"It is not easy to accept the emergency. Although we are sending election observation mission following relaxation of emergency, it does not mean we are happy."
Head of the Delegation Ambassador
"I've told many times from the very beginning that there can't be two laws for the same offence."
Prof MUZAFFER AHMAD
convener of Shujan
about Truth and Accountability Commission (Tac).
"If the same type of offence is treated differently under two different laws then the whole legal system will suffer from double standard which is never helpful for the system."
about the Tac.
" We launched the movement for holding a free and fair election, but despite that we do not know whether election engineering will take place or the election result will be changed. Doubts are yet to be removed
"Everybody needs to be watchful about the game they are going to play with votes and polls result," she has said.
"It did try to do many good things at the beginning and overstretched itself. The government did not have any political power for doing these extra things because it is an extra-constitutional administration whose only function is to hold a credible election. "
Dr SYED ANWAR HUSAIN
about the current caretaker government.
"BNP is an election-oriented party. We want to participate in the election."
Bangladesh Nationalist Party.
" When they are small they don't understand, but when they grow up they are fat and beautiful."
'Fat farm' manager
Obesity is so revered among Mauritania's white Moor Arab population, says a recent BBC report, that the young girls are sometimes force-fed to obtain a weight.
There are some self-styled fat farms like Fatematou's. She has said, “"I make them eat and eat and eat. And then drink lots and lots of water. I make them do this all morning. Then they have a rest. In the afternoon we start again. We do this three times a day -- the morning, the afternoon and the evening." Most of her clients are seven-year-old.
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