|Phạm Văn Sáng, former member of Đồng Nai Province’s Party Committee and director of the provincial Department of Science and Technology. — Photo vov.vn|
HÀ NỘI — The Secretariat of the Party Central Committee on Tuesday decided to issue disciplinary measures against two senior officials for serious violations in financial management and lifestyle.
Nguyễn Thành Thơ, during his time as a member of Đồng Tháp Province Party Committee, Secretary of the Party Personnel Committee and Chief Justice of the People's Court of Đồng Tháp Province, was primarily responsible for the personnel committee and the court’s decisions to set up a fund to receive gifts, financial support, as well as commissions that are not recorded in official accounting books.
The two organisations have also managed and used the money in these funds in a manner that is not in line with regulations, constituting serious violations of Party rules and State law.
Nguyễn Thành Thơ was considered to have owned up to his wrongdoing and willfully taken the appropriate disciplinary measure, according to the Secretariat.
Phạm Văn Sáng, former member of Đồng Nai Province’s Party Committee and director of the provincial Department of Science and Technology, was deemed to have made serious infringements upon the Party’s organisation principles, activities and the lifestyle, example-setting and list of acts that Party members are forbidden from committing.
The Secretariat said Sáng had violated regulations in personnel work, deliberately gone against the laws in public investment and procurement, management, and use of public assets, leading to significant losses to the State coffers.
Sáng, however, was not truthful and sincere, did not voluntarily admit to his wrongdoing and attempted to pass the blame to his subordinates and other agencies instead, and refused to accept the disciplinary measures.
The misdeeds of the two officials were deemed to be “grave” and undermined the prestige of the Party organisations, local governments and their own reputation, to the level that calls for stringent disciplinary measures, the Secretariat said.
Sáng’s Party membership will be revoked while the Secretariat asked People's Court of Đồng Tháp Province to issue administrative penalties against Sáng, as well as strip him off of all Party positions he holds. — VNS