corruption

Money Laundered Abroad: ACC ill-equipped to probe cases

Money laundering cases are not making much headway for a lack of cooperation from foreign countries, bureaucratic complexities and a shortage of skilled lawyers, said officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

January 23, 2023
January 23, 2023

Can a bureaucrat-reliant ACC really be independent?

The recent decision to empower the secretary does not bode well for the Anti-Corruption Commission

January 22, 2023
January 22, 2023

Money Laundered Abroad: ACC ill-equipped to probe cases

Money laundering cases are not making much headway for a lack of cooperation from foreign countries, bureaucratic complexities and a shortage of skilled lawyers, said officials of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

January 16, 2023
January 16, 2023

AL MP Golap owns nine properties in New York City

Awami League lawmaker Abdus Sobhan Miah Golap concealed information about being an American citizen and owning nine properties in New York City in his election affidavit in 2018, found an investigation by a global media agency -- raising questions about his seat in the parliament.

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

Institutionalised mismanagement in CPA

The port authorities must answer for the misallocation of funds

January 3, 2023
January 3, 2023

Ctg port’s anomalies cost govt Tk 258 crore

The state coffers were robbed of Tk 258 crore for 26 counts of irregularities by the Chattogram Port Authority between fiscal 2017-18 and 2019-20, found the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).

December 29, 2022
December 29, 2022

Another year of missed opportunities against corruption

High-level pledges against corruption continued to be reiterated in 2022, as in the past several years.

December 20, 2022
December 20, 2022

Standard Asiatic Oil corruption: Eight employees siphon out Tk 21.64cr

Eight officials of Standard Asiatic Oil (SAOCL), a subsidiary of the Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation, have embezzled Tk 21.64 crore by showing advance cost and fake bill vouchers, found investigations by the Directorate of Power and Energy Audit and BPC.

November 22, 2022
November 22, 2022

Why must consumers always be the punching bag?

No justification for raising electricity prices without addressing mismanagement in the sector

November 8, 2022
November 8, 2022

Could we have avoided the current economic crisis?

Do we have the political will to come out of it?

November 7, 2022
November 7, 2022

Hollow democracies make the most noise

Probably on account of my last two articles on Covid and dengue, someone thought I was a doctor.