Sajeeb Wazed
Bangladeshi politician
Sajeeb Wazed
Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, also known as Sajeeb Wazed Joy, is an IT professional who was selected by World Economic Forum as one of the 250 Young Global Leaders of the World. He is the son of Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh and the grandson of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the first President of Bangladesh. Wazed married Kristine Ann Overmire on October 26, 2002. They also had a baby girl. There is a rumor that Kristin has devorced him.
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'Minus 2' met messy fate - Daily Star Online
Google News - over 5 years
He acknowledged that Hasina's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy (currently in the US) could inspire demonstrations, but that the authorities had warned political leaders and others not to demonstrate in her support. The US embassy, which was maintaining close
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PM hosts Iftar for war-injured - Financial Express Bangladesh
Google News - over 5 years
Before taking Iftar, the PM went around the venue and exchanged pleasantries with the guests. Among others, PM's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy, her Defence Adviser Maj Gen (Retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique and Press Secretary Abul Kalam Azad were present in the
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Joy turns 40 - Bangladesh News 24 hours
Google News - over 5 years
Dhaka, July 27 (bdnews24.com) — The prime minister's son Sajeeb Wazed Joy has celebrated his 40th birthday in a sombre manner. Mother Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday afternoon cut a cake for Joy and also cooked herself at Ganabhaban, the prime minister's
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Nearly 12,000 Are Arrested In Roundup In Bangladesh
NYTimes - over 8 years
The army-backed caretaker government in Bangladesh that has netted hundreds of politicians and businesspeople in a yearlong anticorruption drive has now rounded up nearly 12,000 people in what it calls a crusade against crime. Political parties have denounced the roundup, carried out in recent days, as a ploy to clamp down on political activity as
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    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In 2016, Wazed accused Mahfuz Anam, editor and publisher of the The Daily Star, of treason and demanded his imprisonment for publishing reports in 2007 on the basis of intelligence sources, accusing his mother Sheikh Hasina of corruption. The BBC has reported that the Bangladeshi government has been seeking to curtail the finances of the influential newspaper. In April 2016, Bangladesh arrested Shafik Rehman, a leading pro-Bangladesh Nationalist Party journalist on charges of attempting to kidnap and kill Wazed in the U.S. The U.S. Government has declined to comment on the issue; but declassified American government reports show that a U.S. federal court judge dismissed claims of an attempted plot to harm Wazed on the basis of a lack of evidence.
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  • 2015
    Age 43
    In 2015, Wazed defended the Awami League government's refusal to publicly condemn the murder of bloggers and publishers by Islamic extremists.
    More Details Hide Details He opined that the government was walking a fine line to avoid alienating the country's deeply conservative clergy. His comments were described by Nick Cohen in the The Guardian as "pathetic"; while Trisha Ahmed, the stepdaughter of slain Avijit Roy, responded that "Bangladesh is powerless; it's corrupt, there is no law and order, and I highly doubt that any justice will come to the murderers."
  • THIRTIES
  • 2011
    Age 39
    In 2011, Wazed attacked Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus for his leadership of Grameen Bank, claiming high levels of "fraud and impropriety" in the use of Norwegian government funds at the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization.
    More Details Hide Details The government of Norway has since dismissed the claims.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    After the Awami League returned to power in 2009 with Sheikh Hasina as Prime Minister for a second time, he made his first public statements after the BDR Mutiny, praising his mother's handling of the crisis. "This is probably the biggest incident Bangladesh has had since 1975 and our government and the prime minister has handled this compassionately, pragmatically but decisively to bring the situation under control" he said in an interview to the BBC.
    More Details Hide Details Wazed has been active in promoting the Digital Bangladesh scheme of the Government of Bangladesh. According to Fairfax County public records, Wazed is the president of Wazed Consulting Inc.
    On 25 February 2009, Wazed officially joined the Awami League as a primary member of the Rangpur district unit of the party.
    More Details Hide Details Rangpur is the ancestral home district of his father Wazed Miah and his potential parliamentary constituency.
  • 2004
    Age 32
    Wazed first appeared on the Bangladeshi political scene in 2004, when he made a widely publicized visit to Bangladesh.
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  • 2002
    Age 30
    Wazed was settled in the United States for over two decades. He married Kristine Ann Overmire on October 26, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details They have a daughter named Sophia. Their house is located in Falls Church, Virginia. Since 2009, Wazed has divided his time between Bangladesh and the United States.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1981
    Age 9
    After returning to Bangladesh in 1981, his mother assumed the presidency of the Awami League and spearheaded the campaign for the restoration of democracy, along with her arch-rival Khaleda Zia.
    More Details Hide Details Wazed attended boarding school in India, including St. Joseph’s College in Nainital and Kodaikanal International School in Palani Hills, Tamil Nadu. He studied computer science at the University of Bangalore; then transferred to The University of Texas at Arlington in the United States, where he graduated with a B.Sc. in computer engineering. Subsequently, Wazed attended the Kennedy School of Government in Harvard University, where he completed his Masters in Public Administration.
  • 1975
    Age 3
    In August 1975, his grandparents and uncles were assassinated during a military coup in Bangladesh; he and his mother, father and aunt survived as they were visiting West Germany.
    More Details Hide Details The family was barred by the military regime from entering the country until 1981.
  • 1971
    Born
    Wazed was born in wartime Dhaka during the Bangladesh Liberation War on 27 July 1971.
    More Details Hide Details His parents were nuclear scientist Dr. M. A. Wazed Miah and Sheikh Hasina Wazed, the daughter of nationalist leader Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. His birth during the war and subsequent victory of Bangladesh lead to him being nicknamed by his grandfather as Joy (meaning "Victory" in Bengali).
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