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Friday, July 10, 2009

Qarase and Chaudhry meet again

Deposed Prime Minister and SDL leader, Laisenia Qarase, and Fiji Labour Party leader and former interim Finance Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, met for the second time on Wednesday.

Sources have confirmed that the two - bitter political rivals until their first meeting a few weeks ago - met once again in the law office of Rajendra Chaudhry in Suva at 6pm on Wednesday.

Sources say Mahendra Chaudhry was picked up from his Suva Point home by Rajendra and driven to the law office.

Qarase came in his own private vehicle.

Both leaders have told close associates they are happy with the outcome of the preliminary talks held so far.

Qarase has reportedly said he has forgotten about the past and is optimistic he and Chaudhry can build a coalition.

This statement is coming from a leader, who for five years between 2001 and May 2006, said he could not work with Chaudhry because their policies were diametricaly opposed to each other.

Likewise, Chaudhry refused to join his FLP MPs in the Multi-Party Cabinet as the Deputy Prime Minister after the May 2006 elections saying he was not hungry about a Cabinet portfolio as he had already served as Prime Minister.

We will have more on this in the next few days.

8 comments:

Semi Meo said...

First and foremost Uncle Chaudhry must apologise to Mr. Qarase for politically prostituting himself with the National Alliance and Mr. Bainimarama as early as June 2006. Needless to repeat the presence of overwhelming local and overseas hard copy evidences and witnesses who may be only too willing to testify.

Now that Mr. Qarase has the “Pearl” of the previously successful judicial favour in his hands, suddenly out of the coast of Laucala, near Nukulau Island, wades to shore an unlikely ally. Goodness, uncle Chaudhry is on the rebound from the Bainimarama/Chaudhry/Ganilau (political) marriage union.

Uncle Chaudhry must cleans himself off the political lipstick, take off the Coup garments, abort any coup philosophical embryo conceived after Dec 2006, give guarantee his political soul is new born towards democracy way and refrain from any secrete late night phone call to the former political lovers. Otherwise, this Political adulterer should NOT be trusted, at all!!

But again, immediately after we return to democracy late this year, immediate compensation paid to Mr. Qarase and his SDL/Labour colleague. They would then be thanked and encouraged to move on to well-earned retirement, while new untainted leaders take us through our political and economic revival.

As a consolation, Mr. Chaudhry junior may be given that task to negotiated those settlements with the new elected Government.

Anonymous said...

The board is set! The pieces are moving!
So we come to it at last - the great battle of our time!

Anonymous said...

Frodo: I can't do this, Sam.

Sam: I know. It's all wrong. By rights we shouldn't even be here. But we are. It's like in the great stories, Mr. Frodo. The ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger, they were. And sometimes you didn't want to know the end. Because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end, it's only a passing thing, this shadow. Even darkness must pass. A new day will come. And when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you. That meant something, even if you were too small to understand why. But I think, Mr. Frodo, I do understand. I know now. Folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn't. They kept going. Because they were holding on to something.

Frodo: What are we holding onto, Sam?

Sam: That there's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.

Anonymous said...

Chaudhary in full control as he has always been since 5th December 2006.

He will overthrow Voreqe and his Military Government while giving orders from the shadows.

Leweni, Teleni, Khaiyum will all fall under the might of Chaudhary.

Anonymous said...

Very good, Semi. And very good, Anon. I muich enjoy your comments!

mark manning said...

I'm not usually critical of Mr. Qarase, but he was advised by the Australian Government in August 2005, that his Qoli Qoli and Amnesty bills were contentious and a possible trigger for a coup.
He was also aware that the Commander had already threatened to overthrow the Government, as far back as December 2003, and probably suspects that Mr. Chaudhry is partly responsible for this latest coup, either directly or indirectly.
So I find it very difficult to incomprehensible, to understand why he has chosen to even bother to engage Mr. Chaudhry on any level, let alone at a Political level.
If Mr. Qarase has any weakness, it's that he is either too kind or too blind !
Which it is, only time will tell.
My concern is that Mr. Qarase is setting Fiji up for yet another coup, by allowing those most responsible, to go unpunished or even rewarded for their part in this latest coup and that in doing so, it sets the stage for the cycle of coups to continue yet again.
Here we go again !

Anonymous said...

MPC at it again.......

Using Qarase for the Methodist Church support.

I hope ALL of Fiji can see this trick..

Son of Fiji said...

Has Chaudary got word that Bainimarama has something on him, and will make him go down like Qarase??
All this does is demonstrate how power hungry these politicians are... Self-preservation does not equate to what's ultimately good for Fiji.
The finger of corruption and nepotism points at them equally, and the circus that is Fiji, opens its doors another day.