Vietnam Party official to lose war honors for lying

Four of the war veterans in Thua Thien-Hue Province who accuse Ho Xuan Man, former provincial Party chief, of making false claims about his achievements during Vietnam War. PHOTO: TUOI TRE

The Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam has asked that a former chief of the Thua Thien-Hue Province Party Unit have his war honors revoked in light of recent findings that he had fabricated his wartime achievements, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported Friday. The order followed an investigation by the Party's Central Inspection Committee into the accusations by a group of veterans. They said Ho Xuan Man lied about his accomplishments in Phong Dien District between 1964 and 1975 … [Read more...]

Former party official denounced for wartime achievements

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A rare case of denouncement was brought up in Thua Thien-Hue Province by a group of veterans who accused a former party leader of lying about his wartime record to gain the status of "Hero of the People's Armed Force", which benefited his civilian career. The Hero of the People's Armed Force is normally awarded to individuals with " exceptionally outstanding achievements in combat, combat service and work, represent the revolutionary heroism in the cause of national liberation, national … [Read more...]

Former party official accused of falsifying wartime achievements

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A rare case of denouncement was brought up in Thua Thien-Hue Province by a group of veterans who accused a former party leader of lying about his wartime record to gain the status of "Hero of the People's Armed Force". The Hero of the People's Armed Force is normally awarded to individuals with " exceptionally outstanding achievements in combat, combat service and work, represent the revolutionary heroism in the cause of national liberation, national defense and the protection the people". Ho … [Read more...]

Party official accused of lying to get honor

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The Thua Thien-Hue Province Party Unit is investigating an accusation by a group of veterans that a former provincial Party chief made false claims about his wartime achievements to get an award, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has reported. Ho Xuan Man was awarded the title of People's Armed Forces Hero in 2010 after he made a claim along with documents about 17 accomplishments in Phong Dien District between 1964 and 1975 during the Vietnam War, which ended in April 1975. But Hoang … [Read more...]

Vietnamese and Laotian provinces improve ties

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PANO - A high-ranking delegation, led by Khamphoi Butdavieng, Governor of the SekongProvince in Laos, had a working visit to the central province of Thua Thien - Hue. Mr. Ho Xuan Man, the Thua Thien-Hue Provincial Party Committee Secretary, met with the Laotian delegation and the two sides reviewed activities and programs carried out by the two provinces over the past years. In 2009, the Vietnamese province offered 60 tonnes of rice and VND 100 million to help the Laotian province overcome … [Read more...]

New Vietnam-Laos border marker inaugurated

The central province of Thua Thien Hue inaugurated marker 666 at the A Dot-Ta Vang border gate, a major marker on the Vietnam-Laos border line, at a ceremony on May 18. The marker is among 26 new border markers to be erected along the 26km common border between Thua Thien-Hue province and Sekong province. Ho Xuan Man, provincial Party Committee's Secretary thanked the Sekong authorities and people for their close cooperation in building the border marker. On this occasion, Thua … [Read more...]

Fishermen leave houseboats to live on land

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More than 500 households who lived on house boats around central HueCity have stepped ashore to live on dry land as part of a Government-backed resettlement project. Nguyen Cu from Lai Tan village said that moving ashore had been a dream of many generations of fishing villagers for years: "It is difficult for villagers to make ends meet, not to mention the prospect of house ownership," he said. The Thua Thien-Hue provincial authorities had previously tried to entice villagers to move … [Read more...]

Activities to welcome Christmas

Pham Quang Nghi, Politburo Member, Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee on December 23 visited 85 year-old Catholic hero mother Dang Thi Nhung whose only son is a martyr. Mrs. Nhung now lives in a house of 'affection and gratitude' in Dong Da district. Living together with her in the house is Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hoi, 91 years of age, who is a martyr's wife. Secretary Pham Quang Nghi presented gifts to mother Dang Thi Nhung and Mrs. Nguyen Thi Hoi on the occasion of Christmas and wished them good … [Read more...]

Hue royal hotel proposal under fire

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A proposal to build a hotel inside Hue's World Heritage-listed royal complex has been heavily criticized. The gate to the interior ministry complex of the Hue Citadel … [Read more...]

State leader pays Tet visits to central provinces

President Nguyen Minh Triet toured four central coastal provinces on January 29-30, wishing local residents a happy new year and presented gifts to them on the occasion of the forthcoming Tet festival. During the first leg of his tour in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, the state leader presented more than 1,400 packages of gifts to the local poor. On this occasion, over VND 5.5 billion were earmarked from the provincial budget and 300 tonnes of rice were also granted to … [Read more...]