#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Bainimarama's Indo schmoozing

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bainimarama's Indo schmoozing

Some noble issues have been reported by the local media about the benefits of  the illegal prime minister's visit to Indonesia, but the junket reeks of cheap showmanship.

Frank Bainimarama opened Fiji's new embassy in Jakarta, chewed Susilo Bamyang Yudyhoyono's ear about ASEAN, offered Fiji's jungles as a training ground to Indonesia's military and talked up his efforts to hold an election in 2014.


Regarding the elections, the Indonesian political system is quite complicated and would be hard to replicate in Fiji. If there is a unifying force, it's that both countries have experienced coups and military rule.

Still, even with the schmoozing at the Melanesian Spearhead Summit last week, Bainimarama isn't earning the $700,000 he is paying himself a year.

The dictator's salary for supposedly running Fiji with its population of 840,000 and holding five portfolios, is a crock. The president of the United States, arguably the world's most important leader, is paid $US400,000 a year. Regional leaders, John Key and Julia Gillard both earn $361,000 and $330,000 thousand for running countries far bigger than Fiji.

Much fuss will no doubt be made about the 'triumphs' of the Indonesian junket on his return but the illegal leader remains more of a wannabe karaoke singer than a statesmen, let alone a prime minister.

 
JAKARTA BLUES: Bainimarama with guitar tried to impress the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudyhoyono (left in the above pic and the caricature in the top pic under Bainimarama), who is also a well-known singer who has released several records.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

What!!!!!!!!!! is this form 4 fail illegal PM getting $700,000 plus perks for wrecking Fiji?

what a joke those guys in Fiji Military should castrate each other.

Anonymous said...

He is doing a better job than Qarase did. !

mark manning said...

@ Anon 627 pm
Then they'll have nothing to play with ! lols

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama is running around like a mad man. Now you see Tikoitoga and Kalouniwai. Not far back you saw Driti and Roko Lui then not too far back you saw Baledrokadroka and Seruvakula. Do you see the pattern. No doubt Tikoitoga and Kalouniwai will be determined to maintain their positions. How does one do that. You make sure that you do not pose a threat to Frank; whether the threat is real or not is not the issue. The only thing that matters is whether Bainimarama thinks you are a threat or not. So Tikoitoga and Kalouniwai your days are numbered - you are not like Aziz or Khaiyum - you are Fijians and your relatives do not have the money to buy favours. You may think you are safe now - but believe you me - if your are doing your appreciation you should have deducted that you will only last until someone dobs you in with Frank. The people under your command have a direct link to Frank and you know that the power is in the hands of Frank's informers. And as usual these are the useless soldiers. The best soldiers of course will not tabetabe. Just like you they think that with hardwork and honesty they can get ahead. There is only one problem - the goood soldiers and you have not realised that there is a fundamental paradigm shift. It is no longer a professional corp of men at arms. It is now a militia. Therefore "tabetabe vakakaukauwa" to stay on. Whether you accept this or not - this is your fate; it does not last! You guys are dead man walking. I am not encouraging mutiny or for you to do something to Frank. Your mental escape will be to say to yourself that you are professionals and only obeying orders - orders which you know are illegal. That is fine everyman has to survive. The only problem for you is that your day is coming and Frank will have his way and throw you out after he has used you for his next move. He will force you to do something illegal to shut you up for the rest of your lives. You will then be not safe from either side.

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! you just cannot bilieve that the article in Fiji Times this morning (Monday) in Fiji was vetted by miliary censors. Its the story on Brumbies player Speight.

It actually reffers to self-appointed PM Bainimarama several times as a DICTATOR and actually prints that Sam Speight was totured...I think either the military censors were sleeping at work or they are deliberately sabotaging the dictatorship, a sign of discontent amongst workers in Fiji...most probably the latter.
Read about it in Fiji times, link below:
http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=170486

Anonymous said...

Voceke Bainiboci is trying his best to stay calm, but deep down he's a scared puppy..very soon he will face the wrath of those he mistreated and abused.

Anonymous said...

Some no school idiots comments said Frank with a $700,000 salary is doing a better job than Qarase on $100,000 as elected PM. lets see the facts;

Economy: from 2000 to 2006, Fiji's economy grew at a average rate of 3.3%. Under Frank from 2007 to 2010, there economy declined each each. ADB reports four years of negative growth is unprecedented for Fiji.

Public Debt: Under Qarase it was $2.2b now it is close to $5b.

Sugar: Sugar production down from 300,000 tonnes to $137,000 tonne in 2010.

Dollar: Devalued 20% and another 15% on its way next year.

Poverty: from 30% to 60% in 2010 - check unicef website.

So, coup supporters please engage your brains first before mouth please....it will make life beta for you.

Anonymous said...

Frank is showing much interest in Indonesian Presidential Sytem...Fiji Sun report

2014 -Fiji Presidential System Election????....

E sa toso na ka qo!!!

Pacific in the Media said...

Anon@9.47am. Thanks. We've reproduced that story (see above) and trying to check the Fiji Times version with the original but the Canberra Times website is down at the moment for some reason.C4.5 Editor

Anonymous said...

Military censor working at the Fiji Times is now locked up at QEB and getting prodded by barrel of K2.

Anonymous said...

Ha,ha,ha,ha....desperate dictator going to Indo to pick up some hints from Sisilo on how to win an election after military career.Problem is, Bambang did not carry out a misguided coup even though his country is corrupt and have very little respect for the rights of their own citizens.

Anonymous said...

Indonesian soldiers and Voreqe's soldiers?? Case of blind leading the blind.

Anonymous said...

The Vore wants to do a Bam-bang? Indonesia has had its share of coups and dictatorship- even now fundamentalists are hard at work! Why waste all tax payers funds going places?

Anonymous said...

And what the hell is Bocimarama doing with the guitar?

Anonymous said...

Talking about things Australia, the opposition's Julie Bishop is trying to cash in on Fiji and the woes of the pacific in general. Eager beaver Ms Bishop thinks she's got the answer on Fiji by trying to wind kevin Rudd up about ignoring the region, making it easier for China and other Asian countries to hurl their money at Suva. She's yet another politician making mileage out of the real worries of the region for the pruposes of votes and scoring poins rather than a meaningful solution.

Anonymous said...

Vinaka Julie Bishop!

Tui Viti said...

In your dreams Julie. Reminds me of the NZ election. Trying to appease the former Fiji citizens by suggesting the softening of the ban on Fiji. Once the lot were elected.......the bans stayed...taken for a ride, and Julie is trying to play the same card in Aussie. Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

KAWA NI CON....VIAVIALEVU...KAWA CA.... KAWA NI COUP....KUA NA COVER UPNA QITO

Anonymous said...

Frank is 5 times better than Qarase and millionaire Chaudhary.

Anonymous said...

regarding the pic of Bainimarama with guitar-that's totally false as that was a gift from a foreigner and was on the front page of the Fiji Times, it never occurred in Indonesia-False reporting!!

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Anonymous said...

If Frank is making $700,000 a dollar year. And I the Fiji 30 years ago I left is legally corrupt and inept