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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Former PMs: Consultation ignores stakeholders and issue of military

Qarase
Deposed prime ministers Mahendra Chaudhry and Laisenia Qarase say the regime is trying to impose its own road map on the consultation process for its Constitution. 

Chaudhry
Both say appointments to the Constitution Commission and the Constituent Assembly should have been made after the consultations, and left to key stakeholders.
Frank Bainimarama yesterday named a former deputy prime minister, Taufa Vakatale, and academics Satendra Nandan and Yash Ghai as Commission members with Ghai chair.
Qarase, who was removed by Bainimarama in the 2006 coup, says a Constitutional Forum made up of political parties, church leaders and NGOs should've been formed first and the group allowed to make the decisions.
He says the 1997 Constitution still exists and elections could easily be held before the year is out and consultations take place after that.
Chaudhry, who was deposed in the George Speight coup in 2000, agrees the process is too long adding the regime's plan replicates that of the Reeves Commission for the 1997 Constitution.
He says there's no need to scrap the Constitution just because previous governments ignored it, especially the provisions for Code of Conduct and Freedom of Information legislation. 
Chaudhry questioned how many of the fundamental values Bainimarama is insisting on for the Constitution are being upheld by the regime and asked why the role of military has been left off the list of essential issues.

56 comments:

  1. "The only thing necessary for evil to triumph, is for men to do nothing"

    Enmond Burke

    All good men please wake up and do us justice.

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  2. Oilei!!! May be his hiding something or scared of something that he still dictating the terms and the conditions of constitution consultation and all....how obvious??? May be his just testing the waters and see if people could suck up to him. Vosota baraca....ko na vesu ka qaqau raki.

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  3. If Frank gets his way and manages to implement a new Constitution for Fiji, it will be a "Clayton's Constitution" the Constitution you have, when you don't really have one !

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  4. Chaudhary, Qarese, Rabuka are misfits and low-life.Chaudhary should go back to India and Qarese should be sent back to whatever island he comes from.Both IndO-Fijians and Indigenous people lived together for over hundred years with very little problem.Non Indofijians in some parts of Fiji used to speak with each other in Hindi and Indofijians from outer islands used to speak with each other in Fijian.
    Now the country is divided, because of racists like Chaudhary,Qarese and Rabuka.
    Grass-root people of all races just want to live in peace and see bread and butter on their table.

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  5. Its all about money folks.Chaudhary can-not travel overseas to touch his money from India given to him by starving people. Qarese does not have enough to eat.

    They in rush to get back to parliment so they can continue to abuse poor and weak.

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  6. When Qarase was in power, he tried to impose his racist, pro-Fijian Blueprint on Affirmative Action. So what exactly will he add to this consultative process on Constitution change? more racist policies? his racist policies gave tyrant Frank an excuse to step in. Qarase - go retire in peace. Bloddy banker

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  7. The electioneering has started athough Bai has been 'campaigning' for some time.

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  8. Which of the worse evils ... Bai, Chaudhry or LQ? I think we need to look to new blood and quickly.

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  9. Its obvious Qarase no longer has the mandate of anyone to add any constructive value to discussion on constitution changes. Apart from racist affirmative action bits.
    We haven't forgotten that the singing bludging former minister Kenneth Zinck was there in the thick of things, enjoying his per diems for trips to the Hong Kong sevens.

    I guess the only good to come out of Baini's coup was the ousting of corrupt politicians like these!

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  10. these 2 guys want to go backward.

    wake up look to the future.

    if you two are back than the country will fall because you guys will be barking at each other and nothing positive will eventuate.

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  11. I think all Fijians have no guts to stand up against the Bai and Aiyass. You people should fight for your rights. Look at how the Tongans fight for their rights and freedom in 2006. The Syrian are doing it now and everyone who see themselves as real man. I don't know why Fijians are so scared????...

    It is so obvious that you are all bloody scared cats...

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  12. @Anonymous 8:36
    "Affirmative action is needed when racist people like DR Ganesh Chand start skewing Tertiary Institution Intake like that of 2011 :

    Nursing School - Total Intake = 175, Fijian students = 19

    2. Lautoka Teachers College - Total Intake 120,
    Fijian students = 4

    Unfortunately the blind Vuaka can't even see this happening right under his nose.

