Sorry says minister

Kathmandu

Jul 23, 2018-

Law Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang has apologised for his controversial statement about Nepali female medicine students in Bangladesh.

Issuing a press statement on Sunday, Minster Tamang apologised for causing distress to female students who are currently pursuing or have completed their MBBS in Bangladesh.

“I apologise for the remarks which have hurt the sentiments of female students who are pursuing and have completed MBBS in Bangladesh,” he said in the statement.

Noting that there are over 2,000 Nepali female students pursuing medical education in Bangladesh, Tamang said that his remarks were aimed at bringing to fore some of the issues that Nepali students face while studying abroad.

He said that the ministry had received complaints of Nepali girl students committing suicide and being subject to violence, and that the motive behind his remarks was to point out the need of establishing medical education institutions in Nepal so that students do not face such problems. (PR)

Published: 23-07-2018 07:22

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