"Where were the rights of these children who have been violated? Did they have rights or not? Did they have rights to live as part of the world community?"
MOHAMMAD TAHIR SAFI
Afghan member of parliament
about deaths of children caused by Nato-led air strikes.
"He told his own children and grandchildren, 'Go to Europe and America and get a good education. You have to study, live in peace and don't do what I am doing or what I have done.'"
the brother of bin Laden's Yemeni fifth wife Amal
about the late al-Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden wanting his children to go and live peacefully in the West.
"The proposal is illegal, undemocratic and unconstitutional. Implementation of such a proposal will encourage one offence in the name of controlling another offence."
executive director of Transparency International Bangladesh
about shipping minister's proposal for legalising extortion in the country's transport sector.
"Communalism and fanaticism must be given up, and no one should be treated as a fundamentalist only for his beard and cap."
MIRZA FAKHRUL ISLAM ALAMGIR
BNP acting Secretary General
about Awami League's present practice of democracy
"It is not always possible to be 100 percent successful by the stipulated time."
HASSAN MAHMOOD KHANDAKER
the inspector general of police (IGP),
about the time-frame given by the home minister to probe on the double-murder of journalists.