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    DACCA, BANGLADESH

    The leader of the coup in Bangladesh, Lieutenant-General Hussein Ershad, has launched a drive against corruption, including the arrest of more than 200 people.

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    1. SCU PULL BACK TO GV November 1981: President Sattar inspecting guard of honour. 0.10
    2. SV President Sattar meeting civilian dignitaries. 0.20
    3. GV Troops on parade. 0.23
    4. CU General Ershad at parade. 0.31
    5. GV Troops on parade. 0.38
    6. SV Sattar (left) greeted by Ershad (right) 0.45
    7. SV PULL BACK TO GV Troops presenting arms. 0.52
    8. SCU General Ershad. 0.55
    9. GV 22 March, 1982: Crowded passenger train arriving in Dacca. 1.08
    10. SV Bags of rice being moved from train onto trucks. 1.16
    11. GV PAN Boats on river. 1.25
    12. SV PULL BACK TO GV Men practising primitive irrigation with cans on lines. 1.30
    13. GV Old man working in paddy field. 1.37
    14. SVs PULL BACK TO LV Old craft going down river. 1.43
    15. CU PULL BACK TO SV People eating rice. (2 SHOTS) 1.56
    16. GV ZOOM INTO SV Boats laden with people and goods goes down river. 2.08
    17. SV PULL BACK TO GV Mans practising irrigation system with long pole and pails. 2.16
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    Background: DACCA, BANGLADESH

    The leader of the coup in Bangladesh, Lieutenant-General Hussein Ershad, has launched a drive against corruption, including the arrest of more than 200 people. General Ershad led the coup on Wednesday (24 March) in opposition to what he calls the incompetence and corruption of the ousted President Abdus Sattar and his government. General Ershad, the Army Chief of Staff, was among dignitaries who greeted President Sattar during a military parade after he was elected to power last November. But even at this time General Ershad insisted on the military's right to be heard in the governing of the country. The new government faces a worsening economic situation. Food reserves are reported as extremely low. The previous Bangladeshi government appealed to the world community for two million tonnes of grain. 90 million people are gathered around the Ganges river and primitive farming methods restrict agricultural output.

    Source: REUTERS LIBRARY AND AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION

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    Film ID:
    VLVADQ97Q80A0Q2R8832DXZMDUHTL
    Media URN:
    VLVADQ97Q80A0Q2R8832DXZMDUHTL
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/03/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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