• Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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Nobel laureate Yunus cancels meet in Bangladesh

Yunus had to cancel an international conference of social business entrepreneurs outside the Bangladeshi capital after it failed to get police security.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Nobel peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus Thursday (27) cancelled an international conference of social business entrepreneurs outside the Bangladeshi capital after it failed to get police security. Yunus, 77, has been at odds with Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina since 2007 when he made a brief foray into the country’s highly polarised politics. In 2011, he was sacked as the head of pioneering micro-lender, Grameen Bank, in a move widely believed to have been orchestrated by Hasina. The celebrated former economics professor challenged his sacking in the highest court, but lost. After the ouster, Yunus has been championing not-for-profit social businesses…

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