It’s years since Bainimarama promised iTaukei villages that they could have by-laws to regulate life in villages according to their own customs and values. By-laws were drafted and sent to the iTaukei Affairs Board for approval, but nothing happened. Roko Tui Lomaiviti, Penijimani Velitokaduadua, has now felt strong enough to ask: what happened? Everybody else knows they’ve been sent to Khaiyum for his approval and that has not been forthcoming, so Bai needs to come clean. If he doesn’t support by-laws let him say so. His hypocrisy has been exposed. He never meant it. He lied when he made this promise, just as he did when he promised to hold elections in 2009.