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Bribe not illegal : Muhit

11 November,2014

RTNN News Desk: Finance Minister AMA Muhit on Tuesday claimed that taking or providing bribe is not illegal and the developed countries also legalized it called it ‘speed money'.

The Finance Minister made the observation while addressing program of signing a Memorandum of Understanding between Bangladesh  Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Bank held at Janhangir Alam Hall at BB.

He said, “In my opinion, if someone gives something as gift to speed up the work is not illegal. The developed countries also legalized the system and they called it ‘speed money’ as it spurs the work.
 
Muhit also admitted that he gave bribe for the driving license 40 years ago, but he has not agreed to call it illegal.

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