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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Regime and FNPF taken to court over proposed changes


A 75 year old beneficiary is taking the Fiji National Provident Fund and the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, to court, to stop any ammendments to the FNPF Act.


David Fowler Burness, who lives at Suva Point with his wife, says he is seeking human rights protection in relation to the proposed review of the FNPF indended to reduce his pension.


He says his human right to live with dignity in old age, his right to protection of his property, his right to social security, and his right to life, all of which the Republic of Fiji, as a member of the United Nations, is compelled to protect, will be violated if the proposed reforms are enacted. 


Burgess is being represented by Dr Shaista Shameem of ShameemLaw. 


Dr Shameem says her client's application states that the proposed review of the FNPF pension scheme will unfairly discriminate against Mr Burness and will breach the contract between the Fiji National Provident Fund and Mr Burness. She says the fiduciary duty of FNPF towards Mr Burness as a pensioner, as well as FNPF’s contractual obligations towards him, is included in the action as grounds for legal scrutiny by the High Court.


FNPF has said that from this Friday, the illegal regime will enact a new law reducing the pensions of those already receiving benefits. 


Dr Shameem says the High Court has told her it will hear her application on July 4th, which will be no use at all if the FNPF Decree comes in on July 1.


She says the illegal Attorney General's Decrees are always non-reviewable, ie the courts can't review them, she suspects her application will be given a certificate of termination, as it has happened to her recently with a case in the Employment Tribunal which was cancelled by the Registry bcause of ERP Decree 21.

Dr Shameem says the FNPF proposal is an outrageous disrespect for the rights of elderly beneficiaries who have contributed so much to Fiji’s economy through their hard work and total dedication to Fiji.


She says that her law firm has made an ancillary application on behalf of Mr Burness for an interim injunction against the Fiji National Provident Fund, the Republic of Fiji, and the Attorney General.


But it still has not heard from the court to hear her ex parte application and doesn't know why there is a hold up, considering the proposed changes are just two days away from being implemented.


Dr Shameem said Mr Burness’ application is a public interest matter of grave significance and it would be foolish of the regime to enact a Decree merely to thwart the desire of Mr Burness, and other pensioners in the same position, to have their legitimate grievances regarding the FNPF properly adjudicated. 


In a statement, Dr Shameem urged the regime to let the Court make its decision on the basis of legal issues and not preampt its functions by promulgating a Decree just to frustrate pensioners’ right to be heard by the courts. 


Dr Shameem said that she was confident that the High Court would consider her application on its merits as a human rights application. 


"The application was made pursuant to the Human Rights Commission Decree No 11 of 2009 and international human rights law, and relies on the common law on human rights, contracts and fiduciary duty of the State."


ShameemLaw has served court papers on the FNPF, the Republic of Fiji and the Attorney General.


Read David Fowler Burness's Affidavit


Read Shameem Law Application.

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well Shyster, looks like you're about to get rear-ended by the very monster you helped create. Frankystein has already destroyed most of those who helped create him and you are one of those. The sad state of Fiji's affairs is that two men are ripping off the country big time and now that they've done with the government coffers they're moving on to the retirement fund.

Anonymous said...

Checkmate!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone checked out her credentials / and /or qualificstions

She used to operate Budz Fiji takeways on Dominion Road NZ some 12 years ago that went bust !!

Anonymous said...

Aren't they (Burness and Shameem) all supposed to be gang with VB and Aiyaz??! Sa teri!What a laugh hahahaha..

Anonymous said...

we will hear that Dr.Shameen being killed in accident, or is been charged to creating viloance while PER is in place. take cover now Dr. S

Anonymous said...

So Tappoo & aunty Nur advises Aiyaz and he inturn advise VORE...you see this is a bunch of business people running the nation behind VORE..with their own biz interest.

Anonymous said...

very well said @1:29 pm. The FNPF is these two sharks' new feeding grounds.

SHARKS ARE PREDATORS, AND ARE INDISCRIMINATE WHEN FEEDING!

Be discomforted in the fact that Sharks eventually move on to new feeding grounds.

Sharks are:

* Opportunistic

* Self-serving and predatory

* Manipulators that will use fraud and deceit when necessary

* Bullies that will misuse information and use others to service their own means

Don't trust a shark. Don't turn your back on them and don't take them lightly. Remember they are self-serving and will stop at nothing to satisfy their appetite.

Know who the sharks are and avoid them whenever possible.

Keep your friends close, but the sharks closer.

Mafi...USA said...

