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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Saneem opts for 'irrelevant and misconceived'

'Misconceived, irrelevant, no evidence and no particulars
Saneem: outright rejection
provided': no concession whatsoever that any of the complaints about breaches by Fiji First had basis to them.

The Supervisor of Elections, Mohammed Saneem, has rejected all six complaints Frank Bainimarama's Party contravened the law.

Three complaints were filed by Tupeni Baba from the SODELPA Party. Baba’s complaints were that: 

1. Fiji First office party holder, Bijai Prasad, had lied over not having a conviction.

Saneem’s response: The conviction is irrelevant and by raising it,  Dr Baba is in breach of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act.

2. Fiji First had campaigned before being registered

Saneem’s response: Dr Baba has not provided particulars to substantiate the claims and the grounds raised by Dr Baba did not qualify under the law

3. Fiji First had wrongly used the Fiji flag and its name resembled that of another party, Fiji 1st.

Saneem’s response: There is no evidence the party’s registration had ever been approved.

A complaint made by Anit Singh was also dismissed because Singh had not signed his letter.

Saneem also dismissed a complaint by Nazia Khan Rauf objecting to the use of the Fiji flag by Fiji First in its logo, saying no law prohibits the use of the flag - and in any case Fiji First was using a variant of the flag.

UFDF’s spokesperson Mick Beddoes also made complaints, but Saneem said Beddoes had 'misconceived' certain facts and not signed his letter of objections.

Saneem referred to Fiji First’s response which described Beddoes allegations and complaints as being 'without merit and made in desperation'.

Beddoes sent a second letter in response to Saneem as below.


 June 1  2014

The Registrar of Political Parties
Elections Office
Dear Sir

Your findings against my objections
Dated May 30th 2014

I refer to your emailed decision regarding the registration of Fiji First and the grounds on which you made your ruling against those objecting.  My response is outlined as follows:-

1.    No of Complaints

Please read my 2nd document sent to you again and you will note that it is headed Supplementary Information to be added to my only and signed objection lodged at your office and stamped, on Saturday 24th 12.39pm.

It was not a 2nd complaint that required my signature; it was information to be added to the only SIGNED objection that I lodged at your office.

Therefore your reference to the supplementary information being an unsigned letter is incorrect and your conclusion that it failed to meet the particulars of Sec 9 (3) is also incorrect.

My objections were also sent to you via your personal email and the website email

2.    Complaints to the Police & MIDA

It is clear from your response to this that you never had any intention of picking up the phone and enquiring with the Police or MIDA to firstly ascertain if indeed I had lodged complaints as I have claimed and to enquire about its progress or otherwise.

The fact that your other government agencies such as the Police and MIDA are either deliberately dragging their feet  or inefficient  is not the fault or concern of the complainant, but rather a reflection of the level of incompetence or bias of those organizations charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and ensuring a fair and balanced Media.

In addition, you are the registrar of political parties, not me, so it’s your job to investigate my claims to determine if they are factual and a little effort on your part would have resulted in you being able to conclude that the complaints I referred to are factual and investigations stalled or otherwise are underway.

3.    Fiji First 2006 elections

I concede [as only democratic law abiding citizens do] that there was a typing error in the date of
the elections I stated. It should have been 2001 not 2006 and the Fiji 1st party contested these
elections under its original name The Girmit Heritage Party. This does not alter the fact that all references to the Fiji 1st party name change, including the gazette date as well as minutes and correspondence involving two current Fiji First officials are all true and do point to the existence of Fiji 1st as a political party.

4.    Illegal use of the Fiji Coat of Arms

You totally ignored my objections to the wrongful use of the Fiji coat of arms? Why, I also provided you details of the Prohibition of the use of Coat of Arms legislation. You made no comment or ruling on this which goes to my point that you have relied totally on the response of the applicant Fiji First for your grounds of rejection rather than taking responsibility and conducting your own investigation.

5.    False Declaration of Bajaj Prasad

Although this was another objection of mine, you also failed to address this in your response to me, so I will assume that the response and decision you gave to Dr Tupeni Baba who also raised this point would be your response to my objection had you given one.

You state in your decision that quote ‘Mr Bajaj Prasad was convicted in 1982 and in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders (irrelevant Convictions) Act 1997, the said conviction is no longer relevant. Secondly Mr Prasad had, since the matter was raised, resigned from being the Vice President of the applicant.

