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Money laundering in name of 2nd home: 23 VIPs identified

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Channel7bd Desk: The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has identified 23 important persons who were involved in laundering money abroad in the name of ‘The Malaysia My Second Home Programme’.

The watchdog decided to inquire into the alleged corruption that the Bangladeshi businessmen and politicians laundered money in Malaysia.

ACC and Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BIFU) sources said, of the 23 Bangladeshis, the four accused have apartments in Sri Hartamas of Malaysia.

Besides, specific information of financial transection of 11 accused have been found. So the investigation team of ACC started probe to find illegal wealth of those VIPs.

Wishing anonymity, a top official of ACC said, “An investigation team ACC submitted a probe report in last phase of 2018. Later, approval was sought to continue investigation more. But, the commission did not allow the team as second home doesn’t mean money laundering always. Our concern is illegal money transfer from Bangladesh. The Malaysia My Second Home Programme is legal project.”

Following the issue, ACC Chairman Iqbal Mahmud said that nothing can be said now.