A view of the fourth session of the 13th Party Central Committee in early October (Photo: VNA)
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
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.
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./.