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DSA in Bangladesh much simpler than in Western countries: PM

Staff Reporter:

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that the Digital Security Act in Bangladesh is much simpler com-pared to the similar laws in other civilized countries, including the United States.
“Our law is simpler than in other countries,” she told Voice of America Bangla Service in Washington on Monday.
She, however, said that since the DSA is being discussed so much, her government will look into and examine similar digital security laws in the United States of America, the United Kingdom, European countries and beyond to know how it is applied in those countries and what are the penalties.
“We are bringing forward the American law to see what is there. We will see that,” she said hinting that Bangladesh will incorporate if there is a harsher punishment than in Bangladesh’s law and address if any lacking.
The Prime Minister, now in the US, made the remarks when the VoA journalist wanted to know how Bangladesh will proceed regarding amendments to the Digital Security Act.
She said if someone is creating social unrest or disrupting people’s security or imparting militancy train-ing or learning bomb making on line then what is the justification that no action can be taken against that person.
“The issue is that if someone, known as a journalist, tries to steal a file in one of my ministries, should that person be rewarded? If you do it in a civilized country, what action is taken against that person?” the PM said in countering the question.
Despite being caught red-handed the said journalist was made a hero and awarded, she wondered.
“While the whole world was in total disarray due to Covid-19, when we were discussing buying vac-cines, the officer caught the file thief directly. Then it turned out that the person became a hero and was rewarded. But it doesn’t seem so easy to me. If it were in any other country, developed country or civi-lized country, then what would they do? the prime minister posed the question.
She said the digital security law exists not only in Bangladesh, but it is in all countries of the world, it is also in America and England.
A greater number of people is using internet and mobile phones more than ever. Out of Bangladesh’s 17 crore people, 12-13 crore people use SIMs, she said.
“There are so many things… so many… online teaching how to make bombs, how to kill people, how to do things or things like that, these need to be stopped. I think this should be given special attention in-ternationally. Action needs to be taken against those who teach criminality, to show various social injus-tices, where everyone from small children to teenagers (see teenagers),” said the prime minister
However, she said, they are quite vigilant about the Digital Security Act. “Even our country had a law earlier, when military dictators were in power, that could arrest any journalist without a summon. After I (Awami League government) came, I stopped them and simplified them.”
“So here, it is not the case that journalists are being harassed. Anyone here, if they do any anti-social activities or any provocative activities, any militant activities, generally action is taken against them,” she added.

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