|Chief Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh.—Photo datviet
HANOI (VNS)– A report by the Government Inspectorate of Vietnam has suggested that 36 officials were charged with corruption during the first eight months of this year.
The report has been sent to the National Assembly Judiciary Committee and will be discussed at the NA general session held at the end of this year.
According to the report, among the 36 people, four faced criminal prosecution and four are still under investigation. The rest were only ordered to pay fines.
From the beginning of the year, 364 government officers returned gifts worth about VND178 million ($8,600).
Chief Inspector Huynh Phong Tranh said the level of punishment had fallen short of expectations due to confusion over who was responsible for dealing with the offenders. – VNS