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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Leaked email shows Fiji's debt being hidden

Proof of the budget being ballooned to hide the huge amount of debt Fiji is in, has emerged in an email from the CEO of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Department.

The email is proof of how Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum has been instructing the revenue department to play around with figures to show fake money, low debt and hide the crash in the economy.

In the email sent to Fazrul Rahman and other internal staff, Visvanath Das instructs them to delete any traces of real budget reports on their system so the truth of debt owed is not exposed.
Das further instructs meeting to discuss how to adjust more budget adjustments to hide the lies.

The email was sent in August last year, 5 days after the closure of the 2018-2019 financial year and shows that the revenue figures had to be inflated to match the false figures in the budget and therefore show a deficit of only 2.7 percent.

This shows how Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and his cronies have manipulated the FRCS and even the Reserve Bank to hide the deep shit they've put Fiji in.

The next budget is being presented this Friday, no doubt all the figures will be changed to hide the fact that Fiji is drowning in debt.

We all know this is true, look around and you will see poverty is rife, people are struggling to put food on the table, there are no jobs and COVID-19 has put a stop to tourist income coming in.

51 comments:

Suomynona said...

Simply put, the idiot AG doesn't really know what he's doing. However there's always going to be a "backdoor" on this debt actually being leaked out, so nothing the cronies and Ayarse can do about it except deny and renounce like so.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of this corrupted government who did not win bur rigged all the elections.

Fiji is now a rubbish country with pot holes and poverty.

I am glad this Covid 19 came and many Fijians are overstaying overseas as we cannot return to that shit country the musallah and idiot Bainimarama has fucked up this country.
Serves you right a coup government is never a democratic one and I hope the fucken army and police remove them but they wont they are parrt of this same shit.

M Wati

Anonymous said...


Well Said Maya Wati

Fiji is blaming Covid 19, the truth is corruption from Kai and Bai the illegal government who never won the election but sitting and making decisions like they own Fiji.

You poofters Fiji citizens stand up like the rest of the world you lamu sonnas are too frightened to face the bullshit RFMF, RFP, FICAC and the bullshit judicial system of the shit country.

I am glad that I am not a citizen of that shit hole I left that country whenb I was a kid.

Raja Saheb
Zetland NSW

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Different Varieties of Lawyers
Mark Sumner, Daily Kos staff tells us ' Not shocking news : The couple who waved guns at peaceful protesters are gigantic a-holes ' ( 12/7/2020 ). I wasn't shocked. I knew the moment I saw the footage of the privileged white couple brandishing their guns at peaceful Black Lives Matter protesters that they were a-holes. Mark fills us in on the background details of just what an a-hole this couple have been.
And to think they are lawyers!
It just serves as a reminder that we have good lawyers who put their lives on the line to fight to protect the civil rights and democratic freedoms of people; to fight for justice and truth.
Then we have the variety this couple represent. The crooked variety. They are a disgrace to that noble profession.
We have this variety everywhere.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

There are some false and statements written here which are totally incorrect. Maya Wati's comments is not written by her, she is an old lady who cannot write and does not know about blog sites and she is a very strong supporter of FFP and her brother in law and sister and law too pictures with Mr Khaiyum and Mr Bainimarama.

She loves them as she thinks Mr Bainimarama is the first Fijian PM to help Indians and stop them being bullied by Indians and she loves her Fiji so whoever wrote that is trying to frame an innocent old lady.


D Singh
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Acha right, budget manipulated by Aiyaz Khaiyum, the Minister for Everything, and his cronies. But what is not manipulated in post-coup Fiji? The whole political system is manipulated. The elections is manipulated. The police and military and judiciary are manipulated. The media is manipulated. Even civil society organisations are manipulated .. .
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Politicians Looking After Themselves .
In his informative article ' Salaries and perks - who pockets what ' in The Fiji Times 17 July Professor Wadan Narsey provides an illuminating account of what the political leaders in post coup Fiji are picking up for their service to the country.
It's very handsome to put it modestly. Especially in a country where half the population is said to be living in various degrees of poverty.
I don't know whether Prof. Wadan Narsey is surprised by what he has uncovered. I am not. I know there are political leaders who look after themselves FIRST when the rise to power.
A letter writer Jean Hatch finds the salaries and perks that the political leaders have designed for themselves quite appalling ( FT 18/7 ).
I think many Fijians would share her indignation.
That's understandable given the state of the country.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Political leaders who enrich themselves whilst in power is an all too familiar third world phenomenon.
- chiku

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Anonymous said...

