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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Khaiyum invites wrath of powerful trio

BATTING FOR FIJI: CTU president Helen Kelly middle. pic Sai Lealea
Burrow
Kearney
They're the union leaders he likes to call 'ladies' but between them they wield quite a bit of power regionally. Throw in a third, with even more clout, and you could be up for more than you bargain for.

The illegal attorney, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, has been unapologetic about refusing to allow into the country the five-member delegation of union leaders Ged Kearney and Helen Kelly.

But both have emerged from the experience of Tuesday more committed and determined to help Fiji workers and the labour movement reclaim the freedom and conditions pre the coup and the Essential National Industries decree.

This was Kearney's pledge yesterday: “We can assure Mr Bainimarama that we will not be intimidated by his tactics and we will not back down in our mission to defend the rights of Fijians.

“It is unimaginable that the Fiji Government continues to defy basic human rights in the face of growing international outrage.

"But their actions only make us more determined to safeguard the human and labour rights of Fijian workers and their communities."

Kelly voices a similar promise, urging New Zealanders to boycott Fiji altogether. 

In a joint statement with the influential group, Business NZ, her union urges the regime to take immediate steps to restore workplace rights, allow freedom of association and comply with recommendations of the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and its tripartite Committee on Freedom of Association.

"The CTU has raised our serious concerns about the severe restrictions on work rights and the arrest and detention of union leaders," says Kelly. 

"And the ILO has repeatedly called on the regime to bring its law into line with Fiji's international obligations. It is now time for the government of Fiji to show that it will respect human rights at work".

The high profile Australian and New Zealand unionists now have behind them Sharan Burrow, the general secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation - the world's largest trade union.

In astatement, the ITUC, which has a global membership of 175 million workers thanks to 311 affiliates in 155 countries, says the refusal by "the Fiji authorities to allow an Australian and New Zealand trade union delegation to enter the country today shows the country is sliding deeper into dictatorship”.

“The Fiji regime has maintained that it is open to outside scrutiny, but this denial of entry tells the opposite story," says Burrows.

"Try as the military authorities might, the spotlight will continue to shine on their violations of workers’ rights and other basic freedoms. Todays’ events will only increase pressure on the regime."

The ITUC says Kearney and Kelly had planned to meet Frank Bainimarama "to seek a fresh dialogue on human and labour rights in Fiji, and had also planned to meet Fiji trade union counterparts, church leaders, and other civil society and business representatives.

"Instead they were refused permission to enter the country on arrival at Nadi airport and deported without any access to consular assistance. Delegation members’ mobile phones were confiscated until their departure."

Khaiyum might think he's got the better of the unions but he may well find himself paying more than just a one way fare to Sydney if the 'ladies' act against him.

52 comments:

  1. This is really informative.Thanks for sharing such a way.Hope to see more.

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  2. Please ladies use some common sense. These homicidal morons have forcibly hijacked a democratically goverment - trashed the economy bashed your delegates - just cut the bloody fuel off your side before they kill again.

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  3. What a pity the UNOHCHR regional office in Suva is not led by a woman with courage like these women? UNOHCHR has become a totally useless organisation. No leadership, no courage, no intellect.

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  4. All overseas funded regional & internatioal bodies in Fiji have their lips sealed. They cannot say anything in case they lose their jobs in Fiji. They have turned a blind eye to the plight of the fijian workers. All regional & international offices in Fiji should be closed ASAP!!They only there to serve themselves!!

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  5. If these Unionist Ladies wanted to do something why don't they help out the Qantas wokers who are about to lose their jobs due to overseas recruitment of Asian crews on Qantas Flights or for that matter the Nurses who are getting pittanace compared to their Labour Mates who are in Parliament and getting a base salary of &180,000 incluing &20,000 allowance? Democracy will come to Fiji when we have grown up to know what it is- right now some think its a'foreign flower"

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  6. its time more people n orgnstions raised similiar sentiments, AG behaviour is like kinddy children slapping back at another child saying this is my swing, get off, this is my swing only, when its stolen frm someone else..ahhhahaa...