Why didn't challenge this at the begining of this month??? I hope that the High court will grant the application so that the legality of this decree is challenged.
They are trying to come up with all kinds of decree and say that it is illegal to challenge it. Who the hell do they think they are. This is trully dictatorial in broad day light.
Its time for them to go. If they are allowed to stay in power, they will end up selling Fiji and its ppl to China.
When they go down, I want all their assets freezed and returned to the state. They are just a bunch of thugs and have no mercy for the retirees.
They are just doing this to save money so that they can use it on their hoodwink development around the country and also campaining for the 2014 election that they have been talking about.
Wake up ppl!!! Rise up!!! Its time to stand for your rights.

Tobo Kalavo said...

I can smell a big dead rat somewhere. David Burness is no other than the husband of Talei Burness, the most rabid and toxic supporter of the illegal regime who is well known for offering her personal service to service any member of the military. This is a set up, a sinister and cynical manipulation of the already corrupt judicial system by two well-known mouth organs of the regime, shyster Shameem and Talei Burness. Who are you trying to fool????

Anonymous said...

@ anon 1.29...I thought Ratu Ului said it was the military that was alone involved in the 2006. He has not mentioned Shaister as an advisor to it?

Anonymous said...

David Burness and his wife Talei are very strong supporters of Bainimarama and his coup of 2006, and likewise his lawyer Shaista Shameem.

I wish David the best of luck with his case although I am sure that it will be either rejected by the High Court or disqualified by a forthcoming decree by Aiyaz.

So David you will just have to swallow the bitter pill that your beloved government has prepared for you.

Adios amigo!

Keep The Faith said...

True to form it didn't take her long to show her hand. Because here. Right here is the Shyster's real intent.

"The application was made pursuant to the Human Rights Commission Decree No 11 of 2009 and international human rights law, and relies on the common law on human rights, contracts and fiduciary duty of the State."

This case is only about getting even with FNPF while giving credibility to the military regime and their illegal and treasonous decree's.

It's only about number 1 (her and her ilk) using the tired veil of "public interest".

And in case journo's have forgotten, the shyster effectively muzzled y'all via her PER handiwork (her and that stooge Dr Jim Anthony): http://www.rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=38328

Heads Up Shyster: You're tired. You're credibility is in tatters and the people will not be used for your illegal and treasonous facade so you can ease up on your press conferences too.

Anonymous said...

what goes around , come around shaista shamSeem and your witch sister Nazhat Shameem who is hiding behind the judiaciary.

everyone knows in fiji that both of you advise voreqe na vuaka bainimarama prior to 2006 coup.

both of you will be held accountable

Anonymous said...

Let us welcome Dr Shameem intothe fold. Just like RUM she was used by Bainiarse and then discarded. Let us exploit her for the cause of Freedom...Thumbs Up to Democracy

Anonymous said...

We will support you David

Anonymous said...

Is this another ploy by Kaiyum and the coup masipoloist i.e Burness & Shamimi, to hoodwink other countries that the judiciary isn't controlled by Kaiyum?

Kiyum: okay Burness take me to court for this and that charges, but don't worry I'll let you win this one. Just use Shamimi as ur lawyer for publicity sake.

Burners: aye! aye! sir...thy will be done.

....and so the circus continues....

Anonymous said...

This stinks!!!! the're playing poker !!

Anonymous said...

Lets see how independant the judicary is, it is not cos it lamu to hear the case and grant injunction.

FNPF is trustee only the beneficaries are all workers of fiji, where is report to all workers why the reports not made public

Anonymous said...

It is only a matter of time before Toads of Illegal Regime pick up the little old man up and take him to Police Station for the audacity to speak his mind in public. They are probably still recovering from shock of it actually happening. The Bully Toads will get their composure back and try to talk (slap) some kind of confession out the old fragile little man, that it is his fault that 2 billions dollars went missing out of the Fiji National Provident Fund. That is the illegal regime injustice system in action for you.

Anonymous said...

Khaiyum and Nazhat Shameem were frequent visitors to Bainimarama’s house.

http://www.coupfourandahalf.com/2011/05/mara-imf-loan-chance-for-bainimarama.html

Keep The Faith said...

@ Anon 2:38pm: That is exactly what she is banking on.

And for the record no one has welcome RUM into the fold wholesale.

Anonymous said...

hmmmm - now the coup is biting the coup sapota like Talei Burness n hubby David then they try to jump up and down,,,,,,too late Talei Burness,,,,go to sleep with a snake n see what happened.....moce fnpf funds.
Kaiyum wont allow this to succeed in his kangaroo courts.
Burness and Samimi all coup sapotas!

Anonymous said...

is samimi still smoking grass?

Anonymous said...

