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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bainimarama: elections before 2014 'impossible'

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama says it is not possible to return the country to democracy before 2014.

He made the comments in response to a petition - containing 600,000 signatures - calling for elections to be held before the end of this year.

Bainimarama says changes have to be implemented first before Government is going to start thinking about holding elections.

“What I’m going to re-iterate is that it is not practical and realistic to hold elections before 2014. The implementation of the fundamental changes and reforms captured in the people’s charter and which are now being implemented under the framework of the Roadmap – this is the only plan – or priority for Fiji. It is a plan that is objective of a better Fiji - where all benefit and not just the elite few – as has been the case previously.”

He adds they will receive any help offered.

“We welcome any partnership and engagement that will progress these reforms changes. What we will not entertain however - are the irresponsible demands and proposals of selfish individuals and groups that run counter to the charter and the road-map and everybody in Fiji understands that.”- Fiji Broadcasting Corporation


Sai Lealea said...

Bula Vinaka,

In case you have not heard, I thought you might be interested in what is actually the reality on the ground in Fiji, especially the ongoing abuse of innocent civilians and the violation of their human rights. Below is a report from Fiji from one of those present at the SDL offices the night they were rounded up and taken for questioning and abuse at the military camp in Suva Friday night last week.


The military goon squad is back in operation behind the cover of darkness last Friday 26th Feb, 2010. At about 9pm a private vehicle drove into the SDL Party office carpark stopped for about 5mns then drove out again. There were people drinking grog at the SDL Party office including two former MP's Samisoni Tikoinasau and Mataiasi Ragigia.

After about 20mns the same vehicle Reg EY 175, Brown in colour returned with another private vehicle with about 10 soldiers full drunk and wreathing of alcohol plus 2 police vehicles with uniformed policemen stormed the SDL Party office and apprehended, abused, swore and assaulted the men who were drinking grog there. A couple sufferred injuries.

The men were taken to the QEB at Nabua and told by one Sgt Vulaono ,a brother of COMPO Esala Teleni to parade like military men and chant a loud that they are rebels of the regime and want to disobey orders of the military. They were accused of aiding and supporting the Hon Laisenia Qarase our former Prime Minister.

After one hour parade the two former MP's were released and told to go home after being forced to walk from the military cells to the main road while the rest were locked up in the military cells and released 5am the next morning.

Radiolucas said...

Truly shocking but unsurprising.

Just another notch in the belt for the illegal regime - another crime that they will bear judgment for in the fullness of time.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sai for letting the whole world know of the kind of nuts we are dealing with.
Someone is very, very frightend of his own shadow. He is trying to kill his shadow. Lamu tiko vei iko.
Io, mo rere tiko.
When you want to wage war against Mighty God, your death will come by way of an innocent ant.