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Cabinet praises Sheikh Hasina, Tulip Siddiq

  • Published at 12:15 AM November 28, 2017
Cabinet praises Sheikh Hasina, Tulip Siddiq

An international research firm of global politics has ranked the prime minister third among 17 global leaders

The Cabinet on Monday adopted a resolution congratulating Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on her being chosen as one of the top honest and hard-working leaders in the world.

People’s and Politics, a research firm of global politics, ranked Hasina third among 17 global leaders who fulfilled five criteria. They were selected from the leaders of 173 countries.

The international research firm also chose the prime minister as the fourth most hard-working leader.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the list with 90 out of 100 points. The Prime Minister of Singapore, Lee Hsien Loong, came in second with 88 points.

Sheikh Hasina secured the third position with 87 points. With 85 points, Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg stood fourth in the list and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, who got 81 points, bagged the fifth place.

The honesty of the leaders was measured on five criteria – having no foreign bank account, increase of personal assets after coming into power, information on the accumulation of hidden assets, specific corruption charges and thought of the people of the leader’s country.

The recently published research found that Hasina does not have any bank account abroad. Apart from her salary, she also has no additional income and no hidden assets.

The Cabinet on Monday also adopted another resolution greeting British Labour Party MP Tulip Rizwana Siddiq, granddaughter of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, as she received an award for ‘Labour Newcomer MP of the Year’ at the annual Patchwork Foundation Awards in Westminster.

Speaker of the House of Commons John Simon Bercow recently handed over the award to Tulip, eldest daughter of Sheikh Rehana and niece of Hasina.

The Patchwork Foundation is a UK-based organisation that supports the integration of different communities into British democracy and civil society.


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