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Friday, July 22, 2011

Roko Ului to meet with with tangata whenua

CONNECTIONS: Maori Party co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples (right) with PM John Key. Below: King Tuheitia and Mara arriving in New Zealand. (Mara pic Pacific Scoop)
 
 
The democracy campaigning Roko Ului Mara will have more photo opportunities today and, more importantly, the chance to get the support of Maori.

Mara (now in his his third day in New Zealand) is due to meet the co-leader of the Maori Party, Tariana Turia, at Parliament this morning and later today the Maori King, Tuheitia.

The meetings with well-connected tangata whenua leaders were organised by the Wellington Fiji community in a bid to lift the controversial Mara's profile and to counter some of the negative publicity over his visit.

The planned meeting with the Maori King will help Mara but some Kingitanga supporters worry it will hurt the King movement, which has traditionally been apolitical.

Yesterday, Mara met Foreign Affairs officials and both they and the former army officer are refusing to detail their discussions, other than to acknowledge the obvious - the situation in Fiji is deteriorating. Chances are any of the sensitive information Mara had to share with the New Zealand government have already passed hands and that yesterday's meeting was a mere formality.

It has been hard to gauge the turnout for the Mara forums because of lack of information from organisers and conflicting reports although sources say there were about 40 people at the community forum in Wellington last night and that media were not allowed in. Not surprising. 

It's believed Mara had been cagey about the community forum and had even thought of pulling out altogether. Organisers had to persuade him to attend, especially as it had already been advertised.

Roko Ului's reception has been markedly different to that of coup leader, Sitiveni Rabuka, in 1991 when he was invited to Auckland by PINA. Rabuka was confronted by protesters who broke through a cordon of tight security while about 100 others burnt a copy of the republican constitution in front of police protecting him.

Newspapers also condemned PINA for inviting him with protesters carrying slogans reading "Rabuka butchered Fijian democracy", "Rabuka army thug", "Get out of New Zealand fascist Rabuka", "Down with apartheid in Fiji" and "Coup Klux Klan".

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Roko Ului Mara!!! Keep up the good work... You got the support of leaders in Australia and New Zealand and 90% of people in fiji which gives you the upper hand against the Evil Satanic Dictator Bainivuaka, whose only supporters are the military thugs that beats, tortures, and kills Innocent Defenceless civillians... Not to mention the beatings and abuse of defencelss women....

The dictator's days are numbered and he knows it very well... Good will always triumph over Evil. Bainivuaka you CREEDY BASTARD, you will suffer for all the millions of dollars of taxpayers money you've been abusing with your boyfriend Khaiyum. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND... Better start digging your own grave, same goes to Khaiyum... YOU WORTHLESS PIECE OF SHIT!!!

Anonymous said...

Voreqe Bainimarama liuliu na Mataivalu ni Solisona - Thank you for exposing Urai & Anthony how they have ripped off FNPF members.

Now can you tell the people of Fiji the following -

1. How much you have earned in salary and perks since 5th December2006.

2. How much has Khaiyum and other Ministers earned also.

3.Who pays for all your and your families overseas jaunts and shopping like Hong Kong and World Netball in Singapore.

4. Why is BDO Zarin Ali through Nur Bano Ali (Khaiyum's Aunty) handling the salary of Cabinet Ministers when this is a function of the Ministry of finance.

5. Why was there no public tender process.

6. How many millions have you, AG and other Ministers earned in corrupt deals and kickbacks since
5th December 2006.

The people of Fiji look forward to your detailed reply in regrad to all these questions with full details.

God bless Fiji as the truth will evantually be revealed as God is more powerful than Khaiyum your master Voreqe.

Anonymous said...

The dictator says urai and felix manipulated FNPF board fees, what a joke?

Why doesnt he get FICAKE to charge them then???

Where was he when the fees were recieved?

Wasnt the fees for services rendered and properly approved?

