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Son La (VNA) – The Investigation Police Agency of the Police Department of the northern mountainous province of Son La started criminal proceedings on July 26 on the violation case related to school exam fraud in the locality.

Based on investigation results from the High School Examination 2018 Council of Son La, the agency issued a decision on commencing legal proceedings in the case of “abusing power or position in performance of official duties” under Article 356 of the Criminal Code.

Currently, the agency is finalising procedures to begin legal proceedings against suspects involved in the case.

Earlier on July 23, authorities targeted five people involved in the high school exam fraud in Son La.

One of the five is Tran Xuan Yen, who held multiple roles as Vice Director of the provincial Department of Education and Training, member of the exam steering board, Vice Chairman of the provincial exam board, standing deputy head of the test marking board, and head of the multiple-choice test marking group.

The other four include Nguyen Thi Hong Nga, an official at the local authority of examination and quality management; Cam Thi Bun Son, an official at the provincial Department of Education and Training, and member of the multiple-choice test marking group; Dang Huu Thuy, Vice Rector of To Hieu High School, and member of the multiple-choice test marking group; and Lo Van Huynh, deputy head of the local authority of examination and quality management, member of the exam steering board, and head of the secretariat.–VNA