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Can the regime truly put its best foot forward?



The illegal president may think he's a role model leading a walk to promote climate change but he and the regime will find it won't be such a walk in the park to get the region to soften its stance.

Epeli Nailatikau made a 30 kilometre walk through Suva this morning daring five government departments and five NGOs to 'take action to improve the enviroment' saying "I can take action, I will take action - will you?"


But Nailatikau and his cohorts are facing their own challenge to take action and it remains to be seen if it can talk the talk and walk the walk.


The Pacific Forum's Ministerial Action Group has made it clear it will be tracking the regime's assurances of open and fair access to elections and its new Constitution.


There have been some concern the MCG has in effect endorsed the regime by its visit and it's comment it is encouraged by what it has seen.


The Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has reiterated again yesterday, though, that he was only 'moderately encouraged' and it is too early to consider lifting sanctions.


Feedback from political parties and Fiji's democracy movement show most endorse the MCG's findings and are happy the group did not take regime's word at face value.


In fact, the national president of the Australian based Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement Suliasi Daunitutu believes the MCG's expectations clearly puts the regime on the spot.


"We believe the MCG has in effect laid down a Road Map to the illegal Military Junta on what they need to do before they can expect the support and corporation of the Pacific Islands Forum.


"We believe the short term implications for the illegal Military Junta is to be seen trying to comply with the MCG’s Road Map, but they’ll find it very difficult because to do so would be giving power back to the people, whom they’ve successfully managed to overwhelm at this current time.


"The long term implications is that once they realise they cannot trust the Fijian people with this freedom, which is their human right, they will try to revert to enforcing their various draconian laws and restrictions upon the people of Fiji, but we’re hopeful the people will be empowered by recent events and find the courage to stand up demanding their right from the illegal Military Junta."





Wrap up of views and submissions to MCG:

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

we dont respect this illegal president.he was part of all the coup.
this guys is a drunkard man and look for a seat in govt always.
free rider.
shame on you to abolish the gcc.
what kind of ratu are you-kanaloto

kailomanisolomoni said...

his not a RATU he is from Tonga ,his father ratu tui is a Tongan,thats why he doesnt care same with frank and inoke kubuabola they are from samoa they dont care what happens to fiji and the fijians

kailomanisolomoni said...

his not a RATU he is from Tonga ,his father ratu tui is a Tongan,thats why he doesnt care same with frank and inoke kubuabola they are from samoa they dont care what happens to fiji and the fijians

Anonymous said...

Good on him that he removed the the GCC, all the biggest free riders are gone.

Anonymous said...

Anon@11.42. Asshole, the GCC has never been formally abolished, just empty words from Voceke and Aiyarse.

I can't believe the pisshead president walked 30 km. That's a long distance for someone who has a hangover to walk. Sorry pisshead, you rode in a car until the last 100 metres, THEN that's how far you walked ulukau.

Anonymous said...

Those chiefs have earned their titles through the sacrifices of their fore-fathers. In true Fijian tradition they are protectors and facilitators of their people. Sure, some of them may have been underprforming or even corrupt and they don't deserve their positions. And sooner or later they will be as the rank and file Fijians become educated and more independent. But what your regime and president did in wiping our the GCB is wholesale slaughter of this respected institution, and they will not be forgiven or forgotten.

VEIUTO SOOTHSAYER said...

Your title should read "When will the regime put its best foot OUT rather than FORWARD because there has not been any forward movement at all since December 2006 and there will not be any with these bunch of gun-totting goons at the helm. Its about time they put their foot out and prepare their march towards Naboro. The sooner they're out the forward we can go.

Anonymous said...

Epeli Nailatikau enjoys walking and can often be seen walking through Suva with no obvious security detail. So I can easily accept that he walked the entire course.

The serious issue is that Nailatikau must answer for his role in abetting treason. On a personal level, he is quite an approachable and likable guy who has used his usurpation to advance various worthwhile causes. He's a drinker and bon vivant, yes, but he has conducted himself with considerable charm and aplomb at the numerous social events I've personally witnessed. 

I strongly believe that Nailatikau flirted with the notion of using his powers as president and commander in chief to depose Bainimarama, but the opportune moment passed before he could prepare and summon the nerve. Consequently, Bainimarama resolved to become president himself, to ensure such an opportunity might never come again.

Nailatikau signaled his frustration when he said that he sees no reason to act against Bainimarama in the absence of popular unrest. I think he's been a bit of a thorn in the side of Bainimarama and Aiyaz. For example, I believe he never did sign RUM's discharge papers, which likely means the discharge is illegal.

