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Monday, December 2, 2013

Leading regime supporter passes on

Tui Tavua and 2006 coup leader Frank Bainimarama.
Another of the regime's key supporters has died - the Tui Tavua passed away last night.

He is the second chief to die in as many weeks after that of the Ka Levu, Rt Sakiusa Makutu. 


Earlier this year, the Tui Macuata died. 


All three were known supporters of the illegal government.


175 comments:

Tuisalola said...

We still have many illegal PM supporters such as Tui Namosi, a few minor chiefs and people like Serulagilagi and his retinue. All his PS are in the firing lines of badlucks as they are supporting Bean-nimarama.

Anonymous said...

No good luck, no bad, no hand of God etc. Human beings die when their time comes. Chiefs (big, small and medium size) are in the final analysis just mere mortals who happen to have some exalted title.
Remember dictators too are mere mortals.

yazoo said...

It is extremely disrespectful to speak ill of the dead. More so, when opportunists create a political mountain out of the molehill, from the untimely death of any person.

Tamai Voreqe said...

Tui Tavua is not a high Chief....his a minor thief.

RAJESH 'FREE OF CHARGE' SINGH said...

I CONGRATULATE the Fiji 7s team for the performance in Dubai.

Well done Ben and the boys, keep flying the Fiji 7s flag.

I was excited the players did everything right and beating NZ 44-0 was sweet revenge.

Sir Tietjens didn't have an answer.

Let's focus on winning the IRB series.

I hope the FRU and government can contract these players until the 2016 Olympic.

Go Fiji, go.

RAJESH SINGH

Auckland, NZ

Anonymous said...

Rajesh singh the MP, rajesh singh the rugby league manager, rajesh singh the rugby sevens supporter, rajesh singh the political commentator, Rajesh singh the soccer critic -- this guy has his fingers everything!

Anonymous said...

You forgot Rajesh Singh the big mouth...

mark manning said...

We all have to face our maker,Chief or not, Military Commander or not, illegal Attorney General or not!

Anonymous said...

Also Rajesh Singh the empty drum which makes too much noise...

Anonymous said...

May his soul rest in peace.

Gospel, Luke 12:35-38
"See that you have your belts done up and your lamps lit.

Be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding feast, ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks.

Blessed those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes.

In truth I tell you, he will do up his belt, sit them down at table and wait on them.

It may be in the second watch that he comes, or in the third, but blessed are those servants if he finds them ready."

Anonymous said...

The recently died Tui Tavua in not like the previous one Ratu Ovini who was very much against the illegal regime.Most of the chiefs that we currently have in Fiji are coward with exception of Tui Cakau and Roko Tui Dreketi.The people are waiting for their chiefs to stand up instead they are silent. In doing that the people are scattered and their chiefly status is slowly fading away and if they continue to be silent they will not be recoganised and the chiefly system will be a thing of the past.To all the chiefs remember the i Taukei are still recoganising the chielfy system. Only Bainimarama and his minority supporters are trying to to disregard the chiefly system soi please do not be frighten and keep quiet. Stand up and say something your i taukei people will support you otherwise we are fighting a loosing battle and we wil loose our identity ana our country to foreigners .

Anonymous said...

Yazoo: Remember the legacy of a person follows him/her when he/she is gone wheather good or bad and people remember them for that.It depend on who and how he think or knows the person who has gone and not a disrespect. The disrespect was Bainimarama when he said to all thre chiefs to go and drink homebrew under a mango tree. that is an insult and disrespect to the highest level in as far as the i Taukei protocol is concern,.If any of the chiefs are still supporting Bainimarama, I do not know what kind of chief is he/she

Anonymous said...

To those people who think that the national budget is good. Remember thtat has to be sustained byt the government. It is not a one off. It means that the government will have to find a source of fund to sustained that pay increase and the free education ect...Currently the regime is trying to sell off government assets.to be cater for what they promise in the budget so next year and following years how are they going to sustain that when all the governmemnt assets are sold out.Loan and more debts which will result in the bankruptcy of the government.

Anonymous said...

Please get your facts right. The Ka Levu na Tui Nadroga was one who is not in favour of this illegal government till his death.

Anonymous said...

"A FRENCH court has ordered a trial for car maker Daimler AG and industrial conglomerate Lagardere SCA as well as executives for Airbus parent EADS in an insider trading investigation dating back to 2006.
In addition to the two companies, which were shareholders in EADS, seven current or former EADS and Airbus executives were ordered on Monday to stand trial.
They include John Leahy, the current Airbus chief operating officer, and Noel Forgeard, the former co-CEO, Paris prosecutor spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said.
At the heart of the investigation is what executives and board members knew about profit-damaging technical problems with the A380 superjumbo and mid-range A350 aircraft when they sold shares or exercised stock options worth millions in 2005 and 2006.
When the A380 problems were made public in June 2006, EADS shares plunged 26 per cent in one day and the company sank into months of management troubles.
Technical problems were discussed at meetings on February 17 and March 1, 2006 - before the major share sales.
In 2009, France's market regulator, the AMF, cleared Lagardere and Daimler as well as about 10 EADS or Airbus officials in a separate inquiry - a decision both Lagardere and EADS recalled in statements on Monday.
The regulator ruled that knowledge of the aircrafts' technical problems couldn't be considered "privileged information", that is "precise information that could have a notable influence on the share price of corresponding financial instruments".
Forgeard also has said he is innocent. Daimler confirmed the charges had been filed, but declined to comment further.
The inquiry by the Paris prosecutor was separate from that of the market regulator."

Now try telling me that EADS and Airbus would not, could not be guilty of providing kickbacks or gratuities...

Anonymous said...

Apparently these chiefs took Bainimara's advise too seriously and over-indulged in home brew drinking.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh Singh did well for fiji sports .what you did ?

Voreqe Bainimarama said...

Rajesh the thief, Rajesh the con man, Rajesh the egotistic asshole.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh got more out of sport than vice-versa. He was using sport to make a name for himself and get into the media limelight and free overseas trips.

Totolo said...

...The evil that men do lives after them;
The good is oft interred with their bones;... Julius Caesar: Act 3, Scene 2.

Regardless of his political position, he was a human who did what every human does - he took a side and regardless of whether this forum supported his view or not does not change the fact that he did some good during his lifetime.

He was a supporter of a regime that is taking the nation to the brink of utter ruin - he was, but no more. I believe we should let the dead rest.

I note that even the moderators of this forum have not taken a full swing as they are usually want to do - they have respected him and we could do the same in this instance.

Totolo said...

I note with interest (http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=253145) the AG has made a statement regarding the boost in the economy as borrowings increase. While this may be true to some extent, the learned AG may have misconstrued this as it could also be a sign of economic demise as people approach banks to borrow money - money they may not have had to borrow in the past.

