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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Fiji stooges, fools and Mahendra Chaudhry

Miracles of miracles .... the chair of the Peoples Charter Advisory Council has announced that it has 'impressed upon' the illegal regime to fast-track the new Constitution.
At a time when the regime desperately needs proof it will  hold elections in 2014, Josefa Serulagilagi has today conveniently stepped out to pronounce the Council is totally committed to making sure Fiji goes to the polls in 2014.
Mouthing all the right words, Serulagilagi said it was important for Fiji and the international community "to get behind the 2014 timeline and make it happen".  


The regime has been on the back foot in the past fortnight with revelation after revelation, including wide belief there will be no election in 2014, catching the attention of the international media.
Today, in what could only be termed damage control, Serulagilagi loyally endorsed the integrity of the regime voicing his own great conviction the Charter and the Roadmap for Development and Democracy 2009-2014 "are very much on target".

Another who once seemed awfully convinced about a number of things is Mahendra Chaudhry, the leader of the Fiji Labour Party.
Chaudhry has done a smart about face since Roko Ului Mara came on the scene. But Coupfourpointfive remembers another Mahendra Chaudhry. See our story below:


Stop Fooling Around Mahendra Chaundry

The shameless leader of the Fiji Labour Party, Mahendra Chaudhry, is at it again. He may have have succeeded in fooling some people but not us.

On 24th May, Chaudhry told Radio Australia's Bruce Hill that Fiji should have elections in 12 to 15 months. He also said that he supported the coup with the aim of returning Fiji to democracy as soon as possible, and by April 2009, as promised to the European Union.

We are telling Chaudhry to stop lying and instead take stock of his evil deeds.

1) Mahendra Chaudhry, together with Aiyaz Khaiyum and Ratu Epeli Nailatikau went to Brussels and made the commitment that Fiji will have elections by April 2009. A few months after his return, Chaudhry, who was the miilitary regime's Finance and Sugar Minister told the people of Fiji that EU commitments are not cast in stone.
 

2) Chaudhry repeatedly stated that reforms under Peoples Charter should happen before elections. He described democracy as flawed.

3) In October 2007 when Frank Bainimarama gave the commitment to the Pacific Islands Leaders Forum for elections in the first quarter of 2009, Chaudhry's Labour Party, through its President Jokapeci Koroi issued a statement saying Bainimarama should not be bullied by Australia and New Zealand into holding elections.

These are just three examples that we believe are enough for the time being.

However, we also remind our readers of a letter written to Chaudhry in November 2006 by USP academics Professor Biman Prasad and Mahendra Reddy, urging Chaudhry to show leadership and oppose any attempts to remove the SDL/Labour Multi-Party Government. This letter was publicised mre than three years ago but has been forgotten, especially by Chaudhry.

The letter of 21st November 2006 warned of political and economic disaster for Fiji, the abrogation of the 1997 Constitution and even acts of violence against Indians, similar to the 2000 Coup.

The first two warnings have been proven absolutely correct. While Biman Prasad has not supported the regime, Mahendra Reddy has jumped into bed with Bainimarama and Khaiyum, and has become Chairman of the Commerce Commission, which  through its enforced policies is contributing to Fiji's economic ruin.

And despite the warnings, Mahendra Chaudhry deliberately chose to support the coup.


Read Letter to Chaudhry

Editor's Note: Mahendra Chaudhry was back in court this week over the money laundering and tax evasion charges. He's claiming the case against him is tainted and should be thrown out. He says it's been over a year and the case, much to his surprise, has been sent to a QC in Hong Kong.  Prosecutors, as we've reported before, believe Chaudhry could be accessing the frozen funds in his Australian bank account, despite a court order not to.

34 comments:

  1. Chadhary's sun has set. He is a spent force....All credibility has been lost!!

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  2. the old fart at PSC sa lasu his 24 million saved in one quater is bullshit where is the money?

    election rattling is voro tell him say the old fart should resign and fark off cos he is 85 and send ll civil servants home what election there is no elections.

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  3. Mahendra Chaudhry, has been in politics for over 30 years, however this guy has not achieved anything. He is one of the most intelligent people of his generation, who could have achieved so much for Fiji and the people of Fiji, for races. He could not get past his arrogant attitude. He only played politics. Never could go above politics, and act as a leader of Fiji. He will be 70 years soon, but is a total failure. He has a history of falling out with everyone who ever he worked with. A wasted talent.

