When Corrupt Politicians Throw Mud At Their Most Prodigal Son - Page 3
Most shocking however was the reaction of Hasina, the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, who said, "Bangladesh has set many examples. Deceiving people by siphoning off their money is another such example. This is nothing but sucking out money from the people after giving them loans." She continued to comment, "There has been no improvement in the lifestyle of the poor so far. The people of Bangladesh have been made guinea pigs. I have never supported that. And now I protest."
These are indeed very irresponsible comments from a woman whose only credential to the power is the fame of her illustrious father. It is unthinkable that a head of a country would speak in such derogatory terms about a man who has brought honor to the country by earning the very first Nobel prize by any Bangladeshi. However, this is the price the Bangladeshis must pay for electing half educated and uneducated people to power.
For Hasina it may be the time to exact a payback, since Dr. Yunus had once made efforts to enter politics during the military-backed caretaker government in order to provide an alternative to the infighting of two women whose personal tragedies have now intimately enmeshed the nation.
The only silver lining in this tragic-comedy was the comment of the Finance Minister A M A Muhith, who said that he saw no issue in the diversion of Tk 7 billion aid from Grameen Bank to another company if the bank's claim of 'understanding' in this regard with the Norwegian government was to be true.
Fortunately, there are educated people in Bangladesh Government, and they expressly behave in civilized manners—that is the only hope of this poor nation—the country that has all the potential, with its extremely rich culture and heritage, and a very capable population, to fulfill its destiny in the world.