Investors continue to make headway in Fiji as the value of the dollar declines and they are able to source cheap labor in the Pacific region and the level of capital required for venture start-ups in Fiji becomes cheaper. This means that if an investor needs to inject $1 into a venture in another country, the value of our dollar has fallen so much, he would only need to invest $0.50 in Fiji. Ultimately, the investor saves money and using the usual off-shore accounts and transfers pricing, chunks of the revenues remain abroad so really, there is no investment but sheer daylight robbery and resource pillaging.

If Fiji really needs an example of what is happening, Nauru is a stark case study of what could happen down the line.

Anonymous said...

we must respect the dead even if we fall short when it comes to respecting the living- our fellow citizens or even our fellow human beings.
that is one of the tragedies of the human race.

Anonymous said...

@ Totolo or Gautolo.People lending from banks is a good sign,it shows that they have the resources to repay the loan.They make more purchases so economic activity withiin the nation increase so more tax for the Govt and so on.It has a roll on domino effect at the end of the day the customer extends his house,renovates,purchases a car or any item whatever it may be that s/he wants.The bank increase revenue from interest paid,the company make more orders for stock and replenishes its supply,either you were playing poker in school or didnt attend school at all your comment sounds as such.I suggest you make use of free education and educate yourself nextyear for the time being we have to make do with your stupid,idiotic comments,as we wait for you to be schooled.

Anonymous said...

@ Totolo or Gautolo.People lending from banks is a good sign,it shows that they have the resources to repay the loan.They make more purchases so economic activity withiin the nation increase so more tax for the Govt and so on.It has a roll on domino effect at the end of the day the customer extends his house,renovates,purchases a car or any item whatever it may be that s/he wants.The bank increase revenue from interest paid,the company make more orders for stock and replenishes its supply,either you were playing poker in school or didnt attend school at all your comment sounds as such.I suggest you make use of free education and educate yourself nextyear for the time being we have to make do with your stupid,idiotic comments,as we wait for you to be schooled.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

May Rt. Sakiusa's (turaga na Kalevu) soul rest in peace. we also pray for his family, relatives and the people of "Nakuruvarua" during this sad moment of the passing away of our high chief in Nadroga/Navosa. No one can be against God's calling on our lives. But blessed is a person who believes in Jesus Christ and His Words. "What a person can gain if he wins the whole world but loses his own life." Life without Jesus Christ is a lost soul. Adam and Eve disobeyed God from the very beginning and death separates them from Him. This death can be both physical and also spiritual. But we thank God for loving us the He gave his only begotten son to die for all mankind and save us from our sins. Human being can only be connected to God through the believing on His Words and the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, take heed and take this moment to reflect upon our lives and invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your life in order to have eternal life. Jesus Christ told Nikodemus, he must be born again in order to enter the Kingdom of God. He was talking about spiritual birth and not physical birth. And that spiritual birth or born again can only be realized once you believe in Jesus Christ and His Words.
May God bless Fiji and the Nation.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

May Rt. Sakiusa's (turaga na Kalevu) soul rest in peace. we also pray for his family, relatives and the people of "Nakuruvarua" during this sad moment of the passing away of our high chief in Nadroga/Navosa. No one can be against God's calling on our lives. But blessed is a person who believes in Jesus Christ and His Words. "What a person can gain if he wins the whole world but loses his own life." Life without Jesus Christ is a lost soul. Adam and Eve disobeyed God from the very beginning and death separates them from Him. This death can be both physical and also spiritual. But we thank God for loving us the He gave his only begotten son to die for all mankind and save us from our sins. Human being can only be connected to God through the believing on His Words and the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, take heed and take this moment to reflect upon our lives and invite the Lord Jesus Christ into your life in order to have eternal life. Jesus Christ told Nikodemus, he must be born again in order to enter the Kingdom of God. He was talking about spiritual birth and not physical birth. And that spiritual birth or born again can only be realized once you believe in Jesus Christ and His Words.
May God bless Fiji and the Nation.

Anonymous said...

Make Rajesh Singh coach, selector, manager of both rugby and rugby league teams, and prime minister of Fiji too. the amount of talking he does, he aimcan do all three jobs.

Anonymous said...

If borrowing is a good sign of economic health, then the regime is in for tremendous prosperity, even whilst Fiji descends into bankruptcy.

Anonymous said...

"Death does not care whether you are a chief or a commoner. when it comes a calling it comes a calling. and it also does not care whether you are a regime sapota or a regime attacker... that's why the memory of such men as Martin Luther King, Cakombau, Rt Sukuna, Rt Mara and Gandhi and women like Mother Teresa are kept alive.

When someone is dead and buried and he did very bad things to his fellow human beings when he was alive, he too leaves behind a valuable lesson for the living - which is not to follow in his footsteps,not to do what he did because memories linger on. Hitler, Idi Amin, Sadamu, Musolinni, is still remembered for his evil doing....and for the living like Bainimasonalevu will be shot to death soon"

Anonymous said...

The events of 2006 and thereafter would be debated in all law`schools and universities and educational institutions for decades.whether they are legally/morally right or wrong.the constitution,the decrees would be topics of interest in law schools.fiji is going through the turmoils of becoming a developed nation,teething problems,so to speak.The US underwent the Civil War,France the Revolution,Europe and the World encountered Hitler,Mussolini and the Pacific the Japanese.These events completely changed many aspects of our culture and society,economic and political changes the made us chose our allies,now things are changing again.In the 1950's The Chinese Communist Party in Malaysia led by Ching Peng were are threat to the Pacific so many fijians and soldiers from other Commonwealth Isles helped rout them,but several decades later THe English,Aussies and even Fiji have embraced the Chinese Govt and invited them onto our shores.These are changes that we are facing it is 'how' and "the way" we emerge from all this that would determine our future.

Assassin said...

Those chiefs and senior civil servants who support the current govt shoould take heed that there are several groups of men and women knowledgeable in mixing poisons are moving around assasinating men and women who are a threat to them.Take not of this list: Ross Ligairi,The Ex-QVS secretary to PM [forgot his name] died collapsed in front of QVS Club-they were both physically fit and healthy men.Tui Macuata doesnt go fishing with the third person who accompanied them that day-he came ashore with injuries on his face similar to being punched-they are silent about what really happened out there,did a professional diver assist him remove the boat stopper,someone who has been in the Navy for long as an experienced diver,rung a bell? PM inform your ministers not to accept food and drinks without checking them first.Never accept drinks offered to you from strangers in any night club or food in any restaurant of party scene.They on many occassions tried to poison me but I was already alerted by friends in the Disciplined Forces.I refused to accept any but I know them, several actually,they work in Financial Institutions,Govt Deparments,some are always on the street of Suva almost everyday.no job but eating in restaurants and travelling in taxis,drinking in nightclubs- yes; they are paid well,paid well to assasinate or to conduct surveillance of their targets, you see them standing on the streets whole day doing nothing?no,they are conducting surveillance of Govt.supporters,watching our movements,where we eat,drink and shop,even watching our families.How to protect yourself? take pictures of them,I have their pictures with me,any threat and I would pay them a visit,you see friends,they do not know that I am a trained assassin.I could eliminate or disable two to three of them unarmed,but always play safe dont underestimate them,if you do then your life is in danger.To those chiefes who support the PM do you trust your matanivanua,the person who helps prepare your yaqona and 'rabe'.Just a question to bear in mind.Have you been offered a drink or food by someone who is not really close to you,not really a friend or relative,but distant then suddenly offers you free food and drink,beware!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ni vei vutu ga na kai viti kei na kai dia, kai loma, kei na kai jaina, kai valagi kei na dui kai kai...Sa rauti kemuni vinaka na veika esa yacovi Viti nikua....

