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Monday, April 30, 2012

Democracy group warns MCG not to lift sanctions against regime

The Fiji Democracy & Freedom Movement in Australia says it is concerned the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group who arrive in Fiji today will try to lift the travel and smart sanctions.
 
FDFM President Suliasi Daunitutu says such a move would be totally inappropriate "because many fundamental changes still need to be implemented in Fiji" and the junta has yet to prove its seriousness of holding free and transparent Constitutional Consultations and General Elections in 2014. 

"Our concern is this: ‘just how serious is this dialogue with Fiji’ because rumours abound regarding the possible lifting of smart sanctions and travel bans against officials of Fiji’s illegal Military Junta, which would be a grave mistake and serious miscalculation on the Contact Group’s part." 

Daunitutu says it also hopes the MCG, which includes the Australian and New Zealand Foreign Ministers, Bob Carr and Murray McCully, insists on meeting who they want and not who the regime wants it to meet.

"If Fiji’s illegal Military Junta wants to be taken seriously and engage with the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group, then it has to allow the Contact Group to meet unimpeded and in private with important stakeholders in Fiji. If they refuse, then it is the illegal Military Junta who is not serious in a dialogue and all dialogue should be suspended forthwith."
 
Bob Carr has this morning dismissed suggestions the Group is lifting the sanctions saying it is premature.

He told ABC Radio: "Reducing sanctions that apply, not to the people of Fiji, but to members of the interim government, would be several steps into the future. We need to see a robust democracy functioning in Fiji."

FDFM statement to CMAG
http://www.mediafire.com/view/?tro1b4yz6m6481a 

24 comments:

Tea boy khaiyum said...

What part of 'sanctions for the junta and its treasonous members remain' does the tea boy khaiyum not understand?

Anonymous said...

Well Daunitutu should realize that all his effort will come to naught. The Regime should be praised in remaining steadfast hence the noble effort by the Group to visit Fiji as they now know that we mean business and we can well survive without them.

Anonymous said...

This decision does not go down well with so-called Australian 'democracy fighters' like Daunitutu and other dissidents because it defeats their wish to a see a Fiji in disarray as they have adopted a rather inflated view of themselves as FIJI's savers. Problem is, they're only interested in their pockets. I am happy with this latest decision because like Beddoes, I believe a renewal of our relationship with NZ & Australia will keep Fiji in its toes with regards to its relationship with China. And let us face the reality that their interest in returning is an order from the US, to reengage with Fiji because they feel threatened by China and now India from which we're borrowing more money to pay our pensioners. We do live in a global society and it will always be about the bigger people's interest, never our own, we the small people of a little corner in the South Pacific.

Anonymous said...

fdfm nz will only support the court ruling of april 2009 .1997 constitution
carr /macully should tell the illegal wanna bee pm ask /his puppets they are illegal and follow the court ruling and resign.
we dont need this regime anymore.
rajesh

Anonymous said...

carr and macully should meet 2 legal pm. hon .mpc/hon .lq.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 1:05 PM

What a joke "Hon MPC/ LQ. They are 2 most dishonorable individuals that walk on the face of this earth.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:10, thanks for the laugh -- "The Regime should be praised for remaining steadfast..."

That's rich!

Steadfast in what, ongoing treason?

Anonymous said...

FDFM are nothing, a bunch of wannabes who would be collecting tsamlps if they didn't have postulating on democracy as a hobby - they are irrelevant to the everyday man in Fiji, to the government in Fiji and to the Aus/NZ governments. the real struggle happens in Fiji where everyday people go to work to do the best for their family and the country in spite of the interim government, not because of them...They have no voice in Fiji but elections will give them a voice...FDFM is not the voice of the everyday man in Fiji, they know nothing...

Anonymous said...

Its too lttle too late! The game of double standards is always applied by the bigger countries only difference now is that to continue down the path of srangling Fiji is also to create a more deadly enemy than those peasants that they have been killing in Aftghanistan! Fiji could become a really thorn in the sides of Australia & NZ as the Melanisian countries are now getting fed up of been bullied & very simply support Fiji. Question is will Carr make the same stupid comments he made of P & G about sanctions and blockades if there will be no elections in the near future? My thoughts nothing will come of this visit when one of the key players is away overseas ie Frank it tells us how good the relationship is and how concerned Carr must be. As for the rest of the politicians well they can cry and jump up & down-Carr will go back and make some comments like he has just done "we will have sanctions but it will be against the military people not the people of Fiji" as if we don't know any better? has no one noticed the vast increase in AusAid to Fiji-no one noticed because it wasn't even in the news?

