'Suu Kyi also had to struggle like me'
'Suu Kyi also had to struggle like me' | Bangladesh | bdnews24.com
Wed, Apr 4th, 2012 2:02 pm BdST
Dhaka, Apr 4 (bdnews24.com) – Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday congratulated Burmese pro-democracy leader A Aung San Suu Kyi and her party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), on winning a landslide in the recent elections.
"Suu Kyi's party won a landslide in the election. I heartily congratulate her," she said at a programme at the city's Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
"She too had to struggle like me," Hasina remarked.
Suu Kyi's NLD party contested in 44 of the 45 available seats in Sunday's polls and won in every one of them. She herself became MP for the first time dealing a crushing blow to a ruling party created by the former military junta that kept her locked her up for 15 years.
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) organised the reception programme for the prime minister on Bangladesh's winning the legal battle over sea limits dispute with Myanmar in a UN court.
The UN International Tribunal for Law of the Seas (ITLOS), on Mar 14, delivered its sea limit verdict resolving the 38-year old dispute. Immediately after the verdict, foreign minister Dipu Moni had said that Bangladesh got more than it claimed in its long-running dispute.
Opposition BNP, however, has been demanding the government to make the full verdict public. Senior opposition leaders have been alleging from the beginning that the government did not really 'win' the sea limit verdict rather lost.