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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

FDFM Australia: new council trying to piggy back on our success

FDFM AUSTRALIA: Suliasi Daunitutu and supporters at last week's Pacific Islands Forum.

Statement from Suliasi Daunitutu
Interim President
FDFM Australia

FDFM Australia rejects claims that we are associated with the CFDF. I was present at the meeting where the concept was discussed and even though there were valid points in their mandate, FDFM had same or similar in its strategic plans.

The concept was brought to my attention through a few gentlemen who did not take part in our march through Auckland but joined us at the designated protest area where we were then notified about the meeting. Former SDL deputy minister Rajesh Singh, Stuart Hugget and a gentleman called "Andy" who claimed he had the support of the Chiefs and the Church were among the group. This claim (of support from Fiji), I fiercely question as I stay constantly in touch with Talatalas and members of all political parties.

I was also in touch with Josefa Rasiga this afternoon who also denied any association with SH, RS and his members of the so-called council. They know that the discussion or meeting at SH's office did not end appropriately as people walked out disgusted with the meeting as the FDFM NZ wasn't in attendance because he was against the duplication of roles and movements as FDFM was adequate for te fight.

The usage of FDFM logo is wrong and should be condemned as both presidents don't approve of the concept. I feel, that this council is trying to piggy-back on the success of FDFM projects and activities even to the point of trying to lure Roko Ului Mara to be the leader of this council. I have informed Roko Ului of this move and he is not happy about people trying to form splinter groups and gain traction by using names freely.

They need to take FDFM off their list of participants and be very careful of legal issues surrounding the unauthorised usage of registered entities like FDFMs worldwide.

Suliasi Daunitutu
(Interim President FDFM Australia)

SUPPORTERS: Former soldiers Wame Toroi and Marika Tasere

32 comments:

  1. Sa qai basika mai na vunivuni e caka tiko mai kei na kena sagati tiko ga mai na itosotoso oqo.Na mataivalu ka a vakavuna na vanua drau sa laki yacova tu oqori.Vinaka,

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  2. Rajesh Singh, Stuart Hugget, and "Andy", please explain WHY you did this? This is simply not acceptable and you ave a lot of explaining to do. So gt on with it.

    And who is this "Andy"?

    We are not Falling Prey to Opportunists!

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  3. Here we go again. Disunity here, there and everywhere. You lot are as bad as the crumbling Bainimarama regime.

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  4. Dou yalovata mada. Ena dredre tale na mataivalu ena vagonegoneya dou sa mai kacivaka tu. Dou kua ni dou veikacivaki. Dou galu ga ka cakacaka. Sa voleka sara nai naki. Dou lomani Viti kei na kena kawa tamata.

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  5. Thank you for the clarification Suliasi and the FDFM of Australia and New Zealand.
    I have a couple of questions, is this splinter group is trying to deliberately divide and conquer us by causing division between the various organisations and groups in order to benefit the Regime in Fiji or are they sincere in their endeavour ?

    The fact that they are misrepresenting the FDFM of Australia and New Zealand, suggests to me, the calibre of the people involved.
    It seems to me that they just don't have any scruples at all and will use any measure to further their own cause, without regard for others.
    Not a recipe for success I suggest.

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  6. Truly, stupid. I doubt that Suliasi has spoken to RU regarding this matter.

    Suliasi and Nik Naidu need to take a far more patient and circumspect look at what and why they behave in this way - the Council's stated mandate is to get some concrete ideas and plans to move the country forward. Otherwise all Suli and Nik are going to do is have us hold small protests in Sydney and Auckland?

    With respect - it is ridiculous and childish.

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  7. @ Suliasi
    Thank you for the clarification Suliasi and the FDFM of Australia and New Zealand.
    I have a couple of questions, is this splinter group trying to deliberately divide and conquer us by causing division between the various organisations and groups in order to benefit the Regime in Fiji or are they sincere in their endeavour ?
    The fact that they are misrepresenting the FDFM of Australia and New Zealand, suggests to me, the calibre of the people involved.
    It seems to me that they just don't have any scruples at all and will use any measure to further their own cause, without regard for others.
    Hardly a recipe for success I suggest and doomed to failure if this is how they choose to conduct themselves.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb_qHP7VaZE
    SPLITTER !!!!

