FACEBOOK WARFARE: PARMESH CHAND's reported application bid to stand as SODELPA candidate in 2018 election divides social media users
US ambassador to Fiji, Steven McGaan's secret cable to Washington from Suva, re Parmesh Chand's views on Khaiyum's influence on Bainimarama (Wikileaks)
"Fiji’s highest ranking civil servant, Parmesh Chand, reached out to the Ambassador to express concern, both his own and on behalf of others within the IG [Interim Government] seeking elections in 2009, about the AG’s influence with Bainimarama. Chand’s view, that the AG has captured the ear of Bainimarama in a negative way, is widely held in Fiji.”
Fijileaks: Let us nor run away from one crucial fact: The deposed Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase secretly fled Suva for his island on Mavana, leaving his supporters to Bainimarama's military after the 2006 coup. Unlike previous coups of 1987 and 2000, a vast majority of native Fijians simply melted away, only to re-emerge as Facebook warriors on Fiji. We are surprised that Parmesh Chand is willing to stand as a SODELPA candidate under the leadership of SITIVENI RABUKA who not only started the coup culture but raped, assaulted, tortured, and disenfranchised Indo-Fijians. He also beat up and disenfranchised moderate urban native Fijians and Others in his racist and unconstitutional 1990 Constitution. And yet many of Rabuka's supporters have 'rabbit hole mentality'. Strangely, they are not objecting to the inclusion of Peceli Rinakama's name on the SODELPA candidates list. He was not only a co-conspirator with George Speight in overthrowing the Chaudhry government but the MPs were held hostages for 56 days. The SVT MPs had been released within minutes of the takeover of Fiji's Parliament. We might never have heard of Bainimarama and Khaiyum if Rabuka had not started the coup culture in 1987. He is now back, leading SODELPA into the 2018 general election. Cry the Beloved Country!