Report – By the PMC news desk
Fiji’s Permanent Secretary for Information Sharon Smith-Johns has hit back in the controversy over fugitive ex-soldier Ratu Tevita Mara, blaming mostly the New Zealand media for helping “fuel rumours” and “false allegations”.
She also attacked the “anti-Fiji blogs” today, claiming they were “run by politically motivated individuals who are mostly failed politicians and a smattering of disgruntled journalists.”.
Mara, who is in Tonga awaiting a court bid for extradition by the Fiji government after fleeing his country while on bail for a sedition charge, has been waging a series of bitter YouTube-based attacks on the military-backed regime. Read more »