|Dictator's children make submission to Constitution|
The six children of Fiji's illegal prime minister have made their submission to the Constitution Commission and surprise, surprise they endorse the politics of their father.
Dictator's children: submission to Constitution
According to Fiji Village Voreqe Bainimarama’s daughters and son pitch for the one man one vote and an 'antidiscrimination act'.
RubyAnn Sorovaki, Litiana Loabuka, Frances Lutunatabua, Ateca Whippy, Bernadette Bainimarama and Ratu Meli Bainimarama also want the removal of the electoral system to allow for what they said were changes from time to time depending on the needs and the will of the people.
Reporter Vijaya Narayan writes the Bainimarama siblings also said there should be an end to the coup culture, behaviour and mentality.
"They also said that the perpetrators of the 2000 coup were also working under the guise of the vanua and misleading people that the land and freedom of the itaukei would be taken away.
"The siblings said the rebels in 2000 were wrong and the military spoke out and said that this was wrong.
"They said there should be a clear separation between the state and religion.
"The Bainimarama siblings said Fiji should not be declared a Christian state."
Not unexpectedly Bainimarama's children don't want a return of the Great Council of Chiefs, which was abolished by the regime earlier this year.
They said all the citizens of Fiji should be called Fijians and there should be full recognition that the indigenous people are the itaukei.
The siblings said none of the institutions should be permitted to have names that denote racial affiliations and they also propose that racial categorization should be eliminated from all government records and registers.
They also propose a national minimum wage for all workers and programs to be implemented to empower people to do things themselves rather than the old culture of reliance and handouts.
They said the civil servants need to have continual performance reviews as they are there to serve the people of this country.
The Bainimarama clan also called for the introduction of a new tax for health services where every worker gets a minimal amount deducted for health care saying the threshold should be based on earnings.
Editor's Note: The Commission is at the end of taking submissions and we'll be running several that have been sent into us later today and tomorrow.