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Fiji’s Puppet Commander Hides Criminal Activities

March 16, 2015
The Republic of the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) Commander, Brigadier-General Mosese Tikoitoga [Fischer] said that the RFMF [meaning Bainimarama and Khaiyum]  was   prepared to open up some of its books for scrutiny by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC). However, the puppet Commander also pointed out that the RFMF’s private funds were always audited by external auditors.  Basically, sources claim, the private accounts  have not been audited as it involves Bainimarama’s fraudulent use of the accounts..

However, the RFMF Commander, like a good scared little boy, did what he was told to do and appeared before PAC.  Like a parrot he repeated his instructions saying that since 2010 the RFMF had strengthened its internal audit system.  In 2010, sources say that access to the private accounts was  restricted to Bainimarama and his goons.  No one else had access to them.

“The RFMF, continues the puppet Commander,  has continuously updated our regulation, our financial manual, the first written in 2010. These are all done to continuously make the improvements as per the Auditor-General’s report.  BUT the auditor general was never allowed to access to the accounts.  Brigadier-General Tikoitoga LIED to the Acting Auditor-General Atunaisa Nadakuitavuki.

Both the RFMF and Auditor-General’s Office will plot a way forward for auditing considering the ‘layers’ of private funds within the RFMF.  But the RFMF is a government institution and therefore is answerable to the people and parliament for all its activities.  The so called Private funds, if used illegally or fraudulently, could bring the RFMF and the Government and Fiji into disrepute.

Hence the audits by the Auditor General to provide independent assurance to Parliament and to the people of Fiji that public sector agencies, including the RFMF, have used public funds legally in accordance with legislation and proper financial management rules and regulations.

Government Whip Semi Koroilavesau suggested that these external audit reports of the private accounts be made available to the Public Accounts Committee.  Yes, what “khaiyum” version will we be shown?

source- TFF; Posted by Rusi Varani for SWM
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