The new twist now involves the illegal Minister of Sports Filipe Bole. But where were you Filipe when Aiyaz Kaiyum the illegal AG first came on the media to comment about the lottery ticket sales for the Fiji Rugby World Cup team to Wellington this year? Why have you now chosen to stand up from the back once the curtain is raised? Are you being used as a scapegoat?
Filipe, can you remember when you made comments to the dailies against the Qarase government in 2006 about the controversial Qoliqoli Bill? While you were the President and founder of the Fiji Democratic Party you said “There is a need for a wider consultation where all the citizens of Fiji to participate.” The same is now posted to you Filipe: why don’t you allow the people to speak their minds out on this issue?
Why have you, Filipe, chosen to be the prosecutor jury and judge on this case?
Dr Reddy, the only academic from FNU compared to other smart academics around Fiji universities, chose to sing songs of praise on the catch he made as the illegal commissioner about raising this matter in court.
The question we want Dr Reddy to answer is: "Why can’t your commission run a thorough background check on fly by night investors who have put together grand trade and commerce plan proposals to invest in Fiji?" Some of these fly by night investors wear black ties and carry black suitcases, host themselves in high class resorts and invite Ministers and PM to dinners and cocktails. What do they have behind them? A fancy glossy cut and paste proposal and an intention to have photos with PM or ministers to show his financiers overseas the game is on?
Dr Reddy, you know that these fly-by-night investors are well-connected and have a well-oiled operation that includes the fabrication of commercial figures, shifting and changing of deposits and manipulation of resources to attract attention. These people are usually often from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Philipines, Thailand and Korea. And they are here causing damage.
One good example is the $1 billion Waila Housing proposal. This is pie in the sky. Dr Reddy, do your work and check this out. Please also check China Railway company. In fact, there are many overseas investors here who came under the dark cloud of false pretence but their motive is to use FDB, FNPF - our money and yet they bring no equity of their own into the project.
Dr Reddy, can your illegal organization write to the PM and the Minister concerned asking for a proper scientific and economical vetting guideline to be used to clamp down on overseas investors who come to our shores seeking opportunities using our resources? This would be much better than using your office to correct a wrong through miscommunication and misunderstanding on the lottery ticket sales of the Fiji Rugby Union. Let this one go.
We would also like you to look at the recruitment of expats. FNPF,FHL,FEA, TFL, Air Pac etc. Again, these people are from Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and India and were the same lot of strategists who brought NBF to its knees. The same combination of consultants with little or no soul for our Motherland. We look at Filipe as a father figure but for Fiji him playing politics on the rugby lottery ticket saga is a shot in the dark and suggests his credibility is gone.
Filipe, why use tax payers $3m to blackmail and bribe Fiji Rugby for the removal of its officers? You know better. FRU is run under union votes and calling for changes now is premature. We are running out of time.We believe that as the illegal sports Minister for Fiji your role is to better the standards of all sports in Fiji, therefore you should stand on a fair and neutral ground rather then be used to further the narrow, political agenda of people around you. (Looking to the Future)
Editor's Note: Bole is expected to meet with the FRU’s interim chairman, Rafaele Kasibulu, and current chief executive Keni Dakuidreketi tomorrow (Thursday).