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  7. Taukei 5, how stupid can you be? They can't cut off the fuel. It comes from Singapore. Derrrrr!

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  8. who will help us workers now, check workers at FIRCA, PWD, Air Pac, etc....when will this dark(green) era end....PM wake up before its too late......wonder how can Kai-viti endure rule by an expatriate non-chief non fijian now....

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  9. good on you, c4.5, politics aside n truth publish, okay? evrryone needs to know whats out there or who is out there....

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  10. The regime has done the right thing by sending them back.
    Most contributors to this blog are innocent and have no idea about the regimes great work done.
    Baini- keep up the good work.
    Keep the kaipalis out- unions are a pest and live on hard earned monies given by employees.

    I know this will not be posted as the blog only loves snti regime statements

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  11. This is a clear sign of lack of knowledge and skills in diplomatic and tactful approach. You don't close the door to anyone, give them what they want and let them go rather than wasting time and resources in turning them back.Bloody nuts and kukus.

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  12. @ Anon 9:32 .... "keep up the good work" .... My friend died at the hands of this good work. He got beaten til his brain bled. His killers were put on a plane to serve overseas but then got stopped. The served 2 months in jail before being given their jobs back and are now strolling around in full uniform. No matter how much good work is trying to be done NOW ... it will all be good work drenched in my friends cold blood .... but hey ... what do you care...he wasnt your friend.

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  13. Anon. @9.32am. You kaipali needs to stop sniffing Bai's underpants because you have been there too long and it's affecting your senses. Idiot.

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  14. @Anon 9.32am

    You are just another stupid regime supporter who refuse to pull your head from deep inside your assh...le!

    You praise Frank and Khaiyum but refuse to recognise the harm that these two dicktakers have caused to the ordinary workers through the draconian and illegal decrees they have introduced into the labour market.

    This is the problem of being soldiers-Frank and Khaiyum have given orders for you RFMF members to stop thinking...and you have followed the orders! That is why your heads are so deep inside your rectums!

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  15. @ anon 09.32

    you think bai/ ak is doing good work from illegal dealing ???? your head must be fool of sh..t....

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  16. Now there is a task for the labour leaders: Let’s not forget the essential industries decree which deprives workers of all right and due process was ordered and paid for by American MD CEO David Pilferer of Air Pacific with company money. Shame on Qantas for not firing him for that! Air Pacific has become a prime example of how the decree allows this self styled despot and inept manager to impose contracts on workers and strut around telling them to like it or lump it. He should be prosecuted in the US for crimes against basic human rights.

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  17. The longer they stay in power the more arrogant they become.

    Is this not what we are seeing in Fiji.

    When for the past 5 years everything you say goes...what need for diplomacy.

    Interesting how that ol" saying "Hell has no furry as a women scorned" ...will play out, and not only one women to boot.

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  18. Anon Dec 16 @ 9:32 In your face. Your meaningless comment has been published by C4.5 and now you should apologise if you have the balls!

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  19. Bainimarama warns soldiers abusing powers:- Ha!ha!funny huh.....first you stop abusing,then tell you men to stop abuse....only in FIJI...uwiii,stop making yourself look stupid...anyway in Fijian they say..Vosa tu o DA vei DA,tiniga na boi dada!!!as..SHIT talking to SHIT,end up stinking evrywhere....from Fijivillage:
    One of the major problems the Republic of Fiji Military Forces faces is some soldiers abusing their powers but the Army Commander has stressed that these people will be taken to task.

    While speaking during the final Commanders Parade and Decorations this morning at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Prime Minister and Army Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said they have received reports that some of the soldiers are abusing their powers and the RFMF headquarters has been given the authority to investigate and sack anyone caught.

    He said the RFMF will not tolerate such behavior.

    Commodore Bainimarama also said the RFMF has achieved a lot of things this year and wants them to maintain the standard.

    He highlighted one of the major achievements are the world wide praises of Fijian soldiers serving overseas that they have received which has seen the UN requesting for another 42 soldiers in Iraq.

