Shazzer & Grubby explains the revolution depicted in the cartoon.
Bainimarama has been in power for 8 years and despite his claims Fiji has at best stagnated but in many areas it has gone backwards.
What started out as a SIMPLE CLEAN UP has turned into a SELF-STYLED REVOLUTION. Why the change of name.
A successful clean up would see the END OF CORRUPTION and prosecutions of senior ministers from previous governments. Instead we have seen an almost total failure to root out the alleged corruption of the Qarase era. Whilst we now see so many REGIME INSIDERS and family members living the high-life thanks to the REVOLUTION and rampant NEPOTISM.
Frank has many supporters, but are they real? Every visit Frank makes to a village he is either giving away a goody or promising to give away a goody. The village swears undying support to Bainimarama as reported in the Fiji Sun. But when he goes does theSUPPORT LEAVE WITH HIM?
Bainimarama is spending money on infrastructure but with no checks and balances or even quality Control. China railway Company was building low cost housing flats in Rawai only to be stopped because they were over budget and not to Fiji standards. The new roads developed massive cracks during the heavy rain. The Regime is spending billions of dollars on infrastructure but with no oversight or control. The companies know no one is checking up on them because the Public Accounts Committee had been removed and the Auditor General has not released a report since 2006.
Certain favored businesses are doing very well under the Bainimarama Revolution. The law does not stand in your way if you are a favored company, look at Vodafone it got the sponsorship of Fiji Rugby despite Digicel having a valid contract.. But if the law does stand in your way the AG will write a decree. Remember how with a SMALL CHANGE IN THE DUTY the AG wiped out TRUMAN BRADLEY’S COMPETITION.
For the favored few there is one legal system where they are never guilty. Overseen by Queen Antonia and advised by Nazihat. But if you are an opponent a completely different legal system is in operation. You can be unanimously found not guilty by the Assessors and still be convicted by the pervert judge MadeInGin.
As for the people of Fiji. Poverty has increased. The Dollar devalued. Jobs are hard to find and when you get one the minimum wage is below the poverty level.
The biggest Church in Fiji has been under attack for 7 years. The Great Council of Chiefs is no more.
Human Rights have been trampled, Workers rights no longer conform to International treaties to which Fiji is a signatory.
Frankly Bananas and Kraiyum Pays are busy buying votes. To pay for their vote buying they are selling our own state assets without our permission.
The Bainimarama Revolution SUCCESS or FAILURE