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January 9, 2004

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"Jamaat did not commit any crime by trying to resist the division of Pakistan."
Nazmul Huda
Minister for Communication, while speaking as the Special Guest at a three-day members conference of Islami Chhatra Shibir on December 30, 2003.

"I cannot think of a public meeting in Feni without Hazari."
Tofail Ahmed
Awami League central leader speaking at a public meeting in front of the Shaheed Minar.

"It is the Awami League which frequently use the term 'minority'."
Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia
addressing a gathering at Jessore.

"Do your job right or quit."
Attorney general AF Hasan Arif
while chastising government lawyers for their poor performance that has resulted in the granting of bail to hardcore criminals including their sentences for life inprisonment.

"We didn't go to the parliament for this situation. If all the power rests with only one person, what was the problem with a President-ruled government?"
Former president HM Ershad
at the Jatiya Party's founding anniversary

"We couldn't trace the businessman in spite of intense searches. I have heard they are involved in Hundi business."
Chowdhury Monjurul Kabir
Additional Police Super (North), about the alleged abduction of Zahedul Alam from Noapara in Raozan.

"Identify the killers and send their names and addresses to meI will see to it that they are brought to book."
Dr. Kamal Hossain
referring to the brutal killings of eleven members of the same family in Banshkhali .

"The incidents of bomb blasts are slightly on the rise; but we are also not sitting idle."
of Khulna range on the rising incidents of bomb blasts in Khulna.

"The trade unions will have to be organised, peaceful and welfare-oriented."
Finance Minister Saiful Rahman
sharing his views on how trade organisations should function.

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

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