Sukha Singh wants to know if it is “really necessary to appoint an Ambassador at Large when we have a Foreign Minister?” (Fiji Times 30/1, Fiji Sun 30/1).
No, it’s not.
It’s just another lucrative job for the boys from the barracks.
That answers Mr Singh’s second question : why wasn’t this post advertised?
There was no need for that. The military commander cum coup leader cum self-appointed Prime Minister Frank Bainimaram is simply handing out lollies to the boys who have been loyal to him.
And, that of course is very consistent with his pledge to the nation that no military personnel will benefit from his military takeover!
The people of Fiji need to keep Bainimarama’s false pledge in mind when they go to the polls.