Delegates at the event (Source: VNA)
 
HCM City (VNA) – The Standing Board of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee held a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City on August 6 to discuss its involvement in the fight against corruption and wastefulness.

In his opening speech, President of the VFF Central Committee Tran Thanh Man said over the past years, the VFF chapters at all levels have improved the capacity of giving feedback on social issues, contributing to fine-tuning mechanisms and laws on corruption prevention and control.

They actively joined supervision schemes, focusing on sensitive issues and urged authorities to deal with complaints and denunciations.

The VFF has built a mechanism and launched a process on receiving and handling letters of complaint regarding corruption, wastefulness, political and moral degradation, “self-evolution” and “self-transformation” behaviors among Party members and officials.

Secretary of the HCM City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said corruption and wastefulness acts are found via meetings with constituents, VFF chapters, People’s Councils, the media, letters of complaint and denunciation.

In late 2017, the municipal Party Committee issued Regulation 1374 on handling information regarding corruption and degradation, which will be periodically reported to Party committees, he said.

In order to improve the efficiency of the fight against corruption and wastefulness, Nhan suggested that VFF chapters of 63 cities and provinces should introduce at least one relevant case which has been successfully dealt with, which will be collected and featured in a printed book, thereby raising public awareness of the VFF’s role in the field.

Participants underscored the importance of mass organisations’ supervision role, especially the VFF’s role in representing and protecting legitimate rights and interests of the people, democracy and social feedback.

To Thi Bich Chau, Chairwoman of HCM City’s Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, said local VFF units hold exchanges and dialogues with the people and collect public opinions via mailboxes and social public opinion groups. Later, they work with the municipal Party Committee’s Commission for Internal Affairs and Inspection Commission to deal with information provided by the public regarding corruption, political and moral degradation, and violations of the Party regulations and State laws.

Delegates discussed ways to rally public involvement in the fight and suggested ideas to refine anti-corruption policies and laws.-VNA