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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Fiji sentences show continued erosion of rule of law

All eyes again on the efforts of the regime to hide what is so blatantly clear: there is no rule of law in Fiji.

In finding the Citizens Constitutional Forum and its director, Reverend Akuila Yabaki, guilty of contempt of court, the unelected government is showing the world yet again it is systematically squashing the rights of Fiji citizens.

The CCF and Yabaki have been found guilty of 'scandalising the court' for publishing quotes from the notable 2012 UK Law Society Charity report in its Tutaka newsletter last year.

The report, of course, cited the findings of the chair of the charity, Nigel Dodds, that despite the protests of the regime, the judiciary is under the thumb of the illegal attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.

Justice William Calachini has fined CCF $20,000 and sentenced Yabaki to three months jail, suspended for 12 months. Both also have to apologise to the 'judiciary' aka Khaiyum and to run that apology in the Tutaka newsletter. They also have to pay $4,500 between them to the 'office of the attorney general.'

Reaction from around the region to the finding shows the world is wise and weary to the ways of the military dictatorship.


This from the New Zealand Law Society: “The Society sees the moves by the Fijian government to pursue this matter as evidence of a continued erosion of the rule of law in one of our closest neighbours."

Nigel Dodds, who Fiji last year accused of spreading 'false, outrageous and inflammatory allegations,' also 
sees through the Calachini conviction. 

Like others, Dodd notest the sentence is being used to silence Yabaki, just as political parties, the chiefs and the Church have been muzzled, in the lead up to next year's election. 

The election is Frank Bainimarama's ticket to legitimate rule. Until then he and his illegal government continue to oppress Fiji citizens as they pick their way through a roadmap pre-determined to entrench their power.


Background: The 9 August 2013 decision of the Fijian High Court is available at http://www.paclii.org/fj/cases/FJHC/2013/388.html.

The Reform of Information Technology and Computing Services Decree (Decree No 17 of 2013) is available at http://www.fiji.gov.fj/getattachment/07da429d-6ea8-4d41-a452-49fdb184d145/Decree-No-17---Reform-of-Information-Technology-an.aspx.

119 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is rather amusing and ridiculous to say the least that Willliam Calanchini who was the legal adviser to Commander Bainimarama during the Qarase rule had to be the judge in this Rev Yabaki case.The judgement as obviously biased and pro military in nature and william calanchini was blinded by his own ego that supports bainimarama.

Grace Jo said...

NZ Law Society has sent their 'angel' Dr Shaista Shameem to our capital for investigation regarding this same Judgment. This ex Director of FHR was seen starting her investigation with the first Lady - Adi koila at Governor's Restaurant in Suva. What a start!
Dr Shaista is the same person who was the first one to declare 2006 takeover legal. Now we must wait and see what this corrupt Sociologist will do?

Sanaila said...

Shaista Shamimi should be arrested for her part in the coup. She is one corrupt and ugly bitch.

By the way, where's Semi Meo and his ex boyfriend Dharam Lingam?

Anonymous said...

Shaista is back? Seen with Adi Koila? What a combination. That black billi should be taken for investigation.

Anonymous said...

Shaista Shameem is in Fiji for MPChaudahry's case. She wants to help Anand Singh so that MPC could be saved.
MPC is Shaista's 'political abba'

Anonymous said...

What a combination @ the shysters Shaista and Koila. Are birds of a feather as coupsters who were kicked out by Khaium after the coup. They have an axe to grind.

Anonymous said...

It's a pity that some people are trying to fend off the truth and reality by trying to shift the blame to those who have proven record of outstanding leadership and wisdom domestically and internationally .Now this blogger is really a propagandist for Bainimarama. He is trying to blame Ratu Mara for the derail in our culture and tradition due to the abolishing of some of the system that were there during the colonial era binding the social and traditional structure on Fijian administration between 1960 - 70. Who ever you are ,I wish to point out here to you that Fiji is a part of a global village called the world and we can not live in isolation from the rest of the world we depend on the rest of the world in our struggle for
survival daily and we have to move on with the rest of the world in this journey.Bet, 60-70 was when human right become internationally recognised as a universal law so to be inline with international requirement Fiji has to take away those system that were holding us back especially the native fijian to allow us to exercise our freedom and rights in what ever life we want to live but our tradition and culture remains intact and it was up to each individual to decide for their own based on their own good judgement their feature other than been dictated like what Bainimarama and his illegal regime is currently doing to us .Ratu Sir Kamisese was a chief in his own right,a states man, a man of vision and wisdom, a great leader and highly educated and well respected by local and international communities. Honestly speaking I do not see any reason why someone has to discredit the good and tireless work done by a great leader . This is a very cheap shot by Bainimarama propagandist to try and compare Bainimarama against a great man. What has Bainimarama got and done comparable to Ratu Mara. Nothing. Please mr propagandist just talk about your dum dictator and tell him that people of Fiji want their right to participate in the formulation of their constitution and the right to decide who to represent them in the government.

Anonymous said...

The usurpers that is bai Kai and company sodomised the judiciary in Fiji. It is an open secret that judges like william hallucini are regime plants in the judiciary parked there to see to it that court decisions go the regime way. Fiji has a phony prime minister and a phony judiciary. This is not an opinion. It is a fact!

Anonymous said...

SODELPA PARTY DENIES ANY OF THE BELOW PUBLISHED TODAY IN THE FIJI SUN. IT IS THE WORK OF AN INDIVIDUAL NOT AUTHORIZED TO COMMENT ON PARTY ISSUES - ISIKELI SIOSIO KOMAISAVAI
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By ROSI DOVIVERATA

The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) president, Ro Teimumu Kepa, is unlikely to contest the party leader position despite earlier predictions.
Sources close to the Gone Marama Bale na Roko Tui Dreketi say she wishes to concentrate on her chiefly role.
Ro Teimumu had been tipped as the likely SODELPA leader to take on Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in next year’s election campaign.
But in recent years she has developed other interests, one of the sources said, including her association with the non-governmental organisation called the Fiji Native Tribal Congress.
Established in June 2011 the congress aims to preserve, protect and advance the rights of Fiji’s native population, the Indigenous Fijians.
Her involvement and leadership in village, tikina and provincial projects, also keeps her occupied.
Ro Teimumu herself has been reluctant to comment. But the sources are those close to her since the former Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) days.
This leaves the SODELPA party leadership open for other potential candidates.
The three most likely:

Ratu Jone Kubuabola
Ratu Jone Kubuabola took over the reigns of leadership in the old Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) party when Laisenia Qarase was jailed for abuse of office.
SODELPA members say that Ratu Jone has done a good job as interim party leader.
But his quiet demeanor may rule him out of the position.
His role as a former Governor of the Reserve Bank and Finance Minister are in his favour.
But some also think his past decisions in certain financial roles could count against him as party leader.

Tupeni Baba
Tupeni Baba could also be in the running.
Academically, he is well qualified. He worked at the University of the South Pacific and later the University of Auckland.
Dr Baba was one of the founders of the Fiji Labour Party in the mid 1980’s.
A fallout with those in leadership resulted in the formation of the New Labour Unity Party in 2001.
At the 2006 elections, he stood under the Soqosoqo ni Duavata ni Lewenivanua party. The switch to SDL proved politically fatal, Dr Baba lost his seat but was nominated as a Senator.
A political commentator said he is like a swinging pendulum.
With SODELPA, he has been vocal on issues.
But when it comes down to party loyalty, his intentions may be questioned.

Anare Jale
The former Chief Executive Officer for the Public Service and former diplomat, Anare Jale is another likely candidate.
His strong work ethic may turn in his favour.
Though he is fairly new in the realm of politics, his first-hand experience with a number of Prime Ministers is a bonus.
Mr Jale also enjoys strong family support – a necessity in this sometimes cruel game of politics.

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Anonymous said...

Fiji is controlled by 2 person frank/khaiyum .they are the law/judge/ministers for everything.dumb army and police are their body guards and gang stars to silence any critics.jungle law.

