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Monday, December 6, 2010

Khaiyum stung by US refusal to grant visa to Gates

BIBLE BASHER: Gates taking oath.
The might of the Bible and the weight of Fiji law as it is today wasn't enough to get the country's illegal chief justice into the United States to attend a United Nations meeting.


Gates, to the outrage of the illegal government, has been denied a visa by US authorities.

He had hightailed it to New York to participate in the four-day 9th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the
International Criminal Court, being held at the UN headquarters.


But his questionable past seems to have been a non-negotiable issue for US authorities. Gates has dual British and Australian citizenship but was one of the first on board after Bainimarama and Josefa Iloilo illegally abrogated the Constitution last year. 

A furious Khaiyum took the US authorities decision hard.  In a statement this afternoon, he said: "Clearly, the failure of the US embassy is specious and demeaning. In diplomatic language, the non-issuance of visa on time effectively tantamounts to a rejection. 

"One wonders whether the same discourteous treatment would have been meted out to a Chief Justice of a more significant State than the small Pacific island country of Fiji.

"This behaviour was arbitrary and arrogant and inconsistent with the spirit behind the purpose of this meeting of State parties. It is much to be
deprecated. No courts treat their litigants or stakeholders in such a way."

The realities of being part of a dictatorship regime is obviously hitting home. 

For the full impact, we print here Khaiyum's statement:

1. The Government of the Republic of Fiji strongly denounces the failure by the embassy of the United States of America to provide the Chief Justice of Fiji, Mr. Justice Anthony Gates, with a visa to represent Fiji at the 9th Session of the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court ("Rome Statute"), which is being held at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York from 6 to 10 December 2010. The invitation to this meeting was extended to Fiji by the International Criminal Court ("ICC").

2. Earlier this May, the Attorney-General with Mr. Luke Daunivalu, Fijis' Deputy Representative to the United Nations, had represented Fiji at the meeting for the review of the Rome Statute, which was held in Uganda and was attended by all the States parties to the Rome Statute, as well as a large array of international judges, jurists and international and criminal law experts.

3.  In the last year, Fiji has made substantial progress to ensure full compliance with the Rome Statute, with the implementation of the Crimes Decree ("the Decree"). The Decree contains modernised and internationally accepted provisions on various offences against the international order, including the offence of genocide, crimes against humanity, trafficking in persons and children, people smuggling, piracy, slavery and sexual servitude.

4.  Given such an advanced accomplishment with respect to its laws, which numerous other countries are yet to achieve, it was imperative that Fiji was suitably represented by our senior-most judicial officer. As such, the Fijian Government, at the invitation of the ICC, had nominated the Chief Justice to represent Fiji at this important meeting. The ICC secretariat, in consultation with Fiji's representative to the UN, had already confirmed an allocated time for Justice Gates to make a presentation on behalf of Fiji, on Tuesday morning (7 December 2010).

5.  It is most unfortunate and gravely disappointing that Fiji was, yet again, frustrated in its attempts to adequately make representations to this meeting of the ICC, including meetings of other international organisations in which Fiji is active participant, as a result of this contemptible conduct on the part of the US embassy.

6. Fiji, as a responsible sovereign State, and the Fijian Government take international responsibilities and obligations with utmost sincerity. In relation to the Rome Statute, Fiji is entitled to inform and update this meeting of eminent jurists and international law experts about the developments and progress made by Fiji in relation to the implementation of the Rome Statute

7.  The Chief Justice was unable to attend this meeting because the American authorities failed to issue him with an entry visa. His application was initiated and lodged with the US embassy within sufficient time.

8. Whilst no formal message declining the visa has been issued, as sual it will be said there was insufficient time to process the application, or that the visa would have been issued eventually.

9.  It is noted that this deplorable and undignified stand has recently been taken by the US embassy in relation to applications for visa by the Attorney-General, who had in October been scheduled to attend the UN General Assembly with the Prime Minister. Similarly, the Permanent Secretary for Fisheries & Forests has also not been given a visa to represent Fiji at the annual session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, scheduled in Hawaii from 5 to 10 December 2010.