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  13. First off Qarase was right-on i.e the 1997 constitution still exist, but it's not working! The first thing Qarase should be doing, is to get the hell away, from that crooked assole Chodohry.Bai should first tried Chodohry and locked him up before we begin the process? This
    numb-skull is a total blockhead,he's already started, with the blame game? He has never lost his ancestors, untouchable LOWLY mentality.I am absolutely amazed at the stupidy, of the indo voters, for ever electing this idiot, to represent their interests in our parliament? Its time for Bai to take this idiot right out of our system? Remember guys, we have a new kid on the block, he'll bring in new ways to do things;and if we want him to play with us,then we need to accept
    what he brings, in to our group?Either we do that or he'll just go out to the next blocks; and find newer friend(s)?Laisenia,use your head-every Fijians are born nationalist,it has been in our nature for over 4000 years and thats include Bai- as well! Remember, he was the person, who originally gave you the
    illegal PM job, during the 2000 George Speight, illegal coup
    and kept you there for 6 years!You need to reciprocate and at least,do
    the right thing;and thanks the man!

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  14. Yes we can and Anon 8.44pm

    No matter what one may think, LQ remains the legal PM and MPC the legal Oppoisition Leader. The Supreme Court has confirmed that in 2009 and the international community continue to recogniswe this fact. They also continue to command the support of the people of Fiji who uphold the letters of the law.

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  15. You guys are so negative commneting above dont forget LQ is still the legitimate PM. Thanks you very much!!

    VB can make another run for the cassava patch soon.....

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  16. To the blogger that referred to my trip to the Hong Kong Sevens and claimed that I used per diems etc for the trip - Your allegations are totaly false. Check Auditor Generals Report on my Ministry of the five years I was Minister 2001-2006. Get your facts right and stop supporting Bainimarama, Khaiyum and Nailatikau who have all committed TREASON. Watch out you might join them in Naboro. Kenneth Zinck

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  17. Why not make a a quick vote to check what the people want.Maybe the new election gadget that Assie is advertising to check its efficiency,if the majority of public wants the 1997 constitution so be it,if not carry on with the consultations, and make a new one.Why waste public funds when maybe the people do not want a change of constitution.

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  18. We need honest and transparent people and those who think of themselves last.

    Those whose priorities are to serve the people with integrity and wisdom.

    No religious fanatics but those who are spiritually humble with deep family values. Those who are understanding that our problems can be solved by uniting the people together without racist agenda.

    Those who respect the right of the indigenous Fijians to their land and and marine ownerships and the rights of non-native Fijians to their well-earned properties and businesses.

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  19. Baini can not and will not impose his dictatorial style on the people of Fiji. I can see his shadowy supporters are talking again here. Take this JUSTICE regarding his treasonous crime in 2006 will now be possible in an elected govt. Victims of his dictatorships are waiting for the moment. Do not think that for a single second that you are out of the woods yet Frankie. Drafting of a new constitution will not save you and your cronies from facing the full brunt of the law. The time will come and Professor Ghauri will not save your regime or your low life attitude!

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  20. Funny how some continue to blame past politicians as being corrupt (maybe for Chaudhary and others), but, for Qarase, Zinck and others....where is the evidence? C'mon FICAC we still waiting.
    What is wrong with the Affirmative Action Policies....Native Americans get it, Aborigines get so much from the government, i.e Housing, Education, Health, etc..Nothing RACIST about it...Its propaganda and lies by some very jealous individuals.Honestly, there is no one in Fiji that will be able to protect the rights of Girmitiyas and their families, but, the i Taukei but all the i taukei needs is to be secure through education and participation in business. Some current generations are half breeds (part Fijian - indian, Fijian chinese, Fijian - english, etc).The I -taukei have a soft heart for the vasu's and others, give them time and people will see.The military is not an option because it has a leadership structure that can be easily abused by the few. Please...give the I-Taukei a chance to mend...I still believe in them...We all have bad elements in our society but there are GOOD people who are leaders.....Qarase...is not so bad....Another leader from the former Girmitiya community must stand up and be a genuine leader...Chaudhary is not bad but his past remains questionable...

