Bainimarama's brother doesn't pass muster as a diplomat
Reliable sources say Meli Bainimarama has been rejected by the United Kingdom as Fiji's High Commissioner designate.
|REJECTED: Meli Bainimarama (top). Fiji HIgh Commission Office in Hyde Park, London.|
Coupfourpointfive has been told that Fiji's Ministry of Foreign Affairs seems to be in disarray because he was asked to come in and start work, put on his contractual salary, but now that he has been rejected they don't know what to do with him.
And neither can they send him back home for fear of the illegal leader, Frank Bainimarama, going into a tailspin.
The joke among civil servants is that the orders to engage brother Meli immediately were issued by former army goon Sila Balawa, now Deputy Permanent Secretary while the more substantive Permanent Secretary, Solo Mara, was kept in the dark.
Now that Balawa's attempt to masi polo has back-fired, the question up and down Victoria Parade and Albert Park is, who will get fired?
Many have meanwhile asked, so what does he do all day?
The regime's solution is to keep everyone on salary, after all what is another Bainimarama feeding off the taxpayers?
Readers will recall that only recently the Bainimarama clan, including all four of the children, went on the controversial taxpayer funded trip to Singapore. Included in the excursion was Frances and Ateca, who are in the United Kingdom married to British Army boys.
Insiders say the world cup netball entourage was made up of Frank and Mary Bainimarama, Rubyann, Litiana, Meli, Frances, Ateca and Bernie, and Litiana's husband Eremasi and that trip cost more than $40,000.
We wonder how much it is the costing the Fiji taxpayer to have Uncle Meli cool his heels while the regime tries to sort this mess out?