21 Jan 2014

Bainiamarama warns against Fiji politicians' lies

3:53 pm on 21 January 2014

Fiji military officers have been told by their commander and Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, to not be swayed by the lies, deceit and dishonesty of politicians, as he prepares to launch his own political party.

FBC reports Commodore Bainimarama as telling a commanders parade in Suva that this is the time that dirty politicians will try and influence Fijians, adding that they will be easily swayed by politicians if they are weak.

He said that when the regime released its constitution last year, it was attacked and criticised by politicians.

Commodore Bainimarama said that the soldiers' votes may go to waste as the politicians will only think of themselves and not those who made it possible for them to sit there.