HANOI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Anti-corruption has been a hot topic in Vietnam in recent days as it dominates almost all exchanges between the country's parliament members and local voters.
Although the amended anti-corruption law will not be reviewed at the upcoming second session of Vietnam's 14th National Assembly (NA) later this month as earlier planned, anti-corruption remains hot topic in the country.
Speaking with voters in Vietnam's southern Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday, Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang said anti-corruption is a hard task. It is not easy to detect corruption.
"In order to bring serious corruption cases to justice, it requires coordination and determination of various organizations," said Quang.
"Today, I would like to affirm that Vietnamese party and state are determined to deal with corruption and waste. The recent assertive activities by General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Nguyen Phu Trong have shown that the head of Vietnamese party and state publicly declared to fight against corruption," said Quang.
Recently, Trong has assigned nine organizations to look into local media reports regarding a former official who allegedly caused serious loss in a state-run oil and gas corporation.
Dinh The Huynh, permanent member of the CPV Secretariat said the fight against corruption needs both persistence and determination. Policies are needed to prevent corruption from happening but also to detect and strictly handle those with corruption, Huynh said.
Vietnam first passed anti-corruption law in 2005. The law took effect from 2006. The country is seeking to amend the law to increase its effectiveness in the fight against corruption.