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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Regime axes Fiji's provincial chairs

Fiji's provincial chairs have been issued with termination letters.


All 14 of the provinces were given their letters yesterday; some are meeting today to see what they can do about it.

One province in particular is preparing to fight the decision.  

The termination of the chairs follows a recent directive by Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum for Yasana Holdings Ltd to be taken over by Fijian Holdings Group Limited.

The 14 provincial councils and the Rotuman Council held  62.24 per cent of the shares in Yasana, the rest belonged to the iTaukei Affairs Board.


Bainimarama has been trying to strip chiefs of their power and traditional authority for some time.



He last year disestablished the Bose Levu Vakaturaga despite an outcry, and is now trying to shut down Fiji's traditional governance structure completely.  

His aim? To secure his longterm future via the presidency.

There is no justification for the terminations but the regime is known for manufacturing 'plausible' excuses.

The one Bainimarama has been falling back on lately is the well-worn claim people have agendas and are trying to destroy his good work of the past six years.

The coup leader has a particular fear of chiefs with political nous, chiefs who have the credentials to straddle both worlds and, worse, who have a huge following.

To him, they inconveniently wear two hats when it suits them - that of chief and that of politician. 

These are the leaders Bainimarama is trying to eliminate, which suggests he may be due to indicate the future of his biggest rival, SDL.

69 comments:

Nadera Boy said...

That's exactly what Bainimarama is doing chopping the tree that feeds the people of fiji,by doing this, he will not have anyone to question his leadership through this Provinicial links...so what is going to happen to people that works through this institution??? make them to re-sign & send them home?? what he is really scared off??


We call on Australia and New Zealand to abandon rapprochement towards the Fiji regime. The regime is duping them in saying that it has any sincere desire to return to true democracy. (It asserts that that step is being fulfilled by preparation of a new Constitution and preparations for elections in 2014.)

The present rapprochement process began just after the middle of last year, at whose inspiration it is not known, although the New Zealand Foreign Minister appears to be at least proximately the chief suspect, but of course he may have been galvanised by other powers. It followed the alleged expose by the New Zealand authorities of an asserted assassination plot, which expose led to the Army controlled Fiji media praising New Zealand for guarding the back of the alleged Fiji Prime Minister. (The New Zealand authorities have, however never provided any evidence for their allegation of there being ‘convincing proof’ of such a conspiracy).

Within a week or so of the expose the New Zealand Foreign Minister was in Fiji and the process of cosying up to an alleged transition to democracy was well under way, ignoring all the lies, deceit and persistent oppression of the past.

What has been happening since the beginning of this rapprochement process?

The Army remains in full control;
Australian and New Zealand taxpayers have contributed substantially to the alleged process for return to democracy;
The draft Constitution prepared by a world recognised expert has been burnt on the orders of the alleged Attorney General (Australian and New Zealand taxpayers contributed to the costs of the preparation of this draft);
The regime has (via the alleged Attorney General) purported to enact a Decree (illegal as are all Decrees of the regime) inhibiting and putting excessive restrictions upon the registration of political parties, including placing such registration in the hands of a person who like all other public personages in Fiji is totally under Army control, and illegally expropriating the assets of any party not complying with its draconian provisions;
The vast majority of existing political parties have been wiped off the face of the map by non compliance with the said Decree;
Draconian Decrees restricting unions which have been subject of complaint and proceedings by the International Labour Organisation have not been amended;
The leader of the party which achieved the highest number of votes in the last democratic election continues to languish in jail.



Any person who ignores these Signs of the Times can only call himself or herself a monkey who can see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.

As we and many others have pointed out before, the current alleged Prime Minister and Attorney General have no more credibility (and probably far less) than used car salesmen. Their word means nothing.

