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Monday, September 24, 2018
Tags: corruption
President Tran Dai Quang passes away aged 62 President Tran Dai Quang passes away, aged 62
Member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Tran Dai Quang passed away at 10:05am on September 21 in Hanoi at the age of 62.
NA Chairwoman welcomes Hungarian chief prosecutor NA Chairwoman welcomes Hungarian chief prosecutor
National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan hosted a reception on September 17 for Hungarian Chief Prosecutor Peter Polt who is on a visit to Vietnam to expand cooperation with the country’s Supreme People’s Procuracy.
Current Vietnamese law on environmental pollution control: loopholes and solutions Current Vietnamese law on environmental pollution control: loopholes and solutions
Environmental protection law plays a crucial role in protecting the environment and promoting sustainable development in Vietnam. The author points out existing loopholes in Vietnam’s current regulations concerning environmental pollution control and puts forward proposals for tackling them in the coming time.
Toward a more effective financial disclosure system in Vietnam: a discussion on the draft revised Law on Anti-Corruption Toward a more effective financial disclosure system in Vietnam: a discussion on the draft revised Law on Anti-Corruption
While an effective financial disclosure system requiring politicians and public officials to report on their assets and incomes can help detect and prevent corrupt practices, it can also help build public confidence and trust in the integrity of politicians and the public service.
Revised Law on Denunciations Revised Law on Denunciations
The Law on Denunciations, which will come into force on January 1 next year, aims to further facilitate the people’s exercise of their right to denunciation and better protect whistleblowers.
Lawmakers still anxious about taxing unexplained assets of officials Lawmakers still anxious about taxing unexplained assets of officials
Measures to handle the assets of potentially corrupt officials remained the focus of debates about the revised draft Law against Corruption at the 25th session of the National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee which took place in Hanoi from July 11-13.
Mandarin recruitment under the Ly Dynasty Mandarin recruitment under the Ly Dynasty
The mandarin recruitment during the Ly dynasty was conducted mainly in three ways: “tuyen cu” (nomination-based recruitment), “nhiem tu” (recruitment of mandarins’ offspring) and “khoa cu” (examination-based recruitment). In addition, a new way was also used, that was “nop tien” (money payment). In his book titled “Lich trieu hien chuong loai chi” (Regulations of Successive Dynasties), historian Phan Huy Chu wrote: “Under the Ly dynasty, when examinations for public office were not regularly organized yet, the recruitment of mandarins was implemented primarily through nomination-based recruitment, recruitment from mandarins’ offspring and money payment.”[1]
Vietnam commits to fight money laundering Vietnam commits to fight money laundering
Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court Nguyen Hoa Binh said at a workshop in Da Nang on July 9 that some articles of the 2015 Penal Code regarding fighting money laundering are unclear, and guidance is needed to ensure the laws against money laundering are effectively carried out.
Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code Personal liability and corporate liability under new Penal Code
On June 20, 2017, the National Assembly passed the revised Penal Code. It became effective on January 1, 2018. Several significant changes have occurred. Several acts, previously criminal, are no longer punishable. On the other hand, several previously innocent acts have been criminalized. One very large change is that an enterprise-not just an individual-may now be guilty of a crime1.
National Assembly passes seven laws during fifth session National Assembly passes seven laws during fifth session
After three weeks of sitting, the 14th National Assembly completed its working agenda of the fifth session, voting to pass seven laws to continue the institutionalization of the 2013 Constitution, improve the legal system on economic development, human rights, and basic rights and obligations of citizens, and ensure national defense and security.

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