"What is the government's benefit in abducting Illias? I have asked the law enforcement agencies to check whether they have kept Illias with the militants that they had created."
SHAMSUL HAQUE TUKU
state minister for home
alleging Bangladesh Nationalist Party's involvement in Illias Ali's disappearance.
"People get murdered when they stay at home and abducted when they go out."
chairman of Jatiya Party
about the current situation of the country.
"We have a major weapon – offering doa (prayers), against Hasina at different mosques, madrasas and other places across the country. Waking up from sleep one sudden day, Hasina will discover her throne gone."
MUFTI FAZLUL HAQUE AMINI
chairman of a faction of pro-opposition Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ)
praying in public to bring upon misfortunes on prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
"It's an incredible economy."
about the current state of Bangladesh's economy.
"Most politicians feed on our money. We pay this money for our existence. We don't give it willingly."
president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)
about paying ransom to a section of politicians for the sake of business and their lives.
"They are misleading the public on the Iran issue. They tell the public that if Israel acts, Iran won't have a nuclear bomb. This is misleading. Actually, many experts say that an Israeli attack would accelerate the Iranian nuclear race."
Israel's former security chief
criticising Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and defence minister Ehud Barak for their increasingly bellicose comments in the standoff with Iran over its nuclear programme.