Why can the dictator disclose his salary of 7000000 and increase in his and family assets sicne 2006?

Anonymous said...

Fight on brave soldier... you good thing!!!

God Bless you!
Kalougata o Ao Tearoa!
Kalougata o Viti!

Anonymous said...

Pramesh Chand has made a right sizing paper for the dicatator to decree for loss of jobs of civil servants from five ministries, over 2000 to loose jobs under the restrurture.

there is no consulation with the unions and this is dictatorship.

The civil servants with no COLA, no pay increase and no legal rights since 2006 must wake up and fight.

Anonymous said...

Our forefathers left our shores to fight to keep the enemy away. The enemy is now within. It is our fight now for our childrens' sake. Lets organize a rally in Suva like the one in 2000 and march to the Bainivuaka's home and demand that he remove himself... common Fijians have faith in the people's power....tucake.....tucake..enough is enough

Anonymous said...

The lack of public support proves that RUM is not taken seriously and his supporters like Rajesh Singh, Satish Chand and Shailen Raju have no public mandate - power to real people, not pretenders like this lot.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE TELL PUPPET RAJESH SINGH AND HIS MASTER SHAILENDRA RAJU TO GO BACK TO FIJI _ EASIER PLACE TO FOOL PEOPLE LIKE THE REGIME IS DOING.
IN NZ AND AUST, THERE ARE MORE EDUCATED AND MORALLY CLEAN PEOPLE TO FIGHT THIS CAUSE AND WE DONT NEED MONKEYS TO TARNISH OUR IMAGE - MOCE RAJESH, RATU MARA and RAJU.
ALSO TAKE CROOKS LIKE BALLU KHAN AND SHAU KHAN WITH YOU. LET US FIGHT THE THUGS IN FIJI WITH MORE SPINE AND BETTER APPROACH.

Anonymous said...

Ballu Khan needs to come and tell the people about what Mara did to him and his friends - guess who was at the site when ballu was arrested? Guess who was the person to interogate Ballu? Guess who lead the torture?
Come on Ballu - you Affidivit is available in the public domain. Coup 4.5 should publish this.
Mara should also be asked about his role.

convolutedexperiment said...

Hmmmm !
One thing is very clear from this article, Fijians have a hard road to follow !
There just doesn't seem to be any cohesion within the Fijian Community and this does not augur or bode well for the future..

semi pussy said...

WE CANT COMPARE RABUKAS VISIT TO NZ WITH RUM IF CRANKY FRANKIE COMES TO NZ THEN WE CAN COMPARE ITS WINTER RESPONSE ARE BAD INTHE EVENINGS ALSO FIJIS CONTINIOUS COUPS HAVE BECCOME BORING FOR KIWIWS ALSO kiwis have their own economy to worry about
fact is most fiji citizens who have come to nz since 87 have moved on with life and dont give a dam abot fiji any more

Anonymous said...

I have to say that one of things I have always found good about the Bainimarama regime is their policy of equal status for all in Fiji...The Nationlist Taukei movement which is exclusivist of indiogeneous rights is medieval and has no right in this Century. Mara will find Kinship with Maori radicals who are pushing the same squeeky wheel barrow, I suppose one coulsd say any port in a storm?

Anonymous said...

Democracy says....

Can we also publicise...."Killing Fields in Fiji by Frank Bainimarama & Aiyaz Khaiyum.

Can we also publicise....all over the world....."Torturing & Raping of Human Rights in Fiji....

Can we also publicise...Violation of Human rights in Fiji..

Can we also publicise.....NO freedom pf speech & media in Fiji

Can we also publicise.....Union.workers rights to be equally represented has been violated and trashed by Frank & his illegal regime

& the list goes on.....

God bless Fiji

Anonymous said...

Elections in Sept 2014

Presidents term expires in Nov 2014

FB to become President in Nov 2014

AK to become PM in Sept 2014 in a rigged election.

Make your choice.

Keep The Faith said...

