By Ali Riaz
Bangladesh’s economy will continue its high growth into 2020 according to the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Asian Development Bank. This comforts the government, serving as a morale booster for the ruling Awami League (AL). AL is being criticised for their part in the questionable December 2018 election, widely described by global commentators as ‘farcical’.
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Sir Frank Peters
A schoolteacher in Tanzania has been sentenced to death for causing the death of a school pupil through “malicious and zealous” use of corporal punishment.
High Court Judge Lameck Mlacha convicted Respicius Patrick Mutazangira (51), a teacher at Kibeta Primary School in Bukobal, Tanzania, of murdering the Sperius Eradius (14), and sentenced him to death by hanging.
Sperius was beaten with firewood for three hours and stabbed with a compass, in an attempt to get him to confess to stealing a colleague's handbag. He died from 'neurogenic shock', which is typically caused by traumatic brain or spine injuries, the court heard.
The case has sparked outrage and reignited the debate on corporal punishment ...
The Fourth Industrial Revolution will take center stage at the World Economic Forum's (WEF) annual meeting next week in Davos, Switzerland.
The concept, a theme of Davos this year, refers to how a combination of technologies are changing the way we live, work and interact.
Klaus Schwab, founder and executive chairman of the Geneva-based WEF, published a book in 2016 titled "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" and coined the term at the Davos meeting that year.
Schwab argued a technologic...
'While we can never eradicate violence in society totally, we can erase
corporal punishment. It doesn’t help to have the fundamentals of violence
taught in our schools to impressionable minds by ‘teachers’
paid from the nation’s coffers'
'If there were a Corporal Punishment Victims Club, there would be no shortage of members, including those mentally or physically damaged for life'
By Sir Frank Peters
It’s amazing how un-hinged society can become if you don’t pay attention to the smaller details and address them appropriately.
Take for example violence in society. The majo...