“I like good food while Barrister Maudud loves drinks. That's why I am healthy.”
Minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) lawmaker.
"Those who take out processions of the hungry now-a-days are as obese as Barrister Nazmul Huda or Education Minister Osman Faruk.”
Ahmed has also said he likes Seven Up and Huda, on the other hand, loves coffee. .
“Coke, Seven Up, Fanta do not make you any smarter.”
KM OBAIDUR RAHMAN
BNP MP in the parliament.
Rahman claimed "All the savants in the old ages loved alcoholic beverages; but I have never heard any one of them having Coke or Seven Up". A minute worth parliament session costs the country lakhs of taka.
“I didn't say Bangladesh is a moderate Muslim country…Bangladesh is a moderate country with Muslim majority.”
HARRY K THOMAS JUNIOR
outgoing US Ambassador to Bangladesh.
“The creation of Bangladesh was due to political incompetence and short-sighted policies of military generals, Ayub Khan and Yahya Khan.”
A US State Department Report
on the independence of Bangladesh.
“There are only 13 small villages on this land, not 50 villages as reported in the news item. ”
The Army Headquarters (AH)
reacting to a news piece carried out by different local dailies.
The AH claimed the process of establishing a garrison in Bandarban had begun in 1978, and that in that area "the land of individual ownership is very small and the army authorities are sincerely concerned about the people". It, however, did not explain why the process of establishing a garrison in the district has taken the army this long.
“Troops rescue flood-hit Gujratis from trees.”
A newspaper headline
Flood in Gujrat has so far claimed 127 lives and has left thousands homeless.
“He seems to have become a bloodthirsty hound.”
ABU BAKAR SIDDIQUE
professor and father of Bidisha
about his ex son-in-law HM Ershad.
“All the passengers started praying--that's all I can remember.”
a passenger of Biman Bangladesh Airlines that crash-landed on the green at Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport.
All of the 201 passengers and 14 crew on board survived.
“A stab from the back.”
HASANUL HAQ INU
chief of Jatya Shamajtantrik Dal (Inu)
reacting to Communist Party of Bangladesh's (CPB) refusal to launch movement with the AL. The CPB wants to establish its own movement along with different left leaning political parties of the country; the party considers both the ruling party and the AL equally bad for the country's future.
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