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Monday, April 29, 2013

Tui Macuata laid to rest

Na Turaga Nai Taukei Bolatagane Ratu Aisea Cavunailoa Katonivere was buried on Saturday.

Regime members to give him the final salute included the country's self-appointed prime minister, illegal president and chief justice.





39 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow so much respect for a dead chief but no respect for the living ones - unless they are prepared to fall at the feet of the new Grand Chief of Fiji.

Rajend said...

Bainimagaitinana is chief WankWank, and only recognized in Vanuatu. He is in fact the Grand Thief of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

I thought baini has abolished the chief title. If these so call chief wants to call themselves chief then standup as what's your traditional role is .That is protect your people, legal constitution of the land not sell yourself for $$$$$$$ like we saw ..
Otherwise live life of a commoner.

pinky and ponky said...

Well well... @ chief injustice's poker face which fools no one. How does he feel at abusing Fiji's judiciary and justice system, along with illegal AG to settle political scores? Hypocrites!

pat said...

@Anon 9.26pm. Respect is given where it is owed - dead or alive.

Anonymous said...

why is gates there?

Anonymous said...

Bai did not abolish chiefly. He abolished the Great Council of Chiefs. The chiefs still enjoy their chiefly status in the itaukei community and are still respected. Just the committee has been abolished.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama shows no respect to the chiefs who act as chiefs. He feigns respect for only those weak-kneed chiefs who endorse his illegal regime.

Anonymous said...

With all due respect, just how big a chief is Tui Macuata? Is he paramount chief of the whole of Macuata Province or just the Tikina of Macuata. It seems to be the latter because there are other chiefs in Macuata such as Taaukei Sasa, Vunivalu mai Dreketi, Masi mai Seaqaqa, Tui Labasa, Tui Nadogo, Tui Namuka, Tui Wailevu etc

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama had some space in his jet to Labasa so Gates was allopwed to hop in and fit in and Mr Gates went to pray for Ratu

You nut case, why do you think people go to funerals

Anonymous said...

@Anon 6.43am. CORRECT, Bainimarama did not abolish chiefly titles, - he would have had a war on his hands if he had done that!!! He only abolished the Great Council of Chiefs. In doing so, he made derogatory remarks towards all chiefs in Fiji. That was then. NOW, he is milking every chief he can get close to, to publicly support his draft Constitution. And, chiefs whose "chiefdoms" have benefitted from the government have publicly voiced their support for Bainimarama. Whether their support is a true reflection of their people's wishes will only be tested at the 2014 elections. While Bainimarama called for equal citizenry in the eary days of his coup (to draw support from non-iTaukei) his distribution of development funds and courtship of the iTaukei (through sowing fear that they could lose their land like the Momi Bay deal) in recent months, is really a case of a dog eating its own vomit

Anonymous said...

yeah" Bai did not abolish the chiefly" and Bai did not carry out a coup and Bai did not trash the 1997 Fiji Constitution and Bai did not trash the Ghai draft and Bai did not abuse Fr Barr and Bai...

Anonymous said...

Anon. Apr 30 2013, at 6:30 AM,

I hope Bai and Khai will not attempt to come to my Vanua and try to "abolish" my Chief...lol. Both of them will break Usain Bolt's 100m sprint record through my dalo patch.

Anonymous said...

Can the Chief Justice attend a funeral of an accused person? The Tui Macuata is charged for arson when he burned a fisihing boat and net of a Macuata fisherman. The case is still before the court.

I thought the Judiciary had to be independent. Wouldn't that be viewed as bias, if the case had been ruled for the late chief.

Anonymous said...

Good to get this on the record for the international community but there is no surprise here.


Amnesty International New Zealand says it is not convinced there has been any investigation so far into a video showing alleged torture of escaped prisoners by Fiji's security forces.

Fijian police announced an investigation immediately after the video surfaced on social media sites in March.

In the video, one recaptured prison escapee is beaten repeatedly with wooden and metal poles and then stripped of his underwear and further attacked.

Another man is also hit and dragged by a dog.

The executive director of Amnesty International NZ, Grant Bayldon, has told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat the treatment of the men in the video is not an isolated incident.

"It's sadly part of a continuing pattern of deaths and injuries in custody, many of which have gone un-investigated or have not been properly dealt with through the justice system," he said.

"So past history since the last coup would suggest that the Fiji Government may not be committed to properly investigating allegations like this."
Audio: 'No evidence' of Fiji torture video investigation (ABC News)

Mr Bayldon says his organisation has seen no evidence of an investigation into the torture video.

"There've essentially been no developments that suggest to us things are happening there.

"In fact, soon after the investigation was announced, we had [Fiji's interim Prime Minister] Commodore Frank Bainimarama coming out, saying he stands by his men.

"That's extremely concerning to Amnesty International."

Radio Australia has approached Fiji's coup-installed military government for information about the investigation, but they have not responded.

The police force chief operations officer, Assistant Commissioner Rusiate Tudravu, said he had no comment.

Anonymous said...

now lets wait and see how Rajend can come up with a story on the abusive chiefly system in Siberia and link it to how bad things are in Fiji. I wait with anticipation.

