#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Bainimarama: knock on doors, know your role and don't fight for land

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bainimarama: knock on doors, know your role and don't fight for land

Pearls of wisdom seemed to be dripping from the mouth of Fiji's self-appointed prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, this week.

At the opening of the Tailevu Provincial Council meeting in Korovou, yesterday, the junta leader urged civil servants to go directly to the people - to their doorsteps - if they really want to be of use to the public.

He also harped on again about nation building. He said: "There is too much laxity among Fijians (therefore) we are not able to achieve the dreams and goals we once had. We are not working hard, instead we are always waiting for Government to help us."

Bainimarama chided people saying Fijians were blessed with land and they need "to work together as a family, mtaqali, tikina, village and with our brothers and sisters who now call Fiji their home. We need to change our mindset. It is time we work together for a better Fiji."

He also had the temerity to tell people not to fight for land because it would not bring anything but overgrown property. "We cannot go back to the land issue every time. We all know that land is a big issue but no one is going to take it with him/her to the grave yard."

Let's hope the military strongman is himself living a life that is exemplary; one that Fijians can look to and want to follow instead of despise.

20 comments:

  1. Don't we despise him already?

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  2. So what exactly is wrong with what Bainimarama is telling his fellow Tailevuans? Whta Bainimarama said is the simple truth that is endemic in almost all indigenous Fijian villages nowadays as a result of the mentality and repercussion of coup 1987 and 2000. Fijians became so dependent on government without realizing the pot of gold sitting right beside the villages. Frank is absolutely right. Time for the corrupt chiefs to stop their brainwashing and time for the ordinary folks to do what is just and right to improve their lives.

    Trying to discredit or demean the truth and honesty of what Bainimarama said will not stop the truth from being shouted on the rooftops.

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  3. we all know this , all the Fiji PM's (legal or illegal) have some how passed this message in past to Fijians. The simple logic is that baini has no money to please any race so now just blowing the trumpet. First baini should learn to respect people's view and law as well. His everything is hollow

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  4. @ TheMax

    His comments have a ring of truth to them but there is also this: if he had not taken the illegal and treasonous actions that he had done, Fiji and its people would be in a much better state, economically and politically, than it is now.

    That is the bare truth of the matter.

    It is all very well for the man to wander around Tailevu (?) talking about self-evident truths - his essential message being to just follow along with whatever he decrees - and the like without facing the fact that he runs a despotic and dictatorship military government, hell bent on maintaining his rule - his way or the highway. This is not governing a nation. This is rule by idiot.

    So no, no amount of self-serving commentary on "working together for a better Fiji" is going to convince many of the fact that the man is only out for himself and to think otherwise is delusional at best. There is no truth to his words.

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  5. They should knock on doors and preach the coup gospel unto everyone.

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  6. Main problem with Bainimarama telling Tailevu about their land is that he's from Gau?

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  7. it may well be the case...but who is he to tell them. There are plenty of well respected fijian leaders and former leaders, academics, artists, sportsmen and women, who are better placed to berate and lecture their fellow citizens. Not someone who makes up the rules as he goes along appoints sychophants and cronies to government positions, arbitrarily sacks the judiciary, arrests and detains anyone he pleases, sends goons around to intimidate and threaten critics, and took over the country so he can be military head and PM for life like some african despot.Do you really think he has the moral authority to speak???

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  8. Message to Bai:

    Talk is cheap

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  9. Make of it what you will? But just heard from a very reliable source that certain sections within RFMF inner circle unhappy about Bainimarama's leadership style - closeness to Indian faction - compared him to somebody 'sat in a corner'?

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  10. people of fiji lets give this man a nick name it will be MAGAITINANA, When ever you want to mention his name use MAGAITINANA rather than frank or voreqe.

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  11. he looks like the village idiot he is the way he's laughing in the photo...

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  12. Anon 1:59PM

    Idiot in search of a village.
    Leader in search of credibility.

