputy Head of the People’s Petition Committee of the National Assembly Standing Committee – has also been very interested in cases of unjust death row prisoners. On September 27, Mr. Nhuong had a meeting with the parents of death row prisoner Nguyen Van Chuong. Or before that, in the case of death row prisoner Le Van Manh being executed, Luu Binh Nhuong also spoke up.
What has just been said shows that Luu Binh Nhuong had an “incident” with the Ministry of Public Security, which is natural and not surprising. Because just for the reason of “being famous and loved by the people,” Nhuong is more than qualified to be eliminated.
Therefore, it is very difficult to convince public opinion that Luu Binh Nhuong was arrested for the crime that the Police Department assigned to him.