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Bangladesh ranks 143rd in corruption index

  • Published at 01:39 pm February 22nd, 2018
  • Last updated at 08:49 pm February 22nd, 2018
Bangladesh ranks 143rd in corruption index
Bangladesh has progressed by two positions in the Transparency International’s corruption perceptions index and ranked 143rd out of 180 in the ascending order on the list of the most corrupt countries in the world in 2017. Executive Director of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Dr Iftekharuzzaman disclosed the annual CPI at a press conference at its office in Dhanmondi in Dhaka on Thursday. The country placed 17th on the descending list. The Berlin-based organization also revealed that Bangladesh scored 28 on scale of 0 to 100, with 0 being highly corrupt and 100 being no corruption. According to the data, Bangladesh ranked 15th, 13th, 14th, 16th, and 13th in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 respectively. The report also said New Zealand and Denmark hold the top two ranks this year with scores of 89 and 88 respectively. On the other hand Syria, South Sudan, and Somalia have ranked lowest with scores of 14, 12, and 9 respectively. Moreover, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka all scored more and ranked higher than Bangladesh, with the only South Asian country to receive a place below Bangladesh being Afghanistan. Iftekharuzzaman said: “Corruption is a global challenge. There is no corruption free country in the world. We might be able to yield a quantum of solace from Bangladesh’s two-rank progress, but we cannot afford to be satisfied by it. We must continue improving our service sector and implement digitalization in order to prevent corruption.” He also said land occupation, bank loan fraud, disreputable groups with vested interests influencing different departmental offices, and a general lack of political goodwill are our most problematic sources of corruption. “If we would like to improve our position on the corruption index, we have to create an environment where all walks of life can speak freely including the civil society and the media. Moreover, it is important to punish high level corrupt officials and influential civilians. If we keep making changes to the constitution in the breath of Section 32 and curtail the freedom of expression of people, then it will be impossible to make corrupt individuals submit to any form of accountability,” he said.
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