Bangladesh CG: robbery not piracy

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

Bangladesh Coast Guard has 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.

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Source: http://www.newagebd.net

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