She said that Some people are carrying out criminal activities by misusing facebook, viber, whatapps. Bangladesh Asia Elections. She has been praised for presiding over healthy GDP expansion, with the country set to graduate from a least developed country to a middle-income nation, and lauded for opening Bangladesh's doors to around one million Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Myanmar. Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet in lead up to election day The country's telecom regulator say it ordered mobile operators to shut down 3G, 4G services until December 30 midnight.
Toggle navigation. Accept Cookies. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission BTRC sent a letter to mobile operators, isp, telephone companies to stop facebook browsing, viber and whatsApp message, voice or video call services immediately.
As Bangladeshis get set for Sunday's parliamentary elections , there are fears that violence and intimidation could keep many voters away.
A spokesman for the RAB, Bangladesh's elite security force, said on Saturday they had arrested eight men for spreading rumours on social media before the poll. Sign up for our Newsletter. Facebook, Viber and Whatsapp were blocked in the morning after Supreme court announced of verdict maintaining its previous ruling that upheld death penalty mirttudonddo to war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury of BNP and Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed of Jamaat.
We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Give us feedback. Bangladesh Government unblocked facebook. The country's telecom regulator say it ordered mobile operators to shut down 3G, 4G services until December 30 midnight.
Facebook users can not open facebook dot com from your home or office after the direction. Courts ruled she was ineligible to run from her colonial-era Dhaka jail cell, where she's serving a 17-year sentence for corruption. The decade-long tenure of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina , whose ruling party hopes to retain power in the elections, has been marred by allegations of mass arrests and jailing of activists and critics, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings.
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Hasina, daughter of Bangladesh's founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and now its longest-serving leader, is seeking a third-straight term since winning a landslide in December 2008. News agencies.
But critics accuse her of muzzling free speech and clamping down on dissent, including through a draconian anti-press law toughened this year. Eminent citizens said in a rection that blocking a website is not only solution. The polls, the 11th since Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan in 1971, pit 71-year-old Hasina against a united opposition helmed by Kamal Hossain, 82, an Oxford-educated lawyer and former foreign minister.