"Side by side, the executives have a key role to play. They need to be honest, committed and determined."
Lt General MASUD UDDIN CHOWDHURY
coordinator of the National Coordination Committee (NCC) for Combating Crime and Corruption, also the Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division.
Chowdhury is widely believed to be one of the driving forces behind the country's war on corruption.
He has also called for the formulation of a Right to Information Act to guarantee transparency in the public sector.
"When I went to his (Oli's) house on Tuesday to minimise difference between Prof Badruddoza and him, he proposed me to join with him."
Major (retd) MA MANNAN
presidium member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
"When Colonel Oli went to the Election Commission for naming the party, he named it 'Liveral Democratic Party', not Liberal Democratic Party."
MAHI B CHOWDHURY
a member of the LDP.
Colonel (retd) Oli (Ahmed) now leads a faction of the LDP.
"If anyone makes a mistake while writing his father's name, his father does not change."
Colonel (retd) OLI AHMED
"It hurts. But I don't cry."
a six-year-old cancer victim
at A Shelter for Helpless Ill Children.
"The BNP is not an underground party."
chairperson, Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
"Ershad did not talk to me about the matter. I did not even know this before you called me."
KARIM UDDIN BHARSA
president of Rangpur Jatya Party
about the HM Ershad's declaration that he will no longer hold the post of party chairman.
"I've heard he's been called Bush's poodle. He's bigger than that."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States
about outgoing British premier Tony Blair.
"Both my mom and dad sacrificed so much and I'm very lucky because he probably loves me more than anyone else in the world."
20-year-old tennis superstar.
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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