[NOWnews今日新聞] Truong My Lan, the richest woman in Vietnam and the chairman of Wan Sheng Huat Group, known locally as the “real estate tycoon”, was arrested by the Vietnamese government in October last year on suspicion of securities fraud, bribery and misappropriation of company assets. The latest investigation pointed out that Zhang Meilan was suspected of hollowing out Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) and misappropriating customer funds of 304 trillion VND (approximately NT$397.8 billion), accounting for almost 6% of Vietnam’s GDP in the first three quarters of this year.
According to comprehensive Vietnamese media reports, Vietnam’s richest woman and chairman of Wan Sheng Huat Group, Zhang Meilan, and several company employees were suddenly arrested on October 7 last year. The Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam revealed at a press conference that Zhang Meilan was accused of using Saigon Commercial Bank (SCB) as a “financial instrument” to attract money from 2018 to 2019, and issued 25 batches of bonds worth more than 30 trillion VND. The injured investors With more than 42,000 people, the news shocked the business community.
According to the latest investigation results, Zhang Meilan was charged with three counts of “bribery”, “violation of banking regulations” and “misappropriation of assets”. The amount of money Zhang and others used to attract money from Saigon Bank is not only higher than the net worth of five Vietnamese billionaires The total amount is even higher, including the misappropriation of customer funds, which is as high as 304 trillion Vietnamese dong, accounting for about 6% of Vietnam’s GDP in the first three quarters of this year.
Vietnam Van Thanh Huat Holding Group is well-known in Southeast Asia. Its industries include real estate, hotels, catering and trade. Vietnam’s most luxurious five-star hotel, Windsor, is from this group. In 2006, the hotel hosted the APEC summit. .
However, what is interesting is that Zhang Meilan’s personal information is very sparse on the Internet. No matter her whereabouts, personal assets, or private life, it has never been exposed on social platforms. However, ordinary people know that she is extremely wealthy and call her a Vietnamese billionaire. , famous in Southeast Asia.
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