Coup 4.5 Stoops to New Low

Look closely at the photo. It's a fake created by using Photoshop or similar software, and knowingly published by Coup 4.5. Read their weak explanation. Then read on for the comments of their loyal and gullible readers. Of over  40 comments, most are hostile, some are threatening and all but one take the photo at its face value.  One reader even asks: Can this photograph of the drunked dictator be sent to all international gov and media and published as paid advertisment in all overseas countries news papers please. Circulate to all people in fiji-mobile/email.  

But one reader spotted the fake. Anonymous writes ...PHOTO -SHOP................BOTTLE DOESN'T HAVE A SHADOW BUT THE CHAIR DOES...AND THE COCONUT TREE LOOKS FUNNY WHEN COMPARED TO THE GRASS!! CHEAP SHOT?

A word of advice to Coup 4.5 readers: Be more cautious in taking what they publish. This is not the first time they have fooled you.

Coup Four And A HalfThis blog is a result of the heavy censoring of the media by Fiji's military regime. Monday, February 27, 2012

Fiji's self-appointed PM naps at the beach

No idea where the picture was taken or what the occasion was - or even if there was one. But as they say, a picture paints a thousand words. We leave it to readers to draw their own conclusion. The picture ... and the caption .... has been printed as it was sent to Coupfourpointfive.

