The Bangladesh Army Headquarters has strongly condemned the report titled ‘All the Prime Minister’s Men’ published on the Qatar-based television network Al Jazeera as false and baseless.
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This was stated in a press release signed by Rashedul Alam Khan, Assistant Director, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Ministry of Defense, on Tuesday (February 2nd) night.
“It’s actually a sequel to a self-interested group that has been trying to destabilize the country in recent times,” the statement said. Commentators on the report are David Bergman, who was convicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, former cadet Zulkarnain Ser Khan (portrayed as Sami in the report) and Tasnim Khalil, editor-in-chief of the infamous Netra News, who was expelled from the Bangladesh Military Academy on drug charges.
It is not clear how an international news channel like Al-Jazeera could associate itself with tainted criminals. The connection of evil-inspired and devoted personalities to their past credentials has been clearly visible. The video has been created using technology together with clips from various government, social and private events. Several disconnected events have been edited together with a voice in the background. The Bangladesh Army has condemned the misinformation provided in the report on the procurement of mobile interceptor devices from Israel. The fact is that equipment was procured from Hungary for one of the militants due to his deployment in UN peacekeeping missions. Nowhere in the equipment was it written that these were Israeli sources. There is no opportunity to procure defense cooperation from Israel, as the country has no formal diplomatic relations with Bangladesh.
The Bangladesh Army is considering the reporter as an attempt by a group to break the harmony between different government agencies in order to create obstacles in the way of the development and progress of the country. At present, the Bangladesh Army is the most disciplined under the chain of command and loyal to the constitution and the government. The Bangladesh Army has always respected the Government of Bangladesh and will continue to do so and contribute to the efforts to build our beloved motherland.