The “rescue” of Lieutenant-Colonel Ratu Tevita Uluilakeba Mara by Tonga is fascinating, as are the demands of the Commodore that he be returned. You would think he would be glad to have a dissident out of the country.
Mara is the son of the founding Prime Minister, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara. He was very close to the Commodore and it is not known what has led to him to be charged with sedition, which led to him fleeing.
What I find most interesting is the suggestion that Mara was helped to flee by his brother-in-law Ratu Epeli Nailatikau. Nailatikau is the current Pesident of Fiji and nominally Commander-in-Chief. Is it possible the President could move against the Commodore?Tags: Fiji, Tonga