New Zealand image / Bangladesh secrecy

INFO: Panama Papers tax haven leak blow to NZ ‘corruption-free’ image, says Transparency.  Weaknesses in corporate ownership and trust legislation allow people to hide money gained through crime and/or money-laundering using trusts registered in New Zealand, says the head of Transparency International New Zealand.
Read the story in Asia Pacific Report: http://asiapacificreport.nz/2016/04/06/panama-papers-tax-haven-leak-blow-to-nz-corruption-free-image-says-transparency/

COMMENTARY: Historic judgment will break the culture of secrecy (Bangladesh).  "In the last year and a half, I repeatedly tried to obtain the audited financial statements of political parties from the [Election Commission], but failed despite formally appealing twice to the Information Commission (IC). Recently, the Bangladesh High Court, in a historic judgment, declared the decisions of both the EC and IC illegal."
Read the essay by Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar, secretary of the Bangladesh non-partisan advocacy group SHUJAN-Citizens for Good Governance, in The Daily Star: http://www.thedailystar.net/op-ed/historic-judgment-will-break-the-culture-secrecy-1206256

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