Regulation outlines responsibilities of anti-corruption inspectors hinh anh 1Permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Tran Quoc Vuong (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) –
Permanent member of the Secretariat of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Tran Quoc Vuong has signed to promulgate the Politburo’s Regulation No.1 outlining responsibilities and jurisdictions of inspection commissions from district-level and higher in combating and preventing corruption.

According to the regulation, any Party member who commits wrongdoings and is involved in corruption will be reviewed, questioned and punished in accordance with the Party code and existing laws, no matter what their position is.

There is no forbidden zone in the fight against corruption.

Party members and organisations that were deemed to have condoned, covered up, obstructed or illicitly interfered with the investigation of corruption cases will be strictly dealt with.

The inspection commissions are asked to ensure transparency and verification of asset disclosure of Party members, with inspection results being public on mass media. 

Increased surveillance will be exercised over Party members whose assets and income are questioned by the public, the regulation reads.

The commissions now have the rights to demand Party members not to leave the country or if necessary, ask concerned authorities to reinforce temporary travel bans against Party members stained with corruption allegations who showed hints of attempting to flee the country.

They can also inquire law enforcement authorities to carry out asset distraints, asset freezing and other necessary measures as prescribed by the law in case the Party members under investigation tries to disperse or hide their assets.

Party members involved in corruption, but not yet admissible to criminal punishments, could face administrative fines, demotion or being moved to other positions.-VNA