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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Roko Ului in New Zealand to brave Fiji community

Roko Ului Mara has arrived in New Zealand and is due to give his first meeting today in Auckland but he's already facing difficulties.

The Auckland and Wellington meetings are being handled by different groups and the planning has had hiccups with conflicting information over basic things like the venue for the Auckland meeting with some people saying Pukekohe and others Papatoetoe.

The organising for the Auckland gatherings have been done by the newly formed Auckland chapter of the Australian Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement which started out originally as Free Fiji Movement led by former SDL MP Rajesh Singh.

The only information on their website is a flyer promoting a "Free Fiji Rally" at 5pm on Saturday with Roko Ului as keynote and trade unionists Peter Conway and Labour Party MP Rajen Prasad. It also says messages from former deposed PM, Laisenia Qarase, and FLP leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, will be read out - by Rajesh Singh and Satish Chand.

The Wellington meetings are being organised by the Wellington Fiji Community and Wellington Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement. It would be fair to say not everyone helping with the organising is totally supportive of Mara and are doing it because they've been asked to by the Australian FDFM and because they don't want to let the community down.

More worryingly, the longest running Fiji pro-democracy group last night revealed it has filed a police complaint against the former 3FIR Commander alleging he is guilty of torture and human rights violations and should be arrested.

The complaint by Nik Naidu's Fiji Coalition for Democracy group and the shambles in the planning reveals the divisions in the community over Mara. As previously stated, many people want a return to democracy for Fiji but many have been unable to embrace Mara publicly and buy into the dogma "thine enemy's enemy is my friend."

Despite reassuring people he is willing to be accountable, Mara's own past continues to distract, in spite of his popularity. It has not helped that he has surrounded himself with former politicians, largely considered by many people to be 'tainted.'

Roko Ului's own aunty, the Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Teimumu Kepa, is currently in Auckland at the invite of a Wellington lawyer to meet tangata whenua and will not be attending any of Mara's meetings. Her people say she is relaxing, sightseeing and shopping and has not planned to participate in any of the Mara forums.

57 comments:

  1. wonder why his having difficulties.????

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  2. The division and derision is a fine example of Democracy in action !

    It's a Healthy thing, it makes people more accountable, more creative and perform at their peak !

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  3. What a fair statement - "he has surrounded himself with former politicians, largely considered by many people to be 'tainted."

    This is the reason why not everybody in NZ are behind this.

    There are 35,000 Indo Fijians and 10,000 Fijians in NZ - even if 50% supported, we would topple this lot in Fiji.

    But the reality is that 50 friends and family of Rajesh, Shalend, Rasiga,Mara and Satish will turn up at this big meeting on Saturday.

    This is a self serving pubilicity exercise for failed, unemployed and uneducated lot.

    Thats why there is no support for these meetings or movements.

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  4. EXCELLENT ARTICLE - SATISH, RAJESH AND RAJU NEED TO PAY THEIR BILLS AND SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES SO THEY OPEN A DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT, INVITE A MILITARY GOON AND ENGAGE IN FUND RAISING.
    SATISH IS COLLECTING MONEY USING MAHENS NAME,RAJESH USING QARASAI NAME AND RAJU USING MARAS NAME. WHAT A SCAM - THE ONLY GENUINE PEOPLE ARE THE UNIONIST - ORGANISE A MEETING FOR PUBLIC TO MEET THEM RATHER THIS THUG AND HIS CONMAN FRIENDS.

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  5. Can someone connected to the organisers of the meeting in Auckland and Wellington please inform us of the planned venues for the meetings and times? I am looking forward to hearing RUM tell his side of the story- give the guy the benefit of the doubt and all that! Welcome Roko Ului!

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  6. C.4.5 : Please how long will it take before the contributions appear on the site? It's like taking forever!!!

