National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan addresses the opening of the 27th session of the NA Standing Committee (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The National Assembly Standing Committee began its 27th session on September 10 with a discussion of contentious issues in the draft revised anti-corruption law.

Presenting a report on the draft, Chairman of the NA’s Justice Committee Le Thi Nga said the NA Standing Committee have reached consensus on most key issues except for the question of how to handle the increase in assets and incomes without clear origin of officials.

In this regard, the NA Justice Committee supported the option that such additional assets and incomes be examined and handled at court.

However, opinions of the NA Standing Committee members still differed on the proposal.

Also the same day, the NA Standing Committee examined the plan on organising a vote of confidence for persons holding positions elected and approved by the NA at the 6th NA session.

The session, to last until September 20, will give opinions on four bills which were discussed at the fifth session of the NA, namely the draft revised anti-corruption law, the draft revised Law on Education, the draft law adjusting and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Higher Education, and the draft law adjusting and supplementing laws related to the Law on Planning.

The committee will also consider four other bills, to be submitted for first-time discussion at the sixth NA session, which are the draft laws adjusting and supplementing a number of articles of the Laws on Execution of Criminal Judgements and on Public Investment; the draft revised law on tax management, and the draft law on public administration.

Several reports will be tabled for examination, including one by the Government on the implementation of the Constitution, Laws and the NA’s resolutions and another on the handling of complaints and petitions in 2018, among others.

The draft working agenda for the 6th NA session, slated to begin on October 22, will also be under consideration by the NA Standing Committee, along with several issues related to foreign relations and state budget.-VNA