Any ‘election’ held under Army rule will be a farce and the Army is not letting go - it would not be an election.

rajend naidu said...

editor,
Responding to my question on whether anyone will be held accountable for the massive loss of lives and destruction caused by the Iraqi war of invasion (FT 20/3)Frank Ryan tells us that nobody will be held accountable because the war was a product of "faulty intelligence" (Fiji times 21/3).
Was it? Or, was it a war based on fabricated intelligence? There is clearly a critical difference. My dictionary tells me to fabricate means "to invent false information in order to trick people" and gives as example of usage the following:"The evidence was totally fabricated".
Many critics of the war have contended that's precisely what happened when false information regarding WMD was presented as fact to justify the war of invasion.
If the critics are right - and I think they are - then some people must be held accountable for human slaughter in that war.
Accountability remember is at the heart of democracy.
It must not be applied selectively.
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney
(Ps: people who follow Fiji politics especially the politics being played out by the Bainimarama regime would be very familiar with what fabrication means!

Anonymous said...

Looks like Opetaia Ravai read the blog in C4.% this week and start his own investigation on who leaked out the story in here and sacked them..what a BOCI!!


WAF staff sent home

Nasik Swami
Thursday, March 21, 2013

THE Water Authority of Fiji has suspended eight employees pending investigations on allegations of malpractices.

WAF chief executive officer Opetaia Ravai confirmed this yesterday saying those suspended were being investigated on allegations of abuse of office and extra- marital affairs.

"They have been investigated for certain alleged malpractices. I would not go into details, it is our internal disciplinary process when people are suspected or alleged to have done certain wrongs," Mr Ravai said.

"We suspended them to conduct investigations and we give them natural justice to be heard in our tribunal."

He said those suspended included junior and senior management officers.

"It is just abuse of office and nothing to do with fraud or financial malpractice. It is really behavioural and we want to be seen or projected as a very ethical and moral organisation and if people want to do things against those values, we will not stand by it," he said responding to questions from this newspaper.

"It is nothing to do with nepotism. We have ethics and values and if people want to break (it), they will be taken to task," he said.

Mr Ravai said the authority was investigating those allegations to ascertain the facts.

The Oracle said...

Bainimarama will be on national TV TONIGHT (6.00pm). And he's address will be on the completion of the draft Constitution which could well include the complete scrapping of the GCC and the provincial councils. He's been allowed to get away with everything he's done so far. And he'll probably get away with tonight's announcement also with almost no fuss.

Paula said...

@oracle
Fully agree. It is really amazing that a well oiled propaganda machine allows this moron to get away with anything and everything. Where is the dignity of the Fijian people? Where are the military officers with the guts to end this nightmare? And why is the UN, the EU, Australia and NZ standing by and applauding?

Anonymous said...

we hear this or that university overseas has made a break-through in medical or scientific research.
we have not heard anything about USP until now - for hosting a Melanesian celebration! that's really an earth shattering achievement for our university! I am sure the VC and the Deputy and all the other regime cronies at USP would be very proud of this achievement.

Anonymous said...

I heard from some of this provincial offices that this government is going to take over all native land converting them to state land.

Vutulaki Sanaila said...

Another of Aiyarsehole's plans to demolish the iTaukei. Bainimagasika is too dumb to realise what this arsehole is doing.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 3.16PM

Then that will be the end of Bainimarama Govt if he start touching Native Land!!

Mahendra Chaudry did that when he won that election with FNFP and look what happen..coup since then because of the selfishness of teh ppl leading the govt since independece day 1970.

there will be blood shed involve but will be for fiji generation to the future. That's when we will see peacekeeping force established in fiji for the first time..their will be 2 sides BAI & His army of vutusonas and Fiji Freedom Fighters.. who is going to win that fight??? Fiji Freedom Fighters..

Anonymous said...

sa baci dua na major annoucement nei Voreqe na cicilevu ena yakavi e dai

Sa da baci mai lasutaki

Voreqe, kerekere, taura ga na tiki ni pepa ni announcement qori, lai taqari kina e valenivo...

Anonymous said...

@ Vutuki Sanaila 3:30pm
Sa mawa mai gusumu ena vosavosa ca taki rau tiko nai lala qori!!!!
Is that the best you can do? Sa ka levu na nomu vuku ena nomu wilika rawa tiko na vei move taucoko e rau cakava tiko...oti, cava sara?
Soresore levu..me caka e dua na ka.
Ei lala qo tata vali boto..lem moli tavu!!

