Last update: 09:45 | 31/05/2018
Draft amendments to the Anti-Corruption Law and the Law on Physical Training and Sports are being discussed by the National Assembly (NA) on May 31, part of the ongoing fifth session of the 14th-tenure parliament.
Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam, an NA deputy of Ho Chi Minh City, speaks at a discussion of the fifth session of the 14th parliament
In the morning, Inspector General of the Government Inspectorate Le Minh Khai, on behalf of the Prime Minister, presents a report on revisions to the draft amended Anti-Corruption Law. A verification report on this bill will be later delivered by Chairwoman of the NA’s Committee on Judicial Affairs Le Thi Nga.
The draft amended Anti-Corruption Law is said to have absorbed opinions raised by deputies at the NA’s fourth session in late 2017. Many regulations have been revised to ensure the bill is more feasible and matches the reality and the current legal system.
Some debatable issues that still need further discussion include the cases that need asset and income verification, agencies controlling asset and income, and the settlement of the actual asset and income that are bigger than the declared.
Also on May 31, Chairman of the NA’s Committee for Culture, Education, Youth, Adolescents and Children Phan Thanh Binh will present a report on revisions to a draft law amending some articles in the Law on Physical Training and Sports. Later, legislators will have a plenary discussion on this draft.
In the afternoon, deputies will work in groups to scrutinise the draft amended Anti-Corruption Law.
Law building programme tabled for discussion at NA
Delegations of NA deputies of Hai Duong, Vinh Long and Quang Nam in a group discussion
A draft programme on law and ordinance building for 2019 and adjustments to the law and ordinance building programme for 2018 were presented to the National Assembly in the morning session of the National Assembly on May 30.
During the discussion, 15 deputies took the floor, and most of them expressed approval of the draft programme for 2019 and adjustments to the 2018 plan. The deputies also made recommendations on several issues, including the assessment of the implementation of the law building programme in 2017 and the first months of 2018, as well as solutions and measures to ensure the plan is carried out on schedule.
Minister of Justice Le Thanh Long and Chairman of the NA Legal Committee gave more information and explanations on some issues raised by the deputies.
Also in the morning, the NA also heard the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of articles of the Law on Higher Education presented by Minister of Education and Training Phung Xuan Nha.
Chairman of the NA Committee on Culture, Education, Youth Phan Thanh Binh delivered a report assessing the draft law.
NA deputies spent the afternoon discussing in group the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of articles of the Law on Higher Education.
The NA is scheduled to convene a plenary session in the morning of May 31 to listen to a report on the processing and summary of feedback on the revised draft law on corruption control. The morning’s agenda also includes discussion on some contentious contents of the draft law on adjustments and supplements to a number of articles of the Law on Sport and Physical Training.
The revised draft law on corruption control will be the topic of group discussion in the afternoon.