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Sunday, August 28, 2011

VRF calls for people to work through Methodist Church


Viti Revolution Forces says it's widening its campaign and moving closer to key targets.

Pictures from the group show it's certainly leaving its mark: it's graffiti campaign has spread from the roadside billboards of Frank Bainimarama and bus stops to vehicles in the government car parks and to locations near the residence of Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.

VRF says the picture above is from the government car park Civic House and is one of the vehicles for new Land Bank Unit. The slogan reeads "PM & AG Criminals" - evading treason.

It says the picture to the right is from Lovoni Street Tamavua, next to Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum's residence and reads "Sayed AG "U" will die soon" - VRF. The old billboard favourite of the dictator, below, has meanwhile reappared with a new message.



VRF is urging people to actively engage in activities to lobby against the regime and to organise massive protests to pressurize overseas government, the United Nations and other key bodies to help find a resolution for Fiji.

It's urging people to work through the Methodist church. 

More VRF pics:

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

why dont we run a dollar campaign in australia,new zealand and fiji.. easly we will be able to raise 100,000.

the work of vrf now should not stop. all stakeholders are urged to pinch in and fund.

aiyaz,resign while you have time and simply get lost with all your wealth.. otherwise

rumor is yp reddy is funding vrf. his good times with cmmdr is over

vrf supporter

Anonymous said...

and outside div damodars residence, write

"AG & div - gays sleeping together"

Sam said...

It looks like the pressure is building in Fiji judging from these writings on the wall. It aint all well in Fiji by the looks of this, as the Fijian public is led to believe by Bainimarama and co.

Anonymous said...

if its so easy to write those comments so close to the barracks and ags house,then imagine how difficult its for vrf to throw home made bombs..

their time is up!!

Anonymous said...

vrf needs a salute for this!!

Anonymous said...

vinaka vrf! fiji is depending on you

Anonymous said...

vrf,attack tappoo city next!!

Anonymous said...

also dont forget the bus stop opposite of tanoa plaza..

"yp reddy,you corrupt man"

Anonymous said...

VRF ISSUE ANOTHER STATEMENT TO ALL WORKERS AND SERVICE PROVIDERS!

TOMORROW IS THE STRIKE DAY!!

NO ONE SHOULD GO TO WORK.

Sam said...

What can you say when there's a tight gag on the media in Fiji, writings have to appear somewhere!! Good on you VRF, too many people are just talking and doing nothing!! The illegal PM and co. don't care for it's people! Only there for themselves! Quicker the regime

Anonymous said...

good work vrf!

but dont think regime is getting the message.

we need bombs now.. make simple ones and target the inner circle of the regime!

NS=ASK=JVB said...

VRF - I urge u to be careful...scan the surrounding environs of your targets for hidden cameras, local security and caretakers, spotters, FMF officials in disguise, etc.

I hate to have u get caught for u know what will happen to u.

Vary your activities from place to place, area to area, surburb to suburb, etc. Do not get routined with what u do or a good mindreader and strategist may be able to follow and trace your movement...

Keep up the good work...if it is for the good and future of Fiji.....

Anonymous said...

Good work VRF!

NOW START BLASTING GOVERNMENT VEHICLE!!!

simply cut the fuel tank hose and light the car!!

now we need blastimply cut the fuel tank hose and light the car!!

now we need blast

Anonymous said...

Why are people still paying in there NPF they should stop .It is only been abused and workers rights don't exist any more so whats the point. Ask your boss to pay you your full wage and forget paying NPF we could all do with the extra pica right now with the cost of living increasing each day and yet we are still earning between $2.00 and 3.50 a hour if we are lucky to have a job at all????

Anonymous said...

@August 28, 2011 11:00 AM

Grow some balls and go do it yourself.

Madrasi Anna said...

VRF target the following chor's.
Nur Jhaat bano,aslam&nazat shammem,riaz khaiyum,afzal,anwar khan hafiz khan,iqbal janif,biman prasad,pramod rae,mahen reddy,john sami.dilip,praveen bala. another list will be given after this one is finished.

SEMI MEO said...

These acts of thuggey in defacing private and public properties are no different in the level of stupidity and recklessness dramatized by a few thugs in the military and police since 1987.

Equally creates anxiety and fear amongst the innocent majority, NOT hope as dubiously indented by the perpetrators.

How could the anonymous VRF ever believe that the Methodist Church condones these blatant acts of thuggey?..Goodness!! For the VRF information, if they have forgotten, the Methodist Church would not dare go back to the era of mass exodus from her flock. Over 30% of her members of the then pro-Alliance Party, pro ’87 Coup left the Church. Of course, synod and Circuit records would have mass “registrations” as members; they do NOT necessarily represent the true numbers of the present members of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma. Examples are many villages have various denominations, customary squatters on Vanua land, though NOT members of the Methodist Church are still listed as a “lewe ni mataqali”, hence purported to be members, BUT are NOT!!

Secondly, we do not believe the Church would want to drag her choirs to the main streets to sing defiance again. Simply, we better learn and know the purposes of the Church first!!

May be it is time for the Rear Admiral to give a bit of irrevocable immunity to these VRF and other anonymous patriots and sundries..and talk..give an avenue to voice their opinions without any restraint…he could do it periodically in an open/closed forum…

Big ask??....maybe not..or may be some husbands just do not like the 15 year old photos of my tauvu Rear Admiral uses on the Billboards !!..let’s talk, shall we?.. before he uses much younger photos!!

