Thursday, May 24, 2007

no chance of military involvement in politics

As longtime whispers of army's take over or military involvement in politics in Bangladesh go on, army chief Lt. Gen. Moeen U Ahmed Wednesday rejected outright the possibilities, saying the army is not the proper institution to run the government. (Read The Daily Star story)
Menatime, in a major uplift to the hierarchies of the armed forces today, Bangladesh government elevated Moeen U Ahmed to four-star general as it also elevated Navy chief rear admiral Sarwar Zahan Nizam to vice-admiral, air chief vice-marshal SM Ziaur Rahman to air marshal.
Three major generals have also been promoted to lieutenant general while three brigadier generals to major general in the significant move that came 133 days after the military put in position a civilian government when the country was standing on the brink of an abyss.

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