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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Solomons PM in the gun for backing Bainimarama

FIJI'S NEIGHBOURS: Regime supporter Danny Philip, PM of the Solomon Islands, and New Zealand's Foreign Affairs Minister, Murray McCully, a huge critic of Fiji. pic NZPA


MARA: Not wanted in Solomons.
Former 3FIR commander Roko Ului Mara and the democracy movement are going after Pacific nations that are supporting the illegal regime, like the Solomons.

The Melanesian country's prime Minister, Danny Philip, has been hammered for supporting coup leader and self-appointed prime minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, and the ‘unelected, illegal and corrupt’ Fiji regime.

At his Auckland rally over the weekend, Mara singled Philip out saying: “The Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands conveniently forgets that many Fijian soldiers gave their lives for that country during World War Two and now he is siding with an unelected illegal and corrupt regime.

“With the support of the Solomon Islands, [the regime] has resumed chairmanship of the MSG and its plan is to use it as a front against Australia and New Zealand.”

He blamed Philip for helping Bainimarama secure the MSG chairmanship.

Readers will remember the Fiji chairmanship was on then off, then on again thanks to the Solomons own domestic turmoils with Phillip clearly giving his backing to Fiji when he was elected as prime minister late last year.

In June this year, Philip said he would not allow Mara into the Solomons if he tried to visit, telling Australian media he couldn't afford to damage the Solomon Island's relationship with Fiji.


"We have just made peace with Fiji and the MSG (Melanesian Spearhead Group) group. We cannot afford to have anything else put some more cracks into that relationship. I think I'll stick to my policy of embracing Fiji for some time."

The democracy movement intend to lobby the South Pacific Leaders Forum this year for support for the Melanesian Spearhead Group to isolate Fiji.

See speeches and messages of support from the Mara and democracy rally at Papatoetoe on Saturday night.

Roko Ului Mara's speech
http://www.mediafire.com/?vpf

Fiji Economic Update
  http://www.mediafire.com/?cedqb3sjzlc8cy6


Rajesh Singh speech
 http://www.mediafire.com/?bz6j6zch34m7a67

Laisenia Qarase Message of Support http://www.mediafire.com/?6y7tj2d3bfxfnyd

Mahendra Chaudhry Message of Support
http://www.mediafire.com/?q0b0mog4afkk3f8

19 comments:

Ayarse Chodo said...

Just a correction to Mr. Mara. No Fijian soldiers gave their lives for the Solomon Islands.

Our men gave their lives for our Queen and Empire. It just so happened that some battles happened in Solomon islands, just as they happened in other places. Our men went to wherever they were needed.

Frank said...

They were fighting the Japanese to free Solomon Islands. Not sure if this was worth it, considering the situation in Solomons.

One day we will need soldiers in Fiji to liberate Fiji from the Vampires who are sucking the blood of innocent people. I hope that day is not far of.

Anonymous said...

the group is getting bigger,and the regimes group is getting smaller day by day..

your time is up aiyaz...

Anonymous said...

Dont like liar Mara

Dont like corrupt Aiyaz !!

O Cei Tale is around ?

kinoya kid said...

Mara..
You have no right in the Sovereinty of a Nation...
you are very smart in pointing fingers...
Fijian soldiers were not their for the Solomans...You macawa
O sa lai cala wale na ka o tukuna ...by trying to save your own BIG ASS
Dou kawa ni kocokoco

Anonymous said...

The 2 people that have got us where we are today can now moan & groan ie Qarase & Chaudary but thy missed the chance to be true Leaders. Qarase did have the guts to sack the President and played into the hands of Bainimarama. Chaudary well what do we need to say about him-arrogance of the first class.As for Roko Ului-no use blaming the Solomons PM or anyone else about Fijis ills-you seem to be short on memory-you are part of the problem that all have to now suffer in Fiji! Are you really the solution-i don't think so!

Anonymous said...

Froggy says...

Hey look who cares about Mara, Felix Anthony, Dan Urai & Rajeshwar Singh giving speeches.

