$124,967 jumps to $278,750 = 115% increase
Bainimarama promised that no military officer would benefit from the coup but his salary figure shows this is completely false. He has increased his own salary as PM by 115% since the time he stole the job from Laisenia Qarase. And even then people think he’s not telling everything he’s as earned up till now (What about Commander RFMF salary?). Journalists don’t dare ask him too many questions like this. He has put himself above accountability. But the figure he has admitted to tells this simple story very directly by itself. He slashed payments to pensioners and then rewarded himself handsomely for doing it. He must be made to pay at the ballot box. That will be his accountability.