Nguyen Ba Thanh, Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs, passed away at 13:00 on February 13 in the central city of Da Nang due to fatal disease, according to the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs.

Thanh, who was also member of the Party Central Committee and Deputy Standing Head of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption, was diagnosed with bone marrow disorder and initially received treatment at the Central Military Hospital 108 in Hanoi.

Later he was brought to Singapore for treatment, and at the advice of Singaporean doctors, Thanh’s family took him to the United States in mid-August last year.

According to American health experts and relatives, the official underwent chemotherapy while waiting for bone marrow transplant. However, as his health condition did not meet requirements for bone marrow transplant, US doctors and his family decided to stop chemotherapy and focus on improving Thanh’s health.

He returned to Da Nang on January 9 for continued treatment at the municipal General Hospital.

A funeral ceremony for him will be held at his residence in Da Nang. The respect paying service will be from 14:30 on February 14.

The memorial service will be organised at 9:30 on February 16. He will be laid to rest the same day at his hometown of Hoa Tien Commune, Hoa Vang district, Da Nang city.

Nguyen Ba Thanh, 62, was born in Da Nang’s Hoa Vang district. He served as Chairman of the People’s Committee and Secretary of the Party Committee of the city before becoming the Head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs.-VNA