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Monday, November 26, 2012

Baledrokadroka: danger of military-backed one party state

With Fiji’s military rulers promising to send the country to the polls in 2014, JONE BALEDROKADROKA examines whether elections will be free and fair and the hope for democracy in a state built by military muscle.
 
In 2006, Commodore Voreqe Frank Bainimarama overthrew Fiji’s democratically-elected government led by Laisenia Qarase. Having ruled by decree ever since, the military regime now promises democratic general elections in 2014 under a new constitution. The Pacific Islands Forum meeting in the Cook Islands in August 2012 acknowledged in its communiqué that the “interim government has made progress towards democracy”. However, the path in this progress towards democracy has been fraught with allegations of continuing military oversight and interference in the constitution-making process.


Delivering the keynote address at the Democracy in the Pacific Conference in October this year, New Zealand’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, the  Hon Murray McCully noted that “this year Fiji has taken some encouraging steps to prepare for elections in 2014”. The foreign minister went on to say:


We have been encouraged by the firm intention to hold elections, and by the machinery that has been put in place so far to make them possible. A Constitutional Commission was established earlier this year to conduct public consultations on a new constitution, and the process of registering voters was completed at the end of August. New Zealand has supported both of these activities.
McCully also made the point that when he took office a couple of years ago elections were not certain given the Fiji regime’s belligerent stance to democracy in general.  After the forging of warmer diplomatic relations with Australia and New Zealand, the question now is whether the elections will be free and fair. 

Pictured: Baledrokadroka at the recent FDFM conference
The positive outlook by McCully, though, was not shared by Major General Sitiveni Rabuka, the former Prime Minister of Fiji who delivered the conference’s second key note address. Rabuka said that he was unsure about the 2014 Fijian elections and that he “hoped the elections would go ahead, but that that hope is not based on very good grounds”. Rabuka also controversially stated that:

The Military has always had a presence in the Fiji culture. We think of militant ways of changing things, rather than waiting for the next elections. It may be that we have corporate cooperation in 2014 where together the government and the military keep tabs on our civil military relations to prevent things from breaking down again, as has happened many times in Fiji.
On the same topic of military intervention, I presented a paper, The role of the military in Post-Colonial Fiji. The media reported it in these terms:


A former land force commander in Fiji, Jone Baledrokadroka, says the Fiji military’s role as a peacekeeper in overseas conflicts has helped transform its mindset and influenced its role in recent Fiji politics. He argues there have been unintended consequences of peacekeeping that are pervasive in Fiji’s present day military. He says politicisation of the military also dates from an earlier overseas campaign against communist insurgents, the Emergency of the 1950s. Mr Baledrokadroka says there needs to be a Commission of Inquiry into the ethos of the military followed by reform of the institution. He also presented research showing more than 60 members of the military are playing a role in the present day Fiji government. Mr Baledrokadroka was imprisoned following alleged involvement in a plot to kill the regime leader Commodore Frank Bainimarama. His studies also include the demise of the chiefly order in Fiji and he argues the Commodore sees himself as filling the seat of high chief.
Rabuka’s assertion in fact substantiates my findings that the Fiji military has developed a mediator mindset in its present extended role in politics. The transformational process has been further enhanced by the Fiji military’s international peacekeeping role since the late 1970s.Whether this parallel process, involving military involvement in politics, will continue into the future is a bone of contention for Fiji political specialists.

In August, at the beginning of public hearings by the Constitution Commission, the chairman, Professor Yash Ghai insisted that, “there will be no government interference in the public consultations on the new constitution”.

To further illustrate the point, in July 2012, even before the five member Constitution Commission began soliciting public submissions, the regime promulgated a decree requiring immunity for those involved in the 2006 and earlier coups to be entrenched in the new constitution. 

In a press statement intended for the regime and the military, the Commissioners stated “this type of prospective immunity is most unusual, perhaps unique, and, we believe, undesirable”.

Fiji’s major political stakeholders were scathing in their criticism of the integrity of the Constitution-making process and of the next phase, the selection of the constituent assembly that will deliberate on the draft Constitution. In an open letter that appeared on all the major Fiji pro-democracy blog sites, the key political party leaders, trade unionists and traditional high chiefs have put their names to a petition to the President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau calling for a caretaker government.

