Friday, January 13, 2012
Investigations into why Bainimarama wasn't named Personality of the Year
The illegal prime minister and dictator, Frank Bainimarama, is ticked off he wasn't named Personality of the Year and two investigations have been ordered into how the poll was conducted.
The search for the right titleholder got underway late last year by Fiji TV and people were asked to text in (via Vodafone), who they thought should be Fiji's Personality of the Year.
Fiji TV declared on New Year's Day that Premila Kumar, the chief executive officer of Consumer Council, had won the most votes.
But it has now emerged that another announcement eight days later (January 9) named coup instigator Franky Bainimarama the rightful winner.
His sidekick Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum has held a press conference to say that it wasn't about the winner, but the way the poll was conducted - and the fact it closed December the 30th instead of the 31st.
Khaiyum has asked the Commerce Commission and Media Development Authority to investigate.
The Bainimarama appointed illegal attorney also says he has a statement from Vodafone which details discussions between Fiji TV’s Satish Narain, and a Vodafone staff.
He says according to the Vodafone letter, Fiji TV failed to count the 1500 texts sent in on December the 31st - texts which put Bainimarama in the lead and ahead of Premila Kumar.
Khaiyum would have us believe that the unsolicited texts that came in on the last day were genuine. Only in Fiji would they expect us to believe such a lie.