Muhith’s graft remark a political recognition: Iftekhar

29 Jul,2017

Dhaka, BdChronicle:

Finance Minister AMA Muhith’s comment that those who have power get involved in graft is a political recognition and manifestation of political will, said Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman.

“We’ve always been talking about corruption, and now we want to believe the minister’s statement as a political recognition and manifestation of political will,” he said while talking to UNB.

Muhith and the government must be aware what needs to be done in this situation and they should take steps accordingly, he added.

Only words cannot eradicate corruption, said the TIB Executive Director adding that everyone should be treated equally under law and be brought to justice regardless of their position and power.

Appreciating the Anti-Corruption Commission’s (ACC) hotline service, 106, as a very positive step, he said, “Almost everyone in the country has a mobile phone set, now a chance has been created to be vocal. However, the system should be developed to have benefit out it.”

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