“If my sisters are tortured, why should theirs (police's) lead happy lives?”
SHEIKH HASINA leader of the opposition
at the 57th anniversary programme of her party.
“This is beyond diplomatic niceties.”
about foreign diplomats, who, Morshed thinks have grown the habit of "poking their noses" in the internal affairs of Bangladesh.
“Tofail Ahmed used to maintain liaison with Jamaat's Ali Ahsan Mujaheed and used to say that Mujaheed was his favourite person. When Tofail Ahmed was arrested, his family members informed Mujaheed first about that.”
MATIUR RAHMAN NIZAMI amir of Jamaat-e-Islami.
Both Nizami and Mujaheed are notorious war criminals who formed a couple of paramilitia groups that committed rape and mass murder during Bangladesh's liberation war in 1971. Tofail Ahmed is an Awami League leader and one of the organisers of that war.
“The French national team would like to clearly state that Zinedine Zidane did not kick in the door in Leipzig and nobody from the French delegation kicked it either.”
GERD GRAUS spokesperson
for the FIFA World Cup organising committee
about an allegation that Zidane kicked a dent in a door at a World Cup stadium in the first round of the World Cup.
“I don't want to be the president... we don't have any such thought.”
KHALEDA ZIA prime minister
amid opposition allegation that her party is flirting with the idea of introducing presidential system of government in the country.
“It is regrettable that the lawmakers will have to pass the budget quickly as they are scheduled to join a (dinner) party.”
FARUK KHAN opposition whip in the parliament.
This year's national budget was hurriedly passed. Even the Finance Minister requested the Speaker to put the budget to vote as he said, "The budget will have to be passed by evening as honourable members [MPs] will participate in a programme".
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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