District head who ordered controversial land revocation suspended

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The head of the district administration involved in the controversial revocation of land where the military was deployed and a farmer's house razed to the ground in northern Vietnam was suspended Tuesday from his position.

Le Van Hien, chairman of Tien Lang District People's Committee in Hai Phong City, had directly ordered the controversial revocation on January 5, a city official said.

The revocation has been deemed illegal by many lawyers.

Hien's subordinate, vice chairman of the Tien Lang People's Committee, Nguyen Van Khanh, was also suspended the same day.

Informing the media of the suspensions, Nguyen Van Thanh, Secretary of the Hai Phong Communist Party Committee, said, Tien Lang District authorities "did not fully follow land revocation regulations, which caused the land's users to protest."

Agricultural engineer Doan Van Vuon and other farmers in his family had used handmad