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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chance for the Ministerial Contact Group to fly

Wings clipped: Ministerial group's visit coincides with hiccups with the brand new plane that was bought with pensioner's funds. Reports say the Tavenui was in the hangar at Auckland Airport today with a broken window. Pic: Michael Field.
  
A Forum Ministerial Contact Group is back in the country but will it do any better than the last one that came to track the return of democracy?


Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr and New Zealand's Murray McCully were here last year offering support and funding of $500,000 but all that went down the toilet.

The regime dumped the draft by the 2012 Constitution Commission and went on to ditch the plan for a Constituent Assembly, coming up with a draft of its own.

Murray McCully: back again
Newbie: Mathew Thistlewaite
It's currently holding so-called consultation meetings but the deadline for submissions keeps changing.

This Contact group arrives ahead of the Forum Leaders meeting in the Marshall Islands in August.



It will talk with regime officials, political leaders, NGO's and the diplomatic corp and its report on Fiji, which remains suspended from the Commonwealth, will be submitted to Forum Leaders in Majuro.

Australia's Foreign Minister Bob Carr is skipping this visit; Julia Gillard is instead sending the newly-appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs, Mathew Thistlewaite.

Will new blood bring fresh enlightenment to the international community? Because the message going out to the world is simple: the regime must open up the Constitutional process.

There's clear consensus the regime's move to consolidate its power is threatening the Constitutional process, despite the difference in approach.



A report by Minority Rights Group International and Citizens Constitutional Forum out today condemned the regime's recent actions but remained generous overall.


According to a spokesperson: "The government is trying to address ethnic divisions in Fijian politics. This is laudable, but the message is being lost, as the general public simply focuses on the way the government has interrupted the constitutional process and stifled independent opinion."

UFDF to meet with Ministerial delegation
The Coalition for a United Democracy for Fiji, which meets with the delegation in Suva this afternoon, was more direct.  



In a statement it said: "The Commonwealth’s demand for Fiji to return to democratic and constitutional rule via free, fair and credible general elections cannot be achieved under the regime’s draft constitution which violates fundamental values and principles on human rights, and the civil and political rights of the people as enshrined in the Commonwealth’s Harare Declaration, the EU’s Cotonou Agreement and the Biketawa Agreement of the Pacific Islands Forum."


The UFDF, which is made up of the key political parties and the Fiji Islands Council of Trade Uniions, is urging the Commonwealth, and the international community in general, to uphold these values and insist they be complied with.

"The people of Fiji have had to put up with seven years of totalitarian rule from the current regime, characterized by a complete lack of respect for human rights and the rule of law and a severely restricted judiciary."

The UFDF has proposed the following to the Commonwealth Secretariat from London which it met today (it meets the Contact group tomorrow afternoon), although others still believe the 1997 Constitution can be brought back.

1) The Ghai Commission’s draft constitution, formulated after widespread consultation with the people, should be reinstated and referred to a fully representative Constituent Assembly for consideration. This Assembly should be appointed by the President following consultations

2) Following the Constituent Assembly’s consideration of the Ghai Commission’s draft constitution, it should be put to a national referendum 

3) The Political Parties Decree No. 4 of 2013 to be rescinded.

4) A caretaker administration to be appointed as provided for in the Ghai draft effective from the date of new constitution

5) And the international community must toughen its stance against Fiji, should the regime refuse to comply.


The full list of members on the Forum Ministerial Group are:
1) Murray McCully: New Zealand Foreign Minister
2) Mathew Thistlewaite: Australian Parliamentarily Secretary for Pacific Island Affairs
3) Tuisugaletua Aveau: Samoan Minister for Communications
4) Edward Natapei: Vanuatu Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Foreign Affairs
5) Apisai Ielemia: Tuvalu Foreign Minister

The two-member Commonwealth Secretariat team is led by Ms Shennia Spillane, head of its Caribbean/Pacific Section of the Political Affairs Division.

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kaiyum's tricks has now works, Fiji's chiefs are now turning to each other.