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  21. Agreed garase and chaudhary are failed leaders and should shut up their mouth and never given any say in the politics in Fiji ever again!!!

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  22. Wake people, 1997 constitution is still in place . No one can remove this except of the Fiji parliament . So reconvene the parliament and do this if needed.

    We can't have people like Bhai and Rambka control the country with GUN. There is more corruption then ever before. All Bahai's family n friends are in position in all the Govt dept .

    Give us some Guns n see what we do this Fiji Army. God Bless my Fiji.

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  23. Qarase and Chaudhry are at it again! Qarase seems to be suffering from dementia as he mentions that the 97 Constitution is intact. It has been abrogated, full stop.

    Its about time Churches and NGOs are left to attend to their own flock and not interfere in the running of a nation. Let the Govt run the affairs of the country and Churches and NGOs attend to their members.

    What we need is a CLEAN SLATE of people running the country. No more Qarase, Chaudarhy, Beddoes, Felix, Attar, Pramod and company...CLEAN SLATE..

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  24. What's with some bloggers in here playing the racist card? You blame Qarase and Chaudary for being racist, now in case you're all suffering from Alzheimer's, one is Fijian and the other is Indian. I can't believe how uneducated some morons are.

    It doesn't matter what people try to do, there will always be that racial friction, so get over it.

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  25. Hmmmmm
    Looks like regime sapotas working overtime to discredit our elected leaders.
    You fools cant get into yo thick skulls that the international community only listens to elected leaders.....
    SO LOOKS LIKE THIS PROCESS IS DOOMED FROM THE START....WHAT A JOKE!

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  26. For you people who are supporting Bainimarama dont be greedy just turn back the clock and look at the pictures of those murdered CRW on coup 4.5.We should be all guilty and be ashamed of our selves that we are alowing this bastard to force these things down our throat and bully us for so long.I dont want to be led by someone who can slaughter people like pigs...no way...what he did to my fellow Fijians will be kept in my heart and Im praying for the day Bainimarama to step outside Fiji and I will make sure that blood will flow out of his nose through the seer power of my hands not guns.Thats my promise and my dream.

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  27. Race is a fact and part of life,same as religion do you think a Muslim and a Hindu can leave together and eat together,they can't see India and Pakistan, Kashmir etc maybe Fijians can,Baigani and Arsekie you can remove the 'race' issue ,remove race issue,religious issue spring up.

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  28. Ironically, the only politician Frank seems to fear is Qarase - the only man he cannot openly challenge because he knows that when it comes to popularity, the people will choose the SDL over the pack of idiots and no-hopers that the regime would offer.

    I doubt that Frank would ever let it get to a vote - he fears the noose more than he fears the people...

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  29. Seems the regime is trying to discredit Qarase. When will they wake up to the fact that he is totally honest and fair.

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  30. If the military are involved in any way at all. Including military personnel standing for election or any military of any rank anywhere near meetings or voting - then the whole election will be a sham.
    NO MILITARY INVOLVEMENT IS THE ONLY WAY THE ELECTION WILL BE CREDIBLE.

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  31. Anon@3.30. Valid points but what's the point of trying to enforce the issue when it's not going to go away? As mentioned earlier, racial tension will always be there in Fiji. It all started when Indians outnumber Fijians. Indians were brought in to work and slowly they take over Fiji. If you think back to the first coup, that was the catalyst, and sadly it will continue to be so, even with the new constitution that the pig is trying to form.

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  32. If the promissed elections indeed happen, Bainimarama and Eye-arse do not qualify.

    Eye-big-arse, your qualifications include postulating the destruction of Fijian institutions in your Masters thesis. Our institutions define us as a race and land owners of Fiji. Do we need you in parliament making laws? The answere is a deafening NO WAY.
    you who plan to eradicate us Fijians by squashing the very construct that define us as a race, our Fijian Institutions. You pig.-Comment edited C4.5


    March 11, 2012 3:46 PM

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  33. Honest Man ChaudhryMarch 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM

    Biggest culprit is Mahen 'Choro'dhry. At least Qarase did not falsely build a career on anti-corruption and anti-nepotism.

    Chaudhry deceived people and took them for a ride.

    He has lectured the regime that leaders must learn to take criticism in his stride and respond rationally; otherwise not fit to lead.