    In a way though, it's a good sign because it proves that the various FDFM are a force to be reckoned with and making a difference.

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  8. The Wise loyal soldiers of Fiji...

    The True, bravehearted Fijians.

    Go Toloi & Big Mac.

    Fire Tavale...

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  9. Is this fight for Democracy or for AI LAVO (MONEY)! Ra Tai-nothings changed!It was bad in Fiji now its worse that they overseas! Any wonder why Fiji is still in the State thats its in? No one should be suprised because the truth is if you look at where the Fiji Communities are located overseas, you will find factions all over the place even if they only had 10 members-you will end up with 4 groups! Just ask anyone living in Sydney-how factions of the same Religious groups eg Rockdale ended breaking up the congregation! Even from the same village you find various factions! This is the very reason why we are at this point in time -easily bullshitted to by so called Leaders & we follow blindly!Still wondering why we in the state of mess we in? Do you now get the picture of why Bainimarama is leading the country with no resistance? Do you now understand the term used by our forefathers" DAUKANAKANA YA RUA"!I ask the question again-remove Bainimarama than what? We need to sort outselves out first before we even think of venturing down the path we seem to want to take-which is what brought us here in the first place! Dri Yani.

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  10. Thank you to all Freeedom fighters in Aussie and Kiwi land!

    One Big Kerekere!

    Lets learn to get on with one another. Not too sure whats going on here but it is certainly playing into the lawless regime's hands.

    Lets be reminded of that piece of wisdom we see everyday as we go to Suva on the wall of the Public Employees Union building:

    UNITED WE STAND
    DIVIDED WE FALL


    Me la ju ga! Me la ju ga!

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  11. Never really though about it this way but Suli has a point. Why create something new when FDFM is already formed and working. Why not just join in with FDFM? After all they managed to get Labour, SDL and Union represetatives as well as RUM into their meetings as well as some church representatives and have organisied protests and marches! Why waste more time creating an addtional organisation? Since FDFM already have a framework in place which they've been working on since the coup and have a far greater following than any other organisation why come in with another new organisation that basically does exactly the same thing except with different leadership and name. I'm sure they have good intentions but if the end goal is the same then why not just work with FDFM.

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  12. Rajesh - please stop this, we want a united front and this isnt a plateform to push your agenda - ask your mates Francis( Padu's old pal), Sahu Khan ( crook)and shail Shah ( failed developer) to stop using this for self opportunity. We need a United Front and this seems like the best we have had in 5 years - go Suliasi.

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  13. @ MM

    "I have a couple of questions, is this splinter group trying to deliberately divide and conquer us... or are they sincere in their endeavour?"

    From what I understand the group is not intended to be a splinter group but rather a figurehead Council - the FDFM in both countries have been rather ineffectual and limited to organising protests in NZ and Australia. From the statement, it looks like the Council is intended to have a more political focus - hopefully with some real-world effect.

    Without meaning to be demeaning to the protests, which I have attended in the past, it is inconceivable that a protest in a foreign nation will affect the regime.

    In case we forget: Our leaders in Fiji are being beaten, getting their hands broken, and terrorised by the military into silence.

    We need to DO something to help them - this silly squabbling over whether or not Suli or Nik rule their respective FDFM groups (which is not disputed by anyone!?) is quite frankly tiresome and pointless - they are meant to be future leaders as part of the council, not wasting our time fighting over meaningless titles and agreements.

    I would ask if the this is the Aust and NZ FDFM's genuine response, whether or not they are being sincere in their aims to restore democracy in Fiji - or merely their attempt to garner personal political power for themselves?

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  14. Extrodiate Rajesh Singh and Andy to Fiji and see what Bani does to them - we can use that abuse as an example internationally and Rajesh makes a positive contribution for the cause.
    Isa Rajesh - Francis will look after your family.
    Power to the people.

