They were once suckers of the illegal regime. One was protecting the back of other. Now, they can't agree on the 2011 Budget. The illegal A-G Aiyaz sayed Khaiyum, who delivered the Budget in his capacity as acting Finance Minister while the dictator was undergoing medical treatment in China, has lashed out at his former treasonous partner in crime and dictator's interim Finance Minister Mahendra Chaudhry.Khaiyum has dismissed statements by Chaudhry that the increase in Value Added Tax in the budget last week is a devastating blow to the poor, and the low and medium income earners.
Chaudhry also told New Zealand media that once again people are being made to pay the price for indiscriminate government borrowings.
Khaiyum said the statements are misguided as there are record targeted assistance programs for the unfortunate in the budget.
He also said that people should not forget the 9 percent reduction in the prices of many food items through the Commerce Commission price determination.
He said the fundamentals of the economy and financial systems are now being put right.
Khaiyum believes the political parties like the Fiji Labour Party are just trying to use the issue as a political point scoring exercise.