#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Bainimarama and Khaiyum warned arrogance against Fiji people could unleash reprisal

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bainimarama and Khaiyum warned arrogance against Fiji people could unleash reprisal

The Fiji Democracy and Freedom of Australia has called for the reinstatement of the Great Cuncil of Chiefs and warned the regime's continuing efforts to decimate Fijian institutions could lead to a backlash from the Fijian people.

In a statement signed by the president Suliasi Daunitutu, FDFM denounces the decision by the illegal prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama to formally disestablish the GCC and to appoint Professor Yash Pal Ghai, Professor Satendra Nandan and Taufa Vakatale to Fiji’s Constitutional Commission.

FDFM says the decision by Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to abolish the GCC without consulting stakeholders reveals what they say is Bainimarama and Khaiyum's arrogance and abhorrence towards Fijian paramount chiefs and the Fijian people.

It says the justification used by Bainimarama - that since the Great Council of Chiefs was created by British colonialism and has become “politicised to the detriment of Fiji’s pursuit of a common and equal citizenry” - is without substance.

"If Commodore Bainimarama genuinely believed this, then why didn’t he de-establish the Fiji Military Forces including the Fiji Naval Forces and Fiji Police Force at the same time because they are all creatures of British colonialism too - but more “politicised than the Great Council of Chief to the detriment of Fiji’s pursuit of a common and equal citizenry?"

FDFM says the decision raises serious doubts about the authencity of the constitutional talks.

"The Military Regime’s choosing Professor Yash Pal Ghai, Professor Satendra Nand and Taufa Vakatale to head Fiji’s Constitutional Commission, in our view is utterly compromised and doesn’t resemble any form of respectability; legitimacy or inspires any degree of confidence at the outset with the majority of the people of Fiji or the world and we concur with former Prime Ministers Laisenia Qarase (SDL) & Mahendra Chaudary’s (FLP) statements objecting to their selection because it should have originated from Fiji’s Stakeholders at its meeting instead of being unilaterally imposed by the Military Regime."

FDFM says if the regime wants to be taken seriously it should:
(a) reinstate the Great Council of Chiefs and let its future and role be decided by its stakeholders during the constitutional talks;
(b) stop any further dismantling of Fijian Institutions;
(c) allow the Stakeholders, consisting of Political Parties; Church Leaders; Religious & Civic Leaders; GCC; NGO’s & Youth Leaders to determine the composition of the Constitutional Commission;
(d) allow freedom of association, press, movement and speech;
(e) allow foreign organisations to monitor the discussions leading up to the selection of the Constitutional Commission; constitutional discussion; formulation and promulgation of the Constitution and subsequent General Elections in 2014.

"Anything short of the above makes a mockery of Fiji’s Military Regime’s claim of a fair and transparent constitution discussion and only reinforces the view held by FDFN, that this is all a façade.

"It’s a facade to keep the general populace preoccupied, focused and hopeful on the constitutional talks, whose outcome has already been pre-determined, whilst it continues with its policy of decimating Fijian Institutions."

FDFM says destroying Fijian institutions was the basis of Sayed-Khaiyum’s University of Hong Kong ‘Cultural Autonomy’ thesis, which was supervised by Yash Ghai.

"FDFM’s concern is that Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum’s contorted and short-sighted personal agenda of wanting to dismantle Fijian Institutions because of his Machiavellian pretence; it will free Fijians to a better qualitative life, apparently has fooled Commodore Bainimarama and some others.

"It condescendingly and dangerously fails to grasp the possibility, it could instead unleash and spiral Fijians out of control fuelled by an avalanche of fear and anger directed against Commodore Bainimarama; Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and their supporters, triggering an implosion within Fiji’s already fragmented Fiji Military Forces & civil population; causing a massive wave of retribution & civil unrest affecting all peoples and the economy, but unfortunately Fijians and Indo-Fijians will bear the brunt, of the likes we’ve never witnessed in modern Fiji before."


Anonymous said...

FDFN is tooth less and not even a tiger.

FDFN might also face brunt of common I-taukei who are fed up with Chiefs and crooks who were in parliment before coup.

Anonymous said...

The GCC is in no way a democratic institution. Why are they supporting it under the guise of democracy?

Just saying said...

It's possible the feckless pair are trying to stir the Fijians to allow them to call out the army and stay in power for anither 20 years...no need for elections or constitution. Don't give them the excuse people.

Anonymous said...

Bai and Khaiyum are well beyond arrgoance

Anonymous said...

another plan to bring back the Public Emergency Regs and cancel elections.....too damn obvious

Anonymous said...

