The Fiji Military's Land Force commander Lieutenant Colonel Pita Driti, has called the Samoan Prime Minister a parrot and a puppet, following Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi's comment the Pacific Islands Forum headquarters should be moved from Fiji.
Tuilaepa told New Zealand media yesterday that it does not make sense for the Forum headquarters to be in a country, which is not ruled by a democratic government.
Pita Driti told Auckland based Hindi station, Radio Tarana, the Tuilaepa is saying that because he wants the headquarters to be moved to Samoa.
"That's what he has been lobbying for all along, he wants it to be moved there. But the problem is the rest of the South Pacific members of the Forum don't want it to be moved to Samoa because it's a backward country.
"Now, he's trying to bullshit to say it should be moved to New Zealand or Australia," Driti told Tarana.
Driti says Tuilaepa is a puppet of New Zealand and Australia and talks on the two countries behalf.
"He's a parrot and a puppet that's all. He should be ashamed of himself because he's not a strong man, he cannot stand alone and is relying on those two countries. He's trying to please them."
Driti says Tuilaepa (pictured right) is trying to incite instability in Fiji by saying elections won't be held as promised in 2014.