"Burj Khalifa is almost one km (0.6 miles) high, which means people in higher floors can still see the sun after it has set on the ground."
AHMED ABDUL AZIZ AL-HADDAD
Dubai's leading cleric
saying Muslims living in the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, should fast longer during the holy month of Ramadan.
"You might get hurt. But as I personally practice, I would suggest you eat less. Everything will be all right."
about rising prices of essentials and adulteration of food.
"As if this is Hirak Raja's country. That king (Hirak Raja) could not give food to his subjects. So he advised them to eat less."
MIRZA FAKHRUL ISLAM ALAMGIR
BNP acting secretary general
about commerce minister's advice, drawing allegory to Hirak Raja, a fictional character of Satyajit Ray's film. Hirak Raja would say 'Anahare nahi khed, beshi khele bare med' (There is no problem if you fast, but overeating makes you obese).
"It's not a democratic manner as well as good culture to throw something targeting the Judge. Criticise our activities and speak against us democratically, but keep the court outside politics."
AL Presidium Member and Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Ministry
about the chaos created by politics-driven lawyers at High Court on August 2, 2011.
"People become afraid when they see the faces of a few of our party men. Though they are necessary for the party, it would not be possible to realise the dream of forging a tougher anti-government movement by keeping these people in the party."
GOYESHWAR CHANDRA ROY
BNP standing committee member
about people's confidence on the opposition party.
"Suffering from a “security phobia of separatist movement” in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), the government denies to recognise hill people as indigenous."
DR MIZANUR RAHMAN
chairman of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC),
about government's recent decision to term hill people of CHT as ethnic minority rather than indigenous.
"They are not real investors. They better leave the market."
about the investors who staged street protests against a share market plunge.