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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

FICTU: MCG need to know nothing has changed in Fiji

Bob Carr addressing the media in Fiji upon arrival yesterday. Photo: Minfo

The Fiji Islands Council of Trade Unions says it will be hammering home that nothing has changed  apart from an announcement of supposed elections in 2014, when  it meets the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group today.

FICTU General Secretary Attar Singh (right) says the MCG need to know that a path to elections has been announced without any consultation with  political parties, trade unions and the NGOs.

He has welcomed the MCG's visit to see what he calls the real situation on the ground.

"As we know, Bob Carr has just attended the recent meeting of the CMAG which issued a strong statement on ongoing violations of human rights and denial of access to justice in Fiji on such matters. This will be his perhaps his first opportunity to hear it directly from our trade union leaders."

Singh says the trade union rights situation in Fiji has gone from bad to worse under several decrees, including the Essential National Industries Decree with the ILO calling on the regime to amend them in consultation with its  social partners. 

Murray McCully and Sharon Johns at Borron House last night


"Unfortunately,  we have not seen any steps taken in this direction so far."

Singh says the greatest concern is that a path to elections has been announced without consultation. 
"It is FICTU's view that the best and correct way forward is to appoint an interim civilian government that should call elections under 1997 constitution as ruled by the Court of Appeal in 2009. 

"The parliament thus elected should decide on the constitutional amendments necessary and call for fresh elections under the amended constitution. That will be the only legal process, none other."
 
Inoke Kubuabola and Bob Carr at Borron House
Singh says the process announced is fraught with suspicion and difficulties.  

"The Constitution Commission they have announced also is a matter of great concern. If this goes ahead then our hope lies in the good professor, Yash Ghai who will be chairing it. His past experience and awareness with constitution making in Fiji and his eminent standing in such matters will be our only hope."

Singh says the MCG also needs to know of the human rights situation and continue the push for full freedom first.

"The people must be free to speak out in a free environment without fear. They cannot do so with the Public Order (Amendment) decree and several other decrees in place. 

"We also cannot have a situation, as it is now, where everyone other than the regime requires a permit for every meeting from the same people who are controlling the process, yet being free themselves to do as they like.  So these decrees must go first. The field needs to be levelled first."
 
Singh says Fiji has a political situation which needs a political response. And it can't be done without dialogue.

"The international community and our neighboring countries with influence must find ways to find a political solution. I encourage the MCG to begin some real, serious talking. We will play our part and support anything looking principled and  positive." 



Singh has always spoken against the coup and was incarcerated for talking to the media in January 2007, when he called for the army to return to the barracks.

His house and car were later stoned at three in the morning while his family slept. His union office has since been the target of two arson attempts.



All of the incidents have been reported to the police but no one has ever been charged.

30 comments:

  1. "Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully will meet with Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Fiji’s Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola in Suva early next week." Why are they not Meeting the Narcissist Dictator and the Corrupt Organ Grinder together? Fool them once, shame on Illegal Military Regime; fool them twice, shame on Foreign Ministers, but fool them three times makes Australia and New Zealand look like Suckers and Idiots. There will be NO Free and Fair Elections in 2014. IF there is an Election in Fiji, it will be Rigged. The Illegal Military Regime cannot lose Power because it will have Consequences that they will not Survive.

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  2. Very simple. Bai is away overseas. USA & Australia should do the right thing and arrest him.
    Are people blind or stupid or what?
    What do we need this bullshit meeting for?
    Just arrest him for goodness sake!

    -Valataka na Dina.

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  3. attar well said mate.
    stick with the 2009 court ruling.
    we fully support the 1997 constitution and court ruling full stop no other way out for the election.
    1997 constitution is a living documents.
    army/frank /ag taliban can harp but they are illegal govt.
    god bless fiji.
    rajesh

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  4. carr and mcully should have taken some army with them to arrest ag taliban/mosese the puppet/ass licker.

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  5. 1997 Constitution is valid and legal!!

    Get the illegal govenrment out ASAP they do not have the mandate of the people!!

    Power to the People

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  6. KUBU BOLA AND SHARON STARTED TO CON CARR/MCULLY.
    TAMANI CON ARTIST LIKE THE BOSS BAI/KHAIYM.
    WHAT HAPPEN KAIYUM YOU WARNED SENTOR CARR ARREST HIM THAN YOU SEE THE FUN AUSS WILL BOMB YOU ASS LIKE USA DID TO OSAMA.

