The latest crop of quotes from the city's press -- words worth repeating, we feel, for their humour, insight or sheer outrageousness. Star City does not necessarily support the opinions expressed in this column.
“The ACC [Anti-Corruption Commission] believes that corruption cannot be uprooted overnight using Aladin's lamp."
-- Col Hanif Iqbal
Director (admin), ACC
Told reporters at his office after the recent TIB report on corruption, on Thursday. Source: The Daily Star
"People of this country are not faring well. I cannot go abroad leaving them in distress."
-- Khaleda Zia
Told reporters on Monday. Source: Jugantor
"We are embarrassed of our failure to start holding local government elections according to the roadmap."
-- ATM Shamsul Huda
Chief Election Commissioner
Said at a news briefing at the Election Commission Secretariat, on Friday. Source: The Daily Star
"It is not right to think, based on some numbers, that corruption has increased or decreased."
-- Mirza Azizul Islam
Told reporters when they asked for his comments on recent TIB's report on corruption which said that the corruption in different sectors increased in the first half of 2007 despite the government's anti-corruption drives, on Thursday. Source: The Daily Star
"No major change came to the country. Whatever is happening is going through the legal process."
-- Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury
Chairman, Anti-Corruption Commission
Told reporters, on Sunday. Source: Jugantor
Compiled by Durdana Ghias