Anonymous said...

Why is this Opetaia Ravai CEO WAF victimising staff? One crime is extra marital affair. What about the hundreds of sotias such as Mosese Tikoisona and Qiliho having extra m affairs?? Some soldiers got sacked and some werent cause they close to Bainisona,,,,double standards as usual.
As for CEO WAF, this arsehole was a Fiji 7s team Manager and he got sacked from FRU for drunkedness, partying in his room with girls, undermining the respect of the fiji 7s team and having a full on affair with a bhaini. He left his wife and kids and took off with bhaini. What a coward and low life posing as a leader and now engaging in corruption in WAF. Same as the low lifes running the Fiji govt now!!!

Anonymous said...

anon 3.51pm
sa rauta mada na kana loto butako ra sona levu!

Anonymous said...

ravai
vakacacani iko na promotion via tabetabe,,,,sivia na yalowai......too much money being spent on misleading the people ie public relations dou vicai kei voreqe kei kaiyum luveni dosi

Anonymous said...

govt and the partners mostly kai jaina and kai idia business partners have used up all state lands,,,,now they will try to access foreshores not accessible (eg Rewa delta) to lease out!! next they will take over native lands. Today fiji village they plan to build massive jetty in nausori to tour rewa river areas ,,,,,,another step in taking over qoliqoli areas near suva...
wake up kai vitis ,,,,kei rewas or soon u have zero!!!

Anonymous said...

Nobody from USP will get a Nobel Prize for anything.But there are many at USP including the VC and his deputy who should get an award for cooperating with the Fiji military dictatorship.that would be such a high honor!

Get Up Stand Up said...

Over the Hills and Far Away.

Throwing stones at the embassy,
policeman come and arrested me,
Paper at the university,
said I was a hero,

And the wise old judge that I went before,
wouldn't believe what I did it for,
Said this is no way to stop the war,
But, how the hell would he know?

Kamlesh Kumar said...

Where were the chiefs in 1987 and 2000. Good on you Bainimarama for destabilising the great of thief's. Well done.

Anonymous said...

ISA SA VOLITAKI O VITI, NOQU VITI LOMANI, KEMUNI NA TURAGA KEI NA MARAMA, CAURAVOU KEI NA GONEYALEWA, KAI VITI DINA, ESA QAI VAKARAU QO ME CAWADRU VAKADUA MAI LIGADA NA NODA VANUA LOMANI.

AU SE SEGA NI RAICA EDUA NA CAKACAKA DUKA E VAKAYACORI TIKO E MATADA KA DA QAI VAKALAIVA TIKOGA ME YACO TIKO.

SA KAUTANI NA BOSE VAKATURAGA, QAI TAU TALE TU NA VOSA NI VEIBECI, MERA LAI GUNU HOMEBREW ENA RUKU NI VEIMAQO NA NODA TURAGA NI VANUA, SA KAU LAIVI NAI VAKANANUMI KEI RATU SUKUNA, EDA SA QAI VESU MONA TAKI TU YANI ENA VEIKA E CACA WALE ME DA VAKABAUTA TU KINA NI OQO EDUA NA MATANITU VINAKA.

ERA SA VAKAMATABOKOTAKI O IRA GA NA LUVEDA KA RA SOTIA KEI NA OVISA, ME RAWARAWA TU NI RA VAKAMURIA NA CAVA GA E TUKUNA O KAIYUM.

E CAVA ESA NA BACI TUKUNI EDAI? NAI TUKUTUKU EDAI ENA VAKARAUTAKA O KAIYUM, QAI BACI WILIWILI GA O BAVULU.

ROGOCA QO BAINIMARAMA, DRAU VEICAI KEI TAMAMU, E SEGA NI VAKAVULICI IKO, O IKO O RAIRAI TAMA KAI IDIA. LUVE NI KAWA CA.

