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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bainimarama already talking of ignoring provisions in his own Constitution

The first organised public meeting on the regime's 2013 Constitution is being held tonight at the FTA Hall in Knolly St in Suva at half past five.

It's been called by the United Coalition for Democracy and comes a day before the regime is due to formally promulgate the new 'supreme law' for the country. 

The draft was released just two weeks ago and despite the promises of 'feedback', the people have been allowed to respond only to the accuracy of vernacular translations. So much for the preamble 'We, the people of Fiji hereby establish this Constitution...' 

A march is also being planned in Wellington tomorrow, and while likely to be small, is notice to New Zealand that John Key doesn't speak for all when he says the Constitution is a positive step towards elections.

Key has also said he doesn't think the immunity provisions is a deal breaker for New Zealand.

New Zealand and Australia sold the people of Fiji out some time ago, seduced by Suva's babble of democracy, so have readily 'welcomed' the regime document.

Both forked out for the 'election reforms' and will no doubt keep parting with money in the hope of a new era.

Those on the ground know that 2014 will bring more jockeying by the coup makers to cement their power.

Already Frank Bainimarama has hinted at the road he'll take, if things don't gel in the New Fejee post election, saying recently he'd consider bringing in government ministers if those duly elected don't come up to scratch.


I will look at their work if it is not up to par with my expectations then changes are expected," he says. "And I will bring someone from India, the Solomon’s, Japan or China who can serve the people of Fiji better." 

As the Coalition notes: how is he planning to do this when his own constitution states 'you must be ‘a citizen of Fiji & do not hold citizenship of another country, and (c) is ordinarily resident in Fiji for 2 years.'

Perhaps, New Zealand and Australia will foot the bill at that time, too, since they are so keen to help.

Editor's note: The UDFD meeting is at the FTA Hall in Knolly St in Suva at 5.30pm. The agenda includes 10 Good Reason to Reject the Constitution, which was circulated earlier this week, and will no doubt include the New Zealand and Australian 'appeasement'. There have been a lot of developments this week, including Bainimarama's comment he'll look offshore for ministerial input, so please attend and make our views count.

UFDF Facebook
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Amensty International: New Constitution fails to protect basic human rights
http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/04/fiji-revise-draft-constitution-protect-rights

42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big deal! Is it going to stop anything? A big fat NOOOO!

Anonymous said...

UDFD meeting in Knolly Street for what? What is UDFD anyway? Is it Ucu Da for Da, sa na qai tini ga ena DA.

Anonymous said...

UFDF are the people who have brain and recoganise the will of the people and their rights. They are not liers like the Military regime.The illegal regime are not the representatives of the peoiple of Fiji as they said in their bulshit coinstitution ":WE THE PEOPLE OF FIJI ' MY FOOT.Go to Hell you false pretender.

Ratu Sai said...

What the regime and its Constitution lacks is legitimacy and that is what the UFDF continues to deny them. As long as there are differing views and voices of opposition from political parties it shows them up for what they are: treasonous usurpers of power.

Anonymous said...

Human Rights Watch tells Fiji to Revise Draft Constitution to Protect Rights, says draft is a major step backwards for human rights

SEPTEMBER 4, 2013

http://www.hrw.org/news/2013/09/04/fiji-revise-draft-constitution-protect-rights

mark manning said...

The pen is mightier than the sword and anyone who thinks a gun can resolve issues and stop resistance, is deluded!

Sanaila said...

We are so lucky in Fiji to have a government that's by the people and for the people. let's all support Bainimarama in 2014 Elections.

Forget the corrupt SODELPA & FLP

Anonymous said...

Fine,so who are the leaders of this
UFDF?Could someone please put up their names in here? I mean,look
if i'm going to this meeting then
i first of all need to know the
people organizing this party? I really don't want to get there and
then be surprised to see Khaiyum &
Bainimarama as the guest speakers?
No but No thanks?

No room for obstructive pigs said...

Anon@at 9.47 Don't be stupid - the UFDF has been in the news and blogs since last year. If you that ill-informed about Fiji, you shouldn't be in the debate.

Anonymous said...

