6 Oct 2017

Anti Bainimarama feeling in California ahead of Fiji Day

From , 4:04 pm on 6 October 2017

There is anger in the Fijian community in California that prime minister Frank Bainimarama is the chief guest at Fiji Day celebrations this weekend.

The vice president of the Fiji Indigenous Peoples Foundation, Ratu Manasa Kikau, says in ten years of ruling Fiji Mr Bainimarama has committed human rights abuses, violated freedom of speech, movement and expression.

He says Mr Bainimarama and his deputy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum thrive on corrupt practices and are a law unto themselves.

And he says the draconian decrees they have issued through this period aim to strip the Fijian race of their traditional culture and rights.

Ratu Manasa says they don't want Mr Bainimarama involved and they want to raise their concerns because people in Fiji cannot.