Tenure of General Moeen extended for one year

Dhaka Correspondent

Dhaka Correspondent

[Update:2] ISPR Press Release uplaoded.


The government on Sunday extended the tenure of General Moeen U Ahmed as the chief of army staff by one year. 

The decision was taken after the approval of the president, Iajuddin Ahmed, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces, Bangabhaban sources said.  

As per the decision Moeen will act as army chief for one more year from June 15 2008 to June 15, 2009, for people’s interest, the source added. 

After the change over of January 11, 2007, General Moeen several times said he has no ambition but did not clear the shape of ambition he wants to avoid. 

In past references, the tenure of Lieutenant General HM Ersahd was extended several times by a year. And before coup of March 24, 1982, Erashad too said that he had no ambition.

[Developing Story]

E-Bangladesh correspondent in Dhaka just informed that tenure of General Moeen has been extended for one year. Reporters are running to and fro around Bongobhobon to catch the story.

One Response to “Tenure of General Moeen extended for one year”

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    Engr. Khondkar Abdus Saleque

    General Moyeen was not the best of his group. Lt Genral A.T.M Jahirul Alam got the sword of Honour in that group.Zahir was cornered during 4 party alliance rule. Moyeen for his friendship with Major 9Retd) Sayeed Iskanadr – brother of PM Khaleda Zia was favored .Moyeen was also not among the seniority list. At the initial stage of this tenure NSI chief and Home Minisrty boss were directly involved in several anti stae activities. But Moin and army were silent observers. During the tenure of this CTG the Army Chief being a Government servant regularly made political statement. Wonder if any Secretary to the government would have done that what would have happened. But the Chief gets extension of his contract. Is there no competent general in the Army to take over? Or there is some other intention? There is allegation that intellegence agency like previous army rulers are scanning people at field level for Upazilla positions.The political leaders must remain very watchfulwatchful.

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