FLP Parliamentary Leader faces legal action
May 27, 2018 7:44 pm
In a matter of a few short months Fiji Labour Party Parliamentary Leader Aman Singh has yet again made a major public allegation claiming SODELPA Leader and 1987 coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka was the key player behind the May 2000 coup.
Singh posted the serious claims on his personal Facebook page alleging in detail Rabuka’s supposed planning and execution of the May 19th 2000 coup while adding allegations of Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s involvement as well.
Although the Labour leader claims to have evidence to prove his claims he isn’t prepared to reveal it just yet.
A four-page report narrating the sequence of events that allegedly transpired during the 2000 coup from May 19th to May 29th was posted by Aman Singh on Monday.
The FLP Parliamentary leader claims he has evidence to support these claims but refuses to divulge and reveal any yet.
“With regards to evidence yes I have evidence and if anyone is ready to look at the evidence then I’d like to put it in a national forum and if that opportunity is given by the Fiji Broadcasting Commission that I will welcome that opportunity.”
He alleges the coup turned into the removal of the Commander in Chief and the then President, late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara on May 29, 2000, as Rabuka failed to succeed in his initial objective of May 19th which instead turned into a long drawn hostage crisis lasting for 56 days.
Referring to the coup as the alleged Rabuka and Bainimarama coup, Singh says this story is not included in the history of Fiji and people must know the truth.
“I stand by the truth and I’m ready to defend the truth and whoever wants to take me on is welcome to do so. This has nothing to do with politics. I’m not playing politics here but I am doing is making sure the people of this country know the truth and what I have seen if you look at the history books, this particular incident has been wiped out of history. Everyone talks about the George Speight coup but there was no coup on May 19th.”
This is the second time recently that the FLP leader has made serious allegations without providing any evidence when requested by FBC News.
The first was when he claimed that the Prime Minister and Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum were the plotters behind the recent temple attacks around the country.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama confirmed to FBC News that he has filed a civil defamation suit against Aman Singh for this unsubstantiated allegation on social media.
FBC News has also made numerous attempts to speak to Rabuka about this latest allegation by Singh but he refused to speak to FBC News and referred all questions to SODELPA General Secretary Adi Litia Qionibaravi.
Adi Litia says SODELPA will not comment on any matter regarding Aman Singh’s social media allegation against her party leader.