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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fiji realises hari-kari not the way to go

The regime has done a quick u-turn on a statement it released on Japan snubbing Frank Bainimarama. 

In the statement sent out from Suva by the Ministry of Information, the location for the PALM forum was wrong and the tone rude and surly.

Both have been corrected in the second statement.

This after suggestions Japan could have bought itself a fight with Fiji for offending it over not inviting the illegal leader!

The regime obviously realises it needs all the friends it can get - or that it doesn't have the influence it thinks it does.

 

EDITORS,

Please disregard this press release. We will send you an alternative version shortly.

Thank You,

News Editor

RECALL! - MEDIA RELEASE: Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting

Fiji will not be attending the Sixth Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM6) this month in Okinawa.

Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama has declined Fiji’s invitation because it was not made to the highest level of government.

The invitation had been extended to Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.

In a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, Prime Minister Bainimarama wrote, “I wish to advise you that since PALM 6 is a meeting of Leaders, we shall defer our participation until such time you are ready to invite Fiji’s participation at the appropriate level.”

 
“We look forward to remain fully engaged with and receive the full support of all members of the international community on our way forward to democratic elections based on what is best for Fiji and its people,” Prime Minister Bainimarama wrote.

“Towards this end, we have engaged with the international community at an unprecedented level, and in turn my Government has received the full support by most members of the United Nations…”


The Prime Minister invited his Japanese counterpart to visit Fiji and see the progress for himself.

“Fiji and Japan have long enjoyed excellent friendship.  For our part, we remain steadfast in our commitment to further enhance our ties.”

-ENDS-

 

MEDIA RELEASE: Fiji won’t be going to PALM 6: PM Bainimarama

Fiji will not be attending the sixth Pacific Island leaders meeting (PALM) in Tokyo, Japan this year.

While thanking Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda for inviting Foreign Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola to the meeting, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said Fiji will not attend as it “is a meeting of leaders”.  The Prime Minister was not invited.

Prime Minister Bainimarama said despite this Fiji is committed to promoting high levels ties between Fiji and Japan as Fiji and Japan have long enjoyed an excellent friendship.

He invited the Japanese Prime Minister to visit Fiji later this year to enhance these political and economic ties.

Prime Minister Bainimarama said Fiji has recently engaged with the international community at an unprecedented level.

He said the constitution consultation process towards the 2014 democratic election had started and the government remains focused on implementing the roadmap for democracy and sustainable socio-economic development.

He said the government has received the full support of most members of the United Nations for the roadmap.

“With the recent conclusion of the UN Needs Assessment Mission and the visit by the Forum Ministerial Contact Group, we expect to remain fully engaged with and receive the full support of all members of the international community on our way forward to democratic elections based on what is best for Fiji and its people,” the Prime Minister said.

-ENDS-

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

At the PALM Ministerial Interim Meeting in Tokyo on 16th October, 2010, the ministers agreed that PALM 6 would be held in Nago, Okinawa on 25th and 26th May, 2012.

Sharon Suaniu said...

Either Qorvis or Sharon sleeping on the job.

Anonymous said...

REALLY?OUR TWO COUNTRY HAVE FACED EACH OTHERS BEFORE IN A DIFFERENT CIRCUMSTANCES?
NOW AFTER 67 YEARS OF PEACE&SERENITY HERE WE ARE RATTLING OF THE SAMURAI AGAIN?

Radiolucas said...

I think I just heard a small child somewhere, throwing a tantrum. A bit like watching Baini walking around MH's in the lolly section.

Shameful.

Anonymous said...

KAIYUM /FRANK SALA CHOR HAI .
THEY HAVE F OUR BELOVED FIJI.
WE DONT WANT THEM IN FIJI.
JAPAN AND OTHER COUNTRY PLS TAKE THIS IDOTS AWAY LIKE USA DID TO OSAMA.

Anonymous said...

Japan no longer can make decisions on it's own. Shows how influenced they are from Ozzie land, no more the feared, the land of the rising sun...now a nation with it's tail between it's legs..

Egg on face said...

You can't say the regime doesn't know how to suck eggs whe it needs to...even if the eggs are rotten haha.

Anonymous said...

Japan has never invited Bainimarama to any of the PALMs, ever. Canberra's influence has little to do with it.

You're an idiot if you think Fiji can or will do anything meaningful in retaliation.

A country is free to invite or disinvite anyone to visit as it wishes. Why should the Japanese mar their summit with the presence of an arrogant, egotistical, blustering idiot, whose only qualification for being PM is that he's the most villainous, traitorous thug in Fiji?

This doesn't show weakness on the part of the Japanese. It shows principled judgment and discernment.

KAI-GAU said...

This is just sooo funny..."Voreqe Bainimarama said Fiji will not attend as it “is a meeting of leaders”"...HAHAHAHAH...The delusional wannabe leader of Fiji does not want anyone else in his regime to be seen as a leader except for him..Oilei ratai...lets just ROFLOL!!!!!

VOREQE, YOU'RE SOOOO BABYISH IT'S SOOOO FUNNY!!! ISA! DA LOLOMA DINA.

Anonymous said...

Richard Lal has asked AG to put up or shut up! Let's see what he knows that we don't know!

Anonymous said...

Who is Richard Lal??

Anonymous said...

Regime realises hari-kari not the way to go? If the regime wants to do away with itself, who are we to discourage it?

Anonymous said...

Fiji headline today...PM to Japan: Come visit

they might as well have said LOL...lots of love just like David cameron did to Rebekah Brooks


Lol ...laugh out loud, that is..!

Anonymous said...

@4.31pm May 20.

I guess you did not read the previous article it said, Bob Carr and some group influenced the decision..u nut.. And now Japan is looking to Australia for it's energy needs aka LPG.. so definitely got it's tail between it's legs there..otherwise Australia will say no to Japan on that venture..

Also Australia is nothing to the world in terms of Super Power, they are far from it, look at how they cower when they hear the name INDONESIA!!

Anonymous said...

Who is Richard Lal?

Anonymous said...

Well done Japan. Never invite a dictator, a murderer, a thief, a treasonous prime minister, a thug a crook, an illegal so called leader etc etc etc. Japan would do well to follow the footsteps of Australia, NZ and USA.

Komai Naibenubenu said...

Bai's presence will have an effect of a dead fly in a beautifully scented bottle of oil because you will have a non-elected gun totting idiot wannabe leader sitting amongst a group of elected respected political leaders. Wara me sota Rau.. baleta ena boidada kina na tavaya ni waiwai.

Anonymous said...

The media should have the guts to rub both releases as well as the Editorial Note so the people can see how stupid and incompetent the regime truly is.

Puf-Military said...

Sharon Smith illegal unqualified "PS Information" evidently got it wrong, sleeping on the job aye? What, you can't get a job in your motherland you leech..