Blake's remarks on Prof Yunus disgraceful
A group of eminent personalities yesterday reacted against the recent comment of US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Robert O Blake on Grameen Bank and Dr Professor Muhammad Yunus.
The crisis surfacing in the professional life of Dr Yunus is merely an internal issue of Bangladesh, said a statement signed by MM Akash, a professor of Economics department of University of Dhaka.
Robert O Blake's comment on the present crisis between the government and Prof Yunus has severely disgraced dignity and sovereignty of Bangladesh, said the statement where 58 personalities signed. The statement is beyond diplomatic norms, it added.
Different opinions and debates are present among various quarters in society regarding steps taken by the government and Grameen Bank to resolve the issue. "Different internal efforts are active to resolve the crisis," the statement said.
The signatories think it is a moral responsibility of any self-dignified Bangladeshi to protest such attack on the dignity of Bangladesh and opined that Dr Yunus should also protest Blake's comment.
It is very important for the concerned political forces, in the interest of the country's independence and sovereignty, to come out from the culture of maintaining a submissive relation with a foreign force, it added.