Anonymous said...

I only hope that Akuila Yabaki realised his stance.For some awkward reason Mr, Yabaki has been a strong supporter of Bainimarama knowing the illegal existence of his regime.raping our constitution and taking away the democratic rights of the people. Now Bainimarama has put you into an awkward situation..Mr. Yabaki you can not play a double role. You have to call a fork a fork and a spade a spade.

Fijiwala said...

I am no Leagal Eagle but am wondering how the Fiji Judiciary can justify hearing this case. The case is About Yabaki vs Judiciary. Judiciary feels that they have been harmed by CCF and Yabaki. Should there not be an independent 3rd party that ought be hearing the case?

I am am harmed by someone, it would be the court which is independent 3rd party who is not prejudiced that hears the case. If the judge is known to either party, the judge has to disclose and exclude him/herself from that case. Similarly in this case the Fiji Judiciary/ Attorney General call themselves victims. I certainly would like to hear some thoughts on this from the bloggers.

Commordore Bainimarama KCMJ KFC, TAB DPB,ETC said...

anonymoos (chuha) ,3.31 you are either Santa Clause Barbie Maharaj or Anit Singh.....grow up !!

How is your(santa) fake ill-gotten medal you fraudster?

the difference said...

its the same process everywhere else...the only difference and problem in Fiji is that the judiciary is not independent...why, because if willy calanchini decides against the government, he'd be out of a job just like the other judges and magistrates who showed just any inkling of independence.

submission said...

yes and like the chiefs and the church, the reverend will just cower down, wave the white flag and pray like hell that God kills Bainimarama and his gang...

Anonymous said...

Is Shaista back with Peter the Pilot-son of Chandji and Kesho.The Idiot Pilot is a drunkard and hooligan and a loudmouth-but as meek as a mouse in the house in the presence of Shaista the fat giant!-big bum !

Anonymous said...

Where is Sri Yukt Satendra None-Done hiding these days.I wonder how much he was paid for trying to draft the new contitution now rubbished by the regime-Dr Brij Lal must be laughing his head-and maybe-his arse off!!

Anonymous said...

If the NZ law society think that this ruling is unfair, then they should have the balls to test this hypothesis by making similar comments about the NZ judiciary. Lets see if they get in trouble or not!

ratu frank voreqe bainimagana levu said...

fiji airways NEWS:
UNION REPS HAVE REPORTED THAT FIJI AIRWAYS IS TAKING HUGE RISKS WITH PASSENGER SAFETY BECAUSE OF INCOMPETENT LEADERSHIP AND SUBSTANDARD PILOT CAPABILITIES.

UNION REPS STATE THAT CAPTAIN JOSUA CAVALEVU, THE CHIEF PILOT, IS MAKING AIRCREWS FLY OUTSIDE THEIR LEGAL FLYING TIME HOURS. JOSUA EVEN RECENTLY DID IT HIMSELF. THIS IS THE SAME PRACTICE THAT OTHER PILOTS WERE SIDELINED FOR DOING BUT IT IS NOW ACCEPTABLE - ESPECIALLY WHEN THERE IS INSUFFICIENT AND NO CAPABLE CREWS FOR THE AIRBUS A330.

JOSUA CAVALEVU [WHO WAS HAND PICKED BY DAVID PHLIFGER] AND HIS GOOD MATE, THE USELESS FOUR-EYED TRAINING MANAGER OFFICER, BOTH FAILED THEIR A330 COURSE IN FRANCE AND NITIN PATEL, THE DICKLESS CHUNI PIO CHAIRMAN, SAID THAT IT WAS ALL HEARSAY. BUT THESE TWO IDIOT PILOTS ALSO FAILED THE SAME EXAM AGAIN WITH QANTAS.... STILL HEARSAY???

NITIN PATEL HAS HIS HEAD DEEP UP INSIDE KHAIYUMS BUM SO THAT HE CONTINUES TO ENJOY THE PERKS.

MEANWHILE PASSENGER LIVES ARE AT RISK - THIS IS A WARNING TO PASSENGERS FLYING FIJI AIRWAYS - CHOOSE ANOTHER AIRLINE UNTIL THESE MONKEYS HAVE ALL BEEN REPLACED BY COMPETENT PEOPLE.

THIS IS ABOUT SAFETY OF YOUR FAMILIES - IF THERE IS AN ACCIDENT THEN ITS TOO LATE.

Anonymous said...

That's a silly comment @ 9.50pm

Why the hell should the NZLS do the same in NZ when the whole world sees clearly their judiciary for what they are: independent, impartial, competent and highly respected ... and fully functional in an open, free, democratic society.

The Fiji gang under the Khainazigate rule does not come even close.

Look at the kind of comments against the Fiji judiciary in cyberspace in the last couple of years! Nazigate themselves have said many times over that a biased court & judiciary is all about "a reasonable perception made by an independent observer". Yabaki is not only independent, he was also on their side, until he realised the tragic truth about them.

Too much bad blood all around, with fragile egos and wanna-be-tops-in-my-lifetime mentality.

The shysters should have gotten help instead of looking for vengeance for 'perceived wrongs' by their colleagues and the govt of the day.

Kaha hai Sri Yukt Profesor Satendra None-Done? said...

Did someone mention Sri Yukt Satendra None-Done? The good professor is in Canberra warming his tired old balls by the fireside after making hay in Fiji. Both Prof nandan and his imbecile wife milked uni of Fiji while acting like they were doing Fiji a big favour, such is their arrogance.

In fact Fiji tax payers were doing them big favour - Nandan's dim-witted wife was assistant professor in Fiji when she could not even get a tutor's in Australia for all her husband Nandan's persuasive powers. saten is known to have masi polo, joke, charm, trick, bedazzle, and bullshit his way to the top. he writes against nepotism but is very good at getting jobs for the family.

Fiji has been good for Nandan - he was also paid for work on constitution. He was Khaiyum's spy and dobbed in Yash Ghai. Very profitable Fiji sojourn for the None-done family.

Anonymous said...

Remember not only the Law Society in NZ is saying that the ruling is unfair ,Australian ,England and Wales also .its not only unfair,it's injustice and wrong..There is no need to try and defend something legally, morally and ethically wrong.It clearly indicate to the world that the Judiciary in Fiji is not independent as judgement and ruling are preconceived and influenced by the illegal AG and PM, When the governing body is illegal everything they are doing is illegal.the regime should step down for an interim Administration to be appointed to appointed to take the country to election and allow the judiciary to operate independently for justice to prevail.

Anonymous said...

Doctor Baba or Ratu Jone .K. will be better Co leaders for Sodelpa .

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 8.23am, SODELPA needs someone who is sincere and experienced in financial market. Otherwise, as in previous Fijian led political parties, some bull-shit artist claiming to know about money will just vesu-mona everyone and lead them down to whereever!

Anonymous said...

anon @928
I know what you mean like current minister for everything Frank/Khaiyum .vesu mona.

Anonymous said...

Yes it was the opportunist Inoke Kubuabola who announced in Ausie that a new constitution is on its way by end of August 8 months late.however,it is yet to come and it content is not known ,who is making the constitution not known and people not consulted, unacceptable as it is illegal.

Paula said...

How can the rule of law be compromised if there is no rule of law? Since the abrogation of our constitution and the replacement of an independent judiciary by mercenaries loyal only to their paymaster Khaiyum, there is neither rule of law nor justice in Fiji. Every decision any court has made since then has served one purpose only: the consolidation for Khaiyum's grip on power.

Anonymous said...

Khaiyum monkey court and judges.shame .time people stand up for legal 1997 constitution.enough of bs bkc .

Anonymous said...

People not too concerned with illegality/constitution etc BUT, once they're aware that this regime is worse than previous governments in stealing Fijians' natural resources, they will certainly act.

Just Saying said...

will yabaki now become a real gung ho human rights activist instead of one who only goes so far?

Anonymous said...

