Former Deputy Minister of National Defence and former Commander of the Việt Nam People’s Navy Nguyễn Văn Hiến. — VNA/VNS File Photo
HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has issued a decision on disciplinary measures against Nguyễn Văn Hiến, former Deputy Minister of National Defence and former Commander of the Việt Nam People’s Navy.
Under the decision, Hiến is stripped of the status of former Commander of the Việt Nam People’s Navy as he had made serious violations and mistakes while performing his role as Commander of the force. Earlier, the Politburo had also imposed Party disciplinary measures on him.
According to the Politburo, during his time serving as Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and Commander of the Việt Nam People’s Navy, Hiến bore responsibility for serious violations of rules and mistakes of the Standing Board of the Party Committee of the Việt Nam People’s Navy in implementing the Board’s resolution on the management and use of defence land under the management of the naval force.
Hiến also took the main responsibility for the violations and mistakes of the naval force and personal responsibility for violating legal stipulations on land management and use, and construction regarding ten plots of defence land; violating the principle of centralised democracy and working regulations of the Party Committee of the Việt Nam People’s Navy; and slack leadership, supervision and inspection of the management and use of defence land.
Competent agencies said those violations and mistakes are gravely serious, causing large property losses to the State and the army, and resulting in a number of officials and Party members in the naval force having been prosecuted and subject to criminal investigation, thus negatively affecting the prestige of the Party organisation, the army and Hiến himself.
At a meeting of the Politburo on June 21, based on a proposal of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission dated June 7, the Politburo decided to strip Hiến of the following job titles: member of the Party Committee of the Central Military Commission in 2005-10 tenure, and member of the Party Committee of the Việt Nam People’s Army in 2005-10 tenure (including the titles of Vice Secretary, member of the Standing Board and member of the Party Committee).
The Politburo asked relevant authorities to decide administrative disciplinary measures against Hiến corresponding to those of the Party. — VNS