Article from: Agence France-Presse
THE European Commission has cancelled a grant worth more than $US31 million ($41.3 million) to Fiji in a sign of growing international impatience at the military regime’s refusal to hold elections.
The executive arm of the European Union said the 2009 grant to help Fiji’s struggling sugar sector was being cancelled “in the absence of any indications that a legitimate government will be in place in 2009”.
The annual disbursements have been suspended since military leader Frank Bainimarama took power in a bloodless coup in 2006, and has resisted pressure to restore democracy.
Last month, the military regime tightened its grip on power leading to its suspension from the Pacific Islands Forum, a regional bloc that represents the common interests of regional island nations.
The United States and Fiji’s most affluent near neighbours, Australia and New Zealand, have also imposed targeted sanctions.
The European Commission has warned that the actions of the military regime are unacceptable and that assistance grants would not resume without a return to democracy.
Mr Bainimarama toppled the elected government of Laisenia Qarase in December 2006, accusing it of corruption and unfairly favouring the indigenous Fijian majority over the minority ethnic Indian population.
He sees Fiji as beset by divisions between the Fijians and Indians and has vowed to reform the electoral system before holding elections.
This article says Bhainimarama ‘toppled’ the elected Government of Laisenia Qarase which we all know is incorrect. The Pig in fact hijacked the elected Government of Prime Minister Qarase. FACT.
Now that the funding has been denied & the Pigs blood pressure soars because he’s lost face in the most public way, will the thought, if he’s capable of such a task that involves a sane mind, cross his mind if he woulda, coulda, shoulda not been influenced and used by more devious pigsters than himself be just another no ghare but happy as a pig in shit naval personnel?
Politics is certainly not for the porcine, especially Voreqe Bhainimarama who failed Fiji Junior three times and believes he can still lay claim to a modicum of relevancy
The idea is that even if he thinks (?) he can run a country, from the moment he hijacked the legally elected Government of the Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase by the barrel of a gun he sealed his own irrelevant fate and his unintelligible utterances are not paid any more attention than if they were bulbul flatulence