General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong met with voters in Ba Dinh, Tay Ho and Hoan Kiem districts, Hanoi, on May 13 to inform them about the planned agenda of the 14th National Assembly’s fifth session and listen to their opinions on a number of issues.
Tran Quoc Hoan, a voter in Ba Dinh district, said he is delighted with achievements the country has recorded in socio-economic development and external affairs, helping improve the country’s role and position in the international arena.
He said serious corruption cases brought to light over the past time have demonstrated the Party’s drastic actions against corruption and other bad deeds.
Hoan also applauded outcomes of the seventh plenary session of the 12-tenure Party Central Committee Central Committee, which took place from May 7-12, with three important resolutions approved.
|General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee Nguyen Phu Trong meets with voters in Ba Dinh and Hoan Kiem districts. (Source: VNA)
He described the ideological, ethical and lifestyle degradation as a disease that has appeared for a long time and been identified as a threat to the existence of the Party and the regime.
The disease must be prevented, he said, citing cases involving Trinh Xuan Thanh and other high-ranking police officers to clarify his view.
Echoing Hoan’s view, Nguyen Huy Yen, a voter in Ba Dinh district, stressed the determination and drastic actions taken by the Party to fight corruption and other bad deeds. VNA
The voter expressed his hope that the Party and State will take more drastic actions to combat corruption in order to create public trust and momentum for socio-economic development.
Nguyen Khac Thinh from Ba Dinh district said voters agreed with a policy that the secretary of a party committee is not a local. It is necessary to have close regulations on the collection of vote of confidence for officials.
Voters also said that officials must be responsible for explaining the origins of their assets, ensuring openness and transparency.
Nguyen Duc Manh from Hoan Kiem district held that officials’ assets should be publicised in their residential areas.
The people wish the Party and State to engage in corruption prevention, he said, stressing the need for effective measures to prevent any acts to revenge corruption denouncers and resolutely reclaim fishy assets.
Another voter from Hoan Kiem district, Pham Van Quang, said it is necessary to build strong and pure party cells in order to make the corruption fight more practical and effective.
The revision of the Anti-corruption Law must be closely supervised and stricter sanctions need to be put into place while heads of agencies and units where corruption acts are detected must take the responsibility, said Nguyen Cong Hoa, another voter from Hoan Kiem district.
At the meetings, Hanoi voters pointed out many pressing issues that need to be addressed thoroughly, including deforestation, fire prevention, food safety, urban planning, and education-training.
Welcoming local residents’ opinions, Party General Secretary Trong exchanged views on each issue mentioned, noting that these opinions are the basis for deputies to report to the NA and make efforts to solve problems.
With regard to voters’ interest in the corruption fight, he said this is a critically important but also complicated work. The combat against corruption has gained initial important outcomes recently, a result unable to be achieved without people’s support, which has consolidated the resolve to continue this fight.
He shared many participants’ view that the corruption fight has become a trend, and no one can be an outsider of this trend.
However, there remains much to be done and stronger, persistent and resolute actions are needed to fight corruption and negative phenomena, especially at grassroots levels.
General Secretary Trong said it is necessary to promote the supervisory role of the NA, People’s Councils and Party members to prevent corruption, he said, adding that firm and careful steps must be made in this work.
He said the corruption fight must be carried out in association with the implementation of the resolution on organising a lean and efficient apparatus, issued at the sixth plenary session of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, the resolutions on the salary and social insurance policy reforms, issued at the freshly-concluded seventh plenum of the Party Central Committee, along with the resolution on personnel work.
If the fight against corruption, wastefulness and negative phenomena is successful, the Party will become pure and strong and its combat capability will be strengthened, the leader added.