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Zeauddin Ahmed

  • Economist
  • Sat, 23 Sep 23

Former Managing Director of Bangladesh Bank and Former Managing Director of The Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Limited, or Takshal 

Aaron Bushnell's Suicide: A Call to Conscience and Collective Responsibility
Aaron Bushnell's Suicide: A Call to Conscience and Collective Responsibility

Diplomacy

Fri, 1 Mar 24

Aaron Bushnell's Suicide: A Call to Conscience and Collective Responsibility

Aaron Bushnell, a member of the US Air Force, tragically ended his life by self-immolation in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington. His act was a stark protest against the unyielding support provided by the US to the ongoing violence inflicted by the Israeli military in Gaza. At just twenty-five years old, Bushnell's premature death serves as a poignant statement against this support. As flames engulfed his body, his cries rang out: 'Free Palestine, Free Palestine.' I watched the video of his suicide only once.

Pakistan's election with predetermined results
Pakistan's election with predetermined results

Pakistan's election with predetermined results

Hafiz Naeem ur Rahman, a candidate of Pakistan's Jamaat-e-Islami party, has won a seat in the local legislature of Karachi city but has announced his resignation from the seat. According to his account, the candidate supported by Imran Khan's PTI received significantly more votes than him. He secured 26,000 votes, while his rival, an independent candidate supported by the PTI, Saif Bari, received 31,000 votes.

Genocide in Israel: The South African case
Genocide in Israel: The South African case

Diplomacy

Thu, 15 Feb 24

Genocide in Israel: The South African case

South Africa has filed a case against Israel in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding Israel's alleged mass killings in Gaza. The ICJ is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, with all UN member states automatically being parties to it. The 84-page complaint accuses Israel of indiscriminately bombing Gaza and causing destruction to Palestinian civilians. It also references statements from Israeli officials suggesting an intention to commit massacres.

Reducing inflation is much more difficult than controlling protests
Reducing inflation is much more difficult than controlling protests

Regulatory Affairs

Sat, 10 Feb 24

Reducing inflation is much more difficult than controlling protests

According to the Awami League general secretary, reducing inflation is more important for the new government than focusing on the opposition movement; but reducing inflation is much more difficult than controlling protests. The government and the Bangladesh Bank are not following Sri Lanka's path to reduce inflation, as discussed extensively in various knowledgeable discussions in prominent newspapers and talk shows. Listening to these discussions, it seems that bring inflation down is very easy; we just need to implement the suggestions of economists and talk show experts.

America's democracy for self-interest versus Sheikh Hasina
America's democracy for self-interest versus Sheikh Hasina

Diplomacy

Tue, 16 Jan 24

America's democracy for self-interest versus Sheikh Hasina

The title of an article published in The Wall Street Journal during the prelude to our 12th national parliamentary election was "Biden's Democracy Development Encounters Limits in Bangladesh." The main assertion of the article is that under the leadership of Sheikh Hasina, Awami League is expected to win in the 12th national parliamentary election, and through this victory, President Joe Biden's foreign policy will face setbacks in Bangladesh. The election took place on January 7, and the article was published on January 3.

Science-based curriculum a must for progress in education
Science-based curriculum a must for progress in education

Education

Sun, 17 Dec 23

Science-based curriculum a must for progress in education

Next year, the government will introduce a new curriculum in some classes of primary and secondary level. There is a lot of discussion and criticism about the changes in the curriculum and student evaluation system in the new curriculum. I feel compelled to write on this subject at the request of my one-time colleagues Sheikh Azizul Haque, Zahurul Islam, and Bangladesh Bank official Mithun Das—implementing a new curriculum to introduce creative learning instead of a rote learning system. The curriculum also aims to eliminate fear and create a joyful atmosphere in the classroom. The new curriculum emphasizes practical knowledge during learning and continuous assessment in class rather than written annual examinations.