When Bainimarama vows to ‘streamline’ the civil service he means he’s going to ruthlessly purge anyone suspected of not being a Bainimarama loyalist. When he says “the days of pandering to special interest groups, elites and certain areas of the country are over” he means he’s going to punish every group that voted against him. Chiefs and villages that stood against against him will no longer be equal citizens – they will be targets for pay-back. Villages that didn’t declare for him were punished before the election. Now he’s won the election, he’ll really show them whose the boss.
FijiLive 21 September, 2014 PM promises to overhaul the civil service.