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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Going backwards to go forwards

POISONED CHALICE? Yash Ghai, Taufa Vakatale and Christina Murray. pic MINFO



The final shape of the military regime's new Constitution is months away but a moment of truth already in the above picture.

The faces of the two international experts, Yash Ghai and Christina Murray, show both are well aware of the insurmountable challenges ahead of them.

Seemingly oblivious to the unwanted compromises, local appointeee Taufa Vakatale beams a 100 watt smile. 

The Commission began hearing submissions this week at the CCF Forum, but had last week already released its first public statement denouncing the regime's most recent decrees, one of which stipulated a provision for immunity.


Not surprisingly one of those quickest to speak on the controversial provision was Sitiveni Rabuka, the instigator of the first two coups, who also went on to tinker with the constitution.

Rabuka replaced the 1970 Constitution, had his finger in the 1997 one and made Fiji a republic.

According to Fiji Village, he told the CCF forum the regime's Constitution should include immunity for the events of 2006 'but going forward capital punishment to be reinstated for treason'.



He also called for a Truth Commission and said the deposed government of Laisenia Qarase should be the one to make the amendments to the current Constitution.


Rabuka allowed immunity for the 87 coups to be included in both the 1990 and 1997 constitutions.
Defending himself for his actions, he told Fiji Village 'those who told him to carry out the 1987 coup misled him' and he only realized this later. 

At the swearing in of Ghai and co, the regime's chief justice (AND acting president), Anthony Gates, continued to defend the indefensible saying recent achievements herald significant changes for Fiji.

“The process towards the Peoples Charter has been completed and recently, we have seen the commencement of the Electronic Voter Registration."

He told the review team: “For your role is a quasi-judicial one in its insistence on political neutrality, openness and avoidance of conflict of interest.” 

According to a government spiel, 'the Commissioners will be required to demonstrate a willingness to listen and to elicit views especially of the voiceless and that they should respect the views and aspirations of all people.'

For those who haven't seen the new decrees, which fails to curb the regime's power and allows immunity, see the links below.

Constituent Assembly and Adoption of Consultation Decree
Constitutional Process Decree

44 comments:

  1. Guns at our headsJuly 28, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    This group of terrible people will always be remembered as those who wrote the military junta constitution with guns at the heads of Fijians. They are a disgrace and complicit with helping junta criminals get away with treason and murder.

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  2. What significant changes is illegal justice Gates going on about..may I ask??..The sudden increase in poverty and the weak economy??..To this date you hear people still calling an Indian an Indian (Kai..Idia) and a itaukei a fijian(Kai viti)..Those changes in the name is by word only and is not real like you cant change peoples mentality..can you??..And worse of corruption has become too obvious from the top down..Gates is trying to justify himself in siding with the illegal thugs cause they helped him purchase his new property at Naveiwakau and all his entitlements plus all the other monetary benefits he has recieved during his current stint as an illegal CJ..What a pity..

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  3. A very penetrating analysis by the writer. It penetrates straight through the veneer of legitimacy and respectability with which this whole constitution "consultation" and "non-negotiable" immunity pre-detrmination has been surrounded with. It's not fooling any thinking person.

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  4. Make no mistake about it. what has started with a song and dance and all that is INFACT the beginning of the process of giving legitimacy to thug rule in Fiji. There is really nothing new in the process. We been through all that rigamorle before: consitution consultation, consitution assembly, presidential promulgation ,immunity question (which never was a question for the people who orchestrate this process- not in the past, not now). That's why Rabuka is still around to make all kinds of pious and fanciful statements now. With a proper process Rabuka would have been shot into political oblivion and would not have been heard again in the political/constitutional arena of life in Fiji. Instead he is given prominence. Is he still going to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize? Akuila could accompany him to collect it. He likes that kind of globe trotting and high powered cocktail circuits.

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  5. Sounds like many Fijians still have their heads buried in the sand while others have them so far up Frank and Aiyaz arse's, that it's all but impossible to know where they begin and Frank and Aiyaz end.
    Nothing it seems, has changed in Fiji since 1987 !
    It's beginning to look like Genocide by Stealth.

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  6. Taufa Vakatale, I once admired this woman for her intelligence and strength,well that is history now. Her true colour is showing..macawa walega, cheap, ulukau. Disgrace to Sawani ex students.

