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Monday, April 18, 2011

Magistrates quit citing 'personal reasons'

Interest tonight in the resignation of three Sri Lankan magistrates. 

And why not? Especially, when they cite 'personal reasons' for their departure.


According to the illegal attorney general, the Acting Chief Magistrate Pamila Ratnayake and two Presiding Magistrates Kaweendra Nanayakkara and Lakmal Wickramasooriya had their personal reasons for resigning. 

What are they? 'Personal reasons' is usually a nice way of saying there's been some controversy or it hasn't worked out. And all three citing personal reasons?


Sayed Khaiyum seems to have magistrates on tap. He says seven new ones, (five of them Fijian) are about to join the ranks. The other two are Australian and Kiwi.

Two new Sri Lanka judges were also sworn in about three weeks ago for the Supreme Court. 

They were Justice Saleem Marsoof, who is appointed for three years (he'll also serve as Justice of Appeal at the Supreme Court), and
fellow countryman Justice Sathya Kada Hettige, who has been in Fiji since last year. 

38 comments:

Legal Eagle said...

It's because they can't compete with the Hanging Judge - Daniel Goundar. He insists on taking all the cases and uses them to grandstand on behalf of the regime.

Anonymous said...

Are there still five 'Fijian' magistragtes around? Who are they?

mark manning said...

I'd like to see the Australian appointee refused entry to Australia !
Perhaps one of you guys can lobby the Australian consulate in Fiji and Immigration and the Prime Minister, in Australia ?

ex Fiji tourist said...

Anon

They are not lawyers; they will be 5 green goons who once had a speeding ticket so therefore they know all about the law

Anonymous said...

they resigned cos they cant the regime dictatorship where they are ordered to gail all political oppenents

M. Kovana said...

If you see a smoking gun some distance there must be something going on at the site, could be upheaval.

More than one smoking guns, in this case thre learned judges resigning, cannot just be coincidences....definite big time upheaval

Anonymous said...

i think they have had enough of the gaygates/ gandu roadshow.

Jake said...

Well this can only be good for aspiring Fijian lawyers.

With the two overseas lawyers this would add a bit of spice to the mix and keep the sometime corrupt Fijian lawyers in line.

I think this Gounder fella is doing Fiji proud and he is only applying the law in accordance with the rules set out under the old Westminster judicial system where a jude have the authority to override a jury or in this case assessors especially if he/she detects a miscarriage of justice is in play.

Jake

Anonymous said...

Hey guys......

Even the dump & stupid & blind is cleaver enough to know what's happening in the already dislocated judiciary. The international community is very much in the know, The illegal regime seems to think otherwise because that's how the military thinks - no brainers.

So who are they trying to fool, themselves not anybody else but AGT, Shameem sisters, Gates, Pathik, John Brynes, Pryde and team.

Anonymous said...

With all these tin pot dictators being taken to task, I'm surprised that Pro-Dictators in Fiji, particularly these judicial opportunist think that they could uphold such an illegal regime.

Anonymous said...

Frank should just ram Aiyases arse! And then Frank himself rammed by the magistrates, one by one!

Anonymous said...

@ Mark Manning
Tell me under what law will you prevent entry of this Magistrate an Australian citizen back into Australia.

Radiolucas said...

@ Jeke

No Jeke. This doesnt show anything but that the judiciary looks compromised and biased.

Justice must be seen to be done - the appearance of some bias or personal view in a case would, in any normal court system, automatically recuse a judge concerned.

Goundar should recuse himself from these deliberations - it is common sense and a matter of ethics and professional responsibility - but ethics and professional responsibility don't play a large part in the system of personal retribution that Fiji has today.

Youth and energy do not substitute for experience and learning. The corruption does not lie in the great majority of lawyers in Fiji. On the whole they are a very capable and honest profession - much more so than any of the current idiots we have in power. It seems that Aiyaz didn't learn much about that when he was a lawyer...

Semi Meo said...

