"A fake picture was published in a daily showing the woman activist partially stripped due to police beating."
Bangladesh Nationalist Party MP
in the parliament
though photographs and videos show policemen pulling at clothes of Awami League's female activists. Moshiur has not yet apologised for the comment; his party chief Khaleda Zia is a woman.
"In the last general elections, we voted and only for that our houses were set on fire, lands were grabbed, our daughters and wives were raped, young men were tortured and we were driven out of our homes."
Hindu Leaders in Satkhira
to European Union representatives.
"Those who attacked were constable-level policemen."
state minister for home affairs
about the police beat-up of Awami League (AL) lawmakers Mohammad Nasim and Asaduzzaman Noor.
"Why do you (PM) want to steal people's vote, when you claim flooding the country with development activities?"
leader of the opposition and president of the AL.
"BNP is a big party."
prime minister and president of BNP
at a meeting in Moulvibazar.
Alluding to the opposition's demand she has also said, ""We want to bring them onto the right path from the path of violence through discussion…It has come to power with two-thirds majority and hopes to come to power again with two-thirds majority."
"The Holy Father is very sorry that some passages of his speech may have sounded offensive to the sensibilities of Muslim believers."
Cardinal TARCISIO BERTONE
Vatican Secretary of State
apologising on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI.
In a recent speech the pontiff quoted a 14th century Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus, who said everything Prophet Mohammad brought was evil.
"At my press conference, they spent a lot of time talking about the world. And I told them today -- like I'm going to tell you now -- that my biggest job is to protect -- is to work to protect the American people. And I think about it all the time. They ask, what's the job like to be President. And the answer to that is you make a lot of decisions. It's a decision-making experience."
GEORGE W BUSH
president of the United States
"You were not a dictator. People around you made you (look like) a dictator."
chief judge in n Saddam Hussein's trial
to the deposed dictator
after Saddam said to a witness, "Why did you try to meet me when you knew I was a dictator?"
QUOTATIONS ARE TAKEN FROM DIFFERENT LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSPAPERS.
Compiled by: AHMEDE HUSSAIN
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