New Zealand was asked if NZ Army would support Fijian PM
Seems my supposition was right. Confirmation here that Helen Clark turned down a request from the then Fijian PM Laisenia Qarase to provide military support to stave off the coup.
Rightly Qarase was refused by the NZ and Australian governments. Their refusals do not record that NZ is not actually able to meet its promises (or what is expected of a so called first world country) to the Pacific Islands Forum to assist member countries when requested. That is a scandal. Imagine if it was a Chinese backed militia that had taken over the RFMF....not a local boy.
Naked we is. (and so are the Fijians)