Revelations that Jammeh demanded cash in excess of $ 10 million from Taiwan which was refused, came from senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan.
According to the Gambian dictator, he is in possession of what he characterized as "shocking" information, and warned his former friends "I will say what I have to say." The dictator is, of course, hoping that the Taiwanese authorities' criticism of him will cease with his threats to expose corruption in Ma's government.
The Gambian dictator made this threat against the present and previous governments of Taiwan in his end-of-year national television interview. The sit-down interview was conducted by Gambia Radio and Television Service aired throughout the New Year. GRTS is government-owned and controlled.
The threat to expose high-level corruption of his former friends came after authorities at MOFA attributed the abrupt break up of diplomatic relations between Gambia and Taiwan to the incessant demands of the Gambian dictator for money - in cash and unreceipted - that could no longer be sustained nor maintained by the Ma Ying-jeou-led government. This revelation irked the dictator who, until this revelation, managed to keep 1.8 million Gambians, the poorest humans on earth, in the dark about the foreign aid he was receiving in their name.
The announcement to cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan came in a short release from the President's Office on the 15th November 2013, almost a month after a similar surprise move by the idiosyncratic and emotionally unstable Gambian leader when he withdrew his country's membership from the Commonwealth. In both instances, neither the Gambian population through the National Assembly nor his cabinet was consulted. In fact, his Foreign Minister read it, like the rest of the world, in the news.
The Gambian leader painstakingly tried to separate the people of Taiwan from the current Mo government by reminding listeners that his problem is with the government and not with the people who 'will remain friends' with the Gambian people.