Top Vietnamese leader’s book on anti-corruption published

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The book of General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong's speeches and articles on the anti-corruption efforts.
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NDO - A collection of speeches, articles and interviews with General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on Vietnam’s anti-corruption efforts has recently been published in a book by the National Political Publishing House.

The works that have been published are from after the 11th Party Congress, especially from the 12th Party Congress until today, and are organised into two parts.

The first part includes the top leader’s articles and speeches on anti-corruption, which he describes as a long-term and arduous task that requires the unwavering efforts of the entire Party, people and political system.

Throughout his speeches to the concerned agencies, readers can observe General Secretary Trong’s consistent, relevant and specific instructions on this significant task.

In a speech on May 5, 2014, the Party leader compared corruption to a national problem and a domestic enemy, affirming that nowhere is a no-go area in the fight against corruption.

He emphasised that “We must resolutely uncover and root out corrupted and spoiled persons from the apparatus in order to make the Party cleaner.”

In an interview during the Lunar New Year in 2019, the top leader stated that measures are needed to fine-tune the legal and institutional system so that corruption is rendered impossible, and that no-one dares or wants to engage in corrupt practices.

In the second part, the book collects General Secretary Trong’s speeches on certain results of the anti-corruption drive, especially since the establishment of a dedicated steering committee in February 2013.

With a stronger determination, greater efforts and bolder actions, the anti-corruption cause is exerting its positive effect and has become a widespread movement endorsed by the people.

The number of corruption cases exposed and prosecuted has been increasing, especially those of great magnitude, severity and complexity, with the persons concerned tried publicly and in accordance with the law.

The General Secretary’s words of boldness and concrete results in the anti-corruption campaign have met the people’s expectations and solidified their confidence in the Party’s leadership.

Commenting at a conference in 2018, he emphasised that the campaign has been making substantial progress, with corruption being gradually curbed, prevented and pushed back.

But he has repeatedly stated that there is room for complacency and contentment, calling for greater determination and efficiency in the fight against corruption.