"There should be an immediate end to family-centric politics."
M SAIFUR RAHMAN
former finance minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) leader.
"The party constitution should be changed as the power given by the constitution was misused."
joint secretary general of BNP.
"It would never do the nation any good if the evildoers are elected to parliament. They only cater to self-interest and poison politics."
general secretary of Awami League.
"BNP must carry out reforms within the party, punish the corrupt and remove failed politicians."
M OSMAN FARRUK
former minister and BNP leader.
"Such unilateral power was necessary when the party was formed, but now it is a mature party."
SADEQUE HOSSAIN KHOKA
Dhaka City Corporation mayor and BNP leader
about his party chairperson's decision to appoint her brother as the vice president of the party.
"According to my information I think that Osama is still alive."
in a video released on an Arab television.
"Earlier the foreign institutional investors had no clear idea of Bangladesh and its growing capital market. Now they went back home having a positive knowledge about this country and its untapped stock market."
chief executive officer of Dhaka Stock Exchange
about the first ever investor's conference that was held last week.
“When both the public and private companies get listed on the DSE, we expect a $15 billion market capitalisation,” he continued. The DSE market capitalisation is $5.93 billion now.
"The port has gone through a revolutionary change in the last three months and we are moving in the right direction."
chairman of Bangladesh Shippers Council
about the increased efficiency of Chittagong port.
"Wisdom and strength, and my family, is what I'd like for you to pray for."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States.
(R) thedailystar.net 2007