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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Draft Constitution drama: was Ghai set up?

Critical information today on the chain of events leading up to Fiji police seizing 599 copies of the draft Constitution from  Bluebird Printery.

Information obtained by Coupfourpointfive confirms the Constitution Commission requested 600 copies be printed.

Ghai: Called by printers after police arrived.
But the same information shows it was authorised by the regime to make copies besides the one originally agreed to for the illegal president, Epeli Nailatikau.

The information comes as the country's unelected prime minister, Frank Bainimarama, prepares to make a major announcement regarding the Constitution process at 6 o'clock tonight on FBC News and radio stations.

It also comes as the regime continues its campaign to discredit Constitution chairman, Yash Ghai. 

Reliable information obtained by Coupfourpointfive shows the Commission had sent the draft by email to the printers on Thursday December 20 at 11am to be printed.

Printing had actually commenced given the Commission had sent Bluebird Printers a camera ready shot. 

 
However, it was called and told that same afternoon at approximately 3 o'clock that printing should stop and the proposed Constituent Assembly would do it.

With printing already underway and cost incurred, it was agreed Bluebird Printery would continue to print but the drafts would be taken elsewhere for storage to be later distributed to the Constituent Assembly.

Police, however, then call on Friday asking the Commission if they would like to take more copies to Nailatikau, apart from the one they had been approved to originally print.

The same police had the day before surrounded the Bluebird Printery and tried to shut the press down based on  information they were given - that the draft had been leaked and printers were printing it.

A Commission member was forced to go and explain to the police it had been authorised by the regime to make extra copies.

On Saturday December the 21st, following a breakfast meeting with Nailatikau, key members of the Commission get a call from the printers saying they would like them to witness the handover of the draft to Police.

Yash Ghai and two others go to Grantham Road to witness the handover between Bluebird and police: 599 copies of the draft were loaded and taken away by police.

But not before the commotion as detailed by Ghai earlier, including the burning of the printer's draft, took place.

Question: Was it a case of miscommunication or a deliberate set up?

43 comments:

Sub white Toilet Cleaner 99.9% said...

Someone says this. Another person says that. etc
At the end of the day there was no need to burnm the stuff after shredding it.
Nothing but INTIMIDATION and a whole lotta lying by the Fiji Army.

Anonymous said...

Trues up but people should know the conspiracy at play. They blaming Ghai and Commission for something they didn't do and hiding something. What is it? Or they creating drama ... furor to cover up what they doing with CA.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Why didn't they just stop the printing altogether. Because no decree gave them such power. So took advantage and kept the copies, yet trying to discredit Ghai.

Good job Ghai. People of Fiji forever grateful no matter what happens in Assembly.

Anonymous said...

What will he say at 6pm today.
PROCESS ABORTED because of Ghai. Must blame someone!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So the printed copies were handed to police. So where did the burning story come from? Too much rumour mongering! So they didn't burn the printed copies after all. Wailed sivia na Kas kabre.

Anonymous said...

Fiji is going to the Dogs!! Whats Shame.

tattifala said...

Fiji : No Dog Control! Mongrels everywhere. In the president's office, prime minister's office, attorney-general's office, chief justice's office, pol com's office, fiji sun office, prison chief's office ...
Country taken over by mongrel kulis !!

SEMI MEO said...

IF ONLY VA KNEW I WAS SCREWING THE NEIGHBOR NEXT DOOR. BUT SHE DOESNT SO THATS OK.

IT IS OK JUST AS BAINIMARAMA IS SCREWING FIJI OVER AS LONG AS HE HAS HIS GUNS AND DUMB FOOT SOLDIERS LIKE ME.

SEMI MEO said...

but is Va loyal to me? or is her former lover back in town?

Tobo said...
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SEMI MEO said...

I HAVE BIGGER ISSUES THAN BAINIMAGANA.

Anonymous said...

These dogs will one day end up at the Naboro kennel where they will remain for a long time

oi le said...

Tu na tatti

Anonymous said...