42 Comments:

Anonymous Taukei. said...
Bati ni wai Vore & his many RFMF friends having a quiet drink.
February 27, 2012 8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Remember the infamous quote "chiefs should go drink home brew under the coconut tree"....?
February 27, 2012 8:35 PM  
Blogger Radiolucas said...
Many - where are they? Frank - this can't be good - won't they let you back into the bowling club anymore?
February 27, 2012 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Annie said...
some people are just so aimless!!! like seriously get a life & leave him alone.
February 27, 2012 9:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Kune ga e ke Na ulukau kei Na lialia levu. What a shame.....at least right thinking country leaders hide their alcohol in a cooler. Kani sega Na school....gunu ga vakaveitalia.....I really feel sorry!!!!!i wonder what he is looking at......yeah it does not work when there is too much alcohol on board!!!!!
February 27, 2012 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Ateca.V said...
Isa where was the sniper ?
February 27, 2012 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Vutu Lucky said...
sa yawa! Fiji's millionaire!!
February 27, 2012 10:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
How can the people of Fiji let a drunkard run the nation.
February 27, 2012 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Yes, while people drink flood water surrounded by debris.... God please hear our prayers.
February 27, 2012 11:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
ear phones tiko vei iko! Im sure he's listening to Samoan muzic!!
February 27, 2012 11:28 PM  
Blogger mark manning said...
Frank, watch out for the coconuts falling from the tree !
February 27, 2012 11:56 PM  
Anonymous Manasa Ve said...
Unfortunately no mature cocomut dropped from the tree shading him and crack Vore's empty skull.
February 28, 2012 1:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Seriously, this is so petty. How many of us haven't also been in the same position? How many times could we have been photographed like this? The guy is on holidays or having some down time on a weekend. He's drinking some cheap rose, not some expensive champagne. He's entitled to a break like anyone else. But your hatred gets in the way of just accepting that the pm is human and does what we all do, not on some private beach with his rich mates but with everyone else and with no privacy at all. The proof of that is this cheap and nasty shot at him as he dozes in full view of the general public. He should be praised for this, not criticised.
February 28, 2012 2:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
OMG...this is embarassing..IM SO ashamed of being a citizen of this country
February 28, 2012 2:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Lol! Enjoy it while it lasts
February 28, 2012 3:22 AM  
Anonymous Jone Taubale said...
Hey Frank......bottoms up man!!! S sega ga ni rawata na gunu, kua ni gunu....Don't show the world that you are of this type, So shameful being a PM. Wasting the taxpayers money. Your actions speaks louder.
February 28, 2012 5:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
This the tin pot dictator who harped all the chiefs are thieves and go and drink home brew under a mangooo dree-so who drinking now? This tin pot dictator did the 2006 coup after three attempts earlier to rape the nation- one billion dollar waila city development scam and many more. To save himself from his own corruption and naboro. Look at the state of the nationj- nothing is moving nothing. This dictator must be removed by force by 800000 people power-one way free trip to naboro. Look at the dumb no school- no class.
February 28, 2012 5:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
The nations monies have been raped by a gang of thugs junta. Look at the flood distater in viti levu when dictator drunked near beach. Truth is dictator is well known long term drunked- bottles of corrupt green label enjoyed by FMF thugs. Athrities in the legs-stroke-drinking mental problem-is this Fiji Prime Minister.
February 28, 2012 5:50 AM  
Anonymous No MAN is an ISLAND said...
Where is this and can anybody identify the two bating?
February 28, 2012 6:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
A clear indication of stress and uncertainity, while his muslim mate Kaiyass is laughing silently somewhere at him.
February 28, 2012 6:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
There must be an immidiate investigation in the corrupt monies the dictator getting & any dozens of green labal drinking at dictator house evey week. Where the corrupt monies & corrupt liquor coming from?
February 28, 2012 6:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
The pig has been banned from clubs because he pisses in his pants and on the floor. That's your alcoholic PM for you Fiji. I wished a coconut will fall on his head and kill the asshole. I'm surprised his alcoholic mate el presidente Naiulukau isn't drinking with him. What a pathetic looking pig.
February 28, 2012 7:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Tourists in water....."Look at that drunkard shit, surely he must have a drinking problem". Geez.....if a man is getting into the wines/hotstuff at this hour of the day.......io na ka ni gunu loto e. Disgraceful and pathetic man.
February 28, 2012 7:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Can this photograpgh of the drunked dictator be sent to all international gov and media and published as paid advertisment in all overseas countries news papers please. Circulate to all people in fiji-mobile/email.
February 28, 2012 7:51 AM  
Anonymous Happy Daze said...
Just like any other Grandfather in the autumn of his years, reading a book, listening to music or blocking out the noise while he enjoys a glass of wine (poor service the bottle should be in a cooler), good luck to him. The only problem is that while he relaxes, his favorite heavily protected government minister is busy busy raping and pillaging the country.
February 28, 2012 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
This is a crimnal offence. Abuse of office charge must be done by police- abuse of gov vehicle/driver and during offical hours daytime drinking. Misconduct in public office-FICAC charge-drinking in daylight during office hours and use of gov resources and while paid 700,000 year. Offical corruption-the drinks are given free as corruption by businesman so charge the crook.
February 28, 2012 8:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
ISA.....POOR him.....wat else to expect from Bai......??????thats the only solution he gets when ruling the country....using monies to but drinks......kocokoco.com...
February 28, 2012 9:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Hope his not the local lifesaver. Looks like kids in the background and his sleeping on the job. Guess his doing the same whilst running the country.
February 28, 2012 9:27 AM  
Blogger SEMI MEO said...
Hold on, all you kids…that's iced tea….he is not dumb…he knew one secret admirer would be eager to snap a shot at him so most of you could go red in the face and red in the.... He was listening to a recording of Hon Jai Ram Reddy speech in the BLV in 1993 (?)..Just ask him ..We think he is finally tired of Mr. Aiyuz ramblings.
February 28, 2012 10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
He's in a public place doing what any guy in his late fifties would do after one glass of cheap wine on a weekend. Have a little nap. Good for him. he deserves it. So he's having a drink. Big deal. With all the mateni on this site, talk about a bunch of hypocrites. It's enough to drive anyone to drink.
February 28, 2012 12:10 PM  
Anonymous ex army said...
Thank you,thank you coup 4.5 thats a good job.Keep it coming and thank you once again.Come on folks what about the rest of us.Are we going to dwell on what the coup 4.5 is doing for us.Lets stand up and bring these crooks and drunkards down. ex army
February 28, 2012 1:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
The audio tape contains his latest instructions from Aiyaz. It has to be an audio file because Bainimarama doesn't like to read. I believe this was photographed in Kadavu, Roko Ului is one of the swimmers, and the photograph was taken by the Tongan Royal Navy. I say drink your ass off, Frank. Then what say we go for a swim? s/ Dakuwaqa
February 28, 2012 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
worry nahi peoples of Fiji...economy is in very very good hands....he is listening to beethoven crooning with ASK, whilst fiddling with his.. oops!...i-pad touch...
February 28, 2012 1:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
cant see anybody guards must be on the coconut tree looking for snipers
February 28, 2012 2:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Taki, lave maca mada mahn......lol
February 28, 2012 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
osobo ,,,,,,let him get drunk in peace guys,,,,,,,,giv the guy a break!!! He needs a break from wrecking the nation and depressing, murdering, sacking, abusing the people for 5 yrs and still going,,,,whew ulukauga na ulukau,,,,,,
February 28, 2012 2:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
PHOTO -SHOP................BOTTLE DOESN'T HAVE A SHADOW BUT THE CHAIR DOES...AND THE COCONUT TREE LOOKS FUNNY WHEN COMPARED TO THE GRASS!! CHEAP SHOT?
February 28, 2012 2:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
IRRELEVANT!! What's so horribly wrong with this pic? Dont we all want to have a break by the seaside and enjoy our privacy for once, doing what we love most - sunbath, a swim, a snooze, listen to music, a drink - be it a glass or two or even a bottle. Come on folks, stop the envy attacks and find time to unwind and relax yourselves! It should do you a whole lot of good actually even if you have a deep hatred for this poor soul.
February 28, 2012 2:58 PM  
Anonymous The Messiah said...
Can just feel the seething anger of Frank's fans upset their big man is being made a fool of. Hello? He's not God you know he committed treason and murder. Suck it up Frank. Maybe he's taking it better than the zealots trying to defend his treasonous deeds.
February 28, 2012 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Beachcomber said...
It's funny and deserves it. People should stop being self-righteous better still how about waking up to the real justices in Fiji eh. Ulukaus
February 28, 2012 3:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...
This picture and caption would make a great tee shirt.
February 28, 2012 3:29 PM  
Anonymous Fiji Stand up said...
Anon@3.29 Might sell better offshore than around here, bro. Peeps around here would string you up so indoctrinated have they become under these crooks and their green army henchmen. BTW what is happening with the anti-regime people on Faccebook they go into their shells again letting regime supporters have the better of them. Wake up people only you can stand up and fight stop relying on all else to do it
February 28, 2012 3:52 PM  

Comments

Proud fijian said…
coup 4.5 is known to have articles that are totally ridiculous and this is one of them.