Having pursued the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1997, I am bound not to discriminate Mr Prasad on the basis of his irrelevant conviction. I accept he has resigned from the applicant as well and in light of the law, this objection is also dismissed’ Mr Baba, in raising the irrelevant conviction is in contravention of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1997’ unquote

 I put it to you Mr Registrar of political parties that you have erred in your decision on this particular point for the following reason:-

The breach I refer to is not about the previous conviction, jail time, record, duration of imprisonment or the time lapse since the conviction of Mr Bijay Prasad.  The breach of the decree is all about his ‘false declaration’ plain and simple. 

But given that you are obviously unfamiliar with your government’s own decrees allow me to restate it for the record.

Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Decree 2013 (Decree No 4 of 2013) says and I quote: 

Sec 27 (1) A person who-

(a)    Fails to furnish particulars or information required to be furnished by a political party or by him or her un this decree

(b)    Makes a statement which he or she knows to be false or which he or she has no reason to believe to be true ; or

(c)    Recklessly makes a false statement under this decree, commits an offence and shall be liable upon conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or to both

(2) Where a political party commits an offence under this decree, every office holder of the political party shall also be deemed to have committed the offence. Unquote:

I am not a lawyer but I do understand simple English and according to Sec 27 (1) (b) and (c) Mr Bijay Prasad has committed an offence, plain and simple and that’s what you are supposed to make a determination on, nothing else.

Mr Bajaj Prasad is not guilty of an offence involving his previous conviction; he is guilty of knowingly making a false statement to the question of a previous conviction.

The fact that he resigned after the matter was raised is irrelevant and does not absolve him from having committed the offence by knowingly or recklessly making the false statement about a previous conviction at the time of ‘lodging’ of the Fiji First application to register.

It has not escaped my notice and I am sure the country’s that you seemed to have based your entire grounds of dismissal of our objections on the applicant’s Fiji First’s response.

I am sure, the fact that the Fiji First official, [the person] General Secretary Mr A. Khaiyum who just happens to be the AG, Minister for Justice and a few others as well as Minister of Elections and therefore your boss, has nothing to do with your determination in this matter, even though as the Minister responsible for elections [the person] Mr Khaiyum and his Boss and your grand Boso [the other person] Frank Bainimarama both have a vested interest in the outcome of this application and your decision.

For the future, I would like my response to you today to be properly recorded and filed so that in the event that an independent Judicial accounting of the conduct of the 2014 Election process and procedures is undertaken by the new democratic government of Fiji, our views are clearly recorded.

Yours faithfully
[The person]

Millis M Beddoes


Anonymous said...

Rather emotive words suggesting emotive decision from Saneem - as for Beddoes letter being unsigned, that's pathetic.

trues up, bro said...

Problem with us gang is we fight fair, not dirty or using propaganda as regime is doing. Mick and co, you are all doing great but you will never win because the cards are stacked against you. Everything has been set up for Fi First to win, even baby faced Saneen is related to Khaiyum. There is no neutrality all we can do is try to limit the damage at the polls ie push to expose weaknesses and flaws in election process including the computer system used to tally votes. Forget about outside world they have bigger fish to fry

wadana said...

Agree with u 12:42pm

We must go after the counting of votes,this is where their last trump lie.
Yes,we must do our best and investigate where,who,how,what and when will this computer be installed/programmed.
This is their last resort.
Only if we can with the help of expert in this field to uncover the secret behind the one day vote
It is better for parties to opt for a physical count.This will definitely stop them and they will drop dead.
The computer can be pre-programmed to rig results.They will go to any length as long as they hang onto power.
Change their game plan and every parties write and demand physical count for transparency shake,make use of the thousand workers who will be hired.
We should not trust computer coz its been proven in other overseas countries that computer are tampered on to give favour to a certain group.
You'll see they will defend it to death and tell us to trust that machine, please go for physical count..!!!It is more logic and economically viable with true democracy at its best.

Anonymous said...

Hi Editors, For a change can you please dig in the recent changes Bai/Khaiyum did to FRCA act (Stamp Duty Act 2013), Now even the first home buyers have to pay tax, speakig so much of providing decent environment for young Fijians to own a house. Further, These taxes are just like robbing Paul to pay Pita, if they dont have money then remove free education and bus fare.

