Duong Trung Quoc, a deputy of southern Dong Nai province, speaks on the fringe of the NA's second session (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Many National Assembly (NA) deputies have applauded the Party Inspection Commission’s conclusion regarding violations and shortcomings of the Party Delegation to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the 2011-2016 tenure and some individuals involved.

The Inspection Commission of the Party Central Committee issued the conclusion during its seventh session in Hanoi from October 17-21.

It proposed modes of penalties for violations related to personnel reception, transfer and appointment made by the Party Delegation to the Ministry of Industry and Trade in the 2011-2016 tenure, former Minister Vu Huy Hoang and some others.

The commission proposed the Party Secretariat reprimand the Party Delegation to the ministry and Deputy Minister Ho Thi Kim Thoa, while giving warning to Vu Huy Hoang and Dao Van Hai, ex-Director of the ministry’s Personnel Department and former member of the Party Delegation.

On the sidelines of the 14th NA’s second session, Deputy Tran Van Mao of Nghe An province said the decision to mete out Party punishments for violations by Party and State officials is within the jurisdiction of the Inspection Commission and Party organisations.

The commission’s conclusion demonstrates the justice of law and the Party Statutes, which aim to promote purity and strength of the Party and State, he said.

Mao added under legal regulations and the Party Statues, a Party member, irrespective of his position, will be commended when he attains achievements, and he is also subject to punishments if making irregularities.

Duong Trung Quoc, a deputy of southern Dong Nai province, said the conclusion illustrates the principle that all are equal under the law. It gave a reminder that words must be kept.

Other parliamentarians said after inspection, strict penalties must be handed down as in conformity with law.

Deputy Vu Trong Kim of Hai Duong province called for stringent handling of the case to ensure deterrence and the effectiveness of the corruption fight. There should not be any exceptions, regardless of serving or former officials.

Meanwhile, the legal system also needs to be continuously refined so as to better manage power and prevent authoritarian and power abuse, he added.-VNA