Kamal Ahmed Majumder

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Kamal Ahmed Majumder
Kamal Ahmed Majumder by Rezowan (cropped).jpg
Member of Parliament
Chairman of Mohona Television Ltd.
In office
2004 – Present
Personal details
Born (1950-03-03) 3 March 1950 (age 69)
Feni, Bangladesh
NationalityBangladeshi
Political partyBangladesh Awami League
ResidenceDhaka
OccupationPolitics

Kamal Ahmed Majumder (born 3 March 1950) is a Bangladesh Awami League politician and the incumbent Member of Parliament from Dhaka-15.[1]

Early life[edit]

Majumder was born on 3 March 1950. He graduated with a B.A. degree.[2]

Career[edit]

Majumder contested the controversial by-election in Mirpur on 3 February 1993. He lost the election to Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidate Sayed Muhammad Mohsin.[3] He was arrested in August 2002 by Bangladesh Police during the Bangladesh Nationalist Party government. Amnesty International feared that he would be tortured in custody.[4]

Majumder was elected to Parliament in the 2008 Bangladeshi general election, beating Bangladesh Nationalist Party candidate Muhammad Hamidullah Khan.[5] On 22 October 2013 his car was attacked with Molotov cocktails outside Mohona TV.[6] He was elected to Parliament in the General Election 2014 as a candidate of Bangladesh Awami League from Dhaka-15. He beat his nearest rival Ekhlas Uddin Molla, an independent candidate by 26,786 votes.[7] Majumder is the chairman of Mohona TV, a private television channel.[8] He is a member of the Parliamentary standing committee on Housing and Public Works Ministry.[9]

Personal life[edit]

Majumder is married to Shahida Majumdar. She is the daughter of a Syed Yasin.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Majumder, Kamal Ahmed. "Constituency 188_10th_En". www.parliament.gov.bd (in Bengali). Retrieved 7 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Kamal Ahmed Majumder Biography". Amarmp. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ Chowdhury, Mahfuzul H. (2017) [First published 2003]. Democratization in South Asia: Lessons from American Institutions. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-351-77391-1.
  4. ^ "Document". amnesty.org.
  5. ^ "Bangladesh Parliament Election". amardesh.com. Amar Desh Online. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Cocktail hurled at MP Kamal Majumder's car". Ittefaq. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Bangladesh Election Result 2014". election.dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Mohona TVMD dies". Daily Sun. Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Amendments suggested to Cox's Bazar Development Authority Bill 2015". bssnews.net. BSS. Retrieved 11 February 2018.