Anonymous said...

The voters are playing a waiting game. SODELPA should get rid of racists in its lineup and thats starting from dear leader Kepa.

Anonymous said...

All parties pliz go for physical count it will prove to the whole world what transparency is all about!!
Hands together and demand that votes be physically counted full stop.
Do not waste my vote .

Make it count,one vote,one candidate,one constituency,one Fiji but physically count all votes.

Anonymous said...

A man made machine to varify for the nation..? Ridiculous!! Fight for men verification to rid of intended tampering.

Anonymous said...

This Saneem fella looks like a monkey and his responses are typical of ass lickers. Pathetic asshole.

Anonymous said...

Do you need any further proof? Could it be any plainer for you to see? Every single thing this regime has done has been done cynically -- its coup rationale, its Yellow Ribbon campaign, the 2009 elections, the Peoples Charter, the Leaders of Political Parties process, the abrogation, the reregistering of attorneys, the Media Decree, cell phone registrations, the Land Decrees, the conviction of Mac Patel, the Chinese aid, the expulsions, Yash Ghai, the Political Parties decree, the 2013 "Constitution", appointment of ASK as Elections Minister, selection of Saneem, etc., etc. There isn't one honest bone in either FB or ASK.

The use of electronic voting machines is precisely in order to rig the election in such a way that nobody else can prove it. This is being done in the Philippines, where the voting machine company secretly rigs the elections to give ballot victories to the candidates who must pay it the bribes it demands.

You innocents who keep looking to the elections to unseat Bainimarama -- c'mon, wake up already! SODELPA will win the vote by a landslide, but F1 will win the election easily, because most of SODELPA's votes will be electronicaly switched to F1.

Why else do you think the regime forbids exit polling? It doesn't want us to see the huge discrepancy between the polling figures and the announced results.

The parties should stop playing the game by Bainimarama's rules. He's a liar, cheat and traitor with no legal authority -- so why play the game according to his rules? Boycott the election unless it is conducted according to Fiji's only lawful Constitution, the 1997 Constitution.

Anonymous said...

Mick, your reply convincingly laid out for all of us to see how utterly biased Saneem is and how unfairly he dealt with the complaints. Thank you for giving us added proof -- as if we needed any -- that this election is rigged.

Anonymous said...

If there was an act of desparation here, it was on the part of Saneem, looking for any possible pretext he could find to rule in favour of his bosses in the regime. The democratic opposition is being systematically shut out in this election, without so much as a peep from Canberra or Wellington.

Anonymous said...

To all anti- Bainimarama bloggers (that includes me)
Don't be discouraged electronic voting machines limit human fault. I think it's better to have the voting machines than to do things traditionally and by hand. It removes a lot of opportunities for human error, is faster, and allows a lot fewer election workers to handle the votes directly. People like to imagine that they lead to fraud, but voter fraud is nearly non-existent for example in the US, and history has shown that people can rig old-fashioned elections just as easily.

Anonymous said...

The real situation in Fiji!

ABC network
Fiji elections won't be fair and free
Submitted by news on Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 10:43am
Opposition parties in FIji say intimidation and a lack of media coverage mean that the coming elections will not be free and fair.
The September poll will be the country’s first since the 2006 military coup in which Frank Bainimarama seized power.

Rear-Admiral Bainimarama has been on the hustings to promote his new party but opposition groups say that the the political playing field is far from fair.

Ro Teimumu Kepa from the Social Democratic Liberal Party of Fiji says their own election campaign has been troubled, with police turning up after some campaigning to question locals about what was said.

Kepa says the only thing that they can do is “just live in hope”.

Anonymous said...

Saneem says only what Khaiyum tells him to say. He does not have a brain, a mind and a will to offer his own opinions himself.
All their responses to the genuine complaints given by parties and their representatives point to the fact that the outcomes of the coming elections will be rigged.
The thousands of comments opposing this illegal regime coming out in the anti-regime blogs indicate that FFP will lose the elections. These comments are very much more than those being printed in the media. Therein lie Khaiyum's and Bainimarama's and Saneem's fears. They will go to any lengths, by hook or by crook, to win on September 17th.
They want to consolidate their hold on the illegalities they began fearing to lose their hold because they know that it will be the end of them despite the millions of dollars they have accumulated in the past eight years.
They cannot turn to God for help because God cannot condone injustice and wickedness. They can only turn to the devil.