Just saying @ 11.25am, it's not a matter of only going so far, it's about being responsible to ensure you continue to be effective to those you serve! Name me one gung ho human rights activist who has gone all the way? Even once notorious Apisai Tora in the 50s ended up joining the 'enemy'.

Anonymous said...

August 15, 2013 at 5:04 PM

My Good Sir, Why do you have to blame JVB? (or The Old Man for that matter) You should rest the accusation on the Teacher who taught him, the Appointer who appointed him to the ranks, the Potter who molded him, the Leader who led him and the Mentor who gave him the strength and energy to be who he is (or who he was to the Old Man)in the future whether Good or Bad and that is his personal choice.

See the results of his Form 4 at Marist Brother High School, he became the Commander of RFMF and the Chairman of the G77 of the world in a very short time. He now knows the Tricks of the Trades just like his predecessors. Forget about being a new Boy in the Block, he proved the odds can overcome equals. Do not forget that he is sitting in the same very high office of our nation that his predecessors enjoyed once upon a time. In the filing cabinets there are records signed sealed and he may have seen many Rights & Wrongs Truth & Lies. Greed & Ego, Weak & Strong, Corruption &, Conspiracy, Corruptors and Conspirators that the people of this nation did not know about.

This is no longer a game of chess to entertain people but it is the game of wants and chances of the greedy and self righteousness people.

What matters most that the saddest part of all these are the indigenous lands and resources owners of Fiji will always become the victims.

My observation led me to believe unless our leaders take us away from the corrupted System of Old and Evil to the New System of Survival and Righteous, Share and Care, Just and Fair then we are in at our worse time inside the Guagmire of Pains and Sufferings forever.

JVB was and is not the person responsible for the wrongs done in the past which is very much alive today. It is the same Man that led The Old Man to abolish the best Fijian System thereis for the indigenous Fijian has also led him not to give back to the Great Council of Chiefs what is rightfully theirs and that is the "Fiji’s Independence Day Charter" that was handed over by Prince Charles at the Albert Park to The Old Man. I doubted the Great Council of Chiefs had read the contents of the "Fiji Independence Day Charter" which should be by right the property of the GCC and the iTaukeis and not for the Government of Fiji to be locked away. Does anyone knows what were the messages in the Charter of the HRH Queen Elizabeth II to the Chiefs of Fiji?

Find and eliminate the causes of Evil in Fiji then we will all be happily living together again as one people one nation on this wonderful island. I still saying that JVB (and The Old Man) is not to be accused nor to be blamed BUT THE MAN. It was the Teacher, the Appointer, the Potter, the Mentor and the people he served that made him who he is today.

I feel that JVB was called in (without application?)to take over the Commander of the RFMF and he is a good man and a good leader but need a fair and just pruning.

JVB, please do not wonder too far away from the "KEEL" of the indigenous Fijian's foundation of Lands and Resources, Cultures, Customs,Traditions and Religious Faiths.

Anonymous said...

Mind you people should be concerned of the illegality of the regimes existence. Because the regimes is based on treason which is a capital offence in other words the head of all criminal offence and through that the have access into the governments finances of which the coup leader is the minister responsible. That is why he s paying himself more than 1.3 million annual salary ,1.03"million for Kaiyum and he is giving pay rise for the military since 2006. Apart from that no body knows how much they have siphoned out of the country to overseas banks under different names lake the Waqavuka company registered in Ireland. The said company bought the 3 airbus aircraft which is now on lease to Fiji Air. So the Waqavuka company took loan from FNPF paid the airbus deposit and the rest of the payment will be one from Fiji Air to Waqavuka then to Airbus. Directors and share holders of Waqavuka is yet to be established.

Anonymous said...

I bet you my bottom dollar that silly comment by anon 9.50pm about testing the independence of the NZ judiciary came from an idiot in the military.thats the kind of shit heads we have running the country and controlling the judiciary .

thuggery said...

anon 1157am, why don't u blame God for giving bainimagana life for his thieving and thuggery?
that's ur warped logic.

dicks said...

exactly anon 1210pm, u will get into trouble ofcourse if u tell a lie in NZ....in Fiji u only get into trouble if u tell the truth about the government or the judiciary....the army cannot understand that cos they are soldiers trained and paid by us to follow orders and tell lies regardless...have to be complete no brainers to stay in the army.

Anonymous said...

Shaista Shameem is one of the 2006 coup plotter with her sister Nazhart Shameem. Being the Fiji HRC and she condoned the use of violence by the military against those who were against the coup.in view of that the people think that Shaister is not a suitable person for the job she is entrusted with in Fiji by the NZ Law Society. Conflict of interest .

Anonymous said...

Anon@12.27pm, Shaista is a very smart person and if the military used violence against protestors, what did you expect, for them to be given chocolates? In fact all the Shameem sisters are very clever. Too much envy is the problem.

Anonymous said...

Agree with anon 12.27pm

Manipulative shysters shaista, nazhat and koila cannot be part of the solution since they were part of the PROBLEM.

It's best if they bring themselves a peg or two down to the reality staring at them in the face, eat their humble pies and remove their compromised obese asses from the national scene instead of trying to pull strings to cover their tracks.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12.45pm

Too clever perhaps for their obese asses as stark naked as their naked emperor dictator running around thinking he's robed from head to toe. lol.

Yes its true that shaista told the public not to bother with any form of demonstration or even protest peacefully. When she was exposed for her active role in supporting the coup, she then sold to the media a picture of herself holding a gun.

Shameless twats.

Anonymous said...

Agree with anon 12.10pm.

I doubt if anyone is fooled by the typical cheap attempt of anon 11.57am to excuse his god Frankenstein, Fiji's tinpot dictator.

Look around the world and tell us what happens to tyrants and dictators in the end. lol.

Anonymous said...

Khaiyum and his elite muslim should go to egypt and help his muslim brotherhood morsi .f from our fiji you muslim kants.go write your bs constitution for muslim world.

Anonymous said...

@ 1.25pm

I'm afraid they won't be able to sell their CON to the Egyptians, much less to the Egyptian army. lol.

Look at what's happened to the muslim brotherhood sit-down protest at Tahrir Square - completely wiped out by the army 2 days ago, with hundreds dead.

These dark age religious radicals will have to urgently update themselves with living in the 21st century instead of thinking they can do whatever they want, with whoever they want, once they get into power.

Anonymous said...

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.thats why the judiciary in Fiji is corrupt. It is under the control of people who hold absolute power in the country with no checks and balance, no accountability,no transparency, no public scrutiny and no integrity. How can the judiciary be independent and impartial and apply the law without fear or favour in such a political environment? Only an intellectual imbecile will believe that kind of nonsense!

Anonymous said...

Fiji biggest problem is all army want to lead the government so they can fill the pocket.
khaiyum is using army/police to fill his and elite muslims pocket they milk millions and army/police get crump.

Anonymous said...

Army been used by rabuka/speight and frank/khaiyum now to fill the pockets.

Anonymous said...

Eqypt is very hot this time of the year. Rajen of Atlantic Blvd, I heard its really cold in NSW. Good time for a quick holiday, barachod. And while you there, do some protesting against military rule. Go hero go.

Anonymous said...

Regime had 8 years of free ride ripping the tax payers funds .no election they came as a thief at the day to rob us for our freedom,democracy ,our elected government and tax payers dollars.we had enough of this butako

Fijiwala said...

Now if the Ports Authority of Fiji show a profit than why do we need the monkeys from Sri Lanka to take over the management of the Ports?

Ports Authority presents $3.6M dividend cheque to govt
Publish date/time: 16/08/2013 [17:00
The Fiji Ports Corporation Limited today presented their 2012 dividend cheque of $3,654,877 to government.

Chairman Tevita Kuruvakadua while presenting the cheque to the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said they achieved their net profit after tax for the financial year 2012 of $7.31 million.