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  7. Both, Roko Ului and Nik Naidu have no credibility. If Nik has the evidence then he should provide it so that Roko Ului is arrested in NZ for human rights violations. If no evidence then SHUT UP. The majority of us here at home don't even know (or give a !!) who Nik Naidu is.
    Interesting that his aunty is also in NZ but will have no part to play in Roko Ului's world tour "to restore democracy in Fiji". Old wounds, it appears, take longer to heal. Apparently, the resentment she holds for her nephew, many of us in Fiji share - he was very much a part of the torture gang that violated Virisila Buadromo's human rights. No amount of grandstanding will hide that.
    Fiji is in shit street, we're up to our necks in debt to the Chinese and life is getting to be more than a struggle for many of us. But we need to stand up ourselves here at home and fight the current dictatorship - not let self-serving despots and has-been politicians talk from the safety of distance, using our situation to get themselves PR status in their country of choice.
    If we, here in Fiji, don't stand up against Frank then we deserve the shit we find ourselves in.

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  8. We could only wishes good health and best wishes to the young Chief…the ball is in his court..there may be signs of repentance and has publicly vouch to face a legitimate Court of law to answer allegations against him, hope he considers restitution..then and only many may start to warm to his vision…

    But please, keep these former politicians, unionists far..far away from the young chief!!

    oh..and when is he coming to the warm weather of Queensland??...no one up this neck of the woods seem to have any idea..attempts by some in Qld to contact the pro-democracy host of the young Chief have received no response at all..what are they afraid of?..seems the origin rivalry from the footy field has influence many down south….

    ..or are they been too possessive of the young chief...Qld former Fiji resident just wanna hear him out, and reserve the right to agree or differ from his views and vision he purports to be honorable…

    ....no a difficult ask, is it..southerners??

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  9. Its been three months since this Military Thug escaped from Fiji and till today, not a single evidence of corruption or any regime damaging evidence.The only evidence he has is that of all his torture. He has been hot air.

    By contrast, our beloved union leaders have stories to tell about their torture and the injustice for workers with evidence.
    Why are we hosting this Thug in Public rally - we should do something for the union boys.

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  10. MARA is not welcome in NZ - his clan is the reason why coups started in fiji.

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  11. Actually RUM will be coming up to Brissy soon! We will keep you posted........

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  12. RUM keeps denying direct involvement in torture and I have yet to read an apology from him. Where is his chiefly humility?

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  13. July 20 @ 1.52pm

    All evidence against the regime RUM had have been forwarded to those that matter - Australia and NZ.

    waraka...namaka!

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  14. I don't see too many divisions in the Democracy movement. Only Niks group which is insignificant in the scheme of things. The only thing is he's making the most noise, oddly enough not against the regime who but against another recently changed pro-democracy fighter...doesn't really make sense. If he made this much noise about the Bainikhaiyum regime it would be much more beneficial to the democracy cause, as it it he's just wasting our time and I would rather C4.5 disregard him as it is not bringing much to the table. Lets not get sidetracked by this and concentrate our efforts with those who are taking up the fight including RUM and the trade unionists. All the questions of who did what can be answered after we've gotten rid of the pig.

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  15. After these meetings, the Proposed Govt tn exile - selected from all the crooks,democracy crusaders and failed politicans in AK today :

    PRIME MINISTER - RATU MARA
    (BECAUSE HE IS A MARA)

    FINANCE MINISTER - RAJESH SINGH
    (BECAUSE HE CANNOT READ BUT KNOWS HOW TO COUNT 1- 100)

    WOMAN AFFAIRS - RO TEIMUMU KEPA.
    (BECAUSE SHE IS A WOMAN )

    EDUCATION - SHALEND RAJU
    (BECAUSE HE KNOWS HOW TO WRITE)

    IMMIGRATION and INTERNAL AFFAIRS - SATISH CHAND
    ( BECAUSE HE CAN ASSIST MAHEN HIDE HIMSELF AND HIS MONEY)

    MINISTER FOR RACING AND HEALTH - LEKHI RAM
    ( HE CAN GAMBLE AND NEEDS MEDICAL HELP TO STAY IN NZ).

