Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung

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Ngueng Tan Dung, Vietnam's prime minister, faced a call for a confidence vote in the National Assembly in late 2010 for his handling of Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group, or Vinashin, the state-run firm that he championed and that almost collapsed under $4 billion of debt that year.