Its not a coup culture in Fiji, which everyone seems to think. Its a group of conspiring devious, lying, corrupt and conniving old bastards who have been trying to further their greedy ambitions. They started off with the 1987 coup that failed to give them their desired results so they had Ratu Epeli Ganilau appoint Bainimarama to Commander RFMF in 1999. Bainimarama, a lower ranked officer and not too educated, was appointed Commander over other more qualified, more educated and more morally sound senior army officers. The devious group of old conspirators then failed miserably in the 1999 elections, so in May 2000 they attempted another coup and failed. Unfortunately, in 2006, they finally succeeded!
Along the way this group of devious old misfits used various people to front for them. They used Rabuka in 1987, Bainimarama and George Speight in 2000, and then Bainimarama again to finish it off in 2006.
This group of devious, lying, corrupt and conniving old bastards include Ratu Epeli Nailatikau [who is the illegal President of Fiji], Ratu Jone Kubuabola [ the illegal Minister of Foreign Affairs], and Hari Punja who financed it all. Now Bainimarama and Khaiyum have joined the pack. There were others who have since passed on and others that continue their support from the shadows.