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  15. Congratulations FDFM NZ for coming up with Council for a Democratic Fiji concept. This is actually not a splinter group, but FDFM NZ had thought of putting together so all who had a vested interest in returning Fiji to democracy could all work together and have a united front. Sounds like Suli is bitter. Put personal agenda and accusations aside, we have a bigger enemy than this internal squabbling. We must support this initiative as we need to unite and move forward and work together. Suli, if I were you, as Interim President of FDFM Australia, I would be the big guy here and call your NZ counterparts and discuss this diplomatically with them first before posting this on Coup 4.5. In fact, all FDFM NZ were present at the meeting apart from Jo Rasiga who had personal things to attend to. You' are not right, that people walked out disgusted with the meeting. It was only your colleague, Jone Baledrokadroka who walked out after cursing at Andy. Keep your cool Suli, be the big man, and sort things out with FDFM NZ, no need to air this out in public, this is an internal FDFM matter!

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  16. RAJESH
    Suli.
    WE will move on .we dont need your support mate..
    you have split auss guys dont do that to fdfm nz.
    united we stand divided we fall.
    Go talk to Mara he called me and said he supports the council concept.
    also Suli can you tell the forum.
    where was your group in 1987/2000 coup.
    did you fought for democracy like nick did.
    god bless.

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  17. @ Radiolucas
    It's impossible for any group to do anything from outside Fiji, other than to encourage people inside Fiji to take a stand against Frank and Co.
    For the Council be pretending to be supported by anyone, who themselves are not aware of that alleged support, says much about the credibility of those in the Council, and I don't even know who they are yet.
    Anyway, the function of the Council and the Democracy Movements are vastly different.
    The Council maintains it will be there to support the GCC etc. and once the COA Ruling is in place, it will withdraw !
    So what exactly will its function be and for how long ?
    It's smoke and mirrors and piss and wind and sounds like a good idea, but has no substance in reality.
    A Council is not needed, and there is even dispute it seems within the fijian community, over whether the GCC has any function or credibility anymore.
    Are there people in the Council just wanting to put into place, the Institutions they themselves want ? I don't know. Are there people in the council, who simply want to have themselves put into the limelight for their own sakes ? I don't know.
    What I do know is this, the FDFM has no interest in getting accolades or securing positions of Authority in a New Caretaker Government and nor do its members, so that's a bit slanderous to be suggesting that, though all these matters need to be discussed openly in the meantime.

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  18. Any idea who is this andy??

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  19. If all the overseas and Fiji based groups purporting to fight for democracy in Fiji can't be united, how on earth can we hope to have a united Fiji when democracy is restored in Fiji?

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  20. @ MM

    "It's smoke and mirrors and piss and wind and sounds like a good idea, but has no substance in reality."

    I think this can be said for almost all of the groups so far - other than organising protests, and writing letter, there is little ELSE that they do - so what is there to support our people in Fiji? From my own recent experience I would say very little: almost everyone is too worried about their own safety to openly oppose them and be arrested by the military.

    I would suggest that it would be to give guidance as well as economic and moral support to people that stand against the regime. The regime can do plenty of harm to individuals in Fiji, but it can do little against the overseas individuals and groups.

    So how is this relevant? I think the more that we give Frank & Co to focus on overseas groups and individuals, the better it is for our people in Fiji to do what they need to do to organise a counter revolution.

    But without logistical support and the comfort of a feasible plan of action, what is there to do?

    Of course, I think that all of this discussion is inherently Political. I don't believe it is slanderous to suppose that this MAY be the case with the FDFMs and the Council - but truly, I don't care if it is - I am just saying that it is innappropriate to behave like this now - if the FDFM NZ supports it, but the FDFM Aust does not - what does this mean for either organisation's future? Not much I would guess. It is all a bit like a chicken before the egg scenario - neither one of them can lay claim to anything

    In any event, I think I would rather have 50 Suli's and Nik's (they are both very capable leaders) in power than one crazed tyrant.

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  21. kainoda:
    still weening,sa baci levu na group. why the coup?. cause of these attitude.