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  4. Back-off Serulagilagi... WE, the people of Fiji, will take the country to Elections.

    Moce Jo!

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  5. MPC AND QARASE IF THEY WERE TRUE LEADERS LOOKING AFTER THE FIJIAN/INDIANS OF FIJI.
    WE SHOULDNT HADTHE COUP.THEY SHOULD HAVE WORKED FOR A UNITED FIJI RATHER THAN PLAYING RACE CARD POLITICS.
    BAI/AG IS THE WORST OF ALL LEADERS.
    TIME FOR YOUNG BLOOD AND RACIAL POLITICS. KIKED OUT.
    WE DONT NEED ANOTHER ELECTION..
    FOLLOW THE COURT RULING OF 2009 .
    BAINI VS QARASE CASE. 1997 CONSTITUTION IS THE BEST.
    THE REST IS ALL ILLEGAL.
    DEMOCRACY IS NEEDED ASAP IN FIJI.
    GOD BLESS.

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  6. Chodo has finally come to an ignominous end, from coup victim to coup supporter, what a lousy way to go.

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  7. COUP 4.5 YOU ARE THE BEST.PLS KEEP IT UP.KEEP THE INFO COMING.
    PLS IF YOU CAN INTERVIEW DOC BRIJ LAL REFER COURT RULING.
    I HAVE SPOKEN TO LAWYERS THEY ADVISE THE 1997 CONSTITUTION IS THE BEST DOCUMENT AND IS ALIVE.
    THIS DECREE IS ILLEGAL/GOVT/JUDGES/OTHERS.
    THEY SHOULD BE CHARGED FOR TREASON.
    COME ON FIJI PEOPLE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM AND GET RID OF BAI/AG/OTHERS.
    GOD BLESS.

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  8. Thanks for this C4.5. Everyone needs to be reminded of what a turncoat Chaudary is, especially when he was in thick with the thieves Bainikhaiyum. He seems to have conveniently forgotten all his utterances. Thanks for the timely reminder!

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  9. Trouble maker Chaudary...

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  10. Mr Key pplizzz I wwwaaannnnt to come and watch Rugby. I'llll do whhhatever youu waaaant.
    Pliz I want to watch Rugby .
    I'll do the election in 2014.
    Pliz I want to come and watch the Rugby World Cup Pliz pliz . Pliz Mr. PM Key.
    Don't ban me from the RWC pliz!

    - Vore Smeagol.

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  11. chaudo is history now , no use wasting ink on him , only I want to see him in Naboro.
    Anything from chodu is no NEWS

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  12. Just to clarify a few issues:

    "Biman Prasad has not supported the regime is a farce" because he is the invisible figure, Phantom - The Ghost Who Walks. He conducts his manupulation from within the precints of an academic institution (USP), which is also controlled by the government.In his role as the Dean, he is Mahendra Reddy's boss. One has to only check the School of Economics, USP web page, where Mahendra Reddy is listed as "on-leave". How can someone be "on-leave" and go an work for a competitor institution (FNU)...unethical..and also being engaged by the government of the day? Full time/part time!!
    Now the logic in terms of the links between Biman Prasad and government of the day is not really invisible isn't it?

    Mahendra Reddy hasn't really jumped into bed with Bainimarama and Khaiyum as your statement..the invisible spider is.

    I am hopeful that we will catch other spiders, and then the real 'sasamaki' begins.

    Kaiviti

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  13. Ah, yes, Mahendra Chaudhry. Would this be like another Patricia Hearst abduction where she became brainwashed by her abductors in an attempt to save her own life? (Do remember that she actually helped them to hold-up a bank!)

    It would seem that M.C. has forgotten all that he endured and has given in to pressure for a "pot of gold" at the other end.

    WHAT IS IT about Fiji that ALL lose their resolve and buckle in with the understanding that their commitments to the people are secondary to their own self interests?! Do ALL believe that they are entitled to steal riches for themselves no matter what the cost to the populace?

