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Procuracy sector strives to tackle corruption

Update: December, 23/2014 - 08:44
President Truong Tan Sang met with officials from the Supreme People's Procuracy in Ha Noi yesterday, and hailed the sector's efforts to bring major corruption cases to light. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Khang

HA NOI (VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang met with officials from the Supreme People's Procuracy in Ha Noi yesterday, and hailed the sector's efforts to bring major corruption cases to light.

Sang, who also chairs the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, condemned large-scale corruption and drug crimes in the country, and urged the procuracy sector and the entire political system to continue fighting them.

Sang said the sector has thoroughly and strictly dealt with major corruption cases, such as Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of the State-owned shipping corporation Vinalines; Huynh Thi Huyen Nhu, former deputy head of the Risk Management Department of Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (Vietinbank); and Nguyen Duc Kien, former vice chairman of the founding council of Asia Commercial Bank (ACB).

Sang also highlighted the sector's success in detecting and investigating violations requiring prosecution in northern Bac Giang and Ha Nam, central Thanh Hoa and southern Soc Trang provinces.

However, prosecution of major economic and corruption cases still didn't meet expectations, he said. He urged the sector to fine-tune their performance to meet public demand. He also ordered intensive training for prosecutors, so they could keep up with judicial reform in Viet Nam.

In 2014, 77,500 cases were prosecuted, up by 1.4 per cent from 2013, according to Nguyen Hoa Binh, prosecutor general of the Supreme People's Procuracy.

Relevant agencies uncovered an array of cases where people used their positions and authority to appropriate assets at banks and State-invested projects, Binh said. Civil disputes and administrative complaints continued increasing, with some likely causing social disorder, he said. — VNS

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