The Puppet with his iPad. Conclusive proof of the ineptness of the Prime Minister and his total dependence on the words fed to him by Qorvis and the AG. This interview with Sky News is an embarrassment for Frank Bainimarama and for every Fijian. Because we now know – if we didn’t know already – why he has always been so dependent on Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum for all these years and has resisted all attempts by the military and even his own family to get rid of him or at least reduce his influence.
The truth revealed in this disastrous appearance is that Frank Bainimarama is the ultimate hollow man – unable to function without the ventriloquist who pulls the strings and puts the words in his mouth either on paper, on autocue or the PM’s constant companion these days – his iPad.
I simply cannot understand why Qorvis and the AG would allow the Prime Minister to be humiliated in this way in front of a global audience of millions. The AG can be seen in the left background of this clip at 1 min 30 secs so there is no question that he played a major role in engineering this car crash. He knows that in a situation like this, the PM is totally out of his depth. So he appears to be deliberately throwing him into the deep end to expose his inability to speak without notes and to think for himself. Is it to increase the PM’s sense of insecurity so that he clings to the AG’s skirts even more tightly in the lead-up to the election next year?
I can only conclude that this is indeed the case – that the AG is now so sure of himself and his ascendancy that he doesn’t care how Frank Bainimarama comes across. And if he comes across as stupid, then it is confirmation to the Fijian people and the world that it is the AG, the puppet master, who is the brilliant one – the real leader of Fiji.
I am not alone in thinking that Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has descended into a form of madness with the absolute power he wields because of Frank Bainimarama’s patronage and now poses a danger not only to the country and its institutions but to the puppet on his lap. Those of the Prime Minister’s remaining friends and allies in politics and the RFMF should look closely at this video. Because it suggests that Frank Bainimarama’s biggest enemy isn’t in the ranks of the opposition but occupies the seat next to him in the parliament.