Bangladesh 2nd most corrupted country in S Asia: TI

BanglaPress Desk
January 29, 2019

Banglapress National Desk: Bangladesh stands the second most corrupted country in South Asia, according to Transparency International (TI). In addition, Bangladesh ranked 149 in the world, 13th from bottom, according to the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018. Earlier in 2017, the position was 17th in the corruption index.
TIB Executive Director Dr Iftekharuzzaman unveiled the report at a press conference in the city’s Midas Centre this morning.
The report also stated that it is embarrassing to see Bangladesh at the second lowest position in South Asia.
As per the CPI report 2018, Denmark garnered the top spot among 180 countries being a corruption-free country while Somalia holds the lowest position.
Bhutan is in 25th position being the least corrupted in South Asia while Afghanistan’s 172nd position marked it at the peak in corruption among South Asian countries.
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka holds the 78th, 117th and 89th positions respectively. Nepal and Maldives took 124th spot jointly.