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"Charges were pressed against Tarique Rahman as part of a conspiracy to destroy the Zia family, and divert public attention as the government is facing people's wrath due to scrapping of the caretaker government system."
BNP acting secretary general
about the submission of supplementary charge sheets implicating party leaders Tarique Rahman in the August 21 grenade attack cases

"It's now a matter of law, and law will take its own course. We have no personal vendetta."
prime minister
about the charges and conviction brought against Tarique Rahman and Arafat Rahman Koko, sons of opposition leader Khaleda Zia.

"It would be a historic mistake if the present government approves the bill taking advantage of two-thirds majority. The whole nation might suffer for this."
independent lawmaker
about the Constitution (15th amendment) Bill, 2011 placed in the parliament where none of the opposition party lawmakers were present.

"The prime minister was busy voting for the Sundarbans through SMS whole Friday. She sent at least 500 SMS."
chief executive of AL's research cell
about Sheikh Hasina spending her holiday by giving votes for the Sundarbans through SMS (short message service).

"The colonel (Gaddafi) is sending signals that he is prepared to relinquish power in exchange for security guarantees."
A Russian newspaper
about Russia's talks with NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen and South African President Jacob Zuma to end the war in Libya.

"I would like to offer my apologies for offending the people in the disaster-hit areas. I thought I was emotionally close to the disaster victims, but I lacked sufficient words and my comments were too harsh."
Japan's disaster reconstruction minister
about his resignation after his remarks have been widely criticised as offensive during a visit to the tsunami-devastated areas in Japan.


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