Police generals demoted for wrongdoings at work hinh anh 1Bui Van Thanh was demoted from Lieutenant General to Colonel (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) President Tran Dai Quang on August 8 signed decisions on the demotion of two high-ranking police officers following their serious wrongdoings at work.

Specifically, Tran Viet Tan is demoted from the rank of Senior Lieutenant General to Lieutenant General, and Bui Van Thanh from Lieutenant General to Colonel, according to Decision 1387/QD-CTN and Decision 1388/QD-CTN, respectively.

The decisions took effect on the date of signing.

Earlier the same day, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc also signed decisions on disciplinary actions against the two officers.

Thanh is dismissed from his post as Deputy Minister of Public Security, and Tan is stripped of his title as former Deputy Minister of Public Security for the 2011-2016 tenure.

At a meeting of the Politburo and the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) on July 28, it was concluded that Thanh had violated the principle of democratic centralism, showed a lack of responsibility and lax leadership, thus letting many wrongdoings and mistakes happen at the General Department of Logistics and Technology. He also 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 a number of other documents not within his authority.

His wrongdoings were declared as causing very serious consequences and negatively affecting the prestige of the Party organisation and the Ministry of Public Security.

Meanwhile, Tan showed irresponsibility and lax of leadership during his term of office. He also signed some documents in violation of regulations on protecting state secrets, causing very serious consequences, very badly affecting the prestige of the public security sector and himself, and sparked bad public opinion in society.-VNA