Fiji's Weak-Hearted Drunken Prime Minister
"Commodore Frank is closely guarded by an elite group of armed body guards [and] travels in an armoured vehicle convoy." -- Dr Mark Hayes, Sept.2010.
You were probably in bed early Friday morning while PM Bainimarama was otherwise engaged. But before reading on, think back a while to when the anti-blogs were reporting he'd gone to China for heart surgery and had to be helped on to the plane at Nadi. Think back to the photos they published which purported to show a very sick man. And check out the current comments —and faked photos— on Coup4.5 which continue to portray him as a drunkard. And now, here he is, aged 58, stepping it out with 20 and 30 year old soldiers over a 24 kilometre route. Even if he only got to Flagstaff, that would be some accomplishment. Some heart! Some surgery! And some drunkard that could manage this! But what an opportunity for snippers that some of the anti-bloggers give as the reason why he's always "closely guarded by an elite group of armed body guards [and] travels in an armoured vehicle convoy." In NZ Maori, the word for such ramblings is puruhitu or, more correctly, tutae puru.
DATE: Friday 2nd MARCH.VENUE: BEGINNING FROM RFMF CAMP [QEB at Nabua] TO VATUWAQA. The Prime Minister will be leading the Force Route March early tomorrow morning and the route is as follows: Mead road----Lovoni Road-------FIT-----Borron Road------Rewa Street---;Flagstaff----Sukuna Road----Muanikau Road----- Muanikau Police Post---- Vatuwaqa ----- Golf Course Road----- back to RFMF camp.