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More than 131,000 officials punished for violations in 2013-20

The punishment aims to promote transparency and public trust in the political system.

The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has punished more than 131,000 members, who violated anti-corruption regulations, in the 2013-20 period in an effort to promote transparency and public trust in the political system.

 General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and State President Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: Vietnam News Agency

The figure was released at a national meeting held in Hanoi on December 12 chaired by the CPV’s General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong.

The meeting, reviewing the anti-corruption in 2013-20, was participated by nearly 700 representatives of the Party, State, Government, National Assembly and ministries, and centrally-governed cities, and the online attendance of nearly 5,000 representing localities nationwide.

The offenders embraced more than 110 senior officials, including four incumbent and former members of the Politburo, the country’s most powerful body, 27 incumbent and former members of the Central Party Committee, and more than 30 armed force and police officers.

The year 2013 marked the establishment of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption chaired by the party chief. Since then, the combat against corruption has been more effective, gaining more “public support” and “international recognition”.

The results have showed the party and state’s determination on fighting corruption with an aim to make no exceptions, including senior officials.

Since 2013, more than 11,700 cases have been brought to justice, including 1,900 corruption cases with nearly 4,400 people involved.

Authorized agencies have proposed to revoke embezzled assets worth VND700 trillion (US$30.43 billion) and more than 20,000 ha of land.

The ratio of revoked assets reached 32.04% in the 2013-20 period, compared to less than 10% in 2013, report at the meeting showed.