Anonymous said...

@ Kamlesh Kumar
where were all the good men of the Fiji army in 1987 and 2000?
and where were you?

Anonymous said...

IT IS TIME TO BRING BACK OUR COUNTRY INTO OUR OWN HANDS. COMEON FIJI.... LET US RISE RISE RISE ABOVE THIS DEVIL AND CONQUER THE BASTARD

Anonymous said...

When Rabuka "kuli" carried out the coup the chiefs openly supported the takeover. One of them even said " Rabuka's name should be gold plated in every Fijian home. When George Speight did the coup in 2000 again the chiefs supported the takeover. They could do nothing to the ordinary people to stop the violence, looting, burning etc. Why aren't they supporting the Bainimarama coup? As the saying goes "what goes around, comes around." There is justice in the realm of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

anon 6.36pm
i suppose murder and rebellion is also in the realm of the Lord you dumb aresehole???

Anonymous said...

Innocent people were also beaten and tortured in army camps and roadblock sites during the 1987 takeover whilst death and beatings of innocent people took place in the 2000 takeover.

Anonymous said...

BREAKING NEWS

Constituent Assembly has now been scrapped. Just announced by the illegal PM.

Anonymous said...

NO CA THERE WE GO.
ALL PARTY THAT DE REGISTER GONE .
WHY DID YOU FOLLOW KHAIYUM DECREE ?
FRANK WILL RULE FIJI FOREVER NOW .KEEP SITTING DOWN HOME FOR LAST 7 YEARS.SLEEP.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 6.36 PM
Begin at the beginning . If the Fiji military did not support the illegal overthrow of a democratically elected government would the Rabuka coup have taken place?
Not only the chiefs but many others supported the Rabuka coup. Some of the key players in that coup are now in Bainimarama's "government". why you not talking about that? If Bainimarama's coup is qualitatively different from the earlier coups - and not just another power grabbing coup, which is what the earlier coups were - what are these Rabuka backers doing in Bainimarama's Government? How does that make him different? Where was Bainimarama in 1987 Did he oppose the racist Rabuka coup? What was Bainimarama's real role in the 2000 coup? Recall the army's pathetic unprofessional response at the beginning of that coup? where did the Speight gangs guns come from? Not from the Chiefs? They came from our professional army which has had overseas training and deployments. But how did they conduct themselves? When did the real coup of May 2000 take place - on 19 May or on 29 May? what happened on 29 May, 2000? Don't give us that bullshit about the army saving the country. The army is responsible for screwing the country.

Anonymous said...

FRANK AND QUEEN KHAIYUM LATIFA WILL RULE FIJI.
FORGET ABOUT THE ELECTION. ALL LIES COMING OUT FROM DAY ONE TILL THE END OF THIS REGIME.
WE LOST HOPE ALREADY .NO MORE DEMOCRACY BUT PURE DICTATORSHIP.LIES MORE LIES.

Anonymous said...

@ Rajend...whats with all this comparisions with overseas examples. Sure there are similarities but just focus on Fiji if you can. s

Anonymous said...

Fiji will never have Democracy now.

kamlesh kumar said...

In 1987 and 2000 majority Fiji Indians silently cried in their hearts. They didn't have any where to go to for help because every thing was politicised and against them. In our own country we were treated as foreigners'. Racist remarks were made at us and we were laughed at. Many of us left our homeland traumatised,broken and in tears. Families were separated overnight. Lots of tears were shed at the Nadi airport. Homes were broken in and stoned. Things were vandalised, burnt, and stolen. The young Indian children in Vunidawa and Tailevu had sleepless nights and hid under the beds. While
Rajesh's chiefs and his talatala celebrated at the parliament house with the hooligans. Now karma has caught up them and they are crying like pack of wolves. Reap what you sow and don't blame Fiji Indians for the mess.

Anonymous said...

kamlesh pakala
bro ,,,,the anger right now is increasing and the explosion this time will be worse,,,,,

Baddu said...

The draft Constituion proposes a single house in Parliament which is represented by members elected by the people.

