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“We are going to impose a ban on import of chicks from those four European countries as an outbreak of avian flu is reported there.”
MD ABDUL KARIM
secretary of the fisheries and livestock ministry
on a government decision to import chickens from Turkey, Greece, Romania and Russia. .

“Bangladesh has been a consistently poor performer in the Corruption Perception Index, reflecting the perception that rampant corruption continues to undermine sustainable development.”
Transparency International
in its report on corruption.
Bangladesh faired poorly in the report; the country got 1.7 points on 10.

“I have asked the communications minister in a letter to send all the documents that counter the TIB report as soon as possible.”
SYED MANJUR HOSSAIN MP
convenor of a "probe body" formed in the parliament to enquire the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) report that listed the country as the world's one of the most corrupt ones.

A particular quarter has been trying to undermine the Four-party Coalition government by repeatedly declaring the country as champion in corruption.”
NAZMUL HUDA
barrister and communications minister.

“Some people regularly offer prayer at Zia's Mazar only because the Party is in power; but these very same people do not even visit their fathers' graveyards.”
NOAB ALI
Bangladesh Nationalist Party's Chuadanga district leader.

“Don't get embarrassed by looking at newspaper headline.”
SAIFUR RAHMAN
finance minister
after he was bombarded with criticisms in a meeting.


QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS. .
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be sent to <ahmedehussain@gmail.com>
Cartoon : MUSTAFA ZAMAN

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