A statement issued today by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) said that the revelations by the ongoing action against allegedly corrupt youth and student leaders is just the tip of the iceberg.
The statement also calls for robust measures of accountability, sparing no one at any level.
Executive Director of TIB, Iftekharuzzaman said, "What has been exposed so far out of the action taken against a few youth and student leaders in the last few days are terrifying examples of deep-rooted corruption in the name of politics under political protection."
Iftekharuzzaman added, "Corruption has been institutionalized at nearly every level and aspect of life through connivance and collusion of business, politics, administration and law enforcement. What is needed now is to ensure that the drive that has just started is not put under the carpet short of ensuring accountability of everyone involved at all levels."
"It is necessary to ensure accountability of the relevant academic, administration and law enforcement agencies under whose participation, protection or collusion this ominous scenario has evolved.
"Drastic overhaul of these key institutions has become mandatory with the principal objective of their de-politicisation to ensure professional integrity, neutrality and excellence", the statement added.