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Strengthen corruption fight in 2014: Party leader urges

Update: December, 26/2013 - 09:15
Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday called for tougher anti-corruption measures next year, noting that the nation will prepare for Party Congresses at all levels in 2014.—VNA/VNS Photo Tri Dung

HA NOI (VNS)— Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong yesterday called for tougher anti-corruption measures next year, noting that the nation will prepare for Party Congresses at all levels in 2014.

Speaking at a meeting of the Central Anti-Corruption Steering Committee held in Ha Noi, Trong, who heads the committee, said its responsibility will be bigger as the fight against corruption is a major issue that the entire population is interested in.

He said more amendments should be made to existing anti-corruption policies following the National Assembly's approval last month of the amended 1992 Constitution.

Trong stressed the importance of widespread dissemination of information on all aspects of the nation's fight against corruption.

He said that next year, the steering committee should send inspection teams to organisations that show signs of corruption, bring more cases under its supervision and strengthen its review process so that appropriate cases are chosen for trial.

The Party leader also emphasized the need for international co-operation in the fight against corruption, especially in accessing legal support and enhancing capacity at grassroots levels.

Reviewing its work in 2013, Trong praised the committee for the consistency that it has shown in implementing various measures and the notable achievements of seven special teams established in August to handle investigations into and high-profile corruption cases as well as prosecution of those involved.

He said the committee had selected ten cases, eight that went to trial and two that were being investigated, to supervise and develop measures to speed up the investigation and prosecution processes. — VNS


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