October 26, 2011

Killers are not killers!

Scores of crazy transport workers cheerfully hurling shoes at a portrait of film star & road safety campaigner Ilias Kanchan, from the "grand" rally of Bangladesh Sarak Paribahan Malik-Sramik Oikyo Parishad at the Central Shaheed Minar on Monday.

Below are some comments made by online readers of The Daily Star:

  • Faqrul USA
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:55 AM GMT+06:00 (19 hours ago)

    What an errant family of workers the minister is maintaining for his political purpose. I am quite concerned that these errant people were allowed to disrespect Shaheed Minar complex without any resistance from the police. The bold picture reveals the sense that they have occupied our foundation of independence for their personal interest having no national interest at all...is it a drama staged at the Sheed Minar to demonstrate their popularity and solidarity with the government? What a choice to demonstrate against a committed soul whose public record is much more superior than the ministers most likely blessing the notorious event. Shame!

  • Mohammad Rahman
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:57 AM GMT+06:00 (19 hours ago)

    I have lost my words to describe this. This is ridiculous. Where is the dignity and morals of these people?

    I strongly codemn this. As a civil society we have to unite and ensure road safety at any cost.

  • Eddo Brandis
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 12:58 AM GMT+06:00 (19 hours ago)

    I cannot imagine how much our society has deteriorated! And it is very unfortunate that the State is backing such deterioration. Demanding safe road is not centred with an individual, it is for all even the criminal minister who is misleading the unconscious transport workers. Alas! Unfortunate for the nation! Criminality dominates society!

  • Raihan Sharif
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 06:20 AM GMT+06:00 (13 hours ago)

    Hoodlums heedless of basic common road sense, parading their ability to cow down a whole nation and administration, and given political cover by a transport gangster turned minister, who in turn is sheltered by a PM whose lust to win elections has seemingly become monstrous!

  • Dejwar
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 07:18 AM GMT+06:00 (12 hours ago)

    Mr Ali is talking against the interest of public. It will undoutedly go against the interest of the ruling power in the next election. Wait & see.

  • Md Ibrahim Khalil
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 07:25 AM GMT+06:00 (12 hours ago)

    Shame on the Shipping Minister!!

  • Md Mahbub-ul-Alam
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 08:41 AM GMT+06:00 (11 hours ago)

    This is not true. The drivers are not always responsible for all accidents. It happens for different reasons. What about the driver of Tarique Masud's microbus? Branding all drivers as killer is totally wrong.

  • Nazneen Ahmed
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:39 AM GMT+06:00 (9 hours ago)

    There are two sides of the coin... We tend to hold the drivers responsible only, which is justified to some extent as they are the primary perpetrator. But what about those people who actually own the buses and hire these drivers in return for low salaries? Why are going Scot-free? Drivers are only employees. If the rich, so-called educated owner groups are utter callous in maintaining employee plus vehicle standards, then the subsequent results will only be accidents. This group is the main culprit pulling strings from behind.

  • kamal
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:46 AM GMT+06:00 (9 hours ago)

    It's really alarming to see an angry mob or drivers/helpers chanting slogan against road safety campaigners. Now, it's time to find out their interests are whether evil or not, and take initiatives to solve the issue accordingly.

  • Reaz Hassan
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 10:50 AM GMT+06:00 (9 hours ago)

    Such loathsome dirty stinking sick fools are polluting the sanctity of Shaheed Minar. This is reprehensible. And just think, their leader is a ruling party minister! Perhaps we need an avatar to cleanse our homeland from all sorts of such pitiable 'performances'. I am sure the movement for safe roads would be further strengthened by such nefarious deeds, and Ilias Kanchan would be endeared by the people for his selfless noble cause.

  • waqar khan
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 11:45 AM GMT+06:00 (8 hours ago)

    It shameful for the whole nation that being a public representative and minister Shahjan stood beside the killer transport drivers ignoring mass peoples sentiment and fading the government image.

  • Rusafie
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 09:58 AM GMT+06:00 (10 hours ago)

    This so called minister is not at all capable for being a minister! This minister should rather stay in the line of all those illiterate transport workers not in the cabinet!

    And if Prime Minister doesn't remove him from his position, then it'll be a questionable mystery always that what's Prime Minister's intention?

  • hasan mohib
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 02:54 PM GMT+06:00 (5 hours ago)

    Oh no!

    It is totally unexpected.

  • jahid
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011 02:56 PM GMT+06:00 (5 hours ago)

    All drivers are not killer at all. But shipping minister should have shame...

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