Talking about money laundering doesn't befit BNP: Hasan
DHAKA, May 16, 2022 (BSS) - Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan
Mahmud today said BNP should not talk about money laundering as its acting
chairman and his younger brother have already been convicted for money
"Talking about money laundering doesn't suit BNP as its acting chairman
remains fugitive while their party's chairperson has whitened black money,"
the minister said.
"The country became champion in corruption for five consecutive times during
their (BNP) tenure and BNP's acting chairman and his younger brother were
convicted for money laundering. Even, the FBI testified against BNP's party
chairman on money laundering.
The laundering money of his brother was uncovered in Singapore and the money
was brought back to the country," he said.
"They (BNP) are nothing but 'world thieves' for their corruptions. With due
respect, I would like to tell BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam
Alamgir that he is the spokesperson of those 'world thieves' though it is
unendurable truth," Hasan said while addressing a discussion marking the
historical Homecoming Day of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh
Awami League's Forest and Environment Sub-Committee organised the discussion
at the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib auditorium of National Museum at
The minister said the government has uncovered the money laundering incidents
and the money launderers are being brought to book. One of the money launders
PK Halder has arrested recently, he added.
He said, "We know about other money launderers along with BNP's acting
chairman and his brother ....we are finding out them. You (countrymen) will
be able to know their names gradually.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will continue her stringent actions against
Over the comparison of Bangladesh with Sri Lanka, he said, "There is no use
of posing Sri Lanka's example to Bangladesh. It is unnecessary to compare Sri
Lanka with Bangladesh, which has already constructed Padma Bridge with its
own fund and given $200 million loan to Colombo," said Hasan, also Awami
League joint general secretary.
He said BNP leaders and activists are locked into clash each other while
holding rallies across the country in the name of movement. "We are not in
the field till now. But, we will be on the field if any anarchy situation is
created," he added.
With the return of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina to the country on May
17, 1981 after a long exile, the democracy and the spirit of the liberation
war returned to the country.
"The homecoming of Sheikh Hasina was not only the individual return of
Bangabandhu's daughter, but also the return of democracy and the spirit of
the liberation," he added.
"She will always remain beside the countrymen," Hasan added.
National University Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Mashiur Rahman, Dhaka
University (DU) Pro Vice Chancellor Dr Abdus Samad, DU Social Science
Department Professor Dr Sadeka Halim, Press Institute of Bangladesh director
general Zafar Wazed and eminent columnist Subhash Sing Roy, among others,
addressed the discussion with the sub-committee chairman Professor Dr
Khandakar Bazlul Haque in the chair.
AL Forest and Environment secretary Delowar Hossain conducted the discussion.