The Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, appears to be trying to drum up publicity for himself again.
According to sources, Chaudhry and his mate, Felix Anthony (right), from the Fiji Trades Union Congress, are trying to organise a protest march, for next month.
No-one's sure what the march is about but those who know about it say the opportunistic Chaudhry, who only pops his head out when he needs publicity, has approached several groups including the Methodist Church.
They say Chaudhry is canvassing support even though he knows the regime has banned all marches and that his one is unlikely to get a permit.
Coupfourpointfive has been told the organisations he approached have all declined outright because they can see through him and his single-minded efforts for publicity.
Under the Public Emergency Regulations, all large public gatherings and marches need to be approved by the illegal government. Two marches (the anti-violence one by the Fiji Women's Crisis Centre and the one by the Coalition on Human Rights to coincide with World Human Rights Day) had permits to march in December but were cancelled after an unidentified group, Save Fiji Movement, claimed they were organising thousands to march against Voreqe Bainimarama.
The regime cancelled the permit at the last minute saying it was a 'precautionary measure.'
Sources say Chaudhry knows he won't be able to get a permit to march but his aim is to get himself in the limelight again and to gain sympathy, just as he did he when he went to Rakiraki last year to meet with farmers.
As he did then, he met with local farmers, despite apparently being told by police he wasn't allowed to. Chaudhry was subsequently arrested and charged for breaking the PER, winning media coverage and international sympathy.