On the potty path to independence

April 12, 2009

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully has had much to say about the antics of Fiji’s Commodore Bainimarama, most recently about his re-appointment as Fiji’s interim Prime Minister. He huffs about it being “a sham” and a giant step backwards for the country.

“The extent to which the Commodore seems prepared to go to entrench himself and the military in power is unsettling.

“Abrogating the constitution, dismissing judges and now introducing emergency measures that curb the media and deny citizens freedom of political expression is a sorry recipe that has been tried by dictators in a number of other countries, always with tragic consequences.”

But Bainimarama’s way of doing things might have caught on in this country.
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