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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Qoro and Kaloumaira's sacking puts new light on Aziz's FHL resignation

The terminations of the CEO and chair of the board of Fiji Holdings Ltd begs the question - so why did Brigadier General Mohammed Aziz resign as deputy chair?

Aziz's sudden resignation was covered by the local media and Coupfourpointfive on January the 19th and the 20th.

He told media he resigned because of  "personal reasons", but the tight lipped reply created more questions than answers. Why would he give up a lucrative board position? 

Word on the ground was he'd fallen out of favour with the hierarchy because of his dodgy business dealings.

We now know there have been major irregularities at Fiji Holdings Ltd, hence the departure of the CEO, Sereana Qoro and board chairman, Isoa Kaloumaira. The board may yet go, too.

Both Qoro (left at a shareholders meeting in 2009) and Kaloumaira (right in the picture below) should face criminal charges, along with anybody else who has ripped off the company - that's standard practice in most legitimate countries.

It appears, though, the pair - and Aziz - have been allowed to 'resign', to avoid another public shaming for the regime, who appointed them in the flush of its 'clean up campaign.'

Footnote: Aziz and Qoro were appointed by the regime in June 2008 (see the FHL website for the board statement) which said in part: "We would like to reassure our shareholders and investment partners that their interests remain our paramount focus as has always been."

63 comments:

  1. What do you expect?

    Guys a Pakistani - in the genes.

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  2. Fiji citizens will one day, like the Egyptians, get fed up and rise against the regime - well that's if they wake up

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  3. Voreqe's days are numbered, and he knows it.

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  4. The mere fact that the illegal and treasonous military regime is hypocritically crying foul about corruption by mz qoro and messrs kaloumaira, the bottom line is that they're still entitled to a fair trial.

    The whole saga reeks of an agenda i.e. Aiyaz's & Bainimarama's, and we shouldn't take everything they pitch (esp via their fave propaganda rag Fiji Sun) at face value.

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  5. SQoro was dble dipping in Tropik and FFI boards. Aiyaz Musa got the boot first, now Qoro and Kaloumaira...bunch of thieves! Same on you people, PM should investigate kickbacks to these pple as well as a result of giving contracts to Wella Pillay, who got all machinery contracts @ Tropik and Wairiki chipmill. His rates are higher than those of the previous contractors who were working before!

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  6. It seems that all who were insinuated to recent rumoured not so attempted overthrow of Bai and Aiaz were always known to be corrupt. But after fall out the two are now trying to set up and expose those corrupt dealings to expose and justify the sacking of those high ranking military officers to show everyone, that they have been removed because they were caught out being corrupt.

    Good strategy....to take a rain check to come back and bite when falling out of favours and becoming threat for the boys..

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  7. AZIZ got circusized at Sinai on his first tour of duty.

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  8. The people of Fiji have been subjected to some of the most pernicious crimes in recent times however the nation cannot and will not sustain the defalcation by the very people who are charged with the duty to keep under careful scrutiny their wealth.

    If for one moment people think this only occurred pre 87 coup think again for in the 1950’s it wasn’t as systemic as it is today.

    Today it is symptomatic among those who think it is their right to pilfer without any consequences for it was indoctrinated into them by their leaders Qarase and Co that is.

    So what is the answer to this infestation I say to the authorities round each and every thieving bastard and those who benefited from their ill gotten gains and whip the living day lights out of them?

    Jake

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  9. The people of Fiji have been subjected to some of the most pernicious crimes in recent times however the nation cannot and will not sustain the defalcation by the very people who are charged with the duty to keep under careful scrutiny their wealth.

    If for one moment people think this only occurred pre 87 coup think again for in the 1950’s it wasn’t as systemic as it is today.

    Today it is symptomatic among those who think it is their right to pilfer without any consequences for it was indoctrinated into them by their leaders Qarase and Co that is.

    So what is the answer to this infestation I say to the authorities round each and every thieving bastard and those who benefited from their ill gotten gains and whip the living day lights out of them?

    Jake

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  10. FICAC should be taken too task because they never act on a official complain that was given to them by one of FHL major shareholder earlier last year. This is only the tip of the ice beg. BP OIL failed dealing is a million dollar faud and if the deal would have gone through some if the people going home would share more then $70 million dollars. Frank and this guys should go f...k each other where the sun sets upward.

