oooh I better not finish that sentence in case I get into trouble.

But opening the papers today has not been a joy. The “mental torture” and “blindfolding” of Professors Anwar Hossain and Harun-or-Rashid will trouble people of conscience everywhere. Hossain’s  apology  to the army makes for even more uncomfortable reading. Bizarre, is it not, that a remand prisoner is allowed to make public statements? Until of course you read the statement…

One piece of good news though - Madam Khaleda Zia and her extended family of tax dodgers and dodgy income hiders have had their bank accounts frozen. Hoo-bloody-ray!! This kind of “assisted democracy” I like very much. . And if we could get this part over and done with, maybe we would be better off for a while atleast? Corruption in poor countries is a concommitant of development. But Madam’s fault was not harnessing it sufficiently to overcome the missing markets and make things go easier. Yet I still ask - is it naive to believe that a bull can leave a china shop undamaged?