    I have listened to fellow bloggers about their views on whether or not we are ready to move forward with our own people. I want to believe that we should at least attempt to do so (with International supervision) but perhaps I am wrong. Maybe we have become too inbred with corruption. Maybe we don't have a leader smart enough, strong enough and selfless enough to lead us.

    I asked this question before but no-one answered. Are we ready to lead ourselves forward? If not, then all attention must be directed to the Commonwealth to take us back under their wing for guidance, leadership and direction. We MUST survive. Can we humble oursleves enough to ask that someone (another country that we trust) lead us forward until we have learned enough to do it on our own? John Galt

    p.s. M.C. I remember a time when I really felt sorry for what you had gone through and believed you to be an honorable man. I have just taken a cold shower. I thought you were a leader before your time. Now I know you as something else. I won't even verbalize what you mean to me now. They can write YOU right out of the history books as another prostitute of his conditions.

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  14. Anon@6.31pm Call me ghoulish but I would like to see Chodo through to the end: he is after all one of the protagonists that has fouled Fiji several times. He is of no value to Fiji but how quick he was to align himself with Mara, shows what he a cunning sellout he is. Nah, I say let's dance on his grave

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  15. Chodo is a masi polo politician. In it for himself and conning the Indian folk

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  16. JAKE SAYS,

    MAHENDRA CHODO PLS GET OUT OF SIGHT.
    YOU HAVE NEVER ACHIEVED ANYTHING EXCEPT DIVIDING THE INIDIANS AMONGST INDIANS AND FURTHER INDIANS VS FIJIANS. YOU, DAN URAI & DFELIX GO AND HOLD CHERRY UNDER FRANKS MANGO TREE.

    FRANK CAN YOU MAKE SURE MPC DOES NOT CDOME BACK TO POLITICS - HIS POLITICS STINKS.

    HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE COLLAPSE OF SUGAR IN FIJI - POOR INDIAN FARMERS WHO MADE HIM THEIR GOD.

    THEIR GOD STOLE MILLIONS AGAIN FROM THE LABOURS.

    MAHEN YOUR MOUTH STINKS AND PEOPLE FROM YOUR VILLAGE IN INDIAN CAN SMELL YOUR BREATH WHEN YOU OPEN IT FROM FIJI - SO SHUT UP & JUST PREPARE FOR NABORO.

    MAHEN SO YOU SEE - AIYAZ KHAIYUM WHO SPARED YOU WHEN YOU WERE AT THEIR SIDE CAN'T SAVE YOU NOW.

    TIKO TOK TIK TOK - NABORO CELL IS THE ONLY RIGHTFUL PLACE FRO YOU, FELIX & DAN

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  17. What is it with Fiji?
    The Water?
    Mahendra Patel
    The Maru's son & Father
    Bainimarama
    Jeezzz I give up what a bunch of Fiji Specials?

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  18. I don't think AG will be able to touch him. He is too smart for both of them.

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  19. Change of guard

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  20. There is no election in 2014. Now when mara has revealed the truth then the junta has gone in damage controlby bullshit that election commission should be appointed and prepare by 2012. this proves the fact that nothing has been done the dictator who has no plans for any election unless garase and chodi are gailed.

    the junta cant go to election cos this means they go gail after this.

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  21. Good riddance, this guy is to take most of the blame for the poor race relations, alwaysd playing the race card and even cheated his fellow Indians by squirelling away all the Haryana refugee money. Led boycotts against the democratically elected SDL Govts efforts to rehabilitate the sugar industry. And as someone with no academic qualifications, took the portfolio of Min for Finance and was so incompetent at it. Bloody idiot

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  22. The People's Charter? Wasn't this the masterpiece of the AG that takes the land away from I Takai? If so, WHY do we want that??? Passed through Sigatoka today and saw a huge government billboard announcing that Sigatoka totally supports and stands behind the Peoples' Charter. Loved the cartoon for that inclusion especially!

    RE; Anon @ 8:07 PM.

    Me too. I want elections and I want them NOW! We are already well past the promised date! I don't want these criminals to have another 2 1/2 years to steal the last of what we have in Fiji's coffers.

    They need to step down immediately. No ands, ifs or buts about it!(Besides, they have plenty of the last.) John Galt

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  23. He was the PM & FM when Fiji recorded a GDP growth of over 9%, however his term was cut short by the same terrorists who are crying foul now!

