Where’s the evidence, Coup Four Point Five?

  • 28th February 2009
  • 2009
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FLP’s response to Coup Four and a Half is to stop blathering and front up with the evidence it claimed it had against the Labour Leader.
But first, the FLP does not operate through anonymous blog sites. We have the courage to say what we have to say through our own Party website and we remain accountable as such.
We also continue to send media releases to the Fiji media hoping that they will stand up for their rights and publish our comments on developments in Fiji.
Secondly, Coup Four Point Five should stop trying to throw red herrings into the issue. It has seen it fit to run several anonymous articles discrediting and maligning Labour Leader Mahendra Chaudhry. Last week:
(a) In an article about Ratu Epeli Nailatikau – the phantom writer claimed there was documentary evidence Mr Chaudhry had accused Ratu Epeli of complicity in the 1987 coup.
FLP challenged the writer and Coup Four Point Five to provide this documentary evidence. Mr Chaudhry holds Ratu Epeli in high esteem. The accusation is a blatant lie and FLP calls on the writer to provide the documentary evidence he refers to! Or have the guts to admit you are wrong.
(b) The blog posted another article claiming Rajendra Chaudhry had tried to file a legal challenge to the dissolution of the Sugar Cane Growers Council in High Court in Suva. The writer gleefully reported that the action was thrown out and that as a result “FLP and National Farmers Union leader Mahendra Chaudhry had suffered further humiliation and rejection…”
What a petty mind the writer has! The FLP rubbished the article as another blatant lie.
Coup Four Point Five you must take full responsibility for articles that are posted on your blog site. If you choose to run articles written by people who have no integrity or honesty, then you stand answerable. Your writer is hiding behind the protection of anonymity that the blog provides.
Your credibility has been seriously undermined. You need to be a lot more vigilant about the integrity of articles you choose to post on your blog site.
Finally, if you continue to malign the Labour Leader at least have the guts to put a name to the article so that he can seek redress through the Courts. It is downright cowardly to attack a person under the guise of anonymity!