Constitution making process time line
Meanwhile, the Commission has been given a timeline under the Fiji Constitutional Process (Constitution Commission) Decree 2012 which will see a draft constitution presented by January 2013.

The major political stakeholders and NGOs say the Constituent Assembly Decree gives the interim Prime Minister full control of the composition of the assembly. They say it is non-transparent. As a result, these major political stakeholders run the risk of being excluded from the Constituent Assembly and the critical phase where the draft constitution will pass into law.

At the same time, Bainimarama has censured the Commission for appointing high chief, former Vice President and High Court judge Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi as a consultant to the Commission. These events are further evidence of Bainimarama’s antagonism towards Fiji’s chiefs and the church. Bainimarama took exception to Madraiwiwi, who in his capacity as high chief was part of his Bau district delegation that wanted Fiji declared a Christian state. Commission Chairman Yash Ghai responded that Ratu Joni had academic law experience, in particular local law, and had appeared before the Commission as a traditional leader. Madraiwiwi has since withdrawn from his position.

Many see Bainimarama’s close scrutiny of the Commission’s work as an endeavour to ensure he survives post-election Fiji in a powerful position, as his coup-making predecessor Rabuka did in 1992.

The big question is whether the military will continue to play a key role in Fiji politics after the 2014 elections. This issue is now being faced by the framers of the new Constitution. The role of chiefs and the veneration of the church still play an important part in Indigenous Fijian politics, and some say they should be reflected in constitutional arrangements. Alarmingly, a new generation of young political leaders is not emerging as an alternative to the seasoned leaders given the oppressive and restrictive environment of Fiji politics in the last six years.

And it is possible that the new Constitution, once it has been finalised by Bainimarama’s handpicked Constituent Assembly, might become a setback to democracy by spawning a military backed one-party state.

Jone Baledrokadroka is a former land force commander in Fiji and a PhD candidate at State, Society and Governance in Melanesia programme in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific for which the above article was originally posted.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

$740M spent on domestic violence since 2002 was recently reported in the media. What needs to discussed is how much spent since 2006 coup?

SEMI MEO said...

Many of us Fiji Citizens have indeed much respect for Mr. Baledrokadroka.. and his writings are always widely read.

We shudder in shock with the realisation that our Military, or probably way back to our “Fiji Constabulary” has been immersed in varied degree of “politicisation” .

But, had we as a warring people grouping admittedly our forte being the ““politicisation” of our respective vanua “military” well before Cessions?


It would be interesting to see recently retired/resigned Military officers, Reservist; old Military forme military officers contesting against each other come 2014!!


It would be fair to say that not all “Fiji Military men and women” would have undivided allegiance to this present Military hierarchy. Some may shift their allegiances to the “vanua” based party, church based party, or a political party whose manifesto wins their respective hearts over.


Of course civilians will be in the political equation to even the keel of what would probably turn out to be a very interesting composition of the next Parliament…and it may turn out to be beyond our wildest political imagination….let the game begin!!...bring it on!

..uh...we do not think allegiances, shifts or lack thereof can be decreed!..well..hope not1

Anonymous said...

It is very simple. If you do not want military backed state post 2014, then simply stop supporting the new constitution.

On one hand you support the constitution aking decree and themoment you give it lawfulstatus, it is YOU who has caused the outcome of one party military backed state.

YOU want to choose some nasty amendments and therefore support the new constitution making when the decree itself is unlawful, invalid, but you just talk of the rogue process!!!

So stop giving lectures unless you stop giving a single gram of support to th rogue decree; period.

Now that is the starting point of sustainable democracy!!!

Otherwise .... YOU take some responsibility of continued misdeeds as Fiji's culture maybe....

Pacific in the Media said...

Truncated Lounge's latest GODLY offering:



Media Release from the Fiji Ministry of Miss Information



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Global Sugar Industry is expecting global output to be halved in the next 2 years. This is following the news that Commodore Frankly Bananas has become the chairman of the International Sugar Organisation.

The industry was hoping to avoiid this catastrophic appointment but unfortunately GOD, The Group of Dictators, voted as one to ensure Commodore Bananas’ appointment.

The industry was trying to put a brave face on events but realized there was no hope when Bananas made his speech. “I will use all my experience and expertise gathered whilst I revitalized the sugar Industry in Fiji. It is currently performing far above my expectations with a production that has been halved. I expect under my guidance global sugar production will benefit in the same way.”

