Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 14 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Exclusive to OpEdNews:
OpEdNews Op Eds    H4'ed 11/15/19

Meeting a White Mennonite

By       (Page 5 of 9 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page. (View How Many People Read This)   1 comment
Author 4096
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Iftekhar Sayeed
They kill each other over a division of the spoils: note the sharp plunge in killings under military rule (2007-8)
They kill each other over a division of the spoils: note the sharp plunge in killings under military rule (2007-8)
(Image by Iftekhar Sayeed)
  Details   DMCA

***

In 2011, my wife and I went to Bangkok.

The city was flooded.

There were sandbags everywhere - even in the hospitals. It was feared that the hospitals would have to shut down, like other parts of Bangkok already had.

My doctor failed to keep his appointment because his house was under water. Another had moved out of her house and onto higher ground - an apartment.

It was widely believed that the government of Yingluck Shinawatra would collapse. It had dismally failed to forewarn citizens of the impending disaster. It was a massive case of government failure.

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9

 

Rate It | View Ratings

Iftekhar Sayeed Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Iftekhar Sayeed teaches English and economics. He was born and lives in Dhaka, "ŽBangladesh. He has contributed to AXIS OF LOGIC, ENTER TEXT, POSTCOLONIAL "ŽTEXT, LEFT CURVE, MOBIUS, ERBACCE, THE JOURNAL, and other publications. "ŽHe is also a (more...)
 
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Body of William Jay

Cap'n Blimey

On Being a Philosopher

The Logos of Bangladesh

The Seven Dimensions

Democracy: The Historical Accident

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: