Bangladeshi women stand with posters of slain former finance minister Shah Mohammad Kibria in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Feb. 4, 2005. Hundreds of people linked hands and held black flags in downtown Dhaka Friday to protest a grenade attack last week that killed five opposition members, including Kibria , organizers and officials said. The writing on the poster reads father, every one is crying with deep sorrow. Tell them softly, the future will be better. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
AP - Feb 05 11:57 AM

Bangladeshi women carry portraits of former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria during a mourning procession in Dhaka, February 4,2005. Bangladesh has been hit by intermittent political violence and the former finance minister and four other people were killed in an attack on an opposition rally last week. The opposition responded by calling protest strikes, the latest on Thursday when police used tear gas and batons to disperse protesters and detained about 50 in the capital, Dhaka, witnesses said. Several people were hurt. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Feb 04 5:17 AM

Mourners carry a portrait of the former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria during a procession in Dhaka February 4, 2005. Bangladesh has been hit by intermittent political violence and the former finance minister and four other people were killed in an attack on an opposition rally last week. The opposition responded by calling protest strikes, the latest on Thursday when police used teargas and batons to disperse protesters and detained about 50 in the capital, Dhaka, witnesses said. Several people were hurt. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Feb 04 5:20 AM

Bangladesh opposition activists chant slogans during a strike in the capital Dhaka January 31, 2005. Bangladesh was hit by an opposition-led strike for the third consecutive day on Monday as the Awami League called for a strike to protest against the latest grenade attack on its rally in northeast Hobiganj last Thursday. Former Finance Minister Shah Abu Mohammad Shamsul Kibria and four others were killed in the attack. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah
Reuters - Jan 31 4:03 AM

Bangladesh opposition activists remove an injured comrade during a strike in the capital Dhaka January 31, 2005. Bangladesh was hit by an opposition-led strike for the third consecutive day on Monday as the Awami League called for a strike to protest against the latest grenade attack on its rally in northeast Hobiganj last week. Former Finance Minister Shah Abu Mohammad Shamsul Kibria and four others were killed in the attack. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah
Reuters - Jan 31 4:03 AM

A Bangladeshi armed policeman looks on as an empty bus burns in the capital Dhaka on January 30, 2005. Main opposition Awami League called for a three-day countrywide strike from Saturday to protest against the latest bomb attack on a rally in northeastern Hobiganj 250 km (156 miles) from Dhaka on Thursday. Five people including former finance minister S.A.M.S Kibria were killed and more than 70 people were injured at the rally, where Kibria was the chief guest. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah
Reuters - Jan 30 5:10 AM

Opposition activists clash with police during a general strike in the capital Dhaka on January 30, 2005. Main opposition Awami League called for a three-day countrywide strike from Saturday to protest against the latest bomb attack on a rally in northeastern Hobiganj 250 km (156 miles) from Dhaka on Thursday. Five people including former finance minister S.A.M.S Kibria were killed and more than 70 people were injured at the rally, where Kibria was the chief guest. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 30 5:11 AM

Para military troops try to stop a march during a general strike in the capital Dhaka on January 30, 2005. Main opposition Awami League called for three-day countrywide strike from Saturday to protest against the latest bomb attack on a rally in northeastern Hobiganj 250 km (156 miles) from Dhaka on Thursday. Five people including former finance minister S.A.M.S Kibria were killed and more tha 70 people were injured at the rally, where Kibria was the chief guest. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 30 5:12 AM

Opposition activists protest on the street of capital Dhaka on January 30, 2005. Main opposition Awami League called for three-day countrywide strike from Saturday to protest against the latest bomb attack on a rally in northeastern Hobiganj 250 km (156 miles) from Dhaka on Thursday. Five people including former finance minister S.A.M.S Kibria were killed and more tha 70 people were injured at the rally, where Kibria was the chief guest. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 30 5:11 AM

Opposition activists set fire to a bus during a general strike in the capital Dhaka on January 30, 2005. Main opposition Awami League called for a three-day countrywide strike from Saturday to protest against the latest bomb attack at a rally in northeastern Hobiganj 250 km (156 miles) from Dhaka on Thursday. Five people including former finance minister S.A.M.S Kibria were killed and more than 70 people were injured at the rally, where Kibria was the chief guest. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah
Reuters - Jan 30 5:11 AM

Activists of the opposition Awami League chant anti-government slogans beside wreaths placed for those killed in a bomb attack, during a 60-hour general strike in Dhaka on January 29, 2005. Shah Abu Mohammad Shamsul Kibria , former finance minister and an opposition leader, was killed along with four other party supporters on Thursday in a bomb blast at a rally. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 29 5:30 AM

Members of Bangladesh's main opposition party carry the coffin of Awami League advisory council member and former finance minister Shah A.M.S. Kibria , who was killed in a grenade attack on Thursday. Amnesty International as called on the Bangladesh government to probe the attack.(AFP Files)
AFP Files - Jan 28 8:01 PM

Opposition leaders raise their hands in prayer before the coffin of a slain leader of Awami League in Dhaka on January 28, 2005. Shah Abu Mohammad Shamsul Kibria ,former finance minister and an opposition leader was killed on Thursday in a bomb blast at a rally . REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 28 6:08 AM

