Maj General Retd. M A Matin is a person of versatile quality.

He and his close ally Maj Gen Subid Ali Bhuiyan were instrumental in thwarting the coup attempt of Gen Nasim in 1996. Gen Matin wrote a huge size book about his role on that failed coup. And at his request, Professor Moniruzzaman Mian ( A former VC of Dhaka university) wrote the preface of his book. Definitely General Matin held Prof Mian in high esteem at that time.

However recently, in a changed environment General Matin’s respect for Prof Mian has apparently vanquished. Otherwise why he, a sitting advisor/minister would publicly call Prof Mian, a minister ranked anti corruption commissioner, a clown?