Radiolucas said...

@ Anon 1:05pm

I am sure that they will meet Mahen and Qarase - and they will hear the truth from them at least.

Anonymous said...

Its simple.........get the road map fine tuned....months ,days, hours.

Smart sanctions stay in place.

Any deviation from the road map has penalities that escalate in a very clear and defined way.

So, Ministerial group, propenents of Democracy, come and observe, get your assurances, and go back and make your shadow road map, that escalates to total sea and land blockade if worst case scenario takes place i.e elections are not held.

Any other course will simply make a mockery of Forum and embolden the military junta in the face of your pathetic appeasment.

If you don't have any balls for this ,don't come. Have some dignity.

Anonymous said...

Bob Carr should not forget the 2009 Appeals Court ruling which ruled the 2006 coup illegal. The judges in that panel were his fellow Australian countrymen. He will be letting them down and Australia's reputation as a towering pillar of democracy in the region if he embraces Bai and his goons.

Anonymous said...

Bob Carr is desperate to make an impression that his appointment as Foreign Affairs minister for Australia had merit it doesn't matter whether it will be at the expense of the suffering people of Fiji. He is an amateur in political diplomacy just the same as Kubuabola and Bainimarama.

Anonymous said...

Bob Carr is desperate to make an impression that his appointment as Foreign Affairs minister for Australia had merit it doesn't matter whether it will be at the expense of the suffering people of Fiji. He is an amateur in political diplomacy just the same as Kubuabola and Bainimarama.

Anonymous said...

Dont be daft Carr ... this is an illegal government! You do not negotiate with them

Fiji Mercy said...

Carr is going to get his arm chewed off

LOGGIE said...

I think it would be better if Frankie meet the two gentlemen face to face instead of meeting Arsie,but the problem is everytime a meeting as such happens,Frankie goes overseas,whats the prolem,his mentality,pride or just sheer gutless!!!

Anonymous said...

MSG got no credibility. It is a club of beggars, all with track record of bad governance, corruption, financial indiscpline, just a bunch of Melanesian idiots who get together, get drunk and enjoy wild parties. Should learn from Polynesia and Microniosean leaders like Samoan PM. What's the point of having MSG anyway. It's just promoting racism in the region. We don't need suc h trhing as MSG, we need to keep together in South Pacific Forum with Poly and Micro brothers so the region can have a strong united voice. We are too small and vulnerable to be fragmented too much. This regime preaches too much about multi-racialism at home but promotes it at regional level. What a hypocrisy..

Anonymous said...

Citizens of fiji be informed that the illegal attorney general has bought himself a new property @ vunakece road,Namadi Heights from stolen money from fijis taxpayers..and question is..why is there police precence on his driveway 24/7 if he really says that fijis population supports his illegal activities..

Anonymous said...

I humbly and strongly request our Oz and Kiwi neighbors to keep the travel sanctions in place until WELL after the promised elections in 2014!!
The bully Frank will shift the goal post if and when it suits him. He has the proven record of doing this in the past.

Anonymous said...

Don't drop the ball FDFM. Make sure Carr and McCully know the pitfalls of wanting to suck face with Frank and Aiyarse.

G. Singh said...

Ha,ha..bloody wannabe raghead!!

Anonymous said...

Maybe the next time we see Voreqe will be at the front of the Sydney Mardi Gra dressed as a tranny so he can get the votes of the gay community in Fiji.

Vulagi said...

Carr is literally the new unelected foreign Minister of Australia.He is shaping to be like Rabuka's foreign minister, Vunibobo.The silver fox spent most of his time on lavish jaunts to foreign countries at the expense of taxpayers that when he came back hardly anyone remembered who he was.

Carr...when you play in the mud with the pig..he will have fun but you will only cover yourself in mud and pig dung!!