HA NOI — Officials and officers of the Public Security have always upheld absolute loyalty to the Party, State, the homeland and the people, Colonel General Dang Van Hieu, Party Central Committee member and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Public Security told the on-line paper of the Vietnamese Communist Party yesterday.
He said training to improve their revolutionary ethics, improve their performance, establish close relationships with the people and provide the best services to the people is mandated for the public security forces.
He said his forces have co-ordinated closely with the Viet Nam People's Army, organisations and agencies nation-wide to ensure they do the best job possible in protecting national security and law and order.
"During the two wars for national salvation against France and then the US, nearly 14,000 policemen laid down their lives and over 5,000 others were maimed. Over the last 20 years of implementing the renewal process, some 200 officials and officers were killed and about 900 others were seriously wounded in fights against various types of crimes," Hieu said.
Regarding the recent arrest of Nguyen Duc Kien on the charge of illegal business, Hieu said the case is currently under investigation. He said the prosecution will be handled in accordance with the law. He confirmed that the police forces are not acting under any pressure and once the investigations are completed and evidence is collected, Kien will be prosecuted openly.
He said that Instruction No 48 of the Politburo is a strategic policy demonstrating the Party's determination to protect security and law and order. After nearly two years implementing the instruction, under the leadership of the Party, enhancing the key role played by the Public Security Forces as the advisors with the active participation of all sectors from central down to the grass roots level, crime has been put under control and gradually reduced. In the first year implementing the instruction, the number of criminal crimes nation-wide was reduced by 4.2 per cent while in the first half of 2012, it was 2.57 per cent lower compared with the same period last year. Other serious crimes were also reduced, including 11.7 per cent for snap and run, swindling by 3.5 per cent, and rape by 2.3 per cent.
Regarding the role played by the Public Security in the fight against corruption, Hieu said his ministry has paid special attention to this work. The Minister has assigned a special unit to be in charge of the fight within the public security forces. And the unit has implemented various measures to combat corruption. We have co-ordinated closely with the court and the judiciary sector in handling corruption cases.
Objectively I can say, in both prevention and combating against corruption, we have done quite well although we have still not met the people's expectation. — VNS