At the 11th session of the Committee on December 28, the Party chief said positive changes have been made as a result of close coordination between the Committee and relevant agencies and the contributions made by individual members of the Committee.
He underlined the need to continue disseminating information and educate the public about combating corruption as well as implementing the Politburo’s Directive on studying and following Ho Chi Minh’s thoughts, morality, style and the Resolution of the Party Central Committee’s plenum on Party building.
The Party leader pointed out many shortcomings particularly the slow pace of the investigation, prosecution and trial of some serious corruption cases and the small amount of assets recovered from corruption cases. State agencies failed to uncover corruption within their apparatus, and most of those cases were brought to light by the media or the public.
He asked the committee to take more heed to the fields of natural resources, environment, taxation, customs, and the private and foreign invested sectors.
It is imperative to take measures to prevent corruption suspects from escaping and step up inspection and examination of the responsibility of the heads of agencies when corruption occurs, he stressed.
63 Party committees of centrally-governed cities and provinces have so far issued their plan of actions to implement the Politburo’s Directive 50 on enhancing the Party’s leadership of anti-corruption work.