In our last posting we noted that there was one Lekh Ram on the collapsed National Bank of Fiji's Debtors List who borrowed $23,000 from the Sigatoka branch. We invited Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi, the short-lived Cabinet Minister in Bainimarama’s post-2006 coup government, to inform us if he was the same person as the one stated on the NBF List.
Vayeshnoi has responded by informing us that he never borrowed a single cent from the NBF and nightier he had any account with the collapsed bank.
We accept and appreciate his swift response, for it is not our intention to malign him or others but to expose those on the list.
In the absence of any concrete records, co-operation from individuals like Vayeshnoi is the only way to bring sense to the debtors list, which saw the taxpayers losing $387million.
We will continue to reveal debtors names, which includes those of high chiefs, politicians, Indo-Fijians, business houses, including individual supporters of the present illegal junta in Fiji. If you or your family have paid back the NBF loans, please provide Victor Lal with evidence. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org