'I want to give Taiwan a place in the world.'
FRANK HSIEH, former Premier of Taiwan and an advocate of improving relations with China, after being chosen to run as the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's candidate in the island's March 2008 elections

'There was no policy to attack civilians, there were no systematic plans, no genocide or crimes against humanity.'
GENERAL WIRANTO, retired Indonesian military commander, denying persistent allegations of human-rights abuses committed by Indonesian troops during East Timor's 1999 independence movement, in a hearing before the Indonesia and East Timor Commission...

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