FNPF is top heavy that is the problem....and operation costs are skyrocketing..FNPF is compulosary
for citizens of Fiji.And the high ranks are picking into ordinary citizens pockets....wot a shame while the tax collectors are hitting all avenues to pick up tax .
Govt borrowing from within and this will gravely affect each and every citizens young and old.
Who put us in this shit in the first place I believe the people must have a say who should be selected into the FNPF and what path it should follow.
Not the AG who does he represents he can shove his decree up you know where.
Power to the People
Fiji Wake up or you wont have any cent left in your FNPF.

Anonymous said...

FNPF is top heavy that is the problem....and operation costs are skyrocketing..FNPF is compulosary
for citizens of Fiji.And the high ranks are picking into ordinary citizens pockets....wot a shame while the tax collectors are hitting all avenues to pick up tax .
Govt borrowing from within and this will gravely affect each and every citizens young and old.
Who put us in this shit in the first place I believe the people must have a say who should be selected into the FNPF and what path it should follow.
Not the AG who does he represents he can shove his decree up you know where.
Power to the People
Fiji Wake up or you wont have any cent left in your FNPF.

Anonymous said...

Can anyone please get hold of an organization chart of FNPF!!
god bless fiji!

Anonymous said...

@ Keep the Faith 3.33 pm...look up the meaning of the word "exploit"...or better still,I will cut and paste it for you..."to use selfishly for one's own ends..." if we have to win the fight for freedom it has to by quick thinking dettached from personal ill feeling against individuals...the Greeks, Romans and the British call it the stoic philosophy.
I also understand where you are coming from...it is a risk...but worth taking given the magnitude of the issue she has taken to Court. If she wins then the Regime will have no more funding for salaries to pay governments workers and to give to guillable rural people through desperate developments at our expense jsut to save their skin...the stakesare too high to let this one go...exploitation is the key word.

Anonymous said...

But I thought you couldn't take this regime to court!

convolutedexperiment said...

It's a win win for Shaiesta because she looks good either way !

Anonymous said...

If this really is just a stunt to fool us that the judiciary is not a toothless ring-piece of the illegal junta, then shame on you David and Shyster! Their trickery adds insult to injury. Thank you workers of Fiji for your long time sacrifice. The illegal regime appreciates your contributions.

Anonymous said...

Haaaaa....Dr Shameem defending human rights? What a big joke! now another twist of events....another coup supporter changing her tune against her hero. Why don't you get your sister to help you? Let's wait and see if a 75 year old gets taken up to the camp with his lawyer crying out loud,"human right human rights 2006 excluded"...

Anonymous said...

Jake says again......

First can I have a loud & Big laugh...Hahahahahahahaha...woooooo!

This same 2 people Shaisata & Burness who supported the illegal takeover. Shaisata is the same ginger who agree with the excutioners of the coup that its Legal. Burness the same person who in almost every newspaper commentry & letters to the editor was 500% in support of the illegal overthorw of Labour/SDL ellected governmenmt.

Same 2 people who condoned human vilolations. Shameem deserted her role as human rights protection officer and went to sleep in bed with Frank, Aiyaz and coupsters.

WHAT IS IS ? HAVE FIJI GONE MADE ? DO THEY THINK WE'RE BLIND?

THIS IS BLASPHEMY OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

...lET ME LAUGH AGAIN PLS.....HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. tHESE PEOPLE ARE WORSER THAN MONGREL DOGS TO BE HONEST. SHAMEEM I RATHER SEE YOU NOW AROUND SUKUNA PARK - THAT IS WHERE YOU FIT IN SOCIETY. I LIKE TO SEE YOUI WAGING YOUR TAIL AROUND FBC AND GOVT BUILDINGS AS WQELL FOR SOME CONSULTANCY WORK. GET nAZ SHAMEEM TO JOIN YOU AS WELL - SURELY i BET YOU WILL HAVE LOTS OF CLIENTS FOR BUSINESS. WOW...BHOW,,WOW BHOW.

hEY BESIDES AIYAZ & FRANK HAVE ALREADY DECREED THAT NO ONE CAN TAKE THEM AND THEIR ILLEGAL REGIME TO COURT LIKEWISE STATUTORY ORGANISATIONS SUCH AS FNPF ETC.

PEOPLE STOP WASTING YOUR MONEY ON THESE MONKEY CON-LAWYERS ( NOT ALL LAWYERS), SHAMEEM IS A LIGHTWEIGHTY 5 CENTS LAWYERS LIKE KHAIYUM. WHO OVERNIGHT BECAME SOMEBODY DURING THE ILLEGAL TAKEOVER.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 2:19 pm...yes Ratu Ului mentioned that the Sahmeem sisters plus Khaiyum were regular visitors to bainimarama's residence just before he did the coup in 2006...

