July 09, 2007

Reform talks

"To reform a world, to reform a nation, no wise man will undertake; and all but foolish men know, that the only solid, though a far slower reformation, is what each begins and perfects on himself."

- Thomas Carlyle 1795-1881, Scottish Philosopher, Author
Last Saturday I posted in Global Voices a summary of what Bangladeshi Blogosphere is thinking about reforms.

One blogger commented that the reform is apparently happening under the direction and patronage of the people enforcing the state of emergency.

Today Brig (retired) Hafiz, former DG of BIISS writes an editorial in the Daily Star, which seems to complement the thoughts of the Bangladeshi Blogosphere. He writes:
"...sensing the establishment's approval, if not the pressure for reforms, the reformists are vying with each other to steal the limelight. An invisible Pied Piper with his mesmerising tune is taking them to an indefinite destination, and the folks are in a mad rush to ride the band-wagon."
While his rhetorics are pro-this-style-reform and negating all doubts people are raising, one might wonder did he follow the blogosphere, and weighing in the propaganda?

Related reading: A recent report of South Asia Analysis Group (SAAG)


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