Thursday, October 4, 2007

Interesting News, Missing Links

We go through news items everyday. We don't link them. Are they really connected even they're happening simultaneously? May be, not. May be they're happening coincidentally. There are three news items that are popping out in the media right now that the media observers can review without rushing to any judgement.
  • AFP reports, Bangladesh could re-open negotiations with British company Asia Energy on an open-pit mine deal worth 1.4 billion dollars which was abandoned last year, a report said Thursday. The country's last democratically elected government promised local protesters last August that the project would be cancelled after unrest in which five people and a police officer died. But new finance minister Mirza Azizul Islam told the Daily Star newspaper that London-based Asia Energy was prepared to re-open negotiations over the mine at Phulbari in northern Bangladesh.
  • BDnews reports, The UK Foreign and Commonwealth director for Asia, John Dennis praised the army's role in preparing the voter list and its assistance to the caretaker government since they assumed power at the beginning of the year. "We support Bangladesh's commitment to a roadmap for gold-standard elections, transparent, inclusive and fair before the end of 2008," Dennis said.
  • UK calls for national reconciliation in Bangladesh. "Bangladesh now stands at a crossroad of breaking or making. It's a crossroad of beginning of a new journey," British High Commissioner

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