These same dogs were the ones destroying innocent lives and raping people of livehood, work and decent earnings.

These thugs betrayed the union members who should have been fighting wrokers rights instead joined the illegal regime and did just the opposite. Union members should now learn their lesson not to bring them back to the fore but instaed report them the police and investigate their dirty dealings.

Felix & Dan you both should be ashamed of yourself. You bloody father of a thief. You bothhave sold out workers rights and betrayed their trust and hope.

You both jumping up & down because you will loose your union wages. Yet when the workers were crying for help, their voice to be heard , you both turned the other way - you mongrels.

The illegal regime should put them behind bars & use Dr Sahu Khan's favourite word.." bringing desrepute" to the people.

Vonivate Driu said...

I read with interest Mahendra Chaudry's message of support. This is the same person who was Minister of Finance in the current illegal government and approved Bainimarama's backpay and yet he is again trying to justify his action by saying that they were only there to "assist the President fascilitate a quick return to parlimentary democracy within Fiji's constitution." The President's mandate as he puts it includes the eradication of corruption and steady economic growth. By approving Bainimarama's back pay, isn't he a party to the crime aiding the illegal regime in not honoring the President's mandate? Isn't this what we call corruption. Or how does he interprete corruption?

Anonymous said...

The Solomon PM looks more cunniing and corrupt than our Illegal PM himself.

Anonymous said...

More like Chinese msg to add more flavour

Anonymous said...

Too bad Ulu Mara. I think you should come back to Fiji and look after your family. Leave the Solomon Is alone, they have enough on their plate. You have achived nothing but blowing unfounded noises to your poor followers.

Anonymous said...

TVNZ website

Fiji's military regime has been accused of censoring accounts of the deaths of two foreign men so as not to spook tourists.

The allegations come from an anti regime blog site, Coup Four and a Half, with it's sources in Suva claiming they have been warned not to report details of the two unrelated deaths - the death of a New Zealand businessman and the apparent drowning of an American executive.

The two incidents have gone virtually unreported in Fiji, where emergency regulations imposed by the military regime allow the Ministry of Information to censor news coverage.

In the first case, Kiwi Tony Groom died after suffering injuries from being beaten .

It was confirmed by Fiji police that 55-year-old died on Thursday July 21.
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A police investigation was under way but there were no suspects.

And, American Don Nicholas, chief executive of an anti-ageing medical institute, disappeared while surfing on a reef off the Intercontinental Hotel at Natadola, south of Nadi.

Nicholas, who was in Fiji to attend one of life coach Tony Robbins' "Life and Wealth Mastery" conferences, had been advised not to surf in the huge swell but opted to anyway, according to media reports from his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina.

A strong surfer and former life saver, he was pounded by a string of large waves and did not resurface. His body has not been recovered.

His pregnant girlfriend Litsa Kapantais, who was holidaying with him, complained that the Fijian rescuers "missed a lot" in the crucial first 10 minutes and stopped their search too soon.

"I don't think that they looked enough. I don't think that they searched enough," she said.

She also claimed Nicholas' sister had flown to Fiji to seek information but had been stonewalled by the resort.

The anti-government blog site reported that journalists were told "to downplay both incidents for fear of the repercussions on the country's tourism industry."

"Imagine what would happen if Aussies and Kiwis knew about one missing surfer and two murders in Nadi in the space of 10 days?" the site quoted its source as saying.

A Fiji government spokeswoman, Sharon Smith-Jones, said claims the deaths had been censored were untrue, adding that she believed the two incidents had been well covered by local media.

"I can assure you that none of these reports have been censored," she told AAP.

If media outlets are only reporting on basic facts then it's of their own doing."

She said the blog site was not a credible source of information as it was "well known for fabricating stories to discredit the government and with scant detail to the truth".

Fiji Believer said...

New Zealand Herald: Fiji's military regime has been accused of censoring accounts of the deaths of two foreign men so as not to frighten Australian and New Zealand tourists.

