|PORKIES GALORE: Revealed salaries laughable.|
They have too much to lose so their real earnings and assets have been hidden with the help of Khaiyum's accountant aunt, Nur Bano Ali.
They've had the past four years to disclose their assets and liabilities, but have kept them - plus the auditor general's report - secret and unavailable to the public.
A sanitised version of monies and accounts has now been revealed for the elections to avoid the outrage of the people.
We publish here their assets, as they would have us believe, so it's on record when they fall as all dictators eventually do.
According to the Fiji Sun Bainimarama's total income is $278,750 - $230 is his salary, plus a $20,000 entertainment budget, and another allowance of $28,750.
BSP accounts: $51,207 in one account, $101,968 in his cheque account and $104,815 in a term deposit account plus $26,042 a Mataivalu Savings account and $14,443 with the Unit Trust.
Total liabilities: $301,772.88 and total net assets $51,704.60.
Also declared: Hyundai Tuscon vehicle valued at $30,000 and a property in Nadi valued at $25,000.
According to the declarations Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is paid $185,000 as the Attorney General and has a property worth $500,000 at Vunakece Road, Namadi Heights and another one valued at $80,000 in Wailoaloa, Nadi.
Accounts: In BSP, $235.41, and two accounts with ANZ in which he has $16705.17.
Liabilities: $470,005, which is a loan for his property at Vunakece Road in Suva. His total net assets stand at $126,935.
Others in Fiji First
Party President Dr Jiko Luveni: $135,000 annual salary for being Minister for Women and a property worth $300,000. Net assets: more than $822,432.
Party Vice President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere: earns $15,600 as boss of Macuata Tikina Holdings Limited.
Treasurer Vimlesh Kumar earns $148,000 as boss of Finance and Admin for Tropic Wood Industries Ltd.
Editor's Note: Opposition parties will no doubt keep the pressure on Bainimarama and Khaiyum and Fiji First to be fully accountable to the people.
The Fiji Labour Party has kicked off the ball with leader, Mahendra Chaudhry's statement calling for the Political Parties Registrar and Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, to ensure Fiji First discloses the sources of party funds and assets of $636,000.
Chaudhry insists the pair earn about $1m and are being paid by Khaiyum’s accountant aunt, Nur Bano Ali.
“The salaries declared by them are not what they were getting paid in the last four years. The amounts disclosed have been substantially reduced from what both were actually paid from April 2010.”