Anonymous said...

good job red commander!!

VRF OUR HEROS!!

Anonymous said...

good work.keep it up guys.

FIJI IS FREE said...

GO VRF!!! WE THE FIJI CITIZENS ARE ALL BEHIND YOU!! TO U AG -FULL OF BULSHIT EXPLAINATION ON TV- YOU ARE RUNNING OUT OF LIES AND WE THE PEOPLE OF FIJI ARE NO LONGER FOOLS TO BELIEVE YOUR LIES..YOUR TIME IS UP!! O NA MATE VUAKA..THE ECONOMY IS CRUMBLING DOWN!!GO VRF!! FIJI SUPPORTS YOU ALL THE WAY!! AG O NA MOKU QAI MATE!!RFMF WAKE UP -DOU SA VESU MONA TAKI TU VEI AG THRU PM!! O AG E VIA DOWNSIZE TAKI KEMUNI TIKO- THRU COMPULSORY REDUNDANCY PACKAGE- DO YADRA TIKO!!
AG DOES NOT TRUST YOU RFMF ..HE WANTS TO WEAKEN YOUR MILITARY INSTITUTION AND SET-UP HIS ONLY MILITARY-TAILIBAN- DOU YADRA!!

Anonymous said...

Yea Right, that message earlier is a setup. Like VRF is going to spray paint predetermined site. You idiot
they don't want to get caught. The idea is to make it as random as possible. Why don't you just tell them to spray paint Khaiyum's friggin face. Dumb-ass! Anyway instead of advising where to spray paint why don't you get off your lazy ass and do it yourself.

RFMF WAKE UP NOW!! said...

RFMF WAKE UP!!! AG WILL DOWNSIZE YOU SOON, HE WILL FIRST OFFER VOLUNTARY REDUNDANCY AND THEN COMPULSORY REDUNDANCY-THEN HOW WILL YOU PAY FOR YOUR MORTAGAGE??? YOUR HOUSE AND CAR YOU TOOK OUT ON LOAN??HE DOES NOT TRUST THE MILITARY , THAT IS WHY HE WENT TO MALAYSIA TO GET INVESTORS TO SET UP THE ARMS MANUFACTURING FACTORIES , IN THE PROCESS TO SET UP HIS PRIVATE ARMY. HE IS OBESSED WITH POWER AND WILL NOT GIVE IT UP SO EASILY FOR ANYTHING.HE IS ENJOYING GOVERNMENT TREASURES WITH HIS FAMILY AND THEY ARE ENJOYING THAT LIFE WHILE THE REST OF FIJI IS TRYING TO PUT ONE MEAL ON THE TABLE. DOU YADRA TIKO NA SOTIA BALETI VITI...WAKE UP YOU MILITARY OFFICERS READING THIS BLOGSITE!!

Anonymous said...

Why don't you figure out where Baini gets drunk and slip him a little something-something in his drink.
Give him a blanket party.
Don't go after Khaiyum, go for his family.
That ought to freak him out.

You need rioting and civil disobedience. Take a page out of Libya's page in history.
That 80 year old Methodist preacher has got more balls than most Fijians. Give that preacher his props!

The rest of you get off your lazy kava drinkin', cassava eatin', marijuana smokin' ass and kick that friggin' Baini out.

Anonymous said...

It appears now we have people writing in to vent their own personal anger or hatered-by giving out addresses for the so called VRF to now target private citizens! What has the site become a site dedicated to 'violence"? Vegenance never works, now should the Leaders of this site entertain such writings.We have already seen that happen on the streets of Suva when the mob mentality took control-hopefully we don't allow these thugs to control our lives-there are people who are innocent unless you can prove them guilty in a court of law-if we don't be careful we could go down the very things we claim the Interim or Regime is now doing! We are better than that.Yes lets fight for a cause but not at the cost of the innocent people having to suffer! They have suffered enough-and who is to know what the intention of these VRF are? Hopefully if they do get the support of the people but if they don't they have a far, far bigger battle on their hands!

FIJI TODAY said...

FijiToday has been reliably informed that a 12 year old boy was caught painting crude comments about the PM on a bus shelter at Lami last night.

The two soldiers who caught him were in a white 4wd and had been seen circling the area for several hours before the reported event took place.

After having his face slapped for refusing to give his name the boy was hit in the head and then held on the ground while the second soldier broke three of his fingers. During this torture he gave his name and address.

He was kicked in the head and told to tell his parents that if the incident was reported the whole family will suffer a similar fate.

The parents did not report the incident.

The boy is of indo fijian decent and the a member of the extended family emailed FijiToday this report including a phone number and address. We contacted her and found the details of her story very convincing.

Anonymous said...

GREEN GOONS you bunch of child abuse thugs..u bunch of big bullys who act under the instructions of PM thru AG. BIG BULLYS !!! GO VRF !! RFMF you will be loosing your jobs soon if this regime continues , becoz the source from where your fat salaries is cuming from is running dry . And gives a good reason why AG thinks your institution should be reduced. Then THE 12 YEAR OLD BOY WITH HIS FAMILY AND THE WHOLE OF FIJI WILL HAVE THE LAST LAUGH!!! HAHAHA!! SO THINK TWICE WHEN FOLLOWING INSTRUCTIONS GREEN GOONS!!

Anonymous said...

Encouraging to see fearlessness and audacity!! Well, someone's gotta do it and I salute you VRF....

Anonymous said...

The people power revolution has began.

