Can the garment workers be subdued?

August 4, 2010
Arshad Mahmud

The day aggrieved garment workers in Dhaka took to the streets last week protesting the recently announced minimum wage for them, BBC World News ran a segment showing similar protests in Cambodia, where garment workers, mostly women, were demonstrating demanding raising their minimum wage from the current $54 a...
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The mystique of PM’s son

March 19, 2011
Arshad Mahmud
The mystique of PM’s son

In early 2009, only days after the Awami League-led alliance returned to power with a thumping majority, a Bangladeshi lobby group organised a seminar in collaboration with Johns Hopkins’s University’s South Asia division here in Washington. I covered the seminar not so much for its title “Future challenges for Bangladesh”, but mostly out of interest...
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