Law Minister Anisul Huq said the defamation suit filed by Rizal Commercial Banking Corp (RCBC) against Bangladesh Bank is to deceive the people of the Philippines, reports bdnews24.com.
"To me, the RCBC officials' conduct was not lawful. I think they filed the suit just to deceive the people of their own country," he said in response to a question after a meeting with Japan's Ambassador in Bangladesh Hiroyasu Izumi at the Secretariat on Thursday.
"I am saying this because the Philippines government and the Philippines Senate blamed the RCBC for hacking. It is not defamatory if Bangladesh sues them in line with the law. "
The RCBC filed the suit at a local court in the Philippines on March 6 over what the BB says are baseless claims of its complicity in the 2016 cyber heist of Bangladesh's foreign exchange reserves.
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