"They say that I am intransigent, I don't listen to them, I don't bow before them. They say that I should bow before them and salute them, and give up my weapons, and then everything will be all right."
NAWAB AKBAR BUGTI
slain Baloch nationalis
in an interview two months before his killing
Pakistan's Baloch people have been fighting for greater freedom in the country's Northeastern region for the last three decades.
"It is our work. We carried it out in a pre-planned manner and without any loss. Especially we avenged the crossfire death of Master Da. "We will continue our operations."
a Spokesperson of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (Lal Potaka; Communist Party of East Pakistan, Red Flag).
PBCP adviser-in-chief Quamrul Islam Master was killed by the law enforcers; the PBCP avenged Master by killing three policemen and a leader of the ruling party.
"There is no alternative to getting patriotic nationalist forces elected to the government in the next election."
prime minister and leader of Bangladesh Nationalist Party .
Khaleda's patriotic forces include deposed president Ershad, Rajakar Matiur Rahman Nizami and bigot Fazlul Haq Amini.
"They had just arrived the same day and they were travelling to where they had been posted in Abidjan."
Colonel OMAR EL KHADIR
UN military spokesman
about six Bangladeshi peace keepers who died in Ivory Coast.
"We don't know what the cause of the accident was. An inquiry is under way," Omar said.
"The state and religion are separate things. The fusion of religion with the mainstream national education and state system can never be accepted. It will be very dangerous for countrymen irrespective of religion."
HASAN AZIZUL HAQUE
writer and professor of Rajshahi University. Activists of Islami Chatra Shibir, student front of the Jamaat-e-Islami threatened to kill him for professing secularism.
"I can call home now after so many days"
MAHFUZUR RAHMAN MITHU
who has won a gold in the South Asian Games.
This is the country's first gold in athletics in 11 years.
"I thought I had walked into some parallel universe."
deputy prime minister of Great Britain
after asked by the media if he thinks British Muslims need Islamic Holiday and Sharia in the country.
"We may take part in all the 300 constituencies."
deposed military dictator and leader of a faction of Jatiya Party
when asked how many seats his party is going to participate.
Meanwhile Ershad has made a promise to join the ruling Four-Party Alliance.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2006