@ Anon 10:57 am

"I have to say that one of things I have always found good about the Bainimarama regime is their policy of equal status for all in Fiji...The Nationlist Taukei movement which is exclusivist of indiogeneous rights is medieval and has no right in this Century. Mara will find Kinship with Maori radicals who are pushing the same squeeky wheel barrow, I suppose one coulsd say any port in a storm?"

--> Welcome to our country where the indigenous Fijian is the majority and we are prioritized as "first people" in the 1997 constitution.

That's the way the cookie crumbles sweetheart and if you don't like it, leg yourself the fuck out of here but the constitution is not changing any time soon so put that in a memo and give your friend Akuila Yabaki a clue.

Indigenous Fijians are tired of being charged with being "racist", or "nationalist" like its a dirty word. It's the fact of the matter in this country and if you've only woken up to this fact then we can wake you up when its the year 3000.

And while you're at it, get yourself a clue too -- our situation is poles apart from the unfortunate Maori situation.

Anonymous said...

Dont think this MISION is failing....it is creating interest amongst all with FJ at heart....TOSO VITI TOSO....

Anonymous said...

very well said Keep The Faith!

Anonymous said...

@keep the faith

Everyone came from somewhere, its just matter of time.
It can be 10000 years, 20000 years or 200 years.
All people should treated equally if we are to create a fair society.
Fiji should look itself like Singapore.

AKRI RASTA said...

POOR RIYAZ KAIBUTAKO TRYG TO HELP HIS BROTHER BY DISCREDITG THE UNION GUYS ONFNPF BOARD BY REVIEVING THEIR SALARIES WHO PUT THIS GUY ON THESE BOARDS YOUR BRO
WHO PUT TALENI IN COMPOLS ROLE LOST MILLIONS
RIYAZ IT WASENT YO MAMA BUT YOUR BRO AND HIS CRANKY BANANA
RIYAZ KAIYUM YOUR BRO GOT YOU THE JOB AT FBC COS YOU COULD NOT SURVIVE IN NZ NOW BECOS OF HIM YOU DRIVE ABRAND NEW CRV AND HAVE AHOUSE WITH A POOL HOW MANY PEOPLE IN FIJI HAVE SWIMMING POOL BETA
17 MILLION FOR RENOVATION TO FBC APART FRON BLACK PAINT AND BIGGER WINDOWS WHAT HAVE YOU TO SHOW WHY WAS ALL THE MONEY SENT TO ROBERT KHANS RADIO TARANA ARELATIVE OF JOHN PRASAD WHERE IS THE TV STATION YOU PROMISED MAI TV ONLY COST 2MILLION YOU HAD FDB LOAN 17 MILLION BETA YOU AND YO BRO HAVE GIVEN MUSLIMS AND INDIAN VERY BAD NAME IN FIJI

Anonymous said...

What a joke Akl was for RUM. Just 40 turned up with Fiji population base of 40,000. RUM you done mate! Lako mai Viti.!!

Anonymous said...

Keep The Faith, your situation is poles apart from the unfortunate Maori situation, but its very close to the Solomon situation, where everything is falling apart.

Keep The Faith said...

@ Anonymous 3:23pm

"Everyone came from somewhere, its just matter of time. It can be 10000 years, 20000 years or 200 years. All people should treated equally if we are to create a fair society. Fiji should look itself like Singapore."

--> OK fair point. So what's not fair about our status as first people in the Constitution? Have you even read it?

We don't automatically get any gold-stars or gold-bars for being indigenous citizens in the constitution and equality across the board is amply protected in the constitution.

Just don't confuse your notion of equality with "equal access" to native land which is the bottom-line for many of you pro-constitution change sorts.

Anonymous said...

@ annon 3.46.. You wish lols. @ Keep the Faith, well said..

Anonymous said...

@ Keep the Faith

Nobody wants your native land, thats why sugar cane farms are being converted back to jungle. This is called progress Fiji style.