BC said...

Why are they saluting him?
Was he an ex-serviceman or is this just another typical curu uciwai action from the mataivalu ni solisona.

Anonymous said...

What! Arson? @ 11.41am.

Why did the late Tui Macuata decide to take the law into his own hands and burn the fishing boat and net of a fisherman? That was most likely the source of he and his family's livelihood. Sobo...

I suppose with the "right" connections to the top echelons in Fiji, one could easily believe they will eventually get away with murder.

Anonymous said...

The only investigation the police have done of the video is to try to identify the "culprit" who leaked it.

Anonymous said...

What a shameful thing to have a traitor like Gates show up at your funeral. That's the kind of thing that might make one turn over in the grave.

Anonymous said...

the illegal chief justice is there to play politics. remember the curent judiciary in Fiji is the handmaiden of the military regime.

Anonymous said...

Chief Justice represented Court House complex in Labasa which is his property.

Got it

Smart Girl said...

The Courthouse Complex in Labasa town belongs to Ratu Aisea, thats right and when our landlord dies we do go to his funeral don't we?

Some people have that habit of accusing. Leave CJ alone

Anonymous said...

Thank you Editor for the video. RIP Tui Macuata.

Open Minded said...

@BC......

Gang, Rt Aisea was a Lt and served 3 tours shared between Lebanon and Sinai.

A Diploma and BA Graduate.

Work for NLTB up to Estate Officer, and I Taukei Affairs Board as Roko Tui Macuata.

He is the first Patron of the Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti, a local conservation based NGO.

But still I do not like some of his ways.........

Anonymous said...

ladies are not allow to wear earnings in the village..hahaaa...But on Sundays you see them wearing it with gold chain ,Lipstick or black pearls on their neck going inside the church to worship the man above....wondering who is the highest chief to them GOD or the Tui Macuata....

Anonymous said...

anon 11.41am what happen to was his punishment feel sori for his family

Anonymous said...

Chiefs have no authority to speak on behalf of it's people regarding their political affilitation.

I am sick with Fiji Sun reporting that chiefs support this government.

Cheifs should keep to their role of looking at the welfare of it's people and let the people decide who they support.

Not everyone in a village / province support the current illegal government.

Fiji's national debt is now 4.2 billion. In 2006 it was 2 billion.

BC said...

@Open Minded
Thanks for letting me know.

Shame he didn't learn anything from his 18 months in Lebanon and also at University.

And he had the nerve to tell us to accept a constitution being rammed down our throat by some arsehole?

O my my, what people would do for money eh. Willing to sell your people for money?

There's another arsehole chief in the office of the President of Fiji. I hope he gets AIDS.


Anonymous said...

@anon 4.14 says the Tui macuata was...the first Patron of the Nature Fiji-Mareqeti Viti, a local conservation based NGO. We also heard he ordered the harvesting of scores of turtles for a magiti soon after being made the patron.

Anonymous said...

CJ is a GAURI and all those beside him must be careful. Secondly, the word Bolatagane is not traditionally aligned to some highly significant and historical event in Macuatas history or Vanualevu for that matter. It was a name synonymous to Great Britain, maybe to signify and commemorate the deed of session.

Anonymous said...

why hasn't dharam lingam attended the funeral along with Bainimarama his god?
long live dharam lingus!

Anonymous said...

with his half-baked understanding of revolutionary politics Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum ( the conspiratorial group's intellectual schemer) advised the coup leader to get rid of the chiefly order to create a dictatorship of the proletariat . he has ended with a dictatorship of pagalwas! and for all his intellect Aiyaz is also a pagalwah who thinks he has a blue-print for a new and better Fiji.

Anonymous said...

It's a great pity that so many people here want to politicise the death of a respected chief. And just because he backed the current government. Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

@ 9.49am Anon.

Shame on you for not recognising the self-imposed, dictatorial junta for what it is.

Shame on your dead chief if the arson charges proves true.

Last but not least, shame on the vodolotos/kanalotos still riding high on the junta's bandwagon, unable to see beyond their over-fed bellies.

coka said...

de vutuki gates tiko o tui macuata!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my...C4.5 was at the funeral to shoot this video. And they also kanaloto and gunuloto in Naduri. Tamani namu rau...lailai na batinitoro..sa voivoi tale qo. Gata tolu na yasana. Vakaloloma takalaka......R.I.P RATU...era mai vakacacani kemuni lai yacova sara na veivakalolomataki lolovira..kenai kuri tu na liumuri..torosobu.

@ Coka..kua ni mai tukuna tiko eke na ka e dau caka vei iko..sa o mai kacivi tu kina na coka.

Anonymous said...

It seems that this forum is full of grubshit by those who are commenting on the late Tui Macuata.
y dont u show ur face.and ID urself if u got the balls to talk like that..

Anonymous said...

Believe me - if it were normal days - I would identify myself - Tui Macuata died in an environment that he believed in preserving!! that tells us something!! Na cava qoka - preserve ga oti ya vakamate vonu tale me rawa ni kana kina - vakaloloma, lolovira, sa qai vinaka qori me ra wasei koya tale a CAKAU kei ira era taukena!! memu sici!!!