In an address to the nation tonight, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama highlighted some key components of the draft document.

“The size of the parliament shall be 45 with a four year term. The idea is to attract good quality and honest parliamentarians who will be paid according and who won’t be corrupt."

Fiji will be a secular state which allows all Fijians to practice their own faiths.

Bainimarama said the draft Constitution has rights to housing and sanitation, reasonable access to transport, adequate food and water.

There is also a special place for persons with disabilities and children in the draft Constitution as they have been given specific rights.

Bainimarama said for the first time in Fiji’s history, it gives Fijians the right to change the constitution once implemented via a referendum.

In other proposed changes, the President will be appointed by Parliament. The preamble states that the people of Fiji are all Fijians united by common law and equal citizenry.

Baddu said...

The government has announced some changes to the constitutional process.
There will not be a Constituent Assembly.

Instead Fijians will be the new Constituent Assembly and they will have the opportunity to give their feedback on the draft Constitution.*

In an address to the nation a little while ago, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama said the draft Constitution is ready.

Members of the public can give their feedback until April 5th.

“Next week we will also hold a number of community forums at which members of the public and representatives of organisations can attend to ask Government’s legal team questions on any aspect f the draft Constitution. Notices of these meetings will be published over the weekend."

Bainimarama will hold talk back sessions on FBC stations in all three languages next week to answer any questions and listen to the views of the people.

He said following consultations and feedback the Government will finalize the Constitution to have it ready for implementation no later than the 12th of next month.

Julab Dean said...

Anon 8.09, this time if you do any thing silly in Fiji you will be shot by your people-the Fijian army. So control your anger.

Anonymous said...

anon 8.19pm
you lamusons now bro?
not my anger but the wider kai viti population as the CA is now another lie and deception in addition to the other thousands of lies and deception,,,,i can feel the anger building and the dangerous part is that soldiers with the camp and planning a move against frank very soon,,,,,
GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN JULAB DEAN THIS TIME IT WILL BE WORSE MARK MY WORDS

all too obvious said...

so shut down the kepa's of fiji so they don't rally the people against bai who'll have a free run to a snap election or to install himself as president.

Anonymous said...

SA TUKUNI VAKAVICA NI MATANITU NI TEVORO QO O VOREQE NA LUVEI SETANI NI SEGA NI VAKABAUTA TIKO,,,,RAICA NA KA SA YACO KA VAKARAU YACO,,,,,

Komai said...

Draft constitution goes out to the people
Publish date/time: 21/03/2013 [19:05]



There will be no more Constituent Assembly and the government has now decided to take the draft constitution straight to the people of the country for their views.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama while addressing the nation this evening announced that people of Fiji will act as the constituent assembly.

Commodore Bainimarama said the draft constitution is ready and people will have till April 5th to give their feedback.

There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen.

Commodore Bainimarama said the elections will be no later than September 2014.

He said this new phase has been taken due to the lack of commitment by the proposed parties to register on time.

He also highlighted that some proposed parties are under investigation for impersonation and fraud.

Looking at the draft:

The draft constitution prepared by the government legal team has proposed a proportional representation system for the next general elections.

For the first elections under the draft constitution, members of the parliament will consist of 45 members and they will be elected under a multi-member open list system under which each voter has one vote with each vote being of equal value.

The Electoral Commission will review the composition of parliament at least one year before any such election and increase or decrease the total number of members if it is necessary.

The total number of members of parliament will be divided into four electoral divisions.

The Central Division will have 18 members, the Western Division will have 16 members, the Northern Division will have 7 members while the Eastern Division will have 4 members.

Under the draft, a person can contest a parliamentary seat if the person is a citizen of Fiji only and does not hold citizenship of any other country, is registered on the Register of Voters, is not an undischarged bankrupt, is not a member of the Electoral Commission, is not subject to a sentence of imprisonment of at least 12 months when nominated and has not been subject to a sentence of imprisonment for an offence involving dishonesty, abuse of office, corruption, or sexual offences at any time during the 5 years immediately before being nominated and has not been found guilty of any offence under a law relating to elections, registration of political parties or registration of voters.

