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January 2, 2004

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"How long will you continue fixing nuts and bolts?"
Abdul Alim,
chairman parliamentary standing committee on public undertakings, to the Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation..

"The Judiciary is easily accessible to the rich but beyond the reach of the poor."
KM Hasan
The Chief Justice.

"If I want, I can put the TIB in the dock by introducing a law in the parliament."
Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar,
brushing aside a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report on the Jatya Sangsad.

"We will be in the dock if we insult the Jatya Sangsad. But we haven't done anything like that."
Professor Mozaffer Ahmed,
trustee member of the TIB reacting to the Speaker's comment.

"In order to get a fuller picture, one needs to know the stock of FDI at a particular point of time."
Chamber News,
monthly bulletin of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries on a Board of Investment survey.

"With God's help we are still chasing the Americans and their allies everywhere, including their homeland."
Ayman al-Zawahiri,
al-Quaeda's second in command in his latest audio-tape, aired on the Al Jazeera television.

"Saddam was held by the Kurdish forces, drugged and left for the US troops."
Sunday Express,
a British tabloid, quoting an unnamed senior British military intelligence official.

"We are turning our swords to plough shares."
Shokri Ghanem,
Libyan prime minister declaring
his government's decision to
abandon its WMD

"Libya's good faith will be returned."
George Bush,
US president reacting to
Libya's decision.

Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be sent to <dsmagazn@gononet.com>

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