Apolosi Ranawai

Anonymous said...

@the Assassin 7:43 PM

What are you?

A wannabe thriller writer or just someone with an over-active imagination.

Quick ! look behind you.

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Tamai Kaiyum said...

Assassin qavokavoka vaka i tuki ni vakalolo.Lasulasu dou na sega ni vagagai douna laulau koba ka kasiti na matamudou.....mata vaka moko kana vakaca...gacagaca vuca yago rusa...boci

Anonymous said...

Assassin:-You contributuioin is your imagination and farfetched. Why didnt you report the matter to the police if you have the informations and the suspects as you said you know them and you have taken thir photographs.You are just trying to make another propaganda to draw a wedge btwn thechiefs and their people. Stop the bullshit and try to do something worh a while to bring something possitive and move the country foward democratically and ensure that the rule of law is paramount and everybody is equal under it.

Anonymous said...

Apolosi Ranawai
O iko mera vutuki iko kece na duikaikai e ra tu qo e viti me macala mada kina nomu via vatevoro tiko Viti Kabani bullshit.

Anonymous said...

@ Assasin...Sa rui sivia nomu sarava na `cartoon` kei Tom & Jerry.
Go have a bath and change your diapers.

Anonymous said...

Poor Driti. i wonder what he had for dinner today, and how he is finding his cell, the dear princess.

Anonymous said...

The problema is Fiji is nothing else but the Military. All the political upheavel the were and currently faced by our country was cause by the military. I agree that it will be debated in law schools world wide and researches will make their theory on why and how but the hard fact is that our military is the biggest problem in Fiji. Talking about the risk assement in our country the biggest risk is our military. The solution to this risk and problem is the military to be abolished. We do not need them. There is no war in Fiji.Currently they are getting highly paid for nothing and theuir budget is increasing every year since 2007 after the coup in 2006.Justification of the 2006 coup ! NIL. ZERO. NEGATIVE ,

Anonymous said...

Sivia na nomuni vosa, vakamacala kei navesu mona...sega ni dua na ka e yaco...ni rai ki noda qai tokona nomuni voco.

Vicai na kai viti

Apolosi Ranawai

Tamai Kaiyum said...

Apo Ranawai mata vaka kuro ni vakasaqa ivi.Kete vaka boto gusu. vaka ceke ni maqe.
Lai sili manumanu ni niu duka levu qavokavoka va po.

Not The Syndicate said...

Uh-oh, the Assassin is wise to us!

Better move to Plan B -- chem trails and gamma rays!

Anonymous said...

Assasin we'll spit on their food and piss on their drinks. Ask Frank he get same treatment everytime he goes out.

Anonymous said...

@ assasin,

Agent vinod tiko vei iko.

Tonoka ga nomu sona, wavoki taka cake mai qai ceruma.

Lai vavulica ya vei voreqe, naulukau kei ira kece na nona minisita kei na veitokoni.

Ni yatuni i albert park ena vei mataka kei na yakavi me nomuni exercise.

Anonymous said...

Who poisoned the Tui Tavua and the
Kalevu? Keep an eye on Khaiyum it
could be his plan to get rid of
all these Chiefs, so he can have
no opposition to his plan to give
away our Native Land to the Kai Idia? Qarauna mafatu???

Voreqe Bainimarama said...
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Anonymous said...

It is petty when one maligns a deceased for their so-called "support" for the regime. Ratu Jale and Ratu Sakiusa died of natural causes. The Tui Macuata from a boating accident. Ratu Jale may well have been a supporter of the regime, but he was also a sickly person from the days he was still with FSC.If history is to be the judge then it should record the deeds/misdeeds of those in the front-line. The rest of us - supporters and opponents - are mere mortals whose lives are impacted by our front-liners.

Anonymous said...

isa dua na ka vakaloloma levu na dinau sa cakava tu qo na matani tu ko viti...
China sa more almost one billion dollars, india its sitiing on $800,000 000, malaysia @ $220,000 000, singapore $180,000,000 and now they starting to dig slowly into Russia's bank account.

Isa sana qai saumi vakacava beka ni kua nai dinau qoka. Sana volitaki beka ko viti vei ira na matanitu qoka me na saumi kina nai dinau. Kevaka eda na sega ni cakava e dua na ka nai taukei ni vanua eda sana vakalolomataki. Nira sana mai take over nai idia, China and other countries. Cava sana qai yaco kemuni na veiwekani lomani?????????????????????????

Soli Troll said...

its not Assassin - its Ass-as-sin

Anonymous said...

o Cinavilakeba se Low Axe e vakamadovu tiko mai western kei na nona i lawalawa.

paula raqeukai said...

@anonymous 1.53pm
bula vinaka na wekaqu...masu ka lolo tiko vakalevu...na Kalou sa raica keda tiko ka sa rogoca tiko noda tagi kei na kudru...tukuna tikoga na ka dodonu savasava, kua ni rerevaka na tamata, ka maroroya tiko na nomu matavuvale, lotu vinaka tiko...God is STILL IN CONTROL in Fiji and the world....vakabauta na wekaqu....ena cava mai na ka kece ena vuravura oqo wili kina na ka e yaco tiko ena noda vanua lomani o viti....o koya ena sega ni cava rawa....have faith in Him....God Bless....

Anonymous said...

o Cinavilakeba se Low Axe e vakamadovu tiko mai western kei na nona i lawalawa.E cakacaka tiko ena wavu e Suva- dockworker, 6feet 2 inches in height.tiko mai raiwaqa.

Frank Bainimarama said...

It's ass-ass-in. He's recounting how his finger ends up in Khaiyum's asshole.

Anonymous said...

