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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ding Tong tries to play big daddy to Fiji

NO WONDER: Anote Tong with Cuba's Raul Castro during an official visit at the Revolution Palace in Havana in December, 2010.


".... I said if we have six children and one is a bad young boy what do you do with him? Do you kick him out? You don't. You never do because we're a family and we must act like a family. Fiji is part of this family and our task is to continue to bring Fiji back."- Kiribati president, Anote Tong.

Now this is the sort of naive Pacific politics the region does not need. Anote Tong, right and above, today tried to steal the show at the Pacific Islands Forum in Auckland by saying Fiji should be readmitted and that other countries agreed with him but were too scared to say so. Tong says it's not fair the people of Fiji are being sanctioned. What a dork. We are suffering because an unelected military regime is in government NOT because of New Zealand or Australia. Go back to sleep, President Tong.

49 comments:

  1. President Ning Nong !
    http://dictionary.skillout.com/ningnong.html

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  2. President Ning, You rock.

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  3. This is really off...lay off President Anote...what about Banki-Moons statement whatever happend to that, it should also be of this blog-site. Oh wooooow. now we can see whats gonna happen...just to jolt our memories it was Fiji who did the walkout to form the Pacific Island Forum....and its happening aging 40years, and how ironic in the first host country of the PIF....wait for the coup.

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  4. Another one going to the meeting and sleeping same kind wasting tax payers money.

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  5. If Tong has six children and one is a bad young boy who is disrespectful of the rules, lies through his teeth and craps all over his brothers and sisters, you're damn right he should be thrown out!

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  6. The President of Kiribati obviously has his own views and this should be respected. He has spoken from the information he understands and had been presented with and the Military Government is responsible for this.
    The President of Kiribati probably basis his opinion on the fact that for the past 5 years, the people of Fiji has shown no real resistance towards the Military Government. He can see that the people living in Fiji today have subjected themselves to this military rule.
    The leaders of the various Pacific Countries need to see that the people of Fiji (living in Fiji) do not accept and or agree with the Military Dictatorship. This must be reflected in resistance to show the human abuse and breach of human rights and religious beliefs.

    These leaders have heard related stories of military and police brutality but this has only ben verified by information presented to them and various other sources.

    The people must tell their story. What is the Fijian story we would like the world to see about what has happend, where this going and where it will take us to. Many people have suffered, lives lost, personal property destroyed. Communities and religious organisation have been torn apart. Families torn apart. Tradition and a way of life has been disrespected and hope for many has been lost.
    What becomes of the people than.

    To be continued....

    PM

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  7. cont...by PM

    I recall having a basin of kava with a friend of mine who was in the Military. He talked about arrests for bootlegging executed by the militry. He mentioned the suspects were taken to the camp where they were subjected to torture and beatings. They were threatened they would be shot if they were caught again or be taken up to the hills. Everyone knows what happens up there in the hills.
    I know of a young man who went to train with his football team. Along the way he met a friend who had an arguement with another person followng which his friend threw a stone at the man's house. Only one person threw the stone. As the two walked towards the park, a military vehicle pulled up and the two men were bundled into the military vehicle. No questions were diected nor were they interviewed as to who did what. They were not taken to the police station to be questioned.
    They were taken straight up to Tavakubu Hills and along the way, the threats and abuse started, with spates of blows in between. At the hills they were made to run up a steep hill which had sharp and rough pebbles without any shoes on. They were made to press up, sit up, carry logs and whilst all this was happenin, they were being beaten with fists, sticks or rifles.
    The young man I knew was violently struck with the butt of the AK47 carried by one of the soldiers. Before they were released, they were threatended the next time they cause trouble and are caught by the military, they would disappear.
    When this young man was dropped off, he staggered home and went to have a shower after which he collapsed. His father rushed him to hospital and it was found he had burst his spleen. It was than that he related his story of what happened to him. The Doctor who operated on him told his father the young man was fortunate he went to hospital that same evening. If his father waited until morning, the boy would have died.
    Many of these stories have not been heard, faces seen, the fear, deprivation and suppresion.

    People need to bring these things to light. If there were any photographs taken and recording from victims abused and tortured by the military regime, the world needs to see and learn the truth of what happened in Fiji and why people today live and are subjected with fear. Even the mere threats from a military person of 'via kau na kebe' (want to be taken to camp) sends a feeling of terror through a person. People know about this that is why they are fearful. The whole world needs to know, our fears.

    Bring it on, tell the world. Show pictues on this site. Tell stories of your own personal experiences or those that you know. If you have evidence to support it, bring it forward. Display it on this site. Let the people of Fiji see and remind ourselves that today, we continue to live under the umbrella of fear.

