Ratu Tevita and the Gullible Media
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The Indo-Fijian bashing angle is used once again. With Tonga’s history of racially humiliating Indo-Fijians in 1988 with ban on entry, it is no wonder Ratu Ului had a field day in using the race card as well, where he said that Aiyaz Saiyed Khaiyum, Fiji’s Indo-Fijian Attorney General was solely calling the shots in Fiji.
What a gullible media fails to realise is that Fiji’s military is 99.95 per cent indigenous Fijians. Of the 21 Permanent Secretaries, only three are Indo-Fijians, only two ministers are Indo-Fijians and other top echelons of the civil service comprise of some 80 per cent indigenous Fijians.
Yet, Ratu Ului, supported by NZ media, wishes us to believe that one Indo-Fijian had Frank Bainimarama in a trance. Ratu Ului is degrading and shaming his own race by saying that Khaiyum single-handedly manipulates Fiji’s administrative, political and military machinery dominated by indigenous people.
This is the biggest insult hurled on indigenous Fijians since the unceremonious flight of Ratu Ului’s’ father from the Government house.
Ratu Ului’s defence of the Great Council of Chiefs (GCC) and the Methodist Church as saviours of democracy is highly laughable. These two institutions have been the biggest threat to democracy, human rights and social justice in Fiji.
To read the full article by Thakur Ranjit Singh, click here.