"The country has come to a standstill. It seems there is no government here. The country cannot be run under the failed and incompetent government."
leader of the opposition
and chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party
opposing the move to increase the salaries of the members of the parliament.
"I have come here on behalf of the prime minister who has directed authorities to arrest all those involved in teasing the girl and responsible for pushing her towards suicide.None will be spared and reluctance of law enforcers in arresting the wicked friends of Rezaul will not be tolerated."
the prime minister's office.
Nineteen-year-old Rezaul Karim allegedly harassed Umme Kulsum Elora, a 14-year-old girl, several times, because of which the latter killed herself.
"There is a limit to stunt. They don't need salaries and allowances. They looted thousand crores of taka when they were in power."
prime minister. .
"Creating laws that shield government officials from prosecution would send a clear message that the government is not serious in fighting corruption."
Human Rights Watch
asking the government not to adopt any amendment that would restrict the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Cartoon by Tanmoy
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