Anti-corruption committee looks to ramp up efforts in key cases

Tuesday, 2019-05-21 17:41:01
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Politburo member and Permanent member of the Secretariat, Tran Quoc Vuong, speaks at the meeting. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The Standing Board of the Central Steering Committee on Anti-Corruption has urged the authorised agencies to step up the fight against corruption and exert greater efforts to finalise the investigation, prosecution, and judgment of eight serious cases which have attracted public concern by the end of this year.

The major corruption cases occurred at the Vietnam Social Security, Hai Thanh Co., MobiFone Telecommunications Corp., PetroVietnam Biofuels JSC, Phuong Nam (Southern) Bank, and Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Corp. (Sabeco), together with one case related to the project at No. 8-12, Le Duan street in Ho Chi Minh City’s district 1 and another involving violations of land management regulations in the central city of Da Nang.

At the Standing Board’s meeting in Hanoi on May 21, its members exchanged opinions on a report inspecting the withdrawal of the assets appropriated and lost in corruption and economic cases following the Central Steering Committee’s Plan No.192-KH/BCDTW dated September 4, 2018 and a project amending and supplementing the Political Bureau’s Regulation No.163-QD/TW dated February 1, 2013 on the function, tasks, power, and working regulations of the committee.

The standing board also hailed the efforts of the authorised agencies in strictly following the conclusions made by Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong, who is the committee’s head, at its 15th meeting on January 21, 2019. Thanks to these efforts, legal proceedings have started on four cases, while investigations were recovered on four cases, and finished on two others.