"I will tell my journalist friends that they can avoid such unwanted incidents if they collect news or take photos through keeping a safe distance [from the police]."
SHAMSUL HAQUE TUKU
state minister for home
when asked about the recent assault on journalists
"I have freedom of speech, and of moving freely. Shall I move to and fro on seeing the police? Shall I sneak to the roadside to avert them? Such a statement cannot come from a minister. The minister should apologise to the people."
DR KAMAL HOSSAIN
about State Minister for Home's advice to journalists.
"When a minister or an MP who has taken oath to act in a fair and ethical manner fails to do so, when he does something unjust after taking oath, it is corruption."
PROF ABDULLAH ABU SAYEED
trustee member of the TIB and founder of Bishwa Shahitya Kendra
"Parliament should summon him [Sayeed]…Keep him standing in the House and ask him to offer unconditional apology before the nation."
PROF MD ALI ASHRAF
chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on ministry of finance
slamming noted litterateur Prof Abdullah Abu Sayeed, for his “derogatory” remarks about lawmakers and ministers.
"I don't know."
state minister for law
asked whether his brother had links with Razakars.