By all means necessary

February 16, 2015
Muhammad Q. Islam
By all means necessary

Politicians seek power to use it for the benefit of the people whom they represent.
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Posted in Education, Government, Politics, Terrorism, Violence | 6 Comments »

“Don’t worry so much. Give it time.”

June 2, 2014
Muhammad Q. Islam
“Don’t worry so much. Give it time.”

The depraved murder of seven people in Narayanganj on April, 2014 has shocked a nation. Forty years ago, in April 1974, the nation was similarly stunned
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Posted in Uncategorized | 8 Comments »

Thailand and Bangladesh: A tale of two countries

December 29, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Thailand and Bangladesh: A tale of two countries

Recent events in Thailand bear some parallels with events in Bangladesh. In both countries, the party out of power demands an interim caretaker government.
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Posted in Politics | 9 Comments »

The Jamaat conundrum

September 22, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
The Jamaat conundrum

A few days back, the nation’s High Court, by a majority decision, declared that Jamaat-e-Islami’s registration with the Election Commission
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat | 29 Comments »

Going the Morsi way: CTG issue and politics of confrontation

July 20, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Going the Morsi way: CTG issue and politics of confrontation

Those watching the unfolding of drama in Egypt are bemused by the politics of the progressives, the liberal voice that led the fight against
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Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

RMG sector in Bangladesh: Between a rock and a hard place

April 28, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
RMG sector in Bangladesh: Between a rock and a hard place

There is that old adage, don’t kill the golden goose. The garment sector in Bangladesh has been giving for many years now. Along with the remittances
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Posted in Disaster, RMG | 5 Comments »

Of crime, punishment, and justice

February 9, 2013
Muhammad Q. Islam
Of crime, punishment, and justice

Reading Time 1 Minute: On March 7, 1971, I then a youth of high school age, marched with many to listen to Sheikh Mujibur Rahman deliver his historic speech
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Posted in 1971, AL/BNP/Jamaat, War Crimes Trial | 11 Comments »

Rest in Peace Biswajit

December 14, 2012
Muhammad Q. Islam
Rest in Peace Biswajit

I live in the United States, in the comfort of a secure job, a warm house, travelling to work on roads that let’s me drive 30 KM in 25 minutes.
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Posted in AL/BNP/Jamaat, Law and Justice | 17 Comments »

The cost of public corruption

October 18, 2012
Muhammad Q. Islam
The cost of public corruption

Tk 3600 crore embezzled from Sonali Bank! At Tk 80 per dollar, that’s a whopping $450,000,000.  Suranjit Sen Gupta and Tk 70 lakh?
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Posted in Corruption | 16 Comments »

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