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  7. There are only three army officers working for Government.
    And they are the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama who is the Prime Minster, and two Personal Staff Officers (PSO) to the Commander RFMF, Major Penioni Naliva and Major Aseri Rokoura.
    This revelation was made to the Fiji Sun by Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama at Nubuyanitu Village in Navosa yesterday.
    “Let me make it clear to the public that there are only three military officers now working in Government and that includes me as Commander and Prime Minister, and the two Personal Staff Officers to the Commander RFMF,” Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama said.
    He said all other officers had resigned from the RFMF and had become civilians and have joined the Territorial Force.
    However, he reminded the public that these officers, even though they have resigned, they still carry with them their ranks.
    “All these officers are now in the civil service payroll and their names had been totally removed from the RFMF payroll.”
    The Prime Minister said political parties, some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Government critics had been misinforming the public about this issue.
    He said his office had been ciriticised by critics about military officers in Government.
    Some, he said, had said that the Government had been militarised.
    “Let me assure all that we now have a civilian Government.”
    The Prime Minister said he had to make this clarification because many politicians would be making this an issue during their election campaign.
    He said the civil service was made up of many military officers who had joined the TF and this included the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
    The Prime Minister said there had been a lot of discussions on the matter but now he sincerely hoped this would be put to rest as they had all resigned from the RFMF.
    As of now, he says, this is a non-issue.

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  8. The dictator is lying that only 3 army obbicer in gov-there are many hundred.

    no one has resigned all were seconded to civil service.

    ALL THESE THUGS OF FMF ARE ARMY OFFICERS.

    IF NOT ARMY OFFICERS THEN DICTATOR MUST CHASE THEM BACK TO FMF CAMP NOW.

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  9. How dare Gates allowing himself to be making political statements at the swearing in of these commissioners? The judiciary is charged presiding over issues pertaining to law and should never indulge itself in politics. Its only goes to show how this judiciary is badly tainted and corrupt.

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  10. Tony Gates is a promiscuous legal whore. How's THAT for contempt of court!

    He's also a dual national of Australia and the United Kingdom. What, is he now a citizen of Fiji as well?

    What the hell is this foreigner doing as Fiji's acting president?

    The Governments of Australia and the UK should look at whether Gates has engaged in a potentially expatriating act by serving as the head of state of another country.

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  11. We wonder whether these so called constitution experts know the existence of our current constitution, that has been upheld by two court judgements.

    How do they call themselves experts when ordinary people on the streets know the basic knowledge about the status of ur constitution?

    These experts should simply formalise the existence of the 1997 constitution and recommend its full provisions without any single amendment. We the people of Fiji do not need a new constitution which gives protection to these bunch of losers, failures, non-performers and unqualified bunch of cowards who have abused the responsibilities given to them to protect the nation by threatening the very lives of our people.
    The constitution panel should put an end to the coup cycle by ensuring that ALL coup makers and supporters should face the music and ensure that they have a clear road map to prison, following a Charter of Peace and Prosperity for innocent people, removing nepotism the promotion of their own people, family members, yes men/women, and the list goes on.

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  12. ylei Taufa Vakatale..da mai madua vei kemuni. Suggest that you retire with some respect or all your contirbutions to the nation will be tarnished by your greediness... :-( Kerekere, please! try to discern when to call it a day....sa bau vakamadua toka a nomu se sasaga tikoga mo "shine" ia its all in the wrong reasons and places....sa rauti kemuni mada ga na gauna oqo mo ni tiko ga kena ACS old girls association..lol.

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  13. 'Eliciting views, especially of the voiceless' is code for ignoring the views of Fiji's elected leaders.

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  14. As a Christian I find Rabuka's behaviour just too shameful.
    I guess this is why a lot of Fijians did not mount any opposition to the Coup.
    Even Ratu Joni is calling for Immunity.
    I bet even the Methodist church is thinking about Immunity too.

    It is just SHAMEFUL BEHAVIOUR!

    Has God put Immunity to sin?
    Can you now Murder and God will let you go to Heaven?
    So there is no Hell?
    I'd like to know what the Methodist Church says about this.

    The funny thing is I can see the future of Fijians.

