The Secretariat of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee has decided to dismiss Phan Thị Mỹ Thanh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Đồng Nai Party Committee, from all of her Party positions. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — The Secretariat of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee has decided to dismiss Phan Thị Mỹ Thanh, Deputy Secretary of the provincial Đồng Nai Party Committee, from all of her Party positions. The measure comes as a disciplinary measure for her wrongdoings while serving in different posts in the southern province.
The Secretariat also proposed that the Party civil affairs delegation of the National Assembly consider removing Thanh, who is head of the National Assembly deputy delegation of Đồng Nai, from her position.
It made the decision after mulling over proposals of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission at a meeting in Hà Nội on Friday, which was chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng.
The Secretariat concluded that Thanh lacked responsibility while performing her duties while serving as Director of the Department of Industry of Đồng Nai Province from 2003 to January 2009. She did not direct the construction of infrastructure of the Thống Nhất textile factory’s condominium, although money had been collected from households on her order. She also agreed to let the Department of Industry send the remaining money of the project to the Tân Mai Wood Company.
After assuming another post, Thanh was said to have not handed over the project to her successor, leading to prolonged mass complaints, affecting the local security situation, causing serious consequences, and undermining the prestige of State management agencies’.
Furthermore, while working as Vice Chairwoman of the provincial Đồng Nai People’s Committee from June 2011 to September 2014, Thanh signed many documents of the provincial People’s Committee, but did not refer to advice from specialised departments and sectors, ultimately violating laws and the work regulations of the provincial People’s Committee.
According to the Secretariat, Thanh broke the democratic centralism principle when she signed a decision in July 2014 to approve investment in the Đồng Nai River encroachment project without reporting to and collecting opinions from ministries and centrally-run sectors.
She also signed decisions of the provincial People’s Committee that gave favourable conditions to her family’s business to carry out projects in the fields that she was in charge of. Thanh was even found to have given inaccurate reports on the projects’ workload and progress with a view to steer profit towards her family’s business.
Thanh also seriously infringed regulations on external affairs, using her diplomatic passport to go abroad for leisure and personal affairs on many occasions, and failing to report her excursions abroad to her agency as required.
The Party Central Committee’s Secretariat said Thanh’s violations and shortcomings were very serious, and caused discontent among officials, Party members and local people. They also negatively affected her prestige and that of the local Party organisation. — VNS