#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Did Sayed-Khaiyum and Colonel Aziz hear President Obama?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Did Sayed-Khaiyum and Colonel Aziz hear President Obama?

The United States President, Barack Obama, yesterday delivered an iconic speech to the Muslim World and stressed the importance of democracy and religious freedom, something which Fiji's interim regime has put a stop to.

Titled “A New Beginning” Obama said - "Let me be clear: no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other. That does not lessen my commitment, however, to governments that reflect the will of the people.

"But I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere," President Obama said.

However Obama's view of human rights and democracy, seem to be different to the ones held by the US Congressman from American Samoa, Eni Faleomavaega.

After a visit and knowing the absence of human rights in Fiji, Faleomavaega still wants his government to believe Frank Bainimarama is doing the right thing and is genuinely building a non-racial Fiji and moving it towards democracy.

Just recently, the right to religious freedom was taken away in Fiji, after the regime cancelled this year's Methodist church conference.

Ironically, a report on Fijilive today says Muslims in Fiji were happy with President Obama's speech, yet it is a Muslim Attorney General and Muslim advisor to Frank Bainimarama, who have both played a major role in changing Fiji's legal system to suit the regime and have made sure that Fiji residents do not have any human rights.


Anonymous said...

It was also the same people who advised Frank to abrogate the Constitution on Good Friday and make decrees on Easter weekend, because they are have NO RESPECT FOR OTHER RELIGIONS!

Anonymous said...

God bless America the land of the free and the brave - You have to live in the US to fully undertsand and experience what true freedom and democracy means.

Obama has clearly stated the USA's position in regard to democracy, freedom and the removal of democratically elected Governments so Eni Faleomavega can take his bullshit and shove it because nobody in the US will believe his crap as people in the US know what is exactly happening in Fiji.

Voreqe and his cronies think that this man has some clout but on the US mainland he is just a little pip squeak somebody to make up the numbers representing an American Trust Terrority - Nobody's heard of him or would take him seriously anyway.

He gets more attention from the media in Fiji that he would get in a small rural town in the US that explains his numerous visits to Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Obama's comments are so so sooooooo relevant for Fiji! If only these remarks make some sort of sense to Frank and his cohorts!

But then again this is hoping for too much. Frank does not have the capacity to think that big.

I cry for my country!

Anonymous said...

American Samoa is a Territory, Faleomavaega is a non-voting representative....in other words, a nobody.

Anonymous said...

He is a NOBODY..period..