Cadres targeted in graft-busting blitz

PUBLISHED : Monday, 01 February, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 01 February, 1999, 12:00am

The Communist Party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection has suggested a series of measures to strengthen the supervision of the Government to prevent corruption.

One measure is to push ahead with separating enterprises from the Government to prevent abuses by officials.

The Government should also speed up the creation of a system to regulate the purchase of government supplies.

Wages for government staff will rise, while cadres' expenses will be closely scrutinised.

Top officials will be held directly responsible for any corrupt actions committed by them.

Public education will be strengthened and leading cadres will have to explain their wealth.

Rules will forbid cadres' children and spouses running their own businesses.

This year will also see state prosecutors continue to focus on senior cadres, especially those in law-enforcement agencies and the judiciary.

Managers of state firms would also face greater scrutiny this year to prevent theft of state assets.