|President Truong Tan Sang yesterday praised the procuracy sector, which handles all prosecution cases in the country, for making important contributions to upholding justice and protecting the legitimate rights of the people and the State.— VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang
HA NOI (VNS)— President Truong Tan Sang yesterday praised the procuracy sector, which handles all prosecution cases in the country, for making important contributions to upholding justice and protecting the legitimate rights of the people and the State.
The President, who heads the Central Steering Committee on Judicial Reform, said at a conference held by the Supreme People's Procuracy in Ha Noi that in the past, the sector had helped maintain political security, social order and safety, winning the confidence of the Party, State and the people.
He said that the sector had handled its responsibilities well, making all-out efforts to hasten the settlement of cases, not letting criminals slip through the net and ensuring punishment for the guilt.
Prosecutors' skills have improved over the years, Sang said, noting that many serious cases were handled in a strict and clear manner in compliance with the law, winning the public's support.
He urged procuracy agencies at all levels to show greater responsibility in carrying out investigations and tighten regulations on examining informants' reports and people's denunciations.
They should do their best to stop abuses of power and violations of the democratic rights of citizens, he said.
Sang asked the sector to bolster its institutional strength and base its operations on the newly amended Constitution.
He stressed the necessity to speed up drafting revisions to the Law on Organisation of the People's Procuracy and the amended Penal Code in the spirit of the new Constitution
Yesterday, President Sang also met with 130 business leaders representing Vietnam's small and medium enterprises yesterday.
At the meeting, Chairman of the Viet Nam Association of Small and Medium Enterprises reported the challenges and difficulties that SMEs had to overcome in 2013. These included competitive markets, slower production and troubles accessing funds from banks.
The association hoped that the Government would continue supporting the development of SMEs by offering preferential tax and asset policies and improving the regulatory framework to ease the administrative burden on businesses.
Sang said the SMEs learned hard but necessary lessons during those difficult times and asked all relevant ministries and agencies to listen to the concerns of SMEs, given that they were vital to the country's growth this year and in the years to come. — VNS