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Begum Khaleda Zia
Khaleda Zia: The widow of the first Bangladeshi military dictator
General Ziaur Rahman and the prime minister of Bangladesh. Born of a
Muhajeer (immigrant) family in India, Khaledas' family first settled
down in Dinajpur where her father ran a shanty tea stall. A country girl
with fairer complexion and nuggetty structure Khaleda's fortune soared
following her marriage to Ziaur Rahman (Kamal) a young officer of Pakistani
army who had the similar Muhajeer background. She got even luckier
following her husband's death who she left during the liberation war against
the Pakistani occupation army and stayed with Brigadier Aslam, her paramour.
All her life Khaleda was loyal to the senior Pakistani officers and being a
prime minister sent official condolences, breaking all protocol, to General
Janjua when he died, an ISI boss who was behind the killing of Bangalees
during the liberation war. Being twice prime minister of Bangladesh she
reaped immense riches for the members of her family who her husband left
with a broken suitcase when he was assassinated by the pro-liberation army
officers due to his pro-Pakistani stance. Now Khaleda's son is the richest
young man of Bangladesh who owns big real estates in the middle East,
Malaysia and in the the Gold Coast of Australia.
Son 1: Tarek Rahman
The youngest billionaire of Bangladesh who out of his dad's torn vest and empty suitcase made billions of dollars. People of Bangladesh are unsure of his fatherhood. Many believe that he may not be Zia's son as he is not as boorish as Zia was and his younger brother is. Some believe his appearance is closer to his mum and Paki army officers. But some bet their life searing Zia's progeny with regard to Tarek because they argue Tarek inherited Zia's criminal mind. Tarek is one of the biggest investor in Malaysia, Australlia and various western countries. Runs Hawa Bhavan which controls all business, posting and political hidden agenda for BNP. Married twice. first wife, daughter of Colonel (retd) Atiq was divorced because mom Khaleda didn’t approve. Second wife is a daughter of Admiral Khan and a doctor. The most powerful person of BNP apart from its ISI clique. Owns Dundee Dying and distillery, few ocean tanker carriers, apartment complexes & shopping malls in Australia and Malaysia. A recent research paper by Dr. Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir showed how he owned billions of Taka by fraud, commission and bank loans (taka 259 crore tax & principal waived by banks). He is the crown prince and the future Prime Minister of Bangladesh if BNP wins the election.
|Son 2: Arafat Rahman Koko
Young tycoon. He unfortunately inherited a sluggish combination of his parents: Zia's appearance and Khaleda's brain. It is quite remarkable about Koko that he has been kicked out from all the schools he attended in his life. Despite Zia's threat, the Head teacher of Dhaka Laboratory expelled him from school since he failed all the subjects and all forms of pampering failed to pass him even in a single subjects. Became drug addict and President Ershad sent him to Australia on request from Khaleda. Currently chief of Bangladesh Cricket Control Board; owner of COCO series of steamers and a shopping mall in Australia.
Brother 1: Syed Iskander
|Brother2: Shamim Iskander: Bangladesh Biman engineer. Controls pilots of Bangladesh airline (Biman) and entire civil aviation ministry.|
|Sister: Chocolate Apa (Khurshida Haque). Women and Children Affairs Minister|
Father: Iskandar Majumder, a Mohazir (refugee) from India settled in Dinajpur. Initial owner of a Mudi Dokan (corner shop), now a business Tycoon. Became news headline after his daughter Khaleda became Prime Minister for the first time when he refused to pay a rickshaw -puller the amount the puller demanded. He paid what he wanted to and slapped the rickshaw puller saying, “Do you know who I am? I am Khaleda’s father”
|Mother: Taiyaba Majumder. Recipient of Begum Rokeya gold medal.|
The nexus between
the militant JMB leaders and Khaleda Zia government
The final round of the game of charade is being played
rather well in Bangladesh. The grand finale will be acted out soon in which
Siddiqul Islam aka Bangla Bhai will be arrested by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)
possibly in presence of live TV camera. Bangladesh has finally come of age
in this fast world of Internet and live TV, isn’t it true?
