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PM To Chand: Where Were You In 2000?

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night launched a scathing attack against National Federation Party MP Parmod Chand. Speaking from Los Angeles on Viber he disputed a statement by Mr Chand
15 Sep 2017 11:34
PM To Chand: Where Were You In 2000?
NFP Opposition MP Parmod Chand and SODELPA MP Mikaele Leawere at Parliament on September 14, 2017. Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama last night launched a scathing attack against National Federation Party MP Parmod Chand.

Speaking from Los Angeles on Viber he disputed a statement by Mr Chand that they (NFP) protested and opposed all the coups including the 2000 coup.

Mr Bainimarama asked: “Where was he during the event of 2000? Probably hiding under his bus. Never heard a squeak from him.”

Mr Bainimarama said during the trouble in Labasa where was Mr Chand?

Mr Bainimarama said: “Now Parmod Chand is yelling from the roof tops. In 2000-2006 never a squeak from him when the SDL Government came up with those racist policies. No words of encouragement for the Indo-Fijians. Now all of a sudden he’s screaming from the top of his bus. But seriously who gave him the courage to do all this screaming?

“It’s very simple, the security en- vironment. I and the military and the Constitution he’s now attack- ing, we gave him the courage…, and the con dence to now talk and harp. He is not to forget that. Never!

“He’s now acting like the big brave boy to the Indo-Fijian community because he wants their votes. The Indo-Fijians should not believe him. He didn’t protect the Indo-Fijians in the event of 2000, I did with the military. He didn’t protect the Indo-Fijians when those racist decrees were going to be implemented by the Qarase Government. I and the military did. So he should shut up.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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