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  22. Who's running the show here?Are we in the mood of this Webb Ellis Trophy, Australia vs New Zealand? Guys the World Cup happens in every 4 years......wake up pls.....Bainimarama is on the show now for almost 5 years.....freaken hell......Suli, do you do?
    Suli and Rajesh, the fire is in Fiji, not in Aussie or Kiwis, if we want to put out the fire, than we have to focuss on the fire, rather than creating more fire...

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  23. The main purpose of this site is to inform the pple of Fiji of the poor developments in the country, but now we see it as avenue for airing out dirty laudry... WE ARE NOT INTERESTED IN THAT CRAP.No finger poiting lets get on with bringing the country to democracy!!Here we see true soldiers, the 2 in the pix and JB,SD, and other unsung heroes who have fought for Fiji in their soldering years and will continue to do so, till they cant breath any more..

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  24. I thought we were fighting the regime! Typical of our own people. Cannot focus on the real issues. everyone wants to be on the forefront and headlines. get your heads together. stop all this grandstanding.

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  25. @Journo 1:52 pm and Anon 2:16pm do not be carried away the fact is that FDFM Australia led by Suli is more organised and speaking with one voice. It has a vision and is working towards it. It has established incorporated chapters in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and next month Brisbane chapter will be launched. Our Kaiviti friends in the USA are launching their chapter very soon and Suli will be there to lend support. The fight for democracy in our motherland will be more effective if every group are UNITED and this is what we ask our brothers and sisters in NZ. The infighting amogst your bright students at Victoria University last year was not a sign of unity. It appears that NZ with so many so called "i know it all" groups is badly divided. So to Rajesh, Stuart Huggett, Andy and others Suli flew to Auckland last week at his own expenses to support your cause. You did not turn up for reasons best known to you. FDFM Australia wants to work with you for the sake of our families back home. FDFM Australia wants to work in partnership with you in this vision. The door is still open so please come on board. Do not reinvent the wheel.

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  26. Na Mataivalu keirau a curuma e a sega ni o koya dou sa curuma tiko ena gauna qo...ke sega naka mo ni tukuna rawa...kakua ni via vosataka e dua naka...ni sa rui vovodea na nomuni rai...ni kalougata tiko

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  27. meanwhile the regime marches on while u fight amongst yourselves. FB laughs!!!!

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  28. Keimami sega ni curuma e dua na mataivalu e tu kina na veivakarerei, veirerevaki vakataki keimami, na dui sagai keimami vakataki keimami, na veivakalaboci, na veivakasini, kei na so tale e sa kovuta tu na bula vakamataivalu ena gauna qo. E keimami kalougata o keimami e liu ni keimami tu vata tu kei na kena veituberi lagilagi ka keimaimi a susugi cake kina. Keimami sa tokara na kena metali ka keimami cibitaka tu na Mataivalu keimami a curuma ena gauna koya(sega ena gauna qo)ni sa kauti keimami kina veivanua lelevu keimami sa mai tu kina ena gauna qo. Loloma, vinaka vakalevu

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  29. WHO IS ANDY? Kaisi bakola. Siosio. You have no idea of the Fijian Ethnic social political structure. We have the Village Chief, the Tikina Chief, the Provincial Chief (14), the Confederacy Chief (3), the Paramount Chief of Fiji (1). Ask your chief where he stands in the ladder.

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  30. WHO IS ANDY? Kaisi bakola. Siosio. You have no idea of the Fijian Ethnic social political structure. We have the Village Chief, the Tikina Chief, the Provincial Chief (14), the Confederacy Chief (3), the Paramount Chief of Fiji (1). Ask your chief where he stands in the ladder.

    "TOO MANY CHIEFS NO KAI SI" ALL LEADERS NO FOLLOWERS???

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  31. Arre Chutia, paramount chief of itaukei died in 1989 !!

    Long time ago.

    Andy will be the new leader of itaukei !!

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  32. Who is hiding behind a mask here? (first comment) Why don't you come out of your narrow closet and declare your true identity so we know who we are dealing with. Our involvement with FDFM is our choice. We are no longer proud of that uniform..soiled and soaked with our Brothers blood that you guys brutally tortured and killed and the many that followed. Are you proud of this? Your Commander has diviated from the original roadmap and the people of our Land are suffering....wake up!!

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