E sega ni nodai tovo nai Taukei na vosa vakalialia ,vakabibi ena gauna dredre e curumi ena gauna e kacivi kina e dua na bula.Sa levu sara era dusia ni o ratou na Turaga sa mai kacivi qo na nodratou bula eratou a tokona na matanitu suguraki.
Ni yalo vinaka,qo e warai ni nodai tovo nai Taukei,e da dau kilai tu ena nodai tovo.Sa vuni leqa tiko gona ni sa yali nai tovo ka da dau kilai tani kina nai Taukei.
Au sa vaka mamasu,me da qarfauna na noda vosa.Blessed Xmas everyone.GB

Anonymous said...

Anon@3:21pm...Io, sa dina sara na
nomu i vakamacala-noqu weka?
Drau
toso mada kei na nomudrau i tovo
ni Taukei, o mai vakacibicibitaka koto oqori meda veivosaki mada ena
i tovo vou kei nomu i cai o Bainimarama?
Drau dusia mada na nomudrau i dusidusi balavu, ena nomudrau i cici!!!Kua soti-mada na
viavialevu kei na dokadoka, na sona me lai-cara mada ena wai me
savasava?
Isa, kuala ni dua me boidada?

Anonymous said...

A Crack sniper team has currently
been assembled somewhere in Fiji
as we speak? Their task is mostly
to take-out members of the illegal
regime.They will need public supports for their activities and
we need all Fijian supports?We take no prisoners,we will removes
any obstacle that stand in our way
until our job is done? It's just a matter of time?

Soli Troll said...

@Anonymous(e) December 4, 2013 at 4:16 PM:

And what happens after that? Kill every military officer who replaces the dead ones who were in power? That would require an awful lot of ammunition - unless someone is hiding something with nuclear power and is happy to blow the rest of the citizens away in the process.

These foolish daydreams are not helping and you should focus your energies on making it seem like a plausible story - get lessons from the Fifty Shades of Grey author. Just because you may harbor a self-belief that you have a 20-inch schlong doesnt make yours grow overnight to that length.

CAUCINA THE GHOST said...

First the drau ni kau than the ASSASSIN and now a sniper team targeting Cracks.....oilei au sa lose hope sara. The only crack the sniper gonna target is own one between his legs...maybe because too many rifle barrels up the crack from RFMF before.

Anonymous said...

Ghost
Me caiti iko mada o Moro

Sniper

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 4:16 PM

"" They will need public supports for their activities and
we need all Fijian supports ""

Nothing new then, no doubt they want feeding and bus fare to get into town !

Looks like you need to up the dosage of those pill your on.

Anonymous said...

Its Christmas Its Christmas Its Christmas. Peace and love to all people of Fiji as long as they have red blood and need oxygen to breath, water and food to live. Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Daucina is Fjian name for demon who likes to have sex with women. He is not interested in coups or politics, just sex and women.

Anonymous said...

Sure thing, Assassin. We'll organise another noise barrage to mask the report from your sniper rifles. Then we'll treat your sniper team to some chilli chicken.

Anonymous said...

The 2014 budget is the worst budget.

Why sell government assets.

This illegal has no mandate of the people to sell government assets.

Khayium must have identified the buyers and all commission paid in his Malaysia bank account.

Anonymous said...

Ashwin Raj is going to speak at the AG"S law conference--on the media.--he gave enough bullshit last year.--more bullshit from him this year.He is a known coup supporter.apologist and collaborator.-knows which side of his roti is buttered-just like Robin Nair and others.Oh-and can Premila Kumar make some enquiries about Jai Karan's apptment at USP.

Anonymous said...

I am told most if not all lawyers go to AG"s law conference to get their 10 points ----otherwise they hate all the nonsense and rubbish.

Anonymous said...

Speaking at the AG conference will be the foremost legal mind in the country. Obviously, I'm not talking about Gates, Shameem, Khaiyum or Madigan. No, the headliner will be Peter Foster.

Anonymous said...

The AG's Conference is a anti indigenous conference because not only because there a NIL kai viti presenting but NIL kai viti issues discussed. Kai Viti own 90% of land and have their own structure etc,,,,,SO WHY THE ANTI INDIGENOUS DISCRIMINATION???
Yep - keep on sidelining Kai Viti guys ,,,,,,keep on pushing until the EXPLOSION comes.
By the time you say ,,,,hey, we shud have listened to the kai viti concerns....it will be too late!!!

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:35 AM

You sound like the unhappy kid that has not been invited to a party.

Why not have your own conference and then you can discuss whatever you like. But of course you would have to organise that, and that's where the problem lies.

Anonymous said...

I am looking foward to AG conference and presentation by Dr Ashwin Raj as he is good speaker. I have watched him before. He is very educated and qualified. Haters will go on hating.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers think they know it all. You never get any two lawyers who agree on anything. It is the simplest of degrees anyone can get and they think they can do anything, even running a country. As lawyers or liars you either become a drunk or a gay. Have a look around and see. Look at Rajendra Chodory and Babra Malimali they are destined to be lesbian partners. No one wants to marry any of them, they think they know it all, they both haven't won any major case except making money from gullible hands down win win cases. They jealous of AG who is a commercial lawyer which is far better then their bush lawyers criminal lawyer bullshit.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:46 PM

"" Look at Rajendra Chodory and Babra Malimali they are destined to be lesbian partners. ""

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Makes sense coming from someone that reckons a law degree is the simplest there is.

Anonymous said...

. . . And who thinks the AG has any kind of case record meriting jealousy.

Anonymous said...

illegal AG was earning $60,000 when he was with Colonial and now over $1 million which he would never ever dream of.

Now he is going to give lecture to all lawyers.

Very soon you will removed by Driti's boys.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh Singh we will vote for you.

People must know you were democratically elected by over 94% people for your seat.

We will vote for you again.

Not for thugs.

Anonymous said...

Premilla Kumar is good at investigating businesses.

She should do the same at USP as to how the husband ( Jai Kumar ) got the job without it been advertised.

Jai Kumar was removed by the regime for corrupt dealing at his last government job.

Rajesh 'free of charge' Singh said...

Rajesh Singh we will not vote for you because you are a proven liar and opportunist. You tricked us into voting for you by falsely claiming you would serve free of charge if elected, but broke your promise.

Joni Moce said...

All his Minions are dying ...

Rajend said...

Rajesh is indeed a compulsive liar and simply an asshole.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for AG's conference to hear more lecturing and talking down, and sanctimonious comments about freedom of speech and media, and transparency and accountability, while practising none; rorting the national coffers and take us to bankruptcy. All bullshit speakers, including so called Dr Ashwin Raj. Never heard if this fellow before. Where did this spring chickencrop up from?

Anonymous said...

madachod anon 12.12pm
the ag confrence is tax payer funded and should reflect society ....not the one sided we where is is polluted with those of foreign origins

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 7:02 PM

Next thing you will be wanting pregnant women, dogs and footballers to attend so you get the reflection of society you want.

Boy, some are never happy.

Anonymous said...

"I have come not to bury Caesar nor to praise him. THE EVIL THAT MEN DO SHALL LIVE AFTER THEM!'