    As PM when he was criticised he tried to muzzle the media with new legislation - I have not seen a more hypocrite politician than Mahen Chaudhry. During his PM-ship, it was jobs for the son and senate position for an in-law! Not to mention the million raised in the name of charity and salted away in a personal account.

    What a low-life or 'neech insaan' as we would say in Hindi

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  34. Let's not waste time and money, we have a legitimate constitution that is in place. Let's go to the polls as soon as possible and get a government elected by the people to run our country, as the current regime has had five years, and they have not found any corrupt practice nor have they done any real clean-up campaign as they had initially planned to address.
    Time is up, we seemed to be going back in circles with this coup culture mentality that has indoctrinated the people of Fiji by an institution that is tasked with the job of providing our own security.
    Enough is enough, the call is to step aside, so the country can move on.
    Let's reconvene the GCC to appoint a President, who appoints an Interim PM, with an interim government to take us to elections within nine months, than we make amendments from within the elected parliament.
    The process will automatically restore all rights, freedoms, laws,etc., and the various institutions will get all their powers back, which will be the proper platform for moving us forward...... Makes sense?

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  35. Oh please wake up & smell hot roti & babakau, both hypocrites

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  36. with due respect to past politicians contribution to the Fiji politics and building stage of Fiji since independence in 1970, I am in view that all past parliamentarians should not be allowed to stand in the next election come 2014....LETS US BUILD A NEW FIJI THAT IS FREE OF RACIAL POLITICS, SELFISH, IGNORANCE, GREEDY, POWER HUNGRY, AND FREE OF THE BARREL OF THE GUN POLITICS...let us build a Fiji that is accommodating to everyone, respect, trust, tolerance, honest, humility, freedom, patriotism, and most importantly to trust and embrace the Lord Jehovah Jared, the son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (trinity)....

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  37. Sri Yukt Professor Satendra None Done is now at it !!--he will give us a new constitution and in the process destroy mor trees!!--please keep writing short stories.Costitution writing is for grown ups--not coup apologists !! Go back to Canberra .

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  38. chaudri and garase will get 85% of indian and fijian vote if the election is called now in 2014 or 2020.

    The junta has no chance whether open seats all or communal-SDL and labour are in power.

    The only way junta has is to gail garase and chaudri so they crimnal and cant contest election.

    This is the biggest election scam to gail the political opponents who will win election and command the people power over thugs.

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  39. Who elected the junta a gnag od thugs with the puppet master and hand puppet to dictate a new consitution over the people of fiji?

    Who gave these thugs the mandate?

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  40. fiji going bankruptMarch 12, 2012 at 2:45 AM

    Anonymous said...
    When Qarase was in power, he tried to impose his racist, pro-Fijian Blueprint on Affirmative Action. So what exactly will he add to this consultative process on Constitution change? more racist policies? his racist policies gave tyrant Frank an excuse to step in. Qarase - go retire in peace. Bloddy banker

    March 10, 2012 8:36 PM
    Qarase was a banker what about your room mate Frankie what is he and how has he kept our government coffers.Are you 'MAD".

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  41. Kalisi,

    the iAG is just ONE man, what do you think of the 99% i-taukei men behind him, supporting him even when they knew what his thesis was about!

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  42. It's been years since this regime took over on assumption the government is corrupt. To date not one is in jail due to corruption findings. What does this tell?

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  43. Qarase was actually doing something good for the Fijian ( i taukeis) when this Aiarse Bhaini govt came in. They better no 4get that the bible says if you take over the land that doesnt belong to you the land eyes and ears and will never be at peace until its people's needs are fulfilled.(in this case the KaiVTs i taukeis). Let them rule their land Aiyarse March 12, 2012 3:07 AM

    -Comment edited C4.5

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  44. Let's not be too personal about Frank, Qarase, Chaudry, etc..... Let's move on and hold a free and fair election under the same rules of 1999, 2001, and 2006, with the same 1997 constitution.

    Let's respect the rules and the constitution that existed in 1999 and from within which there is enough provision for a harmonious and a prosperous Fiji.

