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Abz2000
04-28-2015, 10:01 PM
Obama and cameron's ally in democracy and anti-extremism wins again.

‘I was so scared that my hands were shaking’*Tribune Report

Compelled to leave one polling centre for fear of bodily harm and witnessing open vote-rigging at another, Dhaka Tribune finance and economy reporter Jebun Nesa Alo describes her experiences while covering the city polls yesterday. No stranger to the hassles women face on the streets of Dhaka, nothing could have prepared her for what she faced. Alo describes the ordeal in her own words:

*A group of unidentified youths stamp the ‘ilish’, the electoral symbol of Dhaka South mayoral candidate Sayeed Khokon, on a number of ballot papers inside Dholpur City Corporation Adarsha High School in Dhaka yesterday**
Photo- DHAKA TRIBUNE

The elections started off well. I visited a couple of centres before making my way to Ideal College in Dhanmondi which was virtually deserted at 10am. I had expected to see voters thronging the place.

Having spoken to the presiding officer of the centre, I was walking along a first floor corridor when I saw two young men, gathering together bout 30 adolescents.They were lining the young kids up to vote although it was clear that these children were not even close to voting age. So I proceeded to take a few pictures of these young children in T-shirts and trousers.
That was when things got bad.
One of the two men charged towards me and snatched away my mobile phone, saying photography was not allowed inside the polling centr.
He said it with such confidence, the way he carried himself put me in doubt. I wondered, in spite of myself, whether it was indeed illegal.

This young man, smartly dressed in black jeans with his off-white shirt tucked in and folded at the sleeves, then launched an interrogation.

He asked who I was, why I was there, whether I had my ID, and so on, although it was clear that I was a journalist
from the Election Commission ID pass hung around my neck.
I duly answered all of his questions.When I asked him who he was, he at first replied that he was nobody.
Then he said his name was Babu: “I am an agent for Fish.”

Fish is the symbol of the ruling Awami League-backed mayoral candidate Sayeed Khokon. I insisted that he return my mobile phone and tell me his name in full.

By this time, about 15 polling agents, all working for Khokon, had surrounded me. They were making taunts and lewd comments while Babu, muscular and intimidating, kept confronting me.

I asked to speak to the presiding officer who had by then come to the spot to see what the commotion was all about. “What is the matter?” he asked very meekly.

I asked him who this Babu was, to which he replied: “I do not know him.”
When I asked him whether photography was allowed, he said: “Well, why are you using your mobile. You should have brought your camera.”
The presiding officer admitted that photography was not prohibited, causing Babu to begin scolding him and start shouting that photography was not allowed.

Visibly scared, the mild-mannered middle-aged election official took me aside. He collected my cell phone from Babu and said in a hushed tone: “I cannot comment on what is going on. Just go upstairs and see for yourself what they are doing.”
I decided to go up and see.

Upstairs, I entered a polling booth and quietly asked a woman polling agent whether there were any agents representing Mug, the symbol of BNP-backed mayoral candidate Mirza Abbas.
She said there were none and that everyone there was representing Sayeed Khokon.

Babu came into the polling booth, evidently following me. He walked around the room a few times and charged at me again, snatching my mobile phone away. This time he gave it to a younger associate who ran off with it.
Now he demanded to know why I was hanging around and making videos. When I began to protest, he said: “I will get you arrested by RAB.”

Note by Abz: (RAB is an acronym for rapid action batallion - a british trained semi military-semi police accused of crimes against humanity).

I walked out of the booth with Babu and said: “Sure, let’s go to RAB. I want you to take me to them.”
The man stopped in his tracks and now took on another tone. “You are making videos and creating problems here. I am telling you, you will get into trouble.”

His gang of polling agents had once again surrounded me. This time there were more of them and all of these men started making even lewder comments than before, coupled with gestures.
I told Babu once again that I was only doing my duty and there were no videos on the mobile.
But he would not let me go. Babu and his gang, who had encircled me completely, continued to harass, threaten, and intimidate me.
He agreed to return my cell phone only if I agreed to leave the centre immediately. I was so scared that my hands were shaking. I did not dare take out my other phone and make a call because then they would see that I was scared.

Throughout all this, there were no policemen around. There would be no one to step in if they assaulted me.

