|Khaiyum: In Australia for family medical reasons.|
Coup Four Point Five can confirm today that Australia is allowing the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, to visit on humanitarian grounds.
The visit is not as a result of a formal change in stance by Australia towards the illegal Suva administration as touted by regime supporters.
Sayed-Khaiyum is in Australia to get medical treatment for his son, Ibrahim, who has a blood disorder.
It is the Khaiyum's second visit on humanitarian grounds.
On December 20th the Fiji Sun newspaper reported “Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum left the country yesterday on a private visit to Australia. This is another indication of warming relations as the new Australian Government seeks to rebuild ties with Fiji. Well-placed sources confirm that this is not Mr Sayed-Khaiyum and his family’s first visit to Australia this year.
"A spokesman of the Australian High Commission said: “The High Commission does not comment on visa issues.”
If there was indeed a considerable 'warming of relations' between Fiji and Canberra, new Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, would have taken the initiative to meet Sayed-Khaiyum while he is in the country.
This hasn’t eventuated so far, suggesting the Tony Abbott government isn’t rushing to recognise the illegal Fiji regime, contrary to wishful reports by the Fiji Sun.