In his address to the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations last weekend, coup leader and military dictator Frank Bainimarama claimed that during Fiji's post colonial period (ie since 1970), the old elite attached to previous government destablized the new government to replace the old government.
Bainmarama claimed the old elite benefited financially from the previous establishment government that had lost.
Coupfourpointfive has been told that Bainimarama has pointed the finger at parties who lost power or elections for fully backing military coups.
We have been told that those who support Bainimarama should accept that according to the dictator:
a) Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara and his Alliance Party, which ruled Fiji for 17 years until 1987, destabilized Dr Timoci Bavadra's NFP/FLP Coalition Government in May 1987 after losing the general elections tha year.
b) Sitiveni Rabuka and his successor as SVT leader Ratu Inoke Kubuabola Iwho is part of the current regime), backed George Speight's coup. It also means Bainimarama supported the coup when he abrogated the Constitution and failed to return Mahendra Chaudhry and Labour Party to power after his government as toppled by George Speight.
c) In December 2006, Mahendra Chaudhry who had lost the elections to Laisenia Qarase and SDL, as well as Ratu Epeli Ganilau - who were backed by the military, destabilized Qarase's government by using Bainimarama to carry out the coup.
Sources say this interpretation is logical and factual, based on Bainimarama's claims to the UN. They say it is for those linked to the leaders implicated by Bainimarama to challewnge the validity of his statement.