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Corruption fight to be sped up: Party chief

Update: January, 23/2018 - 09:00
Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at the 13th session of the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control in Hà Nội on Monday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa

HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has stated that the fight against corruption should be sped up with greater determination, perseverance and efficiency this year. 

During the 13th session of the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control in Hà Nội on Monday, the Party chief, who is also head of the committee, lauded anti-corruption achievements last year. He said these have strengthened public trust. 

A number of legal documents on administration decentralisation, personnel appointment and rotation were issued while inspection and supervision were strengthened, thereby reclaiming trillions of đồng for the State budget. 

The committee launched eight groups to inspect the investigation and prosecution of serious and complicated economic and corruption cases that caught public concern in 20 localities. Inspectors, auditors, ministries and agencies concerned together to uncover violations, which showed the Party and State’s determination in the fight. 

Trọng asked for hastening the process of refining mechanisms on socio-economic management and corruption prevention and control, launching more communications campaigns to raise public awareness of laws, fighting wrongful and distorted allegations, and resolutely filtering out depraved, corrupted personnel, particularly those working in anti-corruption agencies. 

He requested that serious and complicated corruption and economic cases, especially those under the watch of the committee, be accelerated. Meanwhile, it is also necessary to strengthen inspecting and auditing fields where there are opinions about their negatives, corruption and wastefulness. 

Head of the Party’s Commission for Internal Affairs-cum-permanent deputy head of the Central Steering Committee on Corruption Prevention and Control Phan Đình Trạc said under Trọng’s drastic instructions, the fight against corruption saw strong and comprehensive progress without “banned zones” and “exceptions” last year, thus winning the public trust. — VNS

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