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Moinul black balls 1906 journalists

Moinul black balls 1906 journalists

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The most controversial advisor to the military backed interim government in Bangladesh, Barrister Moinul Hussain has created a list of 1906 journalists in Bangladesh terming them as non-working media personnel. The list comprises a number of prominent journalists in the country including Weekly Blitz editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury.

It may be mentioned here that, Moinul Hussain presently faces a criminal charge in a murder case, investigation of which is now continuing with Criminal Investigation Department [CID] in

Bangladesh. Moinul hired professional killers few years back to kill  Kamal, an employee of Daily Ittefaq. Since he took the office of information and law advisor, Moinul is continuing to pressure CID in either giving a final report to the investigation or to divert the case towards different direction in harassing his business rivals. On condition of anonymity, a highly placed source in CID told Weekly Blitz that, the investigators have already found specific involvement of Moinul Hussain in murder of Kamal. Once the charge sheet is sent, count will immediately issue warrant of arrest against him. Understanding legal consequences, Moinul Hussain is trying to kill the issue right in CID by exerting his official influence.

This most controversial man has created a list of 1906 journalist, which comprises names of several leading figures in country’s print and electronic media. It was revealed that some unscrupulous elements circling Moinul helped in creating this list in order to black ball some of the independent journalists in the country. This list has been sent to Accreditation Committee with Press and Information Department in

Bangladesh with the instruction of not issuing any accreditation card to these 1906 journalists.

While commenting on Weekly Blitz editor Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury, Barrister Moinul Hussain in his comments termed him as a ‘non working journalist’ as Choudhury does no more work with vernacular daily newspaper Inqilab. It may be mentioned here that, Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is the editor and publisher of Weekly Blitz and Chief editor and publisher of vernacular weekly Jamjamat. Many of the top officials with Ministry of Information expressed their surprise for showing Weekly Blitz editor as a non-working journalist by controversial advisor Moinul Hussain. They said, the advisor did never consult with the concerned officials of Ministry of Information while preparing the list. Rather some lap dogs of the information advisor were active in creating the list in order to malign some of the most esteemed front ranking journalists in Bangladesh.

Barrister Moinul became angry on Weekly Blitz editor when the newspaper published a number of investigative reports on his irregularities including issuing a broadcast license to his son Arshad Hussain using his influence as the information advisor. Arshad Hussain applied for a broadcast license to start a private television channel named Media One, when his father became the information advisor. Officials in information ministry are made compelled by Moinul and his personal staffs in issuing the license to advisor’s son defying all norms and regulations. It may be further mentioned that, Barrister Moinul’s assistant personal secretary Syed Tosharraf Ali is also continuing to violate official law by continuing to hold the post of APS to the information advisor as well as the editor of a vernacular weekly newspaper owned by Barrister Moinul’s wife, Saju Hussain. Information ministry officials are terming this as a clean corruption by the members of the interim government, although it is continuing anti-corruption drive in the country.

It may also be mentioned here that, Barrister Moinul Hussain is allegedly trying to save a former state minister, whose name appeared in the recent list of suspected corrupts as the younger brother of this former state minister married Moinul’s daughter. Several sources confirmed that this corrupt former state minister was even recently seen in the official car of Moinul as well he is a regular visitor at Moinul Hussain’s residence. The former state minister’s named came in the list because of personal initiative of some honest government officials. Now the controversial advisor is trying to do everything in getting the former state minister’s name some how excluded from the list.

Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury is a known journalist in international arena who received a number of national and international awards for his courageous role as a journalist and peace activist.
Posted on 14 Nov 2007 by Root
 
 
 

 
 
 


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