Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh (standing) addresses the meeting in Hanoi on January 21 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh on January 21 requested relevant agencies adamantly deal with law violations as well as corrupted officials and public employees who lend a hand to criminals. He made the requirement at a meeting held in Hanoi by the Government’s steering committee for crime fight and the national steering committee for prevention and control of smuggling, trade fraud and counterfeit goods. Deputy Minister of Public Security Sen. Lt. Gen. Le Quy Vuong reported that more than 53,000 social order violating cases were recorded in 2018, and over 50 percent of criminal cases related to asset appropriation. Corruption tends to decline but petty corruption still exists in many fields. Meanwhile, crimes and economic law violations still occurred in many sectors, particularly finance, banking, land management, natural resources and project … [Read more...] about Deputy PM demands corrupted officials be handled strictly
Illustrative photo (Source: tempo.co) Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesian security forces discovered two separate items suspected as bombs that were aimed at two high-ranking Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) officials. Speaking with reporters on January 9, Indonesian National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo said an explosive device was found in front of the private residence of KPK Chairman Agus Rahardjo in Bekasi which borders Jakarta, while another was seen in front of KPK Deputy Chairman Laode Syarif’s house in South Jakarta. The two devices were brought to a safe area for further investigation. Initial information from police revealed that they are petrol and pipe bombs. Security has been strengthened at the two locations. –VNA … [Read more...] about Bomb threat found in Indonesian anti-corruption officials’ home
Lưu Bình Nhưỡng. — VNA/VNS Photo Lưu Bình Nhưỡng, deputy head of the National Assembly Committee for People’s Aspiration, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about efforts to encourage voluntary resignations by officials who behave badly and betray the public trust A highlight at the recent 8th Plenum of the Party Central Committee was a discussion on the need to create the expectation among Party/Government officials that if they have been involved in wrongdoing or mismanagement, they should voluntarily leave their position. What are your thoughts on that kind of expectation, which we could call a culture of resignation? Article 4 of the Constitution of the Socialist Republic of Việt Nam states clearly that all organisations of the Party and party members shall operate in accordance with the Constitution and the country’s laws. In other words, if any party member breaches the laws, … [Read more...] about Will corrupt officials develop a sense of shame?
Corrupt state officials are racing to prove that they have mental health issues to avoid severe sentences. illustrative image Mental illness is one of the most tragic illnesses. The patients may have long lives ahead but both their bodies and minds are tortured and the pain their loved ones feel is immeasurable. Furthermore, severely-ill patients could pose a risk to themselves or those at large. But recently, it seems many people aren’t against being diagnosed as mentally ill. Tuoi Tre News published "Why there are so many corrupt officials have mental illnesses?" article while Thanh Nien News had an article titled "Corrupted officials are often... mentally ill." Four years ago, a writer at Dantri/Dtinews also wrote that those who want to earn a Nobel can try selling "mental illness" to corrupt officials. Those officials were leading a pretty normal life and taking in corrupt money. But when they were caught, all of a sudden, it was discovered that they had mental health … [Read more...] about Mental illness appears contagious among corrupt officials
National conference on anti-corruption aims to review anti-corruption work since the Party’s 12th National Congress and define future plans and tasks National conference on anti-corruption opens The Party chief also called for stepping up measures to timely block and seize stolen money as part of the Party’s crackdown on corruption. The fight against corruption and wastefulness has been widely expected by the citizens, stressed Trong, adding that this is a difficult, complicated and long-term battle. He urged the delegates, including members of the Party Central Committee, to work out effective approaches and solutions to create substantial changes in this domain. Some delegates said the outcomes of the fight against corruption over the past time came as a result of the political determination of the Party and State. They shared the view that the Party should continue enhancing its leadership over anti-corruption work while legal regulations on economic … [Read more...] about Party chief vows to eliminate corrupt officials