The term of parliament will be five years.

There will be no senate under the draft constitution.

Anonymous said...

any idea how the submissions on the drafts will be made or do we just send bai a text...since he's making it all so easy and lovey dovey.

Anonymous said...

Restore back the 1997 Constitution full stop .
We had enough of promise and lies.
Frank promised fiji people he will uphold the 1997 Constitution in 2006 dec coup.
so keep your promise frank. enough of game by khaiyum.
rajesh

Anonymous said...

Two word, Sunset clause

Anonymous said...

GCC AND LOTU AND VANUA HAVE TO STAND UP NOW.IF NOT YOUR GONE FOREVER .

Anonymous said...

well at least rid of the constitutent assembly would have been a waste of time....all hand picked cronies anway so would have been a farce and waste of time....a bit like Qhai CC

could have just gone with CCF and Bai over coffee and have been done with it.

Anonymous said...

Voreqe now turning directly to the people to get him through. He won't have to rely on the political parties and the NGO's to vote him in ... all the fruits of his vote buying about to be tested. And with no powerful chiefs around to block him he's all good.

Oh, dear me said...

On this same day the Australian PM Julia Gillard, a democratically elected PM, survives a leadership battle after taking her detractors on.

In Fiji the unelected leader does the opposite. Evil sees him abandoning the Constituent Assembly and manipulating the people into thinking they are the CA.

Oilei Fiji said...

So that's why villagers last week were made to say loud and clear for everyone to hear that they don't want election - they just want government to keep doing its reforms.

Oilei Fiji said...

So that's why villagers last week were made to say loud and clear for everyone to hear that they don't want election - they just want government to keep doing its reforms.

Baddu said...

What is wrong with this proposal? Vote Bainimara. 1997 constitution was shit. Well done for a fair constitution team. People have been crying for an election and now we will definitely going to have it next year.It depends on the majority voters. If people don't like Bainimarama throw him out.

Anonymous said...

If the chiefs want to chair the provincial councils than they can pay for it. Why should government pay for the fuck all chiefs to chair the councils? Ra yavu kawa ni vakamatetamata ra magaijinadra na chief boci sa ra qai ka tu ni kua.

Vutuki Bainimarama said...

The frank/kaiyum constitution demands ANOTHER COUP!!

Anonymous said...

I said many times iviti-orginal Fijians are the most . biggest biggest lamu sona of all race, cannot even take their stick out to protect own race, bloody thick head, come on baini keep fucking them , these people deserve it

Anonymous said...

@ anon 10.54
You are dead on right. Fijian are just a bunch of useless lazy, fuckall and backstabbing assholes . Too much talk and just trying to blame the Indians for their shortcomings. Just voicing their opinions in the blog and anonymous. How many Chiefs and leaders ave stood up against the regime??? I take my hat off the Chaudarys . Fuck you fijian lamusona.

Anonymous said...

@10.54pm and 11.26pm that language is not warranted...fijians in general do not deserve to blamed because we are the way we because -in short -of Britain's colonial policy of indirect rule and divide and rule. Fijians are only reacting the way we are because Indian politicians have been too eager nay too aggressive in trying to grab fijian land without convincing us that when they get power that they will not do anything to take away our land. Chaudhry failed here when within a year after 1999 he wanted to move on the land issue. Ratu mara even advised chaudhry not to do so until fijians thought he was an angel but nooo chaudhry wanted to leap first and assess later. He forgot that Fijians did not trust him on this issue.

Overall lesson, interaction with most of you lot on a daily basis does not convince us Fijians that you will protect our rights when you get into power. If we did trust you then you won't have seen 1987 or 2000.

That is not being as you 11.26pm lazy, fuckall, or backstabbing. nor is it racist. that is just being wise about protecting what our ancestors have given nay entrusted to us. That is our solemn duty. Those you dare take that away from us do so at their peril.

