|The Ministry of Public Security will trace the person who spread the rumour that Việt Nam would replace the current banknotes with new ones. — Photo zing.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Public Security to trace the person who spread the rumour that Việt Nam would replace the current banknotes with new ones.
Reaffirming that the spread of the rumour had the wrong intention to cause a negative impact on Việt Nam’s economy and investment environment, Phúc said this kind of false information strongly affected the nation’s macro stability.
Previously, Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Việt Nam Đào Minh Tú rejected the news, saying rumours of an upcoming demonetisation process by the Vietnamese central bank are false and groundless.
Tú called on people to be alert against false information as it could affect national monetary security, at a time when the country is enjoying stable economic conditions.
“Given our stable and developing economic conditions, this type of information is harmful. I reassert that this information is fabricated,” Tú said.
The Government made the decision to trace the person after the local media recently reported that locals were rushing to buy gold and foreign currencies due to fears that Việt Nam would initiate a process to change banknotes. — VNS