Annie said...

I'm confused. I feel sorry for David Fowler Burness and his wife. As far as Dr Shaista Shameem is concerned its a tough call. No doubt she is well respected and she will fight with all she has got but trusting her or any other lawyer or even Mr Burness is another issue altogether as this is related to the AG. I dont think Dr Shaista should be judged just because there were allegations that her sister Nazhat was one of the regular visitors at the PM's house back in 2006. This is of public interest and I hope Mr Burness gets whatever he deserves.

Anonymous said...

WISE MOVE BY Mr BURNESS BUT WRONG SELECTION OF LAWYER...

Anonymous said...

@Annie
Mr Burness will get what he deserves alright.

A kick in the guts!

Tabusuka said...

Good to change,if it is for the benefit of Fiji. Do it FNPF, only 1 person is crying because of his selfishness when the rest of Fiji pensioner are quite & happy with the government. Throw that case to the rubbish tin......

Anonymous said...

Bring John Prasad the conman to fix the FNPF and increase the pension rate, make the dairy milk man chairman of FNPF again?

Anonymous said...

This lawyer must be careful of the junta now, like the junta set up chodi son-ragend by sending a woman to him and make police charge for rape- the law of jungle is in fiji to destroy the opposition like Gadafis libya

Varani. said...

So who's footing the bill (legal costs)for all this? Burness implies
he's a pensioner doing it tough - lawyers especially Indians rarely work for free - I was Shameen I'd be worried this doesn't go pear shape? One explanation is she's angling for a future UN gig - human rights activist etc - adopting typical Indian position - that of victim.

Anonymous said...

Fiji Police investigate lawyer Chaudhry
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Taken from / By: Google

Prominent Suva lawyer Rajendra Chaudhry is being investigated by Police after allegations were made against him by an Indian national.

The woman, believed to be in her twenties, is believed to have made the allegations earlier this month.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General Iowane Naivalurua says they have received a report and are investigating the matter, but would not divulge further details.

FBC News understands that Chaudhry is currently in Australia.

Anonymous said...

Can our employers pay our FNPF to our nominated commercial bank and apply the same acts prior to the new decree by the illegal government? I think its much safer in there compared to the FNPF....and not to a Fiji government owned bank or it will end up like the NBF!

The Desperate Shyster said...

It's all stage-managed to place the compromised judiciary in good light, to be seen independently acting in the public interest esp. after their 'pote' extradition request was turned down and returned-to-sender. Boy didn't that give them one hell of a whipping!

Shame on you Shyster, the world sees right through your cheap, face-saving tactic. When will you stop embarrassing yourself? You lost the fight a long time back.

heheehaahaaa....Thumbs Up Fiji!

convolutedexperiment said...

@ Annie 609 p.m.
All Lawyers are Judged !
In Court anyway, at least their evidence is !
The point here is, Shameem knows that a new Decree destined to be put into place on the 1st. of July, will make her Application before the Court, invalid, so she won't be able to go ahead with the case because of the new Decree, which she already knew about.
But for people like you Annie, who are easily fooled, she has won your heart and the hearts of others who believe that she is fighting for an old couples Human Rights.
Your entitled to believe what you will !
But not all of us are so easily fooled !

Anonymous said...

@ 6.04 - NO RUM DID NOT say Shameem "sisters". ONLY one Shameem sister.....

GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT. Why would not then both sisters be still advising Govt if they were together?

Comfort RUM for his role in getting people in to get abused.... and one who could not get practical with her work as Commissioner and brand her as coup supporter.

So can you explain why support RUM and treat opportunity for fighting back as Shaishta has attempted to do now as opportunist.

Difference is she is in Fiji to get a gun in her backside while RUM is saving his in Tonga although I do not have any issues with RUM...but just trying to make a point for pricks who use every opportunity to ask people to change sides as NZ govt says to RFMF soldiers to do to get them into NZ.

So why people so hating Shaista...is a good question to ask?

She has demonstrated to be a bigger bull dog then run away chief...even if that may be a setup..it will help save FNPF members. Great achievement ot good try. Either way she has put her name to a cause that we all are talking about.

Sa Sucu Sa Lutu..

SEMI MEO said...

Why can’t Princes Shameem and cash strapped Mr. David Burness encourage a group action by inviting as many pensioners as possible.

As it is , a Decree may be in place tomorrow to consider and vindicate only civil actions lodge by 30th June. ..and of course hefty outside of court settlement for Mr. Burness and his lawyer may be in place as we blog.

