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Thursday, March 15, 2012

United front on 'attack on GCC'

Chaudhry
Fiji's leading political figures have all come out against the regime decision to abolish the Boselevu Vakaturaga saying it should've been left to the people, if not i-Taukei.
Mara

The Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, says it's an attack on the paramount institution of indigenous Fijians and should not have happened, especially with the Constitution consultations underway.

Qarase
Chaudhry admits the Great Council of Chiefs had become political, but questioned why they should be blamed when the military had also become political after the 1987 coup.

He says the Reeves Commission had suggested the composition of the GCC be changed to reflect its “contemporary role” as an advisory body and it should've been done by the Rabuka Government.

Beddoes
Chaudhry says the GCC was given due recognition in the 1970 and 1997 Constitutions and its dissolution at the time of the current discussions 'is surprising to say the least.'

The Former Opposition leader, Mick Beddoes, says if the august body of the paramount Chiefs of the majority community in Fiji can so easily be declared redundant, what about the traditional organisations of other communities?

"Will they all be made redundant as well to ensure a sense of fairness and a level playing field - and who exactly benefits from the removal of this important traditional body?"

Beddoes says there is no doubt that over the years the GCC’s role, especially in some of the coups perpetrated by the military, has given rise to questions about their role and impartiality in terms of the society generally.

"But they are not the only ones who have wavered in times of conflict. We all have at one time or another made judgments that have raised questions from our fellow citizens. The military itself has wavered from its role as protector of the people and instead turned its guns on the very people they all swore oaths to protect."

Soldier turned democracy advocate Roko Ului Mara says the decision to get rid of the GCC is calculated to culturally disenfranchise the Fijians.

"It is further evidence of the appalling double standards of Fiji’s military regime. While it preaches to others about the needs for respect and fairness, it has failed to apply these principles to its treatment of Fiji’s indigenous community.

"At a time when Fiji needs a calm environment for crucial constitutional discussions, the regime appears to have made a deliberate decision to raise tensions."

The deposed prime minister and SDL leader Laisenia Qarase, says the abolition of the GCC strikes at the very heart of indigenous Fijian society and traditional leadership.

"Indigenous Fijian society is now deeply wounded and hurt. The GCC has been the “custodian” of native land, culture and tradition. There is now a large vacuum in this important customary role."

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

Mahen, you have nothing better to offer to the people Fiji apart from your toxic tongue.

Your score is a big zero, you destroyed everything that was built by Jai Ram and Rabuka.

You are just a political opportunist with no ideals. A person with no integrity, no intelligence on imagination, self centerd selfish pig.

You do not know what you principles are, you should not play any part in the political process anymore.

FIJI FIRST PARTY said...

VOTE FIJI FIRST PARTY.

OUR MANIFESTO WILL INCLUDE RETURN OF GCC BUT WITHOUT ANY POLITICIAN WHO WINS ANY SEAT IN LOWER HOUSE THEY CANNOT HAVE DUAL ROLE.

Anonymous said...

sad day for fiji.
this idiot and puppet bai is dancing to the ag taliban sun set claue.
we respected the chiefs and will always do that.
we are indian but our respect for the chiefs are at highest level.
this kailoma bai/ag .what the f you doing.
i hope i had the law on my side to hang you for treason.
1997 const is still alive and gcc/others are alive..
we dont accept this illegal govt and bs decree.
the president nailtikau should sack this govt asap
bai and ag will throw you out mr president very soon.if you dont kick them out now.
bai will become president and ag taliban pm.
fijian wake up now how long will you accept this idiots.
armies /police have been used by this idiots.
i hate you guys so much.
rajesh

Anonymous said...

The Indians are rejoicing, and this was Khaiyum's idea. The I-Taukei should start e revolution and rid Fiji of the two moat corrupt pigs, Voceke and Aiyarse.

Anonymous said...

