Many anti-corruption measures have been introduced but their effectiveness is still limited, Nguyen Dinh Quyen, Deputy Chair of the National Assembly Legal Committee, told Lao dong (Labourer). In your opinion, what are the subjective reasons that make our fight against corruption ineffective? Quite a number of agencies have lamented that the existing measures have created several loopholes and overlaps that impede our efforts in the fight against corruption, particularly the measure called xin and cho (ask and give). In my opinion, our institutions and legal documents are rather comprehensive - an important tool in implementing anti-corruption laws. However, the weakness lies with the inconsistencies and discord found in our legal documents. As a result, some people or groups have abused existing loopholes in order to trouble the water in service of their own interests. In the worst case, they put our national interest and security at risk. Here I just want to stress: if we cannot … [Read more...] about Anti-corruption laws in place but how to make them work?
HA NOI (VNS)— The State Bank of Viet Nam has unearthed 21 cases of corruption in the country's banking sector over the last six months. According to a Government Inspectorate half-yearly report published on its website last week, SBV's inspectors discovered 21 cases of fraud involving VND682 billion (US$32.4 million), 561.2 taels of gold and $50,000. The authorities have detained 14 people, sacked seven, moved four, demoted two and are considering two other cases in more detail. According to the report, in the first six months of this year, inspectors carried out more than 94,000 checks on ministries and departments, organisations, businesses and individuals nationwide. They also found that VND12.225 trillion ($582million) and 452ha of land had been misappropriated during land acquisitions.-VNS … [Read more...] about Banking sector remains tainted by widespread corruption
VietNamNet Bridge – The country has a lot of work to do in its fight against corruption, requiring a high degree of patience and determination, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong said at the third meeting of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption. Presiding over the meeting in Ha Noi yesterday, July 17, the Party leader said in this complicated and long-term struggle, all relevant agencies must continue making all-out efforts and pay more attention to institutional building while increasing their supervision of key areas and fields prone to corruption. Trong praised the committee's efforts in the detection and punishment of corrupt acts as well as the contribution made by the National Assembly, the Fatherland Front and the whole political system as well as the press to the fight against corruption. However, he said, many flaws remained in preventing and combating corruption such as the inconclusive attitudes of several branches and agencies, an incomplete legal … [Read more...] about Anti-corruption drive demanded by Party leader
VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City Party Committee and municipal administration need to enhance their leadership role in fighting corruption, a top official said on Wednesday. The corruption fight also needs the participation of a vigilant citizenry and mass media, said Le Hoang Quan, Chairman of the HCM City People's Committee. Addressing a conference held to review the city's anti-corruption efforts, he said, "Corruption is hard to discover if we lack exposure from citizens, the participation of mass media, tight supervision and control." Participants said corruption was highest in land management, construction investment, finance, banking, social and medical insurance. In 2011, the number of bribery cases exposed had reduced over the previous years, but corruption happened at all administrative levels, they said. Senior officials were the main subjects of major bribes, the conference heard. "Therefore, to achieve high efficiency in combating … [Read more...] about Effort needed to fight corruption
This recommendation was among many suggestions made by NA deputies to fight rampant corruption in Việt Nam during the NA meeting yesterday in Hà Nội.Chairwoman of the committee Lê Thị Nga said while the number of public servants who reported their assets in 2017 was large, few were properly reviewed.Of the more than 1.1 million asset disclosure forms only 77 were checked, Nga cited a committee report, making asset disclosures largely ineffective as a counter-corruption measure. The report also recommended that disciplinary measures be taken against those who lie or hide their assets.On the other hand, she said the fact that several high-profile corruption cases have been investigated in recent years highlighted the Government’s efforts in the fight on corruption.Minister of public security Tô Lâm said criminal activities are getting more complex with criminal syndicates and interest groups working under the disguise of businesses, … [Read more...] about Assets disclosure ineffective in fighting corruption