20 Sep 2011

Opposition Leader Accused of Corruption

Bangladeshi opposition leader Khaleda Zia has been accused by the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) of acquiring wealth exceeding her disclosed income.

According to the ACC, Ms. Zia has purchased land for a charity institution with resources that are not accounted for by her known sources of income.

In Ms. Zia’s defense opposition members have argued that ACC’s investigations are not politically impartial and claim that the charges against her are unfounded.

Her son, Tarique Rahman, is also being charged for money-laundering and an arrest warrant has been issued against him.

For the full story on bbc.co.uk, please click here. The picture of Ms. Zia shown above is featured in the article and is credited to the Associated Press (AP).