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  24. Chaudhry, When found guilty in mitigation show remorse by committing the money or portion of it to the Lautoka Refugee Camp as in India you said to the Politician's to help Fiji and the victims of the coup as their farms were looted and destroyed, many houses burnt down....

    So the emotions of the people played a major role in the donations. unless you can seperate this by saying please help Chaudhry as he wants to live in exile in Australia...

    No case to answer sir.

    Sa sucu sa lutu...

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  25. CHODO has milked the farmers for too long. actually bleed them.

    When it was opportune to get some chair,position, minista and he jumped on Vorege wagon as finance minista and supported vorege get $184k leave money to save his own backside. Now taliban mob has got you by the balls.

    He cannot ever be trusted, self serving CU^% and his 5/8 lawyer son.

    Money in Aust, all donations he call it his own now.

    Take him to the cleaners. Serve him right.

    Suggestion, please start making extention to Naboro as more inmates coming soon, no individual cells please, too costly as hardware patels already choro too much,lets get some fun outa this set up!

    Moce.

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  26. Serulagilagi said it was important for Fiji and the international community "to get behind the 2014 timeline and make it happen".

    RUM: "I know the people of Fiji want a return to democratic rule as soon as possible. Whether it’s tomorrow, good. If it is today, good. But 2014 is too far away."

    http://www.taimionline.com/articles/3976

    Tonga Chronicle
    1 June, 2011
    Interview by Tevita Motulalo, Managing Editor, Tonga Chronicle.
    3:30pm, Thursday 26th, Polota’ane, Nuku’alofa.

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  27. Chaudhry’s trying to get into the act

    With Roko Ului stirring the whole nation up against the Bainikhaiyum regime, Mahendra Chaudhry is trying to get back in to the act. If he wants to succeed he’s got to rediscover some of his old fire and fearlessness or he’s finished, just like the sugar industry.

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  28. I'm just wondering how genuine are the critics contributing to this forum.

    If given the opportunity, wouldn't u jump at holding a position to sincerely assist in returning Fiji to democracy?

    Aren't you just jealous that u are not part of the system any more, not having your own way like u used to do with your own guiding angels sitting in key positions?

    I JUST DO NOT KNOW WHAT IS RIGHT AND GOOD ANY MORE...

    THE POINT IS: STOP CRITICIZING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE TRYING TO INFLUENCE THE EXISTING SYSTEM FOR THE BETTER.

    NOT EVERYONE IN THE HIGHER ECHELON OF GOVERNMENT AT THIS TFIME ARE THAT BAD.

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  29. Chodo is a unionist rather than a polotician. He should have remained that way but he forgot to change his hat when he switched codes. He didn't want to learn the game fast when he changed position but rather decided to change the position to suit him (like VB). Now he's paying the price big time because his "liumuri" tactics have come back to bite him.

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  30. Elections will not solve anything, because someone has to lose. There are a lot of bad losers around. These people will then stage a coup like in 2000, and justify that 1997 Constitution is not good for them, it's takes away all of their rights. But if they win the election then things are different. Frank should become President and lead a government of National Unity for next 10 years.

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  31. Mahendra Chodo belongs to a 3 X 3 cell in Suva prison.

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  32. Yeah and I will be PM for the next 40 years @ Anon 10.12.

    To you and observer (8 am)...get a grip on reality mateys, the time bomb's ticking and soon and very soon you'll be all holding cherry's with your beloved dick head of a leader Voreqe drinking home brew under the roofs of Naboro prison!!

    P.S Observer, I- like many of the contributers here- have never held any positions of influence in govt and do not have any tinge of jealousy at all against the present ILLEGAL regime.
    And if you say so, that not all individuals in the higher echelons of govt are bad, then why JOIN at all?!! By being part of it, they show that they are supporting the ILLEGAL NON-ELECTED govt.

    Just using this forum to voice and air our opinions without any fear of being victimised!!

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  33. Bhupendra Lalloo PatelJune 4, 2011 at 10:52 AM

    One look at that photo of Chodo and I feel like PUKING!

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  34. Just lock Lakhan and Chodo in the same cell and throw away the key and don't waste any food or water on them.

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