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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2706

What did he do wrong?

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

The banker who helped 50 million Bangladeshis out of poverty has become his country’s or his government’s No.1 enemy.

Mohamed Yunus has helped multi-million poverty stricken Bangladeshis in his motherland, Bangladesh, from the desperate situation they were in, with a loan as little as Stg. Pound 14.50 each.

His work has won him Nobel Prize and also being copied by many around the world.

Now this economic professor is being hounded by his own government with so many unsubstantiated allegations.

Former Irish president Mary Robinson has said that Yunus has become a victim of a politically orchestrated move of the government, in power.

He has been acclaimed by all world leaders including those in the West. Jimmy Carter, Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and many others, who have praised his service to the poor.

Yunus’s brain child Grameen Bank, founded in 1976 is to be taken over by the government.

Poor Yunus is in a loss to understand as to what really went wrong and he asks ‘What did I do wrong?’

Despite his age, at 71, he is still an energetic man. We believe it is politics that is going to destroy all his good work and the service to the millions of poor people in Bangladesh.

We remember very well, way back in 2010 his country’s prime minister accused him of using the bank as his personal property.

Of course that was his-own ‘brain child’ and the government or the politicians had nothing to do with it.

- Asian Tribune -

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