Monday, May 28, 2007

Awami League secretary, three ministers, two MPs detained

In a major anti-graft crackdown today, Bangladesh security forces detained the second man of Awami League, one of two biggest political parties, former home minister and his deputy, three more former MPs and a city mayor.
Reacting strongly for the party's general secretary Abdul Jalil's arrest, Awami League president Sheikh Hasina said the government's ongoing drive seems to be against politics, not corruption.
Jalil, who was speaking for reform in the political party, was recently vocal demanding the caretaker government and the Election Commission (EC) specify the time for holding the next election and lift the ban on indoor politics without delay.
Read The Daily Star story

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