Published: Friday, May 10, 2013

Voicebox

“I don’t think it is really serious… it’s an accident.”
AMA MUHITH
finance minister
expresses his views on the factory-building collapse in Savar

“Khaleda Zia, you are brutal and a heartless women.”
MOHAMMAD NASIM
Awami League stalwart
alleging Zia of intending to keep Hefajat-e-Islam in Dhaka till Monday and gather Jamaat and BNP activists with them to unleash mayhem.

“Government hid the truth from international community.”
ODHIKAR & ASIAN LEGAL RESOURCE CENTRE
humanitarian organisations
in a statement alleged the government of not investigating and hiding at least 539 extra-judicial killings and 81 ‘forced disappearances’ in the last four years, according to Odhikar stats

” TV channels had been spreading rumours by airing provocative and irresponsible programmes, which is a serious crime.”
Hasanul Haq Inu
Information minister
about shutting down Diganta and Islamic Television.

“Israel’s attack is a declaration of war.”
FAISAL AL MEKDAD
Syrian deputy foreign minister
about Israel’s strike on Sunday outside Damascus, the second one in a week

“Obama grand chief of devils.”
NICOLAS MADURO
Venezuelan president
about President Obama’s alleged support for the ‘fascist rightwing to attack Venezuela’s democracy’

“It’s slave labour.”
POPE FRANCIS
regarding working conditions and the wages garment workers get in Bangladesh