Tevita Mara – Wows the Aussies and Kiwis

The interim Fijian Government says it expects Australia to respond positively to a request to extradite Ratu Tevita Mara. It may be disappointed because the Australian and New Zealand Governments appear see Mara as a credible figure around which to base a serious challenge to Commodore Bainimarama

Mara began his campaign in Australia by invoking the mana of his father, Fiji’s respected founding father, the late Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.

However, according Graham Davis, “The problem is that some of his new acolytes are people who Mara senior loathed and blamed for the destruction of his own presidency in 2000 and the destruction of his attempts to forge a thriving multiracial nation in Fiji.”

Graham Davis is a journalist best known for his incisive investigative stories over a twenty-year period for the Nine Network’s flagship Sunday program, which he joined in 1983 after a radio career in the BBC, ABC and Macquarie Network.


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