6 Jan 2011

Fiji regime leader notes criticism by Fijians abroad

2:38 pm on 6 January 2011

Fiji's interim prime minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, says he is aware of indigenous Fijians, or i-taukei, living abroad who do not agree with the work of government.

Speaking to FBC News, Commodore Bainimarama says the i-taukei that are now living in Australia, New Zealand and the United States are working against his government because they do not know what the country is going through.

He says these are the people who want to return Fiji to where it was before.

Commodore Bainimarama, who seized power in a military coup fours years ago, says the i-taukei have coped well with the reforms that are being carried out by government.