There will be blood shed among Fijians, Kaiyum, you will rort in hell you bastard.

rajend naidu said...

editor,
we read in the Guardian 10 April in the article 'Egypt's army took part in torture and killings during revolution,report shows'(by Evan Hill and Muhammed Mansour in Cairo) that "Egypt's armed forces participated in forced disappearances,torture and killings across the country - including in Cairo's Egyptian Museum - during the 2011 uprising even as military leaders publicly declared their neutrality according to a leaked presidential report on revolution-era crimes".
There are times when a country's army cannot be trusted. The Egyptian people will confirm that.
The same is true for Fiji. At the present time the Fiji army cannot be trusted.And the Military Government the Fiji army has installed after illegally taking over the country cannot be trusted.
The only way the country will return to democracy is when this military dictatorship is removed and a civilian interim government is set up to take the country to elections. It it is left to this Military dictatorship (make no mistake that is what it is)to conduct the elections and prepare its own self-serving constitution then it will be nothing but a bogus "road map to democracy" which will entrench the illegal regime in power.
Now you are well warned. It's up to you people in the MCG to do the right thing by the people of Fiji.
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

No one in Fiji can be trusted...even the public!..abuse
is rampant but they will stand on the sidelines and watch..gutless public!..they rely on a few to the work for them..the true colour of socialism!

Anonymous said...

How can a brand new plane (costing hundreds of millions) get a defect only after the first few flights? My basic maths says if Fiji Airways repays the 1,8 billion dollar loan at $2 million a month ($24 million yearly) it will take over 100 years to clear the debt

Anonymous said...

Mr. Lightweight

Anonymous said...

TIME TO ENFORCE BIKETAWA ON THE REGIME.MCULLY AND GROUP .STOP WASTING YOUR TIME TALKING TO THE ILLEGAL REGIME THUGS .THEY ARE CONMAN AND LIARS.
WHAT HAPPEN TO GHAI CC .TRASHED.
TIME NZ/AUSS /USA/UK SENT SOME SAS TO TAKE CARE OF REGIME THUGS.
NZ/AUSS/USA/UK HAVE SENT SAS TO GET RID OFF OSAMA/SADAAM/OTHER DICTATORS .
WHY NOT FRANK /KHAIYUM.
FIJI AND PACIFIC ISLAND WILL HAVE PEACE ONCE KHAIYUM/FRANK IS LOCKED FOR LIFE IN JAIL.
I HOPE THEY WILL TAKE SOME ACTION SOON.
GOD BLESS.
RAJESH

Anonymous said...

How frieken long do the people in any country have to suffer before this bullshit Accord can be activated? How many people have to die before someone can get this accord moving? If someone pulls the same coup in New Zealand or Australia in the future,lets remember people not to be a dick by jumping right into the thick of things, actually well do exactly the same thing by waiting,waiting,and more waiting?

Anonymous said...

WHY DOUBLE STANDARD FROM AUSS/NZ/USA ON FIJIS DICTATORSHIP.
I HEARD PRESIDENT OBAMA TELLING SYRIAN DICTATOR ASSAD AND OTHERS DICTATORS TO GO .
WHY NOT TO FRANK/KHAIYUM ?
PLS MR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PM JK/JULIA .TELL KHAIYUM/FRANK TO GO NOW.
WE HOPE AND PRAY YOU WILL DO IT SOON.

Anonymous said...

FRANK/KHAIYUM IS FORCING BKC TO CANCEL THE ELECTION AND HOLD ONTO POWER AND GET IMMUNITY.
NO TO BKC/NO TO IMMUNITY/NO TO COUP.
YES TO 1997 CONSTITUTION AND FREEDOM /DEMOCRACY.

Anonymous said...

Who gives a shit about this contact group? Fiji has moved away from the Pacific Island Forum that they have become meaningless to our political situation. They trying to look and feel important by coming for these useless meetings. Fiji is now a member of the non aligned movement and it has made the group meaningless. The Melanesian Spearhead group has become more significant to Fiji rather than the meaningless Pacific Islnad Forum. The Fiji government should give them the marching orders to relocate to another country.

