HANOI, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- Ousted Vietnamese political bureau member Dinh La Thang was detained and prosecuted on Friday, local media reported.
Dinh La Thang, member of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (CPVCC) and deputy head of the CPVCC's Economic Commission, was also suspended from participating in the party's activities, Vietnam News Agency reported, quoting the decision of the CPVCC's Political Bureau.
In May, Thang lost his membership in the Political Bureau, becoming the third ousted Politburo member so far.
Earlier, the CPVCC's Inspection Commission decided disciplinary actions for a number of former executives of the state-owned National Oil and Gas Group (PVN), including Thang, for their serious legal violations that caused great economic losses and negatively affected the prestige of the Party organization and related individuals.
The Inspection Commission found that the PVN Party Committee's Standing Board in the 2009-2015 period was irresponsible to direct, supervise, monitor and manage the Party organization and members, causing serious violations of Party regulations and legal rules, local newspaper Tuoi Tre (Youth) reported.