Phan Thi My Thanh relieved from NA deputy position hinh anh 1Phan Thi My Thanh was relieved of the post of NA deputy of Dong Nai province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee has approved a resolution relieving Phan Thi My Thanh of the post of NA deputy of Dong Nai province as from May 14.

The resolution was issued at the 24th session of the 14th-tenure NA Standing Committee that opened in Hanoi on May 14.

The NA Standing Committee announced that it received Thanh’s application for resignation from the post on May 4 in which she cited her unstable health and the disciplinary measure imposed by the Party as the reason.

Earlier, the Party Central Committee Secretariat decided to dismiss Thanh, who had also been Deputy Secretary of the Dong Nai provincial Party Committee, from all of her Party positions as a disciplinary measure for her wrongdoings while serving in different posts in this southern province.

The Secretariat said her violations and shortcomings were very serious, caused discontent among officials, Party members and local people, and negatively affected the prestige of the local Party organisation and herself.

Also on May 14, the NA Standing Committee listened to the report on the cases of Dinh La Thang, an NA deputy of Thanh Hoa province, and Nguyen Quoc Khanh, an NA deputy of Quang Nam province.

Basing on the request of the Prosecutor General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the NA Standing Committee on December 8, 2017 issued two resolutions to launch criminal proceedings against, put into custody and suspend the performance of tasks and the power of an NA deputy of Thang and Khanh.

On January 22, 2018, the Hanoi People’s Court announced the verdict of the first-instance trial on Thanh and Khanh, who were found guilty of wrongdoings in the investment and construction of the Thai Binh 2 thermal power plant. 

On March 29, the court imposed punishment on Thang, who was also involved in the National Oil and Gas Group’s investment of 800 billion VND into OceanBank.

The High-level People’s Court in Hanoi was carrying out appeal trials on Thang and Khanh.

The NA Standing Committee said Thang and Khanh would automatically lose their NA deputy status as from the date the judging council of appeal trials declared they were guilty.

It cited Clause 2 of Article 355 in the Criminal Procedure Code that the appellate court’s judgements shall come into force upon the pronouncement of such judgements, and Clause 2 of Article 39 in the Law on Organisation of the NA that an NA deputy who is convicted under a court judgement or decision shall automatically lose the rights of an NA deputy from the date that judgement or decision takes legal effect.-VNA