Reports are surfacing of a plan to sabotage the 2009 cane harvesting and crushing season, which starts on May 19.
Sources say the Fiji Labour Party and National Farmers Union leader, Mahendra Chaudhry is behind the conspiracy.
Coupfourpointfive sources say Chaudhry has been visiting cane farmers and telling them to oppose the road user levy imposed by the interim Government.
Under the road user levy every commercial truck or lorry will have to pay $75 per tonne of cargo. This means that if cane lorries cart 10 tonnes of cane then lorry owners will have to pay $750 as levy per year during the crushing season.
This cost will be passed on to the farmers.
Sources say Chaudhry is telling farmers to sign their Memorandum of Gang Agreement (MOGA) but not to hand it over to FSC.
MOGA is the authorization by farmers for their cane to be harvested.
Meanwhile, in Labasa notices have been put up in the town asking farmers and members of the public to attend a meeting to discuss the issue of road levy.
Under the Public Emergency Regulations, political meetings and anti-government statements are prohibited.
Mahendra Chaudhry has not been detained or questioned despite calling Frank Bainimarama a dictator in The Australian on April 27, as reported by this blogsite.
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