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Friday, November 26, 2010

Khaiyum's Budget Daylight Terrorism

By Jone Baledrokadroka

It may well pay to revisit the last elected government’s budget debate on the 2007 Appropriation Bill where a particular SDL Minister’s address foretold the bizarre situation the nation finds itself in today.

The Honourable, Ted Young, member of Kadavu, Namosi, and Lomaivuna Open now resides in Penrith, Australia and runs his own courier business with his wife. As one of the initial victims of physical and verbal abuse by a revengeful Bainimarama in the days after the 5th December 2006 coup, Young was later granted a protection visa and permanent resident status.

Ted was picked up by soldiers from his home in front of his family and taken to QEB, to be physically and verbally abused because Bainimarama, it is said, took offence to the Minister of Regional Development's speech at the 2007 Appropriation Bill debate. Unfortunately, the people will not have their representatives in parliament to respond to the 2011 forced budget in similar fashion.The speech is reproduced below, verbatim:

PARLIAMENT OF FIJI

PARLIAMENTARY DEBATES

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
DAILY HANSARD

FRIDAY, 17TH NOVEMBER, 2006

Hon. T. Young: A threat to economic growth, law and order and democracy around the world today, is terrorism and terrorists, of course.

Sir, the word "terrorist" as defined in the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, are those participants and supporters who use violence and intimidation for political purposes.  We have a new type of terrorist here in Fiji at this point time.  It is racking havoc on the economy, threatening law and order and even, threatening Parliamentary democracy.  I am talking about none other than the current leadership in the Fiji Military Forces and their advisors. We in this august House, as elected Members of Parliament, it is our duty to see that this type of terrorism will not continue in Fiji.  However, I am appalled at the utter silence from the other side of the House.

HON. ADI A. CAUCAU:
They are supporting it.

HON. T. YOUNG:
Perhaps, these are the silent supporters that is mentioned by this terrorist.  None of them mentioned anything or condemned what the Military is trying to do in this country.  So, we take it that they are supporting what is going on.

On law and order, they are supposed to be advocates of law and order and Parliamentary democracy, which is being threatened.  It is our duty to make and uphold laws, but I have never heard any condemnation from the other side of the House on the threats by this terrorist, to come and take over this democratically elected Government.  I know the reason, Sir.  I have been reliably told that they have an alternative line-up already in the Camp, and the name of the leader of the FLP is included in it.  That is the reason they are silent.  Sir, we the Members of Parliament have a duty to stand up for law and order and Parliamentary democracy.

Sir, I congratulate the Police Force and the Director for Public Prosecution (DPP) for investigating the seditious activities of this terrorist.  I also urge them to investigate their advisors and supporters for aiding and abetting sedition in this country.

HON. ADI A. CAUCAU:
And take them to gaol!

HON. T. YOUNG:
Sir, we owe it to our people that we cut off this monster's head right now for the sake of our children in the future.  We have gone through many hard times and made a lot of sacrifices, and now, we have this terrorist twirling its ugly head in our country, in the form of the current Military leadership.  Sir, our forefathers and chiefs, who founded the Military, never even dreamt that one day, the Military will be used against its own people, in threatening democracy and their lives; threats, intimidation, fear, you name it.  Those are the tactics of cowards!

HON. ADI A. CAUCAU:
They are cowards indeed.

HON. T. YOUNG:
Sir, for those of us who uphold law and order, I appeal to the gallant men and women of our Military, never ever follow an unlawful order, let alone a treasonous one to take over a democratically elected Government, because you will be answerable in court for that.  Following orders is never an excuse to an illegal, unlawful and treasonous activity.  This has already been proven over time, in various courts all over the world, even in our Courts in Fiji, during the trial of the Counter Revolutionary Warfare (CRW) soldiers.  I call on our gallant men and women of the Military, never ever contemplate following an illegal and unlawful order because that is your right and duty as a citizen of this country.  Those who want to do those illegal treasonous acts, tell them to come themselves and do it, and do not send our loyal gallant men and women to do the dirty work for them, and then at the end of the day, run away. Unquote.

Young’s quote, “ [T]hat we cut off this monster's head” unquote, was said metaphorically and not literally. Hard hitting an address as it was, it was said within the ambit of parliamentary privilege. Today, Young’s words are more poignant and even   apocalyptically resonant.

The surprising and somewhat farcical political developments within the regime the last fortnight has left many convinced of the futility of the whole ‘clean up campaign’ and ‘good governance coup’.

The announcing of the 2011 illegal regime’s national budget by Aiyaz Khaiyum is akin to a rugby hospital pass and may well spark the rampaging Fijians in seven a side fashion.

Bainimarama’s main military officers in treasonous brotherhood have deserted him.

His right wing supporters headed by Ganilau and eleven other cabinet ministers have deserted him.

His main left wing supporters headed by Mahendra Chaudhry and his Labour colleagues have been all cast by the way side.

More so, the left leaning Father Kevin Barr is up in arms over more broken promises by our dictator with another minimum wage increase deferment.

The fortnight has been a disastrous one for the dictator trying to, again, lie straight faced about his medical trip to China  under the guise of trade talks.

The budget announcement by the illegal acting Finance Minister of an unelected military regime with a track record of  four years of unaccountable rule using  tax payers hard earned money is more than an act of   daylight robbery but  as  foretold by  Young - it is daylight terrorism against one's own people.

