Bangladesh ministers’ wealth to be disclosed

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs a meeting of the cabinet at Bangladesh Secretariat on May 30, 2011. Photo: Press Information Department

THE Bangladesh cabinet on Monday decided to make public the income and wealth statements of ministers, state ministers, deputy ministers and others with similar status.

The decision was taken at a regular meeting of the cabinet held at the Secretariat. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting.

The ministers, state minister and deputy ministers will submit their statements to the prime minister. She will then send those to the cabinet division after reviewing those, cabinet sources said.

The income and wealth statements will be disclosed through the website of cabinet divisions later, sources said.

The cabinet also approved the National Science and Technology Policy-2011.

Prime minister’s press secretary Abul Kalam Azad told reporters after the cabinet meeting.

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