*** "WHOEVER TRANSGRESSES the law, whether he is
the prime minister or anybody else, will be punished."
(Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali defending decision
of banning and action against three religious organisations which he
called 'extremist groups')
*** "THE PROPOSITION that the United States will
be better off if it uses its position to impose its values and interests
everywhere is the misconception. It is exactly by not abusing its power
that America attained its current position."
(George Soros, one of the world's wealthiest
financier saying that his up-coming book will argue that the US is doing
itself immeasurable harm by its heavy-handed role in the world)
*** "NO CHANGE has taken place in the
declaration of assets as filed on August 24, 2002."
(Prime Minister Zafarullah Jamali declining to give
details of his assets and stating that they have not change since the
filing of the previous statement 15 months ago when his total bank
balance was Rs 343,583. The PM's declaration is included in the
3,667-page gazette notification about the assets and liabilities
submitted by the parliamentarians to the Election Commission)
*** "YOU HAVE the moral high ground... Your
right to peaceful protest will be upheld by the Greater London Authority
and the Metropolitan Police Service."
(Mayor of London Ken Livingstone supporting protests
against US President George W. Bush's state visit to Britain telling the
protestors that, "You are protesting against an illegal war and
*** "MONEY ISN'T GOD but swear on God, it's no
less than God."
(Words uttered by Indian minister Dilip Singh Judeo
while stroking wad of currency to his forehead. Judeo, belonging to the
Hindu extremist party BJP and has since resigned, was caught on video
taking the bribe from a businessman for a mining contract and the
footage was aired by many television channels)
*** "THE GREATER VICTORY will come when Putin is
in the dock. Just as I had to defend myself against accusations I was a
terrorist, I believe he will have to defend himself against charges he
is a war criminal."
(Chechen leader Ahmed Zakayev accusing Russian
President Vladimir Putin for treating political opponents such as him as
criminals. A British judge rejected Russia's bid to extradite Ahmed, the
chief Chechen peace negotiator, to stand trial on 13 charges aimed to
exclude him from the peace process)
*** "THIS MAN has been detained for making
(Commanding officer of US occupation forces
explaining why the US soldiers handcuffed and wrapped masking tape
around an Iraqi man's mouth as they arrested him)
*** "ON A GOOD DAY there is no one who can get
near her. On a bad day she is in her own neighbourhood of hell."
(Unnamed close friend of Hollywood superstar Liza
Minnelli commenting her psychotic wild side. The Oscar-winning
superstar's fourth husband David Gest has filed a lawsuit demanding
Pound Sterling 6 million alleging that she beat him mercilessly on a
regular basis during their 16-month wedding)
*** "IT WILL BE HARD to conceive of a
neighbourhood without him. Correction- make that a world stage."
(Singapore's Daily Straits praising former Malaysian
prime minister Mahathir Mohamed for dedicatedly serving his country for
22 years and relinquishing power last month)
*** "$113,000, $119,000, $72,000 and $
(Funds donated by computer giant Dell, business
consulting firm Bearing Point, home appliances General Electric and Vice
President Dick Cheney's consultancy company Halliburton respectively to
US President George W. Bush's election and re-election campaigns. The
four are the top four contributors to these funds)
*** "THE UNITED STATES has a strange conception
of freedom of expression. What would the US say if we tried to interfere
with the way Fox News portrays Arabs, Muslims or Palestinians."
(Unnamed Lebanese official rejecting US demand to
freedom group Hezbollah not to air a mini-series on Zionism on its
television station saying that acceding to the US demand would mean a
violation of the free speech)