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Maldives: ACC Report on GMR Deal and other Issues

Paper No. 5520                    Dated 3-July-2013
 
Dr. S.Chandrasekharan
 
The GMR Deal:
 
On 17th of June and three years after the case was filed, the Anti Corruption Commission of Maldives concluded that no corruption was involved in the bid evaluation phase of the GMR deal of the international airport at Male.
 

Maldives: The Judiciary Needs a Thorough Cleanup:

Paper No. 5509                               Dated 14-June-2013

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.

The judiciary continues to be the weakest link in Maldives in its march towards democracy.  Except for the opposition MDP, no other political party appears to be concerned by the poor performance of the judiciary.  What is more, the Judicial commission which is supposed to be the “Watch Dog” over functioning of the judiciary appears to be highly politicised.

Proposed Nomination of Retiring Chief of NIA to NHRC

Paper No. 5444                 Dated 31-Mar-2013

By B.Raman

The media has reported that Smt.Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, and Shri Arun Jaitley, Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, have strongly objected to a proposal from the Government to appoint Shri S.C.Sinha, the retiring chief of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), as a member of the National Human Rights Commission.

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Myanmar President Directs Security Forces to use Force to Quell Communal Violence

 

Paper No: 5443                                   Dated  29-Mar- 2013

By B.Raman

The violent incidents in Central Myanmar, which initially targeted Muslims, their places of worship and properties at Meikhtila on March 20,2013, have since spread to other areas north of Rangoon and there have been reports of Muslims as well as Buddhists now being targeted often by the same mobs which move on motor-bykes.

Bangladesh: To Bangla Opposition Leader: Pyromaniachs are eventually consumed by fire:

Paper No. 5441                                     Dated 28-Mar-2013

By Bhaskar Roy

Stop Dragging Bangladesh back to 1971

Paper No. 5429                      Dated 20-Mar-2013

Bangladesh is a country poised to take off economically.  True, there are serious issues of corruption, governance, shortage of power and law and order situation.  None of these things are new.  It will take time and patience to rectify these challenges.  But if any one demands an ideal situation he is surely going to be disappointed.  But these have to be addressed urgently also.  It calls for realism also.

Sri Lanka: Comments on India and resolution in UNHRC – Update No. 230

Note No. 678                                        Dated 9-Mar-2013

By Col. R. Hariharan

[This summary contains comments made by Col Hariharan to different print and TV media from 5 to 7 March 2013 on specific issues raised by them on India’s response to the U.S. draft resolution on Sri Lanka’s accountability now under consideration at the UN Human Rights Council session in Geneva.]

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