And there are other issues, which I will only raise and leave it for future discussion.
- A coup begets another, that means a coup today in the Fiji situation will cause or lay the basis of another coup. Why do we have one in the first place? Don’t the coup makers understand that, ask Rabuka!
- The current thinking as seen in the words of Bainimarama is that he is going to end all coups by his coup. I hope this is only a way of answering the questions of journalists and others that do not really deserve any serious answer. This is because our experience in Fiji on this, suggests otherwise!
- A coup does not solve any issue just like violence, it only suppresses a behavior and not rid of it. If that is the case, why can’t we educate our people about this simple fact.
- I have raised too many issues instead of answering them, and I do so because in our Pacific tradition, it is done usually because as a visitor, I am comfortable in your country and in your company.
 Refer to Bain, A and Baba,T(1990)(eds) Bavadra, Prime Minister, statesman, man of the People: Selection of speeches and writings, 1985-1989,Nadi,Fiji: Sunrise Press.