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As Fiji's Bainimarama continues to refuse to hold elections, this report gains unprecedented access to the military leader. Speaking candidly of his aims, he is showing no signs of loosening his grip.
Fiji's military commander is hinting he might lead a new coup after indications that coup leader George Speight may be pardoned later this year.
"They dragged Mahendra Chaudhry out of his seat and…kicked the back of his knee. They kicked it so he was forced to kneel." This description of when George Speight's gunmen stormed the parliamentary chamber comes from one of the MP's Speight held hostage in his struggle for power. Who is this self-appointed Fijian leader? And has Speight gambled the future and the reputation of his nation wit...
Failed businessman-cum-politician George Speight has been remarkably successful in his takeover of the Fijian government. He has held the small island's ethnic Indian PM hostage for weeks, hailing himself the chosen leader of Fiji's indigenous population.
Like many tourist spots around the world, Fiji is a country coming of age. Following a coup and ten years of autocratic government, Fijians still ask “who owns Fiji?”