Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fiji a no go zone for investors

Post by: fijidemocracynow

November 22, 2009

It’s official: Fiji is a no-go zone for investment

The military regime’s arbitrary takeover of radio and TV licensing has only accelerated our plunge to economic disaster. With the stroke of a pen the military dictatorship has put itself in charge of an industry that is a mix of government and private enterprise.

Their brutal “lawmaking” to ensure that control, which comes complete with jail sentences for non-compliers, sends a loud and unambiguous message to would-be investors: DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT INVESTING IN FIJI!

We can only assume that in his despotic obsession to establish an iron grip on the electronic media and give his younger brother a hugely unfair business advantage, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has paid no regard whatsoever to the economic consequences.

In short, Aiyaz is not only a cheap, dishonest lawyer, but he is a gormless idiot to boot. He and Frank might get a nice warm feeling in the short term because they now have a tight hold on all the media levers, but their obsession with control will only damage the nation as a whole. In other words, it’s the usual story.

Once again the military regime has gorged themselves at the trough of power, but to the incalculable cost of our nation’s wellbeing and her economic future.

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