|Sosefo Inoke: Singled out by Marshall|
Inoke's rebuttal is at the end of the story.
"As for my appointment, I was appointed on 28 January 2009 by the late President Ratu Iloilo, after all matters regarding my appointment were dealt with between the Chief Justice and I. After the abrogation of the Constitution, I was appointed by the late President at his absolute discretion. On both occasions the Attorney General did not approach or talk to me or discuss with me any matters regarding my appointment. Neither did he approach, discuss with or direct me as to the conduct of my duties as a Judge at any time after my appointment and throughout my tenure up to 9 April 2012 when my contract of service expired."
"I can swear on my parents grave and on whatever else you wish to put before me that at no stage was I ever told by the AG, the CJ or the PM or anyone else for that matter to deliver a judgment in a certain way. I think if you examine all the judgments which I delivered, and they are ALL on the paclii website for everyone to read, you will find that I probably delivered more judgments against the government than for it. I never bothered to keep count.
"I will not lower myself into the putrid Scottish marshlands that Marshall is wallowing in to answer this absolute trash other than to say this.
"This man has a humungous chip on his shoulders. I think he singled me out because I disagreed with him in one of the workshops about what the law in Fiji is in a certain area - he wanted us to go back to the 1970s when other countries have moved on - and because I did not agree with him in all of the Court of Appeal sittings which we presided in and because I seemed to be the only local that stood up and challenged his bullshit.
"When you meet someone for the first time and he makes a point of telling you, without prompting, that he is a QC and he is an expert in such and such and that he has a unit at a posh and exclusive golf club in England you start to suspect that this person feels threatened because he is intellectually and mentally insecure.
"God help us! No! Please God, help Marshall and the Shameem sisters, spare them for they know not right, and Please deliver us from their evil. Amen.
|Risto Harmat on his boat.|