No “restricted areas” accepted in corruption prevention hinh anh 1An overview of the national conference on anti-corruption (Source: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – Delegates at the national conference on anti-corruption on June 25 all agreed that no “restricted areas and exceptions” are accepted in fighting corruption.

They asked for intensified inspections to weed out degenerate officials from the political apparatus, while stressing the need to heighten the responsibility of leaders of localities in tackling corruption cases.

Many said corruption prevention can be successful only when the Party and State’s political resolve be turned into specific actions of officials, Party members, public servants and people.

From the fight against corruption in Ho Chi Minh City, Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong proposed defining the responsibility of leaders of higher agencies for violations of leaders of lower-level agencies if these violations are related to various sectors, levels and agencies.

Some delegates suggested continuing to implement the Party’s resolution on strengthening the Party’s leadership of corruption prevention, as well as revising and supplementing legal documents on socio-economic management, especially in fields corruption often occurs and completing the draft law on corruption prevention.

Vice President of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Ngo Sach Thuc said the law should have a mechanism that is strong enough to tackle weaknesses in the work.

Meanwhile, Government Inspector General Le Minh Khai said it is necessary to speed up administrative reform, and supplement regulations on the punishment of corrupt officials and public servants, including retired ones.

Deputy Minister of Public Security Le Quy Vuong requested the National Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption direct the Government Inspectorate and State Audit agencies to step up unannounced inspections and auditing over projects related to land and public investment, key projects and those reporting huge losses.

When seeing signs of legal violations, these agencies should work with the Ministry of Public Security’s investigation unit to minimise State asset losses, and prevent related suspects from escaping, destroying evidence and dispersing property, Vuong added.-VNA