Anonymous said...

Who is lying? Kepa or Luveni

ABC network:

Fiji elections will be free and fair, says Luveni
Updated 30 May 2014, 9:05 AEST
A senior member of the Fijian government is rejecting claims that the country's landmark election in September won't be free and fair.

Dr Jiko Luveni, the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation and the President of the Fiji First party
Audio: Fiji elections will be free and fair, says Luveni
Observers from both inside and outside Fiji are concerned that Fiji First, the party of the interim Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, has an unfair advantage.

Critics claim the interim government has breached its own campaigning rules, they point out that the Attorney-General is also the Elections Minister, and they say the local media has been pressured into providing largely pro-government coverage.

Our reporter Liam Fox is just back from the capital Suva, where he spoke to the president of Fiji First, Dr Jiko Luveni, who is also the Minister for Social Welfare, Women and Poverty Alleviation.

She doesn't deny that the media was censored in the past, but she says it's not the case anymore.

Suomynona said...

Unfortunately Frankie is the law since he is able to get away with whatever he can while others have to follow these self-protecting decrees that Ayarse helped Frankie put together.

Everything is heavily stacked against Beddoes and the others since Saneem just dismissed his claims.

Rigging quite evident, unless some miracle happened on september 17 that results in Bhaiyum being shipped off to Naboro to join Speight and company.

Just have to wait and see until then.

Anonymous said...

Micky ...you forgot to sign your letter again :)

Anonymous said...

The desperate Junta is at it again..it is clear as day that Saneem is sucking Baiyum's testicles

Anonymous said...

"Please read my 2nd document sent to you again and you will note that it is headed Supplementary Information to be added to my only and signed objection lodged at your office and stamped, on Saturday 24th 12.39pm.

It was not a 2nd complaint that required my signature; it was information to be added to the only SIGNED objection that I lodged at your office.

Therefore your reference to the supplementary information being an unsigned letter is incorrect and your conclusion that it failed to meet the particulars of Sec 9 (3) is also incorrect."

SPOT ON MICKY..Well who can match our numbskull Supervisor of elections..lol..Even if you had signed it, he would still have regarded it as unsigned. He probably was looking at Bai's testicles rather than your letter.
It is likely we may need to sign in and sign out come election day..only if FIJI!!!

Mohammed Saneem, Suva said...

Stop bitching you savages. I am here to stay. I will be a high court judge in the new Fiji.

You are all just jealous because I am so powerful.

See I can blog too. You can complain all you like no one is listening

Anonymous said...

"Pride goeth before a fall Saneem." Be careful.

Anonymous said...


An Ultimatum and Offer to employees and agents of the Crown of England and the Church of Rome – Issued June 2, 2014 (Video)

An offer of a General Amnesty has been issued today to employees of the Crown of England and the Vatican by the Head Judicial Council of The International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels.

This Amnesty is extended to those individuals who are willing to give evidence and their sworn testimony to the Court concerning their knowledge or evidence of crimes committed by the officers of these institutions, and their accomplices.
“This is an appeal to insiders in these murderous organizations to come forward and do what is just and right” explained Kevin Annett, special assistant to the Court, in a televised broadcast today.


mark manning said...

Oh no, does that mean the elections in September will be a farce?

Anonymous said...

The election will be rigged and will never be free and fair.The Indians who are based at Khayiums office will manipulate the electronic machine in favour of FF.
The election is over and FF has won.

I urge the political parties not to waste their time and money.
They should all get together and boycott the election.

Demand for an interim government to conduct the election.

Anonymous said...

Hey people this site is getting boring. Any more gossip whose climbing who that kind of thing.. This site used to be so exciting with those things..Now it's full of Bainimarama Kaiyum whining day after day....

Anonymous said...

This election is irrelevant and misconceived..

The opposition parties should unite to boycott it until the playing field is even.

Anonymous said...

Micky Mouse Beddoes, what have you to offer Fiji apart from your big fat ugly arse?? Tell us what you got to offer rather than complaints.

Anonymous said...

