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Corruption must be rooted out

Update: May, 22/2019 - 08:45
Trần Quốc Vượng, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee, speaks at a meeting of the Standing Board of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption yesterday. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa

HÀ NỘI The Standing Board of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption has urged agencies to step up the fight against corruption and exert greater efforts to finalise the investigation, prosecution, and judgment of eight serious cases which have attracted public concern by the end of this year.

The cases occurred at Việt Nam Social Security, MobiFone Telecommunications Corp., PetroVietnam Biofuels JSC, Phương Nam (Southern) Bank, and Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corp. (Sabeco); together with another case involving violations of land management regulations in the central city of Đà Nẵng.

The Committee’s Standing Board met in Hà Nội yesterday to review its performance since its 15th meeting on January 21 and its missions for 2019.

The meeting was chaired by Trần Quốc Vượng, Politburo member and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee.

In the period under review, the Party Inspection Committee had inspected and petitioned to discipline a number of senior government officials who had been found guilty of serious corruption cases.

Regarding their future activities, the Permanent Steering Committee urged all Party Committees and Party cells nationwide to hold high their leadership in the fight against corruption and to bring the culprits to court.

The Committee’s Standing Board has also set a target that by late 2019, the investigation of 28 serious cases will be finally settled while 24 others will be brought to court. Adding to that, many serious cases that violated State land and financial laws and regulations will also be brought to court.

Participants at the meeting also gave their comments on reports regarding the recovery of assets from criminal cases. VNS

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