On my way out, a few people came in. They asked: “Are you a journalist?
Why aren’t you taking our quotes?”
They said: “The elections are taking place peacefully. People are participating enthusiastically and in a festive spirit.”

At New Model College, I found a different situation.
There were policemen there to escort me around the centre. They clearly instructed me where to go and where not to go.

My escorts told me not go to a certain section of the centre where there were no voters.

I insisted on going in to speak to the polling agents in one of the rooms.

I was astounded to see what was going on:
The doors were wide open and inside a group of people were openly stamping ballots.
They were all ‘voting’ for Sayeed Khokon.


One of the men inside brazenly told me to wait outside: “We are working here.”*


- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/banglade....7deO2G7d.dpuf

BCL men snatch ballots at gunpoint
Tribune Online Report

The activists of Chhatra League have snatched ballot papers from assistant presiding officer Amirul Islam at Samirunnesa School centre at Shamibagh and sealed (stamped) the papers.

Our Special Correspondent Asif Shawkat Kallol reported from the scene that the BCL men kept the assistant presiding officer at gunpoint and started sealing the ballot papers around 1pm.

The BCL men told the presiding officer: "Give us some ballot papers. We want to seal them."

Elections in three city corporations are underway amid vandalism and occupation of polling centres allegedly by the ruling party cadres.*

Terming the ongoing city polls farcical, BNP has rejected the polls in the Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporations.

Voting at Suritola Model Primary School and Kabi Nazrul Government College centres*has been suspended following vandalism at the centres.

Journalists have allegedly been barred by police personnel from entering several polling stations in the capital.*

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics....JTD6OU7d.dpuf
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Abz2000
04-29-2015, 10:20 AM
PM: City polls held fairly*Tribune Online Report

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the elections to Dhaka and Chittagong City Corporations have been held in a fair and peaceful manner.

She made the statement while talking to the journalists after providing compensation to the affected transport owners of the recent political agitation at her office in the capital’s Tejgaon area on Wednesday afternoon.

Sheikh Hasina said: “They [BNP] say the election was not free and fair. But they cannot deny the fact of getting votes. If it was not a fair election then their candidates would not get votes.”
“People have rejected them [BNP] in both Dhaka and Chittagong as she [Khaleda] killed people in the name of politics, in the name of movement. They boycotted the election after losing people’s support.”

Earlier, Awami League-backed candidates won the city polls of Dhaka and Chittagong which was boycotted by BNP-endorsed candidates amid rigging, violence and intimidation.

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics....2tRR9LQR.dpuf
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Abz2000
04-29-2015, 01:42 PM
bangladesh*>> published: 18:32 april 28, 2015 >> updated : 11:00 april 29, 2015

CEC: City polls held in free and fair manner*Tribune Online Report

The elections to Dhaka and Chittagong City Corporations have been held in a free, fair and peaceful way, Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad has said.The CEC made the statement in a press conference at his office in the capital’s Agargaon after the conclusion of the polls at 4pm on Tuesday.

Kazi Rakibuddin said: “The voters of the three city corporations have cast their votes in a free, fair and peaceful atmosphere.”“Now, the vote counting is underway.”

The CEC said the voting was carried out without any untoward situations.*He said: “I personally visited several voting centres in the capital, including Dhanmondi, and talked to the voters.”
“The voters told me they had cast their votes without any hindrance.”

He also said diplomats of several countries also visited the polling centres, and hailed the election for being fair and peaceful.
However, he also mentioned that three polling centres in the Dhaka South city polls were withheld, as the situation there went out of the control of the presiding officers.

He said an investigation will be launched after the elections to find the persons involved in creating chaos in the voting centres.
“Proper action will be taken against them,” he said. *The law enforcers would be on election duty one more day, said the CEC.

He thanked all officials, voters and candidates for cooperating to hold the election properly.*At the same time, he urged all to continue further cooperation for democratic values.*

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/banglade....L4iZvixa.dpuf
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Abz2000
05-01-2015, 12:50 PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the allegations of large-scale rigging during city corporation elections will be properly investigated. The PM had Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon, the newly elected mayors of Dhaka North and Dhaka South city corporations, respectively, on her either side at the time.
The newly-elected councillors of both city corporations had accompanied Annisul Huq and Sayeed Khokon when they went to meet the PM on Wednesday evening.