10.    Clearly, the failure of the US embassy is specious and demeaning. In diplomatic language, the non-issuance of visa on time effectively tantamounts to a rejection. One wonders whether the same discourteous treatment would have been meted out to a Chief Justice of a more significant State than the small Pacific island country of Fiji.

11. This behaviour was arbitrary and arrogant and inconsistent with the spirit behind the purpose of this meeting of State parties. It is much to be deprecated. No courts treat their litigants or stakeholders in such a way.

12. Fiji will now be represented at this meeting by its Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Mr. Peter Thomson and his deputy, Mr. Luke Daunivalu.

Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum
(Illegal) Attorney General

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Both Gates and Khaiyum have displayed amazing naivete' by going public with this - calling the US contemptible won't help eitheir.

Yet another reminder of hard ball politics.

DFAT (re Chaudhry) - please note?

Jake said...

I am very much interested in what Radio Lucas has to say on this matter.

Jake.

Anonymous said...

Now how comes Nazhat Shammeem gets the visa to go to the US and not Justice Gates - even for a UN program. She is seen walking to DPP's office early in the morning and goes out before 8am every day. She runs DPP's office. she is a consultant to interim regime. she plays a dual role. relaible sources say she is very sly. while with foreign diplomats she is critical of Bainimarama government and justifies her association with interim governmet to protect law and order and guide them in right direction. She played her trick on the dumb US Ambassador. so self serving. unbelieveable of Nazhaat shameem. I wonder if she has any friends left.

mark manning said...

He should have been allowed to go to the U.S. and then arrested !
This Aiyaz must be crying his eyes out, how dare the U.S. not recognise his fantasy, dream, delusion, sorry, I mean, Authority !

As John Lennon once said, " famous in your own lunch break " !

Suli said...

Eeeuuuw - eat pie and die Gates und Khaiyum

Joe said...

"1. The Government of the Republic of Fiji strongly denounces the failure by the embassy of the United States of America to provide the Chief Justice of Fiji"

There is no legit govt in Fiji, and US is no fool. There is no CJ either. If anything, Fiji has a CI (Chief Injustice), like the rest of you gun trotting toxic wastes.

Anonymous said...

Send the ambassodor home, thats all you can do.

Anonymous said...

US did not want to give Gates a easy out but to face justice for being part of the illegal junta because come Friday both he & Aiyaz will be out of a job.

Anonymous said...

Sri Lankans not allowed in ANZ! Gates not allowed in the US! Ouch!!!

I guess those who hoped this coup would just "blow over" like the previous ones are getting a rude awakening. Time to take stock ...

Anonymous said...

Now will the US Ambassador be deported as is the norm in situations like this? LOL! no way Jose' All lamu sona

Anonymous said...

ag talks about the law.these are the idiots who broke the law.bunch of hypocrite.
well try deport the us ambassador ag now.
you just lamu like what will happen to you like your uncle sadam.
good on you us immigration .they didnt even issued the visa to tui cakau when he was the minister of lands in 2006.good stand.
i hope us comes and take these ag/bani/others to jail.like what they did in iraq.

Anonymous said...

Long Live the USA! Who cares about what you think Ayarse? May this little event happen again & again & again .....
The Truth reigns forever!

Anonymous said...

They deserve it.......gr8 stuff USA !!!!!!!!!

Leone said...

ok fine, send the americans away now Franky, show them we have our own country to run and lookafter our own people without their help, we can go on our own without them and we are showing them how to do it.Do away with there style of democracy which has invented greed and racial hatered in our society,God is alowing all that you have been putting on our plate all this time and I dont see any reason why you should back off ,Cheers mate..!

Anonymous said...

Well at least that is one less cost to Fiji for his airfares and per diem.

Anonymous said...

Well, no surprise there because Gates is also a gay pedophile. He was well known in Lautoka for using his court influence to prey on young Fijian juvenile delinquents in return for lighter sentences and free board.

Moreover,how can the ICC accept Gates when he represents a dictator who has committed crimes against humanity?

In fact, Bainimarama abd Khaiyum will very soon be standing in front of the ICC judges to face charges related to the viscous suppression of human rights and for crimes against the people of Fiji.

