Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc decided to give a warning to Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan on July 18 as a disciplinary measure for his violations at the ministry.

Previously, the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee also issued a warning for Tuan.

Tuan, a member of the Party Central Committee and the Party Committee of the Central Agencies Bloc for 2015-2020, was also relieved from his post as Secretary of the Party Committee of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) for the 2016-2021 term.

According to the Politburo, Tuan must bear responsibility for the violations and wrongdoings committed by the ministry’s Party Committee during the 2011-2016 term when he was serving as a member of the MIC’s Party Committee and Deputy Minister of the ministry. 

He violated the principle of democratic centralism and working regulations, showing a lack of responsibility and lax in leadership when tasked to direct the implementation of a project on purchasing 95 percent of shares at the AVG Audiovisual JSC by the MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation. 

He also signed Decision No.236/QD-BTTTT dated December 21, 2015 on the ministry’s approval of the project, as well as a number of related documents that ran against regulations, including documents beyond his assigned duty.

In his capacity as Secretary of the MIC’s Party Committee and MIC Minister since April 2016, Tuan is held responsible for the violations and wrongdoings committed by the committee for the 2016-2021 tenure, the Politburo concluded. -VNA