"Mollah's hanging casts a dark shadow on Bangladesh's future. To many people in Bangladesh and abroad this is a betrayal of justice. His lawyer Toby Cadman has called it a 'judicial murder' by the Bangladeshi government. With the first ever hanging of a political opponent the country of 160 million people may plunge into further instability and anarchy.
The world's micro-finance guru, Bangladesh's Nobel Laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus, made an insightful comment on the state of Bangladesh after the April collapse of the Rana Plaza factory building, in which 1,129 people perished. He said: "The collapse of the building is just a precursor to the imminent collapse of all our state institutions... If we don't face up to the cracks in our state systems, then we as a nation will get lost in the debris of the collapse. ... We will have to find ways to fix the institutions to protect them from complete collapse."
Bangladesh, sadly, appears to be heading towards a national collapse.