Selective law use in punishing senior officials related to Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan

Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thang, who is said to have assigned the contract of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics to Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan

At the 33rd session of the Central Inspection Commission in Hanoi on Nov 14-16, its Head Tran Cam Tu, receiving orders from General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong, brought Phan Viet Cuong – Secretary Quang Nam province on the chopping board. Still with the same conclusion as every other conclusion, that it violates the principle of democratic centralism, lack of responsibility, loose management, etc. The important thing is, Cuong was found to have committed violations related to management land use, for a number of investment projects and implementation of projects/contract packages, implemented by Advanced International Joint Stock Company (AIC).

Currently, General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong is powerless to arrest and extradite AIC’s Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan and bring her back to the country. This is considered a heavy defeat for the General Secretary’s side. Even if there is Minister of Public Security To Lam who is willing to disregard all laws, as long as he achieves his goal, he is still powerless.

For a whole powerful faction, from the General Secretary to the Minister of Public Security, to lose to a woman who does not hold any political power is truly humiliating.

Currently, the two are hitting hard against all the crooks who were once related to Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan. And the Secretary of Quang Nam province is the next person, after former Secretary of Dong Nai.

If people are observant, they can realize that if Dong Nai province is involved in Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, the Provincial Secretary involved will be punished. In Quang Nam today, the Provincial Secretary is also punished, but why is the former Secretary of Quang Ninh Province, related to Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, not punished?

According to the indictment, in 2012, the People’s Committee of Quang Ninh province approved an investment project to purchase equipment for the Obstetrics and Pediatrics Hospital, with an investment capital of up to VND238 billion. It is known that the Secretary of Quang Ninh province in 2012 was incumbent Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan is a capable woman. She made powerful men fall in love, including the former Secretary of Quang Ninh province in the 2011-2015 period, and the incumbent Defense Minister Phan Van Giang.

Nhan knows how to use her relationships with figures at the Central level to create her own strength, causing the provincial governors to ask her to help her request budget for the province. Therefore, she tied officials, from the central to the provincial level, to her business deals.

Communist officials like three things: power first, money second, and love third. Some people get stuck in all three, some guys get stuck in just two, and very rarely do they get stuck in just one thing. Nguyen Phu Trong was identified as a person involved in excessive greed for power, while the other two signs were faint, or not apparent.

Grasping the above three vital points, Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan defeated almost every official she ever came into contact with. There is information thatNhan clearly read each official’s position, so it was difficult for any official to escape her.

The question is, among the people who fell before Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan, was anyone on the General Secretary’s side? Only then can we determine what Nguyen Phu Trong’s “anti-corruption” purpose is?

Information from inside said that there was also someone involved in the General Secretary’s camp, namely Nguyen Xuan Thang – Politburo member, chairman of the Central Theoretical Council cum director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics.

It is known that after holding the position of director of the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics for one year, Thang invited Nhan to take on a contract to provide and install software equipment for the Central Academy’s electronic information portal and 5 academies under the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics. Of course, there is also an auction, but all the games of setting up the green and red pieces are taken care of by Nhan, so that in the end, the winning bidder is the one who has been chosen first.

For many past terms, the Chairman of the Central Theoretical Council has always been the person promoted by the General Secretary. Furthermore, Thang is a figure from the Nghe An group – the most powerful group today, and the group most favored by Nguyen Phu Trong.

Attacking Nhan’s AIC without mentioning anything about AIC’s bidding package with the Ho Chi Minh National Academy of Politics is selective. The General Secretary only fights the enemy, and only fights those who can fight, but not these like PM Chinh. (Translated)