Editor,
Top down leadership
In a letter to editor by Tom Khangai of Madang, PNG published in The Southeast Asian Times 22 July he reminds former PNG PM Peter O'Neil that " During your stint as prime minister you dictated every policies and did everything for your own interests causing the downturn of our county's economy " ( ' Former Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neil Only Interested in up-down policy and not bottom-up policy ' The SEAT 22/7 ).
I wonder if Fiji had any of that kind of leadership - the top-down kind - since the military coup of 2006?
Take for example the country's constitution which was framed by the post coup regime. Was that dictated by the regime and foistered on the people of Fiji?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Way Governments Behave
A Canberra Times letter writer said " Governments don't always do the right thing... ( CT 1/08/20 ). There is no disputing that. Some governments even do awfully wrong things. The Trump government sending in combat style federal forces to Portland is an example in point. Its handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been shambolic. The same is true for the Brazilian government of President Bolasonara.
It's an endless list when it comes to cataloging the wrong things governments do. And quite often the wrong things - especially corruption - come to light only after a change in government.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
An Honourable Man
Some men can be described as an honourable man without any fear of contradiction. American civil rights icon John Lewis was such a man.
That's why 3 American presidents came to pay tribute at his funeral service and a fourth send a written message . John Lewis has been remembered as " the conscience of Congress ". He fought for and stood for the truth and what's right.
Humanity was blessed to have such a noble soul in its midst.
May he rest in peace.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Trudavu is the new acting Police Commissioner.

Nothing true about that man as he serves his two masters

We will call him Falsedavu since he has not truth in him.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
LEADER EVERYBODY WANTS GONE
Extract from Ron Sinclair's letter to the Sydney Morning Herald 5 August :
"... Most nations will be greatly relieved if in November US can rid itself of Donald Trump, the most divisive and dangerous President in anyone's memory, a man unsuited by any criterion to the world's highest political office..."
I think clear thinking people all over the world agree with what Ron Sinclair says.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Hostage To Corrupt Government
In the mass public protest against the Government in Lebanon following the devastating explosion in Beirut - the last straw that broke the camel's back - for the long suffering people of Lebanon, a banner read : Lebanon : We Are Hostage To A Corrupt Government ( PBS NewsHour 9/8/20 ).
That has such a familiar ring...
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

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Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fijian PM's Priority
PM Voreqe Bainimarama, by way of a rationalisation for spending $7 million for a new office complex, said he was not going to lIve forever because he was human and that " his new $7million office complex would also benefit his successors " ( ' Complex to benefit his successors, says PM ' The Fiji Times 15/8 ).
I wonder whether the PM and his military men who rounded up and tortured critics of his military takeover of the democratic government of Fiji regarded them as fellow human beings and fellow citizens?
And, setting aside money for a fancy office complex at a time when the welfare poor are not getting their monthly living allowance on time betrays the PM's elitist outlook.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Wow! And to think ( and some gullibilly believed ) Bainimarama and his right hand man Aiyaz Khaiyum claim that the Bainimarama " clean up " coup was to bring about a paradigm change in governance in the country!,
- chiku

Anonymous said...

What paradigm change, amigo? Whatever was happening in the past - corruption, nepotism, favouritism, abuse of power, abuse of human rights and democratic rights, threats to media freedom, politicisation of independent arms of government - the Bainimarama Khaiyum regime has taken to new unprecedented levels for the first time in Fiji's history. This is the First First government legacy?
- bhai

