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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

UN figures confirm regime shelling out far too much on military

COSTLY: Military sucking up the Fiji dollars. Time it stopped.


WORLD : Anti military spend.
Thousands of people worldwide are today marking April 12 as a Day of Action Against Military Spending.

Military spending in Fiji is not as huge as other countries but still over the top in light of its economic woes and level of poverty.

The military regime of Frank Bainimarama has not submitted its military spending to the United Nations Disarmament Committee in recent years but figures reveal that what it has been allocating to its armed forces is sizeable.

As has been revealed by researchers like Professor Wadan Narsey, with the convenient excuse of an attempted coup (by its own soldiers), the Fiji Military Forces has been illegally over-spending the budget approved by parliament every year since 2000.
 
It's thought the pre-2000 military budget of about $50 million, the inflation of military spending between 2000 and 2010 has cost the Fiji tax-payers an extra $450 million.


If the current trend continues until 2014, the military will have taken another extra $250 millions from the tax-payers and added it to the Public Debt.  Or some $700 millions over and above their normal pre-2000 allocations.

That's $700 million dollars less for education, health, social welfare, poverty alleviation and rural development not to mention the sugar industry!

Figures released by the UN Committee as part of Stop Military Spending Day show Fiji's allocation in April 2008 as $5,950,000143,226,500.

We're unable to reproduce that data here because of the size of the graphs but you can view the full breakdown and the military spending of other countries by going to: Military Budgets




















17 comments:

Anonymous said...

From blog FDN:
It’s official! Frank’s a dictator!
April 12, 2011 by Fiji Democracy Now
Folks, we can only assume the censors were asleep on the job because a major feature article in the Fiji Times referred to our self-appointed leader TWICE as being a “dictator”. The article, a profile on the emerging rugby star, Henry Speight, was reprinted by the FT from the Canberra Times. Speight plays for Canberra’s Brumbies. There’s a link below to the FT but in case the story gets taken down, you can still read it at the link to Fiji freedom blog, Coup Four And A Half. No doubt for some in Fiji it may have come as a shock to discover that mainstream regional media refer to Bainimarama as a dictator, not just the blogs. And why do they give him that tag? Simple. He IS a dictator!

Fiji Times 11 April 2011: The Speight effect

Coup Four And A Half 11 April 2011: Rugby player reveals toll of being of a Speight

Anonymous said...

your time is comingFrank Bainivarasa!!

http://au.news.yahoo.com/video/national/watch/24867174/248154/

Anonymous said...

Omg, Fb is now officially a dictatar? About time saraga.

Anonymous said...

He is the dictator..full stop..No matter how he tries to brainwash all fijian citizens into thinking that he is our P.M..He is not..He is a bloody dickhead dictator and that will always be a brand name for him..Sorry Voreqe..e na sega ni yaco i na dua na vanua na nomu viavia P.M baleta ni keimami saega ni digitaki iko ka keimami sega talega ni via mai duavata kei na ka ko a cakava..me maI ROGOROGO CA KINA NA YACA I VITI BALETA NA NOMU VIAVIA LEVU..SA DRI YANI..

Spend more on the military said...

Fiji needs a strong i-taukei military - it keeps the enemy in its place. And the enemy is not the SDL.

Anonymous said...

MRS CLINTON HAS SAID IN THE NEWS TODAY.
THAT THE WORLDS DICTATORS TIME IS COMING TO THE END.
FB /AG TALIBAN SHOULD RESIGN NOW.
BEFORE YOU WILL BE FORCED OUT AND STAND TRIAL.

kahuna said...

C'mon guys, of course he's a dictator. But, like that matters to him. Remember how when asked by foreign journalists about restricting certain freedoms, he would answer along the line: Who said? Have you talked to people on the street? You see people complaining?

It seems so bloody irritating how he (of course, with the help of chums like John Samy) has created this wishy washy world where this monstrosity: "the government"; has a big job to: "move Fiji forward"

Like some kind of quasi-fascist state that has the military as its guiding light.

Anonymous said...

Ponography In Parliament

Dictator Vore is eager to also learn from Indonesian parliamentarians how to watch ponograhy during parliamentary sessions...read about it below:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10718771

Anonymous said...

@"Spend more on the military" - then who is the enemy?
Is it the Indians?
I don't see any Indians being tortured.
I don't see any kaivalagi being tortured.
No. I only see Fijians being poked in the arse. I see them being tortured and some even murdered.
So who is the enemy?
Let's not kid ourselves.
We the people and especially Fijians have become the enemy.
This army no longer protects the people but is there for one purpose only and that is to protect the Vuaka and to do his bidding.
If its going to cost billions of dollars, he doesn't care.
He doesn't care if more Fijian kids now have to drop out of school because their parents are unemployed.
He doesn't care about you soldiers. He only cares about himself and his survival
and he doesn't care how much its going to cost and whatever debt the government accumulates.
Jesus said we should judge people by what they actually do, rather than just what they say.
So take a very good look at the Vuaka and see what he is doing to the country.
All you Sotia ni solisona... take a very good look at the Negative Economic growth since 2006 and ask yourself the question.
Don't blame the chiefs. Don't blame other countries ( NZ, Australia) No. You have the guns. YOU BLAME YOURSELF and your stupid and idiotic support of the Vuaka.

Anonymous said...

I think the censors are seriously sleeping on the job.

First was the Talk Business on TV the other day about the $500 million debt to repay the $300 million dollar debt due in Sept. That was just a sight to watch.

Then now the Fiji Times reprints the article about Henry Speight!

Sa so na censors ULUKAU!

Jieke said...

Vore speaks like the nit wit that he is, the useless galut.

expense said...

Generally speaking, Fijians are very "costly", not only the Military... Stupidity is the most expensive thing.

@ Anonymous 9:26 : The methodist Church is the ennemy, the great concil of chiefs, all the little bourgeoisie from the turaga system, etc, etc... Fijians are the best people in the world to con Fijians.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9.35 am......No to the contrary, the censors are not ulukau, they deliberately, knowingly and courageously called a spade a spade....They called a dictator a DICTATOR. They aweren't sleeping either. They did a deliberate act of thruthfully calling Vore a dictator.....he is a dictator....the first dictator Fiji has ever had.

Good on you censors, i urge you to continue reporting the truth.

Anonymous said...

Of course Voceke Bocimarama is almost at the end of the road.

Anonymous said...

DISBAND RFMF.SEND THEM BACK TO THE VILLAGE AND THE ARMIES SHOULD START FARMING.MORE MONEY AND TAX FREE.
WE IMPORTING 150 MILLION PLUS OF MILK AND MEATS.
THIS 120 MILLION CAN BE USED IN EDUCATION/WELFARE/HOUSING/AGRO.
GET FRANY/AG TO JAIL.

Anonymous said...

WHAT HIDDEN IN THE INNER ROOM WILL BE EXPOSED.

THE FIJI TIMES AND OTHER MEDIA CENSORS HAVE NO CONTROL OF INFORMATION UNEXPECTEDLY GETTING THROUGH THEIR SLIZZY CENSORING EYES!

Anonymous said...

So any news on what has happened to the censors, Surely Frank wouldnt let this slide. Hahahahaha what a balls up this is.