On Wednesday April 15, 2009, Adrian Stevanon (AS) of ONE News spoke with Frank Bainimarama (FB), the self-appointed PM of Fiji. Here are snippets of that interview to jolt Bainimarama's mind of his lies, which are clearly documented for future use.AS: Do you think you have the support of your people?
FB: I certainly have the support of the people, yes.
AS: How do you know that?
FB: Well, no one has come up and opposed it, Adrian.YEAH RIGHT. THEY DIDN'T COME UP TO OPPOSE YOU PHYSICALLY, AS IN A PEACEFUL PROTEST MARCH BECAUSE YOU WOULDN'T ALLOW THEM TO WITH YOUR PER. BUT NOW A NON-VIOLENT WAY IN THE FORM OF A PETITION HAS REACHED YOU. DO YOU NOW SEE THE OPPOSITION YOU TRIED TO MUZZLE?
AS: But there have been people who have been speaking out in the media and they have ended up being locked up.
FB: Adrian. The people who have been speaking out, I can count them on the fingers of one hand, I'm not saying there's five of them, but there are few of them. But we have banded together on this campaign of change that we need to bring about to Fiji so that we can have a better Fiji.
AS: What does a better Fiji look like?
FB: Hopefully when we finish this exercise, we would have a Fiji without any racist policies, that's one thing. The reforms that we are going to come up with, including electoral reform, it will be a non-communal base of voting... so we will get rid of the race issue. And we will try and get rid of the corruption issues that have been rife in Fiji.
AS: Ok, Commodore, why couldn't you accept the ruling from the Appeal Court that found your government illegal?
FB: Well, the Excellency has made up his mind. He has abrogated the constitution because the ruling would have forced us to go to elections, elections in the old system, which we don't like. We don't want to go down that path again, we don't want an election based on communal voting. THERE YOU GO AGAIN VOREQE, TRYING TO PASS THE BUCK TO AN INCOMPETENT PRESIDENT WHO CLEARLY DIDN'T HAVE THE TWO BOBS UP THERE TO MAKE UP HIS MIND; YOU AND YOUR MILITARY COUNCIL DID THAT FOR HIM.
We don't want an election based on race. We want to move away from that. I'm sure all the Kiwis wouldn't want to go down that path too, so and we don't want to go down that path. If we were to accept the decision, we would have gone down that path. YOU SHOULD HAVE ACCEPTED THE DECISION VOREQE BECAUSE YOU AND YOUR GOONS ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW!
Adrian, you should do me a favour and find out from the three judges how is that they came up with a 52-page judgment in 24 hours? We thought it was going to take them three weeks to sit together and come up with this judgement. I think it's quite clear this judgement was written long before they got here. They made up their minds before they got here. HUH! SO YOU WANT TO ALSO DO THE JUDGES' JOB? YOUR WISHFUL THINKING FOR BUYING TIME DIDN'T ACTUALLY PAN-OUT HUH. SO, START WORKING ON BUYING TIME BECAUSE SOON AND VERY SOON WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE DEMOCRATIC FIJI WE HAVE ALWAYS WANTED, MINUS YOUR GUNS!
AS: You spoke this morning about a survey that was done. Can you explain how you know you have the support of the people?
FB: We have the charter process. The charter process came up with a 64% majority for the changes we have put forward to them to endorse. So on that note, we know what they want.YEAH RIGHT! YOU MEAN THE COERCED 64%. NOW YOU KNOW THAT 640, 000+ PEOPLE OF FIJI AT HOME AND ABROAD WERE DEFINITELY NOT THE ONES THAT ENDORSED YOUR CHARTER LIKE YOU HAVE LIED ABOUT HERE.
AND ISN'T IT IRONIC THAT BAINIMARAMA'S 64% HAS TO HAVE A CONNECTION TO THE 640, 000+ NAMES ON THE PETITION IN TERMS OF THE NUMBER 64? HMMMMM... WHATEVER GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND VOREQE...AND YOUR 64 IS ALMOST UP!
GO DEMOCRACY! GOD BLESS FIJI! FOREVER FIJI!