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People's Procuracy reviews crime prevention

Update: October, 09/2015 - 08:46
The Supreme People's Procuracy of Viet Nam organised a meeting yesterday in Ha Noi to review the sector's implementation of the five-year National Target Programme on Crime Prevention and Combat, which ended this year. — Photo brt.vn

HA NOI (VNS) — The Supreme People's Procuracy of Viet Nam organised a meeting yesterday in Ha Noi to review the sector's implementation of the five-year National Target Programme on Crime Prevention and Combat, which ended this year.

Nguyen Hai Phong, deputy director general of the Supreme People's Procuracy and head of the programme steering committee, said the sector has upheld its responsibility to fulfil all the tasks entrusted to it by the National Assembly while instituting legal proceedings and controlling judiciary activities in criminal cases.

From 2011-2015, the five years under review, the Supreme People's Procuracy held 78 legal proceedings against "slanderous campaigns against the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam" or "attempted activities to overthrow the people's power."

In the past five years, the Supreme People's Procuracy brought forward 1,192 criminal cases relating to embezzlement, including the case of Agribank branch 7 in HCM City, the An Khang Real Estate Limited Company and the Mai Khoi Limited Company in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province.

In addition, the agency also initiated legal proceedings against about 17,000 criminals who had abused their power to embezzle a total sum of $230,000 while working in banks as economic managers, as well as those who committed other administrative and criminal crimes.

Participants at the meeting praised efforts by the procuracy sector over the past five years. They also acknowledged the sector's weaknesses and limitations during the implementation of the National Targeted Programme on Crime Prevention and Combat.

One of the weaknesses is poor co-ordination between agencies at different levels within the sector, participants said.

They also asked the government to expand the programme to cover another five years, from 2016-2020.

During the meeting, 17 groups and seven individuals have been awarded Certificate of Merits from the Director General of the Supreme People's Procuracy for their outstanding performance during the five years (2011-2015). — VNS

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