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Muhith: BB heist probe report under wraps due to pending Philippines case

  • Published at 11:28 am August 5th, 2017
  • Last updated at 12:26 pm August 5th, 2017
Muhith: BB heist probe report under wraps due to pending Philippines case
Finance Minister AMA Muhith has said the investigation report on the $81 million heist of the Bangladesh Bank is not being made public as a case is pending with a court in the Philippines. The minister made the statement while speaking to reporters after attending a seminar on "Medical Waste Management" arranged by Sylhet City Corporation at a hotel in Sylhet on Saturday morning, reports UNB.
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A total of $81 million was stolen by international cyber hackers from Bangladesh Bank’s treasury account with the US Federal Reserve Bank in New York on February 5, 2016. Following the incident, the government formed a 3-member investigation committee, headed by the central bank's former governor Dr Farashuddin, on March 19 last year. The probe body submitted its preliminary report to the finance minister in April, and the final report on May 30, 2016.
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Addressing the seminar as chief guest, Finance Minister Muhith stressed the importance of raising public awareness in tackling problems of medical waste management, emphasising its importance to public health. Various experts in the field also presented their possible solutions to medical waste management issues. Former adviser to the caretaker government Professor Dr Jamilur Reza Choudhury and Vice Chancellor of Khulna University of Engineering and Technology Dr M Alamgir were present, with Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury in chair.
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