Corruption

Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

September 27, 2014
Afsan Chowdhury
Fake FF certificates: Our legacy or our shame?

The case of the certificate-faking Secretaries is a source of shame and rage for many. These officials managed to get certificates, one is not sure when, and used it to gain benefits.
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Posted in 1971, Corruption | 9 Comments »

(CCC or) Corruption, Commission and the Company men

July 2, 2014
Anu Muhammad
(CCC or) Corruption, Commission and the Company men

The present government has become more aggressive than its earlier tenure in signing finalizing implementing big projects in energy and power sector
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Posted in Corruption, Environment/Climate | 5 Comments »

You help me, I help you!

September 7, 2013
Kayes Ahmed
You help me, I help you!

I have two really dear Chinese businessmen friends. They are actually from Hong Kong and given half a chance they will remind you of the fact.
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Posted in Corruption | 25 Comments »

Is Ashraful a ‘patriot’ too?

June 4, 2013
Afsan Chowdhury
Is Ashraful a ‘patriot’ too?

Mohammad Ashraful is one of our more swashbuckling cricket stars who like most things Bangladeshi is inconsistent, full of swagger but ultimately fails to live
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Posted in Corruption, Cricket, Sport | 37 Comments »

Bureaucracy will set you free

March 15, 2013
John Lloyd
Bureaucracy will set you free

Two movements, fundamentally opposed, are at work in the world: corruption and anti-corruption. The marketization of the economies of China
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Posted in Corruption | 1 Comment »

The Third Law

October 23, 2012
Irfan Chowdhury
The Third Law

To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction, proposed Sir Isaac Newton in 1687. Scientists, engineers or philosophers have used this dictum to further research and innovation
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Posted in Corruption, Media | 2 Comments »

The cost of public corruption

October 18, 2012
Muhammad Q. Islam
The cost of public corruption

Tk 3600 crore embezzled from Sonali Bank! At Tk 80 per dollar, that’s a whopping $450,000,000.  Suranjit Sen Gupta and Tk 70 lakh?
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Posted in Corruption | 16 Comments »

Project: Public Eye Wash

October 11, 2012
Rubana Huq
Project: Public Eye Wash

While arrests happen, while bails are denied, while ministers brief the press, and while Anti Corruption Commission clears suspects, regular people like us simply sit and wonder if we are actually being subjected to hypnosis
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Posted in Corruption | 14 Comments »

7 lessons learnt from the Padma bridge affair

September 23, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
7 lessons learnt from the Padma bridge affair

Now that the Padma bridge has returned, one also hopes that the lessons will be learnt as well. We were not sure what led to the World Bank rethink but it did and we are all happy.
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Posted in Corruption, Democracy | 25 Comments »

The year of the thieves, the moment of despair

September 11, 2012
Afsan Chowdhury
The year of the thieves, the moment of despair

My friend the journalist/Editor, who is very well known for his many exploits, probably had it right when he said that, “corruption doesn’t matter in Bangladesh. As long as things can be done, it will be acceptable.
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Posted in Corruption | 24 Comments »

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