Tran Dai Quang’s death is a big question. Tran Quoc To, his younger brother must know the cause of his sudden death. If Mr. To Lam becomes State President, then perhaps he will also see the image of Mr. Tran Dai Quang in his person.
Mr. Tran Quoc To is the second person in the Ministry of Public Security, every time Mr. To Lam is away, Mr. Tran Quoc To will run the work of the Ministry of Public Security. As far as Thoibao.de knows, every time Mr. To Lam goes on a business trip, Mr. Tran Quoc To’s management style is completely different. Many times, Mr. To Lam returned to work, he was both angry and worried. Fearing that Tran Quoc To’s hand would poke too deeply into the direction of the work, it would reduce the authority of Mr. To Lam. An anonymous police officer made such a comment.
Mr. Tran Quoc To is very wise, Mr. To is not strong, so he is still very cooperative with his superior, however, every time he has the opportunity, Mr. To exerts his influence. Currently, Mr. Tran Quoc To’s reputation in the Ministry of Public Security is second only to Mr. To Lam. If Mr. To Lam becomes State President, the opportunity left to Mr. To would be great. It is very likely that Mr. To will be the Minister and be additionally elected to the Politburo as is happening for Mr. Tran Luu Quang today.
Mr. To Lam, when he was the Permanent Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Security, Quang was minister, but he did not support Mr. Tran Dai Quang but Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong. And the Ministry of Public Security is still the same today, Mr. Tran Quoc To is not for To Lam, but Mr. To is supporting other forces. Mr. To Lam’s close deputy is currently Mr. Luong Tam Quang, Senior Lieutenant General, Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Public Security. Although Mr. Luong Tam Quang is sponsored by Mr. To Lam, those in people think that Mr. Luong Tam Quang is still not as strong as Mr. Tran Quoc To.
Also an “inner person” assessed with Thoibao.de, if Mr. To Lam leaves the Ministry of Public Security, the danger does not necessarily come from outsiders, but sometimes, danger comes from people in the ministry. The Ministry of Public Security is currently divided into factions very seriously. If Mr. To Lam leaves the Ministry of Public Security and Luong Tam Quang could not fill the position of minister, Mr. To Lam would still not feel secure.
The rejection of the Presidential seat is in no small part because Mr. To Lam does not fully control the Ministry of Public Security. Even among comrades in the same ministry, Mr. To Lam also had many enemies. If Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong is the boss of the boss in the Communist Party, in the Ministry of Public Security, Mr. To Lam does not have such a strong position.
Mr. To Lam is considered a man with great political ambition. He wants to enjoy special benefits after 2026, but still does not dare to risk leaving the Ministry of Public Security. If he is still holding the ministry, Mr. To Lam can live until 2026 and beyond, then only lose his power, but sitting in the President’s chair, it is unclear whether he can sit until the end of his term.
The opportunity to Tran Quoc To is very close when Mr. Nguyen Xuan Phuc fell from his horse, however, the opportunity passed when Mr. To Lam decided to stay at the Ministry of Public Security until the end of his term. Perhaps, Mr. To Lam also understands that at present, his influence in the Ministry of Public Security is the strongest, but not absolute. To Lam’s power is still under question. So far, Mr. Luong Tam Quang has not been able to be strong enough to push Tran Quoc To aside and sit in the minister’s chair, to give Mr. To Lam peace of mind.
Because even in the Ministry of Public Security there is a “big rival“, so that is also the reason why Mr. To Lam did not dare to leave his “cocoon” to build a political career after the age of 65.