Opinion

Conspirators need to flip Bangladesh right into a failed state

A conglomerate of culprits comprising pro-Islamist Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration (BNP), pro-jihadist Jamaat-e-Islami, BNP’s convicted fugitive mini-boss Tarique Rahman and his lap-dogs akin to Tasneem Khalil, Zulkarnain Saer Sami alias Chhintaikari Sami (snatcher Sami), Mushfiqul Fazal Ansarey and quite a few BNP-Jamaat lobbyists in the UK and the USA are persevering with infamous conspiracy with the goal of turning Bangladesh right into a failed state. This conglomerate of culprits is operating vile propaganda towards Bangladesh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, members of the Bangabandhu household, the ruling Awami League, and regulation enforcement and intelligence businesses in Bangladesh whereas very sadly such propaganda and infamous lobbyist bids are left un-countered even if Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has repeatedly requested for confronting and countering anti-Bangladesh propaganda particularly in addition to evil lobbyist actions of BNP, Jamaat and their cronies.

On this article, I shall debunk among the infamous propaganda unfold by the enemies of Bangladesh, though there’s motive to be pessimistic that the state equipment would merely ignore these factors and will not take quick steps in additional spreading such exposures.

BNP-Jamaat allegations of huge corruption

For the previous a number of years, Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration, Jamaat-e-Islami, and their cohorts have been repeatedly stating that corruption has crossed the “all-time document” in Bangladesh. They’re elevating this challenge by way of lobbyists within the US and Britain and at any time when BNP-Jamaat leaders are assembly members of the diplomatic missions in Dhaka, regardless of the very fact of actuality being simply the alternative.

Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration fashioned a coalition authorities with war-criminal Jamaat-e-Islami in 2001 and through their tenure, Bangladesh had topped Transparency Worldwide’s most-corrupt nations for 3 consecutive instances. Through the 2001-2006 rule of the BNP-Jamaat authorities, corruption was rampant whereas then Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and her notorious sons – Tarique Rahman and Arafat Rahman Koko together with different members of Khaleda Zia’s household had been indulged in huge corruption, loot of public wealth and smuggling of tens of millions of {dollars} from Bangladesh to overseas nations. Tarique Rahman’s enterprise accomplice and “particular good friend” Giasuddin Mamun had advised interrogators that Tarique was taking a ten % “kickback” from every of the overseas purchases and improvement tasks.

Through the 2001-2005 rule of Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration (BNP) and its coalition accomplice Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI), then Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s son Tarique Rahman was generally known as “Mr. 10 %”, as he was demanding a ten % bribe on each improvement tasks and overseas purchases. Whereas his enterprise accomplice and “particular good friend” Giasuddin Mamun was assigned to gather ten % from every of the event tasks and overseas purchases within the nation, Tarique succeeded in utilizing her mom, Khaleda Zia in suggesting all ministers to “look into” her son’s “enterprise pursuits”. Numerous overseas traders had deserted their plan of investing in Bangladesh on account of Tarique Rahman and his notorious Hawa Bhaban gang’s unjust demand of paying ten % of the proposed funding quantity as a “fee” to the son of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.

In response to a reputable supply, throughout the 2001-2005 interval, Tarique and Mamun had positioned their very own man on the Bangladesh Chemical Industries Company (BCIC) for having fun with a monopoly in supplying urea fertilizer. Though at the moment worldwide market value of urea was lower than US$300 per ton, Tarique Rahman’s man was promoting it at a fee ranging between US$900-1,400 per ton whereas the remaining steadiness was secretly transferred into overseas financial institution accounts of Tarique Rahman and Giasuddin Mamun. Every year, this vicious circle was cashing a whole bunch of tens of millions of {dollars} by promoting 1.20-1.50 million tons of urea to BCCI, which finally resulted in an enormous value of fertilizer and value the nation badly. This additionally disrupted the nation’s agricultural manufacturing.

Tarique Rahman and his syndicate additionally made a whole bunch of tens of millions of {dollars} by promoting rice, sugar, salt, lentils, and different necessities to the Bangladesh authorities, Buying and selling Company of Bangladesh (TCB), Ministry of Meals, and personal shoppers at an exorbitant value. Tarique and his notorious Hawa Bhaban had been additionally behind the sugar scandal throughout BNP-Jamaat rule, the place he and his cohorts made huge quantities of money by straight exerting affect. Additionally they had been behind the import of melamine-mixed child meals from China, which they bought within the native market thus pushing the lives of a whole bunch of 1000’s of kids in direction of excessive well being hazards.

It’s additional discovered that, throughout BNP-Jamaat rule, Tarique Rahman and his syndicate had been importing contaminated powdered milk from East European nations, whereas such an merchandise was unfit for human consumption as milk powder produced by these East European nations had been significantly contaminated by the Chornobyl nuclear catastrophe.

Through the rule of the BNP-Jamaat coalition authorities, Indian conglomerate Tata, in 2005, canceled a US$ 3 billion deal after Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration (BNP) chief Tarique Rahman positioned a bribery demand on the Indian firm.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s ICT Advisor Sajeeb Wazed Pleasure in a submit from his verified account on Fb in March 2022 mentioned that the unchecked greed of BNP appearing chairman Tarique Rahman and his good friend Giasuddin Mamun took a toll on the funding sector of Bangladesh, inflicting many overseas traders to show their again.

