FijiLeaks reported that Major Manasa Tagicakibau was consumed with bitterness, and bursting with jealousy for playing second-fiddle to Pita Driti and Ului Mara at RFMF that he easily ratted them out to Bainimarama, in exchange for a promotion.
The sad point is that the standard of the military officers in the once proud Fiji Military Forces has fallen to an all-time low, under Bainimarama's dictatorship. And instead of being promoted the right way and for the right reasons, officers now have the opportunity to "rat" their mates out (even if it is a lie), in exchange for a promotion.
As FijiLeaks reports, Manasa returned from a year's study leave and to his previous posting as OC Logistics. This role changed while Manasa was away. Most of the duties and responsibilities of the post had been assumed by the Chief of Staff, Colonel Ratu Mara. Manasa wanted it back and spoke to Mara twice about it but there was no result so he went to bitch to Brig Driti who was Commander Land Forces and therefore everybody's superior. Manasa did not get the outcome he wanted and was also told to accept it like a soldier and put up with it. But no! Someone had taken his lollies and he wanted it back!
So next, Manasa Tagicakibau turns to Bainimarama, like a little girl, to tell on Driti and Mara. What a way to sulk but Manasa Tagicakibau did do it, and was rewarded with a promotion to Lt Colonel. This unfortunately, is the mentality of some of the officers in the Fiji military - not very mature, undisciplined and not soldier like. They get easily offended and their egos easily wounded. The only response they know is to have a fist fight -- just like what Bainimarama did with the PS home affairs. But Bainimarama acted like that only because he had has multiple body guards with him, otherwise the PS home affairs would have easily given Bainimarama a good thrashing.
Captain Natuva, the Minister for Works, is also known for behaving this way. Sources said that Natuva will to Bainimarama and bitch and run a person down just because he is not mature enough to know that its all about "doing the right job the right way to get the right results" and its not about pampering his ego.......
These are just a few examples, but you get my drift...