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?
News of alleged corruption in nationalised commercial banks (NCBs) is of course all the rage now. And so it should be, a Tk 4000 crore swindle deserves every bit of column space it gets, despite the protestations of our finance minister.
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.