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PM: Share market manipulators will face action

  • Published at 12:38 am May 1st, 2019
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina speaks at a session of the 11th Parliament on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 PID

The prime minister said the government has taken many steps to keep the share market stable

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday warned that action will be taken if anyone wants to play with the share market.

"... if anyone wants to play [with the share market], obviously we are taking action and will take so," she said while giving her winding-up speech in the second session of the 11th parliament.

The prime minister said the government has taken many steps to keep the share market stable.

"Those who are going to the [share] market should know that there is the possibility of both profit and loss. When you make profits, you will be happy but when you incur losses, you shift the blame on the government. That is not fair," she said.

She said the government is necessary taking steps for the capital market. 

Sheikh Hasina also mentioned that the government wants the stock market to run with stability.

"We do not want the market to suddenly go up and down. We are taking appropriate measures to control it," she added.

Noting that the share market is like gambling, Hasina said: "You can make profits as well as you can incur losses. Those who will go the capital market have to consider it."

Hasina assured that there is nothing to be worried about the capital market as the government is taking steps for its betterment. 

Talking about the “controversy” over the colour of the Bangladesh National Cricket team's jersey for the World Cup, the prime minister said it was made following the rules and regulations of the International Cricket Council.

She said two sets of jersey were made this time and one was of maroon colour and other of green. 

"In the green one, the colour of 'Bangladesh' was in red. But the ICC raised their objection, saying it can't be written in red, it has to be in white. That is why it is white," she said.

She said there will be some red colour in the monogram or there will be the touch of red colour in some other places. 

"Saying that the jersey has turned into Pakistan’s one is not correct. If the ICC gives dress code or puts objection, we have to follow that. It does not mean that we are copying some others' jersey. It would be better not to see the matter this way," she said.

Sheikh Hasina urged all to stand against terrorism and militancy with united efforts. "We want peace and prosperity in Bangladesh," she said.

She said giving the misinterpretation of religion; some people are misguiding a section of people to kill others. 

"Questions arise in mind how those who are thinking to go to the heaven by killing innocent people think so. How will they go to the heaven?" she said.

Posing a question, the prime minister said: "Why don't those, who are giving the lesson that by killing innocent people one could go to the heaven, go to the heaven first?"

"Those giving the lesson are not dying, but they are using some youths and turning them into bigots. The lesson givers should go first and inform us whether they enter heaven. Then we will go. They should do that at least," she said.

She urged the people of the country to remain alert and take steps if they see any abnormal activity anywhere.

Regarding Water Supply & Sewerage Authority (Wasa) water, Sheikh Hasina said dirt is seen in water in some places, urging people to clean their water reservoirs regularly.

"Water tanks should be cleaned at least after every 3 to 4 months," she said.

But she said if Wasa supplies dirty water, people should complain about it through the emergency phone number.

The prime minister, however, ruled out the possibility to extend the age limit for entering government jobs.

She also welcomed BNP MPs for joining parliament.