Dr. A.H. Jaffor Ullah, a researcher and columnist,
writes from Ithaca, New York
The nexus of Khaleda, Nizami and “Bangla Bhai” harming Bangladesh
Notwithstanding many of the Über Alles folks’ view that everything is fine and dandy in Bangladesh it is my ardent belief our Sonar Bangla has become a den of the Islamic fundamentalists as time passes by. When the Talibans were retreating from Afghanistan, they were looking for a shelter. The sympathizers of Talibans in Pakistan got the best shelter in Bangladesh ruled by the fundy government of Jamaat-BNP under Nizami-Khaleda. Mr. Bertil Lintner wrote all about this in 2002. Not only that the Bangladeshi semi-Islamic and fundamentalist supporters and sympathizers have rigged the election in 2001 they had lent their support to install a puppet pro-Pakistani and pro-Saudi government in Dhaka. The characterless Bangladeshi Jamaati fundies have accepted a one-time beauty queen to be the supreme leader of their clique. Readers may have seen her pictures and I bet they will not miss her allure even at this advance age. She dresses and acts anachronistically, to say the least. She wears transparent see through costumes perhaps to attract the Houri-loving Jamaati Mullahs. She enjoys the fundy bees around her! With her allure, she is even fooling the foreign diplomats through her beguiling appearance. Nonetheless, she is a diehard supporter of the Bangladeshi fundies. This is why she is sharing power with the notorious fundamentalist Jamaat-i-Islami and Islami Oyikko Jot of Bangladesh and lately she condones the vigilante force’s action of an Islamic outfit in western Bangladesh.
We have been getting horrible news of Talibanization of Bangladesh since the day this fundy government of Nizami-Khaleda took control of the government in October 2001. Thanks to retired Justice Latifur Rahman and his close circle of ex-bureaucrats for the predictable election outcome. Since then, the cadres of BNP and Jamaat killed many Hindus, looted their property, and forced them to leave Bangladesh. The fundy government sheltered and protected the fundamentalists and Wahhabi Islamists all over Bangladesh. The Talibani outfits are active in different parts of Bangladesh. Khaleda has given them unlimited support, resources and shelter. A terrible Bangladeshi Taliban by the name “Bangla Bhai” is ruling the West and southwest parts of Bangladesh. The Jamaati police of Nizami-Khaleda are giving a cover up and the government supports for establishing Talibani rule of Bangla Bhai for the time being in western part of the nation. Many a reader may know that Afghan Mullah Omar captured Afghanistan with the support of Pakistani police and military. Afghanistan later became a safe den for the Islamists and terrorists. Likewise, Bangladesh is becoming another Afghanistan under the support of the pro-Pakistani Khaleda-Nizami fundy government.
I bet, a number of Über Alles Bangladeshis had become
upset when I finger point to their loving leader, Khaleda. These
“military-generation” [some say Zia Generation] Bangladeshis live in a
utopian land where they want to see the Beauty Queen of Bangladesh rule a la
the Queen of Hearts as mentioned in ‘Alice in Wonderland.’ They do not mind
seeing the Houri-loving Jamaati fundies such as Nizami, Mujahid, and others
such as Shaik-ul-Hadis, Delwar Hossain Saidee around the beguiling face. In
a published photo in the newspaper I have seen Bangla Bhai and two other
hujurs seated in the floor a la Islamic fashion as a framed photo of the
beauty queen hangs in the wall above their head. Thus, one could see how
Bangla Bhai is connected to the fundy patron and the beauty queen of
Bangladesh. There should not be any doubt left on the fact that Bangladeshi
Taliban “Bangla Bhai” is an ardent follower of the queen. The BNP-Jamaat
government, MPs, other leaders and police provide active support to “Bangla
Bhai” and JMJ men with Khaleda-Nizami’s blessings.
Shiraj Uddin Shopon writes from Washington D.C.
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