    MINISTER FOR POLICE AND FIJIAN AFFAIRS - JOSIA RASIGA ( BECAUSE HE WAS IN POLICE AND IS A FIJIAN)

    MINISTER FOR JUSTICE - DR SHAU KHAN
    ( BECAUSE HE IS DISBARRED FROM FIJI AND IS SHORT OF CASH).

    MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS- NIK NAIDU ( BECAUSE HE CAN COMMUNICATE WITH ALL TYPES).

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  16. Meeting location for Wellington:

    When: Thursday, 21 July 2011

    Venue: Pipitea Marae, 55 Thorndon Quay, Wellington.

    Time: 7pm start

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  17. Anon 3.34pm - great list but you forgot Minister for Foreign Affairs
    - that could be BHARAT JAMNADAS - why?
    Beacuse he is the original Democracy Crusader, knows Fiji politics better than the rest and he is a great journalist...He also can cook a mean curry dish and is Nicks main advisor in his five man movement.

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  18. send this idiot back to Fiji.

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  19. Minister for fraud- John Prasad.

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  20. The article says a lot of Roko ULui! It appears whereever he goes as State of confusion arises-now i wonder why? He wants to face the music when Fiji returns to a democracy-by then knowing our Fijian way of life he will be forgiven just as the likes of Rabuka was! Roko Ului needs to know he abused a High Chief in Ro Teimumu-the Roko Tui Dreketi when he was in Fiji and had the audacity to put out an article about what the Roko Tui Dreketi said during his p[resentation in Canberra.This was to make it appear to those of us who "did not know" that somehow-the Roko Tui Dreketi supported his now self-rightous call for Democracy!Medra na mi medra na ma as the old people said!

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  21. Auckland Meeting is scheduled this Saturday, 23 July 2011 @ 5pm

    Papatoetoe Town Hall
    35 St George Street
    Old Papatoete
    AUCKLAND

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  22. Minister for Foreign Affairs - Sada Reddy ( his is unemployed and needs a job)

    Minister for Library - john Sami ( also unemployed and needs a job)

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  23. I do really think that RUM should be arrested if the kiwi laws permits, because he is part of the this illegal regime. Put him in jail or bring him back to where he belongs. Tamata Lamulamu.

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  24. Division is coming as indicated...you will be dismentaled before U realised wat's happening

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  25. Minister for Grog
    Simi Kaitani

    Minister for Womens Affairs
    Rajend Chaudry

    Minister for Sitting on Fence - Semi Meo

    Minister for Video Production - Suli Daunitutu

    Minister for Family Unity - Pita Waqatairewa

    Minister for Destruction of Tourism - Felix the Cat and Urai Topline

    Minister for Marriage - Vayeshnoi

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  26. GO Roko Ului!! the silent majority are with you.

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  27. Dream lineup for interim gov post Aiyaz illegal gov.

    PM & Sugar - Chaudry.
    Minister for home affairs- Brig Aziz
    Sports minister- Rajesh Singh
    Attorney gen- Sahu Khan
    minister for tourism and commerce- Lekh Ram Vayeshnoi
    minister for PWD- Felix Anthony
    minister for women- Shaista Shameem.
    miniter for transport and Civil av- John Sami
    minister for Fijian affairs and multi ethnic affairs- Rajendra Chaudry.
    Minister for Finance- Nur Bano Ali.
    Minister for telecommunication- Nihkil Singh
    Minister for foreign affairs- Sada Nand

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  28. Just saw Rajesh Singh on TVNZ meeting Roko Ului at Auckland airport and he was wearing a old man beenie and suguraka clothes hahaahaha.Wailei one wud think he the sec or whatever for FDFM Auckland he wud dress up sensibly since the media wud be there. No wonder they disorganised with their forum for RUM

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  29. RUM - always remember your Taukei -
    not answerable to self serving expat Indians.