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  11. If Sereana Qoro is accused of paying off Musa for himself turning a blind eye to Qoro receiving payments over and above her salary then how different is the crime compared to what Olota Rokovunisei and Foana Nemani are facing court with?

    It is exactly the same therefore Qoro and Musa should also be investigated by FICAC and charged.

    This is selective justice.

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  12. Interesting how the Fiji Sun is sensationalising this particular pice of news. Maybe it is desperation and being done in the hope of increasing circulation.

    Thank you friends for boycotting the Fiji Sun. Keep it up. We are now seeing the first signs of its demise and eventual disappearence from this sphere.

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  13. A garden variety dictatorship in action! Wherever you look, there is rot and corruption. The so called clean up campaign is as laughable as Mubarak's promise to be a good guy.

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  14. @ Jake

    Once again, all these people committing these "pernicious crimes" were appointed by your best mate Frank, not Qarase.

    Not everything in this world can be blamed on Qarase you know. Grow up and let some reality into your head.

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  15. say it isn't so, weren't these people appointed by this regime and wasn't a senior military officer deputy chair while this was going on ?? Yes , things have changed a whole lot this past five long years.

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  16. @ Croz, well mate... i know there is corruption , nepotism and criminal acts that result from this illegal regime... but like you, 'i know it exists' and i see the evidence every week. Still no comment of the amazing resignation of Aziz moments prior to the FHL board being sacked/resigning and accused of mismanagement with a senior army officer on the board??? Still no word on the dictators daughter being appointed to Fiji Sports...is it all too inconvenent for you to bother to comment??

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  17. Find it puzzling that while people are speculating that this Board may go - possibly the most incompetent & corrupt Board in Viti corporate history (FSC) remains intact?

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  18. Aziz is a failed military officer who did nothing to uphold his Oath of Allegiance to the citizens of Fiji,to protect their constitution, respect their elected government and basic human rights....he is a traitor and deserves the firing squad...bastard!!!

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  19. Interesting to note the integrity and professionalism of the Egyptian army in the difficult times.Shame the same does not apply to the Fijian Army.Corrupt to the core in their calling as army personnel and their aquired taste for civilian spoils.The reputation of this group will never be recovered.

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  20. Radio Otiose.

    Why cant we blame Qarase?

    Listen while Bai employed these two peculators they would have gained experince in the art of stealing during Qarase's corrupt six years in office.

    To rid Fiji of these corrupt practices there is only one solution.

    Are you ready for this the current leadership in Fiji must now removed all native Fijians that control Government Departments and their subsidiaries.

    Employ white folks to run and control all government departments.

    Teach Fijians not to steal beacuse it is inherent in their beings I included.

    Than maybe Fiji just might have an honest society where the nation can once enjoy the fruits of their labour and go to church with a clean soul.

    Jake

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  21. RATU SAID.
    CHARGE ALL THESE BASTARD AND AZIZ ,AIYAZ,RIAZ,JOHN,AND OTHERS.
    PUT THEM IN PRISON.
    THEY HAVE ROBBED THE FIJIANS.KAWA CA.
    FICAC SHOULD INVESTIGATE AZIZ,AIYAZ,RIAZ,JOHN PRASAD ALL DEAL IN FBCL.FDB,WATER AUTHORITY FIJI/PORTS BUILDING SALE.
    COME ON PM /FICAC OPEN YOUR EYES BEFORE THESE TALIBAN ROB FIJI AND RUNAWAY .

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  22. The truth always emerges.
    Whatever you do in the dark will be announce on the roof top because nothing is hidden from God eyes.If the source of the river is corrupt the whole river will corrupt. God cannot be mocked whatever you sow you will also reap. You sow tomato you reap tomatoes, you sow corruption you reap corruptions. And remember your harvest time is coming. Its inevitable. God is a God of justice.

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  23. @ Jake

    You can blame Qarase for whatever comes into your head it seems - anything but blaming the regime for their own messes.

    Removing all "fijians" from government, though an interesting idea, is hardly new or exciting. So is employing overseas contractors - who cost more, don't hang around and can often be just as corrupt as any locals.