The rest of us not in the "kilavata taxi" are burned by the draconian decree to deny lump sum pay out…

.let’s sleep someone…there seem to be no urgency to close the circus...zzzzzzz

Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/dictator-dossier-exile-options-dwindle-deposed-leaders-fight-185056487.html
Please read

Anonymous said...

The current FNPF Board and FNPF executive managment must be charged for abuse of office and corruption and conspiracy to defraud the FNPF members as the Trustee, sued for breach of fidicury duties as trustee of the funds for the cut of 65% is crimnal action. It is fact that 2 million has been paid to the mercer consultant which is corruption by FNPF board to get a report in FNPF board favour, a rubber stamp report.

Challenge FNPF to make public total payment to the consultant?

Challenge FNPF to appoint an independant consultant not paid for by FNPF?

Why cant the pensioners be allowed to appoint a consultant to provide an indpendant report to the members?

Make no mistake, this no dictator or junta or kaiyum or FNPF Board or managment monies or their fathers money but workers of Fiji money.

A workers revolution is needed now to fight for their right, human right and god given right to their monies.

All political parties in future must make it a election promise to reinstate the current pension rate and will win election hands down?

Anonymous said...

Jake says,

ANNIE WHERE WERE YOU IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THE COUP.

DID YOU JUST FALL FROM THE TREE OR APPEARED FROM SUVA HARBOUR.

THE ISSUE IS SHAISTA WAS VERY MUCH A PARTY TO THE ILLEGAL REGIME, SHAISTA fyI INCLUDING HER SISTER NAZ SHAMEEM WERE KEY ADVISORS TO FRANK AND AIYAZ.

SHE AS HUMAN RIGHTS DIRECTOR CHOOSE TO SHUT HER EYES & MOUTH AND EARS WHEN FRANK AND HIS ILLEGAL REGIME KILLED MALASEBE, VEREBASAGA, RABAKA IN CLOD BLOOD TO JUSTIFY THEIR AGENDA. THEY EVEN AGREED THAT THE COUP WAS LEGAL.

PEOPLE LIKE SHAISAT SHOULD GO AND SMOKE MARIJUANA SOMEPLACE CAUSE THEIR HEAD HAS SPUN 100 X 360DEGREES. THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW WAS IS RIGHT & WRONG.

NAZ IS STILL ADVISING FRANK & AG AND GETTING GOVERNMENT JOBS. PREACHING GOOD GOVERNANCE - MY FOOT.
HOW CAN NAZ GO TO ORGANISATIONS TALKING ABOUT GOOD GOVERNANCE WHEN SHE IS ONE THAT TRASHED IT - AIDED & ABBETTED , CONSPIRED WITH FRANK BAINIMARAMA.

IN SHORT - THESE 2 SISTERS HAVE LOST MANY OF THEIR VERY CLOSE & LING TIME FRIENDS AND FAMILIES BECAUSE OF THEIR DISHONESTY, CONSPIRACY, UN-PRINCIPLED, DODGY, CUNNING, DIRY, SPITEFUL, HATRED ETC ETC WAYS.

WHEN FIJI RETURNS TO NORMAL RULE - 2014 OR WHEN EVER YOU THING IT WILL BE, AND IF GOD PERMITS i'M STILL ALIVE INCLUDING THEM, I WILL BE THE FIRST TO TAKE THE 2 SISTERS TO TASK - PERSONALLY FIRST.

NABORO LATER.....TIK TOK TIK

Anonymous said...

Nazat ,shakers,khauuim brothers all hanging off the stretched balls of franki

Anonymous said...

http://news.yahoo.com/senegal-civil-groups-presidents-son-must-resign-093636707.html

Anonymous said...

the sharkmen sisters released on the poor people of fiji son of hitler in the puppet master the 2witches will not be easily 4given oe believed they dissapeared from limelight when costitution was attacked first to realise constitution cant be removed useing gun haha

Anonymous said...

oh YEA, smart move AIYASSI!! yOU WANT TO THE WORLD TO KNOW THAT THE COURTS ARE GOOD AND FAIR.
yOU HAVE ORCHESTRATED THIS CASE ...WITH DAVE AND MIMI.
YOU , AIYASSI NEED TO BE CASTRATED FROM THE ROOTS...
MOCE yASSI!
MY GUT FEELING IS- THEY WILL NOT CHANGE THE PENSIONS AT ALL... THEY WILL LET THIS CASE DAVID VS FNPF WIN, SO AS TO SHOWCASE THAT FIJIS COURTS IS FAIR..
YOU JUST WATCH...
ITS ALL A PLOY!
THANKS DAVID AND SMIMI FOR THE PLAY ACTING.
NOW GO HANG YOURSELVES...!! TAKE ASSI WITH YOU.

