This will be an internal meeting, scheduled for 90 minutes, on the afternoon of May 5. Ms. Nguyen Thi Nuong, head of the Committee for NA Deputy Status, will present a report about the case. After that, the NA Standing Committee’s members will speak their mind.
Ms. Nuong says that the case of Deputy Hoang Yen will be considered under the law. The Committee for NA Deputy Status will collect opinions of the Fatherland Front Committee of Long An Province, where Deputy Hoang Yen represents, and the Central Fatherland Front Committee and report to the NA Standing Committee.
The NA Standing Committee can submit this case to the NA for consideration at the upcoming NA session in late May.
In April, the Fatherland Front Committee of Long An Province and the Central Fatherland Front Committee proposed to remove Deputy Hoang Yen from the legislative body for her incorrect declarations in her curriculum vitae.
As stated in her profile, Yen is a candidate from outside the Communist Party of Vietnam, since she left the area blank on the form for “the date of admission to the Party, if any;” while many sources confirmed that she was a Party member in the past.
She also declared in her profile that her husband was Nguyen Tri Hai, who died in 1989, and did not mention her current husband--Jimmy Tran, from whom she sought a divorce by filing a petition to the Long An Province's People's Court in July 2010, but she recently withdrew the petition after the court’s verdict on the divorce case was cancelled by the Supreme People’s Court.
As reported earlier, while the divorce case was being processed, Jimmy, 57, left Vietnam for the US on July 5, 2010. On September 16, the Ministry of Public Security prosecuted Jimmy for “abusing trust to appropriate assets” when he was general director of Vietnam Urban Development Joint Stock Company (Vietnam Land), located in the Tan Duc Industrial park in Long An Province.
At a press conference on April 21 in Long An province, deputy Hoang Yen said that she had sent a petition to the NA and she was willing to accept any decision made by the legislative body.
Deputy Hoang Yen will be only dismissed if at least two thirds of the total deputies approve it.
Ms. Hoang Yen was born in 1959. She graduated from the HCM City Economics University. She worked for 11 years at the District 5 People’s Committee of HCM City (1880-1991). She worked for the HCM City Foreign Trade Development Center in the next two years.
From 1993, she was director of the Tan Dong Phuong Co., Ltd. At the same time, she founded the Tan Tao Industrial Investment JS Company (ITA), which has become a leading industrial park and infrastructure development groups in Vietnam. She has been the chair of ITA since 1996. She was among the top ten richest people on the Vietnamese stock market for three consecutive years (2008-2010).
In May 2011, the Fatherland Front of Long An province recommended Yen as a candidate for the 13th NA election and she won. She is now a member of the NA’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children.