The Financial Express of Bangladesh states that corruption is stifling the economy and destroying the moral and social fabric of the nation. People have to pay bribes for even simple tasks like getting a child’s birth certificate from the city corporation.
According to a recent survey entitled “Daily Lives and Corruption: Public Opinion in South Asia”, conducted by Transparency International, the country most plagued by bribery in the region is Bangladesh, where 66 per cent of the respondents reported paying bribes.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Bangladesh has the most rampant corruption, with 66% of people saying they pay bribes to public institutions. Meanwhile, two-thirds of Indians, Bangladeshis and Pakistanis who dealt with the police ended up paying a bribe.