Sheikh Hasina, also the President of Awami League, promised the probe into the vote fraud allegations after the UN, the US, the UK and the EU called for enquiry into Tuesday’s city polls that were boycotted midway by the BNP-endorsed mayoral candidates.
The BNP cited gross fraud by the ruling party supporters to make sure their candidates won. The prime minister said, “I will look into the incidents that have taken place. I will be able to find out who got how many votes after I get the results of the centres.”

She claimed the elections were free and fair and drew attention to the low percentage of voter turnout, 43.9 per cent, during the polling in three city corporations.
“Why would fewer votes be cast if there was rigging?” she asked, according to bdnews24.com.

http://www.thefinancialexpress-bd.com/2015/04/30/90903
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Abz2000
05-01-2015, 01:48 PM
......Sheikh Hasina said elections to the two city corporations were more peaceful than the previous five elections held in the country.
Out of over 2,700 centres, polling was postponed in only a few and there was trouble in some booths.

She said the city corporation polls were not only for mayors but also for councilors, so some incidents took place and police had taken immediate action.

"If we calculate, the incidents were very insignificant in comparison to any previous electoral trouble in Bangladesh and any other part of the world," she said.......

- See more at: http://www.dhakatribune.com/politics....qkOsl8qV.dpuf
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BeTheChange
05-01-2015, 05:00 PM
I've never voted and i will never vote if Allah swa wills.

I don't look to the government to cure my problems. I look to Allah swa. In sha Allah
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Pygoscelis
05-02-2015, 10:39 PM
Originally Posted by BeTheChange
I've never voted and i will never vote if Allah swa wills.

I don't look to the government to cure my problems. I look to Allah swa. In sha Allah
Voting is one of the ways you could be your name. Running for office is another. Political campaigning in other ways could also count. But if you are just sitting back and waiting on Allah to cure all your problems for you, you are not "being the change".
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ardianto
05-02-2015, 11:24 PM
Originally Posted by Pygoscelis
Voting is one of the ways you could be your name. Running for office is another. Political campaigning in other ways could also count. But if you are just sitting back and waiting on Allah to cure all your problems for you, you are not "being the change".
You are right, Pygo. Tawakal, or submit the problem to Allah can be done only after a Muslim do the best effort. Allah determine the result, but human are obligated to do effort.

Usually I vote in election because if I didn't vote, then it would give advantage to the opponent. But there was a time when I chose to not vote as a protest to government. I always vote because I want a better change, but not vote is one option that I can choose too.
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Karl
05-03-2015, 01:14 AM
Bangladesh needs a Caliphate, democracy is not Islamic in any way. If the majority of any country is Muslim and the system is democratic then the Muslims are not running the country the Zionists are. Same could be said for Christian and Hindoo countries because they have always had monarchs and so too the African nations. Modern democracy is a tool for the plutocratic few who can control the world with money as "aid" bribery and corruption.
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Abz2000
05-03-2015, 02:43 AM
Most of the leaders of other groups are in jail and it was after the U.S put pressure on the tyrant who was making them out to be a threat.
She put them away and killed some and even got paid for it.
Concerning part was that she chose to make the move to imprison delwar hossain just after he made some pointed and scathing condemnations of the U.S human rights track record and publicly told them to keep their abu ghraib style human rights to themselves.

If the vote was genuine and there was no manioulation i wouldn't have a problem qs long as i could vote for a genuine khilafah party - since a vote would allow Allah to judge the people.
If they choose kufr that's their own problem and if they choose Allah then good for them.
Remember that the Prophet pbuh left Makkah where he was in minoruty and migrated thr whole base to Madinah where he pbuh had a majority allegiance.
When a prophet appears, they call poeople Allah who allows the people to choose, most of the stuff that happens is psychological sifting.

Democracy which is usually translated as rule of the people is a falsehood and a trick to pacify a majority.
However choice of the people is necessary and quite easily possible if there is truthfulness - that way one who has the means can make an informed decision when choosing where to live since God's earth is vast.

