Politburo issues disciplinary warning against former official of HCM City hinh anh 1Former Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong (Source: baochinhphu.vn)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Politburo issued a disciplinary measure against the Party delegation to the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City (2016-2021 tenure) and its former Secretary Nguyen Thanh Phong on July 8.

Phong, a member of the Party Central Committee and head of its Economic Commission, is also former Deputy Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee and former Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee for the 2016-2021 term.

According to the Politburo, the Party delegation violated the principle of democratic centralism and working rules, and showed a lack of responsibility along with lax leadership and direction, making it easier for the People’s Committee, many organisations and individuals to violate Party regulations and State laws on the management of finance and State assets.

Phong, in his positions as Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee, and Secretary of the Party delegation and Chairman of the People’s Committee for the 2016-2021 term, violated regulations on things that Party members are not allowed to do, and those on their responsibility for setting examples. 

He has been mainly responsible for violations and wrongdoings committed by the Party delegation and the People’s Committee in the 2016-2021 tenure, as well as his own violations and wrongdoings.

The violations caused serious consequences and great losses to State assets, triggered concern among Party members, officials and people, and adversely affected the reputation of the Party, authorities and Phong himself, and socio-economic development in HCM City, the Politburo said.

It also asked agencies to impose administrative disciplinary measures against collectives and individuals that have been punished by the Party in line with regulations./.