"His slogan in politics is 'amrao pari' [we can], but who are this 'we'? Are they the people of the country or anybody else?"
about Prof Muhammad Yunus's declaration of entering politics.
"It is not enough to go to the poor to be a bank for the poor," he said.
"Yunus must make his ideological position clear answering his stand in the last 35 years when there were violations of human rights and politics of domination, and he must reveal the amount of money that has gone out of the country through another of his ventures, GrameenPhone," he continued.
"Loan can never free people from poverty rather makes them indebted. "
SERAJUL ISLAM CHOWDHURY
critic and professor of Dhaka University.
at a book launching event. The book titled "Grameen Bank and Dr Yunus: In the View of a Witness" by former Grameen Bank official Sardar Amin was published by Jatiya Shahitya Prokashani.
" I've told him that the medical college can be named after him or jointly after him and me…"
Nobel Peace Prize winner turned politician
in Abu Dhabi
about the Dhabi Group's intention of setting up a world-class medical college and hospital in Bangladesh.
" Dr Yunus would have been in politics much before if there had been a presidential form of government in Bangladesh."
former Grameen Bank general manager and Yunus' close friend.
" If I had arrested Falu, Khaleda would have enforced a seven-day hartal and if I had arrested Mamun, Tarique would have done the same."
Awami League chief.
" When an angry Arafat Rahman called his mother the then PM (Khaleda Zia), and she ordered immediate dismissal of the consul general."
former secretary of Khaleda Zia.
"At the start of 2003, the PM's youngest son went to Hong Kong with six or seven of his friends. The foreign ministry informed the Bangladeshi Consul-General AKM Atiqur Rahman about his arrival, but the foreign ministry did not know friends would accompany the PM's son. The consul-general was also unaware of this detail. Although the Hong Kong immigration authorities quickly gave the PM's son his visa, they were not as prompt in the case of his friends," he continues.
Though the government has launched a drive to arrest corrupt politicians and bureaucrats, no legal step has been taken to try Khaleda and her sons.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007