The people are 800000 and the junta a gang of thugs- one dozen.

Who elected these thugs?

Out with people charter and in with people power.

The fiji gadaffi must be chased and citizen arrest done and to stand trial for crimes.

Anonymous said...

The national alliance of the methodist church-SDL-Labor-Unions-All Workers-FNPF Pensionsers-NGOS-Women-Army rebels must march and arrest the pisspot president & tin pot ill health no school dictator & hand puppet master & junta cronies.

Citizen arrest must be done and them to stand trial.

Real power is with the people.

Who elected this junta and the lie people charter.

Fiji needs democracy, rule of law, justice, human rights, worker rights, church rights, media freedom and vote by the ballot.

Time for end of the junta by citizen arrest- People revolution.

Anonymous said...

toso VRF at least you're doing something....vinakavakalevu...

Anonymous said...

VINAKA V R F !!!

You have my support! Save Fiji from these retched bastards.

Keep on... keeping on!!
Tagane o kemudou.

Anonymous said...

For those of you who are stirring up and inciting grafitti, know the consequencesas poor locals are suffering, have some guts and do it yourself and face the military-you are cowards!!!. Look at Delai lama, a wonder campaigning for yrs, globe trotting and he has no balls to face the chinese, the same applies to you all who are hiding and firing- go face to face

MATAVUVALE said...

Weleilakeba cuts his own deal and turns state witness against Qarase.

it must hurt the old man from Mavana - Qarase nurtured Weleilakeba and brought him through the FHL system. took him up to that exalted position - of all the things which has happened, this one is probably the hardest to accept for Qarase. et tu Brutus ? close confidante and friend ?

one thing is coming out of all of this - Qarase is a decent man. a true itaukei. he is showing the character traits of an Itaukei - and its no wonder - Qarase comes from a clan which produced that legendry 22nd SAS soldier of world renown, Sekonaia Takavesi who led Pagoda Troop in the storming of the Iranian Embassy in operation Nimrod (Qarase's first cousin - from his clan) and the former President of the Methodist Church Rev Joseateki Koroi (another cousin from his clan).

one may not agree with Qarase's policies, but i reckon there's one thing that can be admired - his faithfulness, his loyalty, his firmness, his humility and his decency. character traits of a true itaukei. he hasn't done anything to harm anyone. he hasn't sold anybody out under preassure. he hasn't made any deal to save himself. he has remained firm yet humble.

and now he stands alone. with his convictions. to face whatever comes his way. just as the Qaranivalu did. just as Ratu Jope Seniloli did. just as Peni Mau did.

i guess its in the genes. in the blood. itaukei character. you either have it or you don't.

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nothing to bargain...

future itaukei children will read about this passage of our history - what kind of legacy does this leave ?

these things are being recorded for posterity.

it stinks of hypocracy and cowardice.

nothing decent or honourable about it at all.

the only decency in all of this is Qarase's quiet and dignified equinamity

its like Mara standing at the gallow on Bau - tasting that piece of Fijian bread. the bread sour in his mouth just like those last few minutes of his life had soured - but like a true itaukei warrior he accepted his fate with dignity and resolve. he had lived his life and made those choices and now he was at the end of his cousin Seru Cakobau's hangman's rope - he had lost - and now he had to die the new way - the palagi way - with the rope - the Christian way that his cousin had now accepted, but he would go out his way. no regrets, no plea bargain. no missionary to save his soul. he died as he lived - an unrepentant heathen. true to his last breathe.

that is what itaukei call "Dina". faithfull and true

and thats a legacy. an itaukei legacy. an itaukei warrior legacy.

Anonymous said...

You just need one person to make difference in amy to get the ball rolling , i hope there is one man with balls who can do this to get badhia baini out

Anonymous said...

The regime is imploding and the evidence points to one step forward and two step backwards strategy. Was the Bainimarama revolution a lemon?

Tevita Temo, Vanua Levu said...

Spray painting vehicles is F#&KING GENIUS"......The vehicles will move the messages for everyone to see!!!!......I love it!!!!

Target as much Government Vehicles as possible before they start to put on tighter security on them, then move on to public service vehicles. The more you do, the better as it lack of transportation from hiding these messages will just slow down government, and then they'll only be forced to drive around with it......The public service vehicles would rather continue business with or without the messages. And if the Army forces the removel or messages it'll just create more havoc; so "DO IT"

Absolutely Genius!!

MATAVUVALE said...

the economy is the key. once the economy went into disequilibrium, everything else followed.

the Essental Industries decree has happened because of two things (a) the policy decision which led to Air Pacific losing its market to the budget carriers - this was a policy decision by this Govt in 2007. the net effect of that decision is what we now see with Air Pacific today - and so they have decided that they need an Essential Industries Decree to get the airline back into profits by making everybody work at $1:60 an hour - how thats going to help Air Pacific ? nobody knows (b) the FSC fiasco with the mill restructure - and all the attendant mess with getting the wrong parts and all the rest of it - now they've got it running but its still not making money - and so they need the Essebtial Industries Decree to somehow fix it and make all the people there work at peanut salaries - how thats going to fix the FSC ? nobody knows.

but the net effect of all of these policy decisions from 2007 is what we now see here - reactionary decree by the Govt to cellotape the growing hole in the economy - and its now causing social disequilibrium within the broader society.