When Qarase was the PM and Mahen was in Opp. Why they did not resolve all issues then, why did they the the situation evolve into what it is today. It was failure of Mahen and Qarase to work together to resolve the outstanding issues, when was your leadership vehicle then. You spent hours on talonoa, to noavail.
They all had their chance to delivery for the people but they did not, because they are inept, incompetent.

Anonymous said...

Rise up now Fijians and kick these bastards out.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!!!

The end game is that Fijians are being stripped off their rightful status as indigenous people of their beloved country. Their culture, their very fabric of social structure, and identity has been stripped away in their own homeland. While the GCC may have its shortcomings, any change needs to come from the Fijians themselves, not shoved down their throats. This is low, deep insulti to their heritage, and who they are as human beings.

Look at the Maoris in NZ. they are trying to regain,rebuilt and maintain whatever is left of their identity after the same thing was done to them.

Fijians will be the same! It's obvious that bainimarama does not have the brains or the capacity to think things through. This is excercabated by his Muslim AG Kaiyum who has only one agenda, and that is the complete destruction of Fijians in their own homeland.

A lion is very dangerous when cornered. Fijians being peace loving people, have been very wise so far. But there comes a time when they will just plainly had enough, they will come at you, and you better be prepared. Tamata kaisi, viavia levu o iko.

This is the beginning of regimes demise, it's the beginning of the end of voreqe.

Voreqe, remember the curse of the Tui Nayau on you on that naval boat when you shamelessly and naively ask him to stand down. He said to you "you will never have a government, you will never have a president". It is still true up to today, because everything you have done so far is ILLEGAL. You will never live to witness a legal one because you will be in Naboro by then.

Anonymous said...

The dictator become WARWAR big chief and wants to be the only chief and destroys the GCC in fiji.

IF GCC is polotical then first the FMF thugs like him who have done coups must end up gailed for life.

The chiefs, padres and SDL and all politcal parties must now unite and fight these thugs.

who elected these thugs gang of dozen.

IF GCC is demolised for ever why not the Fiji muslim league?????

Why not the arya samaj???????

why not the sanatan dharam???

why not the chinese society?????????

Anonymous said...

Mahen Chaudhary,


You criticised the 1997 constituition and took advantage of it to become PM.

You used preference voting to trick I-Taukei.

When you became PM you milked the Fiji people to renovate your house and employ your friends and relatives.

Leave Indo-fijians alone. You have done enough harm to them.You even manipulated sugar cane farmers for your greed and power.

March 15, 2012 7:30 PM

Anonymous said...

It does not really matter to Bai.....He wants to President and the next thing hes married to a kai loma

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Anonymous said...

Chiefs can still meet if they want, just no taxpayer to pay for his gade

Pay for their own meeting just like the Methodist Church and the Muslim, and the Hindu and all the other bodies that pay their own way.

Maybe all the people in the province can elect our own Chief and we get the Chief who cares for the people and not a greedy man who just thinks to fill his own pocket by being chief and also in politics.

If we like our Chief we can pay for him to gade and bose here and there, but if he is lazy why should we pay.

Anonymous said...

This statement represents the views of the majority Indo Fijians......"Indo Fijians are grateful that our indigenous brothers and their fore fathers allowed us to settle in Fiji. Our ID in India if our forefathers did not bring us here would have been NOTHING and address would be some Footpath Number!!! We aspired to become known as a Fijian however through a harmonious and accepted process, not through a decree!! We hold the GCC in high regard and respect, we owe our existence in Fiji to this august body! The de-establishment of the GCC is indeed sad and very depressing, it is a similar hollow feeling when the constitution was destroyed or abrogated (legally or otherwise)! We deeply sympathize and pray that sanity returns"

We are aware of some selfish Indians making statements that are anti Fijian and some through greed and ego and in typical "merchandise" Indian fashion have taken advantage of the current situation, these Indians are not the Indians whose forefathers tilled the soil to make a living and contributed to the development of Fiji! The indentured Indian children and families continue to support Fiji and respect all the Fijian Institutions, Cultures and Values.

God bless the i'taukei and our beloved Fiji!!!

