Govt did not show 'due respect' to ABM Musa
Journalists, civil society members and politicians yesterday criticised the government for not showing “due respect” to veteran journalist ABM Musa after his death.
They condemned the ruling government for not providing guard of honour to the intrepid journalist for his contributions to the birth of an independent Bangladesh through audacious journalism during the Liberation War.
They made the comments at a reminiscence programme organised by the Nagorik Oikya in the city's Jatiya Press Club, with its Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna in the chair.
It will be hard to find a person like Musa to speak boldly for the country's people and democracy, they observed.
“When a person like ABM Musa failed to get respect from this government, we are really worried about our future,” said Matiur Rahman Chowdhury, editor of Bangla daily Manabzamin.
Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik Secretary Badiul Alam Majumder, columnist Syed Abul Moksud, New Age Editor Nurul Kabir, Gonoforum General Secretary Mostafa Mohsin Mantu, Dhaka University teacher Prof Asif Nazrul, among others, spoke.
The Ekushey Award recipient passed away at a hospital in the capital on April 9, ending a 60-year-long chequered career in journalism. He was on life support for the last several days before his death.