The Coup Four and a Half blog site cites media sources in Suva claiming they had been warned not to report details of the death of Tony Robert Groom, originally from Greymouth, and the apparent drowning of Don Nicholas, an American executive.

Mr Groom, 55, was brutally beaten in a "rough" part of Nadi as he walked home from a night out on July 8. He did not report the attack but collapsed suddenly on July 16 and died five days later. It is understood his partner went to police after he died. While a police investigation is under way, no suspects have been named.

Mr Nicholas, chief executive of an anti-ageing medical institute, disappeared while surfing at Natadola, south of Nadi.

Neither deaths have been widely reported in the Fijian press. However, a third death, the murder of a Fijian man, has been covered extensively.

The anti-government blog site reported that journalists were told "to downplay both incidents for fear of the repercussions on the country's tourism industry."

"Imagine what would happen if Aussies and Kiwis knew about one missing surfer and two murders in Nadi in the space of 10 days?" the site quoted its source as saying.

Mr Groom's family and friends travelled to Fiji for his funeral, held on Monday.

Mr Groom had lived in Fiji on and off for about eight years, but moved there permanently 10 months ago. His partner Priya Zaena spoke of Mr Groom's death on her own Facebook page.

Those who knew him were shocked to hear of his death.

Anthony Bailey posted a moving tribute to Mr Groom on a memorial website.

"I am sincerely sorry for the loss of Tony. Tony was a kind loyal man and a friend to a lot of people, he loved a drink, chat, and loved to share a joke always with a dry sense of humour but always smiling.

"We know that this is devastating for everyone especially his family and all the friends he touched and helped out in his life. Life is very unfair, but we are sure Tony will live on in each of us and will be in our thoughts for always.

"Tony had done a lot to be proud of over the 55 years and also helped out a lot of people in Christchurch and Fiji and will be deeply missed by everyone."

His brother Philip told the Greymouth Star Mr Groom had enjoyed life in Nadi.

A Fiji Government spokeswoman, Sharon Smith-Jones, said claims the deaths had been censored were untrue, adding that she believed the two incidents had been well covered by local media.

"I can assure you that none of these reports have been censored," she said. "If media outlets are only reporting on basic facts then it's of their own doing."

She said the blog site was not a credible source of information as it was "well known for fabricating stories to discredit the Government and with scant detail to the truth".

- additional reporting by AAP
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paula raqeukai said...

Interesting to note the letter of support by the FLP and its leader, which I term it as Hypocrisy due to the fact that this was the same party that supported the illegal regime in 2007....if FLP the leader and its members are reading this comments please note that we need good principle professional leaders in Fiji and not double standards like them; also leaders who can say NO to illegal activities and learn to honor, and uphold the morale constitution of a country...I don't affiliate to any particular party here Fiji because they all stinks since 1970...

Anonymous said...

yes RUM, get your facts right mate about the soldiers giving their lives for the Solomon Islands.

Anonymous said...

Yes, FLP and its leader are hypocrites. You can't support a coup and acts of undemocracy and then advocate against it as you wish. They are hypocrites and so is Mara. We the people are the major problem coz we are not firm. We pick and choose our rights and wrongs.

Anonymous said...

WELL Said MPC/MARA/LQ/RAJESH/RAJU.
NFP/GCC/CHURCH/SANTAN/ARYA /MUSLIM LEADERS.
PLS STAND UP AND FIGHT TOO.
WE NEED UNITED FORCE TO GET RID OF AG/BAI REGIME IN FIJI.
KAI SUVA

Anonymous said...

kinoya kid veisau taka na yacamu me army cherry picker!! luveni macawa o iko!!!

Anonymous said...

Shame! shame! shame! on our RFMF its become a big waste of tax payers money to intimidate its own citizens. Those barking in its defence now, are just following their despotic leader down a path of destruction. Disband go back to your villages and plant some dalo, and earn an honest days work. Ni yavu ulukumala.