This rejection is a warning to those criminals in the misguided Bainimarama regime that the day is arriving when charges will be laid against them in the ICC.

Malcolm said...

Wait a couple of days and Wikileaks will shed some light on the issues at hand. With respect to Khaiyum's noises, well he is perhaps not as smart as he thinks he is. Taking on the US in such a way has proved to be perilous. Sending the US Ambassador packing? Well, Aiyaz go ahead and do it and see what happens.

Anonymous said...

Being part of a dictatorship regime is the least of US's concern. Bigger countries in similar/worse situation continue to enjoy tolerance from the US. It is Fiji's friendship with China that is of grave concern to the US because this has meant, China's closer collaboration with the HUB of the Pacific. A strategically wise move for China. In retaliation, US will play these silly games but will not dare do too much for fear of China to which the US is an ECONOMIC SLAVE as we speak. China is now the richest and most powerful country not the US. Frank's recent trip to China must have miffed the Americans/Australians etc. These 'traditional' development partners & NZ know that they are replaced with China, India, Malaysia etc. But if you look at Fiji's history/origin, you will find that all that she is doing is REDISCOVERING her past. What goes around, comes around.

Anonymous said...

Why is Voreqe quiet as a mouse on this issue? Usually he would send truckloads of his men to forcibly arrest or harass anyone who went against him and his misguided coup.

Why is he not kicking down the door of the US embassy and deporting their ambassador???

Ha,ha,ha just shows that all the Fiji wannabe military are lamusona because they only bully defenseless ordinary citizens.

If they tried to invade the US embassy,I can picture their laumulamu commander doing his usual cowardly katukatu through the tavioka patch again with the rest of them closely behind him.

Anonymous said...

Being part of a dictatorship regime is the least of US's concern. Bigger countries in similar/worse situation continue to enjoy tolerance from the US. It is Fiji's friendship with China that is of grave concern to the US because this has meant, China's closer collaboration with the HUB of the Pacific. A strategically wise move for China. In retaliation, US will play these silly games but will not dare do too much for fear of China to which the US is an ECONOMIC SLAVE as we speak. China is now the richest and most powerful country not the US. Frank's recent trip to China must have miffed the Americans/Australians etc. These 'traditional' development partners & NZ know that they are replaced with China, India, Malaysia etc. But if you look at Fiji's history/origin, you will find that all that she is doing is REDISCOVERING her past. What goes around, comes around.

Anonymous said...

It wasn't just Gates...Aiyaz and Naupoto also refused...read it on Fiji Live

Anonymous said...

Being part of a dictatorship regime is the least of US's concern for Fiji. Bigger countries in similar/worse situation continue to enjoy tolerance from the US. It is Fiji's increasing friendship with China that is of grave concern to the US because this has meant, China's closer collaboration with the HUB of the Pacific. A strategically wise move for China. In retaliation, US will play these silly games but will not dare do too much for fear of China to which the US is an ECONOMIC SLAVE as we speak. China is now the richest and most powerful country in the world, not the US. Frank's recent trip to China must have miffed the Americans/Australians etc. Our 'traditional' development partners & NZ know that they are replaced with China, India, Malaysia etc. But if you look at Fiji's history/origin, you will find that all that she is doing is REDISCOVERING and RECONNECTING with her past, and its the cosmos that are responsible not Frank, nor Ayarse, nor the Shammeems. Cry NOT my beloved land.

Anonymous said...

Has this Gates guy got a work permit?

Truth Always Wins said...

It's about time the USS George Washington visit the Fiji waters and let Aiyarze know what fate he is tempting.
This guy is totally oblivious to the wrongs he has comitted.
Hello! Stealing a government from people who legitimately voted it in is illegal.
I will definitely make sure that he and Bainimarama are brought to Justice.

Anonymous said...

that's the price you pay when you rule by the barrel of the gun...right now the govt in Fiji is illegal...very simply accept it and find an exit way out...as suggested always look at the peaceful way out...seek forgiveness and reconcile with all the people of Fiji who stood on the principle of fairness and honesty...

Anonymous said...