Vinaka Mick!

Anonymous said...

Mick has given us more than nearly anyone else. He's been courageous and steadfast in the face of this bullying tyranny that now pretends to be a government. He was the loyal opposition to the SDL and is now part of SODELPA's opposition to the disloyal regime. His complaints about the election are wholly justified. And his rebuttal to Saneem shows just what a tool Saneem is of this traitorous regime.

Anonymous said...

Every time i look at Khaiyum or Bai's face all i feel is the need to puke. For those who are thinking that all 16k Muslims in Fiji are behind this donkeys think again. My name ends with Ali. I like to think of myself as a reasonable human being with love and respect for all. I have however never despised anyone more than i despise these 2 self righteous pricks and i know many many Muslims feel the same. For most of us Fiji comes first race religion etc are secondary issues which when put towards a greater good for all in this country are absolutely non issues. I urge all of you who are reading these blogs to please think long and hard about how you tick in Sept. Do not get hoodwinked by the few freebies offered by the unelected government. Remember they have not been elected by the tax payers of this country and therefor have no right to decide how your tax money is spent. Frank and his cronies are in bed with a few rich business who control this country. We must stop this BS and get our country back. Is our freedom, dignity and right to choose our leaders worth $200 or $250 in savings per year in school fees. For me the answer is no. See past the smoke screens. A wolf will always be a wolf no matter how many sheep skins he puts on.

Anonymous said...

@Anon10.08pm..Bai is climbing Khaiyum and Saneem wants to go in between..Kacabote!hihiihihihi!
Tell me if that livened you up!

the rape of Fiji said...

Fiji and it's people are being raped senseless by the khaiyum boko haram and their lap dogs the Fiji military are enabling this to happen. the i-Taukei are simply fools.

Anonymous said...

Ni Veicai Kece, spoken like a true regime lackey. Put away your guns. See how brave you are then.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

When I was awarded a six-week research fellowship by the University of Oxford’s Internet Institute, I chose to focus on electronic voting. (The term more commonly used in the Philippines is “automated elections”.) My research confirmed my initial suspicion that electronic voting and counting machines bring their own set of troubles. I realized that the elections commissioner, as well as the media and the public, should therefore take extra steps to ensure the integrity of automated elections.

One of the things I did was review the experiences of countries that had earlier automated their elections. And I found well-documented cases of problems, errors and failures.

These cases included: uninitialized machines, which made ballot stuffing possible; votes not counted or lost; candidates’ votes reversed; contests not counted; ballots not counted; the wrong winner comes out; allowing voting more than once; vote totals that exceed the number of registered voters; negatives votes; unauthorized software replacement; and other problems.

I traced these troubles to deep-seated causes that were inherent with complex technologies, such as: software bugs, which are always present even in high-quality software; hardware problems such as miscalibration; environmental stresses that may worsen hardware problems; poor or flawed design; human errors; and malicious tampering. Since these factors were inherent with complex technologies, we can expect the electronic machine troubles to persist.

In my research, I also found out that insoluble problems associated with direct-recording electronic (DRE) voting machines have already led to their phase out in many places.

I also compiled typical costs for DREs and optical scanners and found that DRE technology was much more expensive to implement that optical scanning. (However, their prices are expected to go down, as they are dumped in the Third World.)

I offer two specific recommendations as a result of my Oxford study:

1. Use double-entry accounting methods in election tabulation to minimize the clerical errors that plague the current single-entry tabulation system; and

2. Conduct a transparent post-election audit of machine results, by manually counting ballots from a random sample of precincts to confirm if the electronic voting machines are giving us correct results.

Giood luck.

Anonymous said...

@ Ni veicai kece

What's itching? The laughter is fake but the anger is a true indicator of a regime troll who can't take the heat! We can all stand back now and watch the desperate attempts of these regime nutters to put it all together. Get ready to be booted out in Sept. We don't need poops!!

Anonymous said...

6/6/2006 -6/6/2014 exactly 8 years when sdl govt ministers were sworn inn after winning 2006 election..
8 years of rule by illegal regime thugs and they want to rule again with illegal constitution and election.
how selfish and butako people in this regime are.
fiji people first or regime crooks first ?
people be the judge.

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Anonymous said...

