A Vietnamese MP has been dismissed from the National Assembly  after she was found to also possess Maltese citizenship.

Thanh Nien News said businesswoman Nguyen Thi Nguyet Huong, 46, was found guilty of flouting the Law on Vietnamese Nationality, which prohibits Vietnamese citizens from having dual citizenship.

She did not declare her Maltese citizenship in her election nomination.

The fact came to light Saturday, prompting an emergency meeting yesterday to vote on her dismissal.

The newspaper said it is unclear why Huong has dual citizenship.

She chairs TNG Holdings Vietnam investment group, which has invested in several urban area and apartment projects in Hanoi. She is also chairwoman of the Hanoi Industry and Trade Association. 

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