Dhaka, Dec 31 (UNB) - Rezaul Karim Lotus (The Daily Star) and Mahfuz Mishu (Jamuna TV) on Sunday were elected president and general secretary of the Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) respectively for the year 2018.
Lotus was re-elected the association’s president securing 16 votes.
News24 Joint News Editor Angur Nahar Monty and Special Correspondent of the Independent Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan also contested for the president post and got 13 and 1 votes respectively.
Besides, UNB Special Correspondent AKM Moinuddin was elected vice president defeating his contender Shahidul Islam Chowdhury of New Age. Moinuddin got 21 votes while Shahidul bagged 9 votes.
The annual general meeting (AGM) and election to the 11-member executive committee were held at the Jatiya Press Club.
Chief Election Commissioner M Shafiqul Karim announced the results after the election. Two Election Commissioners were Shyamal Dutta and Nizam Ahmed.
Other office bearers except the president and the vice president were elected unopposed.
Other office bearers are joint secretary Israt Jahan Urmi (DBCNews), treasurer Mizanur Rahman (The Daily Manabzamin) and office secretary Touhidur Rahman (The Daily Janakantha).
Five executive office members are Masud Karim (The Daily Jugantor), Mainul Alam (The Daily Ittefaq), Raheed Ejaz (The Daily Prothom Alo), Salam Jubair (Sangbad) and Sheikh Shahriar Zaman (Bangla Tribune).