an unnamed US Embassy official in Dhaka
when asked to comment on the CIA's involvement in the killing of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
US journalist Lawrence Lifschultz accused former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger of plotting to kill Mujib with the help of CIA agents. Kissinger has allegedly plotted coups in numerous countries resulting in the death of around 100,000 people.
“How can a judge feel embarrassed to hear a case while he took an oath to keep himself beyond any family ties with anyone?”
leader of Bangladesh Awami League (AL)
about former Chief Justice KM Hasan.
The AL-chief also said, "How will this person protect people's fundamental right to vote when he is a relative of the killers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and felt embarrassed to hear the murder case?"
“We suspect that Shahid Chairman made this statement as part of a plot to save the lawmaker (Sarwar) and his brother.”
CHOWDHURY FORMAN REZA LITON
son of slain BNP leader Jamal Uddin.
Liton believes Sarwar Jamal Nizam, a BNP MP, is behind the killing.
“I am basically laid-back. Another trait I have recently developed is forgetfulness.”
after he was asked about what he believed his "real self".
“He gets publicised a lot every time Sheikh Hasina wins the elections.”
about Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
in a survey conducted by the Daily Star.
“Newspapers have misquoted me; I have never uttered anything like this.”
SYED MOQUBUL HOSSAIN
who was quoted to have publicly described Saifur as a "patron of terrorism".
“No journalist will be allowed to live in Baufol. The Press Club (in Baufol) will be closed down and will be transformed into a BNP office.”
Md SHAHIDUL ISLAM
Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) MP.
“The political configuration that exists today is a direct descendant of August 15, 1975. The current Prime Minister, Khaleda Zia, was the wife of the late General Ziaur Rahman, the Deputy Chief of Army Staff in 1975, who played a crucial state behind scenes role in the plotting that preceded the coup and in the events which followed.”
writer and journalist
in a series of reports published in The Daily Star.
Quoting famous Nobel-prize winning author William Faulkner, Lifschultz says the past is never dead, it is not even past.
Lifschultz wrote a book on Bangladesh titled "Bangladesh: the Unfinished Revolution".
“You people are very dear to me. Go, work properly.”
M SAIFUR RAHMAN
Finance and planning minister
to three MPs from Sylhet
one of them, Elias Ali reached down to touch Rahman's feet to show respect. According to newspaper reports, everyone's eyes were filled with tears.
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