#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Bainimarama tells critics to be patient

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Bainimarama tells critics to be patient

Fijian leader Voreqe Bainimarama has told the UN General Assembly that international critics of his regime need to show patience as political and constitutional reforms are introduced to overcome years of "mismanagement, corruption and nepotism".

Mr Bainimarama said that the abrogation of the Fijian constitution in May this year had been a necessary step to fill a legal vacuum created by an earlier court ruling.

Without naming New Zealand and Australia, he said that Fiji's neighbours had shown a "surprising lack of understanding and disregard" of his country's situation and that the big powers of the South Pacific needed to stop trying to dictate its future.

They had the right to disagree, he said, but "that does not give them the right to interfere with our efforts to build a better country for our people" - Radio NZ


Anonymous said...

Only one way for Frank to be credible in all of the things that he has claimed to have done or intent on doing for the betterment of the people of Fiji-conduct a referendum for the people if they support his government or not.

Only then will the international community believe him or even begin to believe him.

Anonymous said...

Should read.

"Be patient while my friends and I plunder and mismanage".

Anonymous said...

"Wait while I line my pockets, please."

Anonymous said...

and wait for all the thieves appointed by me line all their pockets too....its all legal...we are just one big happy bunch of thieves and we dont want to let go!

Anonymous said...

Trust comes from two things: 1. A trustworthy track record, and; 2. Credible plans.

The less we say about the Regime's record of not keeping their word, the better.

So what about their plans? If they want the international community (or the people of Fiji) to trust those, then they have to lay them out in detail and explain exactly why they should (or will) work.

The reason the international community and the people trust free-market democracy is because it has proven itself as a viable framework many times over.

The Regime, by contrast, cannot lay any such claim for its untried plans. So it must demonstrate the workability of its plans through transparency and accountability.

If it can't do that, then at least don't complain that others find no reason to trust it.

Anonymous said...

Well put annon.

"Transparency & accountability".

This is what its really all about.