Atiar Rahman , a renowned economist from Bangladesh has deplored Mahmudur Rahman , the Chairman of the Bureau of Investment for taking CPD’s Board of Trustees and its Executive director to court.
Atiar says that one might differ with the findings of a research organization, as has the BOI Chief , but it is regretful that such differences are brought to court. He says that no one should be threatened or made subject to criminal case or issued with arrests warrants for carrying out research works. It only proves that the democracy in Bangladesh is brittle and intolerant of others’ views.
He regretted that instead of solving the issues, even if it was a question of defamation, through discussions the prominent citizens and the renowned economists were taken to court .