#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: 2012-12-09

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Extent of surveillance on Fiji citizens revealed

Coupfourpointfive reveals for the first time tonight the names of individuals in Fiji who are under constant police and military surveillance. 

More than 80 indiviuals, referred in the Fiji Police Force reports as 'subjects', are on the list of people the Bainimarama government insist be constantly monitored.

The information we've obtained shows surveillance from January 2012 to August 2012. Our sources confirm the surveillance of these individuals continues.

The report is compiled by the National Intelligence Bureau of the Fiji Police Force and is forwarded to the commissioner of police, the illegal president, the illegal prime minister and the illegal defence  minister.

Interestingly, the first lady, Adi Koila Nailatikau, is also on the list - along with Nezbat Hazelman, a regime supporter and the current executive officer of Fiji Employers Federation.

Some details are so to the point that it's likely police and intelligence officers may have infiltrated certain political parties or have informants in these entities.

It is also a known fact the Fiji Police Forces' Intelligence Division pays money to obtain information.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Another PR exercise by the Fiji regime?

The big lie: law and justice in a progressive Fiji - everything points to the opposite.

You can throw your name in the ring but don't bother if you have history with the regime or don't agree with the coup makers getting immunity.

The regime has called for what it describes as 'expressions of interests' for the Constituent Assembly, the body that is destined to have the final say on a new Constitution.

In a statement today, it called for individuals and organisations who would like to become members of the Constituent Assembly.

But just as quickly, it revealed that it still intends to keep a tight rein on the final shape of the Constitution it is creating  to replace the one it abrogated in 2009.

In its statement it says people must be 'a citizen of Fiji; be a person of experience in public affairs; and must have utmost honesty and integrity in every respect.'

It ruled out anyone who has been “declared to be of unsound mind; is convicted of an offence of dishonesty or an offence carrying a maximum penalty of six months in prison; or has been removed from public office for misconduct”.

And it made it clear the Assembly will follow the regime's 'non-negotiable principles and values such as the removal of ethnic voting, a common and equal citizenry and a secular state.'

Furthermore, Assembly members will have to 'incorporate  appropriate provision for immunity, as set out in the Decree.'

The Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pio Tikoduadua, is also pushing the regime's cause urging all 'Fijians capable of meeting the criteria to consider taking part in the process.'

“We want as many qualified people and organisations as possible to join this very important step in implementing true parliamentary democracy in Fiji."

Speculation has been rife about who Bainimarama will appoint to the Assembly. Members of the Constitution Commission, led by Professor Yash Ghai, were handpicked and were generally considered sympathetic to the regime.

Calling for expressions of interests is a bid to appear inclusive and transparent but ultimately the unelected government is forging ahead with a Constitution it has largely steered. The Assembly will no doubt be charged with keeping things the way the regime wants it.

A draft copy of the Commission draft has surfaced and we include here, courtesty of Sai Lealea's blog. We welcome blogger's analysis and comments.

Fiji's Constitution: A Consultation Document