By Syed M.Aslam
June 04 - 10, 2001
*** "I TAKE ANOTHER LESSON with me.
There are two rebels in the world, one is Dr Mahathir and the other is
me . . . Globalisation is a new and sophisticated form of
(Revolutionary Cuban President asked if Malaysia
has any lessons for Cuba and what he thought of globalisation)
*** "SHE SHOULD NOT dictate to us. We
know how to practise democracy and run parliament."
(Leader of Bangladesh's main opposition party BNP
demanding that US Ambassador Mary Ann Peters be declared persona non
grata for remarks construed as interference in internal affairs)
*** "I THOUGHT last time (the election),
in 1997, that he was lying when he denied he was a socialist. The
worst thing I can say about him is that he was telling the
(Veteran spy writer John Le Carre saying he would
use his vote in Britain's forthcoming general elections to punish
Prime Minister Tony Blair)
*** "NOW WE HAVE a better idea of what
President Bush meant when he talked about restoring honour and dignity
to the White House."
(Phil Schilero, the staff director for the
Democratic minority on the Government Reform Committee, criticising
President George W. Bush's first big fund-raiser which included a
bonus visit to the vice president's mansion for top donors)
*** "SCHROEDER BEHAVES like a 19th
century feudal lord with his fat cigar and his grand style.'
(Austrian far-right leader Joerg Haider lashing out
at German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder for his part in political
sanctions by EU partners after Haider's Freedom Party contested
election last year)
*** "I DON'T UNDERSTAND."
(Former French foreign minister Roland Dumas on
hearing the verdict by a court sentencing him six months in prison for
receiving $ 9.75 million in kickbacks for lobbying for the then
state-owned oil company Elf in the 1991 sale of six frigates to
*** "I'AM VERY SMALL, but in my head I'm