    Commodore Bainimarama called on the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to remember that the public relies on them and that they should uphold and serve the people to the best of their ability.

    30 soldiers were also presented medals during the pass out parade for their services.

    This is for those that have passed 15 years of serving the RFMF.

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  20. Bainimarama warns soldiers abusing powers:- Ha!ha!funny huh.....first you stop abusing,then tell you men to stop abuse....only in FIJI...uwiii,stop making yourself look stupid...anyway in Fijian they say..Vosa tu o DA vei DA,tiniga na boi dada!!!as..SHIT talking to SHIT,end up stinking evrywhere....from Fijivillage:
    One of the major problems the Republic of Fiji Military Forces faces is some soldiers abusing their powers but the Army Commander has stressed that these people will be taken to task.

    While speaking during the final Commanders Parade and Decorations this morning at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Prime Minister and Army Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said they have received reports that some of the soldiers are abusing their powers and the RFMF headquarters has been given the authority to investigate and sack anyone caught.

    He said the RFMF will not tolerate such behavior.

    Commodore Bainimarama also said the RFMF has achieved a lot of things this year and wants them to maintain the standard.

    He highlighted one of the major achievements are the world wide praises of Fijian soldiers serving overseas that they have received which has seen the UN requesting for another 42 soldiers in Iraq.

    Commodore Bainimarama called on the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to remember that the public relies on them and that they should uphold and serve the people to the best of their ability.

    30 soldiers were also presented medals during the pass out parade for their services.

    This is for those that have passed 15 years of serving the RFMF.

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  21. Khaiyum, my brother please talk Fiji back to democracy using the US democratic model, I think this suits Fiji well

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  22. Hell has no fury like a woman scorned - AG in his infinate somehow pissed 3 of them off.

    As for Anon 9:11 comment re Singapore Drrr!

    When a Viti bound flight departs ANZ or the US it refuels locally - but OK lets accept your incorrect assumption about fuel - that then leaves baggage handling & passengers refreshments in ANZ & US - cut these off.

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  23. The elephant in the room since Dec 5th 2006 has a name called FaQ. No wonder.

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  24. Interesting article in SMH. http://m.smh.com.au/national/tongan-speaker-helped-drug-team-say-police-20111216-1oyrg.html


    Wonder if this Gomez character has met any of the goons in Fiji ? Maybe he knows ASK or FB.

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  25. Khaiyum showing his arrogance again but there will come a day when he will no longer treat Fiji as his own private island. Where will he be then without the stolen power.

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  26. Let us hope Ms Kearney's pledge translates into action.

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  27. @MarkManning I have seen the poor sod in interviews and he needs PR work. He may be the one pulling the strings behind the scenes but he comes across as an agnry Muslim

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  28. If anyone can do anything to rattle the regime it is the international unions. ITUC and even ACTU and NZCTU have domestic campaigns and conerns to focus on but are pivotal to democracy for Fiji. Roko Ului and VRF have failed and there is no one else on the horizon.

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  29. Can the Fiji Village stop printing bullshit?



    Bainimarama warns soldiers abusing powers
    Publish date/time: 16/12/2011 [16:39]

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    One of the major problems the Republic of Fiji Military Forces faces is some soldiers abusing their powers but the Army Commander has stressed that these people will be taken to task.

    While speaking during the final Commanders Parade and Decorations this morning at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks, Prime Minister and Army Commander Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said they have received reports that some of the soldiers are abusing their powers and the RFMF headquarters has been given the authority to investigate and sack anyone caught.

    He said the RFMF will not tolerate such behavior.

    Commodore Bainimarama also said the RFMF has achieved a lot of things this year and wants them to maintain the standard.

    He highlighted one of the major achievements are the world wide praises of Fijian soldiers serving overseas that they have received which has seen the UN requesting for another 42 soldiers in Iraq.

    Commodore Bainimarama called on the Republic of Fiji Military Forces to remember that the public relies on them and that they should uphold and serve the people to the best of their ability.

    30 soldiers were also presented medals during the pass out parade for their services.