    We must ask ourselves is this what we want for our future, our children's future and their children. Is this the legacy we want to leave behind, a country destroyed by it's own people through subjugation.
    Do we want them to live under this same fear and lost hope. We, our children and our future deserve the best.
    It is up to all of us now. If we cannot show the truth to the world, of how we as a people really trully feel deep inside, of what is happening, than people like the President of Kiribai will continue to believe that all is well in a lost paradise.

    PM

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  8. His second name is Tong...is he Kiribatian? What a jerk! Why don't he invited his bad boy to become a minister in Kiribati?

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  9. Was that picture taken in Cuba? if so, President Tong must have admired the Communist Regime of Cuba to have been a recent VIP visitor to Cuba, a country run by a dictator.
    Does this mean the Kirribati people should be on their guard about this mans intent. He seems to think that our critiscism of poor old hankipankifranki is not fully justified.
    Surely if any sane person had a rebellious son such as he suggests, we would utterly condemn that sons behaviour and he would have to pay the price that any society demands, for his crimes.
    All right minded peoples would be appalled if the justice system let him off and even rewarded him because he said he "would be a good boy now"
    ... indeed, Pres Tong, go back to sleep.
    -Sydney Tourist

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  10. This is the same person who is quoted in today's NZ Herald as saying that it is his job as a leader to give his people choices (in relation to options for climate change) - so my question to him is - why can't the people of Fiji be given choices? ....and why does he support someone who has taken that choice away with a gun?....What a ding bat (or should that be tong bat?)!!!!!

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  11. President King Kong, or whatever his name is might want to start with buying some new suits, shirts & ties.

    Notice how he is wearing the same outfit in Cuba and in NZ!

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  12. Everyone should read comment by Anon 11.59!

    This is terrifying. WE REALLY NEED TO TAKE PICTURES AND SHOW THE WORLD THE BRUTALITY that's happening at home!!

    C4.5 Its about time that you post pictures of victims and their injuries/ bruises etc. Sa rauta mada na i taba ni vakama basi kei na bure :)

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  13. President A-nutter Nong should be worrying about his country sinking and see where his people move to. It takes a bad boy to know a bad boy A-nutter.

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  14. Like many fathers we know in Fiji who turn their sons to the law when they become criminals, Tong seem to encourage murder, lies, stealing etc by his children. His comparison is also flawed, one man does not represent the whole people in country especially when he is not elected by the people. Even the Lord God disciplines those he love as his children. Look at the History of Israel. Perhaps Tong is a Bhudhist! lol.

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  15. President Tong you da man! Unlike the other Pacific leaders whose loyalty fluctuates with the $$$ value of the aid from Australia and New Zealand, President of Kiribati has shown he has balls!

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  16. why are you so biased c4.5? if the guy has spoken his mind there is nothing wrong with it.
    i am sure you guys arent happy with Super Franks rating in the independent polls. he is surely popular.

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  17. Tong surely sounds like an ignorant person..people here are being silenced by the regime. We should never give up this fight.

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  18. John Key Accepts 2014 Election Time Frame:

    http://www.smh.com.au/world/hard-line-on-fiji-may-be-easing-20110907-1jxqp.html

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  19. oey Tong,how much Bai gave you as a token,and who was the girl you spent the night at Nadi, it was arranged by BAI

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  20. AG,LOOKING FOR A MANSION TO PURCHASE,HE WANTS A BIG HOUSE AND TO MAKE IT LOOK LEGAL HE IS TAKING A LOAN FROM THE BANK .SENIOR KHAIYUM IS FED UP WITH SLEEPLESS NIGHTS AND SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS AND HAS TOLD AG MOVE OUT BEFORE THE BABY ARRIVES .

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  21. AG has arranged for PMs visit for the whole year ,so he can stay out of office and would not have a clue as to whats happening in Fiji .AG recently opened Kia motors show room owned by TAPPOOs in Raiwaqa and Mrs is getting a Kia soon .Its been placed on order and staff have been told hush hush by Kamlesh and Krishna at tappoos the Choro Butako gang

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  22. Impromptu, spur of the moment Haka @ the shopping Centre, then back to work, lols :-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puXad30DSfg&feature=related

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  23. INTERESTING TO READ YOU GUYS COMMENTS, IT SOUNDS SO CHILDISH, ACCEPT THE FACT THAT BHAINI, KAI ARE RUNNING THE SHOW AND THOSE PEOPLE BARKING AT THE MOUNTAIN WILL KEEP ON BARKING UNTILL THE ELECTIONS IN 2014, THATS ALL YOU GUYS CAN DO AND PLEASE THOSE WHO ARE TALKING ABOUT DEMOCARCY, PLIS DONT INSULT THE PERSON WHO HAS CREATED THIS WORD DEMOCRACY, BECAUSE , WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT DEMOCRACY?, YOU WERE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO RAPED DEMOCRACY IN 1987 AND YET AGAIN IN 2000, SO PLEASE THE OPPORTUNITIES, STOP TALKING ABOUT THE SO CALLED DEMOCRACY YOU ALL ARE TALKING ABOUT, SOMEONE SAID IT VERY CORRECTLY, WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND.