Anonymous said...

I think this is a big ploy....Shamimi will win publicity and money for fighting the case......but we will still remember u Shamimi for spoiling our future and our childrens future.We will remember you for all the evil you have done to the lovely people of Fiji.... this includes your sister who is hiding behind the regime....you two are the wickedest lawyers I have ever come accross.....how can you do this to the poor citizens of Fiji who used to respect you so much....I don't even want to believe you two anymore even if you are saying that the regime is wrong.

We can fight towards democracy without your help.

Anonymous said...

WHERE IS ALL THE EVIL CORRUPT DICTATOR SUPPORTERS??? Cant even see any of their WICKED comments in this blog.... Are they having a MENTAL BREAKDOWN because they cant even HANDLE THE TRUTH and reply with their MALICIOUS LIES anymore!!!

THE TRUTH HURTS, END OF!!! HE LIED ABOUT HAVING AN ELECTION IN 2009... One other thing, THERE WONT BE ANY ELECTION IN 2014!!!.... Do you really think Bainivuaka and his boyfriend Khaiyum want to be CHARGED WITH TREASON and sentenced to LIFE IN PRISON after a new government is formed???

THEY MAY BE EVIL AND CORRUPT BUT THEY CERTAINLY ARE'NT THAT STUPID!!!!!

Anonymous said...

LOL!!! @ Convoluted experiment

Anonymous said...

Yes, Yes, yes, the table is turning. Things were but no more. The very idiots who supported FB are now up against him. What a JOKE!! I know for a fact that Burness is a face, a representative for the majority of the kai-Lomas in Fiji. Is that still the case, and have those kai-Lomas turned away from FB? Unbelievable, now they are demanding and crying foul of their rights when they were the very people who had condoned, aid and abet FB. Serves them right, get a taste of their own medicine, see how does it taste.............. SOUR N PIGGY SMELL!!!!!

Anonymous said...

what a mess.now they all looks to each others now.n find a way out.what a mess.wen u peoples plays with people lifes.this is what its takes come to the end.thumbs up fiji.god bless all the civilians in fiji.

Anonymous said...

Just back into Fiji for a week. V Big support for Frank amongst grassroot Fijians.... well atleast in nadro and nadi. I believe this will b very concerning for aust n nz. If Frank succeds, (which seems v possible)more coups likely in undemocratic countries like samoa, tonga n png.

Anonymous said...

@anon 5.34pm. Don't insult real gingers -she's a bottle-ginger! In other words a "fake" one - in the same way that she is a fake at many other things - including trying to present herself as a defender of human rights!

Anonymous said...

Well.....What do you know??
Shamimi,........
What a change of heart? No wonder the public is sceptical about this case? Well... looks like she's seen the light!!! like RUM? Let's give her the benefit of the doubt?...at least someone has spoken up and is very brave to publicly challenge these morons??
We will soon find out if this is just a ploy?....as for Talei Burness....the sad old unhappy witch...wish your husband all the best!!!
BTW.....their daughter Illana used to go out with the Illegal AG.......What do you know???? ppssssssssst???

Devious Aunty Bano said...

WHO is KODAGODA?

KODAGODA is a Sri Lankan Expatriate. He is Chief Executive Officer of CJ Patel.

CJ Patel are substantial owners of FIJI SUN.

Fiji Sun is exclusive advertising medium by Government.

Kodagoda is Chairman of Fiji National Provident Fund.

He made the comment at May meeting of Fiji National Provident Fund that if he has way he would implement Fiji National Provident Fund reforms as from TOMORROW.

Why did he make the comment?

Primarily to “SUCK” up to Government.

To blindly support Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to keep his position secured and keep exclusive advertising of Government in Fiji Sun.

Thus keeping his job with CJ Patel secure.

THESE Sri Lankans are sycophants and are vexation to the spirit.

People of Fiji beware of such people.

Anonymous said...

Another ploy by coup supporters to blame the doomed FNPF management and to present the regime as being helpless and forced to make the proposed 'tough' changes.

Talei Burness had recently written a letter to the Editor blaming all previous administrations but the current illegal regime.

I bet they will compensate the FNPF savings of the Burnesses - for all their 'trouble' and all coup supporters on a case by case basis whilst we, the ordinary workers will bear the brunt of their collective incompetence and lose our much needed FNPF savings.

Anonymous said...

