"Stern actions will be taken against whoever is involved in extortion."
"We don't see any reflection of intra-party democracy in the political parties; we won't be able to establish a digital Bangladesh unless we ensure a democratic environment."
economist, member Transparency International, Bangladesh.
"Militancy will rise in the country in the absence of democracy in the country," he has also said.
"We always empty this oil into the river, it does not really matter because the oil is quickly dispersed into the big rivers."
an oil trader of "Saudia Oil Trader"
on emptying barrels of toxic chemical into the river Buriganga.
"It has to be remembered that Bangladesh is not free from enemies in the international arena. Bangladesh's enemies definitely exist. When Bangladesh's people thought of autonomy by casting vote, Pakistan's occupying forces attacked us. Therefore, there are still many people against us."
Maj Gen MD MAINUL ISLAM
Cartoon by Tanmoy
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