    Let's give each and every citizen a chance to run for election - each and everyone, every party to contest, let the people freely decide, let the people freely speak, freely choose a government that wilus are our country a better place for us ALL. Let's see who can do it this time, and if they fail, we always have a legal way of voting them out after exactly five years, under the same rules and similarly under the same constitution.
    Let's give it a go now!

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  45. FORGET CHAUDHRY...HE IS A CON, THIEF AND A BIG WOMANISING EGOTIST WHO KEPT FOR HIMSELF MONEY FROM INDIA MEANT FOR POOR INDIANS IN FIJI.

    WHY NOT CAL HIM " CHORRO-CHODO-TOTOLO!

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  46. Why should one be deciding on the type of people that should be eligible to run for parliament. Leave that to the people. Let them decide on their own, they knoiw the best people to represent them. If you place too much restrictions then it will not be a fair election.

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  47. Chaudhry is not a loyal man and has proved his willingness to give and withdraw his support, to whoever is prepared to pay him !
    He does not have the calibre required of a true Leader and Fiji deserves better.
    In his questioning of Mr. Qarase and the SDL Party's right to stand at the next election, assuming it will ever take place, he shows us yet again, that he only has his own interests at heart.
    Chaudhry should not be supported by the Indian community in Fiji either, especially when you consider his willingness to with hold money paid directly into his account in Sydney expressly donated to him for the poor in Fiji by the Indian Consulate in Sydney.
    It's time for Chaudhry to hang up his boots and retire from Politics.
    Time to pass on the baton !

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  48. Mark Manning if you want to believe that Bainimarama will change the constitution you better dont.Because we the Fijians will not allow that to happen unless your goverment or where you belong supports them
    ex army

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  49. The Kaiviti combination of SDL/Lotu/Vanua will win hands down,,,,,,,,,,,this forced multiracialism will not work....look at Europe and Aust where the Muslims are trying to impose Sharia Law.....the Kaivitis will now stand together ,,,,MARK MY WORDS,,,,,,FRANK AND COMP DONT HAVE ANY POWER BASE ,,,,,THE ONLY HAVE THE GUNS WHICH ARE USELESS ONCE THE DEMOCRACY PROCESS STARTS

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  50. Anonymous said...

    @anon2:45... yeah Qarase was a banker but bloddy lousy one....how many thousands of loans did he write off for fishing boats (more like punts) and farming lots when he headed FDB? Where do you think the money came from to pay for these in the first place? then Qarase took out soft loans for his family trust to buy shares in Fijian holdings? Hence the pending court cases...I hardly condone or approve of frank ... but Qarase is hardly credible himself... we really need new blood. On that note how come Filipe Bole is still at the helm of education after all these years? hasn't senility set in yet?

    and Kenneth, no we are not jealous. maybe only of your free trips to HK sevens?

    March 12, 2012 10:31 AM

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  51. I have known Mahendra P Chaudhry since I was a rookie employee in the civil service. That time he was the General Secretary FPSA. In 1984/5 the Fiji Labour Party was formed and he became the General Secretary of that party too. Later he became the General Secretary of the National Farmers Union.

    At that time rhe FPSA had gone political wherein we as civil servants plus other workers' unions wanted representatives in parliament who had the workers' interests at heart. Mahend was a true unionist and a fighter.

    After the FLP in coalition with the NFP won the elections in 1987, Mahen took on the post of Minister of Finance and Sugar two of the most powerful ministerial posts at that time. The Sugar portfolio was weaned away from the Ministry of Agriculture.

    I realized then that Mahend was the greedy, manipulative, shrewd and cunning politician that many are realizing now. He had turned his back on the workers who had paid him huge enumeration. I decided then that I would not vote him into any office anymore.

    His latter questionable actions like the untried motor vehicle/roadside death of a pedestrian, the unreported money laundering case in Australia, his role in this 2006 coup, and his affairs with women not his legally married wife, where his moral integrity are also in question - all these are not the qualities of one I am going to vote for in this upcoming election, if it is to happen at all.

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  52. I'll say it again, Laisenia,i like your style of management.But you got to remember, that Bai was the man who introduced you into politics, when he choosed you over others,as PM in the Interim Government after the 2000 George Speight coup? I think that Fijian protocol, demand that you offer a genuine helping hand, toward Bainimarama's current determination, to take the country back to democratic election in 2014? As a former leader (PM) you need to step-up and show the people
    of Fiji that you have the balls,to
    deal with Bainimarama and to:
    negotiate,suggest,recomend,advised,
    insists,proposed and guide us back to democratic election?

