NZ diplomat’s book says Bainimarama threatened him

Late Michael Green former NZ High Commissioner to Fiji
Late Michael Green former NZ High Commissioner to Fiji

 

A former New Zealand High Commissioner to Fiji has written a book which speaks very undiplomatically about the coup installed military government there.

NZ diplomat’s book says Bainimarama threatened him (Credit: ABC)

Michael Green died last year of cancer, but his book, “Persona Non Grata: Breaking the Bond, New Zealand and Fiji 2004-2007” is being launched in Wellington this Thursday.

It alleges that coup leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama personally threatened “to get him” and describes the regime as one characterised by intimidation and thuggery.

Mr Green was declared persona non grata and ordered out of Fiji in 2009.

The speaker at the launch of the book will be the man who was New Zealand foreign minister at the time of the coup, Winston Peters, told Radio AU that its blunt message is needed, given the crisis Fiji is in right now.

-radioaustralia

Click the following link to read earlier story:

http://fijiworldnews.com/persona-non-grata-book-claims-intimidation-and-thuggery-in-fiji-6985

Comments

  1. Waisele Duikoro says:

    God rest your soul…but what you expect? you're in our country, don't meddle with our politics! it's as simple as that! you can't handle a outright warning then you weren't fit to hold the position that you held back then, and it's only right that you were told to leave! get with the program pakeha.