|Where is this car now?|
Question: Why doesn't this new Toyota Landcruiser Prado, which has clearly been involved in an accident, have a number plate?
Answer: This is the Government back-up vehicle of Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, Frank Bainimarama's Attorney General and Finance Minister.
The powerful in Fiji, especially those in the military government who've gone on to be in the Fiji First Government, can do no wrong in the eyes of the majority of the people of Fiji, or so it seems from the election results - even though we all know the elections were not free and fair. Therefore, there must never be any link of wrongdoing to the new Government, even if it was an accident.
Two days out from Christmas (Tuesday December 23), Khaiyum travelled to Clopcott squatter settlement in Ba to hand over leases to 147 squatter residents. He was in his vehicle GP:256, a top of the range green Toyota Prado Landcruiser, accompanied by the white back-up vehicle.
After the hand-over ceremony that evening, Khaiyum was
treated to a dinner at a Fiji First supporter's home. The businessman had raised more than $100,000 for the party's election
|Ironic: Accident happened near a Bainimarama road safety billboard.|
He and his entourage left Ba at 1am on Thursday, December the 24th to return to Suva, via Kings Road.
Soon after Nagia village on Kings Road, the back-up vehicle, which was being driven by the back-up driver with an accompanying driver/security as passenger and was in front of the AG's vehicle, lost control, plunged down a slope and landed in the Wainibuka river.
The driver of Khaiyum's green Prado, which was closely following the back-up vehicle, momentarily lost control and only just managed to stay on the road.
Both occupants of the back-up vehicle managed to free themselves, climb out of the river to make their way up the slope onto the highway where a shaken Khaiyum was waiting with his driver and bodyguard.
Khaiyum told both to sort out the mess as it was their fault, and didn't even bother to ask if they were okay. He also instructed them to remove the Government number plates from the vehicle before the police arrived. He then left them on the roadside, came to Korovou Police Station in Tailevu, informed them of the accident, and proceeded home to Suva.
The back-up vehicle was recovered by police and it was parked at the Korovou Police Station, minus the number plates. The vehicle was removed the day our sources took these pictures and its whereabouts reamins unknown.
From this incident come two lessons:
|Khaiyum told his men to take number plates off this car|
Lesson No 1: Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has no human decency. Any decent human being would have cared about the welfare of others, especially in the case of mishaps. Here, two personnel responsible for his safety, were left on the roadside to dry themselves and denied a basic medical check to see if they had suffered any injuries. His only concern was to ensure the vehicle could not be traced to him and his office.
Lesson No 2 : Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum is quick to hide any wrong-doing and scams when it concerns him. His instruction to the two personnel to remove the number plates of the back-up vehicle confirms this.
The overall lesson? This is the Attorney General of the beloved Fiji who instead of protecting others, protects himself first and foremost.