"We fought the Liberation War and we are fighting now to bring the war criminals to justice. We will fight with the entire Bangladesh to press home
Maj Gen (retd) CR DUTTA
Commander of Sector 4 of Bangladesh's liberation war.
"We will request the people not to let any war criminals go to parliament as we have got our parliament in exchange of three million lives."
Maj Gen (retd) KM SHAFIULLAH
Sector Commander of the liberation war.
"There will be no more transformational election in the
world this year than the parliamentary elections scheduled for Dec 29 in Bangladesh."
JAMES F MORIARTY
US Ambassador in Bangladesh.
He has also said, "If Bangladesh stumbles within the coming months, it could become a breeding ground for terrorists and groups wishing to operate in South and Southeast Asia.”
"I know the ministry has done nothing in this regard [war crime issue] though it is obviously its duty to keep aware generations to come about the matter… Though the Liberation War is the history of the birth of a nation I would say the ministry was set up with a political motive."
Maj (retd) AKHTARUZZAMAN
former Bangladesh Nationalist Party lawmaker.
"The case against Sheikh Hasina and Sheikh Selim was filed due to some misunderstanding in the adverse circumstances prevailing at that time…"
AZAM J CHOWDHURY
managing director of East Coast Trading Ltd
who filed an extortion case against Awami League President Sheikh Hasina and her cousin Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim about one and a half years ago.
" I call upon all in the country to be united to ensure polls victory of pro-liberation forces in December, the month of victory, and make sure defeat of war criminals."
Awami League chief.
"We need to form an effective parliament and work together to make Bangladesh a strong state."
Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson.
"If you want the facts, it's a size 10 shoe that he threw."
GEORGE W BUSH
about the shoes that were thrown at him by an Iraqi journalist.
Muntadar al-Zaidi, the journalist, stood up and shouted, "this is a goodbye kiss from the Iraqi people, dog”, before he threw his footwear at the outgoing US president.
(R) thedailystar.net 2008