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PM presses for greater effort against corruption

Update: March, 08/2012 - 07:46

HA NOI — Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday emphasised the importance of preventing and fighting corruption, and urged relevant authorities to formulate anti-corruption measures for the future.

He made this statement at a national meeting reviewing the five-year implementation of Resolution No.3 of the Communist Party of Viet Nam Central Committee (CPVCC) (the 10th tenure) on enhancing the leadership of the Party in anti-corruption and the Law on Anti-Corruption.

The event was chaired by members of the Politburo: Prime Minister cum chairman of the central steering committee for anti-corruption Nguyen Tan Dung, permanent member of the Party Secretariat Le Hong Anh and Deputy Prime Minister cum vice chairman of the committee Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Other members of the Politburo and leaders of socio-political organisations and State-owned groups participated in the meeting.

The PM highlighted that the Resolution of the Party Central Committee's fourth session on urgent issues in Party building affirmed preventing degradation in political ideology, thought, morality and lifestyle of Party members as a key task.

He said this was a major and urgent issue, stressing the determination of the Party, the State and the whole society to fight corruption.

He also urged participants of the meeting to continue reviewing and analysing the strengths and weaknesses of the implementation of the Resolution and Law related to anti-corruption over the past five years, in order to work out more effective measures.

The meeting was informed that Party members and people highly valued and agreed with the Resolution and its measures to prevent and fight corruption. Adopting and implementing the Resolution and the Law relating to anti-corruption had strengthened the people's confidence in the Party and State and had been highly appreciated by other countries.

Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc said during the implementation of the Resolution, nearly 3,000 Party members had been punished for their violations.

The meeting also heard that studying and implementing the Resolution in some localities was yet to achieve positive results. Some provinces and cities' steering committees for anti-corruption were not paying enough attention to their tasks. The numbers of cases brought to light did not reflect the real scale of the problem, and it usually took a longer time to deal with these cases compared to other crimes. — VNS

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