Anonymous said...

as a fijian villager who also has salaried work, it would be good to get rid of the Fijian administration because not only do i pay income taxes to govt, i also contribute to my village's provincial levy and also contribute to village undertakings in my province's major events that require solevu and such...that is all taxation in itself is it not??
The Colonial Fijian administration would have regarded such levy payments as taxation i'm sure.
It is double taxation and I think it is fundamentally unfair. I would think that the rule of taxation = representation would me to get double the representation in Govt??? but alas we have no govt except the fijian administration but even that one is now closed down...inefficient as it was.

I say take away the fijian administration so that I can pay less taxes. let the high chiefs appoint their own council and run their councils free of govt interference because the problem with provincial councils is that they rely too much on govt assistance to help their province and less on their own efforts and initiative to develop their provinces their own way.

God bless Fiji

Anonymous said...

anon 12.30am & anon 10.25pm
kemudrau rua na tamata sona lelevu kana loto tiko qori maina keba!!!
drau dau lose yaqona qo drau sa via dabe sara mai cake baleta ni drau sa viavia turaga,,,,,DRAU VEI VUTUSONA KEI VOREQE

SEMI MEO said...

Now, we may see Corporal Prasad chairman of Lomaiviti provincial Council, Sergeant Kumar Chairman of Naitasiri Provincial Council, Mahmud Chairman of Lau Provincial Council..uh …Agent Binod Chairman of Tailevu Provincial council…etc…etc..

Oh, and “Bose va Koro”, “Bose ni Tikina” may now be chaired by men and women in military camouflage uniform.

All we wanna know is “Where are the retired senior Military Officers who stood by the Rear Admiral since 2000 ??”

Hello??...where are you guys??....mmmm…very quite in the last few years!

All we're trying to simply find out is who created or assisted create Fiji’s present political and economic mess??

Their inaction and complacency may be perceived that many of them may have after all been promoted to military supremacy through nepotism and not on merit of a brave patriot!

Had they subscribe to the latter; then Fiji would have been liberated ages ago!

Or would they form a political might and present to us voters a credible alternative Government?

Would be both a much needed redemption for each of them, and liberty for Fiji!...I think!

INDIGENOUS RIGHTS said...

anaon 12.14am you are quite right. no need for the abuse and blame game.
its the responsibility of all peoples.
kai india cannot be trusted to protect, let alone recognise, the indigenous rights of the Fijian and Rotuman peoples of this country. whats happening now and this new constitution is absolute proof of that. GCC and Council of Rotuma dont exist under this kaiyum/shameem document.

anon 12.30am, you just selfish or what. did your relatives and elders help you when you were in nappies?? the paisa blinds you. support your culture and traditions and your heart, not you side pocket and fat stomach.

Sanaila Vutusona said...

And we might see Semi Kumar as the new chairman of the Rabi Council.

Anonymous said...

Fijian people get rid of Khaiyum/Elite Muslim out of Fiji.
deport them back to Pakistan.
They can g f each other there and change the constitution with talibans.

Anonymous said...

The provincial chiefs should simply refuse. The regime's directive has no legal basis whatsoever.

If the regime imprisons the leaders, so what? It will likely be for a short time only. They will become heroes, seen for having stood for their people against the illegal and arbitrary directive of the traitorous dictator.

Time they did the right thing. Resist!

Anonymous said...

Rajend Naidu, why the hell are you going on about Iraq when Fiji is the issue here?

Moreover, there's absolutely no basis for saying that the Coalition effort in Iraq was the product of fabricated intellligence. Western intel services thought Saddam's Iraq was manufacturing WMD, especially given its record and its refusal to readmit inspectors. This conclusion was logical and widely shared. The fact that it wasn't proven after Iraq's invasion/liberation shows that the Western powers did not fabricate intel, even though they were under intense pressure to do so to justify their actions.

By the way, those actions can be amply justified on other bases, not just the fear of WMD manufacturing and proliferation, just as the international community should do more to put pressure on the illegal, dictatorial regime in Suva, even if Frank doesn't possess WMD.