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  7. Pictures speak a thousand words - Fiji's who's who [bourgeois] socializing @ Borron House - the same place Ramboo kept Bavadra and his Government captive and Hostage in 1987.

    Stone, Proud and Gate and the all-time hanger-on from Ramboo days - Kabuabola. What a collection of stink!

    Good Job Attar - Enjoy the Labour Day Today - we compliment and support your unwavering, principled stand on democracy, rule of law and
    Justice!

    If there is anywhere people are freely speaking and expressing and venting - its the blogs! And compliments too to C4.5 for making it lively, interactive and interesting! good job!

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  8. Attar is true leaderMay 1, 2012 at 11:47 AM

    Great job Aattar.

    You have emerged as a true and fearless leader unlike pretenders like the mediocre and suspect professor Biman Prasad and other sellouts and opportunists like Prof Nandan (None-done) and junglee labasian ganesh chand sucking from the illegal government teats. Whole academia in fiji is a sellout and useless academics should hide in shame.

    Please take care, you are the only guy in the Indo-Fijian community apart from wadan who has shown tue courage and and look out for yourself.

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  9. Ha ha, the engagement is happening already. Are you all choking on your madrai?

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  10. hmmm! Sharon busy trying to seduce McCully.

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  11. kOMAI NAIBENUBENUMay 1, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Attar you're one of the few who is showing Prime Ministerial material during the difficult times the country is going through. I am an indigenous Fijian and I had always advocated the need for an indigenous Fijian to lead this country. But you're a different kind of breed of a man. One with guts and the goons have found it hard to crack. Your stand for democracy has been consistent right throughout. IKO NA TAGANE... MAYBE YOU SHOULD DEPUTISE FOR RO TEIMUMU AS PM FOR A WHILE BEFORE YOU RISE.And I wholeheartedly agree with you that any election be conducted under the 1997 constitution which is very much alive and well.

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  12. Carr and Mcully do not take serious note of what people in the pix are telling you because they do not represent anyone. Spend more time talking to the people that were voted in to represent the people, not Sharon, Kububola. Attar is OK as he represents trade unions.

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  13. Bob Carr and Murray McCully are certainly meeting the unelected 'wannabes'.
    When are they going to meet the elected leaders of Fiji - not forgetting the two Independents.

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  14. I see Aiyaz already crying becoz the MCG cut him short and didn't want to hear his full presentation hahaha. And he is now saying that it is not fair that they are only meeting a select group of people and not who Aiyaz wants them to meet. Hilarious ...see what happens when the tables are turned!

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  15. Attar Singh, you have my respect.

    s/ Dakuwaqa

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  16. Democracy and Freedom says...

    ATTAR SINGH, I have known you for a long time. Well said and very honest and factual in what has been communicated.

    Its the sick people of Fiji that are too afraid and hyporcitical to stand up for what is right.

    This illegal regime has brought about hatred and has widened race relations. Tikoitoga seems to be talking from his backside, lack of knowledge and wisdom.

    Fiji let us remember..our children and grandchildrens, little cousins and families around us and abroad are watching, listening at what we are doing.

    Does Tikoitoga have children? what does he teach them...to lie and do the wrong things, take away people's freedom etc etc. Imagine the impacts on his children and society.

    Since the coup - we have seen and know that Frank & his coup planners got it all wrong. But greed and power is too much - then followed by immoral/unethical behaviours and practices even killing innocent people to justify their actions.

    Attar, thank you pls convey to Carr/Murray and the Forum that nothing has chnaged really.

    We llive here in Fiji and seeing things gtteing worse day by day. Coup executioners and planners and apologits getting richer and wealthier.

    We salute you Attar for being honest. Time for Qarase. Chaudary, Beddoes to come alive and stop hiding. come out bold and say what you need to say.

    We all know that the military is only serving their eveil master and not the people of Fiji.

    We can already see in Sharon Smith & Aiyaz Khaiyum's eyes all the lies and bull-shit, con artists.

    God bless Fiji and free us from persecution pls.

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  17. Sharon Smith u useless. KUBUABOCI YOU JUST WASTE OF TIME ...YOU SHOULD JUST BACK OFF AND LET THE RIGHT PEOPLE DO THE JOB MAHN....

