Friday, February 27, 2009

Army 'subservient' to govt: Moeen

This is from bdnews24

Gen Moeen U Ahmed renewed army's loyalty to democracy Friday, saying the armed forces are always "subservient to the government". "Rumours are swirling ... (but) the army belongs to you," the army chief said after meeting the prime minister at her home late Friday night.

"What happened in Peelkhana was a catastrophe that caused an irreparable loss to the country," Gen Moeen said, in his first public comments since the bloody BDR mutiny. "We will have to overcome it," he said after the late Friday night meeting, joined also by senior Cabinet ministers.

Rumours were ripe that discontent was brewing in the army ranks over the killing of the army officers during the two-day mutiny at the paramilitary force's headquarters.

The general arrived at the prime minister's house at 9:15pm, senior correspondent Sumon Mahbub said. Earlier in the day, Gen Moeen joined the home minister at the BDR headquarters in supervising the rescue and recovery work assisted by his troops.

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