Ha Noi asks for more vigilance against terrorism

Ha Noi asks for more vigilance against terrorism

HA NOI - The capital city's steering committee for preventing and fighting terrorism held a conference yesterday to boost the implementation of the Law on Terrorism.

The conference also provided information on the Penal Code, with the anti-terrorism adjustments and supplements issued in 2009.

Representatives from city's local authorities and those from related sectors that have services and organisations in Ha Noi, have been provided concrete guidelines for the implementation of the law.

These sectors include districts and communes with key economic and industrial zones, large hospitals, universities and culture and sports centres, as well as railway stations and major bus stations.

At the conference, speakers from the public security ministry (MoPS) presented key points of the law, including the ASEAN convention on terrorism and the law on fighting and preventing terrorism, approved by the National Assembly in June 2013 and put into effect in October 2013.

The law was formulated based on the government and party's institution, with goals to maintain national security and social safety in the doi moi era.

The MoPS also held a conference in January to review the police sector's performance in detecting and preventing sabotage or terrorist acts in 2014, and to discuss the tasks for 2015.

MoPS Minister General Tran Dai Quang called on police forces in Ha Noi to be more alert to prevent acts from hostile forces, both at home and abroad.

The police force should focus on preventing foreign special agencies' activities that are aimed at planting their agents in Vietnamese agencies, collecting State secrets, or causing psychological wars that serve their interests, Minister Quang said.

All police units must closely coordinate with military and other forces to fulfil their tasks of maintaining social safety and order.

The public security units should also step up actions against wrong and distorted allegations from hostile and reactionary forces, as well as prevent and fight psychological wars launched by such forces, General Quang said.

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