Coast Guard requests press not to use ‘piracy’ for ‘robbery’ 

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:03, Dec 22,2019 | Updated: 00:04, Dec 22,2019


Bangladesh Coast Guard on Thursday requested journalists not to use the word ‘piracy’ or ‘pirate’ while referring to robbery incidents on inland and coastal waterways.

The word ‘piracy’ on sea refers to robbery or criminal incidents outside the maritime boundary of the country while the incidents handled by the coast guards occur along the coast of the country and is thus robbery, said a release.

The coast guards requested journalists to use the word ‘local robber’ in place of ‘pirate’ and ‘robbery’ instead of ‘piracy’.

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