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ACC chairman: We will not allow illegal money

  • Published at 07:03 pm December 9th, 2019
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud
File Photo: Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud Focus Bangla

December 9 is observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day to mark the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2003

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Iqbal Mahmud has said national anti-graft body will not allow the corrupt people to amass illegal wealth and engage in money laundering.

He made the statement at the ACC headquarters in Dhaka's Segunbagicha, marking the International Anti-Corruption Day on Monday.

While talking about the dishonest people and their involvement in looting public money, Iqbal Mahmood said: "We want to pass a clear message to the corrupt ones that they cannot avoid legal consequences, no matter where they are  [both home and abroad].

"The commission will bring them to book regardless of their association with any party. We will not allow them to utilize their illegal money."

December 9 is observed as the International Anti-Corruption Day to mark the adoption of the UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2003. 

The ACC arranged an anti-corruption cartoon exhibition, and launched a mass signature campaign to observe the day.

The anti-graft body also planned to form a human chain from Dhaka’s Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) to Shahbag intersection.

Among others, Commissioner (Investigation) AFM Aminul Islam, Secretary Muhammad Dilwar Bakht, ACC Director Mir Zainul Abedin Shibli, and Syed Iqbal Hossain were present at the event.