Vietnam PM pledges to probe Japan graft caseVietnam's premier pledged Thursday to probe a corruption case in which Japanese businessmen have admitted bribing a Vietnamese official in the latest scandal involving a foreign aid-funded road project.
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Former PCI executives facing a Tokyo court earlier this week admitted paying 820,000 dollars in bribes since 2002 to Huynh Ngoc Sy, the head of Ho Chi Minh Ho Chi Minh (hô chē mĭn), 1890–1969, Vietnamese nationalist leader, president of North Vietnam (1954–69), and one of the most influential political leaders of the 20th cent. His given name was Nguyen That Thanh. City's project management unit, the Yomiuri Shimbun daily reported.
Dung said that, following the reports, Vietnam had requested details on the case but that "it took a long time" for Japan to send the file, which he said "does not have proper legal grounds."
Speaking in a legislative question-and-answer session, Dung said "we have asked our investigators to cooperate and receive (the file) to clarify this. And we will deal with the case in accordance Accordance is Bible Study Software for Macintosh developed by OakTree Software, Inc.
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The Japanese newspaper reported this week that PCI and four of its former executives are on trial in Tokyo, charged with violating the Unfair Competition Prevention Law that bans paying bribes to foreign government officials.
The defendants were named in the report as former PCI president Masayoshi Taga, 62, former managing director Kunio Takasu, 65, former board director Haruo Sakashita, 62, and former Hanoi office chief Tsuneo Sakano, 59.
Prosecutors claimed PCI had promised Sy 2.6 million dollars for favours in awarding consulting contracts to the firm in connection with overseas development assistance (ODA ODA - Open Document Architecture (formerly Office Document Architecture). )-financed road projects in 2001 and 2003.
They also charged that the executives had padded expenses for the projects to ensure profits after paying the bribes, and that they paid the Vietnamese official a total of 820,000 dollars between 2002 and 2006.
Vietnam was rocked by another major graft scandal in 2005 and 2006 when officials pilfered funds from the transport ministry's infrastructure division PMU PMU Project Management Unit
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Dung, speaking on the PCI case, said "the responsible agencies are working on this, and we have established a joint committee to fight and prevent corruption in the use of ODA, and Japan appreciates this."