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"Voicebox "

"There was no reason to keep the officers on duty after their failure to catch the killers."
Home Minister
about the order to make a list of police officers, negligent in their duties, after the murder of Fazlul Huq, general secretary of Awami League ward-41 unit on January 14.

"Keep your Ordinance to yourself. If no one complains then we cannot take action."
Provost, Surjasen Hall
about an incident in which many students were beaten by BCL cadres, and the authority had not taken any action based on the 1973 Ordinance.

"Definitely the protest note was prepared in consultation with them, but they were hesitant to issue the summons in their presence."
A Bangladeshi diplomat
about summoning the Indian High Commission in Dhaka to protest the border killing by BSF, in the absence of the foreign minister and foreign secretary.

I"f I had taken my clothes off, I could have shown you how they tortured me."
alleged war criminal and BNP leader
about being allegedly tortured in custody.

"Madam [BNP chief] even asked us to provide rebel candidates with the money they had already spent for their campaigns."
a top BNP leader
about BNP's persuasive policy to make the rebel mayoral candidates withdraw from the polls and support party-backed candidates.

"What we have done is an unprecedented move... to show 100 percent transparency. "
Iran's envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
About the tour the country has arranged for diplomats and IAEA members to visit its nuclear programme facility.


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