Tupeni is now irrelevant has no place in politics of Fiji. SODELPA should wise up and sideline him. Otherwise SODELPA will also be regarded as a party of the past.

Anonymous said...

@9.13 Is it an obligation for Fijians to be foolish and backward? How long will you stick to the white man's former religion? Instead of cumulating 30% marks at school and going to church, why don't you give up the later and reach for 90%+ marks? What about doing like Sweden, Norway, Korea? All rich countries have given up religion. On day the people of Fiji will make fun of you guys! There is nothing worst I suppose thN having our own children making fun of us.

mark manning said...

Is this Fiji's destiny :- https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/world/a/24047707/father-of-gang-raped-murdered-india-girls-demands-justice/

Anonymous said...

An oldie but a goodie - Saneen maintains he is neutral. Believe it or not:

Elections Supervisor Mohammed Saneem maintains he is independent and is no longer any employee of the Fijian Government.

There were concerns that his appointment was a ploy by government to rig election outcome given he was previously employed by government.

Speaking to FijiLive, he says his commitment is to carrying out his duties as Elections Supervisor.

“I’m no longer a government employee,” Saneem said.

“I am now appointed to an independent position, that is the position of the Supervisor of elections and that’s the stand I will take.”

He said the Elections Office is also independent and that parties and voters should be rest assured elections and counting of votes will be conducted in a transparent manner.

Meanwhile, the projected budget to hold the one-day election still stands at $42million.

By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari

Anonymous said...

@1038 itaukei wont give up, dont ever take advantage of their kindness or their smile, the land they will die for, our forefather fight for this land.
in Solomons, Malay, French, they protect our sovereignty, wounded, even they died up their, not for peace not for democracy its for our sovereignty.
Give the itaukei what belongs to them.

Anonymous said...

@1038 it's not religion mate, it's faith in God Jehovah, the creator of the universe, the one and only God.

Anonymous said...

Acting prime minister ('i'll line my pockets with everything i can get' ) Khaiyum is trying to quell native unrest over land concerns. Good luck. Itaukei know the writing on the wall regarding their land.

Indigenous land ownership by iTaukei yavusa and mataqali can no longer be considered intact or safe, says former TLTB general manager legal and SODELPA candidate applicant Niko Nawaikula.

Nawaikula made this comment while responding to a media report where a chief said that land ownership in Fiji was intact and safe and the truth was that the government has strengthen iTaukei rights not eroded them.

“The decrees that terminated the Great Council of Chiefs simultaneously took away control of native land, remove iTaukei representatives from the iTaukei Lands Trust Board, removed their names and took away management of mahogany and many tracts of native land under the land use decree,” he said.

“The 1997 Constitution in comparison to the 2013 Constitution finds the Great Council of Chiefs has been removed with all its powers and the entrenched provisions that guarantee government cannot interfere with land without the prior consent of the iTaukei.”

Section 28 (1) of the 2013 constitution says that the ownership of all iTaukei land shall remain with the customary owners f that land and iTaukei land shall not be permanently alienated whether by sale, grant, transfer or exchange except to the state in accordance with section 27.

Section 27 (2a) says that a written law may authorise compulsory acquisition of property when necessary for public purpose and (b) on the basis that the owner will be promptly paid the agreed compensation for the property or failing agreement, just and equitable compensation as determined by a court or tribunal after considering all relevant factors .

Section 28(2) says that any iTaukei land acquired by the State for public purpose after the commencement of this constitution under section 27 or under any written law shall revert to the customary owners if the land is no longer required by the State.

Nawaikula said what the chief (Vunivalu of Nakorovatu) said was the opposite of the truth in the 2013 constitution and the various land decrees issued by the government.

He said the media should stop taking advantage of the lack of knowledge and exposure of the iTaukei regarding their land.

By Vuniwaqa Bola-Bari

Anonymous said...

Land could be the one issue that wakes itaukei up. Are you listening Opposition parties?

