Popular social media platform Facebook has appointed Sabhanaz Rashid Diya as Bangladesh affairs officer for the company.
The Minister for Posts and Telecommunications, Mustafa Jabbar, held an online meeting with the regional headquarters of Facebook in Singapore on Monday, where the team at Facebook introduced Shabanaz to the minister.
Facebook's Head of Safety Vikram Seng, Facebook's Director of Public Policy Ashwini Rana, Iram Iqbal of Facebook's mobile partner division, Bangladesh telecommunication regulatory commission (BTRC) Director General Brigadier General Mustafa Kamal, National Board of Revenue (Tax Policy) member Alamgir Hossain, First Secretary Kazi Farid Uddin and senior officials including BTRC Senior Assistant Directors Tousif Shahriar and Amjad Hossain were also present during the meeting.
Sources at the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications said that officials in Facebook's Singapore office have told them that Diya, a Bangladeshi Bengali speaker, has been appointed to look after the part of Bangladesh with speedy resolution of any existing problem regarding content.
The minister thanked Facebook for taking this initiative and fruitful step, reports Prothom Alo.
The people attending the meeting were also informed that Facebook will work with BTRC and other concerned authorities to implement their transparent activities in Bangladesh through at least one meeting with the authorities every month.