Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Freedom of the press? Pardon me while I laugh

In the last week, practically no coverage has been given to the Niko Resources gas well explosion other than to report that the wasted gas probably amounts to 'only' 40 million Takas. Oh, and Niko Resources is giving the huge sum of 5000 Takas to each family which had to evacuate their homes because of the fumes and risk of fire. How generous. Good on you, Niko!
What about the awarding of a gas field to this company without a PSC stipulating real liability? Don't these deserve even a single line of newspaper ink? Oh, wait, I almost forgot, this is Bangladesh.

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