"I thought that my resignation would pave the way for strengthening democracy in the country but since then we have seen what happened in the name of democracy.”
Jatiya Party chairman
about the circumstances that forced him to step down as president on December 6 in 1990
"I was even told that she [Khaleda] wanted to carry bathroom fittings and commode and I just told officials that she can take anything and everything whatever she wants.”
about the opposition leader removing her belongings from the Dhaka Cantonment house that she lost in a legal battle.
"The opposition lawmakers had been elected to sit in the Jatiya Sangsad. Since they continue to boycott it, it is utterly unethical for them to take money from the state exchequer.”
president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry
about BNP calling hartal for petty reasons instead of resolving the issues at the parliament.
"Of course Wikileaks has led to lots of embarrassing questions and all the rest of it, but I think, in the end, it does not change any of the fundamentals between Britain and America, it doesn't change any of the fundamentals between Britain, America and Afghanistan, but obviously it has provided a lot of copy.”
British prime minister
about the strong criticism of UK military operations in Afghanistan by Hamid Karzai and US officials revealed through Wikileaks cables.
"We are against anybody making an issue out of Liu Xiaobo and interfering in China's judicial affairs. We will not change because of interference by a few clowns.”
Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman
about the Norwegian Nobel Committee selecting Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo for the Nobel Peace Prize this year, after a number of countries boycotted the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony to be held this month.
"It seems the British were offended that Anna Chapman was working in the United States and not in Britain. And now they have a chance to catch up on what they missed.”
a pro-Kremlin Russian daily
about Britain's allegation of espionage against a Russian woman working in the British parliament after they lost bid for the 2018 World Cup, awarded to Russia. She is being compared with another Russian spy Anna Chapman, expelled for similar reason from the United States this summer.
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