12:00 AM, December 07, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:30 AM, December 07, 2018

Arson as in 2014-15 not wanted again

Says prime minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government did not want to see the people burning alive which had happened in 2014-15 in the name of resisting election and ousting the government.

“We saw the horrible picture of burning a man alive... such horrible acts cannot be committed by any normal person... what happened in Bangladesh in 2014 and 2015 was unbelievable. We don't want such incidents to take place in Bangladesh in future,” she said at the closing ceremony of the 107th, 108th and 109th Law & Administration Courses at Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy.

The PM said some 500 people were killed and 3,900 people injured in 2014 while hundreds of institutions, vehicles, rail locomotives and launches were damaged.

Hasina said the voting right is one of the basic rights of the people and they will cast their votes for whoever they like.

“Let the democratic trend continue in the country. If it continues, the development of the country will be maintained.”

She asked the newly recruited public servants to perform their duties to develop Bangladesh imbued with patriotism.

“Honesty is the real power...you have to discharge your duties with sincerity and attitude of dutifulness towards people.”

Hasina directed the employees of the republic to remain vigilant against terrorism, militancy and drugs as these evil menaces could destroy a family, society and country.

She mentioned that the government's drives against these menaces would continue.

Briefly describing various development activities taken by her government to make Bangladesh a developing country, she stated that Bangladesh would no longer get the facilities it is currently enjoying as a Least Developed Country.

State Minister for Public Administration Ministry Ismat Ara Sadique and Public Administration Secretary Faiz Ahmed, among others, also spoke at the programme.

Earlier, the PM distributed certificates among the participants of the two courses.

She enjoyed a colourful cultural programme performed by the trainees of the 107th, 108th and 109th Law & Administration Courses.

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