Monday, October 6, 2008

Verbatim Verbatim Verbatim Verbatim

"The fact that the Liberian government handed Mr. Taylor over to a foreign court in a foreign country, and for them now to be going cap in hand to beg that court to speak to their own citizen I find [it] totally outrageous,”
Charles Taylor's chief counsel, Courtney Griffiths. Refusing to let his client testify before Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. Taylor is currently serving jail time and persecution in the Hague for war imes.

“I have to slow down because it brings tears to my eyes. Some of these stories can always bring tears to my eyes.”
Moses Blah, former Liberian vice president, playing victim, who loyally served Charles Taylor for more than fourteen years, claiming Taylor ordered his execution days before he departed for Nigeria in 2003. Nobody has corroborated his story yet. He was testifying before Liberia’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission

“Why give cars to those who already have.”
Marcus Dahn, former Liberian presidential aspirant and postal deputy minister in the Sirleaf led administration assailing Accelor Mittal (the world’s largest steel maker) for giving Mitsubishi pickups trucks to Liberian Legislators. The move has drawn criticisms from some quarters in the Liberian community (home and abroad). The gifts, they say could compromise the integrity of the first branch of government, that has oversight over investment companies.

We must pay taxes for unimproved lands. You must pay seven percent as set value for real estate and many of you here are not paying taxes for unimproved lands as we speak.”
Augustine Kparkillen, newly confirmed Assistant justice Minister For Taxation cautioning Liberian citizens of what to come.

“The deadline for reply to the letters (29 September 2008) has passed and we have still not received a response from the Liberian Government… If, however, we continue to receive no response to our request for dialogue, we will have no option but to pursue the matter through appropriate legal channels.”
Van Rooyen, South Africa’s Delta Mining Company spokesman, threatening the Liberian government with legal action for disqualifying the company from an earlier won bid to develop a western cluster iron ore mine. They are also being prevented from partaking in the next round of bidding a move they claimed is unfair.

I think President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the queen of rebellion because by collecting people from the street and detaining them without persecuting is the act of rebellion.”
Bokai Jaleiba, Secretary General, Forum For The Establishment of World Crimes Court, unhappy that the Liberian Government arrested and detained its head, Mulbah Morlu for questioning, because of a planned demonstration to advocate their cause. The group says its demonstration will still go ahead, whether they receive permission to or not to.