" The way army has discharged its responsibility in the past and is doing presently, it will be doing so in the future, inshallah. But, as patriotic citizens, we have one desire -- let honest and competent people take over."
MOEEN U AHMED
Chief of Army Staff General
He has also said, "I have stated this previously and want to re-emphasise that we have no political ambition."
"It will be a tragedy for the freedom fighters who are still alive if we fail to materialise the ideals and objectives for which we fought."
president of Gono Forum.
"It is not history, rather information on the Liberation War, was distorted."
professor of history department of Dhaka University.
"Even when the US economy is under duress and consumer spending there has shrunk, our basic garment exports will retain its steam because consumers will shift to lower-end products."
executive director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue.
"With a healthy EU economy and taka-euro exchange rate competitive, our exports to Europe will also march ahead," he has also said.
"Harun had no job for the last three months. Therefore, he was sad but he was not mentally disturbed."
A GMG High Official
about a passenger who boarded a flight run by the airline with a knife.
"Non-price distribution is bound to create scope for corruption and misuse. Besides, there is a lack of delivery mechanism for rationing at present."
MIRZA AZIZUL ISLAM
"Appropriate civilian-military relationship is very important for a country's development."
"Yes there are linkages between terrorism in Britain and Bangladesh."
British Home Secretary
"I firmly believe that with our joint efforts the comprehensive partnership between the peoples of the two countries will continue to grow in the days to come."
Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka.
"It means that the special relationship between India and Nepal which dates back to British days and 1950 is in its terminal phase."
a former Indian ambassador to Nepal
about the Maoist victory in Nepal's general election.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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