These two smug looking gentlemen - Mr Abdus Salam Murshedy,left, and Mr S M Abu Tayyab - should be ashamed of themselves.

On the world scene, and in trade fora, they portray Bangladesh as a poverty stricken nation deserving of special kid glove treatment in order to beg for free access for their garments. At home, they take the gloves off and want to employ all the repressive machinery of the state - RAB, BDR and the armed forces - and use bullets, tear gas and what have you to quell any disquiet amongst the poverty stricken people they plead for. And when the poverty stricken die or get injured, the new tactic is to blame India for fomenting trouble.