Meeting discusses anti-corruption efforts

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Update: April, 18/2017 – 07:00

Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, Chairman of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-corruption. — VNA/VNS Photo Trí Dũng

HÀ NỘI – The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption convened a meeting in Hà Nội yesterday chaired by Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng, head of the committee.

Members discussed the progress, results, difficulties and obstacles regarding the investigation, prosecution and trial of cases under the supervision of the committee.

They agreed to complete the investigation, prosecution and trial of 12 cases under the supervision of the committee in 2017, including those involving Saigon Thương Tín Commercial Joint Stock Bank, Tiên Phong Bank, Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam and the State Bank of Việt Nam.

They also asked relevant agencies to further investigate the case involving PetroVietnam Construction Corporation (PVC), and pursue and extradite its former chairman Trịnh Xuân Thanh.

The committee agreed to establish eight working teams to inspect and supervise the prosecution, investigation, and trial of complicated and serious corruption and economic cases of public concern in 20 provinces and cities nationwide.

Addressing the meeting, Party General Secretary Trọng commended the efforts of various law enforcement agencies in the investigation and prosecution of 11 defendants involved in embezzlement and in “deliberately acting against State regulations in economic mismanagement, causing serious consequences” at PVC.

He urged continued perseverance in the cases against Hà Văn Thắm, former chairman of Oceanbank, whose malfeasant practices caused losses of VNĐ2 trillion (US$88.1 million), and Phạm Công Danh, former chairman of Việt Nam Construction Bank, a central figure in a VNĐ9 trillion ($396 million) loss.

He lauded the recent efforts of agencies as well as members of the committee, which have brought remarkable results.

However, there is much work to be done, requiring closer co-ordination among authorised agencies, he noted.

At the meeting, the participants also agreed to assign Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình, deputy head of the committee, to participate in directing authorised agencies to settle a number of serious economic and corruption cases when requested. – VNS

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About Trần Đình Hoành

I am an attorney in the Washington DC area, with a Doctor of Law in the US, attended the master program at the National School of Administration of Việt Nam, and graduated from Sài Gòn University Law School. I aso studied philosophy at the School of Letters in Sài Gòn. I have worked as an anti-trust attorney for Federal Trade Commission and a litigator for a fortune-100 telecom company in Washington DC. I have taught law courses for legal professionals in Việt Nam and still counsel VN government agencies on legal matters. I have founded and managed businesses for me and my family, both law and non-law. I have published many articles on national newspapers and radio stations in Việt Nam. In 1989 I was one of the founding members of US-VN Trade Council, working to re-establish US-VN relationship. Since the early 90's, I have established and managed VNFORUM and VNBIZ forum on VN-related matters; these forums are the subject of a PhD thesis by Dr. Caroline Valverde at UC-Berkeley and her book Transnationalizing Viet Nam. I translate poetry and my translation of "A Request at Đồng Lộc Cemetery" is now engraved on a stone memorial at Đồng Lộc National Shrine in VN. I study and teach the Bible and Buddhism. In 2009 I founded and still manage dotchuoinon.com on positive thinking and two other blogs on Buddhism. In 2015 a group of friends and I founded website CVD - Conversations on Vietnam Development (cvdvn.net). I study the art of leadership with many friends who are religious, business and government leaders from many countries. In October 2011 Phu Nu Publishing House in Hanoi published my book "Positive Thinking to Change Your Life", in Vietnamese (TƯ DUY TÍCH CỰC Thay Đổi Cuộc Sống). In December 2013 Phu Nu Publishing House published my book "10 Core Values for Success". I practice Jiu Jitsu and Tai Chi for health, and play guitar as a hobby, usually accompanying my wife Trần Lê Túy Phượng, aka singer Linh Phượng.

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