Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Khaleda Zia Under House Arrest

Rezwan is reporting that former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia has been put under house arrest. She’s not even allowed to meet fellow BNP members, only servants can go in and out of her residence.

The caretaker government has moved against her son, who is currently in jail; and yesterday, Sheik Hasina is being sued for extortion, and will probably be placed under house arrest as well. Is the leadership of Jamaat-e-Islami next? They’ve been strangely quiet since elections have been canceled. Known to be loud, bellicose and obnoxious, not a peep out of them, like they know something we don’t.

I’m getting deeply suspicious of the caretaker government’s motives: are they in cahoots with Jamaat? We already have an army general proclaiming Islam will play a key role in governance. What does this mean? I know I sound conspiratorial, but my fears will not be allayed until this caretaker government comes clean on what their goals for Bangladesh are until the next election, which is tentatively 18 months—and a lifetime—away.

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