HANOI, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Vietnamese political bureau member Dinh La Thang was relieved from his post on Sunday, becoming the third ousted Politburo member so far, local media reported.
The ongoing fifth plenum of the 12th Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Central Committee voted against Dinh La Thang, Ho Chi Minh City's party committee secretary and former secretary of the party committee and former chairman of the member council of the state-owned National Oil and Gas Group (PVN).
According to the voting results, he will be warned and relieved from the post of Politburo member, local online newspaper Tuoi Tre (Youth) reported.
Earlier, the CPV Central Committee's Inspection Commission decided disciplinary actions for a number of former executives of the PVN, including Dinh La Thang, for their serious legal violations that caused great economic losses and negatively affected the prestige of the Party organization and related individuals.
The 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.