Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has called for a continued sweeping fight against corruption, with a focus on revising socio-economic management regulations and increasing cooperation among agencies concerned.

Chairing the sixth session of the Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption in Hanoi on December 29, the Party chief requested dealing with negative behaviours in the Party ranks, including graft and corruption, as part of efforts to successfully hold the Party Committees at all levels across the country next year.

He asked the committee to brainstorm ways combating instances of petty graft in ministries and localities and improve the sense of responsibility among its members.

Casting back the 2014 anti-corruption fight, the leader lauded the committee for its setting-up of four inspection teams in eight provinces, and seven others in ministries and agencies, which have so far produced positive results.

The investigation and trials of corruption cases have become less time-consuming while the educational campaign about anti-corruption has come a long way, resulting in the less numbers of cases and defendants, he said.

Next year, the committee will push for the educational campaign in line with the Resolution on Party building adopted by the fourth plenum of the Party Central Committee (11th tenure) and the Politburo’s directive on spreading a drive to study and follow moral examples of President Ho Chi Minh.

Apart from fine-tuning socio-economic regulations to fight corruption, it will also put the Politburo’s directive on strengthening the Party leadership on asset declaration and discovery of corruption cases, even in inspection and prosecution stages.

Cases of public concern will face the full brunt of law, especially those under the watch of the committee and the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs.

In accordance with a Politburo’s scheme, the committee will also raise the role of elective units, the Vietnam Fatherland Front, socio-political organisations, the media and the public in the fight against corruption./.