22 Sep 2005

Fiji coup convict calls on another to reveal all

6:36 am on 22 September 2005

A former Fiji coup convict now living in Sydney has called the former leader of the Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party, Iliesa Duvuloco, to reveal what happened behind the scenes in the coup.

The Fiji Sun reports that Maciu Navakasuasua says Mr Duvuloco, who's also served a sentence for the coup, held meetings with a former military officer and now MP, in the lead-up to the coup.

Mr Navakasuasua says he believes this MP was the man they waited for in parliament, but he abandoned them.

He says Mr Duvuloco also had meetings with prominent business people... details of which he should reveal.

But Mr Duvuloco says he won't comment on the allegations because the country can't go back to the events of May 2000 and must move on.

Mr Navakasuasua says he stands by his statement that the business consultant Navitalai Naisoro and the air traffic controller Watisoni Nata had backed and arranged finance to carry out bombings in Suva and Nadi to destabilise the Chaudhry government.

Both men have denied the allegations but Mr Navakasuasua says he's ready to return from Sydney and prove his claims.