On behalf of the Party Central Committee, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong has signed off Regulation No. 37-QD/TW on the “things that Party members must not do”.
A view of the fourth session of the 13th Party Central Committee in early October.
The regulation, replacing Regulation No. 47-QD/TW issued on November 1, 2011, aims to enhance discipline in the Party; maintain the political quality, revolutionary ethics, and pioneering and exemplary role of Party members; and improve the leadership and combatant capacity of Party organisations.
It features 19 things that members of the Communist Party of Vietnam are banned from doing.
In particular, Article 1 states that Party members must not say, write, act counter to, or refuse to follow the Party’s Political Platform and Statutes, as well as resolutions, directives, conclusions, regulations, rules, and decisions of the Party. They must not do things that are forbidden by laws.
According to Article 3, Party members must not refute, negate, or distort the Marxism - Leninism and Ho Chi Minh’s ideology; ignore the responsibility of setting good examples; pursue individualism, opportunism, or self-interest; show peremptory, arbitrariness, bureaucracy; or keep distance from the masses, among others.
Article 9 stresses that Party members must not make dishonest reports or declarations on personal history, asset, and income; use fake or illegal diplomas, degrees, and certificates; seek foreign nationalities, transfer money and assets abroad, open accounts or buy/sell assets abroad that run counter to regulations.
Regarding corruption prevention, Article 14 demands Party members not commit embezzlement; give, receive, or broker bribes; take advantage of their positions to broker bribery or bribe in any form; organise, participate in, or create conditions for money laundering or illegal borrowing and lending.
The Party Central Committee’s Inspection Commission is tasked with guiding the enforcement of this regulation and helping the Party Central Committee, the Politburo, and the Secretariat to examine and monitor the implementation.
Any Party member violating this regulations will be handled in a strict, precise, and timely manner, in conformity with the Party’s rules and the State’s laws./.