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Awami League Lawmaker Shamim Osman

Withdraw indecent comments

The Editors' Council has strongly condemned the indecent language used by ruling Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman against journalists. Urging Shamim to immediately withdraw his indecent comments, the council in a statement yesterday said no intimidation can create obstacles for newsmen pursuing journalism in a courageous and neutral manner. “It is beyond imagination that a common citizen can make such indecent remarks, let alone a lawmaker,” read the statement signed by Golam Sarwar, president of the council. The council, it added, believes...

Fake votes cast at 30pc centres

Huge numbers of fake votes were cast in at least 30 percent polling centres in the Narayangaj-5 by-election on Thursday, said Election Working Group (EWG). “The by-election was mostly peaceful, but many incidents of casting fake votes have been reported,” mentioned a report by the EWG. An alliance of 29 civil society platforms, the EWG works for ensuring transparent and accountable electoral process. It unveiled the report yesterday at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club. Jatiya Party nominee Selim Osman,...

'Shamim never helped Nur Hossain flee'

'Shamim never helped Nur Hossain flee'

Slain Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam's father-in-law Shahidul Islam yesterday contradicted earlier statements by his other relatives over Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman's role in prime accused Nur Hossain's escape from the country. Speaking at a press conference in Dhaka Reporters Unity office, Shahidul, locally known as Shahid Chairman, claimed Shamim did not assist...

Nur Hossain's Phone Call

Shamim admits but claims no ill-motive

Shamim admits but claims no ill-motive

Following the leak of his phone call with seven-murder accused Nur Hossain, Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman yesterday admitted to making the conversation but claimed the media published it partially. During a briefing at his Gulshan residence in the capital, Shamim said he had asked Hossain to surrender before the court if he had...

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