Anon@4.53am. No one saying it will stop military dictatorship. That's a given - Fiji has been under military dictatorship for more than seven years - all the more important for people to get off their bums and go to the meeting and hear the information and have their say.

rajend naidu said...

editor,
Allow me to answer Nardeo Mishra's question on whether I have planted or harvested sugar cane? (Fiji Times 5/9)
I have done both.I spent a part of my childhood on a cane farm in Ba and many "eight weeks school holidays" with cane farming relatives in Vatiyaka, Sabeto and Tagotagi. I am well aware of the back breaking work, the hardships and the trials and tribulations of the ordinary cane farmer in Fiji. Their difficulties are not new.They have been constant companions in the precarious lives of the ordinary farmer.
They do so much for the country and yet have often been unable to make ends meet.
But the issue under discussion is not the plight of the cane farmer .That is an established fact. The issue is whether the sugar mill workers have a legitimate right to go on strike if they so decide?
I would have thought as a former school teacher Nardeo Mishra would be able to make the distinction.
But his self-interest has apparently beclouded his judgement.
Vested interest does have that distorting influence on a man's thinking.
It curtails his ability to think straight.
Nardeo Mishra has that problem.

Anonymous said...

Key represents business interests as Abbott does. And in the murky waters of a dictatorship some businesses do actually flourish. And why should Key, Rudd or Abbott fight the fight for Fijians? It is quite obvious that the entire population enjoys being kicked in the collective butt by Khaiyum. Why would NZ intervene?

Anonymous said...

What a waste of time. Let's see who turns up. I reckon it'll be three men and a mangy dog.

The aussies and kiwis have come on board because they can tell a good thing when they see it. End of story.

Poor Mick Beddoes. What a loser!

Anonymous said...

The people who occupy positions of authority in Australia and New Zealand are always opposing moves by the indigenous peoples (Aborigines and Maoris) to improve their lives. The same goes for the USA in the cases of Native Americans and Indigenous Hawaiians.

These governments, because those in positions of authority are not indigenous, and because their ancestors mistreated, stole land from the natives and murdered them, will do anything to deprive them of justice, fairness and and opportunities to improve them.

Anonymous said...

Late Chilean military leader Augusto Pinochet wanted to hold on to power when he lost a referendum on his rule in 1988, newly declassified documents in the US suggest.

They say Gen Pinochet sought the support of his closest military allies to overthrow the results.
But they refused and Gen Pinochet had to accept defeat.

The following year, Chileans elected a civilian government and Gen Pinochet was replaced in 1990.
Gen Pinochet died in 2006 before he could be brought to trial.

BBC today

Sanaila said...

I retract my earlier statement about supporting Bainimagasona. I hate him now because some of his soldiers fucked me, my wife and my sisters.

Anonymous said...

A Fijian part of the Australian Press Club discussion
Publish date/time: 05/09/2013 [08:03]

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History in the making for Fiji and the Pacific as a Fijian took part for the first time in the Australian Press Club discussion yesterday which is a paid programme watched by viewers on Sky News and ABC channels in the Asia Pacific region.

Fijivillage News Director Vijay Narayan took part in the Australian Press Club question and answer session attended by Australian political leaders, foreign Heads of State and leaders from all fields of society.

Narayan asked the guest speaker and leader of the Australian Greens Party Senator Christine Milne about the asylum seeker issue in the Pacific.



Senator Milne said the Greens Party does not support what Australia is doing in relation to asylum seekers.



Milne also said that the asylum seeker issue is Australia's problem and not the Pacific's.

Narayan also asked Milne about Fiji being re-engaged back into the Pacific Island Leaders Forum.



Senator Milne said they are open to having discussions about this issue.

WHY IS THIS A INDIAN THING - IE BLOWING OWN TRUMPETS AND EXAGERATED SELF IMPORTANCE

Vijay Narayan also spoke to Milne afterwards who said that she will make sure that everything is done in relation to the issues raised.

Meanwhile, the Australian Federal Elections will be held this Saturday.

Anonymous said...

