Observing that the existing culture of impunity is a major barrier to combating corruption, eminent citizens at a seminar here on Thursday urged the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) to set an example by punishing well-identified corrupt people. They said the Commission must give a message to all by punishing well-identified corrupt people that if someone gets involved in corruption, he or she cannot escape punishment.
The national anti-graft body organised the seminar on the role of social movement in prevention of corruption at its head office marking its Corruption Prevention Week 2016.
Speaking as the chief guest, Professor Emeritus Anisuzzaman said corrupt people have a link to politics as they are always patronised by politics, and the nexus between corruption and politics is creating impediment to combating graft in the country.
Political will is a must to check corruption, he said, but a strong movement against corruption involving common people, is also essential to do so.
The educationist said the country’s education system has failed to create people of strong principles. “This is simply impossible to check graft without grooming morally strong people,” he added.