See FijiLeaks for original story.
Professor Yash Ghai told Australia Network's Newsline program that Commodore Bainimarama's comparisons between the Constitutional Commission's draft constitution and Khaiyum's illegal 2013 final version is flawed.
Prof Ghai says that he doubts that (the Marist Brothers High School form 4 drop-out), Bainimarama has even read the Constitution. Prof Ghai claims that Bainimarama just repeats whatever his illegal Attorney General Khaiyum tells him to say, and those become "Bainimarama's" words.
Prof Ghai claims that most dictators have a great capacity for self-deception and that Bainimarama may be suffering from that. Self-deception is a process of denying the truth or the importance of opposing evidence and logical argument. Which we all know is the case with Bainimarama and now we also have a world Constitutional Expert saying the same thing. This self-deception is tantamount to stupidity.
Members of the Fiji military council also claimed that Bainimarama has regular meetings with Khaiyum and they are in constant daily contact. Khaiyum tells Bainimarama what to do and what to say and Bainimarama repeats these instructions and ideas as if they were his (Bainimarama's) own words and ideas. Thus making Bainimarama appear some what smarter than he looks.
The members of the military council claim that they identified this fact from early on and so they kept advising Bainimarama to remove Khaiyum. Bainimarama agreed to remove Khaiyum BUT, as the council members agree, the millions Bainimarama is receiving from Khaiyum and his aunty Bano's corrupt activities, and Khaiyum's promise to keep Bainimarama out of prison, was Bainimarama's goal all along.
Bainimarama put his needs before that of the people of Fiji and this caused friction between Bainimarama and two of his senior officers on the council.
Before Khaiyum had appeared on the scene, the council members claim that Bainimarama had kept telling them that he was getting sound advice from a highly qualified expert. They did not know that it was coming from Khaiyum, who is NOT a highly qualified expert. The truth is that Khaiyum gets his advice from other people that include his father and a small group of corrupt Muslim lawyers and friends.
Prof Ghai said that Khaiyum (via his puppet Bainimarama) has made various statements about his draft Constitution, which are inaccurate, and Khaiyum has also said many things in praise of his illegal 2013 Constitution, which are also inaccurate.