same thing with businesses - Chaudary's tactics in 2007 has led to a reduction of the business pie. it looked good when they were announcing all these massive collections - but what they didn't say was how they were killing businesses to extort those taxes - many of the tactics they used were simply unethical and completely counterproductive and simply illegal - i know because i have cases on these issues which are going on - and even today i can't get any headway in Court - but the net effect of what they did was that it wiped out many productive businesses - so for a million dollars in cash they wiped out a company which was rolling over probably 4 to 10 million into the economy every year - they knock over the company for a million and then next year there's nothing. its over. finito - and when you multiply that by the number of companies and businesses these guys knocked over you can see why by last year they were forced to increase the VAT rate and the various other fees and all the rest of customs duties and all that stuff across the economy - the size of the pie had gotten smaller and so to compensate they had to increase the tax rates because they were no longer getting volume - whereas prior to 2007 they had been working on a base of say 10 productive taxpayers - afterthey wuiped out 5 they ended up with 5 paying at the old tax rates which was simply no longer enough to meet the previous rates of return trhey were getting so they increased the tax rate to make up the slack.

and when they increased the tax rates it translated all across the economy increasing the cost of goods and services - raising inflation in the process - and placing a further strain on the already constricted domestic consumption segment of the economy - and now its created social preassures which they simply have no way of addressing - people are unable to send their kids to school, the cost of food has reached levels that many families cannot afford - families are struggling - its now turning from a social issue into a social problem for the govt

and what has the govt got to say about all this ? they blame it on the GFC

MATAVUVALE said...

what has the govt got to say about all this ? they blame it on the GFC

and so whilst they are blaming it all on the GFC the economy continues to stutter and is now getting into seriously dangerous waters - because we are at the payment end of the cycle - all those debts the govt started with in 2007 are now coming due - and we've started defaulting already - the FS one is already in default to the Indians - we have to start paying our Bonds starting this Septenber - and within the next 12 months we start paying Beijing for all the loans we took out five years ago to build the infrastructures

and this is serious because we are not making sufficent money to pay off these debts - our industries and our economy is not making the kind of money which will enable us to meet these debt repayments and have enough left over for us to continue to grow, let alone stay above water. its going to be a serious cash flow situation for us - its one thing the RBF making all these projections about growth - its another thing altogether having the cash flow to meet our obligations and enough to keep the machinery of the economy moving

the Decrees we are having now are all reactionary decrees - they are decrees which have arisen because of the situations created by the policy decisions made in 2007 and 2008 and 2009 - those situations take time to manifest themselves - there is a cycle - and its economic. we are seeing the outcomes of decisions made in 2007 and 2008 and 2009 (eg the Budget carrier decision over air Pacifics market) - and we are reacting to them by writing reactionary Decrees, knee jerk responses to complicated issues complicated by prroly thought through policies made back in 2007 and 2008 and 2009 - and the results of which have come home to roost and which we are desperately now trying to fix with cellotape solutions.

Anonymous said...

FIJI GONE KAPUT!

businesses are folding all across the economy

KFC has gone kaput - 15 Fiji wide pharmacies have gone kaput - even taxi operators are now going kaput.

one of the biggest development companies over here, Northern Projects which did a lot of development work over the last decade in this country has gone kaput - its assets went up for mortgagee sale a month or so back. across the economy companies are going kaput - fishing set ups are going kaput (except the one's aligned and connected with the key Ministers in the govt and who can get their problems smoothed over with one telephone call to the top and bend or change the rules to fix their issues) - PAFCO despite the new imposition of the $350 a tonne levy ostensibly stated to be the panacea for compelling fishing companies to offload their catch here remains kaput - there's still not enough fish, and now its worse - the fleet which used to operate out of Suva has headed off to Port Vila and Apia and Honiara to have their processing done because off the levy's and because they no longer trust our legal system - the perception out there is that a Decree can be written any time of the day (or night) and change anything willy nilly and the Govt departments can do anything willy nilly and nothing can be done about it - there's no more certainty in the system.

the fish processing companies and shipping agents who used to do the bunkering and logistical supplies for these boats are all folding (these boats used to spin over a shyte load of dough for the Suva wharves back in the day - back in 2002 to 2006 we used to have fishing fleets coming in here - i remember Russians, Ukranians, Chinese, Koreans, Taiwanese, Filipino's, Indonesians, Kiwi's, seeing all sorts of people on the wharves coming and going - boats were landing at the Suva wharf by the dozen every two days - when you went down to the wharves there were boats tied up in parallel 3, sometimes even four parralel parked to the wharves because there was no longer enough space - it was jampacked - and these guys stayed onshore for between 24 to 48 hours to purchase diesal and bunker - and they paid the Ports authority fees - they bought their supplies from local supermarkets and pahramacies - one boat bunkering in Suva harbor pushed a minimum of $200,000 into the economy - thats everything from buying the food, to the guys going to see the Doctor, to the guys visiting the hookers on Victoria Parade and getting on the piss at Scandals - to the purchasing of diesal and everything else - those guys even kept girls in the city - they paid houses for their girls and kept them supplied with money to meet their needs - some girls had three or four "husbands" on different vessels who sent them money to pay for their upkeep and even the kids school fees - it may not be the kind of development which the holier than thou's would condone - but it was keeping families over here fed and looked after - now its all kaput)

the Bua Bauxite thing has not gotten off the ground and those guys have already paid out a couple of million in "fees". its now close on eight months down the line and the first shipment of bauxite still has not left Fiji - the cost of getting that thing going, even before its started, has already crunched the bottom dollar for those guys - check it out. they are now talking about selling the pine trees and this and that, bottom line is there's no bauxite heading to China and no paisa coming from China for any bauxite whilst these guys are already making payments out the front door even before anything has started. the phucking bauxite is still in the ground - its a bloody joke. we are already selling the chickens three and even four times over even before the eggs have hatched. its worse then the bloody Superprime mortgagess synthetic repackaging thing

the Denarau companies are being put up for winding up in the Fiji Times this week - a local firm advertised the winding ups this week.

