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