FIJIAN OR INDIAN,,,,HE IS OBVIOUSLY INDIAN AND BEING TYPICAL INDIAN IE BOASTFUL AND BLOWING OWN TRUMPET TO MAKE UP FOR THE LACK OF MATURITY AND QUALIFICATIONS


A Fijian part of the Australian Press Club discussion
Publish date/time: 05/09/2013 [08:03]

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History in the making for Fiji and the Pacific as a Fijian took part for the first time in the Australian Press Club discussion yesterday which is a paid programme watched by viewers on Sky News and ABC channels in the Asia Pacific region.

Fijivillage News Director Vijay Narayan took part in the Australian Press Club question and answer session attended by Australian political leaders, foreign Heads of State and leaders from all fields of society.

Narayan asked the guest speaker and leader of the Australian Greens Party Senator Christine Milne about the asylum seeker issue in the Pacific.



Senator Milne said the Greens Party does not support what Australia is doing in relation to asylum seekers.



Milne also said that the asylum seeker issue is Australia's problem and not the Pacific's.

Narayan also asked Milne about Fiji being re-engaged back into the Pacific Island Leaders Forum.



Senator Milne said they are open to having discussions about this issue.



Vijay Narayan also spoke to Milne afterwards who said that she will make sure that everything is done in relation to the issues raised.

Meanwhile, the Australian Federal Elections will be held this Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Just because the kulina native journalists can't ask any questions or be able to write anything beyond what is in a presser, blame the Indians again.

Way to go morons!

Anonymous said...

FIJI IS PROGRESSING
ELECTIONS
NEW ROADS
NEW WATER SUPPLY
NEW BUS STOPS
NEW AIR BUS 330
NEW BRIDGES BUILT
SOON CHOOR DHARY IN JAIL
THAN BAINI MARA WILL B AT PEACE
GO FRANK
WE SUPPORT U

LEKH RAM said...

WHo THE F******K is FRANK TO DECTATE TERMS
DONT U HAVE ONE KAISI BAKOLA TO SHOOT HIM WITH AIYAZ

Anonymous said...

Lekh Ram when are you coming to Fiji? Your good friend Kishore is waiting for you.

Anonymous said...

So what's happening to that assole
Ram Lek Vesynoi? We know that he ran
to NZ after he Chorro from local
business peoples and chashed in some major Government cheques since
he was still the authorized signature in his dept? NZ Government should be ask to shipped
his ass back to India to be tried
and live there for ever?

Anonymous said...

Ulukau President will assent BKC today .what a joke.

Anonymous said...

Vijay Narayan talks to an Aussie and then loudly proclaims he has made history. On the Fiji Village site. talk about blowing your own trumpet. i talk to Aussies everyday and I'm still waiting to make history.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama home from China for the live broadcast of the new constitution. Ratu Epeli Nailatikau to promulgate Constitution at 3.30pm at Government House. Event being televised on FBC TV and Fiji One.

Anonymous said...

It appears Rajesh Singh is now singing the regime tune. What happened to him....any comments on this thing called Rajesh Singh, please. He is such a character-less, immoral person. What is he upto? Not that it matters!

Anonymous said...

Singh is a side issue - at the end of the day the focus must be on Bainimarama, Khaiyum, Nailatikau etc etc. That is where Fiji is haemorraging

Anonymous said...

New Zealand’s Labour party foreign affairs spokesperson Phil Goff also believes elections will bring democracy back. “I think there will be many people that will feel uncomfortable about immunity being given to the coup leaders. I feel uncomfortable about that – what they did was illegal, what they did was wrong – but if that is the price of getting a genuinely free and fair election then I think the NZ, Australia and the Pacific Forum will probably go along with that. The first and the most important focus should be in trying to ensure that the people of Fiji have to right to chose next year – who governs them and then that be done through an efficient, fair process that is not subject to pressure and distortion by corrupt practice.”

Anonymous said...

@September 6, 2013 at 1:39 PM
The lady you are talking about is Mrs Tuisawau a very strong Union leader and a retired educator...She is one of the people you would count on as having Fiji in her heart...that is if you think she is one of the old ladies who was just following the crowd blindly

S.Seru said...

protest!!!!! Hahahaha

What else can you do. The Juggernaut of the 'We the people of the Republic of Fiji' and its current government is on the move. No one can stop it.

Lets support the new Constitution and make changes later. We need a starting point, and this is it.

