The Party unit in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is considering transferring an anti-corruption official who printed the title of his position on the front of his son's wedding invitations, news website VnExpress reported.
Nguyen Hung Dung, deputy head of the Can Tho City Anti-Corruption Committee, was previously given a warning for placing the title on the invitations to a wedding ceremony on September 5.
Nguyen Huu Loi, vice secretary of the Can Tho Party Committee, told the VnExpress that Dung will be surely transferred for his wrongful act, but the committee has not yet decided which office he would be transferred to.
In Vietnam, it is common for people to put cash in envelopes as wedding gifts or funeral gifts. However, for those who hold high positions, mentioning their titles on wedding invites may create an opportunity for their subordinates to bribe them.
For instance, in Dung's case, a company director told the VnExpress he was not "very close" to Dung's family, but he decided to go to the wedding after seeing the "big title" on the invitation card.
He implied that he would establish closer relationship with Dung if he went to the wedding.
In related news, the Giong Rieng District Police Department in Kien Giang Province recently spurred public outrage after it issued a note informing the death of its police chief's father to all state offices, agencies and organizations across the district.
According to the district's Party unit, it was wrong for the police department to send such a note because it could be considered an invitation to the funeral.