“Media is the biggest enemy of the country.”
M SAIFUR RAHMAN
"Have you come here to pick up a fight?”
chief election commissioner to Mejbaur Chowdhury during the CEC-launched dialogue with different political parties.
“She assured me of trying to arrange justice for me.”
MOHIUDDIN AHMED JINTU
a convicted murderer
about his meeting with Khaleda Zia in Geneva.
Jintu was given presidential clemency a few weeks ago. He, along with Kamal, Shaheed and Manik were convicted by a martial law tribunal of double murder in the early eighties. Of them Kamal was hanged while the rest had gone into hiding.
“Chatradal has only reprimanded them for their unruly behaviour.”
acting president of the Bangladesh University of Engineering Technology (BUET) branch of Jatiyatabadi Chhatradal (JCD).
JCD-backed goons beat up opposition supporters on the BUET campus.
“My party chairman is also my Ukil Baap.”
Shomriddo Bangladesh Andolon
at the CEC-launched dialogue.
An Ukil Baap (legal guardian) looks after the bride's interest in the marriage contract.
“Autocratic rule will descend on the nation if we do not run the elections.”
deposed president and leader of a faction of the Jatiya Party.
Ershad led one of the most corrupt and autocratic regimes in the country's history for around nine years.
“The patient is in coma. What else we can do than pray?”
writer and soap-opera maker
about what he prayed for at the Mazar of Shahjalal.
Ahmed has said he believes the country is in deep trouble "because Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina are not getting along well".
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