    I tire of people who insist on hiring overseas contractors - Fijians need the work, the money and are just as capable of doing a good job. There are many very capable people in Fiji - it is just that most of them are too intelligent to join Frank in his insanity.

    Stealing is not inherent - it may be with you, but is not for me because I obviously hold myself and others to a higher standard of behavior. If you already have such an issue with your morals or ethics, I doubt going to church could help you.

    The biggest liars and thieves in the country are the ones in the military that dare to call themselves our "leaders".

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  24. @Jake - you definitely must not be Fijian if you're confessing that its inherent in you to steal. No wonder you support Bainimara as the two of you are of the same ilk. I suspect you're both Thievian.

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  25. Jake!

    Stealing and corruption will continue even if we could bring angels down from heaven to look after our government offices and be CEOs in our companies. Satan a fallen angel through PRIDE tried the first coup and other angels through LUST fell in love with and impregnated beautiful earthlings according to the good book.

    Forget about bringing expats who are humans like the rest of us. Just give back these positions to competent honest people and the rest of you and your leader who got your positions through force and cronyism either go back to barracks or better still resign and go and do something useful like the Rev and former Army Padre Josateki Koroi has said.

    Try and learn from the Egyptian army who seem to have a genuine heart for their nation and despite the firepower they have in their hands (jets & tanks etc) will not use it against the Egyptian people.

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  26. I very much and truly believe in the old saying that "Birds of the same feather flock together". This is now personified in the following:
    1. "cons trying to con each other"!
    2. 'If it is good for the geese, it is also good for the gander'
    3. They have their fingers in the pie - what about mine?
    4. "It takes a thief to catch a thief"
    5. Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely
    6. It is my way or the highway.

    Is it not obvious to one and all??

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  27. Anon @5.00pm

    There is nowhere I had confessed to stealing on close examination it was obvious I was distracted and stop short of what I had intended to say this is what it ought to have read.

    “Teach Fijians not to steal because it is inherent in their beings” I included the latter because of the high profile peculation that was rampant then and now.

    You can also rest be assured the native blood of my Fijian forbearers runs through me.

    Jake

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  28. Jake - Tell us all - just what side of the fence are u on? Are u WITH US OR NOT? US means those who do not for one moment accept and condone the RAPE that is on-going.

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  29. Sereana Qoro was CEO of Basic Industries well before the coup of 2006 and was the Chairperson of the FDB uptil then.

    Her rising through the ranks was very similair to Qarase and co. There has been allegations of corruption with her and Aiyaz Musa with regards to trucking contracts in Basic Industries.

    Read her letter to MPC as Finance Minmister in January 2007. (a month after the coup)

    http://www.fdb.com.fj/resources/uploads/embeds/file/FDB2006-Annual-Report.pdf

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  30. Anon@ 9.04.

    “If you are not with us than you are against us” your statement is dichotomous where you have placed yourself in a precarious situation.

    Let me put it to you in another way “if you are not intelligent than you must be an imbecile”

    Most things in life isn’t as simple as one perceives black and white thinking restricts you to two options either you are right or you are wrong.

    I have the proclivity to view most things with the possibility of uncertainty or shades of grey.

    In other words I give the Bainimarama’s regime the benefit of the doubt all else is viewed as shades of grey only because I am well aware of the infamous coconut wireless.

    Most information that gets disseminated about this regime must be view with a certain amount of incredulity.

    Jake

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  31. For everyones information, I've figured it out : Jake also calls himself Leone. He's not Fijian . He is an old Indian man who now lives in Hawaii.

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  32. Poor Sereana - I thought she was educated enough. Well I guess GREED got the better of her and the thought that because Vore and his cronies were all 'going to town', she too could follow suit.
    WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! Sereana. E na qai basika ga dina - e na kacivaki e na delavuvu ni vale![SA YACO] O na vakaluvaiwaletaki [sa yaco], o na madua [sa yaco], o na dusui [sa yaco]- rai sobu de o butika na da [sa yaco]. O sa qai boi dada tu oqo. 'iSA LEI GAUNA MO LESU TALE MAI'.