    Fijians of the Future will be worse-of than the Fijians of the past. FULL STOP.

    In the future for their troubles : They will blame lack of money. They will blame lack of leadership. They will blame Corruption.They will blame all sorts of stuff.

    BUT RIGHT HERE AND RIGHT NOW is the Answer.
    What we Fijians decide now is what the future of our decendants will be!
    If we decide "Immunity" then it gives blanket approval to future Coups.
    I have said this before and I will say it again, Coups have ramifications. There will be coup in every civil servant's office in the land
    There will be coups in the hospitals.
    There will be coups in every village etc etc etc
    So to me to even think that crime rate will decrease is an OXIMORON.
    You reap what you sow.
    God is not stupid. He has already told us the Answer but we continue to do stupid things. Immunity is wrong!

    Ratu Joni is wrong.
    Rabuka is wrong.

    Don't even delude yourself that from now onward there will be no more coups.
    If you believe that then you must have qanibulu in your brain.

    The death penalty DIDN'T STOP voreqe DID IT?

    If you do Immunity then Coups will continue to happen and the next soldier wll be even worse than Bainimarama.
    The Chinese and other foreigners will rape your country and mine every single mountain.

    GOD is WAITING to see what you Fijians will decide to do next.

    I say : No immunity now!.

    Bainimarama and all who assisted him must face the Law now and be given the appropriate penalty for treason ie death.

    The Bible says "You reap what you sow"
    What you Fijians sow now, your children will reap in the future.

    -Valataka na Dina.

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  15. Agree. So should MPC and FLP cronies as well.

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  16. To Valataka na dina...you wrote a very thought provoking comment...which I would say might or might not happen...but I enjoyed reading it though...
    The only part I would strongly disagree with you...is the way you were trying to justify your anger by using God...
    God is not a human being...if a murderer repented...God will forgive that murderer and the doors of heaven will be opened wide for him/her...whether you like it or not...Reaping what you sow according to God may be totally different to how we interpreted the verse...
    I would however agree with you that Fiji will continue with the same malevolent path if a harsh penalty is not imposed

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  17. " Let me make it clear to the public..."
    Bulshit! You have made nothing clear to the public from day one of your coup except that you and your cronies will rule over them whether they like it or not.
    Nothing that comes out of your mouth can be trusted.

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  18. Immunity?

    Just say No!

    Dissolution of the GCC?

    Antidisestablishmentarianism!

    A new constitution?

    The 1997 Constitution lives!

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  19. Remember the attempts for reconciliation? that we attempted to do and the military was outright against the idea?

    Now they want immunity! Do they deserve it? For what reson?

    Ask the Rabaka family, the Verebasaga,the Malasebe,the families of former democratic parliamentarians, permanent secretaries, company executives, former civil servants who were removed from their jobs because of their age, and jobs given to military personnel who are now not military personnel.
    It's all a white wash for a fake future under a banana republic run by greedy leaders with their overnight riches.
    We must send all these rapists of democracy to court and Naboro, and freeze their assets and bank accounts, remove their relatives and friends from CEO positions and reclaim all funds paid to them.
    When everybody else has struggled to reach positions of responsibilities, let all others go through the same door.
    The problems is there are new doors created, new laws, decrees, constitutions, immunity,for these rapists and shadowy figures, who have all been living in the shadows throughout their lives, and want to claim special priviledge. It's just not fair.

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  20. Please I say this again NO death penalty for couping.
    Instead Bainimarama should be employed without pay in a major tourist resort or a major duty free shoping centre frequented by tourist dressed as a joker. He would be a good tourist attraction as Franky the cranky who did coup 4 in Fiji. He can tell his coup stories to curious tourist including his casava patch dash and others. I think that would be a very positive way for him and rabuka and speight to make amends for their couping. From time to time in slack season they can go on primary school tours to tell the children of fiji that COUP MAKING IS WRONG AND BAD FOR FIJI AND ALL ITS PEOPLE.

