This is the original email from John Samy to the Pig and look at how he suggest that Jim Ah Koy be sacked. While we agree with the sentiment, however, the suggestion coming from Samy is a bit rich!!!. Well they should all be sacked. There is no honour among thieves!!!
Samy at his best trying to protect his mentor Mahendra Chaudary. As the head of the independent NCBBF, don’t you reckon he is almost trying to pervert the cause of justice here?
From: John Samy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Feb 27, 2008 2:48 PM
Subject: Serious Concerns
Attached is the note that I had sent you prior to the meeting of the Co-Chairs last Monday
I left Fiji yesterday with deeply troubled thoughts about the Interim Government’s overall governance stance relative to several developments over the past week. These ” developments ” include : the allegations as revealed by the Fiji Times on the Minister of Finance; a very senior public official’s ( Ah Koy’s ) utterances ; and the deportation of Turner.
In the attached Note, I refer to the need for the Interim Government to work within, and be seen to be working within, the highest standards of good governance including transparency. In our quest to buiild a better Fiji, through the Peoples Charter, this, ie good governance, is at the core of it all.
Therefore, by last Monday ( latest Tuesday), you should have acted on the Minister of Finance allegations in a manner such that the Interim Government, under your leadership, left no lingering doubts re you not working within highest standards of transparency and good governance: you should have requested the Minister to go on leave; and you should have instituted an independent inquiry; and released to the public the report of this inquiry. The Minister himself would have come out on top by cooperating fully and unreservedly with such an inquiry. Period.
Simply asking FIRCA ( Chair and Board ) to report to you, yet again, is not a credible , defensible way forward.
Secondly, as PM and also Minister responsible for the Public Service, you should have immediately discharged Ah Koy of his duties as your Ambasaador to PRC for his public statements ( on Monday, aired over radio and reported by the press). He did not do you or the Interim Government any favour by the nature of his utterances.
By taking the above two actions together, you would have given a very clear message to all in Fiji , and indeed to the wider world, that you are very very serious about transparency and good governance. It is still not too late now, Frank.
On the Turner deportation, the concerned authorities’ handling of this including Minister Ganilau’s responses ( as reported in Fiji Sun front page yesterday) has brought the kind of responses against the Interim Government that could have been avoided.
I tried calling you before my departure as I would have very much liked to talk to you about the above. Managed to have a brief word with the AG; and I requested him to convey my concerns to you.
I leave for Vietnam mid-day tomorrow. If you wish, we could discuss. My landline in AKL is 533 4088; and mobile : 021946756.
Please take care