Suggest you stick to talking about Fiji rather than things about which you know nothing.

Mitieli Qalo said...

It is about time. TAKE POLITICS out of the Provincial Council. Sometimes our provincial chairman are USUALLY POLITICALLY INFLUENCED, Like REWA for example the Chairman is also the paramount Chief ALSO.
But the provincial chairman should come from that province, they should have the Province at heart rather then their own AGENDA's. The improvement of the Province depends on the vision of the Chairman.

Anonymous said...

Its not vores doing to be frank AG it attempting to remove indigenous business prowiss from the equation so he and his goons.can buy off the vilagers with their own land and human right subjected to ill informed land owners and poor education in the long run cor the indigenous.community following chaudrys long standing political efforts this is backed by the business elite after seeing yasana holding gaining shares in the business sector feom retail to tourism. The romur of little india is very much alive despite political rhetoric and disgust of racial lines that stupid pig followed from day one of his reign.

Koi Ca"levu said...

Well Voceke will soon know who the real chiefs are come the election time.

He just decided to jump in the ring,time to watch the clown make a fool of himself.........

wahaha..........As for me, am definitely not voting for a coward as a leader. I mean who in their right state of mind would want to vote for someone (wouldn't want to use the word man - an insult to all man), who abandoned his men in a time when they were under attack, to rally them & inspire them. What does he do, on your marks, get set, GO............cassava patch with no toilet paper......

Moce Jo......

Anonymous said...

can't see anything wrong with raising the Iraq war issue. it is after all the 10 year anniversary of that war based on a lie about Sadam Hussein having WMDs. The war is responsible for taking over one hundred thousand innocent civilian lives and destroying the country and its world heritage museum . Leaders responsible for the war must be held accountable just as the Fiji coup 2006 leader must be held accountable. The issue is one of holding leaders accountable. If you can demand that leaders of western democracies like USA, Britain and Australia he held accountable for their action in the Iraq war no reason to not demand the tin-pot dictator of fiji be held accountable for his actions, is there?

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 1.25PM
You obviously know nothing about the true circumstances of the Iraqi war of invasion. I could refer you to several authoritative studies on it but I don't see the point. you are clearly someone who has accepted the official version of the war without any critical examination. why you doing that only you know. but I can make an educated guess why you favour the official propaganda version. But the reality cannot be denied that the war was based on a fabricated lie(just like the "clean up" coup) Your denial amounts to nothing.

Anonymous said...

Are you saying Iraq should have been left to the Iraqis to sort out? Okay, but Saddam would probably still be in power. By the same reasoning, why ask Australia and the other countries then to do anything about Fiji? At least in Iraq the Shi'a had an uprising. No uprising here.

Accepted what official version of the war? They knew Saddam was a brutal dictator. They knew he used WMD against his own people. They knew he stopped allowing e UN inspections and so might be producing WMD again. They knew he'd tried to assassinate President George HW Bush. They knew he'd violated the yerms of the 1990 ceasefire accord endorsed by the UN. They said they feared Saddam might use WMD again or proliferate the technology. For whatever reason, they didn't find the WMD they expected. What part of that narrative do you dispute?

Some intel analyses were wrong. But that doesn't mean the war was based on a fabricated lie. If the Coalition was going to fabricate, why didn't it simply "find" WMD?

The leader most responsible for the war has been held accountable. That was Saddam Hussein, who rightfully hanged for his crimes.

Stick to the main task at hand. That's restoring democracy to Fiji, not trying to push a leftist revisionist version of Middle East history.

Anonymous said...

People we have to fight within the law.
Everyone should stay home for few days and regime will fall.
No work/no transport/no shopping/no school.
Ans no money for regime/no tax.no wages for regime army.
We have to follow Great Gandi ways.
We dont want blood on our hand like the Frank and cronies.
We reject Khaiyum/Frank Constitution.
We stand up to uphold the legal 1997 Constitution the legal one.
We just spend time with family and friends and pray to god to deliver us from this evil regime.
God bless.
Rajesh