|Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn has received a warning from Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc. — Photo vov.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on Wednesday gave a warning to Minister of Information and Communications Trương Minh Tuấn as a disciplinary measure for his violations at the ministry.
Previously, the Politburo of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Central Committee also issued a warning to Tuấn.
Tuấn, a member of the Party Central Committee and the Party Committee of the Central Agencies Bloc for 2015-20, was also relieved from his post as Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for the 2016-21 term.
According to the Politburo, Tuấn must bear responsibility for the violations and wrongdoings committed by the ministry’s Party Committee during the 2011-16 term, when he was serving as a member of the MIC’s Party Committee and Deputy Minister of the ministry.
He violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, showing a lack of responsibility and lax leadership when tasked to direct the implementation of a project on purchasing 95 per cent of the share in the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.
He also signed Decision No236/QĐ-BTTTT dated December 21, 2015 on the ministry’s approval of the project, as well as a number of related documents that ran against regulations, including documents beyond his assigned duty.
In his capacity as Secretary of the MIC’s Party Committee and MIC Minister since April 2016, Tuấn is held responsible for the violations and wrongdoings committed by the committee for the 2016-21 tenure, the Politburo concluded. — VNS