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  53. QARASE, CHODORY AND OTHERS WHO WERE WITH YOU IN THE PREVIOUS PARLIAMENTS...STAY OUT...WE DO NOT NEED YOU ANY MORE.

    YOU WERE ALL SELF RIGHTEOUS, EGOCENTRIC, SELF SERVING, ARROGANT, HIGH HANDED, ETC WHEN YOU WERE SITTING UP THERE IN GOVERNMENT AND THE OPPOSITION...NEVER CARING ABOUT THOSE WHO MATTERED...YOUR VOTERS.

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  54. Since the April 2009 abrogation was almost certainly illegal, it seems to me that Fiji's 1997 Constitution is still the law of the land.  Its abrogation cannot be made legal by the self-serving pronouncement of traitors whose only authority comes from the muzzle of a gun.  Assuming he still had capacity, President Iloilo was under extreme duress and effectively Bainimarama's hostage, even more tso han the rest of the country.  

    The Abrogation was premeditated villainy; ASK spent months preparing for it.  The high court ruling that Bainimarama's government was illegal certainly didn't lay the basis for a valid Doctrine of Necessity claim.  

    The Constitution cannot be lawfully changed by an unlawful government.  The people never expressed their will that it be changed. No plebescite has been held..  Nor can a fair plebescite be held in Fiji so long as the RFMF is in political control.  

    An alternative is to restore Fiji's parliament under the 1997 Constitution but with the understanding that its first act will be to legislate a set of laws agreed upon in advance through political compromise with the SDL and hopefully the FLP also.  The United States adopted its Bill of Rights in just such a manner.  

    I've no objection if those laws are to be consistent with Bainimarama's non-negotiable demands.  My only objection is that Bainimarama must himself begin adhering to the principles he espouses.

    Messrs. Qarase and Chaudhry both have some good personal qualities but have in various ways abetted Bainimarama's serial treason since 2000.  This should disqualify them from holding political office until after the findings of a Truth and Reconciliation commission.  The commission should be one of the first creations of the transitional government following the regime's collapse.  

    Besides, both men will be very much preoccupied with giving their personal testimony in Bainimarama's treason trial.

    s/ Dakuwaqa

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  55. The April 2009 abrogation was almost certainly illegal, so Fiji's 1997 Constitution is still the law of the land.  Its abrogation cannot be made legal by the self-serving pronouncement of traitors whose only authority comes from the muzzle of a gun.   

    The Abrogation was premeditated villainy; ASK spent months preparing for it. The high court ruling that Bainimarama's government was illegal certainly didn't lay the basis for a valid Doctrine of Necessity claim. Even assuming he still had capacity, President Iloilo was under extreme duress and effectively Bainimarama's hostage, even more so than the rest of the country.

    The Constitution cannot be lawfully changed by an unlawful government.  The people never expressed their will that it be changed. No plebescite has been held. Nor can a fair plebescite be held in Fiji so long as the RFMF is in political control.  

    An alternative is to restore Fiji's parliament under the 1997 Constitution but with the understanding that its first act will be to legislate a set of laws agreed upon in advance through political compromise by the SDL and the FLP.  The United States adopted its Bill of Rights in just such a manner.  

    I've no objection if those laws are to be consistent with Bainimarama's non-negotiable demands.  I would only observe that Bainimarama himself flagrantly flouts the very principles he purports to champion.

    Messrs. Qarase and Chaudhry both have some good personal qualities but have in various ways abetted Bainimarama's serial treason since 2000.  This should disqualify them from holding political office until after the findings of a Truth and Reconciliation commission.  The commission should be one of the first creations of the transitional government following the regime's collapse.  

    Besides, both men will by then be very much preoccupied with giving their personal testimony in Bainimarama's treason trial.

    s/ Dakuwaqa

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  56. This is nothing to do with constitution consultation, election and what not. This is all about saving their rear end. They are treading on a thin line here. Testing the waters and see after all they have been succeful for the last 5 years now. FEAR...FEAR...FEAR..

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