30 September, 2020

Phantom Of The Opera

Behind Lt Gen Moeen U. Ahmed's quiet anonymity lies steely resolve to put Bangladesh back on track

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Phantom Of The Opera
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The Importance of being Lt Gen Moeen U. Ahmed
  • He's the man behind the caretaker government in Bangladesh. The emergency was imposed on his directions.
  • Was unknown even in his country. Keeps away from the limelight, is a devoted family man, loves to play golf.
  • Became army chief in June 2005. Commissioned in 1975.
  • Important assignments: Commanded infantry brigades, served with UN forces in Rwanda, was military advisor in the Bangladesh high commission in Islamabad.
  • Did courses in Harvard University and the Centre for Security Studies, Hawaii.
  • His agenda: Stamp out corruption, introduce electoral reforms, check Islamists, accord due recognition to national leaders like Mujibur Rahman
  • Seized luxury cars. They are to be auctioned for raising money to build a hospital for the poor.

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