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Monday, October 19, 2009

NZ declines judge's visa


Fiji’s interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum has accused New Zealand of interfering with the Fijian judiciary by refusing to allow a High Court judge entry to get urgent medical treatment for her 20-month-old child.

Sayed-Khaiyum told reporters today he was informed by the Chief Justice that Family Court judge Justice Anjala Wati was advised “in an undignified and disrespectful manner that her visa application was rejected because she had taken up a position as a judge on the High Court of Fiji”.

Justice Wati had applied for a New Zealand medical visa to take her child for an urgent eye operation to prevent the loss of eyesight in one eye.

“It’s a very serious matter,” Sayed-Khaiyum said.

“This is at a much higher level than the travel advisories issued against Fiji in the past.”

“Such interference by a neighbouring State in the Fijian judiciary is unacceptable by any world standards.”

“Though we do not accept travel bans placed upon anyone in the Cabinet, the public service or the RFMF, a distinction is always to be drawn between the executive and the judiciary and other independent institutions. These institutions are separate and are independent of the executive and should be so respected.”

The matter would be referred to the Prime Minister tomorrow, Sayed-Khaiyum said.

He said Justice Wati was now making arrangements to have the surgery carried out in India.

Officials at the New Zealand High Commission could not be reached for comment - Fijilive

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Targeting the sick kids of anyone under these circumstances is reprehensible.

What did this child do to deserve such treatment?

It's time to give the Kiwis a bigger slap than simply expelling their head of mission.

Let's break off diplomatic relations and be done with it.

Only then will the international community become fully aware of the pettiness of New Zealand's behaviour towards Fiji.

We all want democracy restored but dragging a sick child into the proceedings is NZ at its 100 per cent ugliest.

Anonymous said...

What independent courts?

We have already had two magistrates sacked for not towing the Regime line.

It is also now becoming abundantly clear to those working in the civil service, that their primary responsibility is not professional excellence, but rather loyalty to Frank. Anyone who bucks that obligation, is dealt with seriously and immediately. For example, PS who inadvertently admitted on TV that poverty was increasing was removed from their post the very next week.

This is the character of the reign of intimidation that Frank is now establishing all throughout the various facets of Government. That includes so-called independent institutions like the Courts, the RBF and the FNPF.

So Justice Wati may be "independent" from the Regime in her thoughts and deliberations. But if that independence ever extends to handing down a ruling the Regime does not like, then its bye-bye Anjala! The Fiji public and the NZ High Commission are both painfully aware of that fact. If Justice Wati is not already, then she'd better get wise if she ever hopes to have a long career in the Fiji "Courts".

So Aiyaz is really taking the Regime's "Emperor's New Clothes" denial to new heights with this particular charade.

Anonymous said...

Only one at fault is you Sayed-khaiyum and your pet monkey Voreqe.

Anonymous said...

"..a distinction is always to be drawn between the executive and the judiciary and other independent institutions. These institutions are separate and are independent of the executive..."

Did he say this with a straight face?

Anonymous said...

Sayed-Khaiyum's ridiculous claim that the Fijian judiciary is independent and seperate from the executive says a lot about his mentality.

As for the oppurtunist Judge?
Unfortunate for the innocent child - but you can't run with the fox and chase with the hounds - don't blaim others for your own actions & greed.

kiti said...

Please tell me what this baby did that was so detrimental to New Zealand interests? The baby will go blind without an operation, and let that be on the conscience of every New Zealander who knows what is happening and lets it happen. Even if the operation can be done in India there will be lasting bitterness affecting the next generation. Was it worth it New Zealand? And there was a frenzied denial by the NZ HC on the radio saying they didn't know what the operation was for. Really? I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

she sounds abit like esther qiliho calling her pet monkey voreqe from the nzhc when her visa was revoked. as if their dim wit pm can overturn a decision by the new zealand government.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 12:40am!

It takes two to Tango!

Why are you only blaming NZ for this? The problem could be solved just as quickly if Fiji backed down right now from its ridiculous, useless and dishonest stand on democratic elections.