Kuruvakadua said their board in line with their corporate plan even undertook some of the infrastructure developments in the financial year which included the building of a commercial shed in Suva and Lautoka.

He said their achievements this year is already 30% more than last year’s which indicates the potential of the company.

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

According to Kuruvakadua the future program they are looking at is improving customer services in line with undertaking some of the services that are linked with the IT services.

Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said he knows this is not the end for the company as they will continue to improve.

Statement from Fiji's Robin Hood aka mahen Pal Chuadhry said...

Fiji Labour leader dismissive of AG’s election talk
Posted at 03:39 on 15 August, 2013 UTC

The Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry says recent statements in the media by the attorney general, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, on fair elections are pointless. Mr Chaudhry says ruling at gun point has deprived the people of their rights.

He says the prime minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama’s decision to defer the elections promised for 2009 has made the regime very unpopular.

“They have been ruling at gunpoint, there is no democracy, people are deprived of their rights, human right, trade union right, political and stable rights, what is Mr Khaiyum talking about, they behave as if they are a democratically elected government. They are not.”

Simpson S -mailife said...

AHHHHH FIJI ,the land of RUMOURS,RUMOURS and more RUMOURS,

How the hell do you guys make these assumptions regarding the NZ Law society sending Shaista Shameem. Has the NZ law Society briefed you on this visit??

This country is so Fucked up that "normal "people are beginning to imagine things.

Anonymous said...

Problem with these anti-government bloggers. So fired up more of them talk shit than the few who do talk sense!

Anonymous said...

How can we have democratic election under illegal constitution?
Can the regime AG explain this to the public.

Anonymous said...

We dont need BKC .we need legal 1997 constitution .

Vilimoni said...

Fiji's economic growth is forecasted to be around 3.2%. Australia's going to be 0.5%. NZ's economic growth is estimated to be around 2.1%. Despite all the economic sanctions isn't our military government doing well. Remember all other major v economies are still in recession. SDL never got a growth like this despite the booming times and all economic aid given.

Eroni Sikivou said...

Ratu Inoke Kububuloa was an extremist in 1987. I can remember him meeting Ki-Bau, Vutaki Meo and Tattifa in Feb 1987 in Knolly Street. They were all plotting to do something against the Bavadra government. How come he has made a U turn? Now he is campaigning for equality of every one in Fiji. From 1987 to 2006 he was campaigning for indigenous supremacy. What a change?

Anonymous said...

SDL didnt had huge debt of 5 billion as the regime have now.
SDL had good transparent/accountable government and all AG reports were publish and given to Public Account Committee and public could view it and media.
Where is Regime promised transparent /accountable govt and AG reports and Salaries . publish it than talk .

Anonymous said...

I see fijians fighting fijian for power .army/police used as personal guards and hit mans.elite muslims taking advantage of frank/army to rip the tax payers dollars.

Anonymous said...

Vilimoni : Where did you get that statistic from? and secondly it is just a projection. Remember Aisie and NZ have very huge economy. Those figures or percentages represents trillions and billions and in Fiji case the projection growth percentage figures represents only million an thousands.Most importantly Fiji governments income and expenditure is not known.There has not been any Government Audit report shown by the Illegal regime from 2007 till to date to spell out the regimes expenses against the income. Despite the preasure from outside for the regime to show the Auditor General report they totally ingore it why? Fijis got overseas and demestic debts which we is somewhere on the vicinity of 5billion and could be more. Vilimoni do not get excited and carried away of those growth percentage figure you are talking about.and to nail this SDL was a democratically elected government Auditor Generals report was published every year for public consumption nothing is hidden and they have the right and authority to utalise government funds because they have the mandate of the people NOT this illegal regime. tghey were not elected by the people and as such they do not have the right and authority to use taxpayers money.

Apisai Tora- Nadi said...

I totally agree that Ratu Inoke is nationalist and a racist. How ever, it is strange that he is advocating democracy and equal citizenship for all.

Filimoni- RFMF said...

Who say's Fiji's debt is 5 billion. Read the IMF report below. It is 1% of GDP. NZ debt ratio to GDP is 40%. Read the article below from Fiji Times.

FIJI'S economy has picked up from the low growth of previous years and is growing robustly.

But according to International Monetary Fund's Chikahisa Sumi, there is no time for complacency.

And while the IMF mission chief to Fiji revealed Fiji was doing well, he said the country could do better to address the supply bottlenecks such as infrastructure improvements, roads and bridges.

"This is what the 2013 Budget has undertaken and we believe is commendable but we have to continue on that. You need to have a stable supply and easy access to land, electricity, running water, human resource and predictable regulations," he said on Thursday, while summarising discussions held recently with more than 100 people including Fijian authorities and other stakeholders on the 2013 Article IV Consultation.

"These are the kind of things we would like the Fijian economy to have so that the environment and business confidence goes up for the increased business investment.

"This in turn would increase the absorptive capacity for the economy and prepare Fiji for the next level of high growth."

He said growth in the Fijian economy increased to 2.15 per cent in 2012, supported by income tax cuts, low interest rates and the one-time payouts under the Fiji National Provident Fund reform.

This, he said, offset the negative impact of the severe floods and Tropical Cyclone Evan on the agriculture and tourist sectors.

"With a lower-than-budgeted deficit of 1 per cent of gross domestic product, Fiji's debt-to-GDP ratio continued to decline in 2012," he said.

"The financial sector is stable and international reserves have stabilised to a comfortable level. However, unemployment remains stubbornly high at nearly 9 per cent, with youth unemployment and underemployment at significantly higher rates. Emigration pressures continue especially among the higher skilled."

Mr Sumi said economic growth was set to increase to about 3 per cent this year and latest available consumption indicators suggest accelerating momentum in the first half of this year would be boosted by increases in disposable income, bank borrowing and rising investment.

Anonymous said...

Like most opportunists, Inoke Kubuabola knows which side of his bread is buttered and will not hesitate to lick the soles of Aiyaz's dirty shoe - as we saw all too clearly at his recent speech scandal in Brisbane.

ASK says "jump" and the poofter- pleasers all scream, "how high o beloved master!"

Kubuabola is a coward trying to look busy sticking a band-aid on a gaping deep wound when he KNOWS better.

Anonymous said...

Not surprising that Filimoni-RFMF directs the public to read IMF's press statement in our censored press that typically spins all newsworthy stories, in the junta's favour.

It's very interesting to read IMF's press statement "ad verbatim" (see link below) as well as between the lines. Here's the remaining part of the press release they've not reported on, starting with the rest of sentences contained in that same paragraph where Filimoni's FijiTimes report had left off (above):

"... These effects are likely to taper off somewhat in the latter part of 2013. In 2014, growth is projected to moderate to 2¼ percent.

The current macroeconomic policies are broadly appropriate. Fiji’s fiscal policy continues to balance the need to strengthen the fiscal position against the need to increase public investment to support growth.

The 2013 deficit target of 2.8 percent of GDP is on track to be met, with strong VAT revenue collections and somewhat slower-than-planned expenditures in the first half of 2013.

In view of muted inflationary pressures, the accommodative stance of monetary policy is appropriate.

The current stable macroeconomic environment provides a good opportunity to move towards a more flexible exchange rate regime to help the country better absorb external shocks and protect its international reserve position.

The authorities have recently accelerated structural reforms—including in the areas of land policy, the sugarcane sector, the civil service, public enterprises, and pensions—but key policy challenges remain to sustainably raise economic growth, reduce poverty, and increase resilience to shocks.

In this context, measures to boost business confidence such as relaxation of price controls, increased and stable access to customary land use, and continued focus on infrastructure upgrades—along with reduced political uncertainty—would help improve the investment climate and spur private sector investment.

And in all areas of policymaking, the mission would encourage broad consultation with key stakeholders, including small to medium sized businesses and civil society, in order to further improve the quality, consistency, and sustainability of policy decisions and business regulations.

To achieve higher growth and reduce unemployment, faster and deeper structural reform is now urgently needed.