Sometimes we need to be reminded of where really we suppose to be seating...kaiviti style...kona bokola tikoga...U bloody IAG.

Anonymous said...

The US government i wrong in this matter as Fiji has a good government in place. The hon PM and AG has to do a lot of reforms so that next elected government can follow their standard.
US must reverse that decision if not our PM should close the US Emabassy for good. Long live Mr.PM.

Anonymous said...

what idiots! today is only monday in the big apple.and in any case GATES has an Australian passport. all he has to do is apply for his visa on line the stupid idiot!!! shows what type of NUTCASES are running this country.

Anonymous said...

Aiyass and the Pig can't do much to the US at this stage, The US still hold all the ace's. At any time the US can cancel the Fiji military operations in Iraq anytime they want. The last thing the PIG wants is to upset his minions.

Anonymous said...

the us government can also cancel the MFO peace keeping duties in Sinai! then we'll see the unemplyment numbers rise!!!so many families depend on money sent by these peace keepers...iraq isn't the only place fiji soldiers keep the peace at the moment!

Anonymous said...

Unique Art of Shooting Yourself in Both Feet + an old Legend.

No win situation for regime - deport? Game on - no guarantee instant replacement will be in mould of current.
Refuse this? Google Veidovi.

Anonymous said...

No Voreqe won't want to close the US Embassy in Suva because his sister in law might be out of a job. His wife's sister is the cashier there ... Lol!

Green Beret said...

Must be a huge boulder for IAG to swallow, the fact that Fiji is so insignificant..Did he think he and Vore rule the world? Hardly!

Anonymous said...

Hahahahah lmao poor regime getting a taste of their own arrogance. Cry on Khaiyum!

Anonymous said...

Dis regime is way up its own you-know-what

Feke said...

Hey Khaiyum Tel it to your mate, Hillary Clinton. The one your supporters reckpn supports Fiji - NOT!

Anonymous said...

Shit..how dare they refuse to allow our senior govt officials and judicail officers visas to the land of the infidel!!!!!. Kaiyum must call for a Jihad!!. Deport the US Ambassador and shut down the embassy. Do those idiots in the US know who they are dealing with..hell ...we have the multinational big business eating out of our hands. dang we are not nauru or stupid samoa..we are a dangerous powerful muslim Allah appointed state!! arreee hummmmm we have to think about a way to convert the stupid natives..but again they are so naive and stupid...it'll be so easy!!

Anonymous said...

The "Learned"CJ and the the "Learned" AG should just accept what has happened with grace, albeit with a grain of SALT [Masima! - SIMA!!!!].
Surely they both cannot be SO naive as to not know the reasons!!
The 'Learned' AG is quickly sounding like an old scratched record player, with his childish rantings and posturing like a spoilt child.
Remember that saying ?? - "WHAT GOES UP WILL SURELY COME AROUND AGAIN"!!!!

Anonymous said...

what a laugh Nazhat Shameem has a government vehicle and driver paid for by Fiji tax payers!

Stealth. said...

@ Anon 9:27.

Stop laughing & email submission State Dept Suva.

Anonymous said...

"AIRBORNE" to you sir the Commander in Chief.
God bless America, the land of the BRAVE!!!

Anonymous said...

To Anon 07 Dec [[4:03pm] - No to worry - that will surely happen.
In the REAL and DIPLOMATIC circles and the world , matters are appoached, treated and addressed with DIPLOMACY, respect, understanding, the sanctity it deserves, with a LOT of patience etc etc. That is a different lingo and it takes not too much of an education to appreciate and understand how it operates. Put simply, people treat you the way to treat them.
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA!!

Jekesoni Saumaki said...

@anon, oh yeah I like to see you go ahead a try a jihad in Fiji,start in Nausori first because I'll put you on a raft thats where your grimit forefathers got off so you can fo from there....come on put up your name and start one in Nausori you idiot.....muslims beware don't even think you will get away with this ....you continue this kind of blogging don't be surprised we will take it out on your people here...oh right you are overseas just like your fathers dog barking like mad.....idiot.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jekesoni quit threatening violence against muslims, 'o kai Nausori koro, se 'o kai Tailevu mai vei? 'O na va'qarai!