By Navosavadakua Fiji Today

The Bainimarama government has a lot of faith in propaganda. They’re convinced if they repeat a lie often enough and stop any political rivals from having access to the media to refute their lies, the lies will win.
Sometimes I think they could almost succeed. They pump out publicity and the Fiji Sun laps it up. Every day Sun readers are treated to stories of success and optimism under the ‘popular’ dictator. Inevitably, some people will think good things are happening somewhere even if they can’t see it in their own neighbourhood.
But there is a problem the propaganda machine can’t deal with – the truth. When they tell us how much they’ve improved water supply and health the suspicion grows that we are being fed on a diet of lies. The truth about water supply and hospitals can’t be hidden from people whose taps are dry or sick people turning up to clinics that don’t have the bandages or medicines they need.
Add to that the really big lies. We are told by Bainimarama Native land has never been more protected than it is under the current constitution. But the truth is, under previous constitutions leases for agriculture were limited to 30 years. Landowners would lose their land for a generation, no more. And there were provisions to allow rent increases to keep pace with inflation.
These protections are gone. The constitution says the government can take any land for as long as it needs it for ‘national purposes’ and the government has no limits on the length of time it can take land for ‘national purposes’.
Can rents be revised to match inflation? Yes, but it doesn’t have to be. The Government can set whatever rents it likes. And worst of all, under the Frank Land Bank, any landowners who thinks the government hasn’t followed its own rules is blocked from taking their case to court to get a review.
Propaganda will not paper over these cracks. Let’s hope when Bainimarama goes out campaigning he is asked these questions.

SEMI MEO said...

All we wanna know is why a few foreign imbecil still lurk around in our Fiji blogs?..as if what their spew would make the Rear Admiral even cough!

True @annon 10:15 AM SODELPA should sideline the oldies and bring in young highly marketable candidates.

But again, many of the oldies may be putting their hands up to ride in the blue bus FF party.

Anonymous said...

Rajeshwar Singh is only in the acting role for Felix Anthony at FTUC. These two need to be investigated. Rajeshwar Singh and Felix collided when Felix was a board member for FNPF. Rajeshwar Singh ended up buying land at Momi Bay. These two have enjoyed overseas trip every second month carrying huge per diem while their members are struggling.

What about the chor Rajeshwar Singh of FPSA who is colluding with contractors of FPSA to make money. Every contractor working on the FPSA building for maintenance work is seen working at his home in Vuncakeca Road, Namadhi Heights or at several properties that he owns..
Extreme Construction – Manoj an Indian national and Rajeswar colluded and made money on several work that was taken by Manoj who has absconded to Vanuatu in fear of investigation. Manoj’s company record at FRCA and FNPF show that no local was employed. How then several work was given to Manoj by Rajeshwar SIngh at FPSA.
Rajeshwar and Manoj colluded and opened a business in the name of U Tech Institute at level 8 Honson Building to teach I.T. About 90 students were brought from India and US$5700 was charged to every student for tuition fees alone to teach simple courses like Certificate in Computing. This was a major scam where Rajeshwar Singh was a silent partner. The students were mostly from rural Indian who were fooled to come to Fiji.
The Indian students had complained to the Immigration and Higher Commission but nothing had happened. Even the Indian High Commission is aware but no help was given to the students to recover their money.
Now the same operation has moved to VANUATU where Rajeshwar Singh had visited last year.
Last year Rajesh colluded with Nagin from Sherani & Company ( FPSA) lawyer which a conflict of interest to buy a house together at Wilkson Road, Dominion.The FPSA contractors and staff were used to do all the work at the house.
Nagin also did the transfer of land at Momi Bay for Rajeshwar Singh.
The Bainimarama government must really clean up the unions as some unionists have been with the unions for so long. The way is to investigate their dealings and charge them.
The AG. Mr Khayium and Fiji Independent Against Corruption should investigate such unionists and charge them. Most of the unionists in Fiji have abused the members money and Rajeshwar Singh is one of them.

Anonymous said...

The election is over Bai/ Khayium are declared winners!
SODELPA, NFP, FLP, PDP do not complain after the election.
The election will be rigged by Khayium!
Time to sit down and plan your strategy otherwise it will be too late.

Anonymous said...

Forgery probe on suspect lease

Repeka Nasiko
Friday, June 06, 2014

A MAJOR police investigation has begun into how the signature of a former president was used to lease a piece of land located outside of Viseisei Village in Vuda.

The matter came to light after a landowning unit from the chiefly village lodged a complaint saying they did not consent to the lease of the 20-acre piece of land to a prominent Lautoka businessman.

