Published:  03:04 AM, 15 March 2019

RCBC's case only to fool Filipinos: Anisul

RCBC's case only to fool Filipinos: Anisul

Law, Justice and Parlia-mentary Affairs Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said the defamation case filed against Bangladesh Bank recently by Philippine's Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) was to fool the people of Philippine's.

"It did not really seem to be a legal behavior by the officials of that bank. The Philippine government and its senate accused RCBC of the Bangladesh Bank reserve heist because of its conduct. So they filed the defamation case against Bangladesh Bank to fool its people."

"That is why, Phili-ppine's government and senate had held RCBC responsible for hacking the Bangladesh Bank's reserve." Anisul Huq came up with the observation while talking to journalists after holding a meeting with Japanese envoy in Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi at Bangladesh Secretariat.On March 6, RCBC filed a defamation case against the central bank of Bangladesh for "baseless allegation" in connection with the $81-million cyber heist three years ago.

The case filed with the Regional Trial Court in Makati City of Manila was served to BB Deputy Governor Abu Hena Mohammad Razee Hasan and other officials.When asked about the matters of discussion in the meeting, Anisul said the judges at International Court of Justice would be elected soon.

"A Japanese judge wants to contest there and they want Bangladesh's support in this regard. I told him that as Bangladesh would not give candidate in that election, I will be able to tell him about our decision regarding supporting them after discussing the matter with our Prime Minister," he added.The law minister also said he informed the envoy about the updates of the case filed over the Holey Artisan attack, where seven Japanese citizens lost their lives.

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