"Oh Allah, please make this parliament stronger. Oh Allah, please bring the opposition, conspiring against this parliament, back to the right path or punish (sayesta) them."
AKMA AWAL (SAIDUR RAHMAN)
while administering a condolence prayer for eminent departed souls at the parliamentary session on Tuesday.
"Far from condemning repression, Ban sometimes went out of his way to portray repressive governments in a positive light."
Executive director, Human Rights Watch
about UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's use of quiet diplomacy for governments like China, Sudan and Myanmar but not for less influential countries like Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
"Israel takes more land [so] that the Palestinian state will be impossible."
Israeli negotiator and former Foreign Minister
the Israeli minister is quoted saying to Palestinian negotiator Ahmed Qurei in November 2007, recently revealed through wikileaks.
"As the finance minister himself admitted his mistakes in dealing with the market unrest, he along with top officials of the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) and the DSE (Dhaka Stock Exchange) should step down immediately."
BNP standing committee member
about the finance's minister comment admitting his and SEC's mistakes in handling the crash of the stock market.
"It is matter of common sense, who is allowed to use the logo and who is not. However, nothing more could be expected from the SEC chairman as he does not understand the difference between a government department and a statutory body."
AHM SHAMSUDDIN CHOWDHURY MANIK
Judge High Court bench
about Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission, Ziaul Haque Khandaker's use of the republic's logo in its letterhead to issue an order to suspend trading activities of six stockbrokers.
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