Bangladesh prime minister threatens tough action on border guards

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina of Bangladesh warned that she'd take tough action against a mutiny by paramilitary border security guards if they did not surrender their weapons immediately. The violence arose from grievances on pay and treatment from army commanders. New York Times reporter Somini Sengupta joins the show to talk about the standoff in Bangladesh.

Read Somini Sengupta's article, Army’s Border Guards Rebel in Bangladesh, in the New York Times.

UPDATE: The Associated Press is now reporting that the Bangladeshi government says all mutinous border guards have laid down their arms.

Guests:

Somini Sengupta

Hosted by:

Jerome Vaughn

Contributors:

Sitara Nieves

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