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Stopping graft possible, if politicians want: ACC director

DHAKA, Jan 7, 2017 (BSS)- Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Director AFM Aminul Islam today said stopping corruption is possible from any moment, if the politicians really want it.

"But the people, too, would have to be involved with this," he said speaking at UCB public parliament function marking the grand finale of a yearlong debate competition at Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) in the city.

Presided over by Debate for Democracy Chairman Hasan Ahmed Chowdhury, the function was also addressed by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) Executive Director Dr. Iftekharuzzaman, United Commercial Bank (UCB) Chairman MA Sabur, ACC Secretary Abu M Mostafa Kamal and ATN Bangla Adviser Nawajish Ali Khan, said a press release.

Aminul Islam highlighted various activities of ACC and said the commission is making all-out efforts to curb corruption.

Along with punitive actions, the ACC is giving emphasis on creating public awareness for prevention of corruption, he added.

The corrupt people will flee, if all declare a war against them in a body, the ACC director said and stressed the need for taking punitive actions as per the law against those who take and offers bribes.

Dr. Iftekharuzzaman said both political will and people's awareness are important for the prevention of corruption.

There is no precedence of checking corruption anywhere in the world without political will, he added.

Sixteen universities took part in the shadow parliamentary debate. Of them, Prime Asia University secured the first position in the competition.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)