Anonymous said...

Jungle is good. Its nature restored with all its natural resources. That's where the best food come from with all their natural healing qualitites. This is the best progress.

Anonymous said...

@ Annon.. 5.50, Don't even go there... You know very well who polarized the sugar industry and f'd it up big time while at it... During Rt Mara's reign the Sugar industry flourished until these sorts came in with bitterness and decided to kill it living the poor gullible farmers to suffer..
There are many Cane farmers’ children of that era who have excelled through life, some are still in the country today… If you do not want our Native Land, that’s fine… if you choose to work it to feed your family, educate your children and fly away, good for you.… no hard feelings.. Isn’t that the normal practice? Please just don’t get nasty because with your attitude, you wouldn’t even be heard anywhere else… Progress fiji style - twisted bitter ppl = properity..

Anonymous said...

@5:50 PM. Nobody? Nobody? Arse Khaiyum surely does, want native lands.

Keep The Faith said...

@ Anon 5:50pm

"Nobody wants your native land, thats why sugar cane farms are being converted back to jungle. This is called progress Fiji style."

--> Then so be it. If that's what landowners want to do with their land to let it heal from intensive use from decades of sugarcane farming, then we all have to respect that as much as we disagree. We will all benefit at some point from these wise decisions when we can't afford to buy imported food anymore (it's happening already) and that would indeed be "progress fiji style" as opposed to food riots like in Africa.

Please dispel those false notions of "not wanting native land" because this illegal and treasonous regime and their land banks & charter ideas proves otherwise.

And don't get me wrong. Indigenous Fijians aren't hoarding the land, the simple fact of the matter is that no INDIVIDUAL owns it so they can't trade it freely because decisions are taken as a collective. We are merely communal guardians of it -- we use it now and it remains in trust for the future generations. That is the wisdom of our forefathers who worked it so that it is held in traditional trust for perpetuity.

Anonymous said...

It is a very sad day in Fijian history when Fijian born people are frightened to be filmed by News Media at a meeting in a free and DEMOCRATIC NZ because of the FEAR of Retribution and Intimidation of their family and relatives back in Fiji by the cowardly Goons and Toads of the Illegal Dictators Junta.

Anonymous said...

isa RUM what makes u think that you wanted as a leader?
I thinks u have an inflated view of yoself....
get back to earth man!

Anonymous said...

RUM is fighting a GREAT WAR...keep going....we need this for the silent majority.......Thumbs Up for DEMOCRACY!!

Anonymous said...

Keep the faith

If there ever was someone who worked so hard, it was the indentured labourers and their generations of farmers and cane cutters

Until the landowning itaukei was manipulated by the sdl into not renewing leases, the sugar industry is now at the brink

Find out who is king of this world now, make the connections and unravel the enigma

Anonymous said...

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Roko Ului to meet with with tangata whenua":

Roko Ului Mara!!! Keep up the good work... You got the support of leaders in Australia and New Zealand and 90% of people in fiji which gives you the upper hand against the Evil Satanic Dictator Bainivuaka, whose only supporters are the military thugs that beats, tortures, and kills Innocent Defenceless civillians... Not to mention the beatings and abuse of defencelss women....

The dictator's days are numbered and he knows it very well... Good will always triumph over Evil. Bainivuaka you CREEDY BASTARD, you will suffer for all the millions of dollars of taxpayers money you've been abusing with your boyfriend Khaiyum. WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND... Better start digging your own grave, same goes to Khaiyum...Edited:C4.5

Anonymous said...

This is brinkmanship! The illegal PM and his masi polo (with his tongue AG) will fight to the end to try and save their loot. This is the stupidity of a dictatorship who has lost the plot but heavily supported by even dumber senior officers in the army, navy and police. Like dolls thy turn up in uniform, with battires not included!

Anonymous said...

some said 40 and some said 400 were at meeting
pro dems should resist taking up the regimes tactics ie misinformation to get support