Shakhawat Liton

The Author is Planing Editor, The Daily Star. You can write to him at shakhawatliton@gmail.com

How (not) to make parliament functional

Can we imagine the incident that took place in the House of Commons on January 15, in our Jatiya Sangsad? On that night, UK MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes.

5y ago

News Analysis: Democracy vs graft

The Corruption Perceptions Index released by the Transparency International on Tuesday provides food for thought on corruption and democracy.

5y ago

Instance not necessary

Lawmakers elected in Sunday's polls took oath as members of the 11th parliament yesterday with the 10th Jatiya Sangsad still in place.

5y ago

Falling short by five seats

In the first parliament 45 years ago, none of the parties was recognised as official opposition due to their poor strength in the House.

5y ago

PARTICIPATORY polls, for sure

After ten years, Bangladesh is back to a participatory election of sorts. Parties of all hue and colour are contesting the polls that is going to be held today. But the buck stops here.

5y ago

'People expect a lot from the army'

Former Election Commissioner Brigadier General (Retd) M Sakhawat Hossain talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the deployment of army personnel and the role they are expected to play during the election.

5y ago

'Space for election monitoring is shrinking'

Sharmeen Murshid, Chief Executive Officer of the election observation group “Brotee”, talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the importance of election monitoring and recent developments ahead of the election.

5y ago

View our mistakes with kindness

The Awami League will expedite institutionalising democracy and strengthen the National Human Rights Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the mass media and the judiciary if voted to power for a third straight time.

5y ago
February 15, 2019
February 15, 2019

How (not) to make parliament functional

Can we imagine the incident that took place in the House of Commons on January 15, in our Jatiya Sangsad? On that night, UK MPs rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal by 230 votes.

February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019

News Analysis: Democracy vs graft

The Corruption Perceptions Index released by the Transparency International on Tuesday provides food for thought on corruption and democracy.

January 4, 2019
January 4, 2019

Instance not necessary

Lawmakers elected in Sunday's polls took oath as members of the 11th parliament yesterday with the 10th Jatiya Sangsad still in place.

January 2, 2019
January 2, 2019

Falling short by five seats

In the first parliament 45 years ago, none of the parties was recognised as official opposition due to their poor strength in the House.

December 30, 2018
December 30, 2018

PARTICIPATORY polls, for sure

After ten years, Bangladesh is back to a participatory election of sorts. Parties of all hue and colour are contesting the polls that is going to be held today. But the buck stops here.

December 27, 2018
December 27, 2018

'People expect a lot from the army'

Former Election Commissioner Brigadier General (Retd) M Sakhawat Hossain talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the deployment of army personnel and the role they are expected to play during the election.

December 24, 2018
December 24, 2018

'Space for election monitoring is shrinking'

Sharmeen Murshid, Chief Executive Officer of the election observation group “Brotee”, talks to Shakhawat Liton of The Daily Star about the importance of election monitoring and recent developments ahead of the election.

December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018

View our mistakes with kindness

The Awami League will expedite institutionalising democracy and strengthen the National Human Rights Commission, the Anti-Corruption Commission, the mass media and the judiciary if voted to power for a third straight time.

December 19, 2018
December 19, 2018

No black laws, no revenge

The BNP, if voted to power, will bring sweeping reforms to strengthen democracy, make parliament effective, establish the rule of law and ensure independence of the judiciary, according to its manifesto for the December 30 polls.

December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018

Election Manifesto: Oikyafront pledges truth commission

The Jatiya Oikyafront, if voted to power, will form an all-party truth and reconciliation commission to investigate the extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances and false cases of the last 10 years.

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