    This is for those that have passed 15 years of serving the RFMF.


    Story by: Filipe Naikaso

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  30. Has anyone noticed that there has been no mention of the PNG constitutional crisis in the Fiji Sun? None whatsoever!! I wonder why?

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  31. Come on, bring it on 'Ladies' of the Oz & Kiwi Trade Unions. Tighten the noose on these illegal bunch of idiots and thieves. We the ordinary workers and citizens of this country are prepared to go through the 'rough patch' should you decide not to handle ALL in-bound and out -bound cargo to your respective counties from Fiji.
    For the last 5 long years we have been pleading, asking, crying to you to do something. At long last you are responding.
    Hit them where it hurts most. We are more than appreciative of what you have and will do.
    BRING IT ON !!!!!~!

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  32. Frank's lie about taking soldiers to task if we abuse our powers is just that - a lot of hogwash and window dressing. I know - I am a soldier. He is the very one ENCOURAGING us to use scare tactics to scare you all!!
    He assaults people in front of us and tells us that, that is what you do to people who go against us. He even tells us that if need be - rape them - "tagane se yalewa".
    The talk at QEB now is whether the Commander is ok or not. E vaka veikeimami ni sa lialia.

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  33. In any Army the world over medals are treasured and it is ALWAYS a privilege and honor to wear them.
    In Fiji, it USED to be treasured! How one can receive and wear a medal
    knowing that they have HUMAN blood on their hands baffles me.
    I used to be in the Fiji Army and after all the murders, rapes abuses etc etc, I have decided to completely dis-associate myself from the Army - Remembrance day Parades, you name it.
    I am even ashamed to tell people that I used to proudly wear that green uniform.
    I have made it absolutely clear to my wife, that when the good Lord calls me, I do NOT want a bugler
    to come and sound the 'Last Post".
    To say that I am utterly disgusted and deeply disappointed would be and understatement!!

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  34. Mark you may have not noticed but Fijians don't ahve any diplomacy skills only wen talking to NZs and Australian politicians! In our lingo-we couldn't give a shit!

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  35. The regime is doing a great job. Where were these so alled unions in 1987 and 2000. No one, even the native fijian cared about the coup and all celebrated with joy. They even said what democracy????
    The tune has chaned for the fijian chiefs who can no longer bludge on the common fijian.
    Baini did the right thimg to send them to koro and drink grog

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  36. In Fiji we need to be mindful that wise judgements are made based on precedents. We have had experience in the Westminister system of parliamentary democracy. Our education system and modern Fiji cultural values are based on it. So, why depart from it? We have the lower house and upper house to debate and analyse bills before passing them into law. We just have to respect the rule of law in the land. All in the land need to cherish and honour how it is created and enforced. It must be remembered, that no one is above the law and what's more, all should have equal access to the courts.Laws should not be made by whim as dickhead Bainimara is doing.

    Indeed, the Supreme Court should be able to declare parliamentary statutes as un-constitutional (as is the norm). This is how one builds and maintains a civilised society. There is an imperative for a stable structure of norms and values in the land. In reality, Fiji's military have failed since 1987 to preserve and uphold our democratic institutions.It is a reflection of the low calibre of the people in the army command and just how susceptible they were to beguiling influences of elite interests.Only by upholding the rule of law and the sanctity of our democratic institutions will Fiji achieve long lasting stability and prosperity. Bring back the last constitution, that was good enough.Why re-invent the wheel? Fiji army soldiers, io o kemuni qori na mataivalu, do all of us the honour and get rid of Baini and his taliban cronies soon!Your countrymen will honour you for your kind act.

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  37. Dina says..

    Fiji Sun pro illegal regime will not report any of the political crisis in PNG. Somare being out marshalled by his deputy.

    However the important thing here is that the Army commander has made a bold public statement saying that there will be NO COUP.

    He goes on to say that the army is neutral and will not take sides in any political issues.

    This is from a sensible commander who is well qualified to be a real army commander and understand his role and legal/national obligation unlike Frank & Aiyaz.

    Some big lessons for Bainimarama. he should now resign from the army and form a political party to become a politician.