Articles with our sources say..

We knew in advance...

An this we received by email today ...

If there was a lying genie ..C 4.5 has the lamp!
Gutter Press said…
Crosbie

Come on - it's all a bit of fun. A bit like the fun you have when you paste this sort of stuff from C4.5 up on your website.

If we can't all have the occasional laugh about the situation we're in then it'd be a poor tale.

True, from the comments it seems some sad sacks out there didn't see the humour in this parody, but please don't join them.
Dubious Reader said…
Impressive scoop, Cros. You really blew the lid off this conspiracy.

I feel real bad for Frank after he was mistakenly portrayed drinking on a beach. The blogs owe him a sincere apology and a promise to never do things like this again. He deserves their respect, after all.

It's irrelevant what else Frank may or may not have done. How dare someone photoshop him drinking. That really crosses the line. It's worse than anything else that could happen, in fact.

Thank goodness we have your top-notch reporting skills to set us straight and help us see the error in our ways when it comes to criticising the Fiji Government and their activities.

I've been wrong in my previous pro-democracy stance but now I've seen the light, thanks to the essential reporting on this blog.
Lesley said…
If you enlarge the photo you can see that whoever did this photoshop photo used a photoshopped cut out of Frank Bainimarama's head and photoshopped it onto someone else's body who is sitting down enjoying a drink. You can see the skin colour difference and shape at the back of the neck. Just a stupid thing for someone to do and even more stupid that C4.5 published it. They know it is photoshopped. Doesn't do much for their credibility though.
High Life said…
The only reason people are upset is because it is so close to the truth.
Frankie loves a drink and loves hanging out at the most expensive resorts in Fiji.
Oh how quickly Bainimarama has become accustomed to the high life whilst the rest of Fiji suffers increasing poverty
Kazar The Great said…
What a a pity when Coup 4.5 cant find anything more to shame Frank, they start lying and drumming up photoshopped pictures.

Get a life Coup 4.5. find something real. Bloody twits!!
sara'ssista said…
yes lets accept it is satire and you can focus on what you do or don't do or do or don't say... how about that?
Anonymous said…
predictable Croz , as guaratee of fair treatment for the military regime and thier cronies, has leapt to the hysterical and decided to treat this matter of the photo with the utmost seriousness, pity he wasn't so reactive when it come to other peoples rights and claims of human right abuses by the regime. On yer Croz, tackle the little stuff.
Joe Palooka said…
Expect the next fake photo to be Khaiyum's dressed as a terrorist;to be furnished to Coup 4.5 courtesy of the anti-Muslim bigots from Auckland. Expect also a "..it was intended as a joke" explanation from Coup 4.5 when cornered; better still,perhaps a rambling thesis from the Lal cabal (Victor, Brij, & Wadan) about the merits of photoshopping. Welcome to the brain-dead Coup 4.5 Club.
The Shoe Doesn't Fit said…
Well spotted Croz! You are absolutely right. The photo C4.5 has on its site IS fake - Bainimarama's feet aren't that big.
Anonymous said…
don't Coupfour often have these types of photo's to ridicule the regime thugs and their mates? Isn't that why people go there?
Anonymous said…
Why don't the regime just bring in a decree that bans photoshopping and satire...it would hardly be a stretch for this bunch... and you can expect a spirited attack on anti regime bloggers by Croz defending it too!!!
SOE said…
@ Living the High Life.....

There will be No Life left soon in Fiji: High or Low. No jobs because no business around to pay anyone much. Too many decrees with too much collateral paperwork. A distraction from the core focus of enterprise - innovation, implementation resulting in JOBS.

What a lot of rubbish it all is! We need skilled workers to service clients who have genuine needs. But at least six hours a day are now spent in pushing paper to satisfy some new 'Demand' from the Set Up. The Set Up's demands are voracious and never satisfied.

This is sheer lunacy. This is High Drole gone mad (courtesy The Economist). This is.......The End Game not just for the Set Up but for all of us: Elites, the lot without exception. And what do the Russians, the Chinese or any other Bystanders have to say about such gimics? Have RR fallen for it all? They must be hard up.

Put us all out of our misery: lob in a Bunker Buster from a Predator drone. At least it's quick.

"From Russia and The Cobra With Love".
Anonymous said…
Pictures fake I know because I have software called unity 3d where you can create,edit,write programs or discover wether a picture has been photoshop,munipilated etc I just rendered decoded it and reveals it is fake even gives i.p address and date created on properties nice one tho.
Anonymous said…
The picture is genuine and not fake. Bainimarama is a big boozer. and that is the kind of man our soldiers want to lead our country shame

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