Bangladesh declares war on corruption: Law Minister - খবরের অন্তরালে


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Monday, 27 May 2019

Bangladesh declares war on corruption: Law Minister

Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque said, "The dream of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was to create a corruption-free society. To implement his dream, the present government declared war against corruption. As a result, corruption is decreasing every day in Bangladesh.

He said this during the 10th session of the implementation of the United Nations Anti-Corruption Convention (UNCAC) on Monday (May 27th) in Vienna, Austria. The conference will be held till May 29.
Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Law. The information was given in a press release signed by Rezaul Karim.
According to the press release, the visiting law minister in Austria said in the ceremony that Bangladesh has many laws for implementing the UNCAC. In the implementation of the UNCAC, the Anti Corruption Act, 1947; Anti-Corruption Commission Act, 2004 (with amendments in 2013); Anti-terrorism Act, 2009; Right to Information Act, 2009; Money laundering Prevention Act, 2012; Examples of legalization and implementation of various laws, including the Government Purchase Act, 2006, provide examples. He also mentioned the formation of National Integrity Strategy with the formation of the National Human Rights Commission and the Information Commission and the Cabinet Division.

Besides, a transparency and fairness committee has been set up in 9 metropolitan cities, 62 districts and 421 civil society in the country to create awareness among the people of the country, and this committee has been formed in schools, colleges and other educational institutions across the country, he also told the people.
photo, .banglatribune

The law minister said, technical assistance is needed in the context of corruption prevention and the implementation of UNCAC in effective implementation of law reform, improvement in the capacity of the public, training of government officials, corruption research and monitoring, strategic development of anti-corruption policies, investigation, investigation, corruption and control. . The Minister hopes to support the global community to build a corruption free society.
It is to be noted that the steps taken by the UNCAC since becoming a member state of Bangladesh in support of the Anti-Corruption Convention in 2007, have been particularly appreciated by other members of the UNCA. Meanwhile, "UNCAC-Bangladesh Complaints and Gap Analysis (BCGA)" has been completed in the first review cycle under the supervision of Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Department.

In addition to law minister Anisul Haque, representatives of the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division of the Ministry of Law, Anti-Corruption Commission, Bangladesh Bank and representatives from Bangladesh Mission in Vienna participated. Law Minister is leading the Bangladesh delegation.

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