It is particularly important to expand Fiji’s capacity to utilize effectively an expected increase in foreign and domestic investment following a successful transition to democratic parliamentary government in 2014.

The mission will be preparing a report that the IMF’s Executive Board will discuss in November 2013.”

http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2013/pr13311.htm

Anonymous said...

Filimoni Army" What are you trying to prove here. The statics you are saying are forecast or projection might and might not.It is the FNPF loan from the government that is stabilising the economy.Look at the export and import deficit it runs into hundreds of percent.The mistry here is the reluctantcy of the illegal regime to release tghe Auditor Generals Report becausde that is where our economic growth can be determined the income against expenses reality and not projection nor forecast and you are trying to compare Fiji with NZ and Ausie Resource wise we are no where near those two countries so I suggest that you confine youself on the affairs of Fiji which you people are destroying getting pay increase for nothing increasing you own peoples budget allocation every year since the last 7 years for what For instilling fear on the people at gun point you parasite

Anonymous said...

After 1987/2000 and 2006 coup 28% indians have move out of fiji for better living overseas.elite fijian living fiji too.
If all Indians close their 95% business and move out of fiji what will happen to the regime.
no money no pay to the army/police than we will have civil war in fiji.who will coup who .?

Anonymous said...

Filimoni RFMF: You know that those projection on Fiji economy has been calculated from IMF throught the information and statistical datas supplied to them by the Fiji Government Bureau of Statistic and Finance.Now the genuinity of those datas and informations supplied is another question because the illegal Military Regime is known for its deceptions amd lies and people finding it hard to believe anything you people are saying.Why dont you people go back to your army barrack and let the people decide for themself who to run their government whilst you do you real job and that is looking after external security of the government and the people of Fiji and support Police on internal security as and when required.Let the polotician run the governmentand the law will take care of them for any breache not the military.

Anonymous said...

God will not come and fight for democracy.people have been given freedom and democracy from our loving god.
democracy is in your hands people.frank and his army have stolen our freedom, democracy and our elected govt.

S.Seru said...

DEMOCRACY! DEMOCRACY! DEMOCRACY! DEMOCRACY!

The Arab countries are making changes in the name of democracy through revolutions that have resulted in mayhem, genocide, destruction; creating fear and uncertainty. The world is condemning all these mayhem but it has forgotten that this is the evolution of governance that Polybius the Greek Historian had foretold in his book. The change from monarchy to aristocracy to oligarchy and finally to democracy will go through some strong arm tactics for change to succeed. Bloodshed, destruction and mayhem are normal in the change from monarchy to aristocracy to oligarchy, to democracy, ochlogochy (mob rule) Libya, Tunisia, Syria and Egypt are currently going through the process of oligarchy before it could achieve democracy. The love for change to democracy is painful, because democracy is synonymous with mayhem, destruction and death for it to succeed.
Chester E. Finn, Jr., professor of education and public policy at Vanderbilt University and director of the Educational Excellence Network, said in remarks before a group of educators and government officials in Managua, Nicaragua: "That people naturally prefer freedom to oppression can indeed be taken for granted. But that is not the same as saying that democratic political systems can be expected to create and maintain themselves over time. On the contrary. The idea of democracy is durable, but its practice is precarious." Fortunately for Fiji, the change from kingdom to cession to independence, republic in the name of democracy is different. It is uniquely Fijian as the saying goes; Fiji the Way the World should Be. Well the world can always take a was lesson from the way we make our changes.

S.Seru

Anonymous said...

S.Seru :"Democracy " Where did you get that idea from that no country in the world is na democracy. Most of the country in the world are democracy.Ausie,NZ,US,UK.France,Samoa,Tonga and many many other country. Fiji was untill the military stole it in December 2006.The only place that do not have democrary is in the Military.Soldiers cant exercise their own discreson as they work only on orders and instructions even when they know that the order or instruction is wrong they go ahead and do it and they come up with the execuse that they are just obeying orders. that is bullshit.The court Martial judgement against the CRW soldiers who were charged for Mutiny as they gave that excuse of obeying orders rules that they shold not have executed those orders because lives of their comrade were at stake and they should have exercise their own commonsence. NO DEMOCRACY

Anonymous said...

I may not make sence to you because I disagree with your suggestion that Bainimarama is a good man due to the reasons I have stated and thats my views on him which I am entitle to likewise you are also entitle for you own views on him. The bottom line is that he has committed treason so he is not a law abiding person.He has sent former PM Qarase to prison only for alleged abuse of office a very trivial offence but he has committed the capital criminal offence which has maximum sentance of Life Imprisonment yet he is calling himself a Prime Minister and he will be contesting the election.Is he allegable after committing crime.He may be a good man but what he has done and is doing is not good

Anonymous said...

Muslim brotherhood once in key position will try to destroy the infidels with its islamist agenda.they become strong and use its power to instruct our police and army to destroy our cultures,religion,business ,govt and constitution .they hold grip on our leaders to destroy us.
we cant just sit down and be destroyed .we need to form our own freedom brotherhood group in our villages,cities ,vanua to protect us from this muslim brotherhood ,army,police .
we need to deport this elite muslim brotherhood
group before they destroy us in fiji.time to wake up. .look at Egypt,Syria and others.Learn now and stand up for your freedom,democracy and constitution.
Khaiyum with his MB doing that and our dumb army/police are just destroying us because of few dollars.Wake Up before its too late.Ban MB before they spread like cancer and kill us.

Anonymous said...

Khaiyum gay partners Div will soon invest in casino project in nadi soon.

Vutaki Meo said...

If we chase Indians out of Fiji there will be no coups and problems in Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Deep Wound.

Anon:August 17, 2013 at 4:53 PM

The quicker you Indian like you do that by closing your 95% businesses and leave Fiji the better for the Fijian as a whole. Look around we seen beautiful homes and cars and living in luxury but do not forget that those were built from our own Fijian resources that you stolen from us through your deception, corruption and bribery lifestyle. Take it from me my Indian cheating friend, get ready for the payback time, we will burn you alive in your homes and cars alive with your family. We are already outside days and nights walking the streets and roads of the lands we owned that you robbed with the cunning foxes in authority waiting for the beating of the war drums. Leave now to save your skin and leave us alone with the others who respected and understand true love of our cultures and our ways of living together as friends without evil hearts like you.

Anonymous said...

Fijians need to work harder and rip the benefit of god given land resources,
Fijian been ruled by fijian leaders for 42 years .why do you blame the poor indians
.blame your selfish leaders who rip you with elite muslims and guji business mens .
look at your pm frank/army /police all fijians putting fijians in the corner and filling the pocket with elite business people.
.Khaiyum and mb got free ride with frank /army.
fijians fighting fijian thats the truth.

Anonymous said...

Poor Indians/Fijians are ripped by elite guji/muslims /fijian leaders.

Anonymous said...

It hurts my soul and heart when I read inhuman comments like Indian to get out of Fiji. I am a full blooded Fijian and a committed Christian.I look at everybody as human like me not their race,tradition,faith or culour.I look at every person as good b ecause no one is bad in fact.It is the behaviour and doing of a person that we judge.Now is it fair that we judge all the Indians for what only a handfull of Indian did . Not at all.In Fiji the Indians have contributed so much in the development of our country and if you go overses and meet a Fiji Indian they are proud to call Fiji their home. Why not . All we have to do is accept one another. Currently Majority of Indians ,Fijian and other races in Fiji are against the Illegal regime. Can we all worki together take out or forget those racial,and faith barriers and mount preasure on the illegal regime to move out to allow the democratic process to take place because it seems that the rfegime are dragging on and reluctant to release their grip on power.

Ki-Bau said...

When Indians will leave Fiji I will own the businesses in Nausori.

kanaloto said...

