Vu Huy Hoang, who served as minister of industry and trade in the 2011-2016 tenure (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly Standing Committee has issued Resolution No. 344/NQ-UBTVQH14 on disciplinary measures against Vu Huy Hoang, who served as minister of industry and trade in the 2011-2016 tenure.

The resolution said Hoang committed violations of regulations on personnel work during his tenure.

The NA Standing Committee assigned the Prime Minister to mete out punishment on Hoang for his violations.

The committee also assigned the Government to quickly consider and submit to the National Assembly proposals on the promulgation of a new law or adjustments and supplements to the existing law on public officials and civil servants, thus laying the legal foundation for the fair and strict punishment of law violations committed by public officials and civil servants even after they retire or move to other jobs outside the State apparatus.

Last November, the Party Central Committee’s Secretary also took disciplinary actions against Hoang, dismissing him from the position as Secretary of the Party Delegation during the time. 

According to the conclusions of the Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, Vu Huy Hoang personally showed a lack of good example and had self-interested behaviour when receiving and appointing his son Vu Quang Hai as an inspector of the Vietnam National Tobacco Corporation (Vinataba), and allowing him to join the Board of Directors and take the position of Deputy General Director of the Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Company (Sabeco). 

Hoang also violated the Party Central Committee’s regulations on not-to-dos by Party members, the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, and the Secretariat’s regulations on officials and Party members’ responsibility for showing good examples.  

He did not follow the Party and State law on principles, procedures and criteria in personnel work while incorrectly directing and implementing the working regulations of the Party Delegation in presenting the Hero of Labour title to the PVC and rewarding the third-class Labour Order to Dang Vu Ngoan, rector of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Food Industry. 

He also loosened examination of some of the ministry's units, allowing them to break regulations on personnel recruitment, reception, evaluation, and appointment. 
He was also found guilty of violating the Party and State’s regulations on reception and appointment of Trinh Xuan Thanh as Deputy Chief of Office and Head of Representative Office of the Ministry in Da Nang, and Chief of Office of the Party Delegation to the Ministry. 

Albeit learning of Thanh’s violations and ineligibility, he still agreed with the Party Committee of Hau Giang province’s proposal to move Thanh to work in Hau Giang for the appointment of him as Vice Chairman of the provincial Party Committee for 2011-2016. Hoang asked the provincial Party Committee to make it easier for Thanh to join its standing committee, which was not under his authority. Before that, the former minister made dishonest reports about PVC’s activities and Thanh. 

Hoang also infringed principles, process, procedures and criteria when it came to personnel appraisal, planning, and approval of deputy minister post for Thanh and several other individuals. 

The violations and shortcomings of the Party Delegation to the Ministry of Industry and Trade and Hoang have caused serious consequences, hurting the prestige of the Party, State, the ministry and himself, while sparking grave concern for the public.-VNA