Anonymous said...

Here falls another domino!!

Anonymous said...

Hey people, guess what?
Major [ex Sgt Major] Leweni has also passed away!!
ANOTHER DOMINO HAS FALLEN!!

Anonymous said...

AG"S law conference will be full of bullshit and hypocricy-a make believe gathering--it's like attending a conference called by Dr Goebbels or Heinrich Himmler in the 1930s.Everyone will smile and "have fun" while the country burns.--Cant wait to hear what comes out of the shiny egg shaped head of Dr Arsewin Raj--the media controller.

Anonymous said...

Is Professor Satendra None-Done part of the conference? Ever the opportunist, he is never one to say no to a junket. Plus, he is Aiyaz's shining hero. None-Done provided important intelligence to the regime against the Ghai constitution. All they need is this sorry example of a professor to be there and freak show will be complete.

Anonymous said...

All lawyers in Fiji will get a good lecture from illegal A.G.

All lawyers could not stand up against regime. Infact they should boycott such conference.

I wonder what they were taught and what oath did they take.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh Singh you are man of the people.

If anyone is criticisng him then have the guts to stand against him in the election.

Rajesh Singh is an honest man and has people at heart.



Anonymous said...

Rajend Chodory can't even count and shows how farkall of a lawyer he is. He says on his FB page that the Bainimarama government is into its eighth year when in fact we have just started the 7th year. She and Barabara Doodoo Malimali are of the same league. The real macawa block head wannabe bush lawyer. Oh and they are in a lesbian relationship it called the vakasota icici, and its farken ugly.

Radiolucas said...

We should not speak ill of the dead.

But when I think about the coup apologists, the cowards, and appeasers talk about forgiveness for what these self involved assholes did to our nation I remember what Churchill once said:

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping that it will eat him last.

Anonymous said...

Rajesh, stop sending anonymous messages praising yourself. If you must masturbate, at least do it in private.

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Anonymous said...

anon 7.50pm
another AG arse licker speaks......keep it up bro

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 12:17 PM

Obviously written by someone who's used to licking their own.

That's assuming they have the brains to work out which end it's at, but unlikely.

Anonymous said...

For your information, the late Ka Levu, Rt Sakiusa Makutu was not a supporter of this regime.... GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT!!!!........

Anonymous said...

Rajesh Singh drown yourself in a septic tank please. All that comes out of your big mouth is just full of crap.

Anonymous said...

@ Annon 8;06pm Dec 5th..really ?
Has Col Neumi Leweni passed on ?
Why are you refering to his past ranks in the Military ?
Have some respect, man !!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 12.46pm, anon 12.21,

Oh please, that commercial lawyer of yours supported an illegal coup and makes many decrees turning a blind eye to human rights abuses.

I'd take Malimali and Chaudhry any day over that commercial lawyer of yours.

Anonymous said...

RIP na Turaga na Ka Levu, RIP na Turaga na Tui Tavua.

RIP na Turaga na PM...oh wait!! damn!! isou sara!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes Annonymous 4:36pm December 6 you would definitely take Rajend Chodory to Chodo your ass and Barabara Doodoo Malimali to eat your shit because you are in the same league and can't match up to the commercial lawyer who is obviously better qualified. Another jealous one showing itself.....bawahahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Why should we have respect for Leweni, Khaiyum, or any other traitor enriching himself at our expense? Leweni deserves lofe imprisonment and Khaiyum death by hanging.

WHERE HAS THE MONEY GONE? said...


Audit discrepancy

Geraldine Panapasa
Friday, December 06, 2013


MILLIONS of dollars had either been misused or not accounted for during the roll-out of the Fiji roads upgrading project III (FRUP III) in 2008.

And according to the Public Accounts Committee 2013, this was a result of unsupervised work, mismanagement, corruption and abuse of authority.

In its release, titled Report of the Auditor-General — Audit of Accounts of Statutory Authorities: December 2009, the committee said it was concerned and disappointed with the attitude adopted by the permanent secretary for Works, Transport and Public Utilities in dealing with questions raised regarding the audit report of the project in 2008.

"There were a number of issues of concern. The consultancy agreement with Roughton International for the Kings and Lodoni Rd FRUP III was for more than $5.04million.

"However, more than $11.48m was paid to the company for the construction supervision phase. The excess amount paid, which totalled more than $8.07m, had not been authorised by the Public Works Tender Board as required."

Another concern raised by the committee was the statement of project physical assets of the FRUP III at the end of December 2008.

It said the statement had been prepared using the historical cost of accounting and did not take into account the disposals at balance date, contrary to the Fiji Accounting Standards 16.

"Audit could not substantiate project physical assets totalling more than $2.32m since the asset registrar was not produced for the audit review," the committee said.

"The ADB (Asian Development Bank) confirmation received for loan number 1530-FIJ showed the total loan funds disbursed as at December 31, 2008 was more than $71.67m." The statement of expenditure and revenue for FRUP III as at December 31, 2008 showed the total claims disbursed by ADB were more than $73.23m.

Anonymous said...

Just to let c4.5 readers know we had a very successful day at the AG's conference here at the lovely Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort, with top speakers like Prof Loney, Rev Bhagwan and, Tony Prescott. Looking forward to another exciting day tomorrow with speakers like Fr Barr, Simone Troller and Dr Ashwin Raj, a local boy with PhD from ANU, one of Australia's top universities. A very prodcurive weekend will be capped by the ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S ANNUAL DINNER. Vinaka, moce mada for now.

Anonymous said...

Arsewin Raj had comments on almost evrything at the AG conf.--Phd from ANU---so what ?--he cant even speak simple language that evryone can understand.--more bullshit and rubbish from him tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1030pm, Dr Ashwin (not arsewin) Raj is a local lad who has done well for one so young, do not be envious, you sound like someone with an axe to grind you fool.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 5.20pm is that you ASK?

Or is your cocksucker?

Anon 5.20pm I gotta hand it to you. You have shown you're an outright imbecile for thinking that your comments pass for sanity you self-righteous, lame SOB!

You talk about the difference between commercial lawyers and criminal lawyers but yet refuse (or perhaps incapable) of recognizing how your commercial lawyer BETRAYED YOU, Fiji, and the rule of law when he joined VB.

Instead you praise him. But that's alright, maybe you just don't know the law (in which case makes you a misguided, misinformed fool)or if you do know the law then your comments betray your masipolo willing to rationalize and contort your conscience so that you don't offend your real traitor ASK

Yeah keep on talking, because you just keep on selling yourself short like the little self-absorbed, cocksucking, prick you are.

BTW, Aiyaz himself knows he's in deep shit since he can't sleep many-a-night now. He's already made arrangements to flee overseas the day the sky falls down on his head.

So keep on putting your faith in him, because he's gonna leave you all bone-dry and heart-broken the moment things go pear-shaped for him.

