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President urges legal improvements

Update: July, 09/2014 - 08:27
President Truong Tan Sang has a working session with leading officials of the Supreme People's Procuracy yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — The increasing complexity of crimes, particularly corruption and drug cases, requires the procuracy sector and the political system as a whole to take more drastic measures, said President Truong Tan Sang.

At a working session with leading officials of the Supreme People's Procuracy yesterday, Sang asked them to improve personnel, investigation and prosecution works, especially in the settlement of economic and corruption cases.

He said there was a need to perfect the legal system in line with the 2013 Constitution, urging the procuracy sector to work with other judicial agencies on draft laws to make law enforcement effective.

According to Prosecutor General Nguyen Hoa Binh, in the first half of this year, the number of cases relating to ownership, economic management and position increased by 7.5 per cent, while corruption and drug cases recorded decreases of 2-14 per cent.

Notably, on May 13-14, some individuals took advantage of workers' rallies against China's illegal dispatch of its oil rig Haiyang Shiyou – 981 in Viet Nam's continental shelf and exclusive economic zone to cause social disturbances in central Ha Tinh and southern Binh Duong and Dong Nai provinces.

They incited others to destroy and loot the property of foreign firms, the State, and private domestic businesses, and acted against law enforcement officials, disrupting social order and business activities.

In face of the situation, the sector co-ordinated closely with other judicial agencies to make legal proceedings against the rioters, helping stabilise political security and social order in the localities. — VNS

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