"But people are losing this hold on power due to terrorism, militancy and corruption… A non-elected
government has now assumed power due to the failures of political parties."
eminent economist and chairman of Transparency International Bangladesh.
"Arrest the culprits or you [government] will be responsible for anything untoward that might follow."
Major Gen (retd) KM SHAFIULLAH
former chief of army
about the assault on a freedom fighter by Jamaat supporters.
“We don't need a government that does not care much about the public demand for trial of the war criminals.”
Lt Gen (retd) MIR SHAWKAT ALI
sector commander of Bangladesh's liberation war.
He has also said, "We are deeply shocked at the assault on a fellow freedom fighter. If the government does not arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book immediately, a chaotic situation might arise in the country."
"We won't tolerate any insult to the freedom fighters. You (government) will be held responsible if people wage another war for trial of the 1971's war criminals."
Major Gen (retd) CR DUTTA
sector commander of the liberation war.
"No more gas-based power plant to be set up in the country."
chief adviser's special assistant for Power and Energy Ministry. "
"We want to proceed towards complete withdrawal of the state of emergency by relaxing it in phases. Our experience will tell what needs to be done."
He has also said, “We do not want to neutralise political activities and we don't have such intention as the caretaker government is not rival to any party… A consensus could be reached through the current dialogue to work out ways of establishing such a (pro-reform) government… We do not want to neutralise political activities and we don't have such intention as the caretaker government is not rival to any party.
"Indian opium is pure and has immense pharmaceutical value."
official of Opium Factory in Ghazipur in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, which is the world's biggest legal opium factory, dating back nearly two centuries.
According to the BBC, “The USA and Japan alone import 200 to 250 metric tonnes of opium from the factory every year.”
(R) thedailystar.net 2008