Chairman of the Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission Tran Cam Tu chairs the 28th session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Inspection Commission of the Party Central Committee held its 28th session from July 24-26, focusing on violations of regulations committed by several units and individuals.

According to the commission’s announcement on July 27, one of the cases considered at the meeting was the wrongdoings by the Standing Board of the Party Committee of the General Logistics-Techniques Department (General Department IV) under the Ministry of Public Security.

The commission concluded that the Standing Board of the Party Committee of the General Department IV has violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, showed lack of responsibility and lax leadership, resulting in many law violations in the management and use of security land and public assets, including the illegal sale of assets on land, transfer of land use right, and lease of security land.

Specifically, Lt. Gen. Le Van Minh, member of the Central Public Security Commission, Secretary of the Party Committee and General Director of General Department IV, must bear the responsibility as the top leader of the unit for the wrongdoings and mistakes of the Party Committee’s Standing Board, and personal responsibility for his own mistakes in performing assigned duties and tasks.

Lt. Gen. Bui Xuan Son, former member of the Party Committee’s Standing Board and former Vice General Director of General Department IV, must also be responsible for the violations of the Party Committee’s Standing Board, and is the main person to be held responsible for the law violations and mistakes in advising the management and use of security land of the public security sector as he was assigned to be in charge of this work.

Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh, member of the Central Public Security Commission, Deputy Minister of Public Security directly in charge of General Department IV, former member of the Party Committee’s Standing Board and former Vice Director General of General Department IV, must bear responsibility for the violations of the Party Committee’s Standing Board of General Department IV. Thanh himself violated the principle of democratic centralism, showed a lack of responsibility and lax leadership, thus letting many wrongdoings and mistakes happen at General Department IV. Inspections also revealed that Thanh violated regulations on protecting State secrets and the working regulations of the Ministry of Public Security. He signed documents proposing the sale of a number of security houses and land plots against the law, and signed a number of documents not within his authority.

The Inspection Commission stressed that the violations made by the Standing Board of the Party Committee of General Department IV and by Lt. Gen. Le Van Minh and Lt. Gen. Bui Xuan Son are serious, while the wrongdoings by Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh are very serious, causing losses of State asset and harming the prestige of the Party organisation and the public security sector, thus calling for examination and discipline measures.

At the same time, three others officials must also bear responsibility for the violations of the Party Committee’s Standing Board of General Department IV, as well as for their personal wrongdoings and mistakes in performing their assigned duties and tasks. They are Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Chuyen, Vice Secretary and Chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Party Committee of General Department IV, and Vice Director General of the General Department; Lt. Gen. Ksor Nham, member of the Standing Board and former Chairman of the Inspection Commission of the Party Committee of General Department IV, Vice Director General of the General Department; and Lt. Gen. Vu Thuat, former Vice Secretary of the Party Committee and former Vice Director General of General Department IV. Their violations should be examined and handled in line with regulations.

Also at the meeting, the Inspection Commission decided on discipline measures in the case of the Standing Board of the Party Committee of the Air Defence-Air Force Service under the Defence Ministry and related individuals, whose wrongdoings had been confirmed at the Inspection Commission’s previous meeting.

Accordingly, the commission issued a warning as a discipline measure to Lt. Gen. Nguyen Van Thanh, former Secretary of the Party Committee and former Political Commissar of the Air Defence-Air Force Service.

The commission proposed that the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat consider punishment on Sen. Lt. Gen. Phuong Minh Hoa, former member of the Party Central Committee, former Vice Director of the General Political Department of the Vietnam People’s Army, former Vice Secretary of the Party Committee of the Air Defence-Air Force Service and the Service’s former Commander.

The commission also asked the Standing Board of the Central Military Commission to mete out disciplinary measures in line with its authority against the Standing Board of the Party Committee of the Air Defence-Air Force Service (tenure 2010-2015). 

The commission proposed that the Politburo consider disciplinary measures on Lt. Gen. Bui Van Thanh, member of the Central Public Security Commission, Deputy Minister of Public Security, former member of the Party Committee’s Standing Board and former Vice Director General of General Department IV for his wrongdoings as mentioned above.

The commission also called on the Politburo to discipline Sen. Lt. Gen. Tran Viet Tan, former member of the Central Public Security Commission and former Deputy Minister of Public Security, for his irresponsibility and lax of leadership during his term of office, and also for his signing of some documents in violation of regulations on protecting state secrets, causing very serious consequences.

Another case tabled for discussion at the meeting was the violations by the Standing Board of the Party Committee of Tra Vinh city, the southern province of Tra Vinh.

The Inspection Commission was of the view that the Standing Board of the Party Committee of Tra Vinh city and related officials had committed serious wrongdoings in implementing the Party and State’s policies on improving housing conditions for people with contributions to the revolution. Those violations must be examined and handled accordingly.

Other items on the agenda were reports on the inspections of and enforcement of Party disciplinary measures regarding the Standing Boards and Inspection Commissions of the Party Committees of Tuyen Quang and Quang Ninh provinces, along with outcomes of inspections of other units and individuals. –VNA