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Europe's Last Dictator
It looks like the days of " Europe's last dictator " is numbered. After 26 years in power through rigged elections the latest rigged election was one too many for the people of Belarus. They have come out in mass public protest to say they have had enough of the President's corrupt rule. Even the security forces which have propped up the corrupt dictator seems to have had a change of mind about their support for the rogue ruler.
For the sake of the freedom of the people of Belarus from tyranny I am so looking forward to the toppling of President Lubashenko . He should be hauled before the International Criminal Court to face justice for his tyrannical rule.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Lying President
S V Date, a White House reporter for HuffPost asked Trump, " Do you regret all of the lying you have done to the American people? " over the past three and half years.
Why would he regret?
Lying, dishonesty and deceit got him to become president of USA - the most powerful man on earth.
The more pertinent question is how did the American people see it fit to elect such a compulsive liar as their President?
That calls for deep reflection and soul searching.
Mind you Trump is not alone in lying his way to power...
You know what I mean.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Political System Pro-The Powerful And The Well Connected
We read in the letters column of the Sydney Morning Herald ( 18 August ) several letter writers pointing out Australia's " political system skewered towards protecting the powerful ". They contend Australia's notion of being " the land of the fair go " is damaged because " we see the powerful and the well connected operating against different rules".
I know that is also true in Trump's America ( re : his pardoning of convicted cronies ).
How about Fiji?
Is that also the case there after the " clean up " coup?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
To Stand or not to stand.
That is the question former PM Mahendra Chaudhry is pondering over ( see The Fiji Times front page article ' To Stand Or Not To Stand ' 18 Aug ). I reckon he should stand if he is genuinely concern about the state of governance in the country.
We recall former Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammed came out of retirement - after a lapse of 15 years - at age 92 to stand for election to in his words remove the corrupt incumbent pM Najib Razak and his crony government from power. He won the election. After his ousting from power and the protection he had provided himself by surrounding himself with his cronies he was arrested, charged, convicted and jailed.
There is no reason why a much younger Mahendra Chaudhry should not stand for political office if he has the good of the country at heart.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fiji : Democracy or Dictatorship ?
A former Fiji First government minister, Ashneel Sudhakar, said publicly that " This government is a dictatorship " ( video recording,Fijileaks 18/8/20 ).
Many critics of this government and opposition politicians have been saying that . But this is the first time we hear that from the mouth of a former die hard Fiji First government man.
Does his claim add weight ?
Is Fiji still under a dictatorship surrounded by all the paraphranalia of democracy?
Is Fiji a democracy only in name to keep the international donors and partners politically onside so that business can continue as usual?
Well, we certainly have something to think about in light of the ex- Fiji First man's revelation.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
SILENCING CRITICS THE TOTALITARIAN WAY
The news that Russia's topmost opposition leader and leading Putin critic, Alexei Navalny,is critically ill with suspected poisoning comes as no surprise. He is not the first and is not likely the last. That's the modus operandi of the ruthless State hell bent on silencing critics. They had tried silencing him by throwing him in jail numerous times but that did not cower Navalny. He continued to stand up and speak out against the Putin regime. That, the regime no doubt found unpalatable. Hence this more extreme strategy .
The Russian totalitarian state is very much alive under Putin.
Navalny's persecution and poisoning is a reminder of that.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Conman Political Strategist
Another news that has come as no surprised is the arrest and charge of Steve Bannon for fraud. He was the architect of Trump's 2016 election win. Bannon always struck me as a conman with the gift of the gab. No wonder he and Trump had such a natural affinity!
They are birds of a similar feather.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
WANTING A ROTTEN LEADER GONE
Re : ' We just want him to leave ' Mass Rallies persist against Belarus leader ( smh 25/8 ).
It's so understandable that the people of Belarus want their leader gone. They are quite literally sick and tired of a leader who has ruled by rigging elections and political repression for over 26 years.
History tells us that has happened often. People finally rising up to get rid of a rogue ruler.
It's the Belarus people's time.
I pray they succeed and regain their rights and freedoms.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
DISTORTING THE TRUTH
When renown Russian dissident Alexei Navalny suddenly fell critically ill it was said to be suspected poisoning. But the Russian doctors said they found no evidence of poisoning. After his emergency evacuation to a hospital in Germany the doctors there say it is poisoning. So what kind of medicine are the doctors in Russia practicing? One dictated by medical science or one dictated by the Russian State?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
High Profile Arrest For Corruption
A letter writer to The National newspaper PNG wonders when some high profile politicians in the country will be arrested for corruption ( 24/8 ). I suppose that's true for many countries including America. Some there think their President, Donald Trump, should be arrested and charged for corruptions! But I suppose in their case they will have to wait until Trump is out of office.
But some countries have not shied away from charging their leaders for corruption. Malaysia and Israel and South Korea come quickly to mind.
Australia has had a fair number of their politicians charged for corruption.
Wonder what's the situation in Fiji currently?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
People Power : Struggle to get rid of a thug ruler.
When hundreds of thousand people took to the street in Belarus capital Minsk to demand the resignation of President Lukashenko he took a helicopter ride to look down on them wearing military fatigue and carrying an assault rifle. That completes his picture as a thug rule who has been ruling by fear for 26 years. But following the latest rigged elections the people have overcome their fear to protest and demand he steps down.
Only the security forces prop him in power. How long will they continue to do that : Keep a thug ruler in power when the people clearly want him gone?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Leopard changing its spots?
We hear that at the Republican Convention Trump tries to soften his image in his bid for reelection. That's like a leopard trying to change its spots. It won't happen. Trump's public persona, his character, is too well known. He is a narcissist, racist, sexist and borderline fascist. A man without principles, without integrity and without empathy.
He has demonstrated - in the three and half years he has been president - that he is not a fit person for that high office.
America's democracy and society have been seriously damaged under his presidency.
It is time for the American people to come to their senses and vote him out of office before he can do any further harm than he has already done.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Most of Fiji knows that the pot holes country is bankrupt. Chaudhary was the right PM in 1999 and took the country forward better than any PM including Mara.

