An admiral of Vietnam's naval force has been dismissed from several Party positions for wrongdoings related to naval land management, the all-powerful Politburo ruled at a meeting chaired by Party chief and State President Nguyen Phu Trong on Friday.
The meeting in Hanoi was held for Vietnam's top decision-making body to approve personnel planning for the 13th Party Central Committee in the 2021-26 tenure and consider personnel matters and disciplinary measures on some officials, including Admiral Nguyen Van Hien, former member of the Party Central Committee, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission said in a proposal dated June 7 that Party disciplinary measures should be enacted against Hien, who is also former member of the Central Military Commission, former Deputy Defense Minister, former vice secretary of the Party Committee of the naval force, and former Commander of the force.
The Politburo noted that during the time serving as vice secretary of the Party Committee and Commander of the naval force, Hien bore responsibility for the serious violations of rules and mistakes of the standing board of the force’s Party Committee in implementing the board’s resolution on management and use of defense land under the management of the naval force.
Hien had to bear the main responsibility for the violations and mistakes of the naval force and personal responsibility for violating legal stipulations on land management and use and construction regarding ten plots of defense land.
He also violated the principle of centralized democracy and working regulations of the naval force, slackening leadership, supervision and inspection of the management and use of defense land.
The Politburo also noted that the officer had acknowledged his political responsibility for the violations and mistakes of the standing board of the naval force’s Party Committee and of the naval force, as well as personal responsibility for violations and mistakes in performing his duties and tasks.
The Politburo said those violations and mistakes are very serious, causing large losses of money and assets to the state and the army, and resulting in a number of officials and Party members in the naval force having been prosecuted and subject to criminal investigation, thus badly affecting the prestige of the Party organization, the army and Hien himself.
Therefore, the Politburo decided to impose disciplinary measures against Hien by stripping him of the following job titles: member of the Central Military Commission in 2005-10 tenure, and member of the Party Committee of the naval force in 2005-10 tenure.
The Politburo asked relevant authorities to decide administrative disciplinary measures against Hien corresponding to those of the Party, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
During Friday’s meeting, the Politburo also approved the planning for the 13th Party Central Committee (2021-26 tenure), and assigned the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Organizational Affairs to coordinate with related agencies, localities and organizations to conduct training and arrange work for officials listed in the planning, as part of personnel preparation for Party congresses at all levels towards the 13th National Party Congress.