GENIE OUT of Waqabaca's resignation letter: As Khaiyum boasts that the "Fiji Gini" index on inequality has declined, the man he pushed out as Finance PS and bundled him to NZ as envoy, contradicts 'spin merchant'
Despite PMs Office denying that Filimone Waqabaca has not resigned, we stand by our original posting that he has - based on e-mails and other supporting documents - on us; the resignation will be effective from May
Extract from Waqabaca's three-page resignation letter (23 March 2017) contradicting Khaiyum on income inequality and poverty in Fiji:
"The Fiji Gini index fell from 0.43 in 2008 and 2009 to 0.36 in 2013 and 2017 which is a significant improvement. Fiji was also one of the seven countries in the Pacific region where the inequality levels had dropped." - Khaiyum [photo below] while speaking as a panellist during the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) public seminar at the University of the South Pacific Japan ICT Centre in Suva yesterday on the theme "Income Inequality in the Pacific".
COMING: Last December we claimed how the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem ran to Aiyaz Khaiyum and got Fiji's High Commissioner to India Namita Khatri fired from her diplomatic posting; soon we will publish the full story of this bloody "cry baby" Saneem running to "Uncle Khaiyum".
18/4/2017 06:04:01 am
Asking the tough, smart questions of any person remunerated by public money is what really matters in a democracy. The Sigatoka Secondary School students were intelligent, courageous and resourceful. Professional Economists worth their salt are trained to do this without without fear or favour. The future of Fiji is at stake. The reputations of many are also at stake. The reported, necessary reply to the students was therefore insufficient. There can be no demonstrable equivalence between Fiji and Singapore economies. To attempt to provide one is merely to muddy the waters.
18/4/2017 08:57:05 am
Something doesn't sit writ with Waqabaca's letter the way he talks his professed economics credentials and the way he fawns on Prime Minister Bainimarama. It appears as if he is angling for a higher appointment that requires his economics experience (Note I do not say "skills"). It will not surprise me if he is angling for either PS for Foreign Affairs, Fiji Ambassador to the UN to replace Peter Thomson or his most craved appointment, Governor of the Reserve Bank?
18/4/2017 06:11:46 pm
Well said Gulong. One only has to analyse what Fili wrote and note what he did not say.
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