16 May 2011

Fiji and Tonga embroiled in diplomatic incident

From Morning Report, 7:10 am on 16 May 2011

Fiji has accused Tonga of breaching its sovereignty by assisting a senior military commander charged with sedition to flee the country. Since late 2010 rumours have been rife that Lieutenant Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara and the former Land Forces Commander, Brigadier General Pita Driti, were behind a plot to dislodge Commordore Banimarama from power.