ONE WORD TO EXPLAIN THE BASTARDS .LIARS LIARS LIARS.
WE WILL NOT GET ANY GOOD NEWS FROM THIS REGIME.
PRESIDENT AND MINISTERS ALL LIARS. .

Anonymous said...

REGIME WILL ONLY GIVE UP WHEN NO MONEY IS LEFT IN GOVT COFFERS.
THEY ARE RIPPING TAX PAYERS MONEY .
NO ACCOUNTS /REPORTS FROM AG OFFICE.
WHAT A SHAME .FIJI GONES TO DOGGY.

Anonymous said...

Machinations all round with the end purpose to achieve their version of utopia and opportunities for themselves.

SEMI MEO said...

...mmmmm......so a few cowards have stooped so low...oh..well, you reap what you sow!..the only thing the rest of us could do is pray for they know not what they do!...of course, I am the real SEMI MEO and ahve forgive them!...even before they write!!

The question is: weather these fellow Fijians ( and may be friends )will ever be able to forgive themselves??..tough ask, that!

Look guys..I’ve being in political rigmarole frontline since a I was 22 years old National candidate in 1982…these slurs above are child play…

Be warned though, I am as young as ever!!...in fact, young enough to be declared yours truly have a heart of a 27 year old in my last medic review month!!

Neitou I bole mai batinitoba..”dina ga sa qase ia, wananavu tuga”…gore!

Wele tiko o Rear Admiral mai keda wale na so na I samu ni dawa!

Tonight, the rear admiral may annouce that "stuff the constituion"..let's be like UK, NZ and Israel who're counstries with no constituion, but pieces of Laws to govern...and these three contries are model for best Westminster type Gov-UK, most righteous country on earth-NZ, brilliant defence/Agri-Israel..and they still all have elctions!!

jumbo said...

semi,

you sound like you're sleeping with frank instead of your neighbor.

oi lei. qase ga sa sona..

Anonymous said...

Oi Semeow... your tummy doesn't look 27...more like 62. Go for a walk, it will clear your head.

Anonymous said...

this lot are up to something....

Anonymous said...

Just watched the unelected President and PM preach about elected leaders and NOW they will come up with their own draft for the CA to deliberate on!!!

They refered to the 'Ghai Draft' as unfortunate and self serving!!!! And for laughs, will distribute the 599 copies and encouragd access to the Ghai Draft for review to the public ..BUT the CA will deliberate on the NEW DRAFT!!!!

LET THE CIRCUS CONTINUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

@ anon 6:26pm

I thought I was not hearing it right but you've just confirmed it for me. I heard Voreqe say that the 'new' Draft will be deliberated by the Constituent Assembly and that the 599 copies will be delivered to them for their consideration. Ae! Why would they need Ghai's drafts if they have a 'new' Draft or are they just trying to assuage the discussions going on on the blogsites LOL

Anonymous said...

they are trying to discredit ghai so they can dump the draft and bring their own in!

SEMI MEO said...

Jumbo..January 10, 2013 6:05 PM..vinaka...ia, na ka ga da kaya, e oso tu e lomada!...sa qai matata tiko mai na mataqali tamata era wavoki voli ena saula ni lagi qo ie!

Unfit coward January 10, 2013 6:12 PM...62 years old i keri!!

...o vela..lai saravi sare na kete!

Vinaka C4.5 na gumatua ni veibulagoci tiko!

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo can't walk, he uses a walking frame. He said he was a candidate in 1982...that was 30 years ago semi, you're too old and frailed, give up the dream because when you wake up you'll still have the walking frame beside your bed. As for the 599 copies of the new draft, I thought there's only one draft, and that's the one that Prof Ghai and the team prepared. So if this 'new' draft is true, then that explains why they stopped the printing of the original draft. Did you get that semi Meo?

Anonymous said...

@ anon 6:38pm

Sounds about right! And its just laughable that Tikoitoga had already set the tone for the announcement this evening by saying that the Reeves Commission's Draft had also been amended by Parliament before it was given assented too by the then President.

