"With people's help, that looting is being resisted."
GENERAL MOEEN U AHMED
The top leadership of both the major political parties have been infested with corruption. The military-backed interim government has launched a popular crackdown on corruption since it took power on January 11 this year.
"Arriving at Hawa Bhaban, she (Khaleda Zia) started yelling again asking where are the conspirators Mannan Bhuiyan and Babar? Is my son such a big thief that he will have to flee the country?"
former state minister for home.
Babar, now in custody of the task Force for Interrogation, is also quoted to have been said, "Before Tarique Rahman was arrested, we used to get information from different sources that he might get caught. So I, Mannan Bhuiyan, Falu and Qamrul held a secret meeting in Mannan's residence and decided that Tarique would be sent abroad for two or three years."
"Therefore, I have been feeling embarrassed speaking on democratic practices in the party."
MAHI B CHOWDHURY
organising secretary and a presidium member of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP),
"An environment has been created in the country in favour of a democratic culture. Whereas, my posts of presidium member and organising secretary of the [LDP] national executive committee were nominated posts, not elected ones," he says.
"The chiefs of the previous governments cannot avoid the responsibility for such widespread and rampant corruption."
Maj Gen (retd) MA MATIN
adviser to the communications ministry and Chairman of the National Committee on Serious Crimes.
"We cannot believe that those who destroyed democracy can protect it…We want honest and competent people to take the leadership of the political parties."
“Political parties created a situation which necessitated the declaration of the state of emergency and consequently the present government came to power. Those who ran the country till then could not protect democracy,” he has also said.
"In our attempts to spread HIV/Aids awareness, we study where our target groups live, the places they visit."
project manager of a HIV-Aids programme
at Surat Municipal Corporation India has some 5.7 million people infected with the HIV virus, more than any other country in the world.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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