Fiji leader Frank Bainimarama wanted to the world to know that he overthrew the illegal government in the name of freedom and democracy because how else could one allow an illegal government to function? He told Australian and New Zealand leaders to stay out of his business because he is from Fiji and they are not. He was particularly upset that three Australian judges decided the existing government of Fiji which Baininmarama supports was in reality an illegally positioned government. “According to the Fiji leader who supports democracy, what the Australian judges “wanted was to force us into elections!”
Frank had some frank words to the media of Fiji and warned them to avoid printing stories “which are irritating and dark about our service in the past and damaging our reputation.” The last thing a democracy needs is media which reports about the dark past of politicians.