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US encourages Bangladeshi elected officials to abide by laws, regulations

  • Miller emphasized expectation that elected officials abide by national laws
  • Bloomberg report alleged corruption in Bangladesh regime
Update : 21 Feb 2024, 03:46 PM

The United States has encouraged elected officials of Bangladesh to comply with the country's laws and financial regulations in regards to alleged corruption.

US State Department Spokesperson Matthew Miller emphasized the expectation that elected officials abide by national laws and financial regulations related to graft during a press briefing on Tuesday.

The statement came after a journalist referenced a Bloomberg report alleging that it was an open secret that people in the Bangladesh regime were involved in corruption.

Former land minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury is alleged to have built an empire in the UK and US valued at £200 million, equivalent to 1% of the country's foreign reserve. This is just one case among many.

The journalist then asked how the US is addressing this matter to hold the government accountable and combat corruption globally.

When questioned about US actions to address the issue and promote global anti-corruption efforts, Miller said: "We are aware of these reports and encourage the Government of Bangladesh to ensure that all elected officials comply with the country's laws and financial regulations."

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