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Home minister: Govt upgrading nationwide security system

  • Published at 09:39 pm June 23rd, 2019
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected
File photo of Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal Collected

‘Security and corruption are the biggest challenges,’ says Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal has said that the security system of Bangladesh is being upgraded in accordance with international standards to meet any challenge.

“Considering the challenges ahead of us, our law enforcers are constantly planning and collecting information on corruption throughout the world,” he said on Sunday, during a program at the Secretariat in Dhaka.

“We are expanding our capacity, so that we can combat any challenge,” he added.

Referring to the aftermath of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the home minister said that a similar incident was avoided in Bangladesh because the law enforcers were vigilant.

“Security and corruption are the biggest challenges,” he said, adding: “We have already faced many challenges.”

The minister said the government was successful because the prime minister had arranged adequate resources for the security division.

On corruption, Kamal said, “There is corruption everywhere, but we have plans to reduce it.”

He added that the ministry has been working towards that goal and has already established an independent Anti-Corruption Commission, and anyone involved with graft will be brought to  book.

Mentioning the recent rise in cybercrimes, the home minister added that they have already strengthened the cyber crime unit and the national telecommunication monitoring cell.