The regime propaganda machine tells us that Bainimarama told a village meeting in the Yasawas “Whatever our background, wherever we come from, we all belong, we are all equal. And only by working together as one nation can Fiji truly be united, prosperous and fulfil its destiny – truly the way the world should be.”
This we are told was his response to the blunt words of Ratu Timoci Vesikula. He didn’t manage to say anything so direct when he was facing Ratu Timoci so a lot of us doubt he would have the courage to say it to a village audience. What we need are our own independent reporters on the ground, reporting what Bainimarama actually says. We all know too many politicians have said one thing to one audience and another thing to others.
Let’s hold Bainimarama to telling the truth. If you hear reports of what he says, tell the blogs who can report the truth. Don’t let the Ministry of Propaganda get away with lies.