to see an inclusive election, including participation by all political parties, wide range of candidates, greater level of campaign and significant voter turnout. "
British High Commissioner
"The main objective of the government is to hold a free, fair and acceptable election and transfer power to an elected government."
“Malaysia has been issuing fresh job approvals regularly for about a month now. The country is now more sincere in addressing foreign workers' issues. We also took a few measures in this regard.”
ABDUL MATIN CHOWDHURY
the expatriates welfare and overseas employment secretary.
"We want the human rights situation here to improve. It will be in the best interests of the nation if the government forms the commission in consultation with the rights organisations that have many suggestions in this regard."
former adviser to caretaker government
about forming of a human rights commission.
"Millions of people sacrificed their lives to liberate Bangladesh. And those who actually opposed our liberation and disregarded our flag now fly the same flag in their cars. We cannot allow these people to participate in the elections."
Air Vice Marshal (retd) AK KHANDKAR
Sector Commanders Forum (SCF) President."
"The city corporation collects tax from people but do not provide them with proper services."
"It is however a matter of shame we have not been able to arrange the trial of the war criminals who massacred the people of our country."
MUJAHIDUL ISLAM SELIM
The Communist Party of Bangladesh.
"It's possible that if we can reduce or eliminate heavy smoking and drinking, we could substantially delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease for people and reduce the number of people who have Alzheimer's at any point in time.
Dr Ranjan Duara
Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida.
(R) thedailystar.net 2008