A chinese businessman claimed to have been con by civil servants and demanded money from him in order to fast tract business process.This according to this Chinese businessman happens in all department that he approached.
Three of other potential Chinese investors left our shores lately,checked DPO[Divisional Planning officer] Eastern for fact on this!!!
What a shame to the deteriorating corruption system that now are evidence everywhere in all government department.
A new trend altogether in Fiji!!.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10.54.Ira na kai Idia e rawata na ka baleta ra tamata dau sasaqa. Keda nai Itaukei e dravudravua baleta ga na vucesa, caka ga na gunu yaqona,sega na teitei.

Anonymous said...

@Kanaloto 2:11 PM

Any Chinese businessman is going to expect to be able to bribe an official for anything. That's the way it is in China.

Any Chinese businessman would consider it corrupt if he was denied being able to give a bribe.

Anonymous said...

@Ki-Bau 1:15 PM

"" When Indians will leave Fiji I will own the businesses in Nausori ""

Good to know that you will be able to afford to buy them.

Do not forget that owning businesses is the same as owning land and if you do not work it right it will not put food on your table.

Anonymous said...

Kibau dont end up like all Emicol shops .that was funded in 1987 coup but all went broke.
The only way is fijians and indians do it in shareholding. that business will flourish.
landowners should be given govt tenders not chinamens.
china gives soft loan to govt project and rip them off on inflated price 3 time more than what it cost.

Anonymous said...

@anon 10.54 "Look around we seen beautiful homes and cars and living in luxury" E buno taki tukai haha. Kua mada na via kanaloto. Cakacaka ga va kaukaua mo rawata na bula va ya. Vacacani keda gona na itaukai na levu ni lomaca kei na veiqati.

Anonymous said...

KI-Bau must have learned kanaloto from our army boss .free riders coup than become pm/commissioner /ministers -coup elected govt.Thats the mind set now .

Anonymous said...

Anon , everyone knows shaista and nazhat have not been in talking terms since 2005 . so why speculate something which is not even true. its well known fact that both sisters dont see eye to an eye on most matters and live separate life's .

speak the truth . its will always prevail till the end.

nikhat

Anonymous said...

@anon3:58pm...i am assuming you are an Indian looking to rip off your potential Fijian business partners. You all do it don't you. Soft loans and govt tenders from the "chinamens" sic...are two different things. A little out of your depth here in the topic discussion, aren't we? Stick to selling grog at the market and being the rip-off middleman that you are, barachod.
Better still, ask your fellow girimitiya kuta, rajen of Atlantic Blvd to find you some new opportunities in Oz and rip off some of your relatives.

Anonymous said...

You are trying to defend Shaista and Nazhat. How come they are not in talking term . That is beside the point .The fact that they were with the group of Muslims advising and briefing and having meeting Bainimarama in the build up to the 2006 coup.we have evidence to prove that,..

Anonymous said...

You are trying to defend Shaista and Nazhat. How come they are not in talking term . That is beside the point .The fact that they were with the group of Muslims advising and briefing and having meeting Bainimarama in the build up to the 2006 coup.we have evidence to prove that,..

Anonymous said...

You are trying to defend Shaista and Nazhat. How come they are not in talking term . That is beside the point .The fact that they were with the group of Muslims advising and briefing and having meeting Bainimarama in the build up to the 2006 coup.we have evidence to prove that,..

Dharam Lingam said...

Who says PM doesnot have support in Rewa?

Rewa elder backs Govt

August 18, 2013 | Filed under: Fiji News | Posted by: newsroom

By MAIKA BOLATIKI

A village elder in Vutia Village, Rewa, says many people in some parts of Rewa support the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Ravuama Lalanabaravi, of Vutia, says they support the Bainimarama Government even though their paramount chief, Ro Teimumu Kepa, does not. Ro Teimumu was a minister in the ousted Qarase SDL government and is president of the SDL’s successor, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA).
A former Rewa Provincial Council delegate, Mr Lalanabaravi said the nation had now witnessed a new leadership that delivered services and did not just make promises.
“A leadership in which no promises are made like past governments,” Mr Lalanabaravi said.
“The Rewa District School committee had been crying for help and past leaders just ignored them.”
The Prime Minister toured Rewa after the floods earlier this year and he heard of the concerns of the school committee through the school’s manager, Alipate Senikuta.
“Today we see a new look Rewa District School and this is all because of the Prime Minister’s leadership,” Mr Lalanabaravi said.
Talking about the paramount chief of Rewa, Mr Lalanabaravi said Ro Teimumu had her own right not to support the Government of the day, but her people also exercised their individual right to support the Bainimarama-led government. Rewa District School manager, Mr Senikuta, voiced similar sentiments.
He said they supported Government’s education policy and all its developments earmarked for the rural people.
Mr Senikuta said the new-look school would surely inspire the parents to strive to fulfil their dreams in providing the best for the education of their children.
With the school renovations and the construction of an ablution block completed, Mr Senikuta said and the Prime Minister had given his assurance to have the school’s footpaths done also.
He said the RFMF engineers had worked tirelessly to complete the work on time.
The parents helped and had also learned a lot from the RFMF engineers.
Also offering his support for the Prime Minister was the Vunivalu, Ro Epeli Mataitini.

More works in Rewa
The Prime Minister, during the talanoa session on Friday, said more work would be carried out in Rewa. He said there would be delays because there was a shortage of machines, but urged the people of Rewa to be patient.

Beware of politicians
As the nation gears up for elections the Prime Minister advised the villagers at the opening on Friday to be aware of politicians who will be making promises to get their support. He said most of the promises made by past politicians remained undelivered.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 12.39PM
"It hurts my soul and heart when I read inhuman comments like Indian to get out of Fiji."

You need to think about who has a strong vested interest in maintaining the current status quo in Fiji - absolute, indefinite power and we're almost into the 8th year.

It's hard to let go of absolute power esp. when they have so much at stake besides facing a jail term. There are other people besides the key rulers (a close outer circle) whose economic interests are tied alongside the key players so these people also have a strong interest to protect their 'benevolent dictator'.

That might give you a clue on those behind these types of comment that serve to keep the two major ethnic groups DIVIDED and distrustful of each other.

We want UNITY (includ. unity in diversity), not division or hatred. I think it's also what God wants.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why muslim people in the world are fighting among themselves.
They forcing islam on other people.
they blame christians and isarel for everything.
same in fiji khaiyum is hurting the church with his boss bai/army/police.

Anonymous said...

First off-what has saista samimi-levu has to do with the NZ Law society?
I wonder if the NZ law society is well aware of Samimi-levu involvement in
the 2006 Military Coup by Bainimarama?
Really NZ,What is wrong with you
people?
Can't you tell the difference between a big ass and a huge butt? For god sake,grow some balls
into your undies guys?
You're dealing
with an illegal coup
supporter-Samimi-levu
please kicked the bitch
out of your democratic country?

Anonymous said...

Akuila Yabaki was one of the first
assole to certify another assole Bainimarama as
the Saviour of our country!!!
Really
Akuila, were you frieken drunk at
the time? Or were you just trying to be an assole?
Were you frieken crazy to think that an illegal
coup will turn out good in the end?
What frieken planet you think you're living in-assole? You're
just as stupid as that other padre
Petero Mataca-ni-sona, what is
wrong with you assoles?
For supporting the devil
Now the lord saith-PAYUP YOUR DUES!

Anonymous said...

