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"Beat the scoundrels, beat them, beat the journalists. Nothing will happen if journalists are beaten."
assistant commissioner of police
while assaulting three photojournalists, who were covering a protest near Sher-e-Bangla Nagar's Dhaka Women Polytechnic Institute.

"I went there to catch them. I did not assault them. In fact I fell down during the incident and hurt my finger."
superviser (investigation) of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar police station
when asked about assaulting three photojournalists of Prothom Alo in the city on Saturday.

"It is up to India to try to stop Sheikh Hasina ruining Bangladesh."
THE ECONOMIST: "Bangladesh's toxic politics: Hello, Delhi"
about India's supposedly influence in Bangladesh's politics.

"The British magazine is used to writing against the Awami League by taking bribes from anti-liberation forces and the BNP."
Awami League joint general secretary
about The Economist articles titled "Bangladesh's toxic politics: Hello, Delhi" and "Politics in Bangladesh: Banged”.

"They [World Bank] may have allegations against one or two high officials but they cannot punish the people of Bangladesh."
communications minister
about going back to World Bank for funding.

"If you include my incident [railwaygate scandal] with these occurrences [Sagar-Runi and Saudi official murder, Illias Ali disappearance], you will find that the questions which have been raised will not be answered or will not be allowed to resolve."
minister without portfolio
hinting that an invisible power or third force is involved in all the recent sensational incidents in the country. Sengupta resigned in April from his post as railway minister over the railwaygate scandal, when Tk 70 lakh of bribe money allegedly heading to his house was recovered from a microbus.

"That's right. Yeah."
International Monetary Fund chief
when asked if through the austerity measures she is asking the Greeks and others in Europe, that they have had a nice time and now it's payback time.

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