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  30. Now the politics in Fiji has taken a momentum. Uptil now it was all slack and nothing interesting where Bainimarama and his mates were free to spend and do anything they wanted.
    Now that tourism sector is about to be hit hard, Bainimarama and his company will now go sleepless nights.
    One thing more the unions should do is to talk to other affiliates and stop the Fiji Governments officials baggage checks stop processing their passports at all major airports in the world. This way the movements will be resticted

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  31. Rajesh Singh what a joke.

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  32. Roko Ului..pls let it be a real pro democracy fight and not for other agendas..Felix n Urai sa sega tu ga ni dua e vakabauti rau qori..the opportunists..

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  33. Wellington Fiji Community and Friends are Invited to Attend an Evening to
    Hear About The Situation in Our Beloved Home Fiji from Ratu Tevita
    Uluilakeba Mara, also known as Roko Ului.

    A former Fiji Army Officer who Fled the country, he is Now Actively
    Promoting a Return to Democratic Rule in Fiji.

    Come and Meet Ratu Tevita and Listen to What he Has to Say ABout What is
    Really Happening in Fiji Under the Present Government. Also Come & Share
    Your Thoughts About How We Could All Be Part of Efforts to Return Fiji to a
    Place of Freedom and Peace Without the Control of the Military Over the
    Lives of its People.

    When: Thursday, 21 July 2011

    Venue: Pipitea Marae, 55 Thorndon Quay, Wellington.

    Time: 7pm start

    THUMBS UP FOR DEMOCRACY IN FIJI!

    Note:
    - Please also come ready to donate to the Cause championed by Ratu Tevita to
    enable him to promote the message about Fiji.

    SPREAD THE WORD AND TELL YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY!

    Organised by the Wellington Fiji Community & Wellington Fiji Democracy &
    Freedom Movement



    Auckland Meeting is scheduled this Saturday, 23 July 2011 @ 5pm

    Papatoetoe Town Hall
    35 St George Street
    Old Papatoete
    AUCKLAND

    July 20, 2011 4:04 PM

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  34. Please, no division. Let's hold hands, put our differences away, for the good course. Although RUM had done wrong to some of us, he knows he will be accountable. First, let's unite for a common outcome and that is to get Fiji back to freedom and democracy. God bless Fiji!

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  35. Nik Naidu is comfortable and safe in NZ. He doesn't want people in Fiji to experience peace, freedom and democracy, so he tries to get RUM arrested. Nik, give RUM the chance to help those he once tortured at QEB. He has learnt his mistakes and will surely be of great help to fijians.

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  36. DEMOCRACY for Fiji should be the first Priority. All the other peripheral stuff can be sorted out later. All the energy and focus should be on getting rid of the Narcissist Dictator and the Illegal Junta. If you do not do this, Nothing will happen and you will be sitting there still arguing and Fijian People will still be under the rule of the Oppressive Dictator going to Hell.

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  37. sobo RUM au sa lomani iko sara ni sara mai vimavolo taki iko na dosi.....
    tovolea mo siro sobu mada kua so na via veiliutaki tu ga,,,,
    waraka ga nomu veilewai......sa levu na liumuri ra tu qori e yasamu,,,,,,vinaka cake na tu mai Toga.

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  38. how come roko tui dreketi is sightseeing and shopping while her people are suffering???? what a joke!

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  39. Dr Rajen Prasad MPJuly 20, 2011 at 10:50 PM

    There is no truth to the claim that I will be speaking at the "Free Fiji Rally" in Auckland on Saturday. I have made some constructive proposals for a way forward elsewhere and will progress that as best I can. It is not appropriate for me to address such a rally. Dr Rajen Prasad MP

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  40. Sada reddy can take up minister position as he is now lecturer at FNU. Guess what he is teaching. Good corporate governance.

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  41. @Anonymous 8:50pm

    Thats her birthright !!

