A photo of Nguyen Quoc Khanh (Source: VNA)

Hanoi, (VNA) – The Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security on December 8 issued a decision to prosecute Nguyen Quoc Khanh, former Deputy General Director of PetroVietnam (PVN) on the charge of deliberately violating State regulations on economic management causing serious consequence.

The same day, the police also issued arrest and search warrants for Khanh, as part of investigation into two serious economic cases related to the PVN.

One of which is the deliberate violation of State regulations on economic management causing serious consequence and abuse of position and power to appropriate property, resulting in losses of 800 billion VND in PVN’s investment in Oceanbank.

The other case is the deliberate violation of State regulations on economic management causing serious consequence at the PetroVietnam Construction Corporation related to the Thai Binh 2 thermal power project.

The same day, former Chairman of the PVN Member Council, Dinh La Thang was also prosecuted and arrested in relation to the two cases.

Thang is currently a member of the Party Central Committee and deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission.

Also on December 8, the National Assembly Standing Committee convened the 18th session, during which the committee agreed to suspend the National Assembly deputy status of both Khanh and Thang.-VNA