The proposed changes to the FNPF Act and other issues facing the current caretalker Government has been the result of the deep rot and corruption rife within FNPF and past Governemnts that have presided over its operations. No accountability or transparency or any checks and balances in place.So convenient to blame Franks 'illegal' Government. I support the law changes and more others that the AG is doing to really put the afterburners on those that have stamped their mark in corruption in this country. Still haven't been caught, hiding and offcourse the most staunch opposition to this "illegal Governement". Frank has done what most of us everyday common people have thought about in our minds. I would do the same with an army of thousands at my disposal. Equal opportunity and wealth for all people in Fiji.

Anonymous said...

This is another of AG's "STAGED" performances designed to fool fijians into believing bainimarama. A big shame most fiji soldiers only good at gossiping around the tanoa bowl. They good at showing off overseas doing peackeeping but too stupid to help their country.

Anonymous said...

@ the anonymous bloggers saying that we should treat Shamimi and Mr Burness the same as RUM, the difference is RUM has gone out publicly to say the coup was a mistake and that Baini and his thieving partner Aiyarse are a disaster for the country. No such comments from these two coup supporters. What they'll get taught thru this case is that idiots like Vore can't be reasoned with.

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A PLUNGING Australian share market is playing havoc with superannuation funds, wiping billions of dollars from end-of-year returns for workers and retirees.

The ASX fell for the sixth consecutive session yesterday to close down almost 0.65 per cent, taking the loss so far in June to 3.6 per cent.

The plunge has slashed almost $49 billion from share market values during the past six trading days and an estimated $20 billion from super fund balances.

The latest falls follow hard on the heels of a dismal stock exchange performance in May that saw share prices lose 2.5 per cent and super funds lose $10 billion.

NadroKid said...

@ Anonymous of 7:30 AM

I dont know who you talked to in that one week you were in Nadro and Nadi but this is one Kai Nadroga who does not agree one single bit with what this illegal and lawless regime is doing to this nation. And I am not the only one.

Note also that people in Fiji like to tell you what they think you want to hear rather than what they really personally think. Especially if you are someone who who are in from overseas with a lot of money to spend.

Anonymous said...

The contract/agreement to pay 1/4 of total FNPF savings until death when retiring at aged 55 is binding, however, the merit of the case will rest on whether a thorough analysis was made on life expectancy after 55 way back when FNPF first opened. If found that there exists some loop holes and faults, I guess the contract is null & void.
The point is, if you are to live more than 4 years (receiving 1/4 of your FNPF savings every year) after retiring at age 55, you would have been a very lucky person. Just imagine living another 20 years after age 55 - lusi ga na FNPF.
Interest rates were around 11.5% some 15yrs back & we may have been able to balance the books - it would be very difficult now with low rates unless we open up FNPF investment criteria, but then we would end up with high risk investment. Pension funds needs to be safe because it belongs to everyone.
Drastic measures needs to be put in place now to guranteed survival of the Pension Fund scheme.
For those like Burgess, I can only ask that you have some heart for others, you've received 4 times of what was your original FNPF savings. Please agree with the new pension payment structure.
The new or way forward is probably to make sure that your monthly pension is relative to current market prices. that is a revaluation exercise every year based on the Consumer Price Index.

I guess this throws alot of things outside the window, democracy, fairness, equality, human rigts (right to receive your pension & right to a pension for others who have not retired. Only moral ethics and good heart will prevail.

Anonymous said...

I am an existing FNPF pensioner and have been for 11 years now.The pension I am presently reciving ensures that I have a comfortable retirement - not rich or extravagant but like many other pensioners, comfortable. I do not depend on my children though they help me and my wife occassionaly. The proposed reform by FNPF will affect my retirement as I will now have to depend more on my children
who have families of their own. I pray that FNPF will come to their senses and refrain from rushing the reforms and for once try and understand the impact their reforms will have on us pensioners. Life looks very bleak for us and if a "Joan of Arch" comes out of the blue to fight for our common cause and gives us hope then I will definitely support her.
PAPA!

convolutedexperiment said...

It's magnificent what the Regime is doing to the FNPF and Pensioner's Funds !

We, the Democracy Movements around the World, could not have galvanised Fiji's Community so quickly and so effectively and created such resolute opposition to the Regime, if we tried.

Vinaka dopey Aiyaz and Frank and Co. for your support !

Annie said...

At Anon June 29, 2011 6:47 PM: Are you the judge ?? umm..NO!!!!


At convolutedexperiment : DON’T ONLY READ MY COMMENT BUT TRY TO UNDERSTAND IT. We all know that all lawyers are judged obviously with the evidence that they provide. Why do you think Dr. Shameem has already highlighted that the decree come in place on the 1st of July. she is being honest and letting people know that if things dont work out atleast she did make an effort.
“Dr Shameem says the High Court has told her it will hear her application on July 4th, which will be no use at all if the FNPF Decree comes in on July 1.


