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Police must stay corruption-free: Party leader

Update: September, 21/2020 - 23:00


General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam Nguyễn Phú Trọng during Politburo meeting with the Standing Committee of the Police Party Central Committee on Monday in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Phương Hoa

HÀ NỘI — Party General Secretary and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng told the police forces to be “truly worthy” of their mission to maintain security and order by being disciplined, organised, and committed to prevent and combat corruption in their own ranks.

The Party leader made the statement at a Politburo meeting with the Standing Committee of the Police Party Central Committee in Hà Nội on Monday.

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and Chairwoman of National Assembly Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân also attended the meeting.

Trọng told the police to work towards being exemplary and upright units that wouldn’t “do the wrong things” in pursuit of power, wealth and positions and tarnish the “reputation and honour” of the police.

The Party leader stressed the importance of Việt Nam People’s Public Security alongside the Việt Nam People’s Army, calling them to the “sword and shield” in efforts to maintain political security and social order.

The Politburo lauded the police forces’ enhanced internal inspections to discover and handle wrongdoings and offending officials.

The Politburo acknowledged the outstanding results of the Party Committee of the Public Security Ministry in leading and directing the arrangement of the organisation, apparatus and personnel in a streamlined manner, reducing intermediate tiers, and enhancing the direct leadership of the Police Party Central Committee while ensuring stability and effective operation.

The Police Party Central Committee has ensured prompt and effective analysis and forecasts of situations to consult the Party and State on many policies and guidelines while ensuring stability and security in strategic locations and important urban areas.

The whole force has deployed measures to prevent, detect and effectively thwart the conspiracy and activities of hostile reactionary forces, political opportunists, and anti-State and Party groups and individuals, General Secretary Trọng noted.

Police forces have ensured utmost protection and security for important political events, prevented and combated manifestations of straying from Party’s political ideology, and implemented measures to ensure cybersecurity.

He also complimented the police forces for their role in national efforts to prevent and control the COVID-19 pandemic.

The police have performed well in preventing and suppressing crimes, handling many economic cases and major corruption cases, effectively fighting environmental crimes, high-tech crimes and smuggling, destroying many large transnational drug trafficking rings, solving many emerging complex issues such as "predatory credit" crimes with the involvement with foreigners.

Concluding the meeting, Trọng expressed the belief that the People’s Public Security forces would exert their best efforts to carry out their sworn duties and stand ready to sacrifice for the people and the Party and the country while maintaining strong moral principles and appropriate lifestyles. — VNS


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