It's time that those that have "inherit" their titles to stand up and lead!!! Who amongst you will fight like your ancestors before you , who left legacies of their prowess whilst attaining their title by virtue of action. " will a real chief, please stand up, please stand up!
If no chief stand up then no one should take up the title of " Ratu" "Adi" "Tui" "Marama" etc.
We will never refer to anyone by their title anymore!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The chiefly system is intact with or without the GCC. GCC did not make chiefs it just gave them illusions that they were vital to the well being of the nation when in fact they had lost touch with reality on the ground. The abolishment of the GCC is a blessing in disguise, it will take away the ability of ultra nationalist's to use it as a rubber stamp to legitimize their actions in future. GCC is not i taukei,but, an important recipe for the divide and rule colonial system. The bose Vanua and Tikina and Provincial council meetings are the right forums for our chiefs. At one stage the acronym GCC seemed to stand for ''Get Chiefs Corrupted''. So sega na isa, let's move on......GCC has served its purpose, better we have a Fiji General Assembly made up of genuine Fijian Civic Leaders!

Bhaito said...

Execution of Bai and Khai is imminent.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is this guy? Some bloody drop kick living in Australia. No different from Graeme Davis. Sitting offshore writing crap. Who does he speak for? Not me.

When the bullshit freedom and democracy crowd in Oz can get more than 20 people to a meeting, I'll be impressed. But the way it is, it's like a branch of the Soqosoqo Vakamarama in Canberra. Tea and scones and a lot of hot air. A whole lot of viavialevu like Daunitutu sitting in a circle doing Roko Ului's "thumb's up" at each other.

Where are the real men prepared to fight? Go on, tell us. This guy's weapon is a press release. Sorry,bro, if I'm not impressed. There's too much talk about restoring freedom and democracy. Get off your lazy arses and fight for it!

Anonymous said...

GCC has to go.
They have been a burden on common fijians.

Anonymous said...

suli pls return to fiji,,,,,all allowed to talk now

Anonymous said...

fijian to wake up now.
fiji is coming to be a muslim state soon..
frank dances to whatever his master pinky says.
frank the crank and his armies are all no school bastards.
mosese is another ass licker of pinky ag./bai.
fiji will be ruled by bai/armies for 20 years seems like until he dies,
frank/armies will rig the election
he is scared to end up in naboro.
he will be killed by crw .bec he liumuried them in 2000 coup.
true kailoma style.

Anonymous said...

You all the above wanting to remove the GCC - "NOT WITHOUT A FIGHT" - Who are you guys? not Fijians I suppose - QO ME BALETI KEIMAMI NA KAWAI TAUKEI KEI VITI ENA VEI TABA GAUNA SA TU MAI LIU

mark manning said...

Frank and aiyaz have no intentions of consulting anyone about anything.
the outcome of this coup was determined years ago, perhaps as far back as 2000 or 2001.
Fijians should stop deluding themselves and face the obvious, there will be no genuine consultation on a new constitution as one has already been determined and drawn up.
It just hasn't been presented publicly yet.
Please stop thinking like Islanders and begin thinking like a cunning, conniving, Indian Moslem instead.

Anonymous said...

Vinaka Suli. Well said.

Anonymous said...

These Thugs do not care for the Fijian People. All they want to do is to line their pockets and terrorize any one and any organization that speaks out against them. They think they have right to dismantle all Fijian Traditions and Customs. These bullying Thugs want Fijians to be ashamed of being Fijian. Next thing the Thugs will do is to outlaw the Fijian Language and make every one speak Cantonese and Mandarin.

Anonymous said...

The Gone Marama Bale Ro Teimumu Kepa of Rewa and the Burebusaga Confederacy stood up, and she was gaoled for it.

Where were the other chiefs? Where were all the real bati?

Anonymous said...

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." (Edmund Burke)

Anonymous said...

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. INSTEAD OF TALKING WE NEED TO ACT NOW OR IT WILL BE LATE FOR US.

Anonymous said...

The blood of patriots and tyrants

Anthony Martin
Columbia Conservative Examiner
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. ... God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion; what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms." -- Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, 1787
The above quote has become known in recent years as 'Jefferson's reset button,' meaning that Jefferson and most of the Framers of the Constitution believed that since government--any government--has the tendency to become oppressive as time progresses, true patriots must be willing to engage in the tactic of last resort in order to preserve liberty.
that 'last resort,' of course, is deadly force.

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