*** "WE ARE NOT COWS to be led by the nose, we
are not children to be led by the hands. This is a journey we must
make with our own two feet. We must walk together ... in unity, there
will be strength."
(Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad calling
for developing an East Asia Economic Grouping replacing a 'spurious'
ASEAN-plus-Three forum which has China, Japan and South Korea as
dialogue partners. He also backed a proposed regional monetary fund,
the Asian Monetary Fund, independent of the IMF)
*** "... it seems some members of the Congress
are deaf when it comes to Saudi Arabia... Where are the facts, where
is the evidence? If they want to hide the truth, make false
accusations and write unpublished docuemnts here and there, we cannot
deal with that."
(Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Saud al Faisal
strongly criticisng a US congressional report that implied the
Kingdom's complicity in September 11, 2001 attacks)
*** "IF CONGRESS continues blindly to support
Israel, then Bush's vision will not be attainable."
(Palestinian Premier Mahmoud Abbas telling US
congressional leaders that Israel is undermining President George W.
Bush's vision of peace in the Middle East)
*** "IN ALL THE SAMPLES TESTED, the levels of
pesticide residue far exceeded the maximum permissible total pesticide
limit of 0.0005 mg per litre in water used as food."
(Director of Centre for Science and Technology of
India, Sunita Narain, saying that 12 major softdrinks manufactured in
the country, including Pepsi and Coca-Cola, are laced with
unacceptably high levels of pesticide residues)
*** "THE REASON for it was not to smear me or
even to smear my wife. The reason was to intimidate others from coming
(Former US Ambassador Joseph Wilson accusing the
Bush administration of using intimidation tactics to stifle criticism
about its handling of intelligence on Iraq. He cited the naming of his
wife by a Chicago columnist as a CIA operativeon WMDs as one such
*** "IT IS ABSOLUTE NONSENSE. Why he should be
politically-motivated, he is doing his job."
Head of UK-based International Law Group Jeremy P.
Carver justifying the conviction of the former prime minister Benazir
Bhutto and her spouse Asif Zardari by a Swiss Court for their
involvement in money laundering. He also rejected that the Swiss court
did serve summons to couple in line with due process of the law)
*** "I FELT like a bird."
(Austrian mechanic Felix Baumgartner who became the
first person ever to fly across the English Channel wearing only a
*** "$ 500"
(Reward offered by a US colonel to any Iraqis who
turn in shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles)
*** "GOD HAS CHOSEN me to improve myself
(Asif Zardari, jailed husband of former premier
Benazir Bhutto, commenting on prolonged incarcerations in jails
including the one at present)
*** "THE ENERGY is downright sucked out of
MPs' heads by the glass dome."
(An expert of Feng Shui, the Chinese art of
positioning objects, buildings and furniture, blaming German
parliament's glass dome, a Berlin landmark, for adverse flow of
*** "59 per cent and 41 per cent"
(Findings of a survey conducted by a polling firm
in Britain showing that more Britons trust the BBC than they trust
Prime Minister Tony Blair. Fifty-nine per cent of those questioned
said they trusted the BBC compared to 41 per cent who said they
*** "IF THE PARLIAMENT can take Coke and Pepsi
off its menu, why can't we? The common man's life is as valuable as a
parliamentarian's ... The two multinationals have to get out of India
... Coke and Pepsi quit India. You are playing with our lives."
(Angry protestors in demanding the US beverage
giants to leave India after a study said that their soft drinks
contained lethal doses of pesticides)