The International Herald Tribune today reports the comments of a foregin aid agency chief: Bangladeshis don’t talk much about sex and this could help spread HIV/AIDS.

The New Nation reports that upto 18.2 percent of students of colleges and universities use sex workers -female, male and transvestites. 64.7 percent dont use condoms. And lonely housewives with husbands working abroad are suffering from sexual diseases acquired through extra marital relationships. This article also has more information about rickshaw drivers and truck drivers - I have posted about these professions before HERE.

Are members of the female sex fit for political office and indeed is it religiously sanctioned in an Islamic state? Shah Abdul Halim engages in the usual obscure Hadith searching, and lo and behold comes up with an affirmative answer. Hasina and Khaleda will breathe easy.