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President urges: expose corruption

Update: November, 11/2016 - 10:47
President Trần Đại Quang delivers speech at a working session with the investigative agencies under the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defence and the Supreme People’s Court in Hà Nội yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Nhan Sáng

HÀ NỘI — Investigators should focus on bringing to light major economic crimes and corruption cases that have generated public concerns, President Trần Đại Quang said yesterday.

He spoke at a working session with the investigative agencies under the Ministry of Public Security, the Ministry of National Defence and the Supreme People’s Court in Hà Nội.

President Quang, who is also head of the Central Steering Committee for Judicial Reform, alerted the investigators that economic and corruption criminals are fleeing to other countries that have not yet signed extradition agreements with Việt Nam.

“The investigation agencies need to deploy preventive measures to prevent those being investigated from fleeing the country,” he said.

Quang noted, however,  that Việt Nam’s legal documents are incompatible with those of several foreign countries, raising difficulties in judicial assistance and criminal extradition.

He urged the investigative agencies to implement guidelines and policies regarding the judicial sector issued by the Party and State.

He said the agencies need to improve the competence of investigators and promote a law-abiding spirit in a bid to ensure social order, serve national socio-economic development as well as the country’s international integration.

At the same time, the agencies should expand their international co-operation in investigating and handling crimes, especially organised, cross-border drug, economic, corruption and high-tech crimes, as well as terrorism and human trafficking, he noted.

More measures should be taken to minimise unjust cases and ensure compensation for victims, the President said, calling on the agencies to focus on researching and compiling a draft law adjusting and supplementing the 2015 Criminal Law and other relevant bills.

The Party, State and people always pay special attention to building the judicial sector, including investigation agencies, he affirmed. — VNS

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