Sunday, 24 April 2011

Sarkozy's special envoy in Dhaka :YUNUS ISSUE

A special envoy of French president Nicholas Sarkozy is in Dhaka to know about the issue of Grameen Bank's removed MD Muhammad Yunus.

Martin Hirsch already met foreign minister Dipu Moni on Saturday and discussed matters relating to Yunus and G-20 summit to be held in France this year, said a foreign ministry press release on Sunday.

The minister briefed the envoy that the government was not interfering in matters relating to Yunus.

The government formed an independent and neutral review committee to make a comprehensive investigation into some concerns and issues that were raised about Grameen Bank and Yunus. "The government is expecting the review committee report in a couple of days," the release said.

Dipu Moni informed the envoy that Yunus went to the Supreme Court challenging an order issued by the central bank removing him as managing director, which he held for long beyond 'legal capacity'.
He got the verdict as per law of the land, she told the French envoy.

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