Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at the meeting. — VNA/VNS Photo
HÀ NỘI — Anti-corruption work should be associated with the prevention of 'negative phenomena' among officials, Party members and public servants, Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng has requested.
Addressing a Politburo meeting on amending and supplementing functions, tasks and power of the Central Steering Committee for Corruption Prevention and Control on Friday, the Party chief stressed that it was necessary to not only fight corruption in the economic field, but more importantly, to fight negative phenomena in political thought, morality and lifestyle.
Corruption and degradation in political thought, morality, lifestyle, “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” all are manifestations of negative phenomena, he said. Corruption and negative phenomena have robbed the transparency of the Party and State apparatus, Party members and public servants, which has seriously affected the honour, prestige, morality and role of officials to set an example, and undermined the people's trust in the Party, State and regime.
The Central Steering Committee for Corruption Prevention and Control has been renamed the Central Steering Committee for Corruption and Negative Phenomena Prevention and Control.
It is tasked with directing the fight against corruption and negative phenomena, with the focus on the degradation of political thought, morality and lifestyle among officials, Party members, civil servants, leaders, and managers of all-level of organisations in the political system throughout the country.
The steering committee directly instructs the handling of serious and complicated corruption cases that draw public concern; and cases and other negative acts that seriously affect the honour, reputation, morality and example-setting role of officials, Party members, and civil servants, as well as erode trust in people towards the Party, State and regime.
The Politburo's decision to amend and supplement the functions, tasks and power of the steering committee affirms the determination of the Politburo, Party and State in this work. —VNS