"Generally, September is a golden month for knitwear exporters, but this year's orders appear to be declining for the first time in four years."
president of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association
explaining the impact of global economic meltdown on Bangladesh economy.
"I've never seen such a thing in my 50 years of legal profession."
eminent jurist and politician
about granting of around 200 bails at one go to alleged corruptionists by the High Court.
Dr Hossain has also said, “The caretaker government and the election commission must not face defeat, they must succeed…but…it looks like a stage-managed performance in the name of an election, this is not acceptable.”
“Basically an election held under the state of emergency would not be as credible…I hope there will be compromises that make the election credible.”
JAMES F MORIARTY
US ambassador to Bangladesh.
"It's also an opportunity. Garment makers can take advantage of the decline in exports from other countries by increasing competitiveness."
Professor MA TASLIM
chief executive of Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute,
giving examples of China, which raised its exports after the 9/11 attacks on the US.
"We want to start the task so that the next government finds it easy to complete it smoothly."
about construction of a subway in the capital.
"I don't know what the government will do with it. But observing the current situation it seems they are going to do something."
Col HANIF IQBAL
director general (Admin)
Anti-corruption Commission (ACC).
The government has asked the ACC to provide a list of convicts in the latter's cases.
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