MATAVUVALE said...

its a shyte storm - and its just starting.

and it couldn't be starting at a worse time - just as we are heading into the payment cycle for all the loans we took out. already the FSC loan is in default - FB has been around at the ACP asking for the EU to hand us the grant - whilst back home we are trashing all our obligations against Cotonou article 9 and our obligations under the Essential clauses in our EU contracts, by trashing the Unions with the Essential Industries Decree and trashing our ILO obligations, and now trashing the Methodist Church and breaching the freedom of religion and association and seperation of State and religion compact in our EU essential human rights obligations ( the irony is that whilst the Govt is telling the Methodists that there should be no mix up of State and religion - we are doing the exact opposite here by the State telling the Church what to do and who to appoint as their President and Secretary - is that irony lost on everybody ? - well its more then a phucken irony - its a bloody disaster -because its a breach of everything we are obligated by the EU to honour - and so FB goes and asks for the sugar grant and waddaya reckon the answer is gonna be from the EU in the light of all; the trashing of international conventions and obligations we have been doing over here ?).

all these guys are now going off to the international meetings with Jesus wept stories looking for more handouts....and all those guys over there at the EU and all those places listening to the sob stories and checking out whats been happening here only reply Jesus, Mary and Jospeh ! do you guys seriously believe the stuff you are trying to spin at us for these grants and more money ?

we are in trouble and we are heading into dangerous and deep waters now - the debt repayment cycle has started and we are not ready. and worse our companies and businesses across the nation are all tail spinning into wrecks. kaput - forget the luxury yauchts and all that jazz Emosi - we need a lifeboat.

in essence we are back at square 1. back to 2007 - only this time we are loaded up in debts which we didn't have in 2007 - and our businesses are all going kaput across the broad economy.

thats the context of where we are at as of now.

thats why the govt has been to the ACP to ask the EU to give out that $350 million EU grant - its desperately needed now. the economy has been trashed - and its now wired up in debt - and there's no more spare room within the economy to meet our obligations from resources within the economy - it hasn't been running and making sufficient returns - and worse, across the business spectrum things are going kaput with businesses - thats the reality

Anonymous said...

@MATAVUVALE5:21&5:22PM...to the ordinary person,your revelation is crystal clear,simple and in layman`s terms exposes the lack of visionary leadership of this leader..or..,Mr Chaudhary identified the weakness(sub-standard qualification) of the leader ,set the medium-term plan,got out of the house to watch it cave in on the man` 3yrs down the line.From the ordinary fijian`s point of view,they both are responsible for the predicament we`re now facing as a nation and for that they don`t deserve to lead this country.

Anonymous said...

@Matavuvale
Very good piece. Thank you.
C4.5 thank you.
The little Indian boy who got his fingers broken is a Hero.He's a hero because in his own little way he is trying to stem the madness of this Regime.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

Yes, absolutely right VER, Very brave of you to engage a 12 yr old to do your cowardly and dirty work! You're no better than the regime!

NS=ASK=JVB said...

ANON 5.47pm...my appreciation to you for this useful information. This is the kind of information that tells about the real situation in Fiji.

My request to all who sit in very strategis positions and support the cause for the removal of this illegal NS=ASK=JVB government, to contribute with this kind of information for all to read including those interested parties overseas.

MATAVUVALE said...

we desperately need the EU $350 million grant - to shore up the sugar and generally cover the issues with the broader economy. FEA is already up for it to the tune of $USD250 million to Beijing on the Nadarivatu scheme - so the grant money from the EU would help create that breathing space which the Govt needs to "restructure" the FSC - most of the money's put into the FSC restructure since 2007 have gone down the drain - leaving us in debt which we are now defaulting over - and there's no money coming back from the FSC to meet those debt repayments - its been running at a loss year on year - hence the plea at the ACP to the EU for release of the grant.

meanwhile these issues which have a bearing on our Cotonou Essential Human Rights clause obligations continue to be reported in the international press (and read by the EU and all those other guys from whom we are now asking for the grant monies to help rescue our economy):

US cables reveal brutality of Fijian regime
Philip Dorling

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in essence we are back at square 1. back to 2007 - only this time we are loaded up in debts which we didn't have in 2007 - and our businesses are all going kaput across the broad economy.

thats the context of where we are at as of now.

thats why the govt has been to the ACP to ask the EU to give out that $350 million EU grant - its desperately needed now. the economy has been trashed - and its now wired up in debt - and there's no more spare room within the economy to meet our obligations from resources within the economy - it hasn't been running and making sufficient returns - and worse, across the business spectrum things are going kaput with businesses - thats the reality

MATAVUVALE said...

