The dictatorship regime’s interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama says the international community should not be surprised at the Constitution’s abrogation by the regime.
The military commander has told Al Jazeera Television during an interview aired on 30th July that they were going to throw out the Constitution anyway. The interview was aired on Al Jazeera’s 101 East program. Sources say it was also shown on Fiji Mai TV last Sunday evening. It is accessible through the internet and can be found in two parts in You-Tube titled, Fiji – dictating democracy.
Bainimarama said the regime was going to get rid of the Constitution at some stage. He implied it was a co-incidence that the Constitution was abrogated less than 24 hours after a Fiji Court of Appeal ruling declared the 2006 coup illegal and for Fiji to return to parliamentary democracy.
Bainimarama claims the ruling was unconstitutional because it did not allow ousted prime minister Laisenia Qarase or him to become interim PMs.
Bainimarama forgets that a few hours after the Appeals Court ruling, he addressed the nation where he told the people of Fiji to stay calm saying the regime respected the decision of the Court.
At that time, he was basically lying to the people because the regime had already made up its mind to use ailing President Ratu Josefa Iloilo to abrogate the Constitution and commit treason.
A defiant Bainimarama told Al Jazeera that if the international community did not know that the Constitution was going to by thrown out, they know now after its abrogation.