|Earlier times: Banimarama and Mara|
In an interview with the Auckland based Radio Tarana, Frank Bainimarama said he is not surprised at the suggestion of an assassination plot against him and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, saying New Zealand should do something about 'terrorists' in its country.
The former SDL Fiji Cabinet Minister, Rajesh Singh, yesterday revealed New Zealand security officials had raided his home on Tuesday claiming they were investigating an assassination plot, and taken his daughter's laptop and his cell phone.
|Called to account: Gillard and Key pic The Australian|
The allegation has been denied by Mara and Fullman but Bainimarama told Tarana from Korea where he flew to two days ago, that a plot would not surprise him: "That is the work of cowards."
Bainimarama claimed an assassination plot would fit Mara's mode perfectly saying: "Whether they can come to Fiji is a different matter, because they are cowards."
According to the Stuff website, he also said groups like the Coalition for Democracy in Fiji, which operate in Australia and New Zealand and are linked to Mara, were trying to stop Bainimarama's work in Fiji.
In a statement sent to Coupfourpointfive the Fiji Democracy & Freedom Movement in Australia says it is not part of Singh's Commission For Democracy in Fiji group, although members had met to discuss common interests in the past.
FDFM says it had no knowledge of the so-called plot, but want the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, to clarify, if the SIS is going to charge former Fiji residents living in New Zealand in relation to the alleged plot.
FDFM says it also wants know from Key how it is lawful for a New Zealand citizen, like Christopher Pryde, the former Solicitor General and now Director of Public Prosecution in Fiji to take up illegal lucrative positions at the expense of qualified locals; unashamedly support and willingly execute the wishes of Fiji’s Military Dictator Commodore Vorege Bainimarama and his illegal Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, against its own citizens?
"If the Governments of New Zealand & Australia are to be taken seriously by former Fiji Residents regarding law and order and good governance principles, FDFM humbly suggests, instead of restricting your attention internally to preventing alleged illegal activities occurring at home, why don’t you apply these same principles externally as well, to ensure your own citizens aren’t perpetuating illegal activities, when living abroad?"