I wonder if the citizens of Australia and NZ know that their hard-earned cash was used to fund a farcical Constitutional process which ended with the chairman being publicly condemned by the very administration which appointed him and a totally new Draft Constitution being presented and assented too by the Constituent Assembly appointed by the man of the moment!

Anonymous said...

He says that the 599 wil be given to the public toreview and then sneakin in 'but the CA will deliberate the NEW DRAFT' .... then why the hell are we reviewing something irrelevant!!!!!! SHOCKINGLY STUPID STUPID OFF BLOCKHEAD LEADERS...BOTH OF THEM!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What the government really thinks about the people of Fiji is reflected in that the 599 copies will be given to the people to review and acquaint themselves with whilst the Constituent Assembly deliberate on a totally different Draft which is really the creation of the military think-tank.

That's really telling the people they supposedly rule over that they are stupid, degenerates and incapable of deciding what they need or want.

Anonymous said...

CC WAS WASTE OF TIME ACCORDING TO BAI.
.POOR GHAI DID HIS BEST NOW BEEN DISCREDIT BY REGIME IDIOTS.
PROF GHAI WE SALUTE YOU SIR.WE HAVE GREAT RESPECT OF YOU SIR.
WE KNOW THE LIARS.

Anonymous said...

AUSS/NZ /EU/UK/UN/USA NOW WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY .
WHO YOU WILL TRUST PROF GHAI OR LIAR BAI.

Enuf is enuf said...

C4.5 I think you know the answer to your question - this was a mother of ruse to allow their own draft a chance at life. Abortionists!!

Anonymous said...

I think he was taking the piss when he said people could read the draft via the 599 copies printed by Ghai. He's saying that knowing they were going to do Ghai and the Commission over

Priscilla Queen of the Desert said...

Truths in the Graham Davis story about Ghai and his 'saviour' motives (and why so wrong???) but also in this one. Police running interference for treasonous govt so Frank Wank and Pious Aiyaz could rubbish the work of the Commission and bring their draft in.

Anonymous said...

Like I said regime destroyed it so they can come up with their own version. Nobody will know the difference!

Anonymous said...

C4.5 should up load the CC submission from CC website .now.

Keep The Faith said...

At this stage with so many undercurrents at play it doesn't really matter who did who over. We should in fact expect it.

What will count is The Will Of The People upholding truth, honour, The Rule of Law and Constitutionality - and never letting go.

These are high stakes games people - they are literally fighting for their lives and we must be steadfast and consistent come what may.

Anonymous said...

Come on everybody get your signature on the pettition to the President, refer to Fijileaks. This blockheads have twisted everything around, we are not dumb, we know what they are doing.They are bringing in their own copy of the costituion drafed in 2010.They are hanging on for their lives.Let us keep on fighting for the TRUTH.

Anonymous said...

Come on everybody get your signature on the pettition to the President, refer to Fijileaks. This blockheads have twisted everything around, we are not dumb, we know what they are doing.They are bringing in their own copy of the costituion drafed in 2010.They are hanging on for their lives.Let us keep on fighting for the TRUTH.

Steadfast said...

Hear! Hear! @ KTF

Anonymous said...

Poor Ghai...pilloried and doubted by bloggers and shafted by the regime. Knighthood please.

tattifala said...

petition to the President?
he is just another rogue in the illegal regime. what good can one expect from him? the parasite president has all the privileges he never even dreamed of as a landed aristocrat. why would he cut the branch he is sitting on? why would he want to disturb the status quo?
a petition to the UNLAWFUL president is a waste of time.

Anonymous said...

In light of what has happened with them dumping Ghai's work this internationally rated expert was definitely maligned and wronged.

The two saddest words "if only.."

Anonymous said...

Majority are behind you Frank . Fiji is really indebted to your hard work and foresight . We salute your soldiers for their valuable contribution in during and after the cyclone . If the USA takes 15 years to put together a constitution then why can't we . Let's be patient and the IIG do it's work .