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  21. Remember how Rabuka wrangled his way into an immunity! IT was the bigginning of the end-a wrong was done to all the peoples of Fiji and yet there was still support from the iTaukei because Rabuka was looked upon as SAVIOUR for the Fijian race! The Church and the Vanuas both supported him.There were just few desenting voices from the iTaukei Leaders namely from the Tui Ba and the late Ratu form Ucunivanua in Verata and those from Veiseisei in Vuda. Rabuka went on to become a PM, now we see the resurgence of Mr Stupidity with comments' those that told him to carry out the 1987 coup misled" I just felt like having a good laugh! All those supporters of SVT must be futher cringing in their minds with their former leader going from stupidity to almost been an imbercile.This is the true colour of someone who created havoc for Fiji and still wants to justify his actions of stupidity in 1987! Well guess what people it just shows the mentality of Fijians, any wonder why we will never really get the ones who are really responsible & accountable for all the coups we have had? Many of Rabukas supporters are now overseas fighting for democracy, in the end it will be simple case of vei vosoti, a few kamunagas and a few tears here and there to plead for forgiveness cause in reality we have to move on! The same thing that happened in 1987 and those that supported Rabuka then it will have to live with the fact and be obliged and support it again in 2012 or 2014, you kept very silent in 1987 when Rabuka should have been put on trial, well its kinda late! Sa cariba makawa sara na dai, it was EMPTY! What a pity we never opened our mouths then. Our children will now be living with several generations of coup culture and whose going to change the ROT? NO ONE cause its too DAMN LATE! It now in the blood!

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  22. FIJI..FOREVER FALLING INTO THE ABYSS.CEGU ENA FULL STOP

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  23. Another big fat lie from Bainimarama.

    3 army only
    July 28, 2012 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom

    By Maika Bolatiki

    There are only three army officers working for Government.
    And they are the Commander of the Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF), Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama who is the Prime Minster, and two Personal Staff Officers (PSO) to the Commander RFMF, Major Penioni Naliva and Major Aseri Rokoura.
    This revelation was made to the Fiji Sun by Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama at Nubuyanitu Village in Navosa yesterday.
    “Let me make it clear to the public that there are only three military officers now working in Government and that includes me as Commander and Prime Minister, and the two Personal Staff Officers to the Commander RFMF,” Prime Minister Commodore Bainimarama said.
    He said all other officers had resigned from the RFMF and had become civilians and have joined the Territorial Force.
    However, he reminded the public that these officers, even though they have resigned, they still carry with them their ranks.
    “All these officers are now in the civil service payroll and their names had been totally removed from the RFMF payroll.”
    The Prime Minister said political parties, some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Government critics had been misinforming the public about this issue.
    He said his office had been ciriticised by critics about military officers in Government.
    Some, he said, had said that the Government had been militarised.
    “Let me assure all that we now have a civilian Government.”
    The Prime Minister said he had to make this clarification because many politicians would be making this an issue during their election campaign.
    He said the civil service was made up of many military officers who had joined the TF and this included the President, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau.
    The Prime Minister said there had been a lot of discussions on the matter but now he sincerely hoped this would be put to rest as they had all resigned from the RFMF.
    As of now, he says, this is a non-issue.

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  24. This article "3 army only " is written by someone who carries the title of political editor in the Fiji Sun newspaper.
    His article simply presents what the PM of the illegal regime says as if that is all that needs to be said on the subject. and at the end of the article we are told the PM has declared it to be a "non -issue". How convenient! Shouldn't some other views - that of the critics - have been included to
    give the article more journalistic balance? And where is the political editor's own attempts to authenticate the PM's claim and his own analysis? This is not suppose to be the way of an "independent" newspaper. But that's the question. Is the Fiji Sun an independent paper?

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  25. It might be a lie, but I think the military officers are better at the those jobs than civilians and more disciplined and less room for corruption..

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  26. I wonder if we all realize that Fiji has a gay Acting President in Gates, a Taliban Acting PM in Aiyaz, a Taliban Acting Commander in Aziz!!! Fiji the way the world should be!!!! All soldiers are i-Taukei that are guarding this charade of non Fijian Leaders!!!

    Once a Proud Fijian!!!

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  27. I smell blood again in the call for Immunity; Someone else is in the planning for next coup if things doesnt get his way at the next election ; mark my word; there will be Coups and more Coups even if there is no immunity in the Constitution. This is all window dressing; no amount of assurance or guarantees will ever stop more coups in Fiji..

