10 teams to weed out graft

PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 November, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 November, 1995, 12:00am

GUANGDONG has sent 10 teams of graft-busters across the province to sniff out corrupt cadres and ensure the implementation of central Government's anti-graft directives.

Guangdong Deputy Party Secretary Wang Zhongchun held a meeting this week to brief them on their mission.

While some members of the teams were cadres from disciplinary units, a few were chosen from non-communist parties in the province.

According to a report in the Nanfang Daily yesterday, the special scout teams were told to keep an eye on leading cadres in local cities and towns and check if they had followed the disciplinary rules set by Beijing.

The graft-busters were told to concentrate on larger examples of graft and were urged to discipline local party committees which failed to produce results in the anti-corruption drive.

For example, the graft-busters will look into the use of cars by local cadres to see if they are within the official standards. They will also determine if officials have abused their power by building luxury homes with public funds.

Despite repeated vows to crack down on graft, few senior officials have appeared in court.