Bangladesh PM warns of tough punishment for corrupt public servants

With her country ranked 146th among 180 countries in the global corruption perception index, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned of tough punishment to public servants indulging in corruption

Aug 18, 2021
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Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina (File)

With her country ranked 146th among 180 countries in the global corruption perception index, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday warned of tough punishment to public servants indulging in corruption.

“As we are providing various facilities, we will not tolerate any corruption,” she said while speaking at a meeting with all secretaries of the public service.

Hasina said the government wants to build a skilled, pro-service oriented and accountable administration which will accelerate the development of the country.

“That will be much more effective as we want to establish good governance in the country,” she said.

Terming corruption a disease, Hasina laid emphasis on getting rid of the menace.

“You have to take stern action against it, whenever you see anyone indulging in corruption take immediate steps. There must be a reward for any good job, but punishment must be given for any involvement in corruption,” she asserted.

(SAM)