P. O. Box 8830
16th June, 2021
The Commander RFMF
Rear Admiral Viliame Naupoto
RFMF HQ, Berkley Crescent
Re: RFMF Constitutional Role – 2013 Constitution
I write to you as a concerned citizen of this country who has watched with deep concern the direction our national leaders have taken this country in the last 15 years.
At the outset I must make it clear that I do not represent a political party or organisation which is directly opposed to the government of the day. I have prayed fasted and sought advice before making this important decision.
Attached is the Case List of blatant corruption, nepotism, cronyism, mis-management, abuse of human rights etc that have been allowed to happen right under our noses and for which I personally believe the RFMF is required under the 2013 Constitution to intervene and ensure the well-being, safety and security of the citizens of this country are met and that a healthy democracy remains firmly established at all times.
It is now blatantly clear that the current government has allowed rampant corruption to manifest at all levels of government and statutory organisations I demand that given the above-mentioned explanations the RFMF is duty bound under the 2013 Constitution to lawfully intervene in order to save this country from sliding into anarchy and become a failed state. [Section 131(2) is relevant].
We are currently surviving on donations from other countries to keep our economy afloat which is a direct result of the mis-management and failure of the Attorney General to effectively manage our economy - a fact which has been continuously raised by prominent economists like Professor Biman Prasad and Savenaca Narube.
The government has continuously boasted about the Bainimarama boom, an economic boom unprecedented in Fiji’s history yet when Covid-19 struck15 months ago, the reality of the true status of our economy was finally exposed. It finally dawned on us how our Attorney General has deliberately misled us and cooked up figures to reflect a rosy picture of our economy which was farther from the truth.
I’m also concerned and disturbed at the recent incidences of members of the public openly protesting at the lack of food supplies provided for them when their neighbourhoods were placed under lockdowns because of the surge in infections of the Covid-19 virus. That has never happened in the history of our beloved country. It clearly shows that government has not seen it fit to provide the people with basic food supplies to sustain them in the lockdown periods.
Again, these are issues that a responsible and respectful government would address as it concerns the welfare of its people. These are just some examples of the failures of this government with the cases of alleged corruption and abuse which has made our country the laughing stock of the Pacific and probably the international community as well.
I hope my letter will convince you of the need for the intervention of the RFMF to ensure that this country is led by capable and upright leaders who have only the best interests at heart for those who call Fiji home.
On a final note I have also decided that I will not hesitate to initiate legal proceedings towards your good self as Commander of the RFMF if you should fail to carry out your legal obligations under our Constitution for the reasons that I have outlined above.
I hope that you will sincerely consider the contents of my letter in the light that it is written and do all that is necessary in your power to save our nation from further deterioration.
God bless Fiji and its peoples.
1. His Excellency the President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote
2. Honourable Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret’d) Ratu Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
3. Honourable Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayad Khaiyum
4. Leader of the Opposition Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu
LIST OF CASES OF MISMANAGEMENT AND ABUSE OF THE FIJI FIRST GOVERNMENT:
Fiji is indisputably now in the most serious crisis it has ever been in its history. Never before has Fiji been in such massive debts, with hundreds of millions of dollars of public funds being unaccounted for. Unemployment, poverty, nepotism and cronyism are at unprecedented levels. There have been lots of unanswered questions on a very large number of “projects” which the Government was involved in since 2007, each costing taxpayers millions of dollars, and taking Fiji to its knees to the point where its international credibility is at possibly its lowest point ever. These include:
* Covid assistance from foreign donors - Unaccounted $401 million.
* Fiji Airways/Waqavuka Holdings Airbus purchase and recent lease of planes (direct instructions from one cabinet Minister to fly Fiji Airways plane to certain destination for his personal use)
* Veronica Malani interference case.
* Nepotism and Racism in appointments of statutory board members.
* Nepotism in appointments to executive positions.
* USP fraud and Vice Chancellor deportation debacle.
* NADRA Election scam.
* Fiji First Party donation scam.
* Lautoka swimming pool out of control costs.
* Churchill Park land scam.
* Shirley Park land scam.
* Questionable Government tenders.
* Rewa Dairy fraud.
* $33 million digger hire scam at Water Authority of Fiji.
* 100 sands Denarau casino scam.
* Waila City scam.
* Satellite City, Grantham Road scam.
* Grace Road racket.
* Bio - security scam.
* Tappoo City using FNPF money without proper consultation.
* Leasing of vehicles for Government scam.
* FBC scam.
* FDB scam.
* Fijian Holdings scam.
* Fiji TV interference.
* ANZ scam.
* FNPF scams leading to almost the collapse of the superannuation fund now.
* FSC multi million dollar fraud.
* AFL multi million dollar fraud.
* Tropik Woods multi million dollar fraud.
* Drugs rackets.
* Illegal arms racket.
* Water Authority scams.
* NAIM corruption and scams.
* Immigration rackets.
* FNU Labasa campus scam.
* Bus card scam.
* Appointment of expatriates ahead of better or equally qualified locals.
* Cyclone Winston unaccounted aid funds.
* Infrastructure scams amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.
* Fiji flag fiasco.
* ITLTB Scam.
* Mahogany scam.
* Fishing licenses scam.
* New Village by-laws proposal.
* State land transfers scam.
* 2018 voter buying scam through cash handouts and granting of taxi permits.
* Naisoso Island scam.
* Fantasy Island scam.
* FRCS software scam.
* Government ICT scam.
* Fuel prices out of proportion to world oil price.
* Parliamentary salary increase scam.
* Sale of Ports shares to Sri Lankan company.
* FEA/EFL scams ( including sale of shares)
* Granting of operations of our public hospitals to Australian companies.
* Maritime school operations granted to Sri Lankan company.
* 9th floor lockup of Government MPs.
* Housing Authority scams.
* Tax issues not handled well (waiver of duties, increase in departure taxes etc).
* Certain Parliamentarian salaries paid through private accounting firm.
The abovementioned matters have not only brought poverty and misery to the people of Fiji but has burdened every Fijian with a $15 billion debt and contingent liability. These matters have brought down Fiji’s standing and reputation as a nation in everyone’s estimation. These issues and others not mentioned have brought down every individual Fijian’s standing that was once held in very high regard around the world.
Our National Integrity has been destroyed.
Such corruption and mis-management in Fiji has to be stopped before it’s too late!