I'm seldom accused of sentimentality, perhaps because I type faster with my teeth than with my fins, but I appeal for clemency in Nailatikau's case. Others will disagree, but I submit that in view of the dignity of the office of the presidency, the worthiness of the causes he has supported, and especially what I believe will emerge regarding his efforts behind the scenes to moderate the behaviour of this regime, Nailatikau should be spared execution.

s/ Dakuwaqa

Anonymous said...

did Ass walk,what is this yaar,Ass walking in Lautoka town and Ratu is suva,carry a garbage bag and collect some rubbish too .ass is your bum ok after meeting with Bob

Anonymous said...

Kai Solomoni, you don't what you're talking about. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau is the second son of Ratu Edward Cakobau, the distinguished solider and statesman. And anonymous, very big of you to spare him execution. In your dreams, you wannabe.

Anonymous said...

s dakuwaqa, you are right. I support that President spoke of law or enforced action that he can only act aganist his PM if there is a revolution. Until then he is just a rubber stamp.

On the other hand Fiji First Party showed us case study that there is no revolution so there is no change in constitution either.

So people are abusing Epeli, and yet the politicians who had gone to court fighting under the 1997 constitution, then asking to be consulted with for new constitution.

They recognising to want to participate in new constitution puts them far worse than Ratu Epeli, given that there is no revolution. So who do they represent to be calling for consultation with those political parties to be involved?

By law anyone who asks to be consulted for a review of constitution is a traitor to Fiji, and far worse then Ratu Epeli, who has called for revolution to legitimise him to rid Frank.

But these politicians without any new mandate want to participate in consutation process to review constitution when they are the ones that showed Frank how to defy the constitution for 6 years.

Sa Sucu Sa Lutu

Anonymous said...

@s/Dakuwaqa.

I believe you about Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (Tu Nai as we used call him during those army days. While he is of chiefly blood in Fiji and of royal blood in Tonga, he was not a leader nor is he at present.

I would like to see him as an original and as an initiator but that remains to be seen. He is neither intelligent nor a professional in terms of academic and career achievements; although he is better at entertaining.

I am still trying to find out whether he really has the guts to exhibit his affection for his people over whom he is chief; but he has not proved it since I knew him many many years ago.

Babale.

Anonymous said...

Neel Charoa Sharma in trouble again,his office was searched by cops, Aiyaz trying his best to stop all investigation on Health Ministry

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 12:45 PM

You are in dream world. GCC is gone. It is history. If there is one thing that Bainimarama did good , it is getting rid of this useless organization. GCC played major role in 1987 and 2000 Coup.

We are much better off now. Can you tell me of a single productive accomplishment that GCC has had?

Komai Naibonoai said...

Dakuwaqa you're saying Nalatikau had commented he cannot act in the absence of a revolution. When he said that was he anticipating or encouraging one so he could act. Tukuna tiko o Semi Meo nira Turaga vuku na Turaga ni Kubuna, rawa ni cavuti tale beka ga oqo vei Nailatikau ena veika e kaya.

Anonymous said...

Dakuwaqa, you big fish, now going sentjmental on us? No tears shed for Croz but a moist eye for Epeli? I see Anon 3:04 PM already thinks he's judge and executioner. More bloodthirsting than a shark!
Mercy or death? Early days yet but maybe you can both file your pleas as Friends of the Court.

Anonymous said...

This regime thinks of itself as 'bad ass' and won't want to bend over for anyone least of all the people of Fiji

standup for fiji said...

Nailatikau had his moment but was too gutless to take it and the moment passed. Fiji's history has been littered and will continue to be dotted and littered with those 'who could have' and 'should have' but did not.

Pathetic Fiji Sun said...

Man, more drivel from Maika Bolaitki in the Fiji Sun on the chiefs. Mention because it was media freedom day on Thursday and can only see that the worthless Sun getting worse and worse.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the FNPF gitches internal and external .... Plse....

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pathetic Fiji Sun hope you are using the pathetic polling FS is using on the online site asking what you think of the site. Please voice your opinion online at FS and not here. We all know how f!@$%d up the paper is. I don't even use to wipe my a##e because it's like useing shit to wipe shit.

Anonymous said...

we see the biggest liumuri fijian president.

Anonymous said...

But to use the Fiji Sun poll, you need to register your email address with them. That's just like giving it directly to Aiyaz and his Gestapo.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:45, the GCC selected Iloilo to serve as Fiji's president. He is the one who supposedly appointed Bainimarama preime minister and abrogated the Constitution. If you're a traitorous Bainimarama supporter, as I assme you are since you support his unconstitutional action against the GCC, then do you not believe those to have been productive accomplishments?

I certainly don't, but then, I'm not stupid or a traitor, either!

Anonymous said...

Standup for Fiji is exactly, but look to Nailatikau to use Dakuwaqa's defence when the time comes.

