Up until 1996, all of our home ministers had the initial M. That tradition was broken with Major Rafiq. Sadly, each home minister from Rafiq to Sahara Khatun proved worse than the predecessor. With Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir, ‘M’ is back. Will this matter for performance?
So six politicos — including HM Ershad and MK Alamgir — will soon be bankers. Why do they want to become bankers? Good question. I don’t think anyone starts a bank for charity — so they want to make money. Fine. Ain’t no problem with that. But the Bangladesh Bank said the economy doesn’t need more. So what will become of these banks? Won’t they lose money? Why do we care if people like Ershad loses money?