And yet Rajendra Chaudhry never stops, using Fijileaks published documents, to remind his followers: "Remember the CRW soldiers murdered by Bainimarama. He has been running from the law for 16 years but we will get him and that is a promise."
Fijileaks: Victor Lal is not "a latest regime sympathiser"
Here is what an NFU insider had told Victor Lal in April 2008: 'Anyway keep up the pressure. An old man at a rural grog session I had recently with some people said to me to maintain a relentless assault [about NFU funds] and not be concerned if you appear to be repetitive. That's the way he [Mahendra Chaudhry] himself used to do it.'
The Fiji Sun
And it was to this bank account that many of us from around the world wholeheartedly responded, in the hope that the money would reach the victims. I had first raised the whereabouts of the Cyclone Ami funds in August 2006, and had sent Mr Chaudhry a list of questions, to which he is yet to reply.
The ICFI sent to me a detailed account of how much they had collected and distributed to the Cyclone Ami victims. The Congress had provided $300 cash each to ninety-four families to rebuild their homes and provided food parcels to 250 families immediately after the cyclone, it said.
Six members of the Governing Council of ICFI visited Fiji at their own expense and provided assistance. It must be stressed that ICFI’s contribution was independent of Mr Chaudhry and his NFU. GOPIO also confirmed sending its contributions to account number CA 155728.
A perusal of the bank statements relating to CA 155728 anonymously sent to me reveal that a total of $258,287 was deposited into the above account, and $237,196 withdrawn. The question that can be asked of Mr Chaudhry and the NFU, on behalf of the Cyclone Ami victims, is as follows: what was done with $237,196?
In 2003, there was also a deposit of $17,160, and a simultaneous withdrawal of $5,383. Again, if the money was intended for the Cyclone Ami victims why, it could be questioned, the whole sum was not distributed to them? Why was $12,000 not given out to the cyclone victims?
Similarly, for 2003 and 2004, there was a combined deposit of $85,860 and withdrawal of $60,880. Where did this sum end up, it could be asked? If one were to exclude the $5,383 withdrawn in 2003, where did $55,000 end up in 2004 from the account?
Also, has the Cyclone Ami account ever been audited or presented to a general meeting of the NFU? There seems to be no list of beneficiaries who benefited from the collections ever published to any NFU general meeting.
The widely variant sums withdrawn, according to the bank statements, suggest the absence of any method or criteria for distribution to Cyclone Ami victims, if any, at all. The statements also disclose foreign transactions. There are other large cash deposits and withdrawals, raising questions whether some of the sums had been used for other unrelated purposes.
The obvious question is with the Cyclone Ami victims largely rehabilitated shortly after 2003, then why this account no CA 155728 was not wound up? Why is the money still sitting in the bank? What were the money coming in and the payments being made for three to four years after Cyclone Ami in 2003?
The large and regular withdrawals from mid-2005 to mid 2006 seems to coincide during the 2006 general election? What were the monies used for during this period?
According to reliable bank sources, Mr Chaudhry is allegedly the sole signatory to the Cyclone Ami funds.
The above figures exclude all the donations given to the FLP cause in person by dozens of party well-wishers in Australia, NZ, Canada, US and the UK
After his release from captivity following the 2000 coup, Mr Chaudhry was presented donations totalling $82,394.88 in functions held in his honour as Prime Minister in Canada and the United States during his visit to these countries in September 2000.
The moneys were donated to enable the FLP to pay for legal costs in relation to its High Court challenge on the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution following the Speight coup.
Similarly, we had donated in hundreds to the Cyclone Ami Funds, and therefore have the right to ask questions, and obtain answers from Mr Chaudhry since it was in his name that account number CA155728 was set up in the Bank of Baroda in Suva.
From Fijileaks archive, 22 February 2016
1 hr · Auckland, New Zealand · 2016
What an ass!
Good to see the regime's mouthpiece attacking me over my Facebook posts re TC Winston.
Says I am enemy number one of the State! Utters swears on social media whilst holding the law and order chair in Parliament.
Such words from a political driftwood doesn't faze me one bit. I have dealt with and knocked out totally many more credible political opponents than this ass.
Doesn't this idiot realise that the regime he serves under is itself illegal and has no moral or legal basis?
Assneel's posting shows that my and that of others are doing serious damage to the regime - which is now wobbly and struggling to survive. Having plundered the State's finances and borrowed to the hilt the regime will not be able to make any real impact on the repairs required.
Assneel appears to let his emotion rather than logic address my postings on TC Winston and that is that the calamity is the wrath of God on a nation that has become to a large extent ungodly.
Such wrath of God are nothing new and the Bible and other religious scriptures aver to it in their writings. Perhaps Assneel may wish to do some reading on this.
Further Assneel needs to be reminded that his leader is a murderer, a treasonist and a thief who will one day face and the gallows for the offence of treason.
These are facts and no amount of emotional bullshit by Assneel can change such statements of fact.
And next time you post something about someone Assneel then give that person the right to respond. Don't be a bloody coward like your leader!
And it is not I who will rot in hell but your leader and that day is fast approaching boy.