Anonymous said...

Jeremaia Tuwai Fijians are sick and tired of beign followers, you can call us all Jerry, since when did we have anyone apart from iTaukei to lead, its always iTaukei that leads since Fiji's independent in 1970, the only non iTaukei to ever lead as prime minister was M, Chaudary for obly one year. How thick is your head to never know your history, you must on drugs.

Anonymous said...

FIJIAN CHIEFS ACCEPTED CHRISTIAN FAITH.
MUSLIM IF YOU DONT LIKE CHRIST TEACHING JUST LIVE FIJI NOW.
MUSLIM COUNTRY DONT LIKE CHRISTIANS BUT CHRIST IS SON OF GOD.
HE IS KING OF KING AND WILL RETURN AND RAIN FOR 1000 YEARS.
I AM NOT ASHAME OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
WE WILL DEFEND OUR CHRIST TILL DEATH.
I AM A SINNER NOT SAINT.
GOD BLESS
RAJESH

Anonymous said...

None of the Western Govts will push Fiji too hard. They dont want Fiji getting closer to China. Its up to the people of Fiji to rise up against these corrupt idiots.

Anonymous said...

BKC WILL BE FORCED ON THE PEOPLE OF FIJI.
THIS CONSULTATION AND SUBMISSION IS SMOKE AND MIRROW LIKE GHAI CC.
READ FBC NEWS KHAIYUM COMMENTS -PM WILL SEE IF ANY CHANGES HAVE TO BE MADE TO BKC.
SO PEOPLE THAT MEANS ALOT. POLICE ALREADY STUDYING IT AND DOING TEST ON BKC READ FIJITIMES.
PEOPLE ARE MADE FOOL AGAIN BY KHAIYUM/BAI REFER BKC.
GOD BLESS.
RAJESH

Anonymous said...

@anon 7:35am, you are one of the few low useless life who undermines every democratic process that the Forum is following to pull in Frankies head. The MSG has no credential at all. You only have to look at the big chief and Danny Phillips of the Solomons, both big supporters of Frankie. They got booted out by their own people because they have absolutely nothing to offer except their bullshits. They, together with Frankie tried to reign in New Caledonia in 2010 but were bluntly told by the Kanaks to F###OFF and leave this territory alone. So pull your thick head in and see the truth.

Anonymous said...

Anon 7.35am
You must be a no school kid.
Fiji cannot isolate itself. It will have to live with the Pacific Forum. It will get isolated and the Forum secreetariat wil be moved out of fiji and thousands of fijians will be out of work. will the chinese help out?
already suspension by the Commonwealth has affected fiji adversely...remember no participation in sport, no funding and no particiaption in commonwealth affairs.
you got no idea about what you are talking about.
hopefully u are not working at the forum secretariat or your relatives.

Anonymous said...

FIJIVILLAGE NEWS
FRANK CONFIRM - 1997/GHAI CONSTITUTION WILL NOT COME BACK.
I SAID IT BKC WILL BE FORCED ON PEOPLE NOW.

Anonymous said...

anona 7.35am,
maybe they should shift the University of the South Pacific out of Fiji if fiji does not need the pacific forum countries. How about that??
Tens of thousands of fijians will suffer now and into the future. just have your uni of fiji and fnu and see how you survive.

rajend naidu said...

editor,
we read in bestselling author Tom Cain's book Dictator (2010):
"Africa has had more than its share of dictators, but Henderson Gushungo may be the worst. Millions starve and opponents are flung in jail, while Gushungo and his cronies get rich on the country's abundant natural resources.
... the survival of a nation is at stake".
Rings a bell?
It should because we - the people of Fiji - are faced with the same phenomenon.
But let us not bank too much on the MCG to anything for us.
It's a paper tiger.
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney.

Anonymous said...

