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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Bainimarama lectures businessmen

The interim regime's prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, lectured business tycoons attending the post 2010 Budget private and public sector consultative forum last week.

Bainimarama told the businessmen they should support the regime at all times. Radio Legend reports the army commander accused some businessmen of being at the forum to lobby for concessions.

He said after failing to secure concessions, businessmen went to support political parties like SDL, NFP and FLP.

Bainimarama was not specific on whether the tycoons should be loyal to Fiji or to the regime.

Sources say following last year's High Court of Fiji ruling in October, that stated the December 2006 coup was legitimate, business tycoons organised a celebratory function for Bainimarama and other senior military and regime bigwigs.

According to sources, before Bainimarama and his puppets arrived at the function, businessmen were concerned the judgment was bad for Fiji.

But sources say as soon as they saw Bainimarama arrive, they proclaimed they were just talking about the High Court decision describing it as a great judgment and Bainimarama responded, "Lets celebrate".

Sources say the behaviour of certain business tycoons in Fiji is similar to those in Uganda who were backing rhe Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin. It's well documented the businessmen were forced to flee Uganda after Amin and his troops turned against them.

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