Digital Security Act needed for digital security, Sheikh Hasina says
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said the death of anyone is not at all desirable, but there is nothing to do if anyone dies falling sick in any jail.
“The death of anyone is not at all desirable… it’s also not desirable to create anarchy over that death. So far, no incident like that of November 3 killing of four national leaders in jail has taken place. What is there to do if anyone dies falling sick in jail?” she said.
The prime minister said this while responding to questions from journalists at a virtual press conference marking the UN’s final recommendation on Bangladesh’s graduation from the LDC group.
Sheikh Hasina joined the press conference from her official residence Ganabhaban. It was organized at Shapla Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Sheikh Hasina said the government has transformed the country into a Digital Bangladesh, and now it is its responsibility to ensure digital security. “We have to perform this duty because no one can get derailed due to this, no one can be involved in anti-social activities, terrorism or any other such activities.”
The prime minister urged all to refrain from any type of activity that causes any loss to the country and its people. “For that, it’s urgently needed to provide digital security as well as building Digital Bangladesh.”
Turning to critics, she said they will continue their criticisms and they are not realizing the reality on the ground. “The law will take its own course, it is a matter of your outlook on how you see whether there’s any misuse of the law or not. It is a relative matter, what is misuse and what is not, but, I think, the law is taking its own course,” she said.
Sheikh Hasina said the Digital Security Act has been enacted to stop people from causing harm to the country and its people through digital means.