Now go suck on that, you ASK cocksucker. Better yet, fuck off from Fiji, we would rather have the rule of law than legal contortionists like you and your AG.

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Anonymous said...

Annonymous 1:30am December 7, you are Rajend Chodory. You betrayed us like your father did to us farmers and ran away overseas. You are your father Mahens cock sucker. Oh Annonymous 4:54am December 7 please don't even think of that bum fark thingy with Barabara Doodoo Malimali, Areh that thing you want to put it in is been around, used and abused that's why her first name is Barabara for the thing is barka big reh. She has no style too, its like banging a sack, no reaction from her because barka that why no body want to make marriage to her man. Only Rajend Chodory now in lesbian relationship with her. Just bum together you know.

Anonymous said...

I see people calling names and digrading people like Doc Baba/others .shame on you guys.
Why dont you stand up like Mandela and fight and get freedom for your people..
I will not commend but will defend myself from people who are calling names and others.
I forgive you and may god do the same.
god bless you so your mind and heart be open to forgive others as the lord forgive you.
Rajesh.

Anonymous said...

RIP Mandela--He said in one of his speech "We want Government of our People...We want complete Freedom.."

Rajen Chaudhry said...

RIP NELSON MANDELA. A true multiracial leader and one against racism. Bainimara is the true Mandela of fiji. He fought against his own chiefs, religious leaders and people for equal citizenship for everyone in Fiji. Bainimara is a freedom fighter and almost lost his life in 2000.

Anonymous said...

Rajen Chaudhry wanna be please do not associate Frank with Nelson Mandela. Frank is not even equal to Mr. Mandela's shoes. Madiba did not bully and intimidate people for power. He used love kindness and understanding. You are insulting a great men. The fact is even God has forgotten the formula. The formula that he used to make people like Mandela, Ghandhi and Buddha he either lost it or is keeping it preciously for use some time in the future when mankind truly needs a Savior. Man like Madiba simply does not get produced anymore even in Gods factory. May God rest his soul in peace. Blessed are we to have existed during a time when this man lived. How dare you link a petty criminal like Frank to this icon. How dare you

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama is to Mandela what stupidity is to wisdom, what fear is to love, and what tyranny is to justice.

Anonymous said...

If you really want to make it a productive weekend, then bust a cap in the Attorney-General at his annual dinner. Vinaka.

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Anonymous said...

o koya e mai vakama dovu tiko eke e Western sa dro tale i Suva ena gauna e kaburaki kina eke na kenai talanoa.moce saraga na intellience ni ovisa kei na sotia.ia na nona i lawalawa era se tu ga oqo.Cinavilakeba e cava? sa qai rere tale o pita?

Rajend Chaudary said...

Bub Milamila oops Bub Malimali

Ali Mohammed said...

If Bainimara is Mandela of Fiji than Qarase has to be the Hitler. Qarase single handley desecrated the Fiji Indian farming community. Today those farms are full of tress and bush. Yet the SODELPA supporters are proud of him and adulterers and pedophiles leading the party. Vote for Madiba of Fiji, Commodore Voreqe Bainimara.

Anonymous said...

Mahendra Chaudhry is Mahatama Gandhi of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha caiti Mahendra Chodory kei luvena o Rajend Chodoki iko.

Anonymous said...

Mahend Chhaudhry is both Mahatma Ghandi and Robin Hood of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

But Bainimarama ISN'T the Mandela of Fiji, so what you say about Qarase is equally nonsensical.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama Fiji's Mandela?
More like Idi Amin.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama is Saddam Husein of Fiji

Anonymous said...

guys, there are two sides of a coin..stop being biased in your comments..be factual please!

Mere said...

Dakuwaqa probably had it right when he said Bainimarama is the new Samuel Doe.

Anonymous said...

Frank is on both sides . . . of a wooden nickel.

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama overthrew our constitutional government through acts of treason.

How many more facts do you need?

Anonymous said...

Were you happy with the previous gvernment?

Anonymous said...

Yes, bainimarama may have overthrown the government but at least his leadership isn't as dictatorial as that in Syria...besides elections coming up next year..let us all look to the future!

Anonymous said...

Mahen o Rajend Chaudary kei Rajesh Singh mera lai vei vutusona tu mada.

Francis Kean said...

Ali Mohammed, fuck you cunt. Don't use Mandela's name for another cunt like Bainimarama. Ah well I'm not surprised to see your comments because you're a product of incest. Ask your mother you motherfucker.

Anonymous said...

The Prime Minister said Mandela will be most remembered by Fiji for the way in which he reconciled former enemies, united all South Africans and set the nation on a different path which is an example to the whole world.
fijivillage

Update: Attorney-General’s Conference said...

Just to update C4.5 readers, we had an excellent Attorney General's conference with electrifying presentation on role of media by Dr. Ashwin Raj, the best speaker on the day. oOur local lad Ashwin has made us very proud; also very impressive talks by people like Ms. Simone Troller, and Fr Barr. The dinner is just smashing with lots of wine flowing. Intercontinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa have outdone themselves with service and hostitalitiy - what a location; we enjoying beautiful nadi sunset - vinakavakalevu, moce mada.

Anonymous said...

B.Malimali that taxi driver from Vanuatu still remembers you committing fellatio in his taxi.

Anonymous said...

@aNNON 7:36PM DEC 7...whoever gave the notion of an election happening next year must have rammed you real hard to make you believe in all the lies he`s pulled on you....dream on stupid cunt !!

Anonymous said...

"At least his leadership isn't as dictatorial as that in Syria."

My, what high standards you have!

Future Update: Attorney-General's Hanging said...

Just to update C4.5 readers, we had an excellent Attorney General's hanging with Sayed-Khaiyum dropping so hard that the rope nearly took his head off. An electrifying moment when electrodes were attached to Gates' testicles, and he actually seemed to enjoy the shocks. Our lad Aziz did us proud by accepting his execution without a blindfold. Not so Bainimarama. His sobbing and begging was quite unseemly, and of course he shat all over himself. The dinner is just smashing with lots of tinned fishfins and gruel followed by a raisin for dessert. It isn't the Intercontinental, but the staff at Nabua are tops in sadism and depravity. What a location; we enjoying occasinal whiff of salt air over the prison walls - vinakavakalevu, moce mada.

Meda decree necessary said...


Fiji Times: Sunday, December 08, 2013:

THE implementation of the 2010 Media Industry and Development Decree was necessary to enforce media standard, says the chairman of the Media Industry Development Authority Ashwin Raj.

Speaking during a panel discussion on the "Role of the Media in a Constitutional Democracy" at the 15th Attorney-General's Conference in Natadola yesterday, Mr Raj said some sectors had called the decree an attempt to gag the press without attempting to understand the new law.

