[governance-vn] Vietnam investigators find big losses in government agencies
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Subject: [vnnews-l] GOV/GRAFT: Vietnam investigators find big losses in
Date: Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:34:45 -0700
From: Stephen Denney <srdenney at gmail.com>
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Vietnam investigators find big losses in government agencies
Posted : Thu, 09 Jul 2009 07:53:40 GMT
Author : DPA
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Hanoi , July 9, 2009- Vietnam's Central Investigation Agency has
uncovered corruption that caused losses of more than a half billion
dollars to government agencies in the past six months, state media
The state-run Viet Nam News reported the government's investigation
agency found 0.6 billion dollars in losses in the past six months
caused by wrongdoing in ministries and other bodies. The agency did
not name the agencies involved.
The Vietnamese government on Thursday held a meeting to review the
fight against corruption over the past six months.
At the meeting, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung admitted
some shortcomings in the anti-corruption drive, such as ineffective
land and asset management, delays in exposing corruption cases and
limits on punishing leaders of corrupt agencies.
Vietnam is facing rampant corruption that the communist party
considers a threat to its survival.
The most recent corruption case related to the Ministry of
Transportation whose officials were accused of misusing 820,000
dollars from Japanese official development aid.
The case led to a suspension of Japanese aid to Vietnam but was
resumed after the Vietnamese government in February agreed to Japan's
measures to closely monitor its aid to Vietnam.
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