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Bangladesh Makes Remarkable Progress in IT
Source: southasia.oneworld.net
Source Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Focus: ICT for MDGs
Country: Bangladesh
Created: Aug 26, 2014

According to former Malaysian Premier Mahathir Mohamad, the Right to Information Act will help increase the esteem of the people of Bangladesh. Dhaka: Praising the policy of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the digitization process of Bangladesh, former Malaysian Premier Mahathir Mohamad yesterday said the country has made remarkable progress in the field of information technology. The father of the modern Malaysia opined comprehensive plan comprised with new policy and technology would help Bangladesh towards the journey of development, according to a message received here. He made the remarks while Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu met with him at his office in Putrajaya. The former Prime Minister of Malaysia said democracy would be sustainable if the national interest is prioritized in all aspects. Mahathir hoped Right to Information Act will help increase the esteem of the people of Bangladesh.

The information minister at noon made a call on with Malaysian Communication and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek at Cyberjaya, Selangor. Inu reached Kuala Lumpur on a three-day official visit on Sunday. Inu laid emphasis to identify the fields of mutual cooperation in developing media sector of both the countries. The Malaysian Minister stressed for updating the MoU that inked in 1980s for the cooperation in media sector. Highlighting the measures taken by Malaysia to foil cyber crime, Shabery assured to provide policy support to Bangladesh in the field of combating cyber crime. Additional Secretary of Information Ministry Harun-or-Rashid and Bangladeshi High Commissioner to Malaysia A K M Atikur Rahman were present during the meetings. The information minister is likely to return home on August 20.

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