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'Corruption a big challenge against the country's success'

  • Published at 09:10 pm July 24th, 2018
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Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood and other officials meet with United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Independent Evaluator Pierre Robert at the ACC office, July 24, 2018

Bangladesh's successes could be undermined by corruption, the ACC chairman says

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmood has said corruption is a big challenge against the success stories of the country.

The anti graft body chief said that Bangladesh has obtained success in various sectors including economic and social indicators, but these achievements could be undermined by corruption.

He was addressing at a views exchange with Independent Evaluator Pierre Robert of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) at the ACC headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday.

“Different organizations from home and abroad, including the UNODC train us on investigation, prosecution, money laundering and cyber crime. We cannot improve our image if we do not improve our investigation value,” he said.

Mahmood urged the directors of ACC's six wings to express openly what problems they are facing with their work.

Pierre Robert said that the UNODC trains to control corruption and assists in law reform. 

“For this reason, we emphasize on financial intelligence and resources.”

ACC commissioner AFM Aminul Islam, Secretary Dr. Md. Shamsul Arefin, Director General (Legal & Prosecution) Moyeedul Islam, DG (Enquiry & Investigation) Md. Mustafizur Rahman, DG (Special Investigation) Muhammad Joynul Bari, DG (Money Laundering) Md. Atiqur Rahman Khan and DG (administration) Mohammad Munir Chowdhury were also present there.