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  13. Enough of the hate speech already please. In which country would it be acceptable for such an uncouth idiot to preach and castigate a particular group of people - whether they are "villagers" or "rural dwellers" or "Fijians" or "indigenous"?? If Butadroka can be prosecuted for hate speech under the Public Order Act, and Asenaca Caucau castigated for calling Indo-Fijians "weeds", under the cloak of parliamentary privilege nonetheless, why should this idiot continue to profess his self-hate and shrugging off his own role is abrogating the constitution and supporting Speight's coup in 2000 by not restoring the Chaudhry government?

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  14. Enough of the hate speech already please. In which country would it be acceptable for such an uncouth idiot to preach and castigate a particular group of people - whether they are "villagers" or "rural dwellers" or "Fijians" or "indigenous"?? If Butadroka can be prosecuted for hate speech under the Public Order Act, and Asenaca Caucau castigated for calling Indo-Fijians "weeds", under the cloak of parliamentary privilege nonetheless, why should this idiot continue to profess his self-hate and shrugging off his own role is abrogating the constitution and supporting Speight's coup in 2000 by not restoring the Chaudhry government?

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  15. @11:36AM...Indeed, TALK IS CHEAP!!!

    After more than three years, what legacy can this junta rightly claim to have done for FIJI?

    As for the FICAC - the only way they can gain credibility is to apply the rule of law with total impartiality in their investigations and more importantly the issues they pursue to investigate! For starters - how about an open and thorough investigation into the books of the RFMF's REGIMENTAL FUND and Medical Scheme!!! They (RFMF) have resisted formal/proper auditing since long before the coup - are there things about the funds they (leaders - many of whom are now masquerading as national leaders too)dont really want the public and least of all the docile force to know???

    If you talk the talk, you really have little choice but to also walk the walk!!! Otherwise, all those highfaluting grand pretentious foolish speeches will remain exactly that - empty ravings from a desperate pretender!!!

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  16. Lets face it folks. Vore is the big(not pig)man and he says what he wants. When the next big man comes and kicks his ass out (like he did to Rambo)he then becomes a chicken. So learn to live with the highfaluting thief who ran down a cassava patch in full military uniform to save his sorry ass instead of organising a counter attack.

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  17. Has anyone ever wondered what this man is doing for himself? This is for everyone living in Suva, why does govenment vehicles have private number plates on them? On the side of each private number govenment vehicle their is an initial that reads "V.B Holdings". Guess whose name is it?

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  18. @ Anonymous May 13, 2010 10:42 AM

    Why don't you go and find out for yourself who owns VB Holdings? Just because it has the initial VB doesn't mean it belongs to Bainimarama. VB Holdings is a private legitimate company and doesn't belong to government.

    Just goes to show how much desperation the anti-Frank crusade is when you try to blame everything on him. You guys will never win and that is a guarantee set in stone. Mark my word!

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  19. @10:42AM Just as they treated the RFMF Regimental Fund and the Army's Medical Scheme as a private slush fund pool, so they are now doing likewise with our national coffers including our national retirement fund.

    No amount of sanctimonious bleeting from this bunch of self-denying thieves can CAMOUFLAGE that. "V.B.Holding"? That is small change and is just the tip of the iceburg of what really is happening!!! Their tactics? Texbook stuff really! Classic despotic domination
    strategems which the last three years is littered with. Probe carefully enough and they wont be hard to discern! Just make sure you're not the next regime's Olympics trialist though!!! You might just end up getting treated to a PD repertoire of vitriolic 'I am judge and jury' purging tantrum! Nothing to lose anymore... principle, loyalty, honour, respect, morality, humanity...all gone!!!

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  20. Oilei, what can one say to blockheads like Anonymous May 13, 2010 3:31 PM.

    VB Holdings is a company owned by Niranjans. Just google VB holdings and there it is. Click on this link and you'll see who the directors are:

    http://www.google.com/finance?q=SPSE:VBL

    VB Holdings has nothing to do with Bainimarama.

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