Vinaka Viti

S.Seru

Anonymous said...

Can anyone tell us if the constitution that has been signed by the illegal president in a legal binding supreme law of Fiji? I am raising this point because Binimarama the illegal PM and Nailatikau the illegal resident are both illegal in their position. They are the prime suspects in the treason.How can that constitution be legalised when the people of Fiji had no participation in its t formulation.No referendum and those who authorise its formulation were not elected by the people thus do not have the mandate of the people. Can our lawyers shed some lights on this please because it kind of very frustrating to us.q

Anonymous said...

The new Bai&Kai constitution is
similarly an illegal document drawn by a very unpopular Illegal
Regime.
Fact of the matter is,it has
not received the assent of the people or their legal representatives.
The document was
signed by an illegal President,
who
was put in power(without
consent of the ruled) by Bainimarama himself?
The document is illegal
and definitely justify the
current
opposition of the ruled?
unsimilar to Rabuka 1990 Constitution,the later at
least was ratified by a constituted elected
parliament, and passed by
majority votes of the
Fijian population?

Anonymous said...

Kemuni na vosa ca tiko Qo e a blog,sa vakaloloma Sara ga na I vakarauwai ni vakasama.why are you swearing?is there no other good or better word to say ? Or is it too hard to ignore the truth ? Because the truth when revealed sometimes hurts..when you get angry or get short circuited so easily simply shows how shallow your mind is, all you have to do is get out of this blog because you do not have the capacity and capability to exchange ideas and views which are sensible and worth noted. Go back to the army barrack and clean your gun please Do not waste our time.

Anonymous said...

Gilla Julab Dean:-where did you get you bulshit from that the Methodist church have accepted the the regimes illegal constitution ? Can you produce evidence to substantiate your claim. Mind you this constitution has been forced down the people's throat without any consultation or contributions from them. So Dean can you tell me what is the impact of the acceptance or rejection by the Methodist church when the constitution was written and approved without the people's participation? Are you worried about the Methodist church?

Anonymous said...

Please folks , lets get organised first get our strategy in order with proper analysis then move on.People will Have the victory come what may.

Anonymous said...

Mr predictable :- you are merely showing everybody how predictable and vulnerable you are, you are resorting to to body part as you answer to show how idiot the people of Delainabua are, this is why your commander and you soldiers are easily influenced by Kaiyum and you turned against your own people thus becoming traitor selling the feauture of our generation.,The military institution should not have existed at all because you instead of defending the weak and innocent citizen you torture and kill them instead and deprive them of their right which you should have uphold.

Anonymous said...

You can not evade the truth by simply swearing.One wonders if people who are using vulgar language in this blog have some sense of respect for others or they intend to show us how idiot and thick head they are.Talk on the issue raised not personal attack on character .you are evading the issue either because you do not know how to counter .using vulgar language only show us how low down and cheap you are.

Anonymous said...

Sanaia S:-you are of the parasites who have taken advantage of the Bainimarama coup, you are saying that Rabuka and Speight did not bring any change so what change has Bainimarama bought ? Nothing the only chage he made is for the soldiers salary increase and people like you getting jobs you are not qualified to get if there was no coup.. Up until now Bainimarama has not justified why he did the coup in 2006.All Bainimarama and his regime have been doing is telling us lies after lies after lies.Those lies will catch up with him soon or later.so Seru keep you mouth shut because after the election you are one of those who will loose their jobs.we all know the truth and that truth will prevail in the election .

Anonymous said...

Sanaia Seru o sa vakamakubuni m ai o sa lasa voli ga e tuba kua soti na viavia na tamata e Leqa tiko.Kua soti na tabetabe kei na masi polo o cakava tiko drau tavuata ga kei Bainimarama not qualified but getting to we're you are by hook and crock ',you should be ashamed of yourselves..

Anonymous said...

Please don't worry about Sanaila Seru, if he wants to masi polo to Bainimarama, that is his business. He is a nobody, so do not waste your time on him.

Remember Bainimarama kicked him out from FICAC and AFL because he is a useless arsehole.

Sanaila Seru said...

Thank you anons,

Call me whatever you want, I have nothing against you or your family. May God Bless you and your loving families.

Sanaila Seru