|Vice Chairman of the Hà Nội Municipal People’s Committee Chử Xuân Dũng. —VNA/VNS Photo|
HÀ NỘI — The Investigation Security Agency under the Ministry of Public Security has arrested and started criminal proceedings against Vice Chairman of the Hà Nội Municipal People’s Committee Chử Xuân Dũng.
He is accused of receiving bribes in accordance with Article 354 of the Penal Code, in a case related to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hà Nội and other cities and provinces.
Vũ Hồng Nam, a former official of the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, has also been arrested for the same charge.
Meanwhile, Director of Vina Mi Chi JSC Phạm Bích Hằng is being prosecuted for the paying bribes in accordance with Article 364 of the Penal Code.
These were the latest moves of the investigations into the case involved giving and accepting bribes, abusing positions and powers while performing official duties, fraud and misappropriation of assets in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hà Nội and other localities.
Recently, several former officials at Vietnamese representative agencies abroad have been also prosecuted and arrested, namely Nguyễn Hồng Hà, former official at the Consul General in Osaka, Japan; Nguyễn Lê Ngọc Anh, former official at the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia; and Hoàng Anh Kiếm, a freelancer in Hà Nội. — VNS