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  33. @ Jake

    Don't play the "that isn't quite what I meant" game. Black or White - all of our views may not be exactly the same - for one I don't abide any racism - but the majority of Fiji believes that what Frank is doing is disastrous for us all.

    Come clean and don't waste time - you love Frank and his dictatorship for reasons that only you and your bank account know about.

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  34. Anon@ 9.16am

    Eureka!!!! The fool has made a discovery albeit the wrong discovery.

    Na kenaca ni tukoni mo lei vuli o lei vatulaki avoki tiko.

    Jake

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  35. Jake you ulukau too much talk.

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  36. @ Jake.

    What's your take on the missing $200ml Kings Wharf saga - nobodies talking about?

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  37. @ anon 2.55pm stealing from the fijians? on the contrary bro - maybe you didn't hear about the payoutof dividends to landowners from fiji pine last year, for the first time in 30 years i think - all made possible when these guys took over management...and the record dividends paid out to FHL shareholders since these guys took over? these guys are not crooks man, u gotta see the bigger picture

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  38. 'business as usual' was the reassurance from the new leadership of FHL Who writes this stuff?? Do you mean more of the same?? All of this has happend under this militray regime. Who do we blame now , the australians?

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  39. Radio Otiose.

    “But the majority of Fiji believes that what Frank is doing is disastrous for us all” this statement is spurious in fact it is duplicitous on your part to suggest that the majority of Fijian people find this regime repugnant are you kidding.

    For if you were true to yourself you know the people have enshrined Bainimarama as their kalou but most importantly they have given this regime unfettered excess to their wealth only because for the first they have a leader with integrity.

    As an aside it is now known you have an insatiable desire for Bainimarama only because he stands above and among the best Fiji has to offer.

    The door awaits you son all you have to do is reach out.

    Jake

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  40. He's the best fiji has to offer....I though Vijay Singh wa the best fiji has to offer. Oh Dear.

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  41. @ Jake

    "...you know the people have enshrined Bainimarama as their kalou..." Nice. I am glad that you, as high-priestess of the 'I LOVE FRANK THE MOSTEST FANCLUB' would know this more than most.

    "...they have given this regime unfettered excess to their wealth only because for the first they have a leader with integrity..."

    So you are saying that the Coup, in which your Great Leader took control of the government by armed force and continues to enforce his rule by intimidation and threats has nothing to do with the peoples' willingness to "allow" them to steal our tax dollars?

    Guns, beatings, killings intimidation, extra-judicial punishment and fly-by-night legislation wouldn't have anything to with your special reality would it?

    "The door awaits you son all you have to do is reach out." I know. Thats why I closed it. To try to keep madmen like you and Frank outside.

    I am interested to know what the good doctor has perscribed for you this coming week. As I said before, they need to up your dosage.

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  42. @Jake good try bhaiya. Your attempt at writing in fijian is pathetic. Just like all your other arguments. You are showing the senility of all of your 76 years. You are always living in denial Jake. What a sad life! There is no shame in acknowledging your Indian ancestry. Just as there is no shame in acknowledging that your bhaiya Bai's govt is more corrupt than any other govt before it. Peace comes from accepting the truth about ourselves, Jake.
    There's lots of us in this forum that have told you time and time again that your arguments don't quite follow in a logical manner. Get your doctor to do a Mini Mental Assessment, for your sake.

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  43. Anon @ 7.09am

    There is absolutely nothing wrong in my writing in the vernacular considering when I attended school in Fiji it was prohibited to neither write nor speak in the vernacular. In fact I believe I am more proficient in the vernacular than most Fijians you included.

    It obvious you are a little girl trying to find your way through life, I know it can be very daunting if you are operating on a quarter-brain power hence the reason why you are literally grasping at straws trying very hard to find answers.

    Upon reading your infantile correspondence I was of two minds either to respond or remain silent but being the person that I am, I wasn’t about to let you get away with falsities, it’s obvious you are referring to Jim whatever his name is.

    For the most part I was very confused as to what exactly your point was that it dawned on me you were interfacing between your face and your rectosigmoid.

    Give Bai some love.

    Jake

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  44. @ Jake

    I see what you did there... You tried to say that Anon was a girl. Hoping that they are NOT a girl and hence, insult them AND the gender. Funny. Witty.

