Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bainimarama detached from reality: Young

Bainimarama detached from reality: Young
Thursday, February 26, 2009

Update: 7:42PM STATEMENTS by interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama that he would never go as far as his Samoan counterpart to criticise other sovereignties are "bizarre".

Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua Party acting director, Ted Young said: "He had been almost fanatical in his denunciation of former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.

"He had said in a recent radio interview that the governments of Australia and New Zealand had bad hearts because of the sanction they had imposed against Fiji.

"Commodore Bainimarama had described Kiribati and Tuvalu as enemies of Fiji because they were part of the Forum decision urging the interim government to hold elections this year."

Mr Young said Mr Bainimarama insulted Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi by alleging the Samoan Government was influenced by New Zealand, implying it could not act independently on Fiji.

"In view of his record of lashing out at regional neighbours like this, it is almost unbelievable that he can now say that Fiji would never comment on any other government and leadership," he said. "This is how far he is detached from reality."

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