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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Samy appeals to NZ and Aust

The man behind the People's Charter today made a fervent appeal to New Zealand and Australia to soften its stance on Fiji.

John Samy urged the two regional powers to engage with Fiji, rather than isolate it.

Samy said Fiji's economy was in tatters and that it needed the support, rather than the condemnation, of New Zealand and Australia.

"Both New Zealand and Australia have been relentlessly single-minded in vigorously pushing for a general election pushing for it to be held at the earliest so as to restore parlimentary democracy.

"In doing so, the leaders in our governments in both New Zealand and Australia have failed to realise, or they have wilfully refused to recognise, that in the specific context of Fiji, the mere convening of early general elections will not necessarily resolve the country's deep rooted fundamental problems, nor will it break the cycle of coups or rid Fiji of its coup culture."

Samy is a New Zealand citizen but has been living and working in Fiji for the interim government for the past two years.

He heads the National Council for Building a Better Fiji - and has been leading the campaign to win support for the controversial Peoples Charter.

About 40 people were at the meeting this afternoon at Victoria University in Wellington, to hear Samy and Jone Dakuvula.

Both stressed they had not been sent by the interim government of Frank Bainimarama saying they initiated the meeting themselves because of their concerns for Fiji.

Many at the meeting were New Zealand government officials, including the former high commissioner, Michael Green, who was expelled from Fiji by the interim government.

A number of concerned Fijians from the Wellington area were also at the meeting.

Several of them told Coupfourpointfive they wanted to hear what Samy and Dakuvula had to say but felt New Zealand and Australia were justified in setting limits with Fiji.

Some said the two regional powers had given Fiji several opportunities to talk while others wanted to see New Zealand engage with political parties, NGO's and pro-democracy groups rather than just the immediate military hierarchy.

Last week John Samy and Jone Dakuvula, also spoke in Australia.

Sources say there was a large protest outside the venue they spoke at, and so they deliberately gave a two day notice about their Wellington seminar, to avoid any protests.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

shut up you Kaisi!!

Anonymous said...

I don't trust this man,he looks like a real con artist! this is one of those that is supporting this illegal regime and is causing the instability in Fiji right now.the man that drafted the charter .He shud also be taken to international court.

Anonymous said...

Coupfourpointfive, can you publish on this blog his letter where he was begging for forgiveness from friends and acquitances after he was arrested at Nadi Airport for trying to steal another traveller's bag.

He sounded so pathetic in that letter.

What an imbecile!

Anonymous said...

John Samy, Mahendra Chaudhry, Dakuvula, Aiyaz Khaiyum, Parmesh Chand, Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi, Dewan Maharaj, Vijendra Prakash, Kamlesh Arya, Davendra Pathik, Faizal Koya, AjmalKhan, Rishi Ram, Akuila Yabaki. Vijay Naidu. Mahendra Reddy, Thakur Ranjit Singh, Dijendra Dick Singh, the Sahu Khans, Shameem sisters,Prue Rouse, Mohammed Aziz, Jim Ah Koy, Poseci Bune, the Maras, the Ganilaus all all other coup supporters must be lynched to end the coup culture. The charter is a fraud on Fiji. Of course the man who should lynch them is their boss Bainimarama because this should be his first punishment to inflict pain on those who made him cause pain to Fiji citizens. After that he should expect to be lynched and gutted by the people of Fiji in the same manner he is causing paind and suffering to all of us. Only this and this alone will END the coup culture that has strangulated Fiji.

Anonymous said...

another racist at work ..fiji is full of it

Anonymous said...

Not racist, a realist. For the information of the abover blogger, an innconent younf Indian father who is a police constable has been given no chance to survive by doctors at CWM. And why? He was brutally bashed and lynched by thugs in cahoots with a senior police officer in Nausori for doing his job. Thet is he Fiji hat he above blogger supports under Bainimarama's rule. And the news o his severe beating was censored by Bainimarama's censors. Is tat a new day, a new way that Fiji should be. My advice to all those who are licking the boots of the booots of their godfathers and behaving lke pantsies is to whatch your mouth, control your tongue and stop behaving like nincompoops - if you want to have your heads buried in the sand like an ostrich, do so, but don't tell us the majority of people suffering at the hands of your the thugs you people worship instead o your Gods to follow or obey the present dictators and their supporters.

Anonymous said...

THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE ASKED TO TAKE ITS CITIZENS SUCH AS JOHN SAMI TO TASK FOR SUPPOPRTING AND WORKING FOR AN ILLEGAL REGIME IN FIJI. THE SAME IS ALSO ASKED OF THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT. AFTER ALL, IT CAN BE SAID THAT BOTH AUSTRALIA AND NZ ARE BREEDING GROUNDS FOR ROGUE ELEMENTS THAT DO NOT SUPPORT THE DEMOCRACY AND RULE OF LAW THAT HAS PERMITTED THEM TO LIVE PEACEFULLY IN THOSE COUNTRIES. IT LOOKS RATHER QUEER FOR DEMOCRATIC COUNTRIES TO CONTINUE TO PERMIT SUCH ELEMENTS FROM THEIR CITIZENRY TO DO THINGS THAT ARE NOT EVEN PERMISSISABLE IN THE COUNTRIES OF THEIR DOMAIN. (THOSE CITIZENS SHOULD BE SEVERELY REPRIMANDED!!). WE EXPECT NO LESS FROM THESE COUNTRIES.

Anonymous said...

GOD BLESS FIJI....NOQU KALOU NOQU VANUA.