She says the illegal Attorney General's Decrees are always non-reviewable, ie the courts can't review them, she suspects her application will be given a certificate of termination, as it has happened to her recently with a case in the Employment Tribunal which was cancelled by the Registry because of ERP Decree 21”.
So I’m not the one who is being fooled, here is a piece of advice for you don’t interfere in something when you don’t have the knowledge about it.

AT Anon or Jake rather: Dr. Shameem did try to raise her voice but it did not work because the illegal government obviously had more power. She did stood up for human rights I will never doubt that. By the way what did you do?? ohh that’s right nothing!! You cant even put up your real name and post a comment and your saying that you will personally take the two sisters to task that to in 2014…?? HAHAHAHA you’re a joke!!!!!

& For the record Ratu Ului did not mention Dr. Shaista Shameem being an advisor back in 2006.

Thumbs Up Fiji said...

Nice try @ silly annie the orphan 7.32pm. Looks like you're all alone with your bottled ginger on that one. Birds of a feather? lolzzz.....

Samantha Sue said...

Instead of venting about text messages, may I suggest that all of us contributors to FNPF and recipients of pensions, engage the services of our own lawyers and have them put stay orders on the reduction of our pensions.

It will make the case against their decree stronger with more people submitting similar orders. Let's all work together to bring this illegal regime down by counteracting all their decrees (in a legal way). The regime knows that the people of Fiji will NOT fight or go against becasue we're too scared - let's prove them wrong. Let's stop them in their tracks - Fiji people are not stupid or gullible - we know what's rightfully ours. Let no man take away what is yours. This is our retirement money. I don't want to be robbed by any government. Bad enough I've paid taxes all my working life and now they will take it away from me. No way.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with Samantha. That would be a good way to show opposition without having the green goons come around with their prodders. Time to build a pensioner network with a common voice.

Annie said...

At Thumbs Up Fiji: I DONT CARE IF I'M ALONE AS LONG AS I KNOW I'M RIGHT...!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@ ANNIE, well said. It is true that Ratu Ului has not mentioned Dr. Shaista Shameem's name as an advisor back in 2006. He has only mentioned the sister so why is she getting blamed???

@Thumbs Up Fiji, go get your facts right. PEACE!

Noami said...

@ Thumbs up Fiji, that was a very immature comment from you. Looks like your talking to yourself.

Anonymous said...

@ Samantha Sue..good point

Samantha Sue said...

@Anon 8.25pm - Vinaka.

Anonymous said...

Shaista should have stood up long ago and champion the human rights instruments. She can start now but she is still guilty for not standing up than. Compare her organizations to all the HR organizations all over the world she is a toothless tiger and a coward.
The latest development has made her think that she also will be taken to court and the people of Fiji will demand an answer from her. So what she is doing right now is trying her best to sulvage her reputation.Thank Lady but the long arm of the law will deal with you.

Anonymous said...

It's not a proposal, it's already happening. Pensions for current pensioners have already been reduced drastically.

Please get your facts right.

Anonymous said...

To Annie...... or is it Shamimi???......
The 2 Evil sisters are equally guilty!!!! They are both In the Know!!! You can try all your best to salvage what's left of your reputation?? But lipstick on a pig??? Sorry, still a Pig!!!
The Long Arm of The Law is coming to get You!!!!!
You can Run....but you can't Hide!!!
One Day Mafatu!!!!
Talei Burness.... What goes around, comes around!!

Liumuri.... that's what you get for sleeping with the Enemy!!!..... oi...sa rauta... your daughter sleeping with Illegal AG!!!!......ppsssssssssst.........sorry..but she lost out on the $640,000....Ms Gavoka beat you to it??...sorry Fulori!!!!! lol!!

Anonymous said...

Well Shyster and Nazhat......two most admired role models in Suva Grammar School one a protector of Human Rights the other a defender of justice and holding one of the country's respected seat in society (High Court Judge) upcoming generations of Grammarianz never expect that both of you would tarnish the school name and now breaking this nation into pieces, we the new generation of Grammarianz will ensure that you spend quality time in Prison, you just wait the number of Grammarianz pursuing Law careers is increasing every year.....and we will ensure that you pay for hurting this beloved nation............

Anonymous said...

Is anyone else game to take the Govt on? We will soon see if this comes to fruition because if anything this is a major challenge to the present Govt on how it operates.

Anonymous said...

Murphy's law are observations about life that seem to have the weight of experience behind them. You probably heard this one: "If anything can go wrong, it will" Here's another one: "You can't do just one thing everything has its consequences". Good luck to you Davie boy, you are about to be exposed to the regimes nasty side which you seem to believe that people were making up.