Monday, 06 December 2021 10:05 GMT

Vietnam corruption crackdown to put energy executives on trial


(MENAFN) In the wake of Vietnam clean-up of corruption within energy and banking sector, senior executives from the country's state oil company are set to stand before court in Hanoi.

Vietnam has apprehended twenty-two executives to stand trial with defendants among them to be a senior Communist Party official, and PetroVietnam Construction former chief Trinh Xuan Thanh.

However, Germany believed Mr. Thanh to have been kidnapped last July from a park in Berlin with Hanoi assuring his return to have taken place voluntarily.

In case he was found guilty of corruption in court, the former chief Thanh might be given a capital penalty.

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