The news of Bananas appointment has created grave concern amongst consumers. In fact panic buying has been the order of the day and supermarkets throughout the world have run out of stock of all sugar products. This supermarket in Yonkers New York had its shelves emptied in under 1 hour of the news being broadcast in America.

Mr Tate an industry spokesman said “This is the worst possible news for the industry. Sugar is a vital world commodity and if production is cut by half the consequences will be dire for dentists.”

Mr Lyle, whose company currently holds the largest stockpile of sugar was smiling gleefully as he said “we have already seen our sugar stock triple in value. We would like to congratulate the Commodore on his appointment and to confirm the usual brown paper bag is on its way to the Caymans.”

Kim Jong-un, the current Chairman of GOD, the Group of Dictators, Congratulated Commodore Bananas and said that he was sending his leading Agricultural expert, Mr Para Kwat, to give guidance to the Commodore’s attempts to revitalize the industry.

RELEASE ENDS

For FIJI SUNk journalists. Grubby Davis is writing you a special release entitled “Suva city of sweet dreams, no more.”

For Further information please contact me on Facebook at Shazzer Says

Pacific in the Media said...

Truncated Lounge's latest GODLY offering:



Media Release from the Fiji Ministry of Miss Information



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Global Sugar Industry is expecting global output to be halved in the next 2 years. This is following the news that Commodore Frankly Bananas has become the chairman of the International Sugar Organisation.

The industry was hoping to avoiid this catastrophic appointment but unfortunately GOD, The Group of Dictators, voted as one to ensure Commodore Bananas’ appointment.

The industry was trying to put a brave face on events but realized there was no hope when Bananas made his speech. “I will use all my experience and expertise gathered whilst I revitalized the sugar Industry in Fiji. It is currently performing far above my expectations with a production that has been halved. I expect under my guidance global sugar production will benefit in the same way.”

The news of Bananas appointment has created grave concern amongst consumers. In fact panic buying has been the order of the day and supermarkets throughout the world have run out of stock of all sugar products. This supermarket in Yonkers New York had its shelves emptied in under 1 hour of the news being broadcast in America.

Mr Tate an industry spokesman said “This is the worst possible news for the industry. Sugar is a vital world commodity and if production is cut by half the consequences will be dire for dentists.”

Mr Lyle, whose company currently holds the largest stockpile of sugar was smiling gleefully as he said “we have already seen our sugar stock triple in value. We would like to congratulate the Commodore on his appointment and to confirm the usual brown paper bag is on its way to the Caymans.”

Kim Jong-un, the current Chairman of GOD, the Group of Dictators, Congratulated Commodore Bananas and said that he was sending his leading Agricultural expert, Mr Para Kwat, to give guidance to the Commodore’s attempts to revitalize the industry.

RELEASE ENDS

For FIJI SUNk journalists. Grubby Davis is writing you a special release entitled “Suva city of sweet dreams, no more.”

For Further information please contact me on Facebook at Shazzer Says

fiji keeps getting it wrong said...

Posted in Letters o the Editor Fiji Uncensored and really interesting.


VERNIGHT DECISION It was really disappointing...
Patricia Oreba Tokireti 10:32pm Nov 26
OVERNIGHT DECISION
It was really disappointing to hear that Suva Sangam decided to
give Dux Prize to a Form six student instead of the Form seven student
who grabbed four trophies. For coming first in class, attaining
highest in Physics, Introduction to Technology(IT) and overall trophy
for highest scorer for Form Sevens. The trend was form sevens get the
Dux, but this year a Tuvaluan boy took top honours but one day
short of the big day, the student was told that the Dux prize was to
be given to a Form six local student who did not get a prize and who
will eventually get a chance the following year. No hard feelings to
the Form Six student. Teachers were arguing whether to give it to a Tuvaluan girl from the other form or the boy weeks ago and it was decided the boy since he topped and then last minute his world came crashing down. Imagine how the Form seven student was going to face the family telling them the sad news after all the excitement and preparations.
It is the last year inIt is the last year in high school for all form sevens and they all
work hard to try and Be the best to leave a trade mark before they
leave their school. It is a one time opportunity. Please if the
Ministry of Education could look into this matter so that in the
future, students don't get disheartened. Also, a plea to the school
administration, in case of changing school systems to be done at the
beginning of the year so that everyone is aware of it and not an
overnight decision.
To the Form seven student, CONGRATULATIONS. You did your families back
at Home and in Fiji really proud.