The university of the South Pacific was we'll and truly in place before Australia and New Zealand became members of the forum. New Zealand and Australia can piss of to Samoa with their university. We have very well qualified Fijians and friendly countries who can run a university for us. They should be told to piss off as we don't need them. They trying to look important to Fiji's progress when they are not. They dumped us and tried to cripple our economy but didn't succeed. There are better universities around the world than what New Zealand and Australia has to offer.

Akapusi Natewa said...

The Ministerial Grp should meet also the Rewa Province grp that presented submisiion to EyeARSE.

I had sent a copy of Al Zazeera report on Fiji Road to new constitution and 2014 election some days ago to NZ Foreign Minister.

Hope the Ministerial group all have such background reports and info as background to their deliberations.

Anonymous said...

Forum Ministerial Contact Group is wasting the people of Fiji's time and should just go back where they have come from.

By recognising the Illegal Military Junta they have sowed the seeds for more coups to come in Fiji in the future.

Diplomacy my arse they do not have the balls to take strong action in line with the Commonwealth and Pacific Forum Ministers Decisions in regard to military Coups.

These useless bunch of dickheads are only coming to Fiji for rest and relaxation and collecting their perdiums.

Shame, Shame, Shame on Australia and NZ who are gutless and taking their oders directly from Washington because of China's growing prescence in the Pacific

People of Fiji are not idiots and this is why Khaiyum is doing as he pleases as nobody can touch him.

VB & the Mataivalu Ni Solisona are insignificant in Fiji today.

Anonymous said...

yesterday Voreqe came to open a school in Rewa and positioned up to 15 armed guards around Nasali Landing hiding in bushes etc. All armed with M16s ......dont really know what he was afraid of. Only parents etc waited for him,,,,no significant chiefs were present.
Again he engaged in campaigning but was met with stares only,,,,,
Rewans accepted the development but can see thru the vuaka.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 9.33 AM
don't bother about "friendly counntries" just get the Fiji Army to run the USP!
Haven't I told you before the Fiji Army can do anything. Run the university, run the country, run around the rara ... yes the Fiji army can do anything BUT BUT don't ask them to account for anything!
They don't like accounting and accountability!And the don't care very much about maintaining professional standards either.I am sure that will suit you- you intellectual imbecile!

Anonymous said...

Bring back Ghai draft – United Front
Publish date/time: 12/04/2013 [08:11]


Representatives of the group known as the United Front for a Democratic Fiji has proposed for the reinstatement of the Yash Ghai Commission’s draft constitution.

The group which includes Ratu Jone Kubuabola, Sakiusa Raivoce, Dr. Tupeni Baba, Lavenia Padarath, Mahendra Chaudhry, Mick Beddoes and Attar Singh met with the Commonwealth fact-finding Mission team on Monday.

The two member Commonwealth Secretariat group is in Fiji for a week to obtain views on current political affairs and developments ahead of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group meeting later this month.

The United Front has made proposals that the Ghai Commission draft constitution should be referred to a fully representative Constituent Assembly which is to be appointed by the President following consultations with political parties and key stakeholders.

They have also proposed that the Ghai draft constitution should then be put to a national referendum for the approval of the people of Fiji which will give it legal authority and legitimacy.

They also propose that the Political Parties Decree should be rescinded.

In a written statement, the group has also proposed that a caretaker administration should be appointed as provided for in the Ghai Conmmission draft however this to be done from the effective date of the new constitution.

They have also proposed that the international community must toughen its stance against Fiji if the government does not comply.

Meanwhile, the group is expected to meet with the Pacific Islands Forum Ministerial Contact Group this afternoon.

Anonymous said...

I hope this PIF MCG has educated, intelligent, perceptive and sensible people on it who can see through the regime's pretentious plans on returning the country to democratic rule. Why would THEY want to do that?
Have you ever heard a dictator voluntarily relinquishing power and the privileges he enjoys? Why should this Fiji dictator be any different? Don't be fooled by him and his plans. The dictator is NOT planning on going anywhere. He is staying put. The democracy thing is just bluff.
Hope the PIF MCG gang are not like those International Election Monitors who come all dressed up and with all their fancy gear - feeling very important But the local political thugs still manage to steal the elections right under their nose!

THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM -RELIGION OF 'PEACE' said...

THE TRUTH ABOUT ISLAM -RELIGION OF 'PEACE' said...

Islamic jihad is marked by extreme violence against Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, and the imposition of Islamic imperialism and Arab suzerainty.

On the cultural genocide of the conquered people:

Islamic conquerors acted on destroying the culture of the conquered infidels. Converts of Islam hate their original culture, language, traditions, and civilisation. Islam completely destroys the link of the conquered-and-converted with their past.

Muslim invaders systematically advanced in India through war, terror, plunder and forced conversion. Islamic invaders diligently killed all the fighting Hindus, looted their temples and shrines, and enslaved the women and children.

Many of these enslaved Hindu children were raised as Muslim fighters for engaging in killing their Hindu ancestors. Muslim soldiers methodically raped the child bearing Hindu women, generally captured as war-booty.

These hapless Hindu women had no choice but to submit to Islam, and give birth to Muslim children. This profoundly affected the religious demographic in India (the same elsewhere) as Khan writes:

The growing Muslim population in India was to be maintained by the toiling of the vanquished Hindus, subjected to grinding taxes.

Anonymous said...

so whaT ANON 9.33am.
maybe without their help and the help of the other pacific island countries the University of Supporting Pariahs will not be close to what it is now which is not much anyways.

rajend naidu said...

editor,
Peter Gregory wrote an excellent article titled ' The Socceroos must not give this vile man a free PR kick' in The Punch 04 Dec 2012. In it he reasoned very rationally that Australia's natioonal soccer team should not play North Korea as planned on Wed.night.
Peter wrote " North Korea's communist government has been brutalising its people for decades. Human Rights Watch reports that NK is virtually an open air prison where the people are forced to work for no renumeration of any sort, the govt owns all property and freedom of expression is non-existent.Dissenters are sent to forced labour camps called gwalliso where they are tortured and executed. The State controls food distribution and is currently in the process of starving its people with its "military first" policy.And then of course there is the fact that the regime is planning to test long-range rockets capable of carrying nuclear war-heads this month. In terms of vile governments North Korea is as evil as any in history.
... The reality is that awful governments such as North Korea's use sports to legitimise its rule - both to their own people and to the rest of the world".
Peter contended we shouldn't do that.
He was ignored. Australia went ahead with the game.
Today just over 3 months later the vile man and his vile regime is threatening to wage war with nuclear weapons.
Peter was right.
We should not play and we should not dance with any dictator.
And I repeat - make no mistake - Fiji is under a dictator, even if of a tin-boat variety.
We must not engage with him in any way to legitimise his illegal rule.
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

Oh no they cant be as educated as the USP poofters that are running the second rate school of wannabes. they can teach the aussies and the kiwis a lesson or two on how to run a democracy dictator style. right anon 9.33AM???? cos u are one of them anon 11.37 am is rite. let the ARMY run it with military precision. give u toilet paper decrees like his constipation document.

Anonymous said...


anonm 9.33am dont blame australia and new zealand for your troubles fijians.' you allow yourselves tobe dictated to thats your problem. c in the long run whos gonna help you when the floods and the cyclones and psunamis come...the chiness and the kai indias?? no the aussies and the kiwis. u ungrateful cos u dont know whats u talking about.

rajend naidu said...

editor,
We read under'Bainimarama warns of political agenda' that "[Illegal]Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe bainimarama yesterday alerted the people of Rewa to carefully scrutinise comments from former politicians about the draft constitution" (Fiji Times 12/4).
What not only the people of Rewa but the whole country should do is to carefully scrutinise everything that comes out of the mouth of the Commodore because he has been very economical with the truth from day one of taking over the country.
The man remember, even if he forgets,is just a man who happens to wield power by force of guns . He has no legitimate right to rule and dictate to people what they should or not do.
Listening to the Commodore-cum-Usurper- cum-Self-appointed Prime Minister you would think everyone in Fiji has a political agenda except him!
What nonsense is that!
Everyone knows he is the one with a Machiavellian political agenda to cling to power - by hook or by crook!
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney

Devious and Dodgy Dodgy Dodgy iAG Khayum said...

