A Party member who is a publisher’s chief editor is likely to be disciplined by the organization for his decisions and statements conflicting with its views.
Chu Hao, as the editor-in-chief of Tri Thuc (Knowledge) Publishing House, must bear the main responsibility for printing several books whose content runs counter to the views and policies of the government and the Party, the Party’s Central Inspection Commission said in a statement on its website.
The books breached Vietnam’s publication law and were confiscated and destroyed by the authorities, the commission said, without elaborating what the products were.
The inspection body underlined Hao also made pieces of writing and statements diverging from national law and the Party’s rules, adding that he exhibited “degeneracy in political thought, ethics and lifestyle.”
Hao’s mistakes were ‘grave,’ compromising the Party’s prestige and having adverse implications for the public mindset, according to the commission.
It concluded that Hao must be considered for punishment.