Anonymous said...

Fiji times in trouble with the courts

Fiji Getting Worse said...

I'm not normally so negative but I have to agree with the blogger above that Things Are Getting Worse in Fiji. There are so many shams to the life that we now live because of the last coup and I have just been reading some of people's personal experiences on Facebook. We are all mourning the loss of reality in Fiji while many in our midst have been brainwashed and sucked in by the slick speeches and slick PR. It's very said. I also found what is happening in schools at the moment disturbing. It's the sort of thing that happened in the Killing Fields under Pol Pot.


Class two student assaulted


08:21 Today

Taken from/By: FBC
Report by: Epeli Tukuwasa

Investigations are underway into allegations that a class two student was assaulted during a school parade last week.

Family members claim the seven year old was slapped by other students on the orders of a teacher.

And the student’s grandmother Lakai Seini is demanding answers on what happened last Thursday, causing her grand daughter and name-sake to suffer a nose bleed.

The class two student of Vatuwaqa Primary School told FBC News she was allegedly beaten for not paying attention when the head teacher was making an announcement .

When approached by FBC News at Vatuwaqa Primary, the Head Teacher refused to entertain our questions only saying there was no assault and that Seini just had a nose bleed.

A complaint has been lodged with both the police and the Education Ministry.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirms there’s a complaint accompanied by a medical report.

The Oracle said...

JB is merely stating history - he offers no solution to the current predicament that Fiji is in - the danger of continual military interference in Fiji politics in the years ahead. JB, as a military strategist, should realise that Frank is positioning himself to continue his dominant role - with the military backing that he has - well into the future or at least, for the remainder of Frank's lifetime. The new Constitution will give Frank the protection he needs - he will ensure that it does - otherwise, he will simply discard it and continue as he's being doing for the last six years - rule by iron fist and Khaiyum-doctored Decrees. JB is correct in one thing - there is no clear indication of any emergence of any future leader(s) to replace the old guard and take Fiji forward. This is Fiji's dilemma - no one is willing to stand up and be counted as a future leader, hence leaving Frank in a very convenient position to continue to fill that vacuum. With the registration of political parties being tightened there is every likelihood that we will see the amalgamation of former political adversaries into one or two large political parties. The upcoming political party registration process and the enormous fees that will be asked of individuals, not to mention the requirement that an unrealistic number of signatures be obtained from registered voters, will eliminate the possibility of qualified Fiji citizens contesting the polls as independents. So, we are surely moving more towards governments formed out of coalitions and given the diversity in ethnicity - despite us all being called Fijians - the turmoil that political coalitions bring to the national table means Frank has ensured the door remains open for him to take centre stage whenever it suits him. As long as Frank pays his military subordinates well, he will continue to rule Fiji for as long as he has their support. Sadly, the only way to end his dominance will be by another coup - within the military itself - and as we've seen with Frank and with others before him - once one gets a taste of power, it becomes addictive, making it dangerous for anyone attempting to convince a dictator to relinquish his/her "addiction". What we need is a clear indication and general acceptance that the military should be subservient to the government of the day. And unfortunately, as JB surely knows, the i-Taukei psyche is and will always be - noqu vanua, noqu kalou. The fact that the country is being run into a quagmire by a military dicatator is neither here nor there for most i-Taukei - as long as they are not directly affected, they couldn't care less who runs the country. JB will have well earned his doctorate or whatever it is that he's pursuing if he were to give us some indication of how we might be able to get ourselves out of the predicament we are in and how the i-Taukei might be better schooled in economics and integration into what is the trend world-wide - globalisation with the realisation that we all want the same thing - for Fiji to progress without abandoning acknowledgement of the special status the i-Taukei have. And JB can discount any help from the business arena - they're flourishing under Frank's rule because he has to submitto their whims to ensure his dictatorship stays financially afloat.

Anonymous said...

Once the constitution is out and you dont like it (eg if no communal seats no Kai Viti should vote), immediately be ready with your voter registration cards, with a scissors and matches. We will announce a date and exact time to cut it & burn it on the street in front of your house. BE READY AND SPREAD THIS FOR OTHERS TO BE READY.

No Vote Movement (NVM).

Anonymous said...

