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Vietnam finalizes legal framework to make corruption impossible: Party chief

During the first six months of 2022, anti-corruption authorities at all levels took disciplinary action against 295 Party members for corruption, 117 more than in the same period last year.

Vietnam has gradually created a solid legal framework to make corruption impossible.

 General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong. Photo: VNA

General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong gave the remarks during the 22nd meeting of the Central Steering Committee for prevention of corruption and wrongdoings on August 17.

According to Trong, who also serves as the head of the Committee, the authorities have taken a comprehensive and consistent approach in drafting regulations against corruption within the Party and the State.

“New changes have been made to revise the Party and the State’s regulations to better adapt to the current situation,” he noted.

Trong called for the Committee to speed up the process of finalizing the legal framework of the Party and the State in anti-corruption.

The Party chief expected the Politburo, the country’s supreme decision-making body, to soon issue a set of regulations to combat corruption and wrongdoings in supervision, inspection, auditing, investigation, prosecuting, law enforcement, law-making, public asset management, and journalism.

Meanwhile, the Committee is scheduled to focus on corruption cases under its supervision.

By the end of 2022, the authorities should conclude the investigation of 14 cases, prosecuting 20, bringing 25 to preliminary hearings; and start appeal against other 5.

Trong requested the Committee to complete solving cases related to Viet A Company; the Consular Department under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; manipulation of the stock market at FLC Group and other companies; appropriation of assets by deceit of Tan Hoang Minh Group.

In the coming time, Trong expected the authorities to ensure greater efficiency in the supervision, inspection, and auditing activities, especially in fields prone to high risks of corruption and wrongdoings.

“The Government is responsible for raising awareness among public staff, Party members and people of the fight against corruption, in which leaders of each agency and unit should set an example in this regard,” he added.

The National Assembly ratified eight laws, and the Government issued 59 decrees and decisions on anti-corruption.

During the first six months of 2022, the anti-corruption bodies at all levels took disciplinary measures against 295 Party members for corruption, 117 more than in the same period of last year.

The Party Central Committee and the Politburo adopted disciplinary measures against 27 senior officials under the administration of the Politburo, 20 more than in the same period in 2021.