The Central Inspection Commission of the Communist Party of Vietnam has rebuked a senior Party member for violating Party norms in adopting an ostentatious and "unethical" lifestyle.
After an investigation that was launched on July 17, the commission concluded that Pham Trung Dung's violations has been criticized by the public, adversely affecting his personal prestige and the leadership of the Party.
Dung is Secretary and Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance which operates under the direct responsibility of the Prime Minister and the National Assembly.
In a report carried on the Party's news website, the commission also rebuked and called for punitive action against Nguyen Minh Chien, former Party secretary and president of the Bac Giang Politics Academy in northern Vietnam. Chien was found committing several violations in discharging his professional responsibilities.
The commission said it also punished ten members of the Party units of Hanoi and seven other provinces - Vinh Phuc, Thanh Hoa and Phu Tho in the north, Dak Lak in the Central Highlands, and An Giang, Vinh Long and Kien Giang in the Mekong Delta. It did not elaborate.
It said it has checked and fixed financial management shortcomings at the Party units of Quang Ninh and Thanh Hoa Provinces and the one of Vietnam State-owned Business Group.
The investigations were launched based on residents' tip-offs.