Thursday, May 19, 2011

Fiji's President and Illegal PM Moving into Final Face Off

Posted by Coup Four Point Five - 19 May 2011
A political tug of war is taking place today in Fiji between the illegal president, Epeli Nailatikau, and the self-appointed prime minister, Frank Bainimarama.

Nailatikau was appointed by Bainimarama but has been out of favour for some time. The regime now believes it could have only been him who last week helped Roko Ului Mara, his wife Adi Koila's brother, get away to Tonga.

The Mara family has been under investigation since Roko Ului arrived in Nukualofa with Bainimarama trying to freeze all of the former army officer's assets, with instructions being given by the IRD. 

Mara's wife was briefly detained at the Queen Elizabeth barracks last night but was released after what was apparently routine questioning.
Bainimarama has been trying to shore up his support in recent weeks. Sources say 700 TF have been undergoing full training and are supposed to keep doing it for the next three months. Most of them are believed to have been  recruited from Naitasiri and Tailevu, not from Lau, Roko Ului Mara's home territory. 

He is also said to have authorised a $200 a day payment to each of the recruit from the next three months in an effort to buy their loyalty and to build his army.

The man many believe is the real power behind the scenes, the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, has kept low. 

MR MEGA FUN: Khaiyum at a family party.

There's talk he's preparing to make his exit to Hong Kong but Coupfourpointfive understands Khaiyum is drawing up the paper's to remove Nailatikau.

Coupfourpointfive found this rare picture of Khaiyum (dubbed a 'megalomaniac' by Roko Ului Mara), whom many believe has lined his own pockets, thanks to the illegal decrees he's drawn up, which have allowed him to take backhanders and make direct profits from business activities.

Readers will remember that his Aunty, Nur Bano Ali, the chartered accountant, has also pocketed huge amounts of money thanks to handling many of the regimes major business dealings.

On a social networking page seen by Coupfourpointfive, his sister in law, Naina, boasted of getting diamonds from husband, Riyaz Khaiyum, for Valentines and a weekend at Denarau for Mothers Day. Riyaz Khaiyum runs the state-owned Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.

Roko Ului Mara: Wife roughed up

The former army commander says his wife has been released after being detained at QEB but she was given a hard time.
Mara is still in Tonga but has been in touch with his family.
Mara also details in this interview with Radio New Zealand's 9 to Noon programme how he came to be charged for saying "This Government is F*** All" and "It needs to change."

He also explains why he supported the 2006 Coup ("I thought then it was a noble cause") before Sayed Khaiyum's influence on Frank Bainimarama took hold.


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