tv DW News - Interview with Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister of Bangladesh Deutsche Welle February 14, 2019 5:30pm-5:46pm CET
discover. my. subscription. documentary. for the first time after her real action shake us you know the prime minister from bangladesh gave an interview to an international broadcaster and that was with thoughts of ellen we talked about her priorities about her fears and what she wants to leave behind ones she will have left the office. shaken scene obvious sitting here underneath the painting of your father who is the founder of bangladesh which about a month he was assassinated in august one thousand eight hundred seventy five
alongside with many of your family members but you weren't your sister you stayed in germany at that very day has this shaped your relationship to germany. well. we will have always a good relationship and in seventy far as mark you know my husband was a nuclear scientist and he was walking and cut through adversity so we just won the all four hundred well through days. that i was a student or governor or city but i have. two plates and i took my sister with me i said there's. world building. in your city area and we've had very good environment for study. but it is unfortunate that within fifteen days that we have nobody and we will you kill this to sister
yes my government immediately they inform us if we want to stay by their two accepted so that way you can say yes because we were so german has been a special no. friendly gesture to us so you are now in office for the third time in a row and i hear rumors that you say this might be your last heard. i want to. cause a kid to hurt and before that i was by ministers was the way forward so i don't know on the ground new for more. i think that everybody should take a break and then we can make a coalition for younger generation so you would say this is probably your last term
understand you right where i become primaries are for us then i said look i don't want to continue i want to lead other to do but i going to stop because well after starting for establishing democracy and people's months of patients that's what i would love to talk with you about prime minister so what would you like to accomplish within this next five years. for security accommodation and occasion health care job opportunity this message means then definitely every human being want a better life then we have to ensure that my father his whole life or his. people and the country the liberty the country he wanted to build of this country as a prosperous country but he could do it so i feel that. this is my job but when you talk about establishing
a democracy there's more you want to establish it's like freedom of speech is human rights it's sure gender equality what are you going to do in this regard listen actually. what you seem now in the country it is not like this. as because our country ruled by a military dictator time and again no movement freedom of movement that was a situation. we had only one television no private television lot where would they do how people can exercise that freedom of speech so you saying you coming really really lot of change. and i didn't and to six when i first time i become prime minister first thing i decided that i will open up everything to the private sector one thing is to ensure
freedom of space and show people's freedom of movement and right i'm our first perjury was to ensure good security. so a country become self-sufficient in food then. a location that is also very very important because i'm less you are the good people how can you build up this country as a poverty very country prime minister would you consider education one of your priorities priorities will talk initiative that we should ensure that each and every one should get. side by side of the question we started building schools or there is no is school and also and car is children to go to school we started giving mother some money or some classes so that she should send their children to their school so that we and carries them for
education and for health care we started to stop listening community health care center what i feel that the best signal is the who the shelter education then job opportunity that is also. and also security so it is that human errors which was freedom of speech play for you you just said early on the only state rule of media this is changing in your country is it like also a basic need that people have the freedom of expression always of course they can and you supported one hundred percent hundred percent also critical voices who criticize your your style of leadership or your decisions which you say this is part of democracy listen if you work more than you will. hear more criticism but. you should ask my people that their asset is why they are
not what they think well that they are getting. all what they need or that i can say i will provide this we all remember i think the world does as well the situation of bloggers here and thank bangladesh some years ago many of them got murdered and killed on the streets. well some incident happened but they needed to take action now you know. tourism become worldwide problem and bangladesh also first some extent but immediately we took action we declared you know tolerance to terrorism and you could have control that how do you do that i mean zero tolerance it sounds so easy to do it's not that is it is very complicated this is true but
what i did well in one hand i strengthen our law enforcement agencies and we train them i am special. i was meant for them but what is more effective that is i just dark you and i go to the people i call upon the people but besides you well as you needed to build a coalition with fundamentalist groups like. al islam during the elections so do they want something out of that now i told you that in this country everybody has food of every species so there have also a right to spell out ok i have no one but what we have to do of course have to do because we all do pas the law about the matters. and they are also involving. whole society but you will fight for the right as you have
all changed the constitution only law or. taking action will not solve the problem but what i have done that our education for girls is totally free up to world class then we provide a stipend for them. free books we distribute for all the student and even our primary section the girls and goldman is more than boys. and now parents know their want their children should we do that then we create a job opportunity for girls also because education is free now parents also want that. his girl should. you know you know kate so they're also think that their girls are going to care so that then she will get a job so he marries is not the only aim opportunity for yes actually
you have to change the mindset in the past parents to think well why are sure that where the girl because one day she will get married she will go to the other another family but now they don't think that now this thing that yes i should regret my girl she will be eligible to our money and well then she may get married so that we are bringing in a change in the society gradually know our trial measures has reduced demand as do you you might infer that i hear yes it doesn't matter if anybody supported you doing the election this is something you're not that's not negotiable for you girls for climbing i have done don and it will continue it will be well i don't want to fight with them are there and want to aspire lap or i will do it now what is my job that is to keep peace in this country
a peaceful atmosphere right so well i've told you the people have. to speak what they want to but. what is good for the country would for the people who would for the girls or boys are a human being that is my concern and of course i will do that i would like to come one more time back to the elections which just happened a ruling coalition won two hundred eighty eight out of three hundred seats that's ninety six percent that's nearly one hundred percent what happened to the opposition actually you see when you contest election what people want to see who is the leader they wouldn't present that. actually their lack of politics is mainly they are that they present any leadership that who will run the country next secularism is under threat in your country no no you don't says no so you're not
afraid of like really islamistic forces forces out there are no doubt about it but who can see the condition in this country we have religion harmony it's every religion people that are formed people get killed on the streets because of criticizing or not living conform. not just religious i know this is not true they got threatened i mean we were talking about bloggers earlier on i mean this is there is a danger in the streets isn't it yes i told you that you incident took place but immediately we took. no step then stopped in our country we all. create most that each and every religion them perform their religion food peacefully on our ability so groceries doesn't mean that no leisure no.
we believe in division and everybody should have that right and we have it in harmony so you don't feel any threat. some. people sometimes that use it but that is the wrong way the. promise of thank you so very much indeed. we may come over a week watches of the under budget but we are december seventh this is. the month to shape the continent's future it's part of enjoying some stairs as they share their story their dreams and their challenges the seven percent plan for africa.
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