Bangladesh Elections 2007

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Prepare CHT voter list in light of peace accord

Posted by Nirbachon on July 8, 2006

Larma tells regional dialogue in Rangamati

Rafiq Hasan and Shantimoy Chakma, from Rangamati

The speakers at the sixth regional dialogue in hill town Rangamati yesterday demanded withdrawal of what they said was unofficial martial law, full implementation of the peace accord, and land rights for the indigenous people.

Speaking at the discussion organised jointly by the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), The Daily Star, Prothom Alo and Channel i, they said the army rule has yet to end in the three hill districts although a peace accord was signed between the government and the main insurgent groups in 1997.

The Daily Star article

Posted in Centre for Policy Dialogue, Channel i, Chittagong Hill Tracts, Matiur Rahman, Prothom Alo, Rangamati, The Daily Star, World Bank | 1 Comment »

WB Official: Cost of Elections In Bangladesh Highest In The World

Posted by Nirbachon on June 15, 2006

Siddique Islam – All Headline News Foreign Correspondent

Dhaka, Bangladesh (AHN) – The World Bank (WB) country director Christine I Wallich has said election financing is a major source of corruption in Bangladesh and the cost of getting elected here is the highest in the world.

“The high cost of elections breeds public corruption,” Wallich told BDNEWS, a local news agency, in an exclusive interview in Dhaka.

All Headline News  article 

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