Thus pig headed Bai and Kai are two puppets running the country to the ground it will be bankrupt and when the next legal government comes in they will have to clean the mess and put all FFP mob in gaol including the corrupt judges and bullshit FICAC.
Chaudhary should become PM again and run it but he has to unite his party and bring back good people who left him.


Anonymous said...

Editor,
Living in a Fantasy World
The opposition National Federation Party leader Professor Biman Prasad says the A-G and Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum ( described by Graham Davis, the former speechwriter for PM Bainimarama as the " Minister for Everything " ) is living in a " fantasy world " ( The Fiji Times 27/8 ) with all his talk about a " Bula Bubble".
Is that the same as saying the man is delusional?
When political leaders get power intoxicated they tend to develop that syndrome.
One thing is for certain : Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum does have Too Much power concentrated in his own hands.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Dump Trump
In his letter carrying the above title Peter Miniutti writes " ... the most important thing is that Trump goes... He has been a disaster for America and has shown what a dangerous man he is with his constant bully-boy tactic..." ( smh 30/8 ).
I agree.
Is there anyone in the mob in power in Fiji's post coup democracy who fits the Trump bully-boy mould?
Just ASK - ing!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Fiji First of the Wrong Kind.
When I read in Grubsheet the blog site of Graham Davis, the former speech writer for PM Bainimarama,that " 57 permanent secretaries have come and gone in the past 14 years " of Bainimarama's rule I wondered if that was a Fiji first?
Of the wrong kind!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Trump's America.
Has Trump made America great again? Not if ' US Expats Can't Denounce Their Citizenship Fast Enough ' ( Bloomberg 31/8/20 ). It seems the perception is that Trump has turned America more into a shithole country. American abroad feel from the images they see in the news that America has become something of a banana republic.
Well that is the price Americans pay for installing a racist, fascist as their President.
Trump is a classic study of how bad leadership can bugger a good country.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Standing Up For Social Justice
Naomi Osaka's latest US Open black mask with the names of blacks killed by white cops on it sends a powerful message of solidarity in the fight for social and racial justice in America.
She is clearly a person with a deep sense of commitment to social justice and has not shied away from demonstrating that rather than hide behind that puerile notion that " politics and protest should not be mixed with sports ".
I applaud her stance.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
HE NEEDS TO BE STOPPED
In Peter Wehner's article ' Why Trump Supporters Can't Admit Who He Really Is ' ( The Atlantic 4 Sept. 2020 ) we read the following concluding remarks :
" Polarization and political tribalism are not new to America; fear and hatred for our fellow citizens have been increasing for decades. We've had plenty of presidents who have failed us, in ways large and small. But this moment is different because Donald Trump is different, and because Donald Trump is president. His relentless assault on truth and the institutions of democracy - his provocations and abuse of power, his psychological instability and his emotional volatility, his delusions and his incompetence - are unlike anything we have seen before. He needs to be stopped. And his supporters can't say, as they did in 2016, that they just didn't know. Now we know. It's not too late - it's never too late - to do the right thing",
I hope the American people do that when they go to cast their vote in November.
Not only for the good of America but for the whole world.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

The problem for Fiji started after the HM the Queen was deposed with her democratic and legal government.

Fiji has to bring her back and re instate democratic government which will be under free and fair polls like before not the bullshit number system under same SOE since 2014.

