A few months ago, there was a news item published in The Daily Star on how Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declined to sit in a royal chair at a function. Such austerity gesture was praised by the media including The Daily Star.
Now that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was on a state visit to India, and took her sister Sheikh Rehana, why is the media including The Daily Star silent on the mockery of austerity? What is more disheartening about this is that their visit to India is being paid by the Bangladeshi taxpayers.
This is certainly not the change we expected from Sheikh Hasina.