"The 2010 Decree attracted criticism from select sections decrying that the Decree was an attempt to muzzle free press by an unelected government," he said.

"Alarmingly, little effort has been made to actually enter the protocols of the Decree and read through its provisions, which provides a nuanced framework for the enforcement of media standards.

"If media holds the State accountable, the question then is 'who guards the guard'? What legal recourse does the public have in the event that the media has wronged them?"

Mr Raj said the media played a critical role as the country moved towards elections and could assist in a developmental role by explaining the elections process and how parliament worked in a true democracy.

Anonymous said...

""At least his leadership isn't as dictatorial as that in Syria."

My, what high standards you have!"

^Shouldnt we be thankful for that ? -_-

Anonymous said...

Media Decree:- Mr Raj is another person who has not got the courage to speak the truth for fear of loosing the adcvamtage and benefits he is getting from the illegal regime.Ask yourelf how many media outlets do we have in Fiji.1 Print media,2. Television and Radio then the next question Are those media outlets doing their business independently without interfeartance from the regime the answer is NO. TY One,FBC and Fiji Suna are all propagation arms of the Regime and the Fiji Time has been a toothless tiger because oof the preasure from the regime. Now Mr Raj is talking about who guard the guards ? and what legal recourse the public have if the nedia do wrong against them and the role of the media in explaining the election process.The fact is the public are worried about the onesided reporting of the Fiji Media.The people of Fiji are not given the correct and true account of what is happening in the government circle. nThey are anly informed through media of the good things and no adverse report against ther government. This is the biggest worry because the peoples decision in the electio will also be onesided as they are not given the opportunity to make good decision by the media/. Now Who guard the Guards. Now the illegal regime is making so many mistakes criminally,and civilly who will coirrect them No One because they are the law themselves and the media are frighten to tell or inform the people of those mistakes as the illegal government will take them to task.There is no Free press and very limited human right i n Fiji and as such the comming election is not a free and fare election. Cam MR Raj answer this please.

Anonymous said...

Future Update: Can you please simplify youself so that your comment could be understood by the wider audiece on this blog site. Vinaka.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 3:32 PM

You mean you want things bringing down to your level of comprehension?

Anonymous said...

Update AG Conf
Sa dua na bula vinaka qori na bula ni mateni keina kanaloto......
ena kasabura i tuba nomu wawa kei AG sona levu
ena cakava ga o ratou na yadra ,,,,,
sona levu!!

Anonymous said...

anon 12.21pm
another AG arse licker and unempolyable employed by the regime to do arse licking speaks up
keep it up bro

Anonymous said...

Dr Ashwin Raj gave a speech with valid points about media, which hides mistakes behind media freedom rhetoric. Media thinks is above scrutiny. Things things do not get enough attention. Well done Dr Raj, you have done great job representing USP.

Anonymous said...

Nobody touches Bubs ass. That's my property. She can't get over me, she has my name tattooed on her bum cheeks.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 5:35 PM

'licker and unempolyable employed'

looks like you have finally licked that brain out your ass

Anonymous said...

Agree with anon 5.43pm that media discourse is very one-sided towards media freedom, but no media responsibility. Fiji needs freedom from media, which inflames ethnic feelings. It is good that non-media people like ANU graduate Dr Ashwin Raj of USP are drawing attention tot these issues.

Anonymous said...

Looks like some girl at AG's conference had a big crush on Dr Ashwin Raj, constantly singing his praises on C4.5.

Commando said...

If idiots could fly, the AG's conference would be an airport.

We need freedom from the media? What a load of crap! The best way to keep media accountable is through more media. With all viewpoints represented, the truth becomes apparent over time. That's why the regime hates C4.5, and why C4.5 also needs more competition in this space.

What's to protect the individual from mistakes by the media? Duh! Haven't you ever heard of libel laws? If a newspaper prints something untrue about you and damaging to you, you can sue in court for a published retraction, apology, and compensation.

If there needs to be any kind of Media Tribunal, it should be set up and operated by the media itself. Questionable articles and the like would then be reviewed by ombudsmen drawn from the media, with a view to justice -- not by sycophants like Ashwin Raj, who are appointed by an illegal and tyrannical regime, with a view to suppressing the truth.

Anonymous said...

Both govt, media outlets, bloggers and arsewin raj should read the post by Commando. Its probably the first commonsense and definitely the most relevant post and comment on the media issue and how it can be dealt with appropriately. Censorship either by self censorship or with the govt whip is never the way. A free and independant media is the thorn in any dictatorship and thus now we have all the beneficiaries of the current illegal govt now coming out of the woodwork blowing smoke up the govt backside.

Anonymous said...

While reading all of the praises heaped on AR on his "stellar" performance at the illegal AG conference I was trying to make sense of the contents of his speeches. Then commando came along and provided the light. The so called protection AR alluded to was not for the individual but to protect the illegal regime which has committed so much wrong and does not want them revealed. Individuals are already protected by the common law so there is no point having this decree to further protect them. Its only the regime who wants to hide things that needs this media decree.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we be thankful Bainimarama's dictatorship isn't as bad as that in Syria?

No, unless you came from Syria.

Commando said...

Thanks for the words of encouragement, but I will confess that this wasn't original from me. I got the idea from Dakuwaqa. He wrote a couple of years ago that the media should be subject to no more than the normal enforcement of libel laws and a formalised method of peer review. He was right. I'm just saying the same thing.

Anonymous said...

I have just read Dr Ashwin Raj's one-sided, cliched, and paternalistic speech on media. His statement is both shit and shallow. Intellectually it is fit for primary school students. Like his two patrons, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Frank Bainimarama, Dr Raj talks down to Fiji citizens and treats them condescendingly. I am amazed how these bastards can stand on a public platform and make pronouncements about media freedom, accountability and transparency without going red in the face. There has never been such lack of transparency and lack of freedom as under this regime, which is driving country to bankruptcy. To me Dr Raj is either stupid, naive, in denial, or a cunning rat sucking up to the regime. There can be no other reason for peddling such falsehoods.

Mere said...

Vinaka, Commando. That reminds me of what Dakuwaqa once said about Fiji's media: "Were this the first Easter Sunday, I would expect that only bloggers would have reported the Resurrrection. The Fiji Sun would have printed the guards' version of events exclusively, whilst the Fiji Times would merely have made passing mention of the earthquake."

USP on the go! said...

The University of the South Pacific yesterday opened its Emalus campus’ new extension in Vanuatu by Xie Bohua, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China and Vanuatu’s Education Minister, Bob Loughman. Mr Xie said the opening of the new buildings will greatly improve the teaching conditions of the Emalus Campus. He said the USP would play a more important role in Vanuatu’s economic and social development. He also announced 2000 short and long-term scholarships for South Pacific island countries by the Chinese government.
“I believe, as the most important and most influential university in the region, the University of South Pacific will be surely included,” Mr Xie said.
The Francophone Project started in May 2012 and completed in July 2013 costing about USD2.9million. The total floor area of 2100 square metres is for classrooms, a computer lab, a language lab, offices, a library, laboratories, and gymnasium.
The Chinese government also provided computers, laboratory instruments, desks, chairs, and fitness equipment for the newly built classrooms, labs and offices.

