Continuing Vietnam’s anti-graft campaign beyond Nguyen Phu Trong

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Minh Thề, nơi dân tuyên thề chống tham nhũng

Hoàng Thiên Nga 

Rằm tháng Giêng mọi năm, thôn Hòa Liễu đều tổ chức Lễ hội Minh thề tưng bừng suốt 3 ngày đêm tại Miếu thờ Thành hoàng bản thổ. Còn Rằm năm nay, chúng tôi về vùng nông thôn nổi tiếng này vẫn thấy cờ hoa giăng mắc, nhưng cột đá thề vắng hoe trong nỗi buồn của Hội đồng bô lão. 

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Được công nhận là Di sản vi vật thể cấp Quốc gia, nhưng cho đến nay lễ Minh Thề vẫn chỉ do dân làng Hòa Liễu (xã Thuận Thiên, huyện Kiến Thuỵ, Hải Phòng) tự tổ chức.  Tiếp tục đọc “Minh Thề, nơi dân tuyên thề chống tham nhũng”

Coronavirus Exposes Core Flaws, and Few Strengths, in China’s Governance

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While China can mobilize a huge national response to the outbreak, its response to the crisis is also a lesson in how the country’s political weak points can carry grave consequences for world health.

Health care workers at the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on Saturday.Credit…Hector Retamal/Agence France-Presse — Getty Image

  • Published Jan. 25, 2020Updated Jan. 26, 2020, 12:45 a.m. ET

It was the initial news reports that first suggested China’s political system might be getting in the way of its ability to confront the coronavirus outbreak.

The outbreak seemed to already be a full-blown crisis, infecting dozens in China and even some abroad, by the time it became widely reported. Tiếp tục đọc “Coronavirus Exposes Core Flaws, and Few Strengths, in China’s Governance”

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX 2019

While often seen as an engine of the global economy, in terms of political integrity and governance, the region performs only marginally better than the global average. Many countries see economic openness as a way forward, however, governments across the region, from China to Cambodia to Vietnam, continue to restrict participation in public affairs, silence dissenting voices and keep decision-making out of public scrutini
 

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CPI 2019: ASIA PACIFIC

Festive air muted as violence-hit village limps back to normalcy

By Hoang Phuong, Gia Chinh, Vo Hai   January 21, 2020 | 11:08 am GMT+7

The gloomy aftermath of a fatal clash between police and civilians in a Hanoi village is casting a pall over locals’ Tet preparations.

Ten days after resentment over a land dispute erupted into a deadly clash that left three policemen and a civilian dead in Dong Tam Commune, My Duc District, villagers are wearily and warily returning to life as usual.

Offices in Vietnam are closed on weekends, but the committee’s office as well as the commune’s police station were open Sunday.

On Friday, barriers that had cordoned off and restricted entry to the commune were taken down, but the pall of gloom over locals is evident.

The deadly clash between protesters and law enforcement officers took place a week after some units of the Ministry of National Defense, in collaboration with local authorities, began building a fence for the Mieu Mon Military Airport at Hoanh Village in Dong Tam.

The encounter was the first time in decades that violence over a land dispute had claimed the lives of both law enforcers and civilians.

The incident disrupted normal life and preparations for the Lunar New Year, Tet, as they have begun much later than usual.

The country will enjoy a seven-day holiday for the Tet festival this year, staring January 23.

Work on the fence for the Mieu Mon Military Airport has been completed. The steel wire fence carries no trespassing signs in Vietnamese and English.

As life returns to normal, strangers to the commune are still eyed with some suspicion by the locals.

Tiếp tục đọc “Festive air muted as violence-hit village limps back to normalcy”

Deadly land dispute in Vietnam sparks crackdown on ‘critical’ social media

 

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BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A deadly land dispute in Vietnam has led to a crackdown on social media posts, a sign of growing heavy-handedness by authorities as rising demand for land spurs more conflicts across the country, analysts and human rights activists said.

Four people were killed and dozens arrested last week in the northern village of Dong Tam near the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, as a long-running land dispute flared after a dawn raid by police.

Authorities said villagers attacked the troops with hand grenades, petrol bombs and knives, and were responsible for the deaths of the three policemen and a village leader.

Dong Tam residents said the police used excessive force. Tiếp tục đọc “Deadly land dispute in Vietnam sparks crackdown on ‘critical’ social media”

Who will lead Vietnam in 2021?

Author: David Brown, California, East Asia ForumVietnamese politics has reverted to its customary opacity. General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and his intimates in the Communist Party’s secretariat remain intent on party renewal, a wholly internal affair. Going into 2019, Trong’s tightening leash on the sprawling Ministry of Public Security and his crusades against corruption and for the elevation of the ‘model cadre’ had secured for him an iron grip on the 2021 succession scenario. Going into 2020, things are a little different. Tiếp tục đọc “Who will lead Vietnam in 2021?”

Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption convenes 17th session

The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption held its 17th session on January 15 under the chair of Party General Secretary, President and head of the committee Nguyen Phu Trong, to look back at its work in 2019 and line out key tasks for 2020.
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Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption convenes 17th session hinh anh 1Party General Secretary, President Nguyen Phu Trong chairs the 17th session of the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption on January 15. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA) – The Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption held its 17th session on January 15 under the chair of Party General Secretary, President and head of the committee Nguyen Phu Trong, to look back at its work in 2019 and line out key tasks for 2020. Tiếp tục đọc “Central Steering Committee on anti-corruption convenes 17th session”

Vietnam court sentences ex-minister to life in prison for fraud

Former information minister Nguyen Bac Son was accused of receiving $3m in bribes to help a deal with a mobile company.

The Hanoi court sentenced Nguyen Bac Son to life in prison in a case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms [Nguyen Van Diep/VNA via AP]
The Hanoi court sentenced Nguyen Bac Son to life in prison in a case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms [Nguyen Van Diep/VNA via AP]

A court in Vietnam on Saturday sentenced a former information minister to life in prison after finding him guilty of taking $3m in bribes in connection with a controversial deal at state telecoms firm MobiFone.

Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam court sentences ex-minister to life in prison for fraud”

Former Da Nang chairmen jailed over violations in state asset, land management

Monday, January 13, 2020, 22:26 GMT+7
Former Da Nang chairmen jailed over violations in state asset, land management
Tran Van Minh (L) and Van Huu Chien, former chairmen of the People’s Committee in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang, are seen in this collage of photos taken on January 13, 2020. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Vietnam’s graft crackdown in 2019: No exceptions

DEC 31, 2019 / 16:47

The Hanoitimes – President Nguyen Phu Trong said that settling big corruption cases indicated the Part and State’s efforts in anti-corruption which is good for economic development.

Vietnam has continued to ramp up the fight against corruption and more progress has been made in 2019 with more high-ranking officials facing severe penalties.

 CPV chief, State President Nguyen Phu Trong steers the fight against corruption

Since the beginning of the year, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam and State President Nguyen Phu Trong affirmed no exceptions or “forbidden zone” in corruption crackdown no matter the position which the wrongdoer holds. Trong has made this stance clear several times and the latest was at a meeting by the Central Steering Committee for Anti-Corruption in January. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s graft crackdown in 2019: No exceptions”