But since they have not, then they are equally to blame for this poor child's plight.

Moreover, why are you so concerned about this one particular child's plight when there are literally THOUSANDS of others who can't get decent healthcare or meals now because of all the unnecessarily increased poverty caused to Fiji by Frank's "me first" coup?

So please get a grip - and get some perspective!

Anonymous said...

Folks, save your sympathy for all the children in Fiji who go hungry to bed each night because of the situation created by the illegal junta

Anonymous said...

@ Kiti

The refusal by the NZ Govt is based on the reluctance of Frank and his hooligans to take Fiji to general elections. If the child has to die then let it be and it will be on Frank's conscience-that is if he has one!

Saiyad Khaiyum can yell and cry until the cows come home but if there are no elections which is wanted by the majority of the people of Fiji then he can talk rubbish until he shits blood!

Aleni said...

You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation... (Exodus 20:5)

Sin is hereditary. It gets passed down from one generation to the next. We must face the terrible truth of generational sin in order to deal with it, so that we may indeed break the cycle of sin for ourselves and for our children who follow.

The law of the harvest says that you will reap what you sow. The law of the generational harvest says that others will also reap what you sow, especially your children and grandchildren, your family and immediate descendants.

Fiji Democracy Now said...

We think our illegal Attorney General's outrage about the refusal to admit one of his puppet judges into NZ for medical treatment for her child is no doubt very real.

We all know Aiyaz is riddled with medical problems, so he's no doubt wondering whether he'll be able to make it all the way to India via Korea if he needs urgent treatment. That must be a real worry.

As for his suggestion that the NZ Government is interfering with our judiciary - what a joke!

Does he understand what he's saying? His regime sacked the judiciary by throwing out the constitution after independent judges made a decision against the regime.

mark manning said...

I'm trying to work out why these two are bowing to each other !

mark manning said...

I doubt very much that the New Zealand Government would refuse entry on Humanitarian grounds !

But isn't interesting that aiyaz, is demanding humanitarian aid and treatment, when he himself is part of the most repressive Regime ever to appear in the pacific !

What an absolute hypocrite !

As for Anjala, what goes around my darling, comes around !

What is it the bible says " the sins of the Father " ?

kiti said...

May such a thing never happen to anyone's child. I don't agree with the government or with the judiciary, but I don't believe in punishing innocent children.

Anonymous said...

Nothing seems to be going Aiyaz's way at the moment.

Anonymous said...

I am a parent myself and can understand the pain that Anjala is going through but on the same note as a responsible parent, as a responsible lawyer, as a responsible citizen she should have figured out long time ago that the situation she finds herself in today was inevitable. NZ can and will consider her application on humantarian grounds if she is able to convince them, I say that she should be grateful for at least that her application is being considered and not crumbled up and thrown in the bin for her part in supporting a coup in Fiji.

mark manning said...

What a crock of shit most of you supporters of Frank go on about !
Why can't this silly woman take her child to another country for treatment ?
After-all, they themselves are purporting to be the saviours of Fiji, yet don't even possess the ability to treat their own, in their own country, Fiji !
Anjala should have thought out the consequences of her actions before aligning herself with this evil, repressive, oppressive Regime.
It's too late to start whining and complaining.
And didn't Frank deny Balhu Kahn overseas treatment after they assaulted him at the camp ?
It's funny how what's good for the goose, isn't good enough for the gander.
Stop whining woman, you sow what you reap !
Take your child to a country that is sympathetic to the Regime.
How about China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cuba, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, North Korea or any other downtrodden dictatorial Regime ?
I'm a Nurse, but i have absolutely no sympathy for you, when you are supporting a Regime that has inflicted so much suffering on your fellow citizens, some of whom have even been murdered.
Maybe now you are realising the ramifications for your treasonous role in Frank's Regime.
The question is, can your saviour, Aiyaz, help you ?

mark manning said...

Interesting how Anjala is bowing to him in this photo , but at the same time, grasping his hand with both hands !
According to the body language books, this apparently is a sign that she thinks she is superior to him !
And I have to say, I think she is !
She's certainly prettier.