"Incidents of lynching people were almost open and common during the tenure of the previous [BNP-led four-party] alliance government and through such incidents the JMB militants not only took the law in their hands, but they expressed their no-confidence on the law of the land."
The Second Additional Sessions Judge's Court, Rajshahi
briefing the court before announcing the verdict on 25 people, including former post and telecommunications minister barrister Aminul Haque for patronising Islamic militants.
" We are fighting extremism and terrorism in our national interest and we do not have to please anyone."
Pakistan's beleaguered President
brushing aside a US suggestion to strike militants holed up near the the Afghan border: "Inside Pakistani territory only Pakistani forces will operate and they are fully capable of performing this task.”
"We will try not to allow corrupt politicians to contest the elections…. Actions will be taken against all corrupt people irrespective of their political affiliations."
According to a Daily Star report, Matin said that the anti-graft taskforce had so far investigated 131 corruption charges and investigation into 100 more similar cases will be completed in next three months.
"I thank God as I was able to see justice delivered in my life time."
the plaintiff of the case filed against former BNP minister Aminul Haque.
" We must continue the project if we are to link ourselves with countries like Thailand and Singapore."
Maj Gen SAW TUN
minister for construction of Myanmar
while signing signed a deal to construct a 25-kilometre road connecting Bangladesh and Myanmar.
" The country has demonstrated its unflinching commitment to democracy by organising innumerable elections."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States
praising Bangladesh as a “a role model among 'moderate and tolerant Muslim nations'.”
Quotations Are Taken From Different Local And International Newspapers.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2007