Bangladesh PM wins election landslide but opponents demand new vote

Dhaka (AFP) – Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was declared the landslide winner yesterday of an election marred by deadly violence that the opposition slammed as “farcical” and rigged. Hasina’s ruling Awami League party and its allies won 288 seats in the 300-seat Parliament, with the main opposition securing only six seats, Election Commission Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed said. More details in Tuesday’s Borneo Bulletin