There are so much writing from these former senior military officers, why don't they plan ways to topple the illegal regime . I thought they are expert in militant operations or are they only good when they are in the military and surrounded by their armed troops. All bunch of cowards. JB when u were in the military u acted like VB and lot. Remember the operation in the North in 2000?

Anonymous said...

Read my lips....NO ELECTIONS IN 2014!! Period...

Anonymous said...

I have mentioned it before, the solution is to get rid of the Fijian Army.
How?
Ask the arseholes who were supposed to activate RAMSI ie Australia and NZ.

-Valataka na Dina.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, where I wrote RAMSI above, I meant BIKETAWA.

The reason why I mention Australia and NZ is because they have the firepower to defeat the Fiji Army in combat.

However my own feeling is Peace must be offered first.

With a nutcase like Bainimarama running the show the only way not to have a shot fired is for the US Pacific Fleet to come down from Hawaii and give the Fiji Army a 24 hour warning to go home or else we will flatten Delainabua.
As part of ANZUS, the US can be called upon.

Take the country back from its hijackers and give it back to its rightful owners ie the people , to decide their own destiny.

-Valataka na Dina.

Abdul Prasad said...


Meo is at it again. He does not seem capable of understanding Baledrokadroka's article. He shoots off his big mouth that he looks forward to the election contest in 2014. He misses the concern that a one party (backed by the military)system which appears likely under the new Constitution is no way to democracy or fair election.

Anonymous said...

This is the same officer who has a lot of egos that he thought he was above everyone else in the Military during his time. Whatever he thinks goes because of his ego. Well I served with him in Lebanon where he was our Operation Officer. It was his selfish ego that killed few Fijian soldiers under his watch. Now he is telling the world that what he thinks should be taken seriously because of what he dreamt after a few bowls of grog with Ro Temumu. My advice to BALEDROKADROKA, take your selfish ego and shove it up in your SS. What goes around comes around and now you are tasting your own medicine in the hard way. If anything, teach yourself to be humble and also listen and listen to others because NO MAN IS AN ISLAND. Drau mataqali vata saraga kei RABUKA

Anonymous said...

Come on. The real danger is the Roko Tui Dreketi and Jone Baldrokadroka ever getting into positions of power. They should stay in Adelaide. It is the "City of Churches" after all and they can set up their Christian state there.

tattifala said...

Ok let me explain the situation in fiji. the gang who have a stranglehold on the country came to power ILLEGALLY through a military coup in 2006. They will do whatever it takes to maintain their strangle hold on power. Ideally, they would like to be recognised as a legitimate democratic government ( with all that that entails in terms of international trade and aid etc). Hence the present motion of going through the making of a new (UNNECESSARY)constitution for the country and holding an election in 2014 ( 8 years after taking power ILLEGALLY) just to show they have meet the requisite international demands for the return to constitutional parliamentary governance. The reality is that this gang in power will not be relinquishing their power even after a fictitious election is held. they will devise a way to hang on to power one way or another. the one party way might very well be one way. after all this regime is a great fan of the chinese way!

Anonymous said...

There is one huge problem with Frank and those opposing him : way too much egos and pride and zero humility. Conclusion: Both will not get us anywhere. Let's look elsewhere ,,,there are some out there.

Anonymous said...

I don't know the Australian Government has given protection visa to JB and former military officers who were part and parcel of VB's coup planners. These are people who should be chased from Australia. One should read JB's statement in the FMF Board of Inquiry Report into the events of 2000 to realise the true character of this person. Honesty - very much lacking.

Big head Frank has little bolos said...

Anon@11.47am The trouble with Anonymous people like you who love to come and blow shit on this page is that you zero humility. And if we're talking ego,there is none so guilty as Wank Bainimarama who thinks he has the answer for Fiji and Khaiyum who is filling his pockets while ignorants like you continue walking around Suva cross eyed.

tattifala said...

The new constitution of fiji ( I am not aware what it will be called) can it be aborogated in the future some time ?
aborogated, is that the right word? I mean when the constitution is torn up altogether. if something has happened in the past like the tearing up of the constitution there can be no guarantee that it can't happen in the future. is my understanding correct or correct!

SEMI MEO said...

@ Abdul Prasad of Nov 27…of course, you are at it again!!..lying to the rest of us that your Muslim father and Hindu mum are Citizens of Fiji and you really have a confused identity...


