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Vietnam has new public security minister

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – A majority of lawmakers present at the ongoing National Assembly (NA) sitting today afternoon (June 6) voted for the appointment of Lieutenant General Luong Tam Quang, deputy minister of Public Security, as minister of Public Security for the 2021-2026 term.

This morning, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh proposed the NA approve the Government’s proposal for promoting Deputy Minister of Public Security Luong Tam Quang to the post of minister of Public Security.

The appointment was carried out through an electronic vote, and 468 deputies approved, accounting for 96.1% of the total number of deputies present at the NA sitting.

Luong Tam Quang is a 59-year-old native of Hung Yen Province. He began his career in law enforcement, serving as head of the Economic Security Department and deputy director of the Economic Security Bureau under the Ministry of Public Security (MPS). He later became assistant to a deputy minister of Public Security, then deputy head of the MPS Office, and the spokesperson for the MPS.

In 2019, he took up the post of deputy minister of Public Security and head of the Investigative Security Agency of the MPS before being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant General in January 2022. In January 2021, he was elected to the Central Committee of the Party in the 13th term.

Currently, the Ministry of Public Security has four deputy ministers: Tran Quoc To, Le Quoc Hung, Nguyen Van Long, and Le Van Tuyen.

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