At the appeal trial on the case on "asset embezzlement” and “deliberately violating State regulations on economic management, causing severe consequences” at PetroVietnam Construction JSC
 (Source: VNA)


Hanoi (VNA)
– The public have expressed their trust in the resolve of the Communist Party of Vietnam and the State to fight corruption ahead of the national conference on corruption prevention and fight scheduled for June 25.

Nguyen Tuc, member of the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front’s Central Committee, highlighted remarkable changes in the anti-corruption work after the 12th Party Central Committee adopted the Resolution on Party building at its 4th plenum.

The changes can be seen most clearly in the revelation and trial of many corruption cases, with many high-ranking officials brought to court for their law violations.

However, those are only initial outcomes, Tuc said, stressing that besides fighting corruption, it is necessary to revise existing policies and laws to make them suitable to the current situation.

Vice Director of the Ho Chi Minh National Politics Academy Le Quoc Ly said the outcomes of the anti-corruption fight have won approval from the public and enhanced their trust into the leadership and resolve of the Party in combating this evil.

The trial of corruption cases recently has demonstrated that the Party does not compromise with corruption and tolerate no “banning zone” in the fight, he said.

The scholar noted that prevention is better than fight, and urged the establishment of institutions for agencies to monitor each other and for the people to supervise State and Government agencies.

Luu Binh Nhuong, a permanent member of the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs, called for consolidating the apparatus and personnel of Party and State agencies directly involved in corruption prevention and fight, and strengthening the supervision of the NA, NA deputies and elected agencies in localities.

He also urged the Vietnam Fatherland Front and its member organisations to perform well their role as supervisor and social critic, and the public as well as the media to participate stronger into the anti-corruption fight.

According to Ngo Duy Hieu, head of the Department of Labour Relations under the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour, the fight against corruption in the country is being intensified in a result-oriented manner, under strong instruction with high resolve and drastic actions.

He said in the time to come, more attention should be paid to completing institutions in order to minimise opportunities for corrupt officials, while corruption cases and degraded officials should continue to be tried in a strict manner.-VNA