The investigation against arm trader Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan continues although the state-controlled media is allowed by the party’s Central Commission for Propaganda and Education to cover her involvement in the country’s businesses but not her brokering activities between Vietnamese weapon importers and the Israeli exporters.
However, the foreign press is not interested in her businesses in the country. They only pay attention to her as a broker in deals between the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense and the Israeli military hardware supplier. Foreign press reports more than domestic press can.
When summarizing business relationships between Vietnam and foreign arms sales, it shows that Nhan’s role is very large. Even provincial party chiefs had to ask her to intervene so their localities can get higher government allocations, it showed that this woman was not simple.
Then the secret document from inside was revealed, the patroness of her was Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh. The person who received the orders of PM Chinh, following Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nhan in business deals with foreign partners, was Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of Planning and Investment. This source also said that Minister Dung joined this trip in a personal role, not a public role. Therefore, there is no state document to record this trip, but only people in the entourage recorded and released it.
Currently in the Four Pillars, there are 3 pillars of the same faction. These are the General Secreary of the party, the State President and the Chairman of the National Assembly. In addition, the permanent secretary of the party’s Secretariat is also in the hands of party’s chief Nguyen Phu Trong. Can PM Chinh resist? In addition, Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong has a firm grasp on Minister of Public Security To Lam, so Trong can throw his fists into suspicious lines related to the PM to find a reason to bring him down.
After the AIC case with Dong Nai officials, now comes the AIC case involving Quang Ninh officials. It is worth mentioning that To Lam hit on the case of AIC in Quang Ninh but has not been able to expand it upwards, especially at the provincial party chief and chairman of the People’s Committee for the 2011 – 2012 period, because he is facing “very large boulders blocking the road.” Because he could not beat up directly, General Lam had to open the game recently by arrested Nguyen Anh Trung, the brother of Nhan.
Hitting the AIC case in Quang Ninh is the second punch. This blow does not seem easy, given the complexity of the political forces here. Nhan has a habit of bribing the whole system, from the provincial party chiefs to the directors of the relevant departments and hospitals. However, the former Secretary of Quang Ninh province at that time was Pham Minh Chinh, the former Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee at that time was Nguyen Van Doc. If Nguyen Van Doc is caught, it can be said that the PM’s position will be threatened.
The case of Nhan in Quang Ninh is a difficult case, difficult for General Lam and difficult for the provincial police chief Dinh Van Doi as an assistant. Until now, the Ministry of Public Security is still making very slow progress in investigating this case. The arrest of Nhan’s biological brother shows that Mr. To Lam is facing difficulties but has not seen an open way for the process of solving the case.
It can be said that Mr. Nguyen Van Doc is the “weather forecast” news for the difficult situation of the Prime Minister. As long as the Party agency talks about disciplining Doc, then it can be said that Pham Minh Chinh’s position as cabinet leader will be under question.