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Olive branch slapped down……..

PM will not attend Australia Day celebration

Publish date/time: 29/01/2014 [17:04]
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama will not attend the Australia Day celebration that will be held at the residence of the Australian High Commissioner to Fiji tonight.

Commodore Bainimarama has confirmed to Fijivillage in the last hour that he has to attend a family gathering tonight.

The Prime Minister said the family gathering is for the preparation of two funerals.

The Australian High Commission had earlier confirmed that Commodore Bainimarama was invited to attend the Australia Day function with other guests tonight.

A spokesperson from the Australian High Commission confirmed that invites have been sent to the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, Commodore Bainimarama and all the cabinet ministers.

The Australian High Commission has not held any formal Australia Day celebrations after the December 2006 coup due to the strained relations between Australia and Fiji.

The High Commission spokesperson said earlier today that he cannot comment on whether Commodore Bainimarama and the cabinet ministers will attend the function tonight.


10 thoughts on “Olive branch slapped down……..

  1. why invited the dictator and his cronies?
    Is this what diplomacy is about?
    how about showing some spine
    and respect for the people of fiji who have been languishing under a human rights abusing military dictatorship for over 7 years?

  2. OMG, I am glad to hear that. Myself I thought not attending as the stink wafting from this unsavoury moron can spoil any cocktail party. It is way beyond me why the High Commission makes such a decision. Why sucking the balls of a human rights abusing tyrant. Will they never learn?

  3. well at least its on record and that is just normal protocol to invite the highest (ill-begotten) officeholder. no harm done but kudos to AHC for the noble gesture.

  4. and the country is poised to return to democracy
    that’s what the dictator has been telling the international community
    this is a good sign that the dictator is ready for democracy!!

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