„Jioji Kotobalavu, chief executive in the office of the Prime Minister: "What kind of question is that?" (21 July 2005, in reaction to Nailatikau's accusation that the government was incapable of functioning without perpetrators of the 2000 coup).“
— Mahendra Chaudhry Fijian politician 1942
Context: Laisenia Qarase, Prime Minister since 2000: "(These protests) are led by a man who has been convicted by the Suva magistrate’s court for causing the death of a person. Mr Chaudhry himself was convicted sometime back for manslaughter and he was released from prison only three days after serving his sentence on a CSO (Compulsory Supervision Order)." (accusing Chaudhry of hypocrisy for campaigning against the early release of politicians jailed for their part in the 2000 coup).
„The prime minister, because of his unreasoned drive to get his own way, his obstinacy, impetuous and emotional reactions, has imposed strains upon the Liberal Party, the government and the public service. I do not believe he is fit to hold the great office of prime minister, and I cannot serve in his government.“
— Malcolm Fraser Australian politician, 22nd Prime Minister of Australia 1930 - 2015
Fraser resigning from cabinet on 8 March 1971 and denouncing John Gorton's leadership http://australianpolitics.com/1971/03/09/malcolm-frasers-resignation-speech.html
„With the main perpetrators of the 2000 coup around anything disastrous can happen. These people are the root of the coup culture and once they are put away this country can move forward.“
— Maciu Navakasuasua Fijian political organizer
in: "Interview, 11 January 2006", Fiji Sun http://www.sun.com.fj, 11 January 2006.
„If the prime minister was in the know of it, then he is equally culpable. If he was not aware, then it is for him to introspect as to what kind of government he is running.“
— Arun Jaitley Indian politician 1952
On the Bofors scandal, as quoted in " Bofors: Cong distances from Quattrocchi http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-bofors-cong-distances-from-quattrocchi-1007289", DNA India (13 January 2006)
„So I thought my first Prime Ministers Question time I'd do in a slightly different way and I'm sure the Prime Minister's going to absolutely welcome this as he welcomed this idea in 2005 but something has seemed to have happened to his memory during that period. So I sent out an email to thousands of people and asked them what questions they would like to put to the Prime Minister, and I recieved forty thousand replies.“
— Jeremy Corbyn British Labour Party politician 1949
Speech http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/16/pmqs-jeremy-corbyn-verdict Jeremy Corbyn makes his debut as leader of the opposition (16 September 2015).
„It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.“
— Ulysses S. Grant 18th President of the United States 1822 - 1885
Context: It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training. From the age of 17 I had never even witnessed the excitement attending a Presidential campaign but twice antecedent to my own candidacy, and at but one of them was I eligible as a voter. Under such circumstances it is but reasonable to suppose that errors of judgment must have occurred. Even had they not, differences of opinion between the Executive, bound by an oath to the strict performance of his duties, and writers and debaters must have arisen. It is not necessarily evidence of blunder on the part of the Executive because there are these differences of views. Mistakes have been made, as all can see and I admit...
„"Without [the coup perpetrators] divulging the information they have, there can not really be any reconciliation. It will merely be a vehicle for them to escape justice as is the provision in the current Bill. There is no compulsion on them to come and tell the truth to the Commission about what actually happened, who were behind it, who were the key figures?" (2 August 2005)“
— Mahendra Chaudhry Fijian politician 1942
„I put Huong, I put Duong Van Minh like uh... chief of state. I put Huong, I put Quat, Quat on the prime minister role. Anytime we feel that they do not answer, I mean, deal with the situation we change them. They are not a coup. Either Quat, either Huong, or Minh does not come in office with election with the power, with the population, you know. The people give him the mandate to be prime minister, or to be, to be uh chief state. The mandate it coming from the armed forces at that time before we have any constitution, you know, uh set up later on. So, when we change a government it's not a coup. We just change somebody what we just want to put in. That's all.“
— Nguyen Khanh South Vietnamese soldier 1927 - 2013
Role of the Buddhists as political force in 1964-1965
„I do not attach too much importance to what astrologers say. In my case, they have never been right. Perhaps, my birth date is inaccurate. Nobody predicted I would be prime minister. Why prime minister? Nobody even predicted I would be chief minister.“
— P. V. Narasimha Rao Indian politician 1921 - 2004
On his purported deep interest in astrological predictions.
„You shaped the office of mayor. You gave it national prominence and when London was attacked on 7 July 2005 you spoke for London.“
— Boris Johnson British politician, historian and journalist 1964
„"We must learn to respect each other's views and to differ without anger or ill will." (14 July 2005).“
— Laisenia Qarase Prime Minister of Fiji 1941