    She's a high chief, commoners can go to hell, starve, suffer or whatever, as long as she can enjoy life !!

    Thats why Frank invited these bunch to drink homebrew under the mango tree.

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  42. Please all Bloggers, the focus should be to the Illegal Regime, FB, Green Goons and how we should stand up together against them.

    Let us all come together in one. Let us call the Chiefs, Church, Civil Organisations and everyone that we joined hands, be united in one against the Juntas. Things have popped up quickly in our (freedom fighters) favour. So, please put your differences aside, let us unite and fight as one front, We shall Win, the Victory will be ours sooner then expected.

    Se vakacava Semi Meo??

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  43. To many Chiefs very little Indians.

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  44. Something always hold true. What goes around comes around...........coups occur in my beautiful homeland of Fiji like the tides of the sea. I am afraid we will need to accept this fact and it will take massive efforts of good leaders or for all our sake ceed Fiji to a robust democratic country for coups to be eliminated forever. God bless all Fijians.

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  45. This is all in shambles as there is no clear direction.It goes onto to show that there is no real leader in this forum who can stand upto a united Fiji for everyone.As canbe clearly seen now that all the fuss is about self-promotion from the likes of Kaitani,Rajesh,Nick,Shalen,Ului,Sulu,JB,Felix,Urai and others.Most of these names are either linked to Qarase or MC and I dont trust any of these so called leaders.They had the opportunity to unite Fiji but missed the boat big time because of their own greed for self esteem.I challenge all the bloggers who are genuine democracy fighters to come forward for a real path for Fiji.Standing on the sidelines and putting the lives of the innocent ordinary people is not good enough.We all have to be in it to win.The shouting from the sidelines is a hallmark of cowards ans selfserving people who jump the gravy train when times are good but run with the tails between the legs when challenged to face the music.One clear eaxmple is Ului Mara.

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  46. nIK
    i was under command of ului when we raided kalabu in 2000,,,,,,,we shot dead 2 unarmed fijian villagers as they were running away in cold blood and assaulted men and women as they lay on the ground……when they were lying on the ground ului swore at them and told them to eat the lad they fighting for (probably cause he is from a small island) a lot got injured and have permanent injuries,,,,they still there n will come out to testify at the right time
    i am willing to face justice n testify
    good on u niik – murderers should not be posing as democracy or freedom fighters.

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  47. @ Anon 9:29..

    It is easy to call other ppl what you have brandished them with. However they have the guts to stand up and voice their concerns about Our Beloved Fiji.
    Which is a good sign that Our voice is finally being heard by other countries. The action which the Australian Union is going to take is a significant step that what a few brave ppl has done has come to fruition.
    You wont be surprised that other countries will follow suite after they have a real glimpse of all the dirty works the illegal regime has been up to.
    What have you done to let the other Nations know of the plight our Beloved country is going thru.
    Those Unionists need your support and just dont stand from the sideline howlling out unnecessary comments.
    Thumbs Up To Democracy!!!!

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  48. Too much talk! Let's unite, give RUM the benefit of the doubt- why are these people not jumping up and down when Felix and Vaeyshnoi landed in NZ- they were supporters of the current regime? And we have never heard them condemn the regime! Just bring all your curiosity and concerns, and questions to the rally and help give ideas to RUM on how to take back our country from the hands of thugs.

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  49. To Annon 8.50 & 11.46.. Go vent your anger and disdain elsewhere.. She was invited by Tagata Phenua and her ppl who love her and respect her are looking after her in New Zealand as she rightfully deserves and did not ask for... Damn right .. her BIRTHRIGHT..

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  50. RUM is just a big time looser...anon 11.31 is right..when he had the gun ,he was like untouchble..look wat happened now..running away and making noises from elsewhere rather than stand up like a man to face the music...tamata lamusona...where was democracy when he was torchering others..wat an idiot and should be ashamed of himself...LAMUSONA BIG TIME...tamani TADOLA..

