"Jamaat leaders have been making negative remarks since the initiative to try war criminals was taken. We are trying the war criminals not Jamaat leaders…why does this irritate them?"
Captain (retd) ABM TAJUL ISLAM
state minister for Liberation War Affairs.
"We still don't know the destinations of the missing weapons. If terrorists can lay their hands on the missing grenades that might become very dangerous, as they tend to use grenades for assassinations."
Col REZANUR RAHMAN KHAN
additional directional general of Rapid Action Battalion
about the ammo looted from the armoury at the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) headquarters.
"The missing weapons could reach the hands of terrorists and other criminals, and could even be smuggled into neighbouring countries' separatists like the United Liberation Front of Assam."
Lt Gen (retd) M ATIQUR RAHMAN
former Director General of the BDR.
"This report reminds us that, while the world's attention is very much on the economic crisis, food security remains a real threat."
executive secretary of UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Heyzer has also said, "Given the magnitude of the problem in the Asia-Pacific region, our response will define how food security issues are resolved globally."
"We have no plan to privatise any more state owned enterprises for the time being."
"Even, you need not go to a bank for transaction--you can send money to your families through only a mobile-phone call."
disclosing her government's desire to start online transaction system.
"Amid increasing threats of militant attack across the country the government has taken the decision. Even all the employees of the airport will be brought under close watch."
Civil Aviation and Tourism.
"I am not persona non grata because they say I am welcome at another time, but I am not intending to take up that invitation."
Sweden's Foreign Minister
who has been denied a Sri Lankan visa last week.
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