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  28. At Kite flyer,

    Great post. What is your views on FLP support for the Coup? They would be still sleeping with the govt had it not been Victor's investigation of MPC holdingf the money in Aust. My sources say that PM thought MPC would be able to revive the economy. Also, he was misled about the money and hence the boot.

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  29. @ Anonymous
    military officers more disciplined?
    and better civilian officials?
    and no corruption?
    where did you get this from? this is another lie.
    Abuse of Power comes "naturally" to the "disciplined" military officers deployed as civil servants and in other state bodies.
    too many examples to list here.

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  30. On Jul 29 - Anonymous Commented on : going backwards to go forwards - "I wonder if we all realize that Fiji has a gay Acting President in Gates, a Taliban Acting PM in Aiyaz, a Taliban Acting Commander in Aziz!!! Fiji the way the world should be!!!! All soldiers are i-Taukei that are guarding this charade of non Fijian Leaders!!!Once a Proud Fijian!!!..."

    At least Fiji is truly multi cultural now ! Except no place left for the Indigenous Fijians.

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  31. Bainimarama abuse

    By MARY RAUTO
    Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Fiji Times

    AN investigation report into a $184,740 payout to interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama - for leave he said was owed from 1978 - will be ready by month-end.
    Auditor-General Eroni Vatuloka said "we hope to complete the report by the end of February".
    It is unclear at this stage whether the report will be made public.
    Ministry of Finance permanent secretary Peceli Vocea said he was attending a meeting in Nadi and asked that questions be faxed to him.
    Mr Vatuloka normally reports directly to Parliament, which then makes the report public. But under the interim regime, his reports have gone to the interim finance minister. The interim Finance Minister at present is Commodore Bainimarama.
    Mr Vatuloka first began investigations into the payout in July "as soon as it (the payout) was made public".
    In September, Mr Vatuloka told the military to get its books in order and prepare for an audit by his office.
    A Republic of Military Forces leave computation form obtained by the Fiji Times in mid-July stated Commodore Bainimarama was back-paid for 698 days.
    His Fiji National Provident Fund was boosted by $20,406.71.
    The breakdown showed that the RFMF came to that payment after the commander's basic salary of $263.77 was multiplied by 698 days.
    His service allowance came to $3832.02, duty allowance was $23,013.92, gratuity for a year was $24,069 and for another 10 months it was $20,057.50.
    Commodore Bainimarama's expenses allowance came to $23,904.11, while his ration allowance was $5235. At the time, the interim Prime Minister referred all queries to the army chief-of-staff, Colonel Mohammed Aziz.
    Colonel Aziz, who denied this was a payout, said 40 other officers who were seconded since the December 2006 coup received similar treatment. He declined to disclose the total funds diverted for this exercise.
    It is within the RFMF budget, he said.
    Colonel Aziz said since the payout, the RFMF issued a directive for all those on non-essential duties to take leave and that no one was to accumulate more than 30 days any more.
    He said even though Commodore Bainimarama had taken leave since enlisting in 1975, the balance from all the years was never compensated.
    Unfortunately, this was not compensated in the period and was carried forward until Commodore Bainimarama was appointed interim Prime Minister, he said.
    All the leave was impinging on the pay emolument of the military and, if carried forward, there would be more liability attached to it.
    In the national Budget, the military was allocated $15million more than last year, leaving its budget allocation at $96.8m for this year.
    The military administration budget increased from $5.6m to $10.2m with staff increasing from 131 this year to an estimated 281 next year.
    The allocation will cater for court-martial expenses, special joint operations, health awareness and civil military affairs.

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  32. @Anonymous 12:28
    Proverbs 22:8 says "Whoever SOWS injustice REAPS calamity..."

    What do you think God meant when He gave this verse?
    Is this why we have calamity all over Fiji?

    "Immunity" is an Injustice.

    Do you think God's word will be true in this case if we do not carry out justice?

    What about justice for Malasebe and all those listed by @Anonymous 4:04pm.

    If CALAMITY comes to our country in the future, I wonder whose fault will it be?

    To me it is very simple.
    If we avoid justice ( by asking for Immunity) then CALAMITY will surely come as the good book says.
    I have no doubts about that because I believe that the Bible is always true 100%.
    On the other hand if we carry out JUSTICE then good things will happen.

