Former Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung and former Chairman of the Office of the Government Mai Tien Dung have been reprimanded by the Politburo for violating Party regulations, State laws, and working regulations.
The Party Central Committee’s Politburo and Secretariat convened a meeting on January 27 to consider disciplinary measures on a number of Party organizations and members for violating Party regulations.
The two were involved in the Party Civil Affairs delegation of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) in the 2016-2021 tenure.
After considering a proposal from the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, members of the Politburo and Secretariat concluded that the delegation violated the principle of democratic centralism, Party regulations, State laws, and working regulations, and displayed a lack of responsibility and relaxed direction and leadership, leading to many wrongdoings that caused serious consequences and risked major loss of funds and assets of the State, investors, and consumers, and wasted social resources.
The delegation is also responsible for a number of criminal economic cases at the MoIT involving a range of officials that triggered public concern and negatively affected the reputation of Party organizations and State management agencies.
It also ignored directions and decisions from authorized agencies, while issuing and implementing working regulations that went against the rules of the Politburo, and introduced resolutions that violated working regulations and failed to seriously implement instructions from the Politburo and the Prime Minister. Therefore, criminal economic acts occurred at the ministry, with many officials and Party members violating the law, including some members of the delegation and Deputy Ministers, who have been detained and prosecuted.