UAP YES and TIB jointly organized a webinar titled “Corruption is Against the Spirit of our Liberation War”


On 27th March 2021, UAP-YES and Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) jointly organized a webinar on the occasion of Independence Day titled “Corruption is Against the Spirit of our Liberation War”.

Mr. Abdullah Al Omar, Advisor of UAP-YES Club welcomed Keynote speaker Eminent Jurist Dr Shahdeen Malik, Advocate, Bangladesh Supreme Court and Member, Board of Trustees Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD; Chief Guest Air Cdre Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury (Retd.), Treasurer and Director, Directorate of Students’ Welfare (DSW), UAP; Special Guest Sheikh Manjur-E-Alam, Director, Outreach and Communication Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) and all the participants.

In his Keynote Speech, Eminent Jurist Dr Shahdeen Malik shared different anecdotes to depict the real characteristics of post-independent Bangladesh. He managed to link up the anecdotes in chronological order to demonstrate recent socio-political instabilities in Bangladesh. Dr Shahdeen Malik also discussed the root-causes for holding the Corruption Perception Index top-ranking of Bangladesh in the world. He opined that the business sector, medical sector, transportation sector, etc. are some of the major sectors where corruption takes place on a large-scale. He said that corruption cannot be eliminated by general people without effective actions are initiated by the government. However, he acknowledged recent development in different sectors in Bangladesh including Remittance, Garments, Textiles and Agriculture.

Air Cdre (retd.) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury Treasurer and Director, DSW, UAP, in his speech as the Chief Guest, also shared some anecdotes to show the generosity and the art of simple living of great leaders of the past. He pointed out some of the recent achievements of Bangladesh in different indices, e.g. Per Capita Income, GDP Growth, Reserve, Education, etc.

A Q&A session was moderated. The program was ended with a vote of thanks by Lorin Frankey D’Rozario, President of UAP-YES.