Saturday, August 18, 2007

Attempt to clip Bangladesh Military?

This is the largest committee in the US Senate. It writes legislation that annually allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments.

Read bdnews24 story:

Bangladesh under US watch for military funds

An influential US committee has marked Bangladesh for special watch for the human rights record of the country's security forces, according to an official document.

The US Congressional Appropriations Committee has already nodded a bill, and it is expected to be passed into a law next month, according to the document available to

Once the bill is signed into a law, Bangladesh will be the latest on the US watch list as countries such as Haiti, Guatemala, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, Libya, Angola, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Indonesia, Bosnia, Herzegovina and Nigeria are already in the group.

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