That treasonous, smooth lying SOB! Aiyaz Sayed Khayum is as bold as he is DESPERATE to LIE straight into the nation's face with his BS about introducing brand new liberties in their treasonous draft constitution which he says were not in the 1997 Constitution.


People need to cross-check everything the treasonous fool utters because he is a typical, desperate liar trying to save his skin..


Look at Section 27 of the 1997 Constitution on the "Rights of Arrested or Detained Persons" that are clearly spelt out... then check out his media release below where he pretends these provisions which we've had in the 1997 Constitution are all a brand new set of rights in their draft toilet paper constitution that he penned with his fellow-shysters in order to cement their hold on POWER!!



"A-G explains Bill of Rights

Felix Chaudhary
Friday, April 12, 2013 Fiji Times

THE Bill of Rights as proposed under the draft constitution has been adopted by and large from Professor Yash Ghai's draft.

This, according to Attorney-General and Electoral Reform Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, who also said it was important for people to note that certain provisions had been incorporated into the Bill of Rights instead of being left to the courts or the law.

"If you've been arrested or you've been detained, you have the right to be informed promptly in a language you understand, the reason for the arrest or detention, the right to remain silent and what are the consequences of remaining silent. If they say you can remain silent, they also have to tell you if you don't say anything, these are the consequences. This needs to be all very clearly spelt out."

The A-G emphasised provision (D) where every person who was arrested or detained had the right not to be compelled to make any confession or admission that could be used in evidence against that person.

He also stressed provision (E) which states that every person who was arrested or detained had the right to be held separately from persons who were serving a sentence — in the case of a child, to be kept apart from adults unless that was not in the best interests of the child.

"We've now incorporated this specifically in the Bill of Rights. So rather than the courts having to decide it through what we call common law, it's now a constitutional provision."

The iAG caught LYING, AGAIN! said...

And what's more! The rights of an arrested or detained person as well as right to a fair trial were all amply covered in the provisions of the Yash Ghai Draft Constitution - please people refer to Section 40 (Access to courts or tribunals), Section 41 (Rights of Arrested, Detained Persons and Prisoners), Section 42 ( Rights of Accused Persons to a Fair Trial).


Thank you C4.5 for the opportunity to expose and expose and expose! the NEVER-ENDING LIES of the treasonous, dodgy SHYSTERS led by iAG Aiyaz Sayed Khayum! Hah!

rajend naidu said...

editor,
'Obama tells N.Korea to stop belligerent approach' (yahoo!7 news 12/4).
The US President said "It is important for North Korea, like every other country in the world, to observe basic rules and norms".
I hope the "military first" regime in North Korea and the military regime in Fiji pay close attention to what the US President said because right now both countries are exhibiting gross failure to observe basic rules and norms of modern day societies. North Korea has remained backward (notwithstanding all their boast about their military might) and the illegal Military Government in Fiji is taking the country backward - from a state of democratic freedom to one of dictatorial repression.
We must not allow that to happen.
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

Waibuta chosen by bainimarama to chair the Rewa provincial councial.

Waibuta, noqu vakasala ga vei iko, osa na caqeta tiko qori na mata ni moto, nanumi ira na nomu kawa, vakasuka nai lesilesi qori, oya ga Wai, au sa domo saraga ni Kalou vei iko qo.kalougata tiko ena nomu digidigi,

rajend naidu said...

editor,
A video in The Australian (11/4) tells us 'North Korea is ninety percent bluff : Sheridan'
The Military Government in Fiji beats North Korea by a clear ten percent!
It's all bluff.
sincerely,
rajend naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

Fijians on this blog are always blaming everything on ASK. If andrew huges is right than its the military who is solely behind the coup.

If victor lal is correct than it was FLP with MPC' backing that the coup happened with their blessings.

Blaming ASK for what is happening in fiji is like finding a scapegoat just so that we don't fingers to our own people. Wast Driti and mara behind it.