I fully understand Mr. Baledrokadroka’s drift…don’t you worry about that!


Yours truly may have spared in more local and national elections than your one vying for class captain..


Again we say….Captains will be standing against Captains, Col vs Col, and if our sources are correct, a possibility of Brigadier Vs Brigadier.


Hello…Military is more than the arsenal of guns and mortar…apart from being an institution, the military are people and the sectarian mix in church, vanua, family variants come into play…


Are you sure we’re talking about the same ‘Military politicisation” here or you’re worried about the girl guides!

Anonymous said...

The Ulukau Fiji Police at Work

Call for probe
Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A CIVIL servant of Lautoka has lodged a complaint with police seeking an investigation into why the apprehension of escapee Nacanieli Bakata on his farm in Vaivai caused the destruction of household items and farming equipment worth thousands of dollars.

Orisi Ravouvou, an employee of the Ministry of Pubic Works in Lautoka, claimed police officers involved in Bakata's recapture last Friday were overzealous. He said they destroyed and burnt household items, mattresses, crockery, farming implements and bedding for no reason.

"They questioned my son and I to find out if we knew Bakata and if we were harbouring him, which we both denied," he said.

"We did not know him and he must have just used our farm to hide from the police.

"We can't understand why they had to destroy all our household goods and farm tools after they caught Bakata.

"I want an explanation because I bought those things with my hard earned sweat."

Mr Ravouvou said unemployed youths in the area planted crops at the Vaivai farm to provide food for their families. He said no one was at the plantation when Bakata sought shelter there. "It keeps them occupied and also helps to maintain their agriculture skills. By destroying the beddings, household items and crockery, these youths will not be able to spend the weekends farming for food."

Police in Lautoka said they would not comment on the issue.


Did the Police learn this type of behaviour from the new Police Academy or are they just out of control too like the army?

Anonymous said...

JB and other former and current Fiji military officers will be taken to task...WHEN the dust settles.

They should now prepare themselves physically and mentally for that special day, and refrain from making public statements on any form of good governance since transparency which has been a critical element of good govervance requires that a good manager and leader needs has to display outstanding consistent performance records which reflects the totality of his excellent charecteristics.

In that regards, good governance which is an indeterminate term used in international development literature to describe how public institutions managers conduct public affairs and manage public resources in order to guarantee the realization of human rights.

Now JB and others (including the Roko Tui Dreketi)needs to subject themselves to the above definitions to concur whether:

(i) They have exemplified good governance in the process of decision-making and the process by which decisions are implemented (or not implemented)in their past public life?

(ii) They have displayed a steafast exceptional leadership qualities in corporate, international, national, local governance or to the interactions between other sectors of society in Fiji.

We need to remember that the concept of "good governance" often emerges as a model to compare ineffective economies or political bodies with viable economies and political bodies. Because the term good governance can be focused on any one form of governance, aid organizations and the authorities of developed countries often will focus the meaning of good governance to a set of requirement that conform to the organizations agenda, making "good governance" imply many different things in many different contexts.

In other words, it can not be assumed overnight, hence a model leader in society needs to have been trimmed for the such designations.

In his famous broadcast titiled "The Lights are Going Out"
to the US and to London on 16 October 1938, Winston Churchill asked: Can peace, goodwill, and confidence be built upon submission to wrong-doing backed by force?

I have also been following comments by those who frequent this medium, and abserved that there is too much emotions!! Come on guys..cut the crap...we are trying to help future and current policy makers build and revitalize a Fiji model which reflects good governance.




Get it right! said...

Nothing can beat the crimes of the unelected prime minister Wank Bainimarama. Don't waste our time distracting us with old details about Baledrokadroka the one's you should look at is Bainimarama and Khaiyum.

Anonymous said...

At Valataka na dina 10.47

Sa dina sara where are the Aus n Kiwi RAMSI team, create a new RAMFI and offer JB to lead the brigade....

tattifala said...

@ The Ulukau Fiji Police at Work.
the police gang destroyed the possessions and property of that farmer to impress their military handlers. they want to show them they too can be mean falas like the army gang. most of the police gang are school dropouts. no much upstairs. just like most army falas. just acting the toughie because the carry the gun.the have no respect for citizens or their rights.

Vutuki Meo said...

@Anonymous 4:57

Is treason "good governance"?

