The dictator holding Fiji hostage, frank bainimarama, or the "Queen B" as a number of his soldiers and officers sarcastically refer to him privately, is clearly running out of room with his lies catching up with him.
The dictator bainimarama’s lies
Since his controversial appointment to commander RFMF in 1999, over other more highly qualified and experienced senior military officers, Bainimarama has been lying to hide his true intentions of plotting to become Fiji’s ruler. In 2000, bainimarama lied about his involvement in the coup. He had ordered the CRW into parliament and then betrayed them when key support for his coup didn’t eventuate. He also lied to the RFMF about being reappointed as their Commander. Evidence from witnesses clearly show that Bainimarama had threatened to overthrow the government if the Prime Minister did not renew his contract, so bainimarama is not legally the commander of the RFMF.
In 2006 bainimarama lied to the RFMF and the world that he was, among other things, saving Fiji and reducing corruption. But we now know that he overthrew the legal and democratically elected Qarase government just to save himself from being arrested by the police. He did however manage to con senior military officers into supporting his treasonous plans. Other senior officers who had objected to bainimarama’s treasonous intentions had been removed.
Following the 2006 coup Bainimarama lied that no military personnel would benefit from the coup, that he would only receive his military salary and that there would be early elections. None of these have been honoured by bainimarama. These are only a few of bainimarama’s many lies, a master skill he no doubt inherited through his genres.
The khaiyum constitution
Meanwhile khaiyum had drafted a constitution with Gates and the Shameem sisters. This khaiyum version (which we argue and other bloggers have alluded to, has already been drafted) gives immunity from prosecution to bainimarama and his goons, and it will also put bainimarama into the Presidents high office (What a horrifying thought!).
Implementing khaiyum’s constitution
To implement khaiyum’s constitution bainimarama and khaiyum created the Constitution Commission led by Pro Yash Ghai. The commission’s true purpose was to fool the international community (and the people of Fiji) into believing that the people were actually having a say in the formation of a new constitution.
The reality is that khaiyum would use Prof Ghai and the Constitution Commission process to have his version of the constitution implemented. He would achieve this by removing the draft constitution presented by Prof Ghai’s Commission and replacing it with the khaiyum constitution that includes the non-negotiable immunity and other non-negotiable provisions. The Constituent Assembly would then endorse the khaiyum constitution and present it to the President. The people of Fiji would be falsely made to believe that it was still the Prof Ghai Commission draft that takes their submissions into account.
However, submissions by the people didn’t follow bainimarama’s devious plans. A high number of submissions paint a clear picture that the people don’t want immunity to be given to any person involved in Fiji's past and future coups. This is not what frank bainimarama, khaiyum and their relatives, friends, supporters and parasites where hoping for because it means prison for them. So now bainimarama has stopped the public from viewing the Ghai commission draft constitution by eliminating all public consultation.
Plan B for implementing the khaiyum constitution
The dictator bainimarama and khaiyum still plan, by hook or by crook, to implement their khaiyum version of the constitution through the special Constituent Assembly.
Recent reports indicate that bainimarama says he is creating a special assembly to come up with a new constitution. But he has also made it clear, in the same breath, that he is not obliged to listen to its advice and nor can people who oppose his ideas serve on it. In his statement Bainimarama explicitly ruled out people from joining the assembly who are opposed to his ideas.
This basically means that bainimarama and khaiyum only want “yes-men or women” or like-minded and corruptible morons to join their special assembly and rubber stamp khaiyum’s version of the constitution, while falsely claiming to the world that it was drafted by the Ghai Commission. But if the assembly doesn’t give them the results they want then they will just ignore the assembly and implement their version anyway. And all the drama by the “Queen B” is nothing more than a lie to disguise their devious plans. This is the similar spin (bullshit) being said about the 2014 elections. In the end, if it does not go bainimarama’s way then he will just ignore the polls and stage yet another coup to remain in power.
So here’s the lie. To be eligible for bainimarama’s special assembly, a person must "be a citizen of Fiji; be a person of experience in public affairs; and must have utmost honesty and integrity in every respect." And that nobody can apply if they are "declared to be of unsound mind; is convicted of an offence of dishonesty or an offence carrying a maximum penalty of six months in prison; or has been removed from public office for misconduct". This lie includes rhetoric (the effective use of fancy words without any sincerity, or simply put – all bullshit!). It serves to fool the people of Fiji and to appease the gullible international community, like NZ's Murray McCully, who salivate at hearing the right words being mentioned by Bainimarama, while blatantly ignoring the truth so that NZ can maintain it’s over $300 million exports to Fiji and support NZ companies profiting from the oppression and misery of the Fijian people.
The reality is that bainimarama only wants people, for his special assembly, that will gladly agree with whatever he says or gives them. So the rhetoric (of requiring the utmost honesty and integrity, etc…) is only for show and to disguise bainimarma’s real intentions, which is to appoint yes-men or yes women to the assembly who will implement khaiyum’s constitution that will keep him in-power and out of prison. And the special assembly is the next tool to help deliver this devious and treasonous goal.
The lies by bainimarama and khaiyum are always hidden behind fancy words and grandiose ideas to fool the innocent people of Fiji. In fact, we all know, and there is lots of evidence to the fact, that Bainimarama is running from the law and needs a way out to save himself from prison - where the ex-CRW soldiers who are imprisoned there patiently await bainimarama’s arrival.
Why the need for lies when you have 99.9% support from the people
If, as the promiscuous Sharon Smith-Johns indicates, 99.9% of Fiji approve of bainimarama then why is immunity essential and non-negotiable. Surely with that amount of support from the people, if accurately assessed and reported than any sound minded person or government would hold early elections and capitalize on ths 99.9% popularity, with the people voting them into power in a landslide victory. Then they can legally write laws and rule Fiji. So why have bainimarama and khaiyum not done so. Could it be that they actually know the truth that they dont have the support from 99.9% of the people. Yes, we think that bainimarama knows this fact all too well.
In addition, if the people’s submissions to the Constitution Commission are anything to go by then bainimarama and khaiyum clearly don’t have that support from the people that they have been spinning (lying about) to the world.
Please note: surveys by the Lowy Institute cant be relied on; it seems they will report statistics in your favour if you provide the right incentives. Case in point is its survey of opinions in Fiji.
The immunity provisions are essential for bainimarama and khaiyum's survival. There is no other way for them. Both have hurt, lied, robbed Fiji and mistreated so many people that we can only imagine the type of revenge their victims would want to exact on them. So immunity is their best option, and bainimarama's version of the constitution will suggest that he is the best person to safe guard the constitution from ever being changed. Any other person of sound mind and intellect with the utmost honesty and integrity would do the right thing and have bainimarama and his junta arrested and prosecuted, but in a truly free and independent court of law.
However, as we have previously revealed, bainimarama is going to achieve his goal by hook or by crook, and he is on track to do so unless the people make a stand against this evil. The people of Fiji have the power to stop bainimarama’s lies and to stop Fiji from becoming a failed state.
An elderly Fijian man, I estimate to be in his 70's, that I met at the last Fiji day celebrations said that he was sad that, and I quote, "what lies bainimarama is doing to our beloved vanua has ripped away my soul".
But bainimarama doesnt care. He just wants to be in power and to save himself from prison. Meanwhile, "Fiji" waits in silence...........and those who lost their lives at the hands of bainimarama and his goons, including the unborn child, will have to wait longer for justice to be served.