Opposition Awami League supporters pray during the funeral ceremony of former finance minister Shah Mohammad Kibria and local worker Abdul Hossain, coffins in foreground, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. Police on Friday fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators who were protesting a grenade attack at an opposition rally in northern Bangladesh that killed Kibria and at least four other people. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
AP - Jan 28 4:08 AM

Opposition activists wail during a mourning rally in Dhaka on January 28,2005. Bangladeshi opposition party rallied on Friday to protest against the killing of a senior party official and four other people in the latest bomb attack to rock the country.Former finance minister and U.N. Official Shah Abu Mohammad Shamul Kibria , 73, was killed on Thursday in the blast at a rally of the main opposition Awami League party in Laskarpur, in the northeast of the country, where he was chief guest. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 28 3:49 AM

An opposition activist run near burning vehicles, after they were set on fire in Dhaka on January 28, 2005. Bangladeshi opposition party rallied on Friday to protest against the killing of a senior party official and four other people in the latest bomb attack to rock the country.Former finance minister and U.N. Official Shah Abu Mohammad Shamul Kibria , 73, was killed on Thursday in the blast at a rally of the main opposition Awami League party in Laskarpur, in the northeast of the country, where he was chief guest. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah
Reuters - Jan 28 3:51 AM

Mourners carry the coffin of slain leader of the opposition Awami League in Dhaka on January 28, 2005. Bangladeshi opposition party rallied on Friday to protest against the killing of a senior party official and four other people in the latest bomb attack to rock the country.Former finance minister and U.N. Official Shah Abu Mohammad Shamul Kibria , 73, was killed on Thursday in the blast at a rally of the main opposition Awami League party in Laskarpur, in the northeast of the country, where he was chief guest. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman
Reuters - Jan 28 3:46 AM

Police fire tear gas during an opposition rally in Dhaka on January 28, 2005. Bangladeshi opposition party rallied on Friday to protest against the killing of a senior party official and four other people in the latest bomb attack to rock the country.Former finance minister and U.N. Official Shah Abu Mohammad Shamul Kibria , 73, was killed on Thursday in the blast at a rally of the main opposition Awami League party in Laskarpur, in the northeast of the country, where he was chief guest. REUTERS/Mohammad Shahidullah
Reuters - Jan 28 3:40 AM

Bangladesh Awami League supporters shout slogans as they carry the coffin of former finance minister Shah Mohammad Kibria , center right, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Jan. 28, 2005. Police on Friday fired tear gas to disperse stone-throwing demonstrators who were protesting a grenade attack at an opposition rally in northern Bangladesh that killed Kibria and at least four other people. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
AP - Jan 28 3:24 AM

Bangladesh opposition Awami League leader and former Finance Minister Shah Mohammad Kibria is carried to a hospital by supporters, after he was injured in a grenade blast in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005. The grenade that exploded at an opposition rally Thursday in Habiganj district, 120 kilometers (75 miles) northeast of the capital Dhaka, killed Kibria and at least four other people while wounding about 100 others, police and doctors said Friday. (AP Photo/Pavel Rahman)
AP - Jan 27 11:18 PM

Bangladeshi lawmaker and former finance minister Shah Kibria died in hospital after being severely wounded in a grenade attack on a Bangladesh opposition party rally(AFP/File/Jewel Samad)
AFP/File - Jan 27 9:42 PM
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Appeal to Overseas Bangladesh Communities

I ask my friends here and in other expatriate communities around the world to use all their strength and resources to help us. We are asking that an independent international investigation team be immediately sent to Bangladesh to look into the attack of Shah AMS Kibria and the circumstances of his death. We must build up tide of public opinion through campaigns of letter-writing and telephone calls to elected representatives of the people in every country. Make every effort to ensure media coverage of what is happening in our country. Read..
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Finance Minister
June 1996 – July 2001
After the general election on June 12, 1996, joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as Minister of Finance. Served in this capacity until the government's term expired in July 2001.

Service with the United Nations
May 1, 1981 - March 31, 1992
Executive Secretary of ESCAP (UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific) with the rank and status of Under Secretary-General of the United Nations. Headquarters in Bangkok . In 1986, assumed the additional assignment of Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Cambodian Humanitarian Relief.
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BNP wants "Stage Managed Democracy"
BNP-Jamaat alliance adopt a similar policy of terror and repression? Obviously, they also wanted to terrorize the members and supporters of Awami League to abandon the party. It is a matter of profound concern that a reprehensible crime such as rape was used by the ruling party musclemen as an instrument of terror.
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Reign Of Terror In Bangladesh
Across the country, Awami League leaders are being killed, often in cold blood, one by one, according to a hit list. The murder of Mr. Manjurul Imam is a part of the grand design of the ruling alliance.
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Why is Bangladesh such a troubled country?
Even those who supported the BNP-Jamaat alliance and voted them to power are uneasy in their mind. A pervasive sense of unease and lack of security prevails everywhere. A lot of people spend sleepless nights because the prospects for the future seem so bleak. Many people believe that the country has not seen such a situation since the days of the Liberation War in 1971
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