|Huynh Ngoc Sy, former director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport|
A local official currently detained under suspicion of accepting bribes will be prosecuted if state investigators uncover evidence against him in documents recently submitted by Japanese sources involved in the case.
âIf we find evidence that Huynh Ngoc Sy received bribes, we will investigate and prosecute him,â said an official from the Supreme Peopleâs Procuracy, which acts as Vietnamâs highest state prosecutorâs office.
The procuracy has received from Japan about 4,000 pages of documents related to bribery hearings involving Japanese firm PCI and the Vietnamese transport official, according to Thanh Nien sources.
Huynh Ngoc Sy, former director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport, and former director of the HCMC East-West Highway and Water Environment Project Management Board, was arrested in February. He is under suspicion of receiving a US$220,000 bribe from the Japanese construction consultancy Pacific Consultants International.
Reported by Duc Hoa