Bangladeshi envoy in Malaysia to face trial for Mujib’’s murder

January 15th, 2009 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Jan.15 (ANI): Bangladesh’’s High Commissioner to Malaysia M. Khairuzzaman has been ordered to return home to face charges over the 1975 assassination of the country’’s founding father, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The New Strait Times quoted Bangladeshs Junior Minister for Foreign Affairs Hasan Mahmud as saying that: “A faxed copy is being sent to Khairuzzaman as we speak.”
The trial, Hasan told the New Straits Times, would start “very soon”. He said Foreign Minister Dipu Moni signed the recall order.
When contacted, Khairuzzaman, 57, declared the case as “political victimisation”.
“I”m very anxious, these are baseless allegations,” he said.
On his dismissal, Khairuzzaman said he had not heard anything officially but was expecting a call soon.
A former soldier, Khairuzzaman, is one of 28 people accused of participating in a military-led coup in which Mujibur Rahman and most members of his family and government officials were gunned down in the early hours of Aug 15, 1975.
Khairuzzaman, a father of two, was appointed high commissioner to Malaysia in August 2007, replacing Shafi Ahmed. Before coming to Malaysia, he was the ambassador to Myanmar from September 2005 to August 2007. (ANI)

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