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  18. ...at this very moment and during the reign of this illegal regime it is important for the people of Fiji especially those that called themselves Christians that they MUST TELL THE TRUTH ALL THE TIME...THE TRUTH IS THAT THE LIES OF THE 2006 COUP CANNOT BE MADE RIGHT WITH OUR EXISTING STATUS....THE LIES AND INJUSTICE ARE ALWAYS LIES AND INJUSTICE....BUT THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS PREVAIL AND THE JUSTICE WILL COME WHEN IT IS DUE...IT IS TIME FOR THE ILLEGAL REGIME TO SEEK THE PEOPLE'S FORGIVENESS BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY THE LORD'S FORGIVENESS AT THIS TRYING TIMES TO AVOID ANYMORE NATURAL DISASTER BACKLASH TO OUR BELOVED LAND AND HER PEOPLE...THE SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST IS WATCHING US...GLORY TO HIM AND HIM ALONE AND NO OTHER MAN ON THIS UNIVERSE...GOD PLEASE FORGIVE THEM FOR THEIR IGNORANCE...BUT YOUR TRUE JUSTICE WILL PREVAIL IN FIJI...

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  19. There is no sign of Tikoduadua. May be in China for more loans and update his Bank A/C.

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  20. Anonymous AnonymousMay 1, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    There is one thing that I really don't understand and comprehend to this day. What are ratbags Sharon S and Anthony P doing in the Fiji Govt.

    Once the Illegal falls, these white trash needs to be in lifetime prison and rot to death.

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  21. Can FICTU and the other unions use this visit from the MCG to build some partnerships for the future. We have been another opportunity to pull together instead of working in silos.

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  22. You my man Attar. The real leader of the unions and the people. What has that pretentious Anthony have to say. Still licking his wounds sustained by supporting Bai/Ask. Bloody turn coat.Do not give up your stance attar. The people will put you where you rightly belong in national leadership. Salute you for speaking for the majority here in fiji.

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  23. Attar you hit the nail on the head!!! 1997 constitution is alive and will remain the instrument that Fiji will need to turn to in order to " legalize" any process. Aiyarse you really know your days are diminishing; run but you and your AHole bro cannot hide!!! Frank your answer is in the indigenous that you continue to derail!!! Save yourself by putting this selfish sly ass hole Aiyarse through the legal process!! Fiji is no longer shedding tears but blood!!! We are a nation bleeding profusely!!!! Could we publish those that attended this farce of a cocktail so that Aiyarse could try and hood wink Aus and NZ that " all is well in Fiji"!!!!
    Everyday we pray that God will free our Country from the goons!!! Curses in abundance towards the cabinet, supporters and Aiyarse and Frankfurt!!!!(in ASK's ass)!

    People of Fiji be proud that an Indo Fijian in Attar Singh is standing for all of us, taukeis throw away your skirts and be bold to speak your mind and save Our Country!!!

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  24. Conmen professorsMay 1, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    The names of conmen professors like saten none-done and biman prasad, who re good pair for each other, should not be mentioned in the same breadth as attar singh. attar is head and shoulders above both. none-done should return to canberra and warm his old balls in the winter while biman should remain usp and make money and write boring, repetitive papers, make uninspiring speechs. biman could only be leader for a day: no staying power, no commitment, like most labasians just an opportunist big mouth who wants fame and media limelight but lacks the balls to stick it out - biman 'badia bail' is a fitting title for this pretentious wannabe leader who let indans down.

    Attar is a man of national stature who can provide honest, committed, brave, principled leadership in this country.

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  25. Great photos of scumbag Aiyaz.

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  26. ask been f up.hahahaha.
    mosese go suck ask/bai .
    what happen your bs exposed.
    people are more smarter than your bs regime.
    time for naboro soon.

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  27. I cannot comprehend how old fart Kubuabola and new born Kaiyum who have opposing political convictions are in the same bed together. The former a staunch Taukei movement frontliner, nationalist/1987 coup mastermind and the latter a anti-indigenous institution thesis writer. Some people can change colours for
    money.

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  28. Sharon, dressed to kill, ready to play her favorite role again. Watch out you humans, the devil is looking for something to devour.

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  29. What a beautiful picture of Murray McCully and Sharon Johns. So now Sharon is going for officials from overseas. She has slept with ever single one that that is any position in Fiji. From top to bottom.

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