Former BASIC Bank chairman Sheikh Abdul Hye Bacchu reached the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) headquarters this morning for interrogation in scam cases. He will be interrogated by several investigation officers of different cases, Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya, ACC public relations officer, told The Daily Star. The ACC on November 23 summoned Bacchu and 10 former directors of the bank to its office for interrogation in scam cases involving about Tk 4,500 crore. The move came over two years after the graft watchdog filed 56 cases against bankers over the loan scam that took place in the state-run bank between 2010 and 2013.

Bangladesh and Cambodia this morning signed 10 deals, including one agreement and nine (MoUs), aiming to enhance cooperation in various fields, such as tourism, agriculture, civil aviation, ICT and technical education between the two countries.

The instruments were signed after the official bilateral talks between Bangladesh and Cambodia held at Peace Palace in Phnom Penh.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the Bangladesh side at the talks, while her Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen led his home side.

The two prime ministers witnessed the signing of the documents by ministers and high officials concerned of both the countries.

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The agreement signed today is on cooperation between the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and the Cambodian Chamber of Commerce.

The MoUs inked today are on cooperation in the field of tourism, aquaculture and fisheries, ICT and related industry, MoU on cooperation between the governments of Bangladesh and Cambodia over labour and vocational training.

An MoU on cooperation and collaboration on preserving war history, war monuments and war relics, MoU on the modalities for Institutional Cooperation Under the Joint Trade Council, MoU on Cooperation and Collaboration on matters related to implementation of SDGs were also signed.

Besides, MoUs were inked on academic cooperation between Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies and the International Relations Institute of Cambodia as well as on Institutional Cooperation on promotion of Investment between Bangladesh Investment Authority and the Council for the Development of Cambodia.

Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Rashed Khan Menon, State Minister for ICT Division Junaid Ahmed Palak, Chief Coordinator on Implementation of the SDGs Md Abul Kalam Azad, Foreign Secretary M Shahidul Haque,Secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Maksudul Hasan Khan, Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Aparup Chowdhury, FBCCI President Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and BIDA Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam signed the relevant agreement and MoUs for the Bangladesh side.

Besides, the ministers and senior officials concerned of the respective ministries and organisations of Cambodia signed the documents for their respective sides.

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