Minister seeks money launderers’ list

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said he did not have any new information about those involved in siphoning money abroad from Bangladesh.

“I don’t have a list of those who took the money,” Mustafa Kamal told parliament on Monday after members of the opposition raised the issue of money laundering.

The finance minister’s statement came in response to questions regarding money laundering raised by other lawmakers at parliament.

According to the 2019 report by Washington-based research and advisory firm Global Financial Integrity (GFI), some $5.9 billion was siphoned out of Bangladesh in 2015 through trade misinvoicing. It termed Bangladesh as one of the top 30 countries in terms of illicit financial flows.

In 2014, $9.11 billion was siphoned out of Bangladesh, according to GFI.

At parliament on Monday, the finance minister also asked the leaders of opposition parties to share any information on money laundering that they may have


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