Vu Van Ninh speaks at a meeting in 2015 while serving as
a deputy prime minister – PHOTO: VGP
The Inspection Commission of the Party Central
Committee said in a statement today, July 7, that the commission had held a
session in Hanoi from July 2 to 4 to look into signs of violations and
consider disciplinary action against Ninh, formerly a member of the Party
Central Committee, and other individuals and organizations in other cases.
During his mandate as a deputy prime minister
between 2011 and 2016, Ninh was found to have committed violations and
shortcomings in approving in principle the equitization and State capital
divestment at the ports of Quy Nhon and Quang Ninh.
Earlier, while serving as Minister of Finance,
Secretary of the Finance Ministry’s Party unit, and Chairman of the
Management Board of the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), Ninh was negligent in
his leadership, inspection and oversight, which led to huge economic losses
for the State.
In particular, VSS illegally offered numerous loans
from its social insurance fund to the now-defunct Finance Leasing Company
No.2 (ALC II), an independent financial arm of the Vietnam Bank for
Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank).
In 2015, the State Audit Office of Vietnam found
that the recovery of public debts at ALC II had made no progress. The
company still owed the insurance agency over VND769 billion in 12 overdue
loans, with interest totaling more than VND735 billion by late 2015. So far,
the principal and interest sums have amounted to over VND1.7 trillion (US$73
Many State officials and Party members involved in
this case had already faced criminal liability, according to the commission.
The commission concluded that Ninh's violations were
severe, tarnishing the prestige of the Party unit and himself. Based on
Party regulations, the commission proposed the Politburo take disciplinary
action against him.
Disciplinary action against deputy ministers of
The inspection commission also decided on
disciplinary measures against current and former leaders from the Party unit
of the Transport Ministry.
In an earlier session, the Party unit was found to
have seriously violated the Party working regulations, have shown a lack of
responsibility, as well as have not done right in its leadership, direction
As a result, many violations and shortcomings
occurred during the execution of the equitization of State-owned enterprises
and the divestment of State capital from some businesses under the
management of the ministry.
Based on the nature, extent and consequences of
their violations, the commission gave warnings against Nguyen Van Cong,
Deputy Minister of Transport; Pham Viet Muon, former Vice Chairman of the
Government Office; and Tran Ngoc Thanh, former Chairman of the Vietnam
Meanwhile, the commission decided to reprimand
Nguyen Ngoc Dong and Nguyen Nhat, both serving as Deputy Ministers of
Transport, and Nguyen Ngoc Hue, former Chairman of Vietnam National Shipping
The commission proposed the Party Secretariat
consider disciplinary measures against the Party unit of the Transport
Ministry during the 2011-2016 tenure, and Nguyen Hong Truong, former Deputy
Minister of Transport.
Dong Nai police leaders face tough measures
The Inspection Commission also proposed disciplinary
measures against Colonel Huynh Tien Manh, director of Dong Nai Police and
secretary of local police party committee, and his predecessor, Major
General Nguyen Van Khanh, for their various violations.
The commission concluded that numerous
irregularities had taken place among Dong Nai police forces, especially in
investigations and settlements of criminal cases, in management and use of
weapons, property, finance, and in organizational issues, resulting in
criminal implications against many police officers in the province.
Manh and his predecessor Khanh must resume
responsibility as leaders of Dong Nai Police, and violations are said to be
serious, so disciplinary measures are proposed against them. Several other
police officials of Dong Nai are also named in the blacklist.