Unfortunately the U.S failed the test of choice too when the pentagon chose to vote for the sellout tyrant abdel fatah the sisi after sabotagong the government led by morsi whom the people had chosen to lead them.

Elections are fake in the U.S too:

On election night, no clear winner emerged. Print and broadcast media cited often contradictory exit-polling numbers, and the races in*Oregon*and*New Mexico*would remain too close to call for some days.

Ultimately, the contest focused on Florida.

Networks initially projected Gore the winner in Florida, but later they declared that Bush had opened an insurmountable lead. Gore called Bush to concede the election, but in the early hours of the following morning it became apparent that the Florida race was much closer than Gore’s staff had originally believed. Fewer than 600 votes separated the candidates, and that margin appeared to be narrowing. About 3:00*am*Gore called a stunned Bush to retract his concession.

Florida state election law required a mandatory statewide machine recount.

By November 10 the machine recount was complete, and Bush’s lead stood at 327 votes out of six million cast.
As court challenges were issued over the legality of hand recounts in select counties, news stories were filled with the arcane vocabulary of the election judge. County officials tried to discern voter intent through a cloud of “hanging chads” (incompletely punched paper ballots) and “pregnant chads” (paper ballots that were dimpled, but not pierced, during the voting process), as well as “overvotes” (ballots that recorded multiple votes for the same office) and “undervotes” (ballots that recorded no vote for a given office).
Also at issue was the so-called butterfly ballot design used in Palm Beach county, which caused confusion among some Gore voters—prompting them to inadvertently cast their votes for third-party candidate*Pat Buchanan, who received some 3,400 (some 20 percent of his total votes statewide).

By late November the Florida state canvassing board certified Bush the winner by 537 votes, but the election still was unresolved, as legal battles remained.

Eventually, the Florida Supreme Court decided (4–3) to order a statewide manual recount of the approximately 45,000 undervotes—ballots that machines recorded as not clearly expressing a presidential vote—and accepted some previously uncertified results in both Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties, reducing Bush’s lead to a mere 154 votes.

The Bush campaign quickly filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking it to delay the recounts until it could hear the case;
a stay was issued by the court on December 9.
Three days later, concluding (7–2) that a fair statewide recount could not be performed in time to meet the December 18 deadline for certifying the state’s electors,
the court issued a controversial 5–4 decision to reverse the Florida Supreme Court’s recount order, effectively awarding the presidency to Bush (see*Bush*v.*Gore).

By winning Florida, Bush narrowly won the electoral vote over Gore by 271 to 266
—only 1 more than the required 270 (one Gore elector abstained).
Gore, however, won the popular vote over Bush by some 500,000 votes
But what was happening at the time in florida with bush's favoured machines?



Hasina likes the idea of digital too now:

Hasina reiterates promise of Digital Bangladesh by 2021 | The Daily ...

www.thedailystar.net › city › hasina-reite...Mobile-friendly - Mar 18, 2015 -*
Prime Minister Sheikh*Hasina*yesterday vowed afresh to establish*Digital Bangladesh*by 2021 saying*...

No more need to bring the police in on the know and no need to point guns at election officials if they go digital....
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BeTheChange
05-03-2015, 11:59 AM
Originally Posted by Pygoscelis
Voting is one of the ways you could be your name. Running for office is another. Political campaigning in other ways could also count. But if you are just sitting back and waiting on Allah to cure all your problems for you, you are not "being the change".
Am not 'waiting' for Allah swa to cure my problems. I have faith in Allah swa as well as doing my bit to ensure success.

I don't have faith in the political parties - like many people in the UK. They don't represent the general public.
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abuhafsa786
05-23-2015, 04:44 PM
what do you expect from an ideology that seperates the deen from running the dunya, islam came to guide mankind and run mans affairs by the creators criteria, not what man decides is good fro him.
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Scimitar
05-23-2015, 05:01 PM
bro, any nation that takes a woman for its leader is doomed... and bangladesh is therefore - doomed.

Scimi
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Karl
05-24-2015, 01:04 AM
Bangladesh going digital? How can that work as half the country is under water every time it rains hard and electronics don't like water. A waterproof, flood proof disaster proof infrastructure would cost trillions. Is the USA going to pay for it? And control the election results I expect.
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