“Why did Tata pull out of a thousand-crore greenback funding plan on the final second? How had been the youths of Bangladesh disadvantaged of their employment alternatives?” wrote Sajeeb Wazed Pleasure.

titled, “Topic – Tata’s Funding”, additionally integrated an audio-visual detailing why Tata pulled out, on the eleventh hour, of the funding plan they had been so enthusiastic about.

“It was Might 8, 2005. Former Vitality Advisor Mahmudur Rahman introduced that Tata was set to take a position three billion {dollars} in Bangladesh, which might defy all earlier overseas funding marks within the nation. In response to the plan, they’d spend money on the fertilizer and metal manufacturing facility sectors in return for an undisrupted gasoline provide to Tata for 25 years. Tata additionally provided 10 % fairness to Bangladesh”, mentioned .

Attending a gathering with the Tata board of administrators in India, Tarique Rahman, flanked by his good friend Giasuddin Mamun and Silver Selim, needed to speak to Tata privately. As different administrators left, Giasuddin Mamun cleared his throat, demanding a ten % fee, a proposal rejected outright by the billionaire philanthropist. Nonetheless, Tarique stubbornly dwelled on his demand. At one level, Tata inquired concerning the recipient’s checking account, which Giasuddin Mamun mentioned was in Dubai, Singapore, and Malaysia. Mamun demanded BDT 2 billion within the first part and BDT 1 billion throughout the election, the report added.

These are among the the explanation why Bangladesh had topped Transparency Worldwide’s record of most-corrupt nations for 3 consecutive instances. Ought to there be related corruption throughout the 2009-2022 Awami League tenure, Bangladesh would have once more topped the record of Transparency Worldwide. Has it occurred? No! Nonetheless, BNP and its cohorts are elevating false allegations of rampant corruption throughout Awami League’s rule.

Unfavourable propaganda centering anti-terrorism and anti-militancy drives

Ever since Awami League got here to energy in 2009 underneath the magnanimous management of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, BNP and its cohorts are repeatedly spreading heinous propaganda by labeling the federal government’s ongoing drives towards terrorism and militancy as “human rights violation”. They’ve been circulating propaganda supplies amongst key policymakers within the Western capitals, together with Washington bringing outrageously false allegations towards Bangladesh’s regulation enforcement businesses, particularly the Speedy Motion Battalion (RAB), even if this elite drive of Bangladesh Police has performed an impressive function in containing militancy and violent extremism within the nation, the place a number of officers of RAB needed to sacrifice their lives. For my part, Western policymakers, significantly the US authorities are both grossly misled or willingly cooperating with BNP-Jamaat’s ugly propaganda towards the Bangladesh authorities’s anti-terrorism and anti-militancy drives.

Just lately, being completely misled by BNP-Jamaat’s propaganda US ambassador to Bangladesh Peter D. Haas went to attend a gathering organized by the members of the family of an armed cadre of Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration and had willingly or unwillingly helped these anti-Bangladesh conspirators in giving beginning to false propaganda. Feeling inspired by the US ambassador’s partisan conduct, the sister of BNP’s armed cadre got here up with a brand new allegation stating “a police group tried to enter the constructing” resided by Sanjida Islam Tulee. It’s well-anticipated though allegations introduced by Sanjida Islam Tulee are outrageously false, anti-government propagandists in addition to Bangladesh Nationalist Celebration will attempt to mislead folks, together with members of the diplomatic missions in Bangladesh with one other fabricated story.

Sheikh Hasina warns folks of anti-Bangladesh conspirators

Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina on December 25, 2022, mentioned that the anti-liberation forces and the killers of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman are at all times energetic of their efforts to show Bangladesh right into a failed state.

“All of us ought to understand that Bangladesh is our nation. We’ve introduced the nation’s independence. However, the anti-liberation forces and the killers of Bangabandhu are at all times out to show Bangladesh right into a failed state”, she mentioned.

Sheikh Hasina got here out with this remark along with her get together leaders and activists at Ganabhaban a day after her reelection as get together President for the tenth consecutive time period.

She talked about that in 29 years in two phases from 1975 to 1996 and 2001-2009, the governments who had been in energy throughout that point had tried to make the nation a failed state.

Sheikh Hasina mentioned that now Bangladesh has attained the standing of a creating nation whereas folks have gotten dignity as since 2009 Awami League is in energy for 3 consecutive phrases by way of elections getting the votes of the folks.

The Prime Minister mentioned just one determination to assemble the Padma Bridge with their very own finance has immensely brightened the picture of Bangladesh on the planet.

Highlighting that persons are the supply of the ability of Awami League, she mentioned that “the final individuals who assist us are the best supply of energy for us. So, every chief and activist must work for the welfare of the widespread folks”.

The Prime Minister mentioned that Common Ziaur Rahman, Hussain Muhammed Ershad, and Khaleda Zia turned Bangladesh right into a beggar nation after 1975 (the killing of Father of the Nation). However, when Awami League got here to energy, then Monga (famine-like state of affairs) and famine went away from the nation. “At the moment, we’ve achieved self-sufficiency in meals”, she mentioned.

She mentioned Awami League is a corporation that has been fashioned by the hands of Father of the Nation and this group had been born by way of actions of building the rights of the folks of Bangladesh.

Speaking concerning the international financial downturn, she mentioned her authorities is making an attempt its finest to proceed retaining the economic system vibrant and exercising austerity in endeavor and implementing improvement tasks.

The pinnacle of presidency mentioned now her authorities’s aim is to make Bangladesh a developed and affluent nation in addition to construct it as a “Sensible Bangladesh” by 2041.

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