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Thursday, December 2, 2010

WikiLeaks: Comm Secretariat 'dithered' over Fiji expulsion

LEAKED CABLE: Amitav Banerji (middle)

The Australian:  A Commonwealth working group dithered over a decision to expel Fiji despite pressure from New Zealand, a leaked US embassy cable shows.  

The June 2009 cable, part of a 250,000 document dump by WikiLeaks, records the frustration of Commonwealth Secretariat director of political affairs Amitav Banerji at the passing of a May deadline for the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group to decide whether to fully suspend Fiji.

Richard Mills, political counsellor at the US embassy in London, reported Banerji expressed his concerns that CMAG had not yet met to discuss Fiji.

Banerji said the Commonwealth's credibility could be damaged if it did not make a decision as promised. He said New Zealand strongly supported a move to suspend Fiji over the Frank Bainimarama-led junta's refusal to return the nation to democratic rule. 

But Malaysia resisted the move because of concerns Fiji might unilaterally quit the Commonwealth, Mills said. Fiji was finally fully suspended in September last year.

5 comments:

mark manning said...

Is it any different when Fijians themselves are dithering over detaining and arresting Frank and aiyaz for High Treason ?

Let's have another sit around the proverbial bloody coconut tree or mango tree and drink some more kava, for God sake you guys, come on will you !

Jake said...

No Mark Fiji isnt dithering they await their chief sheep shagger for guidance.

So it be in you interest to remove those gumboots give those sheeps a rest and get ready to remove Bainimarama.

Jake

Jake said...

No Mark Fiji isnt dithering they await their chief sheep shagger for guidance.

So it be in you interest to remove those gumboots give those sheeps a rest and get ready to remove Bainimarama.

Jake

Anonymous said...

Mark what with Xmas coming up - why don't you pop over & give us guidence - show us how its done?
Start at Nadi airport - work your way thru Viti? Otherwise stop slandering - remember - your in Sydney - others aren't.

nadina said...

Why is NZ to now putting on the pressure?
It was Winston Peters [Foreign Affairs Minister in 2006]who stopped COMPOL Andrew Hughes and ACP Bulamainavalu from arresting the pig Vore in Wellington.Had he not intercepted, things would have been different.
Thank you and F....K you Peters!!