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PM turns focus on hidden assets

Update: February, 08/2017 - 10:27
Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has directed authorities to find the assets of suspects in corruption cases in order to prevent them from being hidden and to help in executing judgments against the accused. — Photo giaoduc.net.vn

HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc has directed authorities to find the assets of suspects in corruption cases in order to prevent them from being hidden and to help in executing judgments against the accused.

According to the PM’s instructions issued Monday, the Ministry of Public Security must direct the nation’s investigation agencies to locate the assets and must ensure the execution of judgments in key and complicated cases related to credit, banking and corruption.

Asking the judiciary to closely follow Party guidelines and State policies on strengthening legislation and justice, the Prime Minister also asked the ministry to handle corruption cases and violations of the law.

The State Bank of Việt Nam was also assigned to direct credit organisations to strictly assess clients’ property before lending them money and to closely co-ordinate with civil enforcement bodies on cases related to credit and banking.

The Ministry of Interior was required to co-ordinate with the Ministry of Justice to complete legislation on personnel management of the civil judgment execution system.

People’s Committees and civil judgment execution steering committees in provinces were also asked to closely co-ordinate with the Justice Ministry in dealing with problems on judgment enforcement in localities.

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in localities has to strengthen inspections to prevent violations of law in transferring land use right and assets attached to land, especially asset dispersal to evade the enforcement of judgment.

Mai Lương Khôi, Deputy General Director of Civil Judgment Enforcement under the Ministry of Justice, told Dân Trí online newspaper that the asset recovery in major and serious cases, particularly economic corruption, remained low.

Execution of civil-court sentences in some cases still took a long time due to many difficulties, he said.

This year, the sector would focus more on completing big cases and tasks of civil judgment execution to meet the new requirements, Khôi added. — VNS

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