The beginning of "good governance" is to get rid of the treasonous dictator.
and that is what JB & Roko Tui Dreketi want.

I think you are lost in your own explanation.
You too mush mashipolo you forgot you talking about your bosh Bainipolo.

Keep The Faith said...

It is no secret that Aiyaz is the most despised man in Fiji while Bainimarama trails in at a close second. Collectively the Bhaiyums possess such a self-inflated view of themselves that they are deluded enough to think they are popular and deeply loved by the people. Naturally the rose-coloured glasses that the Bhaiyums don
daily, are tinted at a cost by the 'perception management' team of QORVIS, Grubby and Crazy plus the other parasitic sycophants enjoying the scenery on the gravy train.

All the submissions to Ghai’s illegal process acquiescing to treason jolted the Bhaiyum posse awake when their self-preservational ‘immunity’ non-negotiables were publicly and roundly opposed. In response, another illegal decree was rolled out shutting down public input into the DRAFT CONSTITUTION that treason-inducer Ghai (& Murray as lawyers) will "prepare" before they are bundled out (and it is as soon as the end of December so the whispers go).

The latest decree nullifies all ORAL SUBMISSIONS and they were those primarily delivered by mostly ethnic Kai Viti on the fly and unwritten. Those submissions were also very vocal on the issue of land.

That Ghai folded once again on the issue of Rt Joni Madraiwiwi is telling. All the expectations that his masters have decreed on him will be keenly watched. Will he submit further as he expects the citizens in this country to do by continuing the stage-managed event of good cop vs bad cop with the regime, or will he actually give a damn about the legacy he imposes on this nation? If he goes ahead and publishes all their financial details as he has been commanded to, we can then begin to get a better picture about his skin on the game.

Have a look at Ghai's interview with Crazy Welsh here: http://crosbiew.blogspot.com/2012/11/three-temporarily-unwise-men.html and in particular Ghai's quote in this paragraph:
"I [CW] raised the question of the legality of government and the Commission. "The fact is that there is a government in place. It's been governing the country for several years. Life goes on. We have to accept for better or worse that this is the situation [YG]."

That Ghai dared to disclose this despite a good number of people making public in their comments to the Commission that the 1997 Constitution was valid is most curious. Very recently even though the Commission had closed the door to the receipt of public submissions in October, they bend over backwards to wait for the FMF to get their act together in order to have their say. Do the FMF not possess calendars? Why do the drafters of the illegal & treasonous Constitution defer to the ethos of some animals being more equal than others?

And then as we all know the illegal and treasonous regime will put together yet another body of stooges called the Constituent Assembly that will pretend to act in your best interest and speak on your behalf in order to finalize the illegal and treasonous constitution.

That the elections are going to be rigged in the regimes favour is pretty clear to all and so the question should not be "what does Baledrokadroka suggest as a way out?", but "what can I do to make it harder for them to get there".

The 1997 Constitution lives. Despite the rhetoric that it is a non-negotiable, the regime posse continues to spend a good deal of effort, resources and energy on social conditioning to convince you otherwise. Let it be an effort in vain.

Anonymous said...

One man-Bai a Navy Officer, was able to unable the tough Fijian
Military and their tough as nail
military officers? A Navy boy, has
the smart and power of observation
to manipulate the military boys to
do exactly as he want them to do?
He managed to cross-over from the lowly navy small squadron with his coup idea,he outsmarted every single one of them Generals,colonels,majors,capitains,
liutenants etc, to help him pull
his own coup? How smart was that?Once in power, he began to discard
all the Military idiots, who were
put there-like Ului,Cakobau,Ganilau,Tuivanuavou,etc by
their Father? Once these blockheads
were out, the rest were easy to controls.Can you imagine, a Navy boy, was able to manuver the military to pull the coup on his behalf? He's still in power after
6 years and the dumb bastards, still
believes that he is a military man??
What else is next?Maybe a police coup?

Ganesh said...

The big question is not whether the military will continue to play a political role after the 2014 elections. That's a given, son.

The question is whether Fijians will ever have the pride to say enough is enough and to rid themselves of this monstrous traitor who seeks absolute dictatorial power for life.

Jone said...

Good comments here by The Oracle, Vutuki Meo, and Keep the Faith. Typical stupid nonsense from Semi Meo and the pedantic fool who tries to impress us but only shows how stupid s/he is @ Anonymous 4:57.