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  51. All that will happen is the Crooks will return to run Fiji! Only this time they will a bit smater-as for example after the Rabuka coups the the subsequent demiss of evrything he became involved in. We now see the so called "fighters" for Democracy-where were all this bunch when all coups were in action! They all quietly gave their support-lke those that were marching around Parliament House with George Speight. Just to name a few :Adi Mere Samisoni & friends-supplying free madrai, the famous Talatala Poate who had " had to care for the sheep"(more like wolves)-and we could carry on with the names. The question is still the same "have we learnt anything yet?". The answer is a big fat NO! Why because what happened then is right now getting replayed again and again and no one seems to be the wiser? The so called fighters for DEMOCRACY now-come with "blood on their hands"! If we do return with the same old , same old package what do you expect to change -NOTHING!If you are doing the same thing day in day out don't expect a different result! So can we ask what is it we are now doing that will result in a different result form what we did in the past?? What is it that we are doing now that will make a change for a better Fiji for everyone? You soon come to realise that the answer is nothing! The call maybe for DEMOCRACY is great but what happens after that? Do we just go back to doing things the same old way? "If you want to know why we are standing in shit now-just look at what we were doing in the past, if you want to know what will happen in the future just look where you now! No need for Prophesy, no need for fortune telling just "SIMPLE COMMON SENSE"! BUt then "COMMON SENSE IS NOT SO COMMON! Dri Yani

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  52. Look at us all fighting amongst ourselves. We have to focus on the desired outcome, to remove the current despotic and oppressive unelected regime in Fiji. Fragmentedness we are venting on these blogs will just weaken the fight for restoring democracy in our homeland. Lets just unite and listen to RUM speak, Unionists, and others interested in putting up the fight to remove this evil junta, otherwise we just wasting our time and efforts. Lets show some solidarity in our quest for democracy, and keep our eyes and minds focussed on the desired outcome,a return to democracy. After that those who need to be held responsible for past injustices and wrong, can have their day in court, and ex pollies who have put self benefit before the people, we can refrain from voting them in at our next free elections. Go to the rally speak up for democracy or shut up!!

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  53. RUM – YOURE A SOLDIER NOT A POLITICIAN,,,,,,SPEECHES WILL NOT BOTHER FRANK….U NEED TO ORGANISE A REBEL ARMY, GET SOME BUSINESS PEOPLE TO FUND, GET EX SOLDIERS TOGETHER,,,,U JUST NEED 50 SOLDIERS TO STORM A CABINET MEETING, TV STATION AND FBC,,,,,(U SHUD KNOW THE REST OF THE PLAN) THEN LEAVE THE REST TO THE KAI VITIS WHO WILL GO ON A RAMPAGE AS THEY ARE WAITING FOR THE SIGNAL. BUT U AND YO SOLDIERS HAVE TO MAKE THE FIRST MOVE.
    SPEECHES ARE NO USE,,,,,USE YOUR TRAINING AS A SOLDIER AND ACT AS REAL SOLDIER (INCLUDING JB IN CANBERRA)

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  54. NZ police need to investigate Nik Naidu's close association with the illegal Fiji AG and their bomb making activities where one person died. Nik Naidu took over the democracy group as original members have since left. he does not represent the fiji democracy movement in nz and is still closly associated with the illegal Fiji AG.. and clearly working on his behalf.

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  55. Anon @ 21/7, 11.31am. There is an ex-soldier from Lau who now walks around with one damaged eye which RUM is supposed to have kicked with his boots on, when RUM did not like what this guy said in camp. He earns his money now through some small business here in Fiji. It's God's judgement I know but, I cannot help but include this and you're probably already aware of it.

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  56. At least RUM is doing something to try and get Fair and honest Democratic Elections for the Fijian People and not hiding in the Barracks polishing their shoes and being frightened to do anything or say anything against the cowardly Goons and Toads of the Illegal Dictators Junta.

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  57. this fools should stop wasting there time and move on find some thing to do

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