    We can bet our last penny....No one will vote fro him except his own family.

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  38. Bainimarama telling his soldiers not to abuse powers when he himself is the chief abuser.

    Anthony Gates telling people to stamp out corruption, and yet he got his Chief Justice post through corruption.

    Aiyaz telling those women that they have already made their judgement and are not interested in the view of the Fijian people. Hello! What about you Mr Kaiyum are you interested in the views of the Fijian people or are you just forcing your views on everyone. And making it illegal for anyone to question all your stupid PER's

    All these people Bainimarama, Gates , Khaiyum I have no respect for you guys.
    You telling the people to do one thing and yet you yourselves are the main culprits.
    What a bunch of losers!

    You 3 are evil and you deserve all the evil that come your way.
    I only hope that some soldier will wake up and decide that enough is enough and give you the treatment you deserve.

    -Valataka na Dina.

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  39. People who have been tortured since 2006 by the goons have all clearly stated that illegal PM Frank Bainimarama was PRESENT during the assaults and either participated or encouraged the torture.

    He drew immense joy from torturing captives. A sadist, deranged man who is so desperate to remain in power.

    Yes, telling his boys to behave is grossly insulting to them and to all who know what he's done - blood on his hands...

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  40. Anon dec 17th 7.26am .... I read the SMH report with much interest. If any customs officer is reading this blog please check if the Gomez guy ever entered Fiji. Will be interesting to know.

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  41. Anon@ 4.09pm, that's because Bai and Aiyarsehole, including you, are all SHIT.

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  42. fiji village bosses sucking voreqe bainimarama balls

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  43. more FIJIAN LAND has been promised to China and PM is actively facilating transfer so he can have shares in the ventures once he is finished from this illegal jaunta..

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  44. more Native Land has been promised to China by Frank last week. Its all been done in a rush ..Why???

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  45. @ anon
    409 p.m.
    It's not the case when you want a handout though !
    Then, some of you, are only too your to get on your hands and knees and to beg for a handout !

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  46. Frank has orgasms after orgasms when he tortures people.
    I know I have seen it!!!! WHAT A SICK MAN!!!!!!!

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  47. To ALL you bloggers who are supporting and coaching these ILLEGAL thugs - E DUA NA LEQA LEVU E SA TIKO VEI KEMUNI!!
    All this 'winning the hearts and minds' of the masses comes with a price.
    All the promises of roading, water, electricity, jetties, airstrips will have to be funded and paid for. Sure the Chinese are "HELPING" us, but, guess what, it will be our children and grandchildren who will pay.
    Vore is doing what he is doing for the very simple reason that, by virtue of the illegality, and that he is not answerable to anybody, he is trying to please people!!
    Thank you but no thank you Vore!!

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  48. Arse what's his name is nothing but a PIG and a piece of pig's s...!
    President Obama has moved his troops to Oz - close to our shores.
    Why you may ask. Simple - President Obama's intel is such that Muslim PIGS like Arse are digging in to spread their Muslim propaganda in the region. Why do you think that Julia Gillard made it known recently that if Muslims do not like what is expected in Oz then they should just leave!!
    There are certain rules and norms when one chooses to live in an adopted country. You can not for one moment try and FORCE your culture into your adopted country!!
    Good on you Julia!!

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  49. Can someone tell me what percentage of Fiji's population are muslim?

    I simply don't get all this paranoia when the world ALREADY knows and fully understands that the gun-wielding thugs and cabinet are 99% i-taukei.

    Why do you think there's no help on the way? They've figured there's no need.

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  50. its gud they return, because they will only create problem for fiji...
    at this moment the govt is pursuing for elections in 2014,

    everything is normal in fiji.. we are happy, i support this govt, the best govt in the history of fijis politics....
    so stop all your nasty comments...

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  51. @ 12.17, go back under Bainivuaka's table where you belong licking his boots.

    Go bloggers, keep exposing them all!

    Leave no stone unturned!

    People deserve to know what these corrupt vuakas are up to wasting the public's money.

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