Disciplinary action proposed against senior officials

Update: March, 16/2018 - 09:00
Trần Quốc Cường, deputy secretary of Đắk Lắk Province Party Committee, one of the three high-ranking officials facing disciplinary action. — Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission is proposing disciplinary action against some top leaders of southern Đồng Nai Province and the Central Highlands’ Đắk Lắk Province for their violations which caused “serious consequences.”

The information was disclosed yesterday as the commission, in charge of combating corruption and wrongdoings by Party members, announced the result of its 23rd meeting held on March 12-13.

The officials in question are Phan Thị Mỹ Thanh, deputy secretary of Đồng Nai Province Party Committee and head of the provincial National Assembly delegation, Đinh Quốc Thái, deputy secretary of Đồng Nai Province Party Committee and chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and Trần Quốc Cường, member of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party and deputy secretary of Đắk Lắk Province Party Committee.

In July last year, the commission issued a warning against Thanh for a series of violations, including her involvement in her husband’s company and favouritism toward it. She was found to have violated the anti-corruption law and Party regulations.

The commission said apart from the violations found last year, Thanh also bore responsibility for other violations.

As a member of the Đồng Nai Province Party Committee’s Standing Board in the 2015-2020 tenure, Thanh must bear responsibility for shortcomings and violations of the standing board, including mistakes in personnel management and poor resolution of violations in some investment projects committed by the standing board of the previous tenure, which caused public discontent.

When serving as director of the provincial Department of Industry (now the Department of Industry and Trade), Thanh was irresponsible in implementing an apartment project leading to serious consequences.

Thanh was also found violating the Party and State’s regulations on overseas travel of public officials.

The commission said Thanh’s shortcomings and violations were very serious, hurting the prestige of the Party and herself and causing public discontent.

Meanwhile, Đinh Quốc Thái was found to have failed to follow procedures when approving planning of Quyết Thắng Ward in Biên Hoà City when he was deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.

After becoming chairman, he was lax in management, monitoring and inspection which led to his inferiors’ signing of unlawful documents for some projects.

Also related to these violations, Nguyễn Phú Cường, member of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Communist Party and secretary of the provincial Party Committee, and Trần Văn Tư, standing deputy secretary of the provincial Party Committee were also found responsible, according to the commission.

However, they were only requested to practice strict self-criticism and promptly correct the violations and wrongdoings. No warning or disciplinary action is being considered against them.

Trần Quốc Cường was found responsible for violations when he was director of B41 Department and deputy director of General Directorate V under the Ministry of Public Security.

He signed unlawful documents relating to the general directorate’s Hà Nội-based Đại Kim housing project. This helped create loopholes which were taken advantage of by his inferiors to commit fraud and property appropriation. He was also accused of signing documents approving illicit use of money paid by the general directorate’s staff to buy houses in the project. — VNS