Once the RFMF and RFP allow that as they are suppose to be upholding the laws and then Queen is appointed as head of state and she will choose and GG on the advise of the newly elected democratic PM

If that ever happens Fiji can succeed again, but for now only a selected few who were behind all the coups and their puppets and close circle of hell dwellers are running the country.

Raja Saheb
Zetland NSW


Anonymous said...

Editor,
Ashwin Raj's Chagrin
What is the real reason for Ashwin Raj's chagrin? ( re : FHRC criticises ' elite lawyers ' The Fiji Times 7/9 ). Could it be that the home truths contained in the satirical social media posts of certain intellectually sharp lawyers are too much for Mr Raj to handle?
It is not uncommon for people in high places - especially the handpicked variety installed in high places by a post coup military regime - to find the satirical commentaries unpalatable because they expose the reality which they prefer to keep hidden.
Does Mr Raj fit this mould?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Everyone is Equal
Atleast that's the way the tennis governing body applies the rules. That's why the world number one Novak Djokovic - the 17 time grand slam champion - was given the marching orders when he breached the rules in the US Open by hitting a lines empire with the ball.
His status did not give him any special standing.
That's often not the case in politics. Some tend to be more equal than others and violate the rules with impunity.
We are familiar with the latter in the context of Fiji politics.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Stalinist State
In Russian the main opposition leader is poisoned and in Belarus the remaining opposition leader is " disappeared " after her kidnapping by masked man. What more evidence does one need to know that the Stalinist State is very much alive an well notwithstanding it's official end.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Journalist With Spine
We read in HuffPost 8/9 article ' Trump orders reporter to remove his mask at press briefing ' that President Trump demanded that Jeff Mason, White House correspondent for Reuters remove his face mask - in the middle of a question regarding Trump's derogatory comments about fallen US soldiers - but the journalist refused.
Now that's a journalist with spine who did not cower to a bullying president.
Hats off to him!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Dishonest Press Secretary
Former White House press secretary ' Sarah Huckabee Sanders Receives Stinging Reminder Of Her Own Dishonesty ' ( HuffPost 8/9 ) - lying to the public to defend President Trump.
Wonder whether we had journalists like that in post coup Fiji lying to the public - deliberately distorting the truth - to defend the usurpers?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Leadership Code for Political Leaders
We read in the Vanuatu Daily Post of 8 September that a former prime minister and three government ministers are facing trial for corruption, bribery and conflict of interest in breach of the country's Leadership Code .
Fiji has swiftly done a new post coup constitution ( which the country did not need ). Has it done a Leadership Code for political leaders which the country clearly needs?
If not, why not?
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fraudulent Land Deal
We read in the Vanuatu Daily Post 11/9 under ' Lenur Island Lease Cancelled ' that " The Court of Appeal has instructed the Director of Lands to cancel the registration and transfer of the Lenur land lease title no... which was granted to ...by fraud ".
Crooked land deals did not only happen in colonial times under white colonial rulers. It happens under our own post colonial rulers .
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fiji Has A Constitution Day
After trashing 4 constitutions since independence, including the independence constitution, Fiji has a constitution day! How about that?! It's stuff like that which make us a third world banana republic for sure.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Dubious Development
When I read in the Southeast Asian Times letter ' Failed casino development eyesore in the middle of Port Moresby ' ( 16 Sept ) that " The project has always been questionable... How does a questionable project get approval in the first place?.. It was all dodgy and has been now left to rot as a monument because of the greed of our leaders... " it reminded me of the One Hundred Sand Fiji Casino project.
Is that because it was also a dodgy deal undertaken by our leaders?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Naomi Osaka : Standing Up For Human Rights
We read in Yahoo Sports 15 Sept article ' Naomi Osaka says people who told her to " Keep politics out of sports " inspired her to win US Open' that she described her stance of wearing BLM mask as not a political issue but as a " human rights issue ".
It is fantastic that a high profile sports person like Naomi Osaka still at a young age of 22 should take such a bold stance. For far too long sports people, especially the sports establishment, have been hiding behind that slogan of keeping politics out of sports to abdicate their responsibility in doing what is right and just.
The sports world needs more Naomi Osakas!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor
SBS Insight : Speaking Out
A journalist speaking out against far right racism, a whistleblower exposing corporate corruption and a nun exposing sex abuse with the hope of making a difference.
Very inspiring . It captures so succinctly why it's so important and necessary to speak out against something that's wrong, that's unjust and socially harmful .
People who speak out are indispensable for the good society.
Rajend Naidu

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