A foreign affairs official in southern Vietnam has been demoted for beating a home affairs leader after a drinking party last year.
The People’s Committee of Binh Phuoc Province on Sunday said the director of the provincial Department of Foreign Affairs had issued a decision to downgrade Bui Quoc Khanh, 40, to chief of the international cooperation office.
Khanh was deputy director of the department before.
The demotion was made in accordance with a recent directive by the People’s Committee to take disciplinary action against Khanh after he struck a glass of beer on the head of Pham Thanh Chung, deputy director of the local Department of Home Affairs, at a karaoke parlor in August 2014.
The People’s Committee has also issued another decision to give a warning to Chung.
At 2:00 pm on August 12, 2014, Khanh, Chung, and other provincial officials came to a karaoke bar in Dong Xoai Town for a bash to entertain a group of guests after completing a training course.
During the party, Chung became upset as Khanh failed to clink his glass of beer with his despite doing so to the guests.
After the guests left, Chung asked Khanh to stay on for a “talk.”
A quarrel broke out and Khanh splashed beer on Chung and hit him on the head with a glass, causing the official to be hospitalized for emergency aid
A day later, the two men apologized to each other and made reconciliation. But they were still punished for their misconduct. – Tuoitre