Vietnam on Wednesday issued arrest warrants and placed two top telecom bosses under investigation for suspected involvement in a loss-making private TV deal, authorities said, as a crackdown on graft gathers pace. A conservative leadership that came to power in the one-party state in 2016 has carried out the sweeping campaign, going after high-rolling executives once thought to be untouchable in Vietnam, one of Asia’s most corrupt countries. State-run Mobifone telecommunications has come under particular scrutiny after an attempted purchase in 2015 of loss-making private TV firm Audio Visual Global (AVG). The former director general of Mobifone Cao Duy Hai and deputy director general Pham Thi Phuong Anh were accused of “violating regulations on managing and using public investment capital”, said a statement on the website of the powerful Ministry of Public Security. In August Hai was sacked from Mobifone as the communist party blamed him for his role in the proposed deal with AVG — which the government argued would have cost the state hundreds of millions of dollars if the sale had gone through. Deputy director general Anh was accused of “lack of responsibility in negotiating and directing negotiation with AVG’s shareholders”, media reports said. It is not… Read full this story
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