Uninvited Fiji lashes out at Pacific Forum
By New Zealand correspondent Kerri Ritchie
Fiji’s military regime says the Pacific Islands Forum suffers from poor leadership and double standards.
Its newly appointed foreign minister, Inoke Kubuabola, says the “selective invitations to Fiji” made by the forum’s secretariat are a poor reflection on its leadership.
In a statement, Mr Kubuabola said the Forum was meant to strengthen regional cooperation but was instead marginalising its members and fragmenting the fabric on which the institution was built.
Fiji was suspended from the Forum three months ago after military leader Frank Bainimarama broke a promise to hold elections and restore democracy.
The illegal regime rapes the democratic rights of the Fijian Nation, and they treat it as Ho Hum.
When other Nations, especially the ones who are always the first to offer aid whenever there’s a catastrophe here in Fiji and are more than concerned for our welfare plead for the ig to return our Nation to democracy the ig is outraged.
Ironic isn’t it?
As for the wholesale slandering of the Pacific Islands Forum, it is disgraceful because it’s based on scant regard for facts.
Mata va’ vonu kubuabola should be very well aware of the processes and values of democracy from his cushy job swanning around the diplomatic circles with his ambitious, shifty eyed wife. Saku levu!
Bring on phrenology.