already the price caps on the hardware items have been quietly ignored by the Commerce Commission - check it out - all across the board those price capped items have increased way above what the Commerce Commission had set down - and the Commerce Commission has deliberately not gone out to enforce it - they have quietly simply ignored it - and the reason is because when they capped those items the VAT on unit sales of those items went down in direct correlation to the capped reduction - and the hardware guys had to start laying people off - check it out all across Fiji the hardware stores have put those goods back to the old price levels. its a failed price capping policy by the Govt. total disaster - and they have simply quietly withdrawn it without making and press release because its not good for propoganda. even the supermarket items are facing similar treatment - the price variations are now being deliberately ignored. the press releases say one thing but on the ground the opposite is being done - because even though they now realise that the policy of price capping was simply counterproductive they can't and won't admit it because it will make Govt look bad

its a shyte storm - and its just starting.

and it couldn't be starting at a worse time - just as we are heading into the payment cycle for all the loans we took out. already the FSC loan is in default - FB has been around at the ACP asking for the EU to hand us the grant - whilst back home we are trashing all our obligations against Cotonou article 9 and our obligations under the Essential clauses in our EU contracts, by trashing the Unions with the Essential Industries Decree and trashing our ILO obligations, and now trashing the Methodist Church and breaching the freedom of religion and association and seperation of State and religion compact in our EU essential human rights obligations ( the irony is that whilst the Govt is telling the Methodists that there should be no mix up of State and religion - we are doing the exact opposite here by the State telling the Church what to do and who to appoint as their President and Secretary - is that irony lost on everybody ? - well its more then a phucken irony - its a bloody disaster -because its a breach of everything we are obligated by the EU to honour - and so FB goes and asks for the sugar grant and waddaya reckon the answer is gonna be from the EU in the light of all; the trashing of international conventions and obligations we have been doing over here ?).

all these guys are now going off to the international meetings with Jesus wept stories looking for more handouts....and all those guys over there at the EU and all those places listening to the sob stories and checking out whats been happening here only reply Jesus, Mary and Jospeh ! do you guys seriously believe the stuff you are trying to spin at us for these grants and more money ?

we are in trouble and we are heading into dangerous and deep waters now - the debt repayment cycle has started and we are not ready. and worse our companies and businesses across the nation are all tail spinning into wrecks. kaput - forget the luxury yauchts and all that jazz Emosi - we need a lifeboat.

MATAVUVALE said...

non transparent systems
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problem is nobody wants to transact within a legal system which is perceived to be unsecure and perceived as risky and subject to night and day Decrees and govt interference which can be changed anytime 24/7 - with broadband business you need secure legal systems and coherent governance - guys need to know that if they transact with you from offshore they are safe and their interests are protected by a legal system which is transparent and technically sound - thats why Govt is talking about bringing in all these IT call centres and what not but its not growing at the rate we need it to grow - because the only guys who will come in are guys who are on a first name basis with Aiyaz and can call the PM's office anytime they face problems - its a top tier niche thing for those sure thing guys - whilst everybody else who is nobody and can't call Aiyaz or the PM direct on the mobile phone if there is a business hurdle simply makes a gamble coming here - why do you think business guys go to cocktails here ? to see Aiyaz and FB and get to know them so that they can call them anytime they have a problem - our administrative systems are such that if you don't know the big boss in the Govt things will be rocky - its the who you know thing.

there is no transparency and equity in the system - a guy can't turn up anonymous to a govt department in this country and fill out the forms and do a multi million dollar investment and just get on with it efficiently through the system without having to go to cocktails and meeting the big bosso's. thats not the way things happen in this country. and thats why we can't get things going - even with opening up broadband and all this stuff.

so going broadband for Telecom may sound good in theory - but they aren't making the value returns

what it means in structural terms is that our systems are non transparent and non equitable - that some are more equal then others. that to get things done in this country you can't rely on the system to function as it should i.e efficiently and transparently - because its about who you know.

why do you reckon Kodagoda is CEO of CJ Patel and also sitting on all those Boards ? you reckon its altrusitic ?

anywhere else in the world this would be a massive conflict of interest - a privatee company CEO who is running the operational affairs of a private entity also sitting in AS CHAIRMAN of major public sector enterprises and the FIRCA and running and implementing policy for govt which applies to the broader economy AND THE COMPANY OF WHICH HE IS OPERATIONAL CEO.

its a conflict situation straight off the bat. no transparency whatsoever.

generally under those kinds of conditions things can be manipulated to meet particular interests - things can be covered up, things can even be made to go away - and the law can be manipulated and interfered with.

in essence we are back at square 1. back to 2007 - only this time we are loaded up in debts which we didn't have in 2007 - and our businesses are all going kaput across the broad economy.

the economy has been trashed - and its now wired up in debt - and there's no more spare room within the economy to meet our obligations from resources within the economy - it hasn't been running and making sufficient returns - and worse, across the business spectrum things are going kaput with businesses - thats the reality

MATAVUVALE said...

PUTTING IT INTO CONTEXT
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back in 2007 one of the biggest problems was the money's going out of Fiji - the FNPF were paying out at the rate of $20 million a month for guys leaving Fiji (about $FJD240 million that year alone) - but that issue was fixed up with the tightening of restrictions of movement of monies out of Fiji - thats whay it became very difficult to move even monies from the sale of your Fiji property out of Fiji or even your FNPF withdrawal ( it still is - those restrictions have not been relaxed).

then at the same time Govt went around rorting money's out of businesses by reassessing all tax returns back to 2000 for the big target one's - and disallowing all deductions and inputs credits claimed and getting all those guys to pay back the refunds they took in the period 2000 to 2006. then they left the Tax Courts defunct.

then they went out on a borrowing spree.

