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Thursday, February 22, 2018
Tags: NA
Qamp;A session a winner: NA leader Q&A session a winner: NA leader
Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Chairwoman of the National Assembly, speaks to Vietnam News Agency about the important tasks for Vietnamese lawmakers in 2018.
Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism
Corruption in the non-state business sector happens when someone takes advantage of his/her position in his/her enterprise for the sake of his/her personal gains. In Vietnam, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) has broadened the scope of corrupt acts to include corruption occurred in the private sector. Specifically, persons with high positions and/or powers in a non-state enterprise or organization will be liable for the following criminal acts: embezzlement, receiving bribes, giving bribes and bribery brokerage. However, in order to effectively prevent and combat corruption in the private sector, holding persons committing corrupt acts liable is not sufficient enough.
National Assembly Standing Committees 20th session opens National Assembly Standing Committee’s 20th session opens
The National Assembly Standing Committee convened its 20th session in Hanoi on January 10, which is scheduled to deal with a range of matters within one and a half days.
Vietnams top ten domestic events in 2017 Vietnam’s top ten domestic events in 2017
Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has selected Vietnam’s 10 most notable events of 2017 as follows:
National Assembly adopts key national policies National Assembly adopts key national policies
The National Assembly passed six laws that would influence national development in different fields, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the closing meeting of the NA’s fourth session that concluded on November 24 after 26 working days.
NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session NA to pass Planning Law at year-end session
At the National Assembly’s fourth session, slated to last 26 days from October 23 to November 24, legislators are expected to pass six draft laws and a dozen of draft resolutions and debate nine draft laws.
Swindling former NA deputy gets life sentence Swindling former NA deputy gets life sentence
Former National Assembly member Chau Thi Thu Nga was sentenced to life imprisonment for swindling to appropriate assets after a two-week trial that concluded on October 16.
Legal frameworks needed to ensure equality for ethnic groups: top legislator Legal frameworks needed to ensure equality for ethnic groups: top legislator
Legal frameworks should be built to ensure equal rights for ethnic and religious groups, said National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly’s general debate in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on October 15.
NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law NA Standing Committee urges passage of Planning Law
If the Planning Law is not passed at the upcoming sitting of the National Assembly (NA), many opportunities would be missed, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 14th session of the NA Standing Committee that took place from September 11-20.
Unified management of public debts needed: NA leader Unified management of public debts needed: NA leader
The National Assembly Committee on Financial and Budgetary Affairs should reach agreement with the Ministry of Finance on the sole focal point in public debt management, said NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan at the 13th session of the NA Standing Committee that closed on August 18.

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