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PM: No chance of incidents like 1/11 again

  • Published at 11:13 am September 30th, 2019
Sheikh Hasina
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a press conference at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York on Sunday, September 29, 2019 Focus Bangla

She said Myanmar should build confidence among the Rohingyas

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said there is no chance of the recurrence any incident like 1/11 in Bangladesh, as her government is taking punitive actions against all corruptions.

The premier said: "We are taking measurers in advance so that no 1/11-like incident happens again in Bangladesh. I can tell you there will be no need of any 1/11-like situation.

"I will take actions if any unjust happens, no matter who commits that, even if that person belongs to my own party. The purge must begin from own house."

The prime minister made the statement while addressing a press conference at the Permanent Mission of Bangladesh in New York on Sunday, reports UNB.

Stating that some people are used to showing off their wealth, she said: "We need to give a blow to this section of society."

Hasina said she does politics for the wellbeing of people and has come to power after being elected, and she always thinks about their wellbeing.

She said they will have to be careful so that there is no bad effect on her party or society due to the prolonged stay in power. “I have to tackle that as well. That is why I am conducting this drive (against corruption)."

 Stating that a section of people might be unhappy due to this drive, the prime minister said it matters little to her.

She added: "I have no affection for them as I want each and every person of Bangladesh to stay happy and live a better life.”

She went on saying: "It cannot be allowed that a few people will pollute society by taking [political] advantage. This is not acceptable to me. So, I am taking actions."

The prime minister said it is unimaginable that gambling machinery can enter Bangladesh under cover of sports item import.

 Earlier, she said the government had conducted successful drive against militants to check any possible anarchic situation in Bangladesh.

"Drive against drugs is still on, we are almost successful in that too, now we have started drive against corruption."

 Hasina said her government has been working tirelessly for the economic development of Bangladesh and is formulating projects for rapid development and allotting funds for that.

"I want every penny of that fund to be used properly and that all projects finish smoothly. If there is any irregularity, the development of Bangladesh will be hampered," she added.

Letter to Trump

Responding to a question, the prime minister said she has extended a letter to US President Trump during the luncheon hosted by the UN secretary general.

Asked about the content of the letter, Hasina said the government is trying to bring back the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who have been living in the United States. "Basically, I have given him the letter to inform him about the matter."

The prime minister said she also informed him about the issue during the luncheon.

She said one of Bangabandhu’s killers is staying in Canada, too. "The killers of Bangabandhu are staying in different parts of the world. We are requesting all to send them back.

"These killers are not good for those countries also."

Hasina said if those countries send the killers of Bangabandhu back to Bangladesh, it will be possible to implement the court verdict.

The Rohingya crisis

Replying to a question about the Rohingya crisis, the prime minister said Myanmar has created the crisis and it must take its responsibility for it.  

"Myanmar has created the problem and they will have to resolve it."

Turning to the comments of the Myanmar leader in the 74th UNGA, in which he described Bangladesh's demand for creating safe zone in Myanmar for Rohingyas as baseless, Sheikh Hasina said it is a matter of shame and dishonour, and also shows weakness of Myanmar that its citizens took shelter in another country as refugees.

"This is our biggest question, why are they not taking back their nationals from Bangladesh?" she asked.

 The prime minister said Myanmar should build confidence among the Rohingyas, so that they can return to their homeland.

"It is a matter of shame for Myanmar that the Rohingyas have no confidence to return to their own country," she added. 

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