My soul and heart hurts when I read inhuman comment, "Very true ,To relinquish that power is not easy because of the reasons you have mentioned .Everybody want peacefull transition through election but there are some obstacles ,one the regime has to step down.,Two ,the appointing of a civilian administration to take the country to 2014 election.Three ,the legitimacy and legality of the constitution made by the illegal regime .these are a few things that has to be done and accepted by the regime which has a big question mark. The biggest power that we are not realising is the people's power not the gun or military. That is why it is very very important that all of us are united. We have to put aside our differences. We are all human beings and we all need freedom of choice,movement,expression to enjoy our lives.We have to refrain from making discriminatory comments that will hurt our fellow human being irrespective of race,religion ,culture and colour,Accept and forgive one another than we all work together hand in hand to remove the illegal regime, Pecaefully with no violence, Protest march in big numbers in all towns and cities in Fiji to show the regime that we had enough with them and no more and also so the world what is hapening in Fiji. Perhaps this is the beginning of the "Fiji Spring") if you closely look at what the regime ploy is you will notice that the are dividing us.First they condemned our chiefs separating chiefs frm the people, then they bring racial issues like nationalist issues to devide Fijian from Indian ,then they condemn the Methodist church because they know this church has the most followers ,the Muslim priest who condemn Christianity during last Easter in Fiji is the regimes idea to create division amongst us because they are frighten if we are all united they are at risk in their power grip..So to all Fiji citizen let's united only then we will succeed in removing this illegal regim and regain our freedom Please I begg every one of you. It's too long and our country is going down.

Anonymous said...

My soul and heart hurts when I read inhuman comment, "Very true ,To relinquish that power is not easy because of the reasons you have mentioned .Everybody want peacefull transition through election but there are some obstacles ,one the regime has to step down.,Two ,the appointing of a civilian administration to take the country to 2014 election.Three ,the legitimacy and legality of the constitution made by the illegal regime .these are a few things that has to be done and accepted by the regime which has a big question mark. The biggest power that we are not realising is the people's power not the gun or military. That is why it is very very important that all of us are united. We have to put aside our differences. We are all human beings and we all need freedom of choice,movement,expression to enjoy our lives.We have to refrain from making discriminatory comments that will hurt our fellow human being irrespective of race,religion ,culture and colour,Accept and forgive one another than we all work together hand in hand to remove the illegal regime, Pecaefully with no violence, Protest march in big numbers in all towns and cities in Fiji to show the regime that we had enough with them and no more and also so the world what is hapening in Fiji. Perhaps this is the beginning of the "Fiji Spring") if you closely look at what the regime ploy is you will notice that the are dividing us.First they condemned our chiefs separating chiefs frm the people, then they bring racial issues like nationalist issues to devide Fijian from Indian ,then they condemn the Methodist church because they know this church has the most followers ,the Muslim priest who condemn Christianity during last Easter in Fiji is the regimes idea to create division amongst us because they are frighten if we are all united they are at risk in their power grip..So to all Fiji citizen let's united only then we will succeed in removing this illegal regim and regain our freedom Please I begg every one of you. It's too long and our country is going down.

Anonymous said...

@ 8.06am

By all means, go find out more about the causes of conflict between muslims themselves, BUT please don't make the mistake of trying to turn or portray to the world that Fiji's current impasse is down to some religious conflict between our 10% muslim and overwhelmingly majority christian population.

Even after that muslim mullah's blasphemy against christianity on FBC on Easter Sunday?

Yes, even after the muslim mullah's outrageous insult on christianity last Easter Sunday.

As Christians first and foremost - we hold ourselves to a higher standard.

Meaning that if you call yourself a christian then I hope you truly understand the essence of our christian faith, which I distill it to: Love God with all your heart, with all your mind and with all your strength, AND love YOUR NEIGHBOUR as YOURSELF.

The true test of our love will be your action more than your words (although words can be the starting point). Hence, the parable in the Gospels in the Holy Bible of the Good Samaritan, that Jesus taught to the people to bring the true message of christianity home.

To use an English expression: we must be careful that we don't 'cut our noses off to spite our faces' - hence, love your neighbour as "yourself".

If you don't love yourself enough, then I suggest you go deal with yourself first.

Real freedom lovers, anti-coup and pro-democracy activists cannot afford to have in their midst deliberate spoilers or evil stirrers (with vested interests).

Corrupt civil servant said...

Chinese claim that civil servants are corrupt would be true. We're like PNG now where every step of the way in trying to get an approval costs money. Shame, shame, shame!!!

Dream on morons said...

Rewa is like every other province in Fiji where the people do not necessarily share the same political views as their chiefs. That is called REALITY and is nothing new. Dissident Fijians have always existed and the 19th century Navosavakadua (Dugumoi of Ra)& his followers, Apolosi R Nawai of Nadi and his followers (included Verata, some Bau chiefs and the Roko Tui Dreketi), the 1977, 1987 and 1999 rejection of Fijian leadership by the Fijians themselves prove that Fijians were never united in the first place. So what's this crap about unity amongst indigenous Fijians? Dream on morons!

Anonymous said...

@ Dream on moron

Start off with "Dissidents are a fact of life".

More importantly than that is their "numbers" - that can influence the prevailing status quo.

Unity is a broad concept meaning different things in different contexts. A unity amongst all manner and colour of Fijians to oust a dictatorial regime that has been masquerading as a legit. govt the last 7 years is as POSSIBLE and REAL as our collective ditching of our cannibalistic ways and grass skirts of an earlier era.

tic toc...

Dream on morons said...

Anon @ 10.157am, ditching of our cannibalistic ways collectively in the past was possible through prayers and by the GUN when Fijian dissidents were killed by Fijian army in the 19th century. The unity such as that you speak of will NEVER happen now until Fijians get over their respective accumulative bitterness. And this is only possible via an act of God.

Anonymous said...

Anon @ 10.57am. It's obvious you're out of touch with the people. Lako mada la'i vakarogoca na ka era tukuna tiko na lewe ni vanua. Even their silence speaks volumes. The art of understanding them is not in our talking but in our observation.Sa dri yani.

Anonymous said...

Seems that you might be somewhat confused @ 'dream on moron' 11.40am. I have so much goodies to share with you, but let me just start by trying to clarify your position.

It seems to me that the dissidents you refer to, that were killed by GUNS of the Fijian Army in the 19thC - had tried to remain embedded in their dark cannibalistic past - eating fellow human beings - which was by that time, and continues to be the case today, is considered, inhuman, unchristian and unenlightened.

Despite the hardships in Fiji, I'm thankful we're all born into this era.

Today's contextual reality is a totally different ball-game. One that as a Christian I-Taukei and part of the majority population of Fiji, I strive daily to tread the high, narrow road towards the LIGHT of my christian faith - it's a journey... walking (not only talking) about the christian values that inform every other identity that I have - and most of us have at least 2 or more identities that we value. Yes?

Our ancestors and forefathers grasped this connection very well at that particular crossroad in history, which is reflected in motto we see written under our coat of arms: REREVAKA NA KALOU, KA DOKA NA TUI. Meaning: Fear GOD, respect the King/mortal man.

I believe there is an underlying complementarity that undergirds this really important relationship between our Creator and the King (represented by the State) - when it is correctly understood and fully respected.

Let me think of an example...

The clarity of this concept of fearing God over King/Mortal Man was on full display in another era (16th century England) during the last years of the famous Englishman Sir Thomas More.

In his last speech before being executed (beheaded) in Westminster Hall, Thomas More passionately and eloquently told his executor and long-time friend King Henry VII (a man who represents our base elements of greed, absolute power, riches and lust): "I die the King's good servant, but God's first."

Thomas More met his end with the same dignity that he lived his life. He told his executors that he prays they would all one day meet in heaven - as he said that, he was recalling that same prayer that St. Stephen (a devout follower of The Way - as Christianity was known then in the early days after Jesus' Resurrection) - said to his executors as he was being stoned outside a church with St. Paul (who was still Saul then) standing among them, willing it and watching the stoning.

Sigh. Alright, let's fastforward to the present 21st century, St. Thomas More is respectfully known and considered as "A Man of All Seasons" (the title of the classic drama and movie).

I would also say that Thomas More is A MAN that we could all use at this moment, in the present day and at this juncture of Fiji's history.

It was "precisely because of the witness which he bore, even at the price of his life, to the PRIMACY OF TRUTH OVER POWER, Saint Thomas More is venerated by christians all over as an imperishable example of moral integrity."

"And even outside the Church, particularly among those with responsibility for the destinies of peoples, he is acknowledged as a source of inspiration for a political system which has as its supreme goal the service of the human person."

