21 Dec 2004

Fiji treason convict says he is ready to tell all

2:21 pm on 21 December 2004

A Fiji treason convict in jail for his role in the coup has called for a commission of inquiry into the illegal overthrow of the Chaudhry government.

The Daily Post newspaper reports that Josefa Nata has made the call in a signed letter to a businessman it has not named.

Nata says the people of Fiji deserve to know the truth and he is prepared to tell everything he knows to a commission of inquiry.

In his letter, Nata says he is putting together his thoughts and experiences to tell the people of Fiji why May 2000 was wrong and why the taukei (the indigenous) should desist in future.

Nata says he has made his offer to tell all in a commission of inquiry to the prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, and the commissioner of police, Andrew Hughes.

Mr Hughes says he welcomes Nata's suggestion of a commission of inquiry.