Anonymous said...

Nice of the Chinese to help the Ni-Vanuatu learn French.

Anonymous said...

Next they can teach Fjians "democracy". Snicker.

Anonymous said...

Ratu Jale Tui Tavua, Ratu Sakiusa Makutu, the Kalevu, and all people who have died will be resurrected, chiefs and commoners like me included. Jesus Christ exemplified the doctrine of the resurrection that all sons and daughters of God, both good and evil will be resurrected. (The Acts 24:15 "...there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both the just and the unjust".)

Bainimarama will also be resurrected too despite his goodness or his badness. And so will all people.

What needs to be determined is, what will our resurrection be like? Will we be resurrected to eternal life with God, or will we be resurrected to misery and hell?

So, the time will surely come when we will be at that judgement bar of God and questioned whether we have been good or evil, coup supporter or democracy advocate, hero or villain, a good person or murderer, and these will determine whether will be summoned to "heaven or to hell."


wadana said...



1. Mandela blasted the Iraq War and American imperialism. Mandela called Bush “a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly,” and accused him of “wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust” by going to war in Iraq. “All that (Mr. Bush) wants is Iraqi oil,” he said. Mandela even speculated that then-Secretary-General Kofi Annan was being undermined in the process because he was black. “They never did that when secretary-generals were white,” he said. He saw the Iraq War as a greater problem of American imperialism around the world. “If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don’t care,” he said.

2. Mandela called freedom from poverty a “fundamental human right.” Mandela considered poverty one of the greatest evils in the world, and spoke out against inequality everywhere. “Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times — times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation — that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils,” he said. He considered ending poverty a basic human duty: “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life,” he said. “While poverty persists, there is no true freedom.”

3. Mandela criticized the “War on Terror” and the labeling of individuals as terrorists without due process. On the U.S. terrorist watch list until 2008 himself, Mandela was an outspoken critic of President George W. Bush’s war on terror. He warned against rushing to label terrorists without due process. While forcefully calling for Osama bin Laden to be brought to justice, Mandela remarked, “The labeling of Osama bin Laden as the terrorist responsible for those acts before he had been tried and convicted could also be seen as undermining some of the basic tenets of the rule of law.”

4. Mandela called out racism in America. On a trip to New York City in 1990, Mandela made a point of visiting Harlem and praising African Americans’ struggles against “the injustices of racist discrimination and economic equality.” He reminded a larger crowd at Yankee Stadium that racism was not exclusively a South African phenomenon. “As we enter the last decade of the 20th century, it is intolerable, unacceptable, that the cancer of racism is still eating away at the fabric of societies in different parts of our planet,” he said. “All of us, black and white, should spare no effort in our struggle against all forms and manifestations of racism, wherever and whenever it rears its ugly head.”

5. Mandela embraced some of America’s biggest political enemies. Mandela incited shock and anger in many American communities for refusing to denounce Cuban dictator Fidel Castro or Libyan Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who had lent their support to Mandela against South African apartheid. “One of the mistakes the Western world makes is to think that their enemies should be our enemies,” he explained to an American TV audience. “We have our own struggle.” He added that those leaders “are placing resources at our disposal to win the struggle.” He also called the controversial Palestinian Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat “a comrade in arms.”

6. Mandela was a die-hard supporter of labor unions. Mandela visited the Detroit auto workers union when touring the U.S., immediately claiming kinship with them. “Sisters and brothers, friends and comrades, the man who is speaking is not a stranger here,” he said. “The man who is speaking is a member of the UAW. I am your flesh and blood.”

Anonymous said...

Wadana.

So there can never be any comparison between the late President Mandela and our own corrupt dictator unelected illegal regime leader Bainimarama.

Anonymous said...

I will only vote for Bai and Kai if the elections will really happen in September 2014 (ie. in 9 months) and also if they will publicly disclose their true salary.

Anonymous said...

Mandela started the armed wing of the ANC and its bombing campaign. He was a registered member of the Communist Party when he was arrested. His affiliation with Castro, Arafat and Gaddhafi is nothing to be proud of. He would have supported Bainimarma, too, if Bai had tossed him a bone.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:47 AM.

No. Bai was always "tossing bones" for the late President Mandela but Mandela would not even budge. He knew that Bai was looking for support for his illegal takeover without elections.

The very big difference is that Mandela was elected by an overwhelming majority but Bai stole from the people what the people had installed.

Don't tell me the illegal takeover was mandated by the then President Rt. Iloilo who was suffering from dementia.

Anonymous said...

Yes, the takeover was mandated by ageing President Iloilo, who was suffering from dementia. The PM said so, and Iloilo never denied it.

Anonymous said...

@ 9.13am

That explains why his people from Vuda came to Suva to ask (in the traditional manner) to take their chief back to his vanua so they could care for him in his ripe old age - since they could see he was being manipulated as "a means to an end".

However, they were blocked by then budding-dictator Bainimarama and his advisors - the rest is history. What tragic state of affairs.. tsk tsk tsk.

Anonymous said...

The biggest racists in Fiji are the kai dia businesses....
chk out Vinod Patel offices, YP Reddy office, Indian supermarkets etc .....how many natives are seen??? basically zero.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 5:18 PM

But aren't all your businesses the same?

Anonymous said...

Vutuki Meo and Kaibau you talk like a real idiot. just like Bainimarama talk for sake of talking but does not know or understand what he is talking about.Bainimarfama is prasing the 2013 constitution but he is breaching it himself.Its a clear indicatuion that he does not know or understand the content of the said constitution.All the coup that hjad taken place in Fuiji was done by the military, 1987 Rabuka and 2000 and 2006 was done by Bainimarama and his military block heads.It is crystal clear now that our soldiers only boast too much, talk too much but they aint got gutts to stand up and defend the very people who are paying them salaries, the ordinary citizen of Fiji who have become vicitm of the circumstances created my their own military..

Anonymous said...

Actually I just wanna clear all toxic air surrounding the accusation of The Turaga Bale na Kalevu being a supporter of the illegal regime . The fact is that The late Na Kalevu banned the Illegal regime from entering his domain(chiefly residence ) after the military coup in 2006.Bai than held a meeting to eliminate Rt Sakiusa and installed a close member of the chiefly family, an ex Navy to the position of chairman of Nadroga/Navosa provincial council . So sad that an itaukei came up with such an idiotic decision that could create turmoil in the Vanua. So sad. Its simply Ulukauuuuuuuuuuuuuuu , I should say. Its sad.