now we are at the tail end of the borrowing and the time for repayments starts - this is 2011. this September 150 million USD goes out as the bullet payment on the bond plust he first trench installment on the 9% on the 250 million USD that Aiyaz took out in March this year also goes out - thats 11 million USD. altogether we are moving out -161 million USD or about the same amount moved out in 2007 on the FNPF withdrawls) - and this time we can't put in restrictions on the repatriation of these monies because its a debt owed by the Govt on a bond which has to be repaid - in addition to that we have our oil imports bill PLUS we now have to start repayments on our Chinese loans - the five year moratorium on the payments period expires this year (i.e 2007 to 2011) and cumulatively adds on year on year as each trench falls due - FEA is now up for it to the tune of $250 million USD and they have to start paying too - so we start paying up on the principal repayments plus interest on these loans.

we are already in default with our FSC loans - the FSC itself is technically insolvent

bottom line is that these are now obligations we cannot avoid - unlike the restruictions placed on repatriation of capital back in 2007 to stop Fiji citizens and business people from taking their monies out of Fiji, these debt repayments are something we cannot stop - the RBF can't restrict these outflows - they are an obligation of the State and/or state owned enterprises

in essence we are back at square 1. back to 2007 - only this time we are loaded up in debts which we didn't have in 2007 - and our businesses are all going kaput across the broad economy.

thats the context of where we are at as of now.

thats why the govt has been to the ACP to ask the EU to give out that $350 million EU grant - its desperately needed now. the economy has been trashed - and its now wired up in debt - and there's no more spare room within the economy to meet our obligations from resources within the economy - it hasn't been running and making sufficient returns - and worse, across the business spectrum things are going kaput with businesses - thats the reality

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MATAVUVALE said...

NON TRANSPARENT SYSTEMS

trashed legal systems and manipulated and corrupted governance systems and bad policy making eventually come home with their dollars and cents baggage to roost.

problem is nobody wants to transact within a legal system which is perceived to be unsecure and perceived as risky and subject to night and day Decrees and govt interference which can be changed anytime 24/7 - with broadband business you need secure legal systems and coherent governance - guys need to know that if they transact with you from offshore they are safe and their interests are protected by a legal system which is transparent and technically sound - thats why Govt is talking about bringing in all these IT call centres and what not but its not growing at the rate we need it to grow - because the only guys who will come in are guys who are on a first name basis with Aiyaz and can call the PM's office anytime they face problems - its a top tier niche thing for those sure thing guys - whilst everybody else who is nobody and can't call Aiyaz or the PM direct on the mobile phone if there is a business hurdle simply makes a gamble coming here - why do you think business guys go to cocktails here ? to see Aiyaz and FB and get to know them so that they can call them anytime they have a problem - our administrative systems are such that if you don't know the big boss in the Govt things will be rocky - its the who you know thing.

there is no transparency and equity in the system - a guy can't turn up anonymous to a govt department in this country and fill out the forms and do a multi million dollar investment and just get on with it effeiciently through the system without having to go to cocktails and meeting the big bosso's. thats not the way things happen in this country. and thats why we can't get things going - even with opening up broadband and all this stuff.

so going broadband for Telecom may sound good in theory - but they aren't making the value returns.

what it means in structural terms is that our systems are non transparent and non equitable - that some are more equal then others. that to get things done in this country you can't rely on the system to function as it should i.e efficiently and transparently - because its about who you know.

why do you reckon Kodagoda is CEO of CJ Patel and also sitting on all those Boards ? you reckon its altrusitic ?

anywhere else in the world this would be a massive conflict of interest - a privatee company CEO who is running the operational affairs of a private entity also sitting in AS CHAIRMAN of major public sector enterprises and the FIRCA and running and implementing policy for govt which applies to the broader economy AND THE COMPANY OF WHICH HE IS OPERATIONAL CEO.

its a conflict situation straight off the bat. no transparency whatsoever.

generally under those kinds of conditions things can be manipulated to meet particular interests - things can be covered up, things can even be made to go away - and the law can be manipulated and interfered with.

Anonymous said...

@Matavuvale.9:29pm...Vinaka vakalevu na i tukutuku matata ka dina me baleta na i tuvaki ni bula vaka i lavo ni noda vanua ena ruku ni veiliutaki nei Ria Adi Mi..rala Bainimarama...Career Civil Servants in all Ministries,some of you will be led to the gallows as sacrificial lambs for this ve.e..ery big blunder by the regime.The `boss` is very very angry and wants to cut people`s hands off their limbs..he sees red when his name gets trodden on.

Anonymous said...

To the two soldiers who broke the little boys fingers, imagine if he was your son or family how would you feel. that boy was standing up for what is just and right in Fiji and is a voice for the silent majority. You two are both fucking cowards go fuck yourself magaitinamudrau drau veicai qai vei tauri kau ruarua. caiti iko

Anonymous said...

Can someone close the Nadi Airport and prevent the treasonous thugs from escaping cause they need to be charged and locked up in jail forever. They are Baimimaramas, Khaiyums, Gates, Prydes, Nailatikaus, judges, Cabinet ministers ,Boards, Permanent Secretaries, Ambassadors, suppliers and finanniers ie Tappoos, Solankis,Punjas,Lodhias etc etc etc

MATAVUVALE said...

THE FIJIAN REVOLUTION: THE THREE R's: RESIST, REVOLT, RULE
http://www.matavuvale.com/forum/topics/back-to-democracy-for-fiji?commentId=2150904%3AComment%3A8547859

Anonymous said...

