By VICTOR LAL
We can confirm that FijiFirst general secretary Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is still in the intensive care unit at the top-class Suva Private Hospital. As revealed by Fijileaks, Khaiyum was taken ill in the western division. He was kept at the Golden Point Resort for two days. The resort's owner is a supporter and financier of FijiFirst party. A tourist at the resort said Khaiyum was "shivering like a Fijian banana leaf from high fever". Dr Mon Maung Moon from Tavua Hospital attended to Khaiyum and after two days at the resort he was transferred to the Suva Private Hospital. Sources inside FijiFirst said they were all kept in the dark and no communication is allowed with Khaiyum. The party sources say they are very nervous about his health and the 'health' of the party which Khaiyum had secretly registered as far as 2009 in preparation for the forthcoming September election.
BAG OF SURPRISES? FijiFirst Party President Dr Jiko Luveni has stated that she has encouraged several women to join the party and people will be surprised when they announce their candidates.
Luveni said women should not be intimidated if they want to run for parliament. She said the country has a constitution that encourages equality and a no discrimination policy.The FijiFirst Party is expected to announce 19 proposed candidates tomorrow: Source - Fijivillage, 24/7/2014
Fijileaks Editor: While Aiyaz Khaiyum is being treated at the Suva Private Hospital, billed as Fiji's finest private medical facility, his fellow-citizens are languishing in regime hospitals with not enough medicines, and told to even bring their own bed sheets and cutlery. We wish Khaiyum a speedy recovery, for his fate and that of his party must be decided at the September polls. The voters can't wait to give him a dose of his own medicine at the polls.
Meanwhile, neither the regime's propaganda rag sheet Fiji Sun nor its western correspondent Jyoti Pratibha nor the paper's 'Coconut Wireless' reported that Khaiyum had fallen ill during FijiFirst's campaign in the western division. Typically, it 'fed' the readers with regime propaganda while Pratibha and other Sun free chows were seen 'feeding' themselves with food supplied by FijiFirst party.