PM advises expatriates to follow laws of respective countries
Doha, March 8: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, who is visiting Qatar, has urged the expatriate Bangladeshis to strictly abide by the laws of the countries they work for. She also warned that Bangladesh will not make even the least effort to save them if anyone is involved in any crime by breaking the law.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the chief guest at a civic reception organized by expatriate Bangladeshis at the Bangladesh MH School in Qatar's capital Doha on Wednesday.
Sheikh Hasina said, "It will not be tolerated that the image of the country will be tarnished by the crime of any person."
She said that the laws of the country where he is staying should be followed. For example, if you are in Qatar, you must follow the laws of this country.
The head of the government said that if someone breaks this law or gets involved in any crime by breaking the law, we (the government) will not take responsibility, no one will take it. If he does not obey the laws of the country he is staying in, then he will be judged according to the prevailing laws of that country and everyone should keep this in mind. The government will not take responsibility for any crime.
She said, "If anyone is involved in any crime, we will not try to rescue him, we will not take any action, I am making it clear."
The Prime Minister said that the image of the country is ruined, because of one person, and other people suffer. They are in danger. That is why we want to send people with training. Many people do not take the training properly. She also said that there is information that many people collect the certificate by bribing the money during the training.
"At least convey this message to everyone, if anyone commits any crime here, Bangladesh will not take responsibility for that crime. I want to make it clear. Because we need to hear these things. The image of Bangladesh is damaged and the opportunity we get to send people abroad is also lost. They don't get the opportunity that 10 other people have. For one man's crime another man is punished," she added.