Calls get louder for action against Bangladeshis named in Paradise Papers

Eighteen Bangladeshis have been named in the leaked documents known as Paradise Papers, but the government has not taken any action yet, though in Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif had to resign as prime minister facing similar revelations.

Now, a minister and a number of MPs in Bangladesh are demanding actions against 18 Bangladeshis, including controversial business tycoon Moosa Bin Shamsher, whose names have appeared as investors in Malta through the Paradise Papers obtained and released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.

Many Bangladeshis were named in the Panama Papers leaks in 2016 and Paradise Papers in November last year, but no government action against them is visible until now.

Social Welfare Minister Rashed Khan Menon has demanded these people be investigated on money-laundering charges.

“I hope money-laundering and loan scams will be investigated and those involved in these will be brought to justice. Even Pakistan investigated Panama Papers,

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