That's the real proplem with us fijians, we will never see our fault and mistakes but only others. The coup is because we fijians can only blog

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama has appointed Uraia Waibuta as chairman of Rewa Provincial Council,
What a choise???, Again someone from Vutia, Bai has been well advise, targeting the stronghold of the Roko Tui Dreketi,
I feel sorry for Uraia, being use by Bainimarama, if rejects it, he will loose his job in the govt.

Anonymous said...

can someone tell me why i keep getting this bad feeling that Mc Cully has no a good choice to head the democracy monitoring mission to fiji?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for printin name of delegates so we can see who these people are that keep coming to Fiji and doing nothing when they can see the lies and corruption. They are wasting their own taxpayers money and humiliating themselves.

Anonymous said...

If you read facebook post of nirmal singh ( ex US embassy) then only u will knw why 2000 coup happened...and as ppl have posted above n asking for US govt intervention...it will not happen....coz the worlds richest maghony deal is been given to US...that guiter company....n NZ has gone quiet as they hav got the major road wrks

Anonymous said...

@ anon 4.26pm and anon 4.43pm

Here's another of PM's lies for you.

The PM the week before in trying to explain why the PM's office was given executive authority and role of commander-in-chief under the draft constitution stated that the concept of executive power and C-in-C role being reposed in the President was an american concept that was deliberately introduced into Fiji. The changes he's proposing in fact amount to an attempt to infuse Fiji's westminster system with more of the washingtonsystem.

The Governors before 1970 had executive power as there never was a PM's office until after 1970.

Under the 1875, 1904, 1935, 1963 and 1966 constitutions, the governors had both executive and C-in-C roles.

Even when Mara was appointed chief minister in 1967, executve power and C-in-C role lied with the Governor.

This remained the same under the 1970 constitution even though the governor's office was replaced by the governor-general's office.

under the 1990 constitution, the president retained both roles. Rabuka ensured that this was continued under the 1997 constitution.

That the PM and AG decided to give executive power and C-in-C role to PM under their draft constitution is totally without precedent and amounts to a constitutionally prescribed power grab should he win office next year.

Shame on the Government for treating all Fijians as dumb people. They should get their facts right before trying to hoodwink us further.

Anonymous said...

Broken window minimal thing to watch is if it makes money. They plundered NFPF to pay for the planes so if there are no seats on bums tjhats our money down the drain.,

Anonymous said...

I can tell you why you have that feeling that Mc Cully was a bad choice . It's because Mc Cully has been a pathetic arsehole ever since he came on the scene regarding the pro-democracy calls against the fiji regime. The man's been a complete sucker.

Anonymous said...

Sega ni dua na ka sa caka ka sega ni cakava ko koya...vinaka!

Anonymous said...

Interesting points on precedence for C-in-C entrenched in roles of GG then President, thanks for pointing them out @ Anon 11.56am.


I guess that only makes it so much more obvious that THE underlying consideration for Bainimarama and Aiyaz is and will always be, their "self-preservation", their self-interests over and above the larger interests of the people and the nation.

It's a very, very messy situation they've dug the country into.

Anonymous said...

why is it that I find any commentary from Mc cully and his ministerial monitoring mob depressing?
am I alone in feeling this way?

Anonymous said...

You are not alone. My take? I think the answer is McCully offers no solution. He's wrapped up all tight and cosy with Kubuabola and has chosen to see out the regime's plan to the 2014 elections. He's trying to make us believe it will bring back democracy and gives us, the people on the ground, no credit for having our doubts.

Anonymous said...

Some strong connected FLP supporter is trying to divert attention and having a go at Nirmal Singh.

The truth is Chor leader of FLP gave legitamacy to the 2006 coup by supporting it. We all remember what the late J Koroi had said before the coup had happened.

Today Chor MPC and junior are on the other side. Had they not supported the coup against LQ, we may not be seeing this day. How can we trust them. How can SDL join hands with him even though the enemy is the same.

