Respect the will of voters, US congressman resolution says

United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Published: 01:13, Dec 09,2018 | Updated: 01:17, Dec 09,2018


United States Congressman William Richard Keating placed a resolution in the House of Representatives urging political leaders and judicial authorities in Bangladesh to respect the will of voters and ensure that all would be able to participate freely in the upcoming elections which would be impartial and inclusive.
The resolution also reaffirmed the commitment of the United States to promote free, fair, transparent and credible elections in Bangladesh.
Congressman William Richard Keating placed the resolution in the House of Representatives on Thursday, said US Congress web site source.
The resolution also called on the government of Bangladesh to respect the freedom of speech and of the press and to heed the Bangladesh Election Commission’s request to ensure security for minorities and maintain communal harmony for peaceful elections.
The resolution also commended the government and the people of Bangladesh for their generosity in hosting Rohingya refugees despite the hardships associated with responding to this man-made humanitarian disaster created by the Myanmar military and security force’s crimes against humanity and genocide against the Rohingya in Northern Rakhine state.

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