    Why don't you explain why you enjoy being ruled by the Frank and Friends so much?

    Surely there must be something really special about Frank for you? Is it the dull gleam in his eye? The bovine snort that erupts before he draws breathe? The way he squats to take a seat?

    It can't be his leadership - there is none. He has no grasp of economics - so nothing there either. Maybe you think he is somehow brave for standing up to all those people he has beaten up? No. His form of cassava-patch-kindergarten-bravery is borne from the knowledge that he is a bully and he has a gun.

    He is simply too stupid to see the train coming when the tracks are shaking.

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  45. Radio Luka.

    I did give you strict instructions to maintain your verbiage to 150 words or less because if can’t get your message across in 150 words or less than there is no point in yapping. You can argue a point very successfully in less than 150 words.

    "Why don't you explain why you enjoy being ruled by the Frank and Friends so much?"

    What gives you the notion that I am being ruled by Frank? Considering I am some 2500 kilometres away in a sovereign jurisdiction. Working on my farm and enjoying the finer things in life.

    Now you tell me why you harbor such resentment for Frank, be very honest in answering because I am not interested in the entire hullabaloo that you espouse because it seems you have a very deep seated malice that is personal.

    Time isn’t on your side my boy rid yourself of that bogey man within you.

    Support Frank whether you like him or not the majority of Fijian people especially the grass roots have nothing but praise for him they can’t be all wrong can they?

    Jake

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  46. "Considering I am some 2500 kilometres away in a sovereign jurisdiction."

    That really says it all doesn't it. You really have no idea about the reality of Fiji at the moment do you? Why? Because you live in a foreign nation, enjoying the fruits of a free and just society.

    No amount of propaganda in the censored newspapers can fix the reality of our situation - and to hear you espouse your love and support for a dictatorial regime that you have no interest in is despicable.

    Why don't you come here and see for yourself the damage that Frank and Co have wrought - then maybe you would understand why the majority of Fiji feel the way they do.

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  47. RATU SAID.
    ELITE FIJIAN RIPPING THE POOR FIJIANS.
    WAKE UP POOR FIJIAN BROTHERS AND FIGHT FOR YOUR SHARES.
    GIVE ALL THE FHL SHARES TO THE PROVINCE.
    ITS TIME TO CK NPF /FDD LOAN LIST OF ELITE FIJIAN TOOK LOAN AND BOUGHT A GRADE SHARE IN FHL.
    WE DONT KNOW IF THEY PAID BACK THE LOANS AT FDB/NBF.
    WHY COULDNT THEY GIVE A GRADE SHARES TO THE PROVINCES.
    THESE ARE THE FIJIAN LEADERS.
    GOD HELP FIJI.

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  48. @Jake 8:01 "...I was of two minds....". Is it Split personality Jake aka Leone aka Jim? Yes you can call yourself a Fijian now (ie formerly called Indian , then Indo-Fijian. Now Fijian)
    Jake, I think you a very intelligent old Indian man but I think you are wasting your breath in this forum.
    Come back to Fiji and help your bhaiya Frank to improve the country because the last time we looked, the economy was nosediving. I'm sure an intelligent man like you can help him fix it.

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  49. @ Anon 9:30am Feb 9

    No, I don't think he is wasting his breath - he just likes the attention and wants to maintain his fantasy outlook of his former homeland.

    Jake is just another migrant that abandons Fiji and is happy to see it rot to maintain his delusions.

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  50. Radio Luka.

    You and your sad ilks seeem to be the only crying foul of this regime I wonder why.

    Can you without being negative tell me.

    You have an hidden agenda spit it out charlie lets hear what that agenda is.

    Tell me apart from the run of the mill complaints that you whine about what exactly is your problem.

    Although I am many miles away I am in constant contact with my family there in Fiji and more often than not I am in Fiji proper.

    So you see from my perspective there is absolutely nothing wrong with Fiji.

    Jake

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  51. Anon @ 9.30am.

    Na split e tiko e nomui cici.

    Go play with your mate Radio Luka or better still go play on the motorway.

    Do you guys know what you are fighting for or does it you guys the pleasure of playing with your key boards and filling in the blanks.

