Bangladesh has once again topped the list of the most corrupt country for the 5th consecutive time in the Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2005 of Transparency International (TI). Among the 159 countries, Bangladesh ranked 158th with the scoreof 1.7 points in the CPI while Central African country Chad ranked159th having scored the same points (1.7), local daily The Bangladesh Observer reported on Wednesday.
The top 10 most corrupt countries with their scores are Chad (1.7), Bangladesh (1.7), Turkmenistan (1.8), Myanmar (1.8), Haiti (1.8), Nigeria (1.9), Equatorial Guinea (1.9), Ivory Coast (1.9), Angola (2.0) and Uzbekistan (2.2).
The top 10 least corrupt countries in 2005 along with their score are Iceland (9.7), Finland (9.6), New Zealand (9.6), Denmark(9.5), Singapore (9.4), Sweden (9.2), Switzerland (9.1), Norway (8.9), Australia (8.8) and Austria (8.7).
The TI report 2005 was launched in Bangladesh on Tuesday by itsBangladesh chapter Treasurer Mozaffar Ahmed at a press conference, reports Xinhua. I.L.