Dhaka, March 3 -- After securing bail in a case over alleged embezzlement of Grameen Telecom employees' welfare funds, Muhammad Yunus has said a Nobel laureate facing trial on corruption charges is a historic moment for Bangladesh.

"Please click and keep this photo. It'll be a historic photo, will be published in newspapers, and books for decades. You'll be the witnesses to history," he said after visiting a Dhaka court for the bail on Sunday.

He also asked journalists to think again if the Anti-Corruption Commission brought the charges against him and others correctly.

"It'll be a part of the nation's history. Shall we feel pride or guilt for this? People who worked for the organisation throughout their lives have been accused in this...