Home  -  Back Issues  -  The Team  -  Contact Us
     Volume 9 Issue 6 | February 5, 2010|

  Cover Story
  Food for Thought
  In Retrospect
  Star Diary
  Book Review
  Write to Mita
  Post Script

   SWM Home


"Bangabandhu did not answer and I took it as a sign that he already knew about it. I was surprised because here was an intelligence gap--here is something that the president knew but I did not although I was the person who was supposed to be the first to get the information."
Maj Gen (retd) KM Shafiullah, Bir Uttam
the army chief when Bangabandhu was killed on August 15, 1975.

" Those whose permits have expired can participate in the voluntary repatriation programme, where they only need to pay a minimal amount for returning home. The deadline for this offer is May 16. "
Datuk Seri Hishamuddin
Malaysian Home Minister.
Around 20,000 Bangladeshi nationals have been working in Malaysia.
“Monitoring will also include the movement of foreigners after their visa, pass or permit has expired,” he has also said.

" It will be a great loss if the expatriates living in Malaysia for long are forced to return, because they are doing good business or working as skilled workers there."
Ghulam Mustafa
president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies.

"Participation itself is more important than triumph, this is what we believe and we have organised thiese games with that inspiration in mind."
Sheikh Hasina
prime minister
inaugurating the South Asian Games.

Cartoon by Tanmoy

Copyright (R) thedailystar.net 2010