    That is a "no brainer"

    -Valataka na Dina.

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  33. 3 Army propaganda: is this the kind of evidence McCully is accepting as genuine change? He is allowing himself to be fooled and he is subsequently fooling NZ government and public. But this we will all see in the next two years when Frank and cohorts reveal true colours.

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  34. Is that saneem?

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  35. Coup apologist and diplomat Isikeli Mataitoga overheard delivering a Sunday night radio broadcast sermon saying that if anyone commits a sex crime he should not be shown remorse of reconciliation and the rightful place for him is prison. I wonder what his views are on those who rape democracy and bring untold suffering to the populace.

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  36. Voreqe I, the MagnificentJuly 29, 2012 at 11:41 PM

    RFMF in civilian positions, my back pay, my multiple government salaries, the elections, your rights, your culture, your livelihoods, my murders, my treason -- all non-issues! 

    This is my final word on these issues. Thus let it be written, thus let it be done!

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  37. The Constitutional Commission members are foreigners - Yash Ghai (Kenyan)Christina Murray (South African) Peni Moore (God knows what country she is foreign - White)Satendra Nandan (until recently Australian but now holding dual citizenship)Vakatale (honorary foreigner - sold her Fijian heritage and Gates - Aussie and Brit - where is rainbow alliance - no Fijian Chinese, Rotuman, Kai Loma etc etc

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  38. When is Yash Ghai and the Commission coming to Labasa and Savusavu to hear our views. Air fares are now so high we cannot afford to go to Suva.

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  39. Valataka na Dina, some may bristle at your citing of Holy Scripture, but I appreciate it. The closer we hew to the Word, the nearer we approach true wisdom.

    What the Book says remains very relevant to Fiji, as in 'Pharoah, let my people go'.

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  40. "Coup apologist and diplomat Isikeli Mataitoga overheard delivering a Sunday night radio broadcast sermon saying that if anyone commits a sex crime he should not be shown remorse of reconciliation and the rightful place for him is prison. I wonder what his views are on those who rape democracy and bring untold suffering to the populace."

    Mataitoga is where he is because of mercy.

    He was charged with manslaughter in New Zealand, as student.

    That he continued with his legal studies (which took him 10 years to complete because he kept on failing his LLB units), is only because the Fiji Government mercifully extended him scholarship amenities that should have been withdrawn. It took him double the normal allocated time to complete his LLB, all on scholarship, at the expense of the Fiji Government and taxpayers.

    He returned to Fiji and actively participated in the 1987 coup d'etat, and now again in the 2006 coup d'etat.

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  41. The choices we make

    Fay Volatabu
    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Fiji Constitution Commission member Taufa Vakatale during the swearing-in ceremony at the High Court in Suva last week. The writer says the role of the Constitutional Assembly is to be more representative of the Fiji society. Picture: IVAMERE ROKOVESA+ Enlarge this image

    Fiji Constitution Commission member Taufa Vakatale during the swearing-in ceremony at the High Court in Suva last week. The writer says the role of the Constitutional Assembly is to be more representative of the Fiji society. Picture: IVAMERE ROKOVESA

    IT was Monday morning and all the little girls in the dormitory were whispering that today was the day we were going to be holding the badging ceremony. Everyone was wondering who was going to be the head girl and who were the prefects that were going to help her run the school.

    I remembered this so vividly as if it was yesterday as that was my first introduction as well as my recollections of the democratic process of election.

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  42. I thought he didnt want schools named under race - he has a school named after him

    The people of Navosa want their own province.
    For generations they had been part of the Nadroga/Navosa Province.
    On Friday they told Prime Minister, Commander Voreqe Bainimarama that they wanted to be separated from Nadroga.
    A spokesman said for years the people of Navosa had been neglected in terms of development as there was no budgetary allocation for them.
    Commodore Bainimarama heard submissions and requests for the separation while opening the Bainimarama-Vatutoko Primary School at Nubuyanitu Village – a school named after him after he directed its construction.

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  43. Next, let's name a prison after Bainimarama.

    P.S. -- Great photo. Judging by the expressions on their faces, it seems that two of the three commissioners do recognize when they're being handed a sack of shit.

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  44. Taufa Vakatale is the regimes whore.

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