"Our position on Bangladesh and on its elections I think is well known to you and certainly hasn't changed. We do want to see elections move forward as soon as possible and in an appropriate way according to the constitution and according to the rule of law"
deputy spokesperson of the US State Department
about the next general election in Bangladesh.
"The army has no intention to take over. We are not even running the government. But we like to see this government successful as we want to put the country on the right track through concerted efforts of all."
Lt GENERAL MOEEN U AHMED
"Our politicians do not understand anything beyond their self-interest… We have eaten up the vitals of the country over the years, leaving the country like a skeleton," he has also said.
"Now there is great enthusiasm for suicide attacks among the Taliban and these attacks will increase."
MULLAH HAYATULLAH KHAN
a 35-year-old Taliban leader in Afghanistan.
"America is the land of the second chance - and when the gates of the prison open, the path ahead should lead to a better life."
GEORGE W BUSH
President of the United States.
"I was shocked. I was trembling."
Bangladeshi-born driver in New York
after he found a bagful of diamonds left by a passenger.
Chowdhury has returned the bag to its owner and in return got a check of 100 USD
" We cannot concentrate only on the battle against corruption, as that is not our main task"
Barrister and law adviser of the current government
About the recent drive to arrest the corrupt
" People will decide the right time of my joining politics and formation of a political party."
Nobel laureate and founder of Grameen Bank
"Wherever we are, we want to enjoy the rights as a citizen."
NAZRUL ISLAM MINTOO
chief editor of Deshe Bideshe, a Canada-based weekly.
The magazine has recently held a seminar which demanded voting rights for non-resident Bangladeshis.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007