|Nguyễn Thế Thắng, from the Voice of Việt Nam, was withdrawing with his press card for extorting money. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Minister of Information and Communications Hoàng Vĩnh Bảo on Monday requested the revocation of the journalist card of Nguyễn Thế Thắng.
Earlier, Thắng was dismissed from work by the central provinces and Central Highlands’ provinces representative office of the Voice of Việt Nam (VOV).
The Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) asked VOV to revoke Thắng’s press card and return it to the ministry’s Press Department within 15 days from Monday when the MIC’s decision was released.
On August 4 this year, the Đắk Lắk Police caught Thắng extorting VNĐ45 million (US$2,000) from two men living in Buôn Ma Thuột City.
After receiving official information from the provincial police, VOV’s central provinces and Central Highlands’ provinces representative office sacked Thắng. — VNS