"Many war criminals have already been identified, though they have not been punished, and anti-liberation forces in the country have also been identified," he said adding, "We will urge the EC that these identified war criminals and anti-liberation elements are not allowed to take part in the election."
Sector Commander's Forum.
"Our work would be reduced by 70 percent initially and later 90 percent of the work would be gone if the national ID card could be used as a substitute for the birth certificate."
Secretary of Dakkhin Khan Adarsha Union Parishad
where 60,000 to 65,000 people out of six lakh people have been registered for their birth certificates so far.
"When an accident kills people, a case should be filed as per the existing laws. But we usually overlook it on humanitarian grounds if an out-of-court settlement between transport owners and the victims' families is possible."
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority.
"If police help us evade trial, they take money from us. So, they prefer to protect the vehicle owners from legal and financial troubles and penalties, and thereby make quick bucks."
AN ANONYMOUS OWNER
a city service bus
about killer drivers going scot-free.
"Recently, I proposed to the government to form two task forces --food management and security task force and agricultural production support task force."
"The support will continue."
JAMES F MORIARTY
US Ambassador in Dhaka.
"Even if elections are held on schedule, there is no guarantee reforms will be sustainable."
Brussels-based International Crisis Group's Asia Advocacy and Research Analyst.
"But unlike Freeview you can receive Freesat across the country, which means that in those areas that at the moment can't get access to free digital television this is the first time that you can get free digital TV."
to BBC Radio 5Live
about UK launch of Freesat, a free-to-view satellite television and radio service from the BBC and ITV.
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
(R) thedailystar.net 2008