Anonymous said...

The Fiji Military Force designated to protect Fiji and its people. Well done, you have been up to par.

But just one question, why is it that you have been so cruel to the Taukei, the indigenous people of this land. Why are you being so disrespectful against the Chiefs, the Talatals, Taukei values and culture.

I cry freedom for my people, my chiefs and my lotu in my Homeland, Viti noqu Viti...

O cei me qai maroroi ira na kawa i TAUKEI ni sa mai valuti tale ena i Mataivalu ga ka dodonu me marorori ira.

Na nona lomaca o Voreqe me baleti ira e vica ga sa mai kedra kina na i samu ni dawa na kawa i Taukei raraba....

ISA KO VITI......I SA NA KAWA I TAUKEI...OCEI ME NA QAI MAROROI IKO?

Anonymous said...

Only Military Thugs ruling Fiji with a Point of a Gun should be disbanded. No Military Forces in Fiji only the Police and the Coast Guard.

Anonymous said...

KAIVITI KECE!!!NA KA EDA DUA TANI KINA MAI VEI IRA NA VEI MATA TAMATA KECE E VURAVURA SA SAGAI ME VAKAKAWA BOKO TAKI QO. NI BAU YAVALA MAI. NAI LAKOLAKO QO E NA LAI PERESITEDI GA KINA O BAI. QO ME RAWA NI MAROROYA KINA SE TAROVA KINA NA NONA BALA KI VALE NI VEIVESU. IT DOESN'T TAKE A ROCKET SCIENTIST TO FIGURE THAT OUT.

mark manning said...

Wake up people of Fiji, it's "animal farm" all over again !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Lj-4iIh28&feature=player_embedded#!

Anonymous said...

We are on the right path as these chiefs were leading us to nowhere.
T10

Anonymous said...

THIS IS THE BIGGEST PROBLEM OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE GREAT COUNCIL CHIEFS WHEN GIVEN THE CHANCES TO LEAD THEY TURNED OUT TO BE THIEVES OF THE VANUA. HUNTING FOR YOUNG GIRLS AND KEPT HER IN THE ROOM WITH WHISKY WAI OR RUM AND COKE WHEN ALL THIA WERE PAID BY THE VANUA. THE RESULTS IS ZERO TILL TODAY. SO DO NOT BLAME ANY ONE, RATU, BLAME YOURSELF. IT MAKES NO DIFFERENCE WITH WHAT RATU NAILATIKAU THE PRESIDENT OF FIJI IS DOING INSIDE THE DEFENCE CLUB EVERY NIGHT. SO THEY SAY IT JOKINGLY, "RATU SA MATENI LEVU SARA TU GA, E VAKALOLOMA NA KENAI IRAIRAI QAI SAKUBETA, RAIRAI CA KA VAKASISILA NA NONA MATENI.. ME DUA ME KAUTI KOYA VEI ADI KOILA ENA TAXI".BECAUSE OF THESE FAKED RATUS RATU VOREQE ABOLISHED THE GCC FOR GOOD.

TO ALL OF YOU THE RATUs, ROs. ROKOs, TUIs, SAUTURAGAs, VUNIVALUS, TURAGAS AND ADIs OF FIJI, PLEASE REMOVE THAT TITLE FROM YOUR NAME SINCE YOU HAVE NO MORE POWERS AND AUTHORITIES OVER YOUR SUBJECTS NOW. NO MORE TURAGA NI YAVUSA OR TURAGA NI MATAQALI SINCE YOU HAVE NO MORE TITLE AND NO MORE LANDS WITH YOUR SUBJECTS LEFT BECAUSE IT IS NOW BELONGS TO FIJIAN NOT ITAUKEI. WE ARE ALL EQUAL.

