The Bengali government has blocked access to video-sharing giant YouTube today after a video was posted showing a meeting between the Prime Minister and army soldiers.
The meeting occurred just 48 hours after a brutal mutiny in Dhaka left 70 people dead and the video shows about 40 minutes of a three hour meeting that reveals how angry the military is over the government’s handling of the situation.
Over 200 guards have been arrested for their connection to the mutiny, and hundreds more are currently being sought.
Zia Ahmed, chairman of the Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission, said the decision was made in the nation’s “best interests” and added that, “the government can take any decision to stop any activity that threatens national unity and integrity.”
Prime Minister Shekih Hasina was brutally jeered throughout the meeting, as angry army officials criticized the government’s decision to negotiate with the mutineers instead of just crushing the rebellion.
One officer yelled at the Prime Minister during the meeting, “I do not understand who gave you that idea that it has to be solved politically… rebellion has to be crushed with force.
Result for: best interest
For months Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been confronted with questions about his health brought on by obvious weight loss. Earlier this month he decided to clear the air and publically admit he was being treated for hormone problems.
In a statement earlier this month he said “As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors. A few weeks ago, I decided that getting to the root cause of this and reversing it needed to become my #1 priority.”
“Fortunately, after further testing, my doctors think they have found the cause—a hormone imbalance that has been “robbing” me of the proteins my body needs to be healthy. Sophisticated blood tests have confirmed this diagnosis.”
Apparently though, his explanation wasn’t enough to satisfy many people so he’s decided it would be in Apple’s best interest for him to temporarily give up his duties with Apple and concentrate on his treatment.
Apple realeased the text of an email Jobs sent the company’s employees which stated in part “In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our board of directors fully supports this plan.”
Result for: best interest
Paramount has announced that it has become the final major studio to move to Blu-ray, after it had been HD DVD exclusive since last August.
“We are pleased that the industry is moving to a single high-definition format, as we believe it is in the best interest of the consumer,” the studio said in a statement.
“As we look to (begin) releasing our titles on Blu-ray, we will monitor consumer adoption and determine our release plans accordingly.”
There was no other details issued as to when the transition would begin nor was there word on what titles would be first released on Blu-ray. There was also no word on whether Dreamworks would be moving with its parent company but that announcement is expected soon.