|Trương Minh Tuấn, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and MIC Minister. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee yesterday formally warned Trương Minh Tuấn, member of the Party Central Committee, Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) and MIC Minister.
Tuấn, also a member of the Party Committee of the Central Agencies Bloc for 2015-2020, was also relieved from his post as Secretary of the Party Committee of the MIC for the 2016-2021 term.
The decision was made during a meeting of the Politburo in Hà Nội, chaired by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam’s (CPV) Central Committee Nguyễn Phú Trọng
The Politburo also asked the Government’s Party Committee to implement administrative discipline against Tuấn in line with Party discipline.
According to the Politburo, Tuấn must bear responsibility for violations and wrongdoings committed by the ministry’s Party Committee for the 2011-2016 term when he was serving as a member of the Party Committee of the MIC and MIC Deputy Minister.
He violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, showed a lack of responsibility and laxity in leadership when running the project to purchase 95 per cent of shares at the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation.
He approved the project and several related documents against regulations, including documents beyond his assigned duty.
In his capacity as Secretary of the MIC’s Party Committee and MIC Minister from April 2016, Tuấn was held responsible for violations and wrongdoings committed by the committee for the 2016-2021 tenure.
During the meeting, the Politburo also concluded that Nguyễn Bắc Son, former Party Central Committee member, former Secretary of the Party Committee of the MIC, and former Minister of the MIC, took the main responsibility for violations and wrongdoings committed by the Party Committee for 2011-2016.
He violated democratic centralism and working regulations and showed a lack of democracy in leadership and steering work.
He directly decided on many of the project’s contents that were against legal regulations. He signed project-related documents that were submitted to the Prime Minister for approval and assigned his subordinates to sign project-related documents that were against regulations and not included in their duty description. He gave insufficient direction and inspection during the project.
The Politburo said the violations by Son and Tuấn are very serious and asked the Party Central Committee to consider serious discipline against Son.
According to the Politburo, the MIC’s Party Committee committed serious violations in the case, causing huge losses to the State budget and seriously affecting the operation and equitisation of Mobifone, harming the prestige of Party organisations and the ministry, and stirring public anxiety. It also let some of the ministry’s leaders seriously violate working regulations and fail to complete their assigned tasks.
At a meeting in Hà Nội on Tuesday, the Secretariat of the CPV Central Committee decided to issue a warning against the committee. — VNS