It is quite natural that other Nobel laureates and those who admire Prof Yunus’ two unique and successful development experimentations – microcredit and social business – would be feeling extremely concerned.
Journalists’ fate is again being determined in the dark.
National election Bangladesh: As the election is getting nearer, the possibility of a nightmarish pre-election period is driving fear and panic among the people.
When economic conditions are normal, the importance of the protective role of democracy is often not felt.
Taking note of the new US visa policy, the foreign ministry yesterday said Bangladesh appreciates that the international community, including the US, firmly stands by the prime minister’s commitment to ensure free and fair elections.
Full text of US Asst Secy of State Donald Lu’s interview with Tritiyo Matra
The US will impose visa restrictions on individuals and their immediate family members “if they are responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic election process in Bangladesh”.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said an election-time government can be formed with the parties having representation in parliament, although the next general election will be held following the Westminster-style of democracy in Britain.
South Korea, like Bangladesh, was a poor country in the 1960s. It has now become a highly developed nation and supports other countries in their development process