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  24. Who appointed Bai and AG kutta to change the constitution?Who are they to change goal posts when it suits them?Who are they to sell govt assets,who authorised them? Ag could not run a kebeb shop how can this Jhaat run the country,even can not manage personal accounts at his bank,on the other hand what business acumen does BAI have?? can not even run his house hold,BAI GET THE F OUT AND SLLEP WELL

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  25. AZIZ back in power,and now is runnung show at the camp,because BAI and AG do not trust Tiko or any other kaiviti

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  26. What ignorance!! God help us if these are the type of leaders available in the Pacific. This is not as simple as that Mr Tong! Fiji and its people is the brother, not Bainimarama!! He's the person who is holding your brother ransom and by force and is stealing everything we own and subjecting us to torture and PER's and removing all our rights, human rights, workers rights and even religous rights. Now you're saying you want him in as your brother!! What an imbecile!

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  27. C4.5 ... see the sydney morning herald article (today sept 8th)page 6 - by Dan Oakes Auckland headed 'Views shift for Outcast Fiji" perhaps you,C4.5 can answer this.
    The authors knowledge must only have been gained over the past few days and then only from reading something published by the Australian Lowey Institute - a fancy name for an organisation which in this case at least, has set out to decieve governments, let alone the people about Fijis troubles.
    Both articles gloss over any of Fijis troubles and the crimes of the junta duo against the people of Fiji.
    ..as one comment has said - "if this is Australias academic think tank, then Australia is in a lot of trouble" God help us all.
    If newspapers in Australia have to be given away at the super market to keep the circulation up, then this wishywashy article is one of the reasons why.
    -Sydney Tourist

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  28. Ting Tong is saying what China wants him to say. Sad for Fiji that a tinpot of a nation in the middle of nowhere has the gumption to take a paternalistic stance towards Fiji. That's how low we have sunk.

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  29. Australia will also spend $500,000 on encouraging the people of Kiribati to play basketball, volleyball and football as part of an initiative to address chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/gillard-pledges-200-million-to-pacific-island-nations-20110908-1jylr.html#ixzz1XK2hn1Bn

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  30. Ting Tong wants $2B from overseas countries to fund his floating islands. Did his bad boy give him the idea?

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  31. “The banning of the Methodist Church, for example, in holding their annual conference, the crackdown on trade unions, the sacking of independent academics who criticise the government – none of these are the behaviour of a country which is taking steps to return to democracy.” - Pacific Island Affairs parliamentary secretary Richard Marles

    Fiji suspension should remain: Marles

    http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8295875/fiji-suspension-should-...

    Fiji should remain suspended from the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) as long as the island nation continues to ignore democracy for its citizens, the Australian government says.

    Pacific Island Affairs parliamentary secretary Richard Marles said on Thursday the suspension “ought not to be removed” as yet.

    Fiji was suspended in 2009 following Commodore Frank Bainimarama’s failure to restore democracy in the wake of the 2006 coup.

    “Of course it is very painful for the Pacific and the Pacific Islands Forum that Fiji doesn’t take its place in the forum,” Mr Marles told Sky News.

    “But a fundamental value in the Pacific is that we are a democratic part of the world.”

    Mr Marles said the current crackdown of activities in Fiji by the interim military regime was at odds with democratic principles.

    “The banning of the Methodist Church, for example, in holding their annual conference, the crackdown on trade unions, the sacking of independent academics who criticise the government – none of these are the behaviour of a country which is taking steps to return to democracy,” he said.

    “In that context it would be completely inconsistent, given the values of our region, for Fiji to take their place at the forum.”

    The parliamentary secretary said Australia would support a move for Fiji to return to the forum if the Pacific nation took “meaningful steps” in returning to democracy.

    “At the moment we have had no sign from the interim regime at all that they are the slightest bit interest in doing that.”

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  32. Anon @ 11.59 this is a propaganda.. all lies. Someone tries to belittle the Military. The whole world knew how effective oue soldiers in Peace Keeping. Its too late, even the UN Chief has put it straight to us in the Pacific to understand.

    Oilei sa rauta na vakacaca jiko...keda veivala jiko me keda yaco kivei..da veilomani mada ena qai yaco mai na veigauna vinaka.

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  33. A-nutter Nong must have been fantasising about his brother Bai when he had a nap hehehe. Nong, did Bai promise you that Fiji will take the people of Kiribati because your islands are sinking?

    That's the problem A-nutter, you sleep too much during the day.

