"I am sorry to tell you that your President is an alcoholic."
Venezuelan President about US President George W Bush.
At a gathering in Harlem, New York. In an annual address at the United Nation's Security Council Chavez called Bush the "Devil".
In the United States, Venezuela sells oil at a cheaper rate to poor US citizens, most whom have an African origin..
"It will be compelled to take stern action against any agitation or indiscipline."
prime minister guessing what the Caretaker government may do if it faces demands of electoral reforms from the Awami League and its allies.
Caretaker governments, which usually act neutrally, take decisions independently; according to the constitution, once it is formed, Khaleda Zia, the outgoing premier, does not have any right to decide the way it should be run or what decision it is going to make.
"A justice, who feels embarrassed to deal with the Bangabandhu killing case because one of his relatives is involved in the killing, cannot be neutral even when he is the chief of caretaker government."
Awami League (AL) Presidium Member, about former Chief Justice KM Hasan.
"The US ambassador in Bangladesh termed the Phulbari uprising as 'nonsense.' I was not surprised. We know very well how the US administration looks at people around the world; we know how repressive rulers are being patronised by them to ensure resource plundering from the "poor" countries."
Professor and Member Secretary of National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port.
"I thank Allah, my family and friends, the judges and all the people out there…"
ZAKIA BARI MOMO
winner of this year's Lux-Channel i Superstar award.
"We have separate development, a state of affairs that apartheid's social engineers once dreamed of and for which they were roundly condemned in the court of international opinion."
Sri Lankan-born BBC journalist
describing British society in his new book, A Home From Home.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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