TO YOU THE CAKOBAUS, MARAS, GANILAUS, SUKUNA, MADRAIWIWI, DOVI, VUIYASWAS, LALABALAVUS, MATAITINIS,TOGANIVALUS,NAGAGAVOKAS AND MANY OTHER CHIEFS SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE DISESTABLISHMENT OF THE GREAT COUNCIL OF CHIEFS BECAUSE OF YOUR IRRESPONSIBILITY AND FAILURES TO PROTECT YOUR COUNTRY, SUBJECTS AND RELIGION IN THE FIRST PLACE WHEN GIVEN THE CHANCE TO LEAD US THE VANUA BUT PREFERRED DRUNKARD AND WOMANIZING YOUNG GIRLS WERE THE ONE YOU ENJOYED TO SERVE AND PAID THEM WELL.

ONE QUESTION TO ALL OF YOU CHIEFS; WHERE ARE THE KAMUNAGAS, IBE, MAGITI NI QALOQALOVI. ITATAU, IVAKASOBU ETC. ETC. ACCOMPANIED WITH YOUR FALSE PROMISES,AND "DUA VATA TIKO MADA NA KEDA IWAU, DEI TIKO MADA GA NA ITIKOTIKO VAKATURAGA KA NODA I LIULIU TIKO GA KA TAWA MUDU NA KARISTO KEI NA NODA KALOU BULA, MANA EEEIII DINA" CHIEFS, SIR, IT IS OVER BECAUSE RATU VOREQE NA TURAGA NA TUI KIUVA IS THE MOST HIGH AND ONLY PARAMOUNT CHIEF OF FIJI AND DOING A GOOD JOB. NO MORE RATUS AND ADIS. KISS THE LAND AND SAY GOOD BYE TO YOUR LANDS, VANUA AND LOTU. NEXT TO GO IS THE ITAUKEI LANDS TRUST BORD BECAUSE WE ARE ALL EQUAL.

Anonymous said...

It is interesting to see how the ghost politicians have come back to live. None of them, and I mean Chaud hry, Qarase, or Beddoes have anything new to offer for the betterment of the country.
The concept of Great Council of Chief was an excellent 136 years ago. It did serve its purpose till 1987. Once the GCC directly got involved in politics, the eulogy for the august body slowly started being written.
The GCC by 2000 really out lived its live span. Now look at the brighter side. How much money will the government save as compared to the money that was being wasted each year? The money that was spent vs. the benefit that a common person would receive was nil. I suggest all the savings should be utilized for education of our youngsters. Could we call it “GCC Memorial” educational fund?
Just like GCC Chaud hry, Qarase, and Beddoes have also out lived its sell by date expiry. Chaud hry and Qarase have really screwed up this country. Beddoes has really made no substantial contribution that one can speak of.
We need new blood, new and progressive minded leaders that will navigate Fiji in a direction of prosperity.

Anonymous said...

voreqe and khaiyum, your graves are getting deeper!

your time is very close!

Anonymous said...

OK people come down, we've been under attack before and we survive as a race and we came back strong?
We're not down yet;and even if we're down, you can damned well bet, that we'll certainly going to get up and claw our way back to freedom!!!This is nothing more than a shake down,and it has happen before
during pre-colonial era and as
recently during the Chaudhary premiership.During his -Chaudhary- first 6 months in office he had threatened to make the President position redundant, as well as the GCC and other Indigenous institutions, like Native Land etc.
Hence the reason of the 2000 Coup,have we forgot that-already?
So why is Chaudhry trying to act like hes suddenly care for our institution? Laisenia, becareful buddy, it's only the begining of
the consultation process, don't throw in your eggs into the same basket? Hang-on,observed, evaluates
discussed,analyse and try to be accepted into the arena first? GCC
could be the oldest Fijian institution in Fijian society and no one,I reapt,No one can destroy it!

Anonymous said...

Disband the GCC and usher in 'Ratu Voreqe Na Turaga Na Tui Kiuva', and all you're doing is abolishing a legitimate, if much abused, institution and substituting for it an utterly selfish and despotic usurpation. That is no improvement.

Qarase, Chaudhry and Beddoes have many faults, but rid the country of them, and all you've left are the evil and treasonous Bainimarama and Aiyaz. That, too, is no improvement.

