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As Investors Flee, Bangladesh Businessmen Unite Against Crime

As extortionists and killers run riot in Bangladesh, driving away local and foreign investors, the business community has threatened to launch protests and stop paying taxes if the government fails to improve the law and order situation within a week. As an immediate remedy, they demanded the installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras in 20 major points in the capital Dhaka, a city of 10 million people, to check crime. Watchmen on patrol should be appointed elsewhere in the country, they said. Such measures are at best stopgap as the crime situation in Bangladesh has indeed turned bleak. In the first 12 days of February, more than 150 persons were killed. In the past three weeks, nine businessmen were killed in the capital alone. And among the scores of robberies was the spectacular million-dollar Dhaka jewelry heist. Full Story

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