Responding reporters’ queries about the Nhat Cuong case during a break of the National Assembly meeting on May 26, General To Lam, Politburo Member and Minister of Public Security, affirmed that the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) would take all necessary measures to arrest Nhat Cuong company’s boss.
|Minister To Lam respond to reporters' questions.
The official information about the case will soon be released, said Minister Lam. Although Nhat Cuong’s Executive Director Bui Quang Huy has not yet been caught, the investigation of the case is still conducted as his absence does not have much effect on the investigation, he added.
“As the case is still under investigation and the police are still hunting for Bui Quang Huy so I cannot give the details of the case to reporters,” Minister Lam said.
Regarding reports that the Japanese plastic company of Tenma bribed Vietnamese officials 25 million JPY (215,000 USD or 5.4 billion Dongs) to escape tax duties and fines, Minister To Lam said that the agencies of Inspection, Tax, Finance are verifying the information before taking any further steps. The Ministry of Public Security is directing the Provincial Police Department of Bac Ninh to grasp the situation.
The Japanese press this week reported that Tenma Vietnam, whose parent company is based in Tokyo, declared twice bribes totaling 25 million JPY for some Vietnamese officials.
Vietnamese Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung on May 25 directed the Inspectorate of the Ministry of Finance to send an inspection to the Provincial Tax Department and Customs Department to clarify the information, and strictly handle organizations and individuals with wrongdoings. By Duy Tien