"It's their old fashion. They always tried to get to power using the army."
about BNP's role in different coups that took place in the country while the party has been in opposition.
"Whenever Khaleda Zia talks about the government's failure, people find it funny."
MAHBUB UL ALAM HANIF
general secretary of Awami League
about opposition leader's stance on election and the foiled coup issue.
"People will seek out alternative ways of protest, if political parties' democratic rights of conducting meeting, rally and procession are banned, it may become a boomerang for government"
general secretary of Bangladesh Revolutionary Workers' Party about the ban previously imposed on the four-party alliance rally.
"There is no such thing as an international golden standard."
the international affairs adviser to the prime minister
about the question of international standards in the International Crimes Tribunal being maintained.
"It concerned us that, if we, in fact, brought (Pakistan) into it, that– they might...give bin Laden a heads up."
US defence secretary
about his suspicion that someone in authority in Pakistan knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding before US forces went in to find him.