HCMC – Due to serious violations of Party and State rules, Hanoi City Chairman Chu Ngoc Anh and Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long will face disciplinary measures while Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Pham Cong Tac has lost Party membership.
Yesterday, June 4, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong presided over a meeting of the Politburo and the Secretariat to mull disciplinary measures against the Party Civil Affairs Committees in the 2016-2021 tenure of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health.
The meeting concluded that Chu Ngoc Anh, who served as Party Secretary and Minister at the Ministry of Science and Technology in the 2016-2021 term, and Nguyen Thanh Long, who also serves as Party Secretary at the Ministry of Health, had committed degradation in political ideology, morality and lifestyle; infringed Party and State regulations; violated the don’ts for Party members and the rules on responsibility for exemplary performance; caused serious consequences and big losses for the State budget; left negative impact on the Covid-19 response effort; caused public concerns; and left a poor impression on the reputation of the Party organizations, and the ministries of Science-Technology and Health.
Looking into the request of the Inspection Commission of the Party Central Committee, the Politburo and the Secretariat found at the meeting that the violations and shortcomings of the Party Civil Affairs Committees in the 2016-2021 tenure of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Health had left serious consequences.
Therefore, the Politburo issued separate warnings to the two committees of this tenure and decided to dispel Pham Cong Tac from the Party. The Politburo also requested the Party Central Committee discipline Chu Ngoc Anh and Nguyen Thanh Long.