ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Spare the Rod

promised to sponsor Bangladesh's admission to the UN and all its specialised agencies. Soon after the independence of Bangladesh, Malaysian students who were earlier studying there on Pakistani scholarships and who had left the country during the fighting, began returning to this new country to complete their courses. Had the Malaysian Government not encouraged them to return they would have gone elsewhere to complete their studies. Malaysia has also promised to send two rubber experts to Bangladesh to help it develop rubber plantations. Under Pakistan, a few rubber plantations were started in Rangamati and Chittagong areas. Bangladesh intends to bring more area under rubber and Malaysia has offered it help in doing so. The two countries have also decided to cooperate in the field of jute and rice technologies. Malaysia had earlier decided to nominate its ambassador to Rangoon to be its concurrent High Commissioner to Bangladesh. Bangladesh, it appears, was not happy with that and has asked for the appointment of a separate Malaysian High Commissioner to Dacca.

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