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The chairman of Vietnam’s state-run oil firm has been fired and arrested for alleged financial irregularities in his previous job as the Southeast Asian country presses to accelerate economic reforms and root out corruption.
Nguyen Xuan Son, 53, was arrested Tuesday on accusations of “deliberately acting against the State’s regulations on economic management, causing serious consequences” and “abusing powers while performing official duties,” the Ministry of Public Security said in a statement Wednesday.
Mr. Son and his lawyers were not reachable for comment. Mr. Son has not been charged.
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