16 comments:

  1. The tide is turningNovember 26, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    Congratulations Jone and coup 4.5. Collectively you have ruffled the skirts of of the racist anti Fijian anti Christian coup pepretrators and their supporters. Keep up the good work and we will all return Fiji to the rule of law and good governance, clean up the coup chaos and systematically bring all those to account who have illegally, without any manadate, attempted to hijack Fiji and its resources. They must pay heavily - each and every treasonous coward, for what they have done.

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  2. Focus.

    JB much better when writing about things he knows (Viti) - rather than things he doesn't (Indonesia).

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  3. Did Ted Young ever support any other terrorist that threatened what he saw as democracy?

    Could it be what breeds more terrorists that Ted Young once supported?

    Was his democratic parliament really democratic or was it not upheld by democratic priciples as stipulated in the 1997 constitution that he once supported to be abbrogated?

    When Ganilau as Chair of GCC suggested Law must be followed at all times referring to parliamentary democracy, he received termination letter on his desk for non renewal of his chairmanship of GCC.

    It would be best that all sides have clear understanding of rule of law as one definition only. Only than that there will be clear interpretation of it at all times by all sides!!!!

    This is one reason why we are still going round and round since lesons were learnt but new constitution did not deliver goodies that took democracy backwards since 2000.

    I thought the Agriculture scam court ruling confirmed the govt was undemocratic. Instead of appealing that decision, they chose to not resign and allow a new monster to be born.....

    Players change but attitude doesn't. Admit the wrongs and become humble if we want to see any hope of future in short term.

    By putting "Naboro" in front as the outgoing option will not see us far.

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  4. It sounds to me like Fiji needs outside help regarding good governance and implementation of that governance in just about every facet of Politics etc.

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  5. It sounds to me like Fiji needs outside help regarding good governance and implementation of that governance in just about every facet of Politics etc.

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  6. Mark - of course we need outside help!! It has been starkly shown to us that we need to go to China for treatment for self inflicted what have you!!! Need I say more?

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  7. JB:
    What does Young mean by: "Sir, our forefathers and chiefs, who founded the Military, never even dreamt that one day, the Military will be used against its own people"

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  8. Yes Mark you are right. Every side has dirt written over them. Common interest since 1987.

    As for Frank being so ill, even then there are no balls in Fijians who call Indians lamu sona.

    After Frank dies, they will claim to be hero's when in fact it will be Frank or self proclaimed worrior's own demise that will make room for the lamu sona's to call themselves hero again.

    At leastin 2000 Indians won the race but not the battle when they helped restore the constitution supported by the same military that abbrogated it.

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  9. This indo Fijian coup has been about as successful as Mrs Dikshit's preparation for the Delhi games?

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  10. Look who is talking. Ted, a coup supporter himself, giving lecture on parliamentary democracy when he was a minister in the worst govt Fiji had ever seen. It only hurts when the shoe is on the other foot.

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  11. Ted Young’s words: “Sir, the word "terrorist" as defined in the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary, are those participants and supporters who use violence and intimidation for political purposes. We have a new type of terrorist here in Fiji at this point time”

    Yes you are correct Ted it is known as State sponsored terrorism conduct for and on behalf of your corrupt SDL party.

    Where your government systematically subjugated and deprived the nation of their much needed wealth, is this not a form of terrorism.

    Where you’re debauched government encouraged ethno- nationalism and exerted dominance over not only the indigenes but other nationalities and encouraging Religious zealotry.

    Come on Ted you could better than this or is it a cover for your lack illumination.

    Let’s get right Ted we both know who the terrorist was and certainly wasn’t Bainimarama

    Jake

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  12. Terrorist Ted given P/R and protection by Australia.

    Maybe terrorist Frank will follow him when another terrorist is born to move the current one aside.

    Or did Australia only support those lot that were going to be used for using Fiji to dump Australia's refugee asalum seekers? So Frank will be out of bounds by the Aussies!!!

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  13. Thank you JB for the constructive comments you have been posting. O kemuni na kai Waimaro [BATI] dina!!!!
    O keimami na kai BAU dina keimamikalougata ni se o ni bula tiko na dau maroroi Bau, come hell or high water!!!
    I am reminded of what the late Lt Col Nukutabu used to say in the Officers' Mess, in order to justify his namu - 'Well, me caka ona vakacava!!"
    Press on regardless!! More than appreciated.
    [Au sa mai rogoca ni rau sa veibiu o tavaledaru mai Auckland ka sa tiko mai Oz o tamadratou.]
    Lolomas and KALOUGATA TIKO.

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  14. Indigenous Fijians are now realising that Frank has finally demolished the 3 Colonially imported institutions responsible for the natives' backwardness; LOTU (Fijian Methodism), VANUA(GCC) and MATANITU (Nationalist, Capitalist, hegemonic government). And, they are happy with what they're seeing!

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  15. I sometimes wonder if supporting the regime has been a good thing. But then when I read about the likes of Ted and no money Caucau I say to myself Fiji aint ready yet. Let Frank n co run this place for another 10 years until the current flp and sdl lot die.

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  16. @ Anon 3;34. Long Term Theories.

    Only problem is Viti will be a rubbish dump.

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