[AML-CFT] Vietnam Forms Anti-money Laundering Committee
- The Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the nod to the establishment of a steering committee to help him in directing and coordinating anti-money laundering activities across Vietnam.
Under his Decision 470/QD-TTg, the committee will be headed by Standing Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung and comprise the Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, as well as leaders of the Ministry of Public Security and concerned ministries and agencies, the Vietnam news agency reported Thursday.
The committee is tasked to assist the Prime Minister in formulating strategies, plans, policies, programmes, mechanisms and solutions regarding the prevention and combat of money laundering.
It will also help the PM in directing the performance of the nation's membership obligations to the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG) and implementation of anti-money laundering recommendations proposed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).
The committee will coordinate with key anti-terrorism forces in working on proposals regarding the promulgation of laws and the adoption of programmes and measures against aid for terrorists in Vietnam.
Early this month, a large number of local policemen, judges, customs officers, border guards, bank staff members, and officials have been updated with the knowledge and skills to discover and fight money laundering crime, as well as Vietnamese and international laws related to this field.
This was part of a workshop jointly organised by the Ministry of Public Security and the UN Office on Drug and Crime (UNODC) in northern Lao Cai province, with the aim of strengthening the capacity of law enforcement institutions in preventing and combating money laundering.
Posted By Inonu Akgun ALP to AML-CFT at 4/18/2009 02:09:00 PM