15 Jun 2012

Fiji regime leader hits back at criticism by ousted politicians

5:15 pm on 15 June 2012

The Fiji regime leader, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has hit out at political parties and again justified his 2006 military coup.

He has told the Fiji Sun that government critics have ganged up and threatened to take the military court once the country has been returned to democracy.

Commodore Bainimamara says corruption, scams and bribery thrived and the military had to stop them because public money was going into the wrong hands.

He says he isvery concerned about suggestions by ousted politicians that an independent court could jail those involved in the coup for life.

In response, he has told the Fiji Sun that the day when the military will be taken to prison, that will be the end of those who are behind it.