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  16 May 2022, 19:43
Update : 16 May 2022, 21:39

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 
laundering. 

"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 
Hasina. 

Awami League's Forest and Environment Sub-Committee organised the discussion 
at the Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib auditorium of National Museum at 
Shahbagh here.

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 
them."

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.
 
 

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