A retired army officer has hailed Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung for instructing authorities to appeal an apparently lenient court verdict against state officials convicted for a landgrab. Retired Colonel Dinh Dinh Phu of Hai Phong city, who had blown the whistle on a group of local officials who stole public lands, told Thanh Nien on September 3 that he and many others welcomed the PM’s intervention. The PM last week tasked president of the Supreme People’s Procuracy – the prosecutor’s office – Ha Manh Tri, Chief Judge of the Supreme People’s Court, Nguyen Van Hien, and Deputy PM Truong Vinh Trong to help with the appeal. (more…)
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