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February 13, 2004

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"Somebody must shut him up."
Fabio Mussi
Italian MP, reacting to newspaper reports in which prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was quoted as saying, "Mussolini never killed anyone. He used to send people on holiday within the borders of the country."

"I'll have a cup of tea."
Sharabanu, 97
after she was pulled from the rubble, seven days after the earthquake in the Iranian city of Bam.

"My brothers and sisters, I have chosen to appear before you to offer my deepest regrets and unqualified apologies to a traumatised nation."
Abdul Quadeer Khan
Palestine's top nuclear scientist while apologising on state television for leaking atomic weapons secrets to Libya, Iran and North Korea.

"Police can be imported from abroad to tackle the rising terrorism."
Nurul Islam, BSC
an Awami League Leader from Chittagong, talking about the rise in abduction incidents in Chittagong.

"I have forgiven him"
Parvez Mosharraf
President of Pakistan, gave his decision to Abdul Quadeer Khan's appeal for forgiveness for his involvement in smuggling nuclear technology and information to a few countries.

"Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh and Chittagong is the capital of terrorism."
Iqbal Bin Yakub
a leader of four party alliance in Fatikchori, expressing his reaction to the rising abduction incidents in Chittagong.

"I will ask Japan to open its market to us if they have no reason (to shut Thailand out). If not, that means they are not fair and I will ask them to steam their Toyota cars before exporting them here."
Thailand's Commerce Minister Watana Muangsook

on Japan's refusal to import Thai poultry even though it has received WHO clearance.

"They (AL) have become crazy sensing their future as the four-party alliance government initiated massive development programmes in the century which have also attracted the foreign development partners."
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia
while urging AL to join the Parliament and talk about their demands and other issues in the House, at a public meeting in Naserabad, Pirojpur.

"What I've sort of concluded to myself is that when I step on the court and I play my best tennis, can I still win? That's the question I want to answer."
Andre Agassi
eight-time Grand Slam Champion at a telephone conference with Reuters before the San Jose Open in February.

Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN. Quotes can be sent to <dsmagazn@gononet.com>

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