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  34. I kid you not - this fella actually asked Australia if it would give him Tasmania? Not relocate etc etc - he wanted the whole Island. Message there somewhere?

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  35. @ Coup 4.5 - when I tried to chat the message reads that my posting failed and that I've been banned. May I ask why!?

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  36. People tortured to death.
    Women bashed by the PM.
    High unemployment rate.
    Workers Union trashed.
    Poverty has doubled.
    Increase suicide rate
    Increased child sexual abuse.
    etc etc.
    Corruption at an unprecedented scale.

    So please Mr Tong, why are you supporting this morally corrupt leadership?

    We can also see that The Lowy Institute is run by blind idiots.
    Probably the same idiots that saw WMD in Iraq.
    The head is well and truly buried in the sand.

    -Valataka na Dina.

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  37. VOREQE BAINIMARAMA VISTED THE EX-KIRIBATI AND BANABAN COMMUNITY LIVING IN RABE ISLAND SINCE 1940s IN THE PROVINCE OF CAKAUDROVE. THE ISLAND OF RABE WAS SOLD TO THE PEOPLE OF KIRIBATI AND BANABAN BY THE WHITE COLONIAL MASTERS WHO MINED THEIR PHOSPHATE CHEAPLY AND CORRUPTED THE THEN TUI CAKAU TO RE-SETTLE TING TONGS FAMILY IN RABE. THE REAL OWNERS OF RABE ISLAND HAD BEEN FORCED TO LEAVE IN LOVONIVONU VILLAGE NEAR SOMOSOMO VILLAGE THE HOME OF THE TUI CAKAU. VOREQE BAINIMARAMA WAS SMART ENOUGH BY SPEEDILY TRAVEL TO RABE ISLAND TO MAKE AN OFFER TO TING TONG'S FAMILY THERE IN EXCHANGE FOR PM TING TONG TO SAY EXACTLY WHAT PM VOREQE WANTS IN RETURN TO HIS VISIT TO RABE OR OTHERWISE HE WILL RETUNRN THE RIGHTFUL OWNERSHIP TO TUI RABE AND HIS PEOPLE LIVING IN LOVONIVONU VILLAGE IN TAVEUNI.

    THE DEAL WAS DONE. NOT BAD VOREQE BUT THE PROBLEM WE KNEW IT BEFORE HAND.

    TM

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  38. Bottom line is we need WOMEN LEADERS NOW IN THE PACIFIC. BECAUSE these men leaders are just IDIOTS!

    GIRL POWER!!!!

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  39. presdent tong needs a dong on his head....vrf go 4 it..

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  40. i so wish pacific people would stop employing this 'we are one family' idiocy. it's dumb. this fiji family has a liar, thief, abuser, killer, dictator, con artist and usurper at its head. tong means well but he's wrong. bainimarama is a criminal. this is not some soap opera where families arefalling out with each other, this is a state of war where self-serving people are manipulating whatever they can to ensure their survival at the cost of our rights and well-being. we cannot be giving in to criminals

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  41. fiji needs gundu leaders like bai and kaiarse..


    moceraka

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  42. Save your islands first you idiot. Or your people will give you a dong on your head and a kick up your rear.

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  43. So now we have Lowy and the likes of Tong trying to get Australia to give in to a dictator. Was it too hard guys to fight the dictator - much easier to give in to his demands rather than fight for the democratic rights of the people of Fiji. The people of Fiji have been fighting for nearly six years and suddenly some academics at Lowy decide they know what is best for us?

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  44. Instead of trying to mendle with Fiji's internal affairs, Tong should try and upgrade the sewer system in Kiribati to stop his people from using the Tarawa lagoon as a public toilet.

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  45. Is Tong trying to find asylum for him and his people in Fiji after Kiribati succumbs to water and climate change?

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  46. woooooooooow I can not believe that we have turned our hatred to President Anote Tong, he knows whats good for his country...cant say that for the rest of us, making up issues on this blog site.
    But for the record and matter of putting things into perspective....the rural, outer and remote parts of Fiji with its populus just love this Government, why because its brought them the basic needs of life water, electricity, health services, education, and even the means to make and earn living for themselves.
    And here we wonder!!!! that has been the message all along...home issues first, before international.....and besides PM Bainimarama has the referandum.

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  47. What do Kiribati has to offer to the Pacific Nation?... Nooooooooooothing...

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  48. A-nutter Nong should channel his efforts into improving the living standards of his people in Kiribati. One only has to look at how they are using the lagoon as a toilet, fishing and swimming area. Come on A-nutter, stop worrying about Fiji because Bainivuaka is only using you, and them Melanesian leaders, to promote himself.

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  49. Tong is a disgrace to Kiribati and we the silent majority in Fiji do not support his stand for the illegal regime in Fiji at the PIF.

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