A corrupt nation
The other day (September 21, 2010) turning on the television, I happened to see a treasury bench member speaking on the microphone at the National Assembly on rights and privileges enjoyed by the MPs and the negative attitude of the media towards them. Since it sounded interesting, I kept watching BTV, which was telecasting live the parliament session. Later on, the Honourable Speaker of parliament took over and began delivering his speech. At one point he mentioned that some car dealers met him with the purpose of supplying cars for the MPs and that they would reward him with a sum of Tk. 200 crore if a purchase of Tk.800 crore is made (not sure about the figure). The Honourable Speaker, being an honest man, got alarmed and decided to refrain from such a venture and refer the matter to the Honourable Prime Minister. With the Honourable Speaker's speech at the National Assembly, it has now become officially established that this nation is indeed a corrupt nation, irrespective of what the TIB says or not. The party in power always denies the TIB report on corruption.
I thank Mr. Speaker for disclosing the unpleasant truth to the nation over the electronic media.