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Party chief asks for trust from voters

Update: June, 18/2018 - 09:00
The ultimate target of the Party is to serve the people’s interests, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng.— VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI — The ultimate target of the Party is to serve the people’s interests, said General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng.

Trọng made the statement yesterday when talking about the controversial Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units as he met with citizens in Hà Nội’s Thanh Xuân, Hà Đông and Cầu Giấy districts.

No one would be so unwise and naive to hand the land to those foreigners who can cause trouble in the country, he said.

The meeting aimed to inform citizens about outcomes of the recent fifth meeting of the 14th National Assembly, which ended last Friday. 

The Party leader said the building of special administrative-economic units aimed to attract more foreign investors and pilot new mechanisms to spur economic growth. 

“However, we should be cautious because it is a new, tough, sensitive, important matter,” he noted, adding that the National Assembly had postponed the vote on the draft law until the next meeting.

On people protesting the draft law, the Party chief said those taking advantage of the situation to sabotage the Party, State and regime, and harm national interests must be strictly punished. 

He called on voters and people nationwide to keep calm, be vigilant and trust the leadership of the Party, State and Government. 

On the cyber security law, he said many countries around the world have this regulation. He stressed the need to have the cyber security law to protect cyber security, the interests of the people as well as the regime amidst the development of technology. 

The National Assembly recently approved the cyber security law with 86.86 per cent of votes. 

On anti-corruption, the Party chief agreed with voters’ opinions that all people must be involved in this fight. 

The draft law on anti-corruption discussed at the fifth meeting of the 14th NA has two new points – corruption in the private sector and asset declaration, he said, asking citizens to continue giving their opinions on the bill. 

The Party chief also agreed with the need to promote the role of the Việt Nam Fatherland Front, increase supervision of people and the role of press in national building and safeguarding and the fight against corruption.

During the talk with the Party leader, most citizens lauded the results of the legislative meeting, which, they said, reflected reform and democracy. 

They raised concerns over issues like traffic safety, firefighting, environmental protection, food safety and hygiene and salary and social insurance policies. 

Many agreed with the policy of building special administrative-economic units. However, they said, the process required cautious, comprehensive study. 

They applauded the NA’s decision to postpone the adoption of the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Units, saying the decision reflected the legislature’s response to public concern. — VNS

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