"The Bangladesh we have now is not the one we wanted to have through the liberation war, that Bangladesh was hijacked from us."
SYED ANWAR HOSSAIN
“The fate of the people is not leased out to any person or any political party. The idea that nothing can be done without some specific persons' permission, is intolerable. The country does not belong to any party.”
"Bangladesh is also capable of mobilising well-trained and well-equipped forces having vast experiences at a very short notice. The government of Bangladesh remains committed to further modernising the country's armed forces and police to enable them to accomplish their noble tasks more effectively."
"The balance of trade is right now in Singapore's favour, but there is a great scope … for our manufacturers such as pharmaceuticals which can help redress it. Also today we have nearly US$ 1 billion of investments from Singapore. "
IFTEKHAR AHMED CHOWDHURY
foreign affairs adviser.
"Myanmar people can easily get fish for dishes by just fishing in the fields and ditches. In the early monsoon, large edible frogs are abundant."
The New Light of Myanmar
a Myanmar newspaper
about victims of cyclone Nargis.
" It's a cartoon robot - what threat is it to security or offensive to anyone at all?"
a young man, who according to the BBC, “wearing a T-shirt depicting a cartoon character holding a gun was stopped from boarding a flight by the security at Heathrow's Terminal 5.”
" In our country if the findings of a study goes against someone's interest, usually questions are raised about the study's motive."
"This district has no industry, huge unemployment, a large smuggling mafia supported by contract killers and musclemen who are used by all political parties."
about the Indian state of Bengal.
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