Hold on..Have they resigned to go back to play cricket in Colombo??...NO…many foreign professional Doctor, Lawyers etc have for a looong while now used our region as an migration stepping stone to Developed countries, simply ‘cause they CAN NOT go directly from their country of birth!!. After a few years services we honour them with PR or Citizenship, thence they bid their time, amassed wealth and off they go, inviting their cousins to follow their migration track even renting the same home and using the same employers…well, just look around! How many on these foreigners still practice or live in Fiji, apart from the new arrivals….sure, a few sparingly dotted around with local spouses.

Next time sign them up on no exit 10 years contract with NO PR or Citizenship provisions..then see who takes it up!!..in the meantime, train our own!

Tui Viti said...

@ Semi Meo.......3 Ex-Fiji/Sri Lankan legal eagles.......coming your way!!!

Anonymous said...

I think Driti and Mara will be among the new magistrates.... LOL!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon, April 18, 8:43pm,
These five Fijian magistrates are Fiji-Indians.

Anonymous said...

bill gavoka got better chance of becoming magistrate than dritiand mara both damaged goods now they should have bought insurance by having the military council call the shots not bocimarama who is being controlled by pink AG

f#baini said...

driti its still not too late mate.

whispers said...

I hear one of the new magistrates is an i-taukei lady so not all Indo-Fijians.

mark manning said...

@ anon 1149 a.m.
As you full well know, there is no Law stopping an Australian supporting an illegal Regime !
I've already made the enquiries 12 months ago.
Perhaps it's time we implemented one though.

Anonymous said...

Ketepoka Teleni has picked up a few legal terminologies while illegally holding Police Com job, he can be a judge....chance to resurrect New Methodist crusader brother Vulaono again to turn Fiji crime-free

Semi Meo said...

@ Tui Viti..we would not be suprise at all if some Aust and Kiwi ( Aboriginal and Maori Lawyers) take up appointments in Fiji..well, many from these Countires look at Fiji as a big holiday Island..or may be they'll just dare to prove their autonomy..like Mr Pryde who we think is doing a splendid job..do'nt you think so??

Anonymous said...

I heard Mr. 'know it all' Leweni is one of the new magistrate

mark manning said...

@ Semi 1205p.m.
You should contact the U.S., Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand and explain your concerns that these people are using Fiji as a springboard to circumvent their Immigration Laws etc. by using their leaving Fiji as an excuse to get into these Countries more quickly.
Write online to their respective Members of Parliament, Prime Ministers and appropriate Departments and Consulates etc.

Don't keep leaving up to people like me to fight your battles !

Jake said...

meo tura ga na nei Pryde

Lequ Kele said...

Good on you Mark Manning.....go on battle for us.....do write for us to respectives embassies, i will do too

Tui Viti said...

@ Semi Meo........not really sure what C.Pryde is doing if his doing anything at all. Its one thing to do things out of your own initiative, being a puppet is another story!! and to Mark Mannings ..Fair Dinkum!!A great & meaningful Easter Weekend to you two gents..

mark manning said...

@ Anon 916a.m.
ah der umm ayy Magistrate Leweni !
God help Fiji !

mark manning said...

@ Lequ kele 220p.m.
I'm all burnt out sending emails etc. but I'd encourage you all to take matters into your own hands and get the correct addresses and email accounts and send requests via convention mail or email, because every bit helps, especially, from Fijians themselves.
If you get caught :-
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZPIU0wGVkQ

Anonymous said...

what kind of justice system do we have here..are we little kids ..even a little kid would see the very obvious inconsistent judicial system they have here.What a shame..big time..

Lequ Kele said...

Received reply from NZ immigration minister regarding my anti-military relatives coming to NZ.

He promised that he will look into it and that NZ policies on Fiji have not changed yet and remains at working towards assisting return to democracy

Anonymous said...

do we have Fiji facebook to help democracy return to Fiji? Like to join.

Pacific in the Media said...

Anon@1010am.Free Fiji page via Coupfourpointfive's Facebook.

Turaga ni lewa said...

Meo for Chief Magistrate or Thief Justice lol

Siri Lanka said...

Mera vutuki Meo ga na Judges mai Siri Lanka..de qai kilai yalona ina na pufta levu

Meoww.... said...

Meo's the man! Mr. polo levu, woohoo!

Meoww.... said...

Meo's the man! Mr. polo levu, woohoo!