April 19, 2006


Another worrying example of the Bangladesh government's misuse of power:- the proposal of an amendment of an existing law which leads to dismissal of a bureaucrat, if a contempt of court is made by him/her has caused a stir among many. The proposed amended act increases the penalty but essentially saves a civil servant from losing his job for contempt of court. Via The Daily Star:
Rokanuddin Mahmud, vice chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council, said, "The government has approved this law when some top bureaucrats are facing contempt charges for hindering separation of the judiciary."
I reckon the government will never allow the separation of the judiciary from administration, which was their election campaign promise.


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