Anonymous said...

Maika Bolatiki has become a double-faced guy. He used to be a bad critic of the regime and the 2006 takeover making very bad remarks at yaqona session I used to attend with him. But he has to go with the Sun's flow because of bread and butter. Unlike straight shooters like his former editor Samisoni Kakaivalu who will go down as a man of principle for resigning when he will not compromise. By the way what happened to this guy's rape of a school girl case. It was in the courts, how was it disposed of?

Anonymous said...

Nailatikau is the most unprincipled chief, speaker and fijian ever and a parasite always to any government. The country does not need waeklings like this horse better.

Anonymous said...

We seem to blame everything on those in power today for all the ills now happening in Fiji-is that fair? What about the role of the silent kai Viti who supported the previous coups?Its almost as if the coups of the past are no longer a point of relevency? That all that has happened is water under the bridge, we just need to move on? Move on yes, but move to where? Until we get up and admit that the Kai Viti themselves were part for the problems that we now facing.We can carry on fooling ourselves in everyway we can and still make believe we are the pure and innocent party but when you start to analyse things it appears we deluding oursleves and tell our children a whole lot of bull to carry on with with the same bull that we were not really the creators of whole problem! After we ran out of delusions we started attacking the Chiefs, then we will move to soem other agenda! All the time ignoring a simple fact the past has to be reopened for the sake of the future-so that we do not travel down that path again. The idea of having matanigasau's etc should be only done when all this is brough out into the open, analysed throughly and for all to see and the movers and shakers behind the whole episodes that has cause so much strife and hardship over such along time be exposed including the lies,it has simply left wounds that never heals. Pretend we may on this site but the realiality is don't face it now and wll come back to haunt other generations.DRi yani

Anonymous said...

The kana lotto and qunu President is now milking the cow. He has been after all these free bizs from long time. A chief without following and no sense of direction...gito orse president.

Anonymous said...

Hold on there guys, why trash the President? I think that the man is doing a great Job in redirecting the IG to focused on the 2014 General election? If it was up to Bai and Khaiyum we can forget the election, they are in power and they can stay there for sometime if they want and there's nothing you can do about it? But with an elder&high-Chief at the helm hes still has the shrewd or smart-manner to steer these baboons to take the right course?

Anonymous said...

Some seem to forget that Nailatikau was himself a victim of a coup. Finished up 'in exile' as Ambassador to London. I think he will keep the regime focused on a democratic election.

Anonymous said...

No matter what, Nailatikau is still the best. So good to see our President lining up at the bank, stopping in the street to say hello and waving from his official car. President or not, he acts the same and that is the kind of leadership we need. Frank is similar too. Not like those who cannot handle power because they're not nurtured in it and as soon as they become famous, they ignore you. As they say, mai yaso, mai vale i mino, so keep on keeping on Ratu, you have a thick skin and regardless of the below the belt insults from these pathetic bloggers, keep smiling and remember that your ancestors saved Fiji and I trust that you will do the right thing and insist upon the Bainimarama and Khaiyum to keep to their words and have general elections as promised in 2014. They should have no fear because the people on the ground are simply fed up with the past leadership and also the current ones who portray the same selfish, greedy characteristics and should they stand for elections will certainly lose.

Anonymous said...

Reply to Anonymous May 6 4.44pm

Nailatikau went as Ambasador to London after presenting tabua to Rabuka who was reigning at the time. He was no longer Commander and needed a job the poor guy. He only has to blame his father in law for the loss of his Commander's job who instigated Rabuka to do the 87 coup after he cannot handle defeat by Bavadra. Why did he had to use Rabuka and not his son in law? Because father in law being a wise old man as he was knew son lacked the military precision and mental depth to successfully carry out such an operation. Added to that he did not have the respect of the rank and file. Rabuka was the only one seen to have the right attributes required to execute a successful takeover. Rabuka sympathised with his former boss and gave him London job. Father in law also asked Rabuka to accomodate son in law somewhere.

Tevita. R said...

We tend to judge people and condem them for what has happened to our beloved Fiji. We have turned agaist our our brothers and sisters in aguements who has done the most wrong. What has happened has happened and we need to except that and move on and suggest new ideas on improving our beloved country and love one another. Leave our chiefs alone and their past dealings because only their families will benefit from it weather its good or bad. But dont let all this change the good in us and have become haters and holding grudges against all those involved in this. Fiji has turned from cannibalism to christianity.We judge, critisize and condem others and may not know that we are only destroying each other in words which is cannibalism in morden society. Fijians are wellknown for the good heart they have and let us leave it and not only to be spoken and bragged about. Kalougata na noda Viti lomani.