The reason Chor MPC was kicked out was of his F$6 million hidden in sydney which is currently being spent by junior. MPC has said he resigned. Thatnot true. Why is the govt bent on taking him to court on the hidden money issue.

Most indians who supported FLP previously will not the party anymore.

We are where we are for no other reason but the support of FLP and its leader. I hope Mara will open his mouth and reveal it and not be quiet because Chor and junior will take him for a few drinks in kings cross the next time he is in sydney.

Anonymous said...

Rajend is doing his analysis about the draft constitution and puting his thoughts with annon post here.

Good on you Rajend.

I am baffled as to why the United front wants the ghai draft instead of the 1997 consitution if the coup was illegal.

Rajend may also want to tell us how many countries the PM is the C-in-C where the president is cermonial.

Anonymous said...

OK here's the deal-don't accept the
illegal Ghai constitution,don't even pay attention to theillegal Bainimarama(no School)constitution?
Appoint an Interim Government to run our Government for 16 months and their job is largely to hold an
election and create a Government truely elected by the people,for the people and of the people!!!.

SA RAUTA MADA said...

I already commented on that plane when it first landed in Nadi it was brought to cover up frank and khaiyum and their follows corrupted regime,, to make the people of think all is good,, its all a waste of time and money for the welcoming,,etc,etc, now look at that plane sitting in Auck,,how much will it cost for repairs?? All Frank and Khaiyum is doing is a cover up and all will turn to shit,, that will cost you the tax payer hundreds of years to pay back, its not their money they are using,,COME ON FIJI ITS TIME TO PUT A STOP KICK THIS ASSHOLE OUT... SA RAUTA MADA..

SA RAUTA MADA said...

I don't why people address Frank in comments PM he's not a PM.. How can you address him as PM When is not elected into the position.. he is a dictator and crook, murder, etc,etc, Prime Ministers are elected by the people and respected,, not someone who force himself into position with a gun in his hand,, Come on people don't address this asshole PM because he's not.. address him as crook, murder etc,etc, that's his title.. SA RAUTA MADA..

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE busted said...

Sa rauta mada, it is true the windscreen cracked when a maina bird flew into it. it is also true that none of the local pilots are qualified to fly the airbus on their own. Only two locals are nearly there after so many tries and failures. and it is also true that the airbus was demobilised in Nadi because these two idiots decided to press a few buttons and throw a few switches then forgot what they did and the engines became immobolised so they had to fly the airbus expert from France at huge cost to Nadi to reset the whole damn thing. will u reaad this in the local papers?? no

Anonymous said...

This bipolar illegal PM Bainimarama
is a total block-head,he personally
fucked-up the Air-Pacific planes by
giving personal order to the CEO to
change/Modify the planes internal system in his attempt to
cut cost!
Things such as TV was not maintained,individual lights were removed,
bell to call stewardess were taken out,individual hydrogen heads were removed,
the damn plane was like a
18th century army transportation
plane!! I refused to ride on Fiji
Airways ever-it's only a matter of time before the plane crashed and killed
a lots of people? No doubts he's
already interfeared with these new
planes.obviously with his bipolar
blockhead ideas,
Lets all write to the civil aviation ministry of
USA,Australia,New Zealand etc to Banned
Fiji Airline to land and or pickup
passengers in their country?Until and after it complied with their
countries regulation????

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 11:39 AM

Now when was the last time you ever flew in a plane with 'individual hydrogen heads' ?

Suggest you write to the CAA with your concerns, they can have a good laugh like the rest of us.

Anonymous said...

anon 1139am
u are right. people in fiji have been told a lie that this plane is new.
it is not. its second hand used in europe before coming here.
the airbus has nearly crashed already...local pilots playing with buttons when not fully qualified.

Anonymous said...

wake up people ... its a holiday for them ... sit in the warm weather ... and talk, eat, not even written anything, and drink their vodka pop ... and return home ... no plan be made ... just a good holiday in the sun ... cause winter is coming in soon ...

Anonymous said...

why is McCully looking like someone's showing him his big bazooka!

Anonymous said...

because he is a chunni fella!