The rumour mills in Fiji have been busy with theories of unrest within the Republic of Fiji Military Forces.
One blogsite even reported today that army commander Frank Bainimarama had been arrested.
We can tonight establish the following to be as near factual as they can be:
1. There has been no military coup against Frank Bainimarama. Nor has he been ousted from power.
2. RFMF's Land Force Commander Pita Driti and Commander of 3rd Infantry Regiment (3FIR), Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara, also known as Roko Lui, are basically playing mind games with both Bainimarama and the people of Fiji.
3. The military council, comprising of the top brass of the army and those who have the ability to influence the regime, met on Saturday. The meeting was a regular Saturday meeting. It has emerged that Driti and Roko Lui want to put certain demands to Bainimarama. It is not clear whether those demands relate to the cancellation of the Methodist Church annual conference or the general elections as stated in the Fiji Court of Appeal ruling of April the 9th, that was thrown out by the regime along with the 1997 Constitution.
4. There is some credibility to rumours that both Driti and Roko Lui were - and are possibly behaving like joint commanders of RFMF - when Bainimarama was in Vanuatu for MSG meeting.
5. The top brass of the army had morning tea at the Officers' Mess at Queen Eliazabeth Barracks. Bainimarama was not present; according to Neumi Leweni, he was resting.
6. We have been informed that this evening, military and possibly police were gearing up to round up people they susoect have been blogging about military unrest.