@matavuvale,
thanks for the detailed update,it is obvious that you have access to very important and sensitive information...please be carefuland be wary of those around you.

and to bainimarama and his bandits...gosh..shame on you.Cutting fingers off...what are you gonna do with all them severed limbs..eat them...
wawa....o iko ro na koi vai???lala mo muru vitacini qa o Idi Amin..

Anonymous said...

@Matavuvale
Questions for you:
If the country goes bankrupt and Bai can't pay his matamatailavo army, they will turn against him.
So, if we sit it out for another 12 months will he be able to get money from somewhere else to pay his army and keep this madness going?

I do support our VRF brothers and I think they are helping in getting rid of this moron.

Since this is an Illegal government, may be the future Legal government under Democracy has no legal obligation to pay these Debts.

All the laws and illegal PER passed by the Illegal govt is not worth the paper written on it (including the Land Bank) so we'll tell the Chinese to piss off and go talk to Bai.
The Chinese can come and take Bai and Aiyaz and Shammeems etc and go lock them up in China.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

Matatuvale

All this sounds very simplistic. The problems you cite are correct but the root causes go back beyond 2007. Qarase's govt was in big financial trouble - they started the borrowing stint with the $300m dollar bond raised in Singapore. If the Fiji economy was doing so well - why was the need to borrow overseas? And lump the taxpayer with repayments Fiji just could not meet. The FSC money was also a decision of the Qarase govt.

So let's not go too far overbard with a simplistic statement of what went wrong? The coup made a bad situation worse but the regime in the past 2-3 years has simply had no notion how to run the economy or manage money matters. The restrictions under PER will never create investor confidence in any country and Fiji has witnessed this kind of business retraction in the wake of the 1987 and 2000 coups.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:06
I agree with you that the Economy was on the slide before the 2006 Coup, but lets not paint the picture that the Coup was correct and that Bainimaramma is benevolent.
He is an evil person.
He has raped the country.
Not only did he do something illegal called the coup but he stole money that belonged to the people of Fiji.
He sacked a lot of people illegaly and these families and their children suffered unnecessarily.
Even now he is still trying to make more people suffer ( via the Workers Decree)
He and Aiyaz have been wheeling and Dealing whether its the Chinese loans for Roads or the Indians fixing up the FSC Mills or Tappoos etc etc etc and pocketing millions of dollars.
These evil people have rorted money and stole from the people.
Go and look at CWM Hospital (Outside & Inside) and you'll see what the buggers have done.
They are evil and must be stopped NOW!
So please don't try and paint them in a good light because they are just evil!

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:06pm and Valataka na Dina
The Qarase Government floated bonds in Singapore (USD $150m) on the advise of well known economists and scholars. The goal was to pump money into the stagnant domestic economy then. The benefits though not immediate would have been tremendous. if we also recall most foreign debts were paid off slowly with our debts kept local (FNPF) to avoid the impact of exchange rates on debt payments. Surely our domestic debt increased but the we are in more worser state now (Approx 60- 70% of GDP). The Qarase government policies made a lot of sense then because at times we had to sacrifice certain areas for the greater good of the economy. We could not satisfy everybody. Everything that followed were 'Propagandas'. The military is good at those and Fiji's military then had some of the best trained in the world. Today I am not sure!!!!!!!!!1

Anonymous said...

Fiji's current economic crisis is not difficult to explain:

Sugar - has been going downhill since 2002 or so with the non renewal of leases and the exodus of skilled and experienced workers faced with blatant discrimination in the recruitment and promotion policy of FSC. Milling inefficiencies pushed tcts to a high of 13-14 with five more tonnes of cane needed to make every tonne of sugar. Mill stoppages account for almost 40% of crushing time.

Air Pacific - is paying the price for bad fuel hedging decisions which have caused it tens of millions of dollars in losses. Second, its ridiculously discounted fares into Nadi just to show that arrivals are not affected; Third- Sofitel's losses are having a negative impact on Air Pacific results; the Hong Kong route is losing millions while the LA service is barely making money. Air Pac's aged aircraft are not fuel efficient and are adding millions to its fuel bill. All this is compounded by an inept management and a Board of Directors with divided loyalty.

Irresponsbile borrowing by the state in the past 2 years have added considerably to Fiji's debt servicing costs - it today stands at $620m or 40% of the national budget. The military chews up $130m million annually with about $120m lost to corruption.

There is hardly anything left after paying the civil servants and the disciplined forces. It means borrowing more to meet ever rising commitments.

Rising taxes? A contracting economy means a declining revenue base. The easiest way to get money is to raise the tax rate. So VAT goes up. And this is only the beginning.

Anonymous said...

WHY ARE WE PAYING TAXES,VAT,RATES,NPF ETC....TO A GROUP OF THUGS THAT WE DIDN'T ELECT AS LEADERS????????????????
lETS ALL TAKE A STAND TOGETHER NAME A DATE AND STOP !!!!!!!

Savasava said...

keda na i taukei meda lotu ga ka masu vakalevu ..

Anonymous said...

fire na lotu, fire na vakakamakama!! toso Viti toso...fijians are known to be passive, this is the time to be pro-active......

Savasava said...

MATAVUVALE...IF you are talking about the three R's then I want to tell you about the three D's

DEMOCRACY
DECREE
DECALOGUE

Me yaco na loma ni Kalou kina noda vanua.

John Forrester said...

We need church loan because we want to develop our church school and therefore, it needs construction and furnishing. We were advised to go Griffin's Church Loans and consult with them. Hopefully they will find us some way.