    Jake

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  52. @ Jake

    Okay. You keep asking "exactly"
    why my "ilks" (you are using that word wrong) are all so upset with our current form of government.

    You also want me to give you this explanation "without being negative". Do you see a logical problem here? You want me to express what my COMPLAINT is, but express this without being NEGATIVE. I am using your exact words here. Don't you see the contradiction in terms? You really need more focus.

    Anyway, without being "negative", here is (again) a selection my honest and frank reasons why I think the military regime is not the world's best government since sliced bread:

    1. They held a military coup without just cause: On a personal level, I find this sort of thing more than a little annoying. It is treason by the very man that "saved" us in 2000. He was like a hero to me. We keep having these coups and each time, Fiji gets dragged through the hot coals and we all lose. The economy dies, everyone leaves Fiji, the cycle is repeated.

    2. They &*#$ed the economy: and lets not pretty this big one up, this effects MY daily existence - hell, everyone's daily existence. With no foreign investment, no foreign aid and a declining dollar means that we are ALL (except you being 2500 miles away) on a slippery slope to national poverty on a scale we have never seen.

    3. They took away our basic human rights: I don't expect you to really appreciate this as you probably live in a free society. The removal of the common concepts of free speech, free media and the threat of arbitrary arrest, do tend to put a dampener on daily life. You start questioning everything: who is watching you, should you say this in public, does this guy work for the military etc.

    4. They lied: Yes, I know it is hard for you to accept, but they did. For instance, name one thing that they committed treason for that they have followed through on? "Clean-up" campaign? New constitution? Elections? They have had FIVE years to do something. It makes me angry to think about and if I didn't feel so betrayed it would be funny.

    5. They really don't have a plan: aside from some initial hope when this coup started, they have failed in all their promises. People I know personally have joined them to help them, then left in disgust at the complete lack of interest in fulfilling their promises to the people. Does this make you quiver in excitement? All I can see to date are vague witchhunts in which they blame the people THEY appointed for corrupt activities (that they probably initiated too). Their main focus to date has been consolidating their power, increasing their wealth and helping their best mates. None of that gives me any comfort that this is a interim government that is working "for" the people.

    I am sorry that I come off as "negative". God forbid that I might be ruining your happy day milking your various farm animals, but honestly, how can you look at this dictatorial regime and say that any of it is good?

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  53. @ Jake

    Also, I wanted to respond to your query: "Do you guys know what you are fighting for or does it you guys the pleasure of playing with your key boards and filling in the blanks."

    Isn't this a bit rich coming from you? If you truly believed that NONE of this is true and that we are making all of it up, why respond at all? We don't really want to take you away from your important farm animal milking activities.

    This military regime is scared of the truth and does all it can to prevent it getting to the people. All media in Fiji is censored. People are scared for their daily lives and for their futures. They want to believe that there is hope for the future. Other than the foreign news sources, we are the only source of some semblance of honest truth and reality left in Fiji.

    So I guess you may then ask what you may add to this forum? I think you are a type sounding board - you are an example of the minority kutu, who live blindly off the back of the illegal regime and in part, off the back of the rest of us. In remaining oblivious overseas and conveniently ignoring the reality of LIVING in Fiji, you condemn those of us who have to no other choice.

    I for one am not going to leave Fiji to these parasites - I have tried but I worry for the people I have to leave behind. You clearly don't have any such problems.

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  54. Radio Luka.

    Change your name boy.

    "You also want me to give you this explanation "without being negative". Do you see a logical problem here? You want me to express what my COMPLAINT is, but express this without being NEGATIVE. I am using your exact words here. Don't you see the contradiction in terms? You really need more focus"

    Yes I am well aware of this paradox and it was intentionally so written and the word ilk denotes a kind of person making reference to all the whinges excluding you off course.

    "Anyway, without being "negative", here is (again) a selection my honest and frank reasons why I think the military regime is not the world's best government since sliced bread"

    Well I must admit stratocracy is least effective than democracy nevertheless they appear to be doing a fantastic job.

    "1. They held a military coup without just cause: On a personal level, I find this sort of thing more than a little annoying. It is treason by the very man that "saved" us in 2000. He was like a hero to me. We keep having these coups and each time, Fiji gets dragged through the hot coals and we all lose. The economy dies, everyone leaves Fiji, the cycle is repeated"

    The usurpation of a legitimate government is in fact treasonous you will have no argument from me on this one however you raise a very important point that is whether this particular coup was a just coup.