My compliments to the Indo-Fijian voices speaking out against this illegal action. If Fijians don't unite as one people to oppose this travesty, 'ask not for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee'.

s/ Dakuwaqa

Anonymous said...

@ 2:47am 16/03/12, you are correct, we need blood and progressive leaders that will sell our Sovereignty to China and the devil (one world order) itself... Thats what we look forward too as the end is near... Look @ all the developments been done @ million costs from loans abroad.. yes they look good but by your 4th generation they will still be struggling to pay back... ask the Gov finance dept to enlighten these things as we can see that the current regime is the same as all the political parties before.. to fill their pockets in the name of development.... not for the good of the nation....

Anonymous said...

The GCC deserves it rightful place in Fiji. What they need to do is bring it's core values and principles in line with the 21st Century i.e decision making is a process , desired out come ( what the people need & what's good for the economy) = quality effectiveness processes + quality efficiency processes .Quality decision making should be the bedrock of the GCC, the government should build programs within the GCC knowing that each decision passed is based on good & fair " Quality Control Measures". Simply put you can't make a decision based on how you're feeling that day, to please someone , or because you say so.
Long Live the I-Taukei way of Life!

Anonymous said...

TO ALL CRITIQUES, PLEASE THE CURRENT REGIME DO NOT HAVE THE MANDATE TO ABOLISH THE GCC.

Anonymous said...

All native Fijian electrol seats should be given to the Chiefs, this will resolve the problem.

Anonymous said...

Why abolish the GCC? Abolish the RFMF and all our problems will be behind us!

Anonymous said...

Soon VB will be walking the streets aimlessly.

Fark Fanning said...

Where were all these people when Rabuka booted out the Queen and declared Fiji a Republic??

Fijians didnt protest then.

Now its turn of the Chiefs !!

Anonymous said...

WHAT GRAVES ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? WHOSE GRAVES...bAINIMARAMA AND KHAIYUM'S?

NO, NO, NOT THEIRS BUT YOURS...JUST DIG IT AND DIVE IN IT THEN TRY AND BURY YOURSELF WITH COWARDLY TALKATIVENESS...

LET US BE MORE RESPONSIBLE WITH WE COMMENT HERE; POSITIVE COMMENTS THAT HELP US FIND A WAY OF GETTING BACK WHAT ARE OURS FROM THE SATANIC USURPERS...

Anonymous said...

To all the bloggers, just to let everyone know that the GCC runs by iself. Their is nothing that has power over it and not even the 1997 constitution. The govenment has no power over the GCC and the GCC will meet whenever they want to meet and discuss whatever issues they want to discuss.
Vei kemuni na veiwekani ka o ni veitokoni ki na matanitu nei bainimarama. Na bose levu vakaturaga e dua na matabose ka tu vakai koya ka sega ni dua ka vakamatanitu se lawa vakamatanitu e vauca. E ra bose ga ena gauna era via vakayacobose kina ka ra veivosakitakina ga na ka era via veivosakitaka. Na nona sa mai bokoca o Bainimarama na matabose oqo e vakavosa walega ka sega ni dua na kaukauwa e tu kina me bokoca na matabose oqo. Mo ni nanuma sara vakavinaka ni gauna era sa na via bose ka kina na lewe ni bose vakaturaga, ocei me na tu ka tarovi ira na vei turaga bale kei na marama bale oqo. Ni kakua ni rogoci bainimarama baleta sa kani koya na nona vakatulewa. E dina ni muri lewa e rawa kina nai sau ni madra kei na bata ia moni nanumi ira na nomuni kawa ena gauna mai muri. O bainimarama e bula tiko ka tauri koya tiko na batiri ka tiko e utona. Mo ni nanuma se ocei ena maroroi kemuni ka solia vei kemuni na i sau ni madrai kei na bata oni taura tiko qori ni sa na yali yani o Bainimarama. Qori e dua ga ka mo ni qai vakasamatakina tu mada.