2 June 2012. A two-day anti-corruption conference ended here on Saturday with a declaration calling for strengthening the institutional capacity of the Anti Corruption Commission to fight corruption and forming a unique bench to settle the graft cases speedily.
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) organised the national conference of the Sachetan Nagorik Committee (Sanac) and Youth Engagement Support (YES) at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in the city.
TIB Trustee Board chairperson Advocate Sultana Kamal, Member Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, TIB Secretary General Selina Hossein and Treasurer and Editor of the Daily Star Mahfuz Anam spoke at today’s panel discussion held with TIB executive director Dr Iftekhauzzaman in the chair.
Advocate Sultana Kamal urged the youth to play a courageous role from their respective positions to resist corruption.
Criticising the recent police excesses and repressive acts against journalists and lawyers, Prof Abdulllah Abu Sayeed called for harsher punishment for breaking laws by the members of law-enforcing agencies.
Terming corruption a ‘cancer’, Mahfuz Anam urged the youth to get more organised to save the country from the menace of corruption. Dr Iftekharuzzaman emphasised active and brave role by the youth in building a corruption-free Bangladesh.