‘Graft a terrible disease’

Staff Correspondent

10 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Secretary Muhammad Delwar Bakth on Wednesday said corruption is a deadly disease that destroys the atmosphere of the society.  

Giving a warning to the corrupt people, he said, “If necessary, the ACC will take steps to amend the law to ensure punishment for them.”              

The ACC secretary made the remarks while speaking as the chief guest at an anti-graft human chain formed in front of the ACC’s headquarters in the capital, marking the 18th ‘International Anti-graft Day-2020’. 

Reporters Against Corruption (RAC), an organisation of journalists covering corruption reports in Bangladesh, formed the human at around 12:00pm.

RAC President Mohiuddin Ahmed presided over the programme while its General Secretary Ahammad Foyez conducted it. The theme of this year’s Anti-Corruption Day was “Recover with Integrity”.

“The ACC is being further modernised to catch the corrupt persons and the commission will bring the people involved in corruption under the law using the information technology,” he said, adding that everyone must work together to prevent corruption.

Expressing solidarity with the human chain, Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU)’s General Secretary Moshiur Rahman Khan and its former two General Secretaries Syed Shukkur Ali Shuvo and Razu Ahmed and Crime Reporters Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) former General Secretary Dipu Sarwar and its former Vice-President Mizan Malik also spoke among others.