    All things considered I am of the opinion it was a just act to not only save the nation as it were from unscrupulous thugs but from legislating laws that would have been catastrophic to the peoples of Fiji and all investors.

    Now let’s be mindful the state of world economy is still recovering from the 2007 financial meltdown and in most cases some foreign economies are reporting negative growth some have stated double dip recession.

    New Zealand is borrowing on average 300miliion dollars a week most economies is at the behest of slope-heads.

    So it would be imprudent to suggest because of the coup Fiji’s economy has taken a nose dive.

    "3. They took away our basic human rights: I don't expect you to really appreciate this as you probably live in a free society. The removal of the common concepts of free speech, free media and the threat of arbitrary arrest, do tend to put a dampener on daily life. You start questioning everything: who is watching you, should you say this in public, does this guy work for the military etc"

    Now we have finally reached the crux of your problems your rights, you speak of your rights as if it’s God given, son I don’t who you are and how old you are or where you were educated and or how educated you are but let me tell this your grandfather will attest this fact during the British rule these so called fundamental rights that most people take for granted were nonexistent.

    Infact up until the nineteen sixties only semi educated native Fijians were allowed 2-3 drinks under licence even then you would not see a drunk in any villages or main centres if they were detected they were arbitrarily beaten and jailed aren’t you guys very lucky.

    The last time I was in Fiji was last month and from what I gleaned the people were pretty much free or at least I was.

    "I am sorry that I come off as "negative". God forbid that I might be ruining your happy day milking your various farm animals, but honestly, how can you look at this dictatorial regime and say that any of it is good?"

    Just to digress you are not a full blooded Fijian are you?

    Don’t be sorry boyo you have like most have honest-to-goodness gripes which is most justifiable and it will take more than your snide remark to ruin my wonderful day considering I out fishing.

    God bless your corrupt soul.

    Jake

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  55. @ Jake

    "Yes I am well aware of this paradox and it was intentionally so written"
    Why would you do that? Just admit your error.

    "and the word ilk denotes a kind of person making reference to all the whinges excluding you off course." I know what it means, but there is no plural "ilks" in the way that you use it. Since you hold yourself out as an expert, I thought it best to assist you.

    "stratocracy is least effective than democracy" Stratocracy is a pretty synonym for dictatorship by force.

    "nevertheless they appear to be doing a fantastic job." Which country are you looking at? We are still talking about Fiji right? Oh yeah - you don't live here anymore.

    "The usurpation of a legitimate government is in fact treasonous you will have no argument from me on this..." Too right.

    "...All things considered I am of the opinion it was a just act to not only save the nation as it were from unscrupulous thugs but from legislating laws that would have been catastrophic to the peoples of Fiji and all investors." Are you referring to the Qoliqoli bill? I agree - it was a stupid piece of legislation that drew a lot of well-deserving criticism (eg the Law Society called it unconstitutional!). But this is why after such PUBLIC criticism, on 30 Nov 2006 the SDL government agreed to suspend it (and two other bills). So this couldn't have been the reason for the coup - it was and is, a naked grab for power and wealth. Nothing more or less. Referring to something that never happened doesn't assist your argument.

    Blaming old-world colonial powers: I am not sure what your following paragraphs are arguing for. I suppose your argument may be that we are all meant to feel very "happy" that it isn't 1950 and I have the right to drink alcohol. All very nice yet we have no right to free assembly, to elect my government or speak our minds? Ridiculous. Honestly, is this an argument you stand by?

    "you have like most, have honest-to-goodness gripes which is most justifiable" No shit.

    "it will take more than your snide remark to ruin my wonderful day considering I (am) out fishing."

    Snide? Kettle calling the Pot black eh? You refer to anyone that responds to you as a "boy", a "whiner" or someone with mere "gripes". Fishing, milking - whatever it is, I hope you are more successful at it than making sense.

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  56. Radio Luka.

    You havent answered my qustion.

    Just to digress you are not a full blooded Fijian are you?

    Jake

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