Nameless Cyber Bully said...

Semi Meo, is that your idea of a free and fair election -- treasonous military officers campaigning against other treasonous officers?

Also, if you really think Fiji will have free and fair elections in 2014, then why do you keep ducking my challenge to stand behind your talk? If Fiji has such elections, I'll agree to leave this "esteemed" blog. If it doesn't, you go.

If you're so confident of such elections, then what are you worried about?

Look, we all understand you want to use your toilet-cleaning expertise in Suva politics, and we're all for it, but a free and fair election under Bainimarama just ain't gonna happen. So, stop lying to us, Meo. Or if you really believe what you say, then stop running from me, and put up.

SEMI MEO said...

Oh...you again!..Nameless Cyber Bully said...


For the millionth time...waht is your challenge...email me semimeo@gmail.com...I'll send you to my Suva Lawyer to draw up the papers..


..otherwise...as you spewed..."then stop running from me, and put up"

Boy!...indeed, I am expert in cleaning toilets now you know!....mmmm...sorry...was that your mouth...opps...sorry!

Anonymous said...

lol.....such a fun to read comments on this blog.

bainimagana levu said...

Murray McCully the nz foreign affairs minister is nothing more than a brown nosing sisi. mccully got taken for a ride by Fiji because he didnt have the balls - at the last rugby world cup mccully was so gullible and believed the Fiji soldier had resigned from the RFMF so he was allowed to inter NZ and play, but the soldier went straight back into the RFMF afterwards. McCully is stupid enough to believe bainimagana's rhetoric - they are good drinking buddies! mccully prefers to point fingers at everyone telling them to do something while he cowers in his cushy job and not have to be the leader that his foreign affairs role demands. what mccully has actually done is endanger nz exports to Fiji in the long run - so now mccully has to ensure his good friend frank voreqe bainimagana lives for ever! mccully is too short sighted and easily fooled!

Aiyaz Khaiyum said...

Yeah Semi, stop beating around the bush.
We are sick of you avoiding the question.
Answer the question NCB has for you.
Put your money where your mouth is.
Put up or shut up.

AIMLESS INSIGNIFICANT said...


JB you had your chance to talk here, you had no balls......now you wanna do big issues talk !! You just don't get it .... in Fiji we talk bread and butter or tapioca and waidroka issues....it's a fight to survive the hard times, not wanna be political big talk you dishing out there. Come here and talk and stand up and be counted

SEMI MEO said...

Fiji’s redemption is near...we the 99.99% Fiji Citizen shall over come...

However, we have no control over the few nameless and faceless cyber thugs who sneak in and out of this highly esteemed column...poo, spew and leave..but we really pity not them, but their respective partners and lovely children who come running up for a hug and kiss..if...if they only knew that they are hugging a coward whose same lips they kiss curses…


....only if these cyber cowards relatives knew that the detrimental effect of their partner, mom and dad’s profane languages and curses in this column will surely one day..even as early as today hit them...purely, because their cowardly partner, dad or mum have wilfully rendered the whole family vulnerable to the very curse and profanity they spew…oh , my God!!...even if the rest of us wills…no way could we reverse the curse…for only these cyber cowards have the key!


..where were we…oh…yes…we the brave 99.99% Fiji Citizen..let’s keep focusing on the 2014 election!...oh by the way…the only purest of elections was done by Jesus himself with he elected his 12 Cabinet members…all else through the generation are in some way or the other tainted..


Who’s looking for a fair election?…any one??...then euthanize and gone yonder for your dream election!.


..no…no…God forbid…kid still need a mum or dad..or may be us the 99.99% could do a better job being a hubby or parent with out the profanity, curses and cowardice…

Anonymous said...

Now semi is resorting to cut and paste...hang on, his grandson must be doing it for him lol

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo, do you even know the meaning of he word 'euthanize'? You're the only one still looking for a fair election in 2014. So I guess you'll need to euthanize yourself and your silly comments. Go ahead, put us out of our miseries.

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo, it's been how many weeks now, and you STILL haven't accepted NCB's challenge?!

If you really believe Fiji will have free and fair elections in 2014, then what is stopping you from accepting NCB's challenge? If you don't believe they'll be free and fair, then why are you saying that we should be patient and wait for the elections?

SEMI MEO said...

@Coward of December 10, 2012 3:15 PM...bau ma veka vata kei NCB