"You will have to do many things to run a college."
doctor and president of Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal
Comilla Medical College
explaining the incident of his party's goons beating up an intern doctor.
"Presently the media is the parliament."
IFTEKHAR AHMED CHOWDHURY
foreign affairs adviser
of the current non-elected constitutionally mandated government
"I think that the Vice President is a person reflecting a half-glass-full mentality, and that is he's been able to look at -- as have I, and I hope other Americans have -- the fact that the tyrant was removed, 12 million people voted, there is an Iraqi constitution in place that is a model for -- and unique for the Middle East."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States of America
"Among the arrested and alleged corrupt (politicians) there are many abhorred individuals. But they, too, have the rights to justice."
professor of Law, Dhaka University.
the government has recently launched a drive that has witnessed the arrests of several politicians; allegations are there that these persons were not presented before any court even 24 hours after they were caught.
"I am not psychologically tuned to some decorative post."
Nobel Prize winner and founder of Grameen Bank
about chances of him becoming the President of Bangladesh.
"If they are detained on proper allegations, I will congratulate the caretaker government. But if there is no specific allegation, the government will have to give explanation in this regard."
AKBAR ALI KHAN
adviser to the previous caretaker government
about the government drive to nab the corrupt.
"The government is a big thing."
law adviser to the caretaker government
asked if the government is aware of the recent arrests of politicians.
"The Quran also speaks of a brief nap at noon. At least I have not come across any instruction in the Holy Quran that categorically speaks of a particular day as the weekly holiday."
SYED MAQSUD JAMIL
in a column in the Daily Star.
Jamil, however, does not say where in Quran it is mentioned.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007