Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

Mar 19, 2016

Bangladesh seeks FBI's help in investigating central bank heist

Bangladesh has formally sought assistance from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down the cyber crooks who stole $81 million from its central bank’s U.S. account, the interior minister said on Saturday. Unknown hackers breached the computer systems of Bangladesh Bank in ...

Mar 18, 2016

Philippine bankers in Bangladesh heist say they 'feared for lives'

A Philippine banker shifted $81 million stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank into various accounts because she feared for her life, her colleague told a parliamentary investigation on Thursday. Maia Deguito, manager of the Rizal Commercial Banking Corp. (RCBC) branch in Manila’s financial district could ...

Mar 15, 2016

Thai trafficking trial opens amid fears for witnesses

The trial of 92 suspected human traffickers, arrested after the discovery of shallow graves of migrants in Thai jungle, began in Bangkok on Tuesday and the attorney-general’s office said it would be over within a year amid fears about the safety of witnesses. Traffickers ...

Dec 10, 2015

Bangladesh lifts ban on Facebook; WhatsApp, Viber still not allowed

Bangladesh on Thursday lifted a ban on Facebook, three weeks after it was imposed for security reasons in the tense country, but mobile messaging apps remained barred, the telecoms minister said. The government ordered Facebook, WhatsApp and Viber blocked last month after two opposition ...

Nov 27, 2015

Japanese woman's body exhumed for autopsy in Bangladesh

The body of a 61-year-old Japanese woman that was recently found in a graveyard in Dhaka was exhumed Friday for an autopsy, Bangladeshi police sources said. Police had earlier obtained a court order to determine the cause of Hiroe Miyata’s death, the sources said. ...

Nov 25, 2015

Leader of cross-religious forum is attacked in Bangladesh

Two men wielding kitchen knives attacked a religious forum’s leader in Bangladesh on Tuesday, police said. Local police chief Nazim Uddin said Alok Sen was assaulted outside his home in the district of Faridpur. He shouted for help as the men slashed him, and ...

Nov 24, 2015

Japanese woman feared murdered, buried in Bangladesh

Bangladesh police have arrested five men over the suspected murder of a Japanese businesswoman who is believed to have been buried in a graveyard under a false name. After the police examined records at the Muslim graveyard in the capital Dhaka, they have come ...