"Whenever men or women heed the call of truth, their conscience then guides their actions reliably towards good."

Anonymous said...

Vinaka vakalevu Anon @ 3.34pm for your message of Hope!

Anonymous said...

Now, for your statement: "The unity such as that you speak of will NEVER happen now until Fijians get over their respective accumulative bitterness. And this is only possible via an act of God."

I agree and disagree. First, I agree that nothing is IMPOSSIBLE with God. N O T H I N G can ever stand in His Way - true?

Second, I disagree that conditions have to be picture-perfect (as in Utopian perfetto) before God wields his almighty hand over our world.

See...you need to understand a bit more about the nature of the world that we all live in, one that we all inhabit. For as long as human beings exist, there is a constant struggle for perfection (remember I said earlier about willingly taking up your cross and treading that tension between good and evil?)- as we strive towards good (for God is good) and all the good values He upholds and teaches us through the Holy Bible and especially through Gospels that reflects Jesus' time on earth.

Can I just say at this juncture that I apologise to those who are not christians if what I'm saying in here sounds all 'mumbo-jumbo' i.e. does not make sense to you... but it's what I know and believe as a christian (my first precious identity) and makes perfect sense to me, so please bear with me :)

Back to 'dreaming moron': The Holy Bible is replete with countless accounts of God's hand and saving grace at work, saving his people, saving the oppressed from evil and hardships when they cried out to Him (Yahweh).

Here's one: recall the famous prophet Moses who led the Israelites from captivity and slavery in Egypt and with his hand holding a stick, he parted the Red Sea (God's hand over him of course) and the Israelities crossed the middle of an ocean to safety.

For lack of time more than anything else since I now have to run off to do some errands, can someone else add more bible accounts of God's hand at work. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

You're most welcome Anon @ 3.51pm!

Anonymous said...

@ anon 5.54pm

Today's scheduled first reading from the Holy Scriptures really seems to speak of the likes of you so I've taken the liberty to post it here.

Read carefully, reflect deeply, meditate on it and learn something useful so that you can pass on to your children. I thought its best to leave out the scheduled Psalms and Gospel of Matthew readings, since the TRUTH may be too much for you for one day.


"Reading 1, Judges 2:11-19

11 The Israelites then did what is evil in Yahweh's eyes and served the Baals.

12 They deserted Yahweh, God of their ancestors, who had brought them out of Egypt, and they followed other gods, from those of the surrounding peoples. They bowed down to these; they provoked Yahweh;

13 they deserted Yahweh to serve Baal and Astartes.

14 Then Yahweh's anger grew hot against Israel. He handed them over to pillagers who plundered them; he delivered them to the enemies surrounding them, and they were no longer able to resist their enemies.

15 Whenever they mounted an expedition, Yahweh's hand was there to foil them, as Yahweh had told them and as Yahweh had sworn to them, so that they were in dire distress.

16 Yahweh then appointed them judges, who rescued them from the hands of their plunderers.

17 But even to their judges they refused to listen. They prostituted themselves to other gods and bowed down before these. Very quickly they left the path which their ancestors had trodden in obedience to the orders of Yahweh; they did not follow their example.

18 When Yahweh appointed judges for them, Yahweh was with the judge and rescued them from the hands of their enemies as long as the judge lived, since Yahweh relented at their groans under their persecutors and oppressors.

19 But once the judge was dead, they relapsed into even worse corruption than their ancestors. They followed other gods; they served them and bowed before them and would not give up the practices and stubborn ways of their ancestors at all."

Anonymous said...

Adding on to earlier post @ 4.02pm, (let me know if anything doesn't make sense to anyone so I can re-explain or clarify, since I try to cram as much as I can in one response).

After the Israelites were saved from Egypt, they crossed the dessert and almost starving to death, they grumbled and complained as to why Moses had taken them out of Egypt where it least they had food & water. Yahweh heard their grumbling and provided 'manna' from heaven.The whole biblical account of Moses's life as contained in the OT, is a miracle after miracle - God's Divine Providence at work!

Anonymous said...

@ anon 12.03pm

Yes,you can assume that I'm out of touch with the people.

What I'm more interested in is this art in being able to interpret the people's silence by mere observation. Please share and translate for us the volumes of meanings their silence speaks to you, through your eyes.

Anonymous said...

guys stop wasting time blogging and go do something useful....
preachers - pls ask yourself whether this is an effective medium or face to face???

Anonymous said...

By MAIKA BOLATIKI

A village elder in Vutia Village, Rewa, says many people in some parts of Rewa support the Prime Minister, Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama.
Ravuama Lalanabaravi, of Vutia, says they support the Bainimarama Government even though their paramount chief, Ro Teimumu Kepa, does not. Ro Teimumu was a minister in the ousted Qarase SDL government and is president of the SDL’s successor, the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA).
A former Rewa Provincial Council delegate, Mr Lalanabaravi said the nation had now witnessed a new leadership that delivered services and did not just make promises.
“A leadership in which no promises are made like past governments,” Mr Lalanabaravi said.
“The Rewa District School committee had been crying for help and past leaders just ignored them.”
The Prime Minister toured Rewa after the floods earlier this year and he heard of the concerns of the school committee through the school’s manager, Alipate Senikuta.
“Today we see a new look Rewa District School and this is all because of the Prime Minister’s leadership,” Mr Lalanabaravi said.
Talking about the paramount chief of Rewa, Mr Lalanabaravi said Ro Teimumu had her own right not to support the Government of the day, but her people also exercised their individual right to support the Bainimarama-led government. Rewa District School manager, Mr Senikuta, voiced similar sentiments.
He said they supported Government’s education policy and all its developments earmarked for the rural people.
Mr Senikuta said the new-look school would surely inspire the parents to strive to fulfil their dreams in providing the best for the education of their children.
With the school renovations and the construction of an ablution block completed, Mr Senikuta said and the Prime Minister had given his assurance to have the school’s footpaths done also.
He said the RFMF engineers had worked tirelessly to complete the work on time.
The parents helped and had also learned a lot from the RFMF engineers.
Also offering his support for the Prime Minister was the Vunivalu, Ro Epeli Mataitini.

More works in Rewa
The Prime Minister, during the talanoa session on Friday, said more work would be carried out in Rewa. He said there would be delays because there was a shortage of machines, but urged the people of Rewa to be patient.

Beware of politicians
As the nation gears up for elections the Prime Minister advised the villagers at the opening on Friday to be aware of politicians who will be making promises to get their support. He said most of the promises made by past politicians remained undelivered.

Anonymous said...

@ anon 11.24am

What's your definition of a preacher?

That people wish to blog is their prerogative.

Is it not enough that junta stooges control public spaces (includ. the media) to ensure favourable spins for the regime, that they must also try to control cyberspace as well?

What a telling way to earn a living - KNOWING FULLY WELL that what you're doing is wrong and that you're contributing to the perpetuation of the ongoing violation of people's God-given human rights.

I can understand that most of you have to feed your children, spouses etc, but you can still earn a decent living and maintain your self-respect, without taking deliberate steps to further advance the regime's violation of people's human rights.

Doesn't your conscience bother you?
After 7 years, surely you must now realise the wrong that you're perpetuating for the junta, even if you couldn't see it earlier.

Or are you so easily bought off with a couple of pieces of silver?

Anonymous said...

where does the rule of law sit on the coming Constitution??

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 9.39am

I'll bet my last dollar that the rule of law will be sitting lonely and cold outside the coming illegal constitution.

Oh poor Rule of Law! Poor Justice! Poor Liberty! Poor Fiji!

Dear Lord please open our eyes, hearts and minds so that we might be able to save our own selves.

Anonymous said...

will someone shoot these bastards with this illegal constitution?

Anonymous said...

I can assure you that Shaista Shameem the pro-coup apologist who has recently re-discovered human rights and democracy is NOT in Fiji on NZ Law Society business. She is the very last person the NZLS would have any hand in supporting.They have her number a long time ago.

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