The General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam has suspended a deputy head at one of its divisions for 15 days after he was filmed clashing with two neighbors, including a woman, in Hanoi.
Tran Phuong, chief of the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam Office, on Thursday confirmed the 15-day suspension of Vu Van Thang, deputy head of its Department of Planning and Finance, for the clarification of a video in which Thang fought against a woman living next door.
The video of more than two minutes that was circulated on social media on Tuesday showed Thang shouting at the neighbor over a car parking conflict and then beating the woman.
A few seconds later, a man emerged from the woman’s house and hit back at Thang.
|This screenshot shows a male neighbor hitting Vu Van Thang, deputy head of the Department of Planning and Finance at the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam, in Hanoi.|
“According to Thang’s report, after the incident, Thang immediately went to the neighbor’s house to apologize to the people in question and reconcile with them in the presence of the local police,” said Phuong.
“The leaders of the General Department have assigned our Department of Personnel Organization the task of clarifying the case.
“After having the official results, we will announce them to the press.”
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, which manages the General Department of Geology and Minerals of Vietnam, has also requested it to report on the case, according to the ministry office’s chief Pham Tan Tuyen.