They only became aware of the leasing arrangement after they were notified by the iTaukei Land Trust Board.

Yesterday the tokatoka o Nakelo met officials from the TLTB and the Commissioner Western's office to discuss how the consent letter containing signatures of landowners — four of them deceased — were used to finalise the deal.

Paperwork for the alleged lease was finalised last year.

Divisional operations officer West Luke Moroivalu said further enquiries would be undertaken and dealt within the confines of the law.

The issue was first raised when Nakelo Limited — the trust that handled lease monies for the clan — received a receipt for $18,000 from TLTB detailing the alleged lease.

Trust secretary Epeli Tavai said while investigations continued, the landowning unit had agreed they would return the $18,000.

"We want our land back," he said.

"We agreed during the meeting that we will pay the $18,000 back to the company that gave that money and that the lease given to them cancelled.

"The meeting was a step forward and we hope that they handle the way they lease our land with more care and proper paperwork."

Termination of Fiji scholarship must be explained said...

A former professor of the University of the South Pacific says those who terminated a student’s scholarship have an obligation to Fiji taxpayers to explain their decision.

Two weeks ago, a Bachelor of Commerce student, Tamani Seruiraduvatu, was told by the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board his government scholarship was taken away because of his work with aspiring independent candidate, Roshika Deo.

Wadan Narsey says the scholarship is funded by taxpayers, who have a right to demand accountability from the board chairman, Dixon Seeto, and the USP vice chancellor, Rajesh Chandra, who is also a board member.

“Public officers are simply refusing to be accountable to the public on a matter which is so important. If they do not reinstate this scholarship, it is going to reflect very, very badly on Bainimarama’s party and whoever has been responsible for terminating this scholarship. I mean it is a shameful episode in the history of this regime.”

A former USP professor, Wadan Narsey.

The USP has said it is independent from the Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board and queries should be addressed to its chairman, Dixon Seeto, who however has refused all comment to Radio New Zealand International.

Anonymous said...

Another day of whining, people Bainimarama is going to be in office for another 8 years, the faster you get that through your head the better..

Voreqe the Magnificent and All-Powerful said...

Anonymous at 2:05 PM, only another eight years? What if I want to make it the next 16 years? What if I want to rule for life? You disloyal SOB. You no better than that fucked up priest!

USP's coward VC Rajesh Chandra said...

Asking USP VC Rajesh Chandra for an explanation is futile. This man has no sense of fairness or justice. USP itself is rife with nepotistic appointments and promotions, like Jai Karan, Esther Williams and Angela Jokhan. The really productive staff like Wadan Narsey and Biman Prasad are forced out. Professor Chandra loves waving around the USP Strategic Plan but uses it like toilet paper when it suites him. He loves to hide behind USP’s so-called procedures. But he tramples on the procedures and breaks the rules if it does not suit his agenda. A culture of bullying, intimidation and victimisation has taken hold at USP under Rajesh Chandra. The VC of USP has assisted in the rape of academic freedom by this regime. The VC is a blight on the good name of USP. Now he is persecuting a deserving student from a poor background. What a coward. This man is simply not fit to be the VC. He needs to go now.

SEMI MEO said...

@ anon at 2:05 PM. Madam/Sir..of course it is definitely "whining" for a few of you who support and reaping the benefits of the reign of terror, high unemployment, nepotism and unrighteous rule over beloved Fiji.

But..but..for the majority of us Fiji Citizens it is another day closer to our day of redemption from the demonic hold mentioned above and many more you may know so well and blinded to.

Indeed, it is another under God whom all will answer how we've spent this day!!...

Anonymous said...

Not only is the withdrawal of Seruiraduvatu's scholarship another shameful episode in the history of this disgraceful regime, but it's also another stupid move. It helps to ensure that Fiji First loses the youth vote.

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Anonymous said...

If we didn't whine and whinge about the regime today, what else might we have done?

Should we have just silently fallen in line and blindly follow the regime's orders, even though we know the regime is illegal, was established through treason, and is inimical to Fiji's prosperity, and to our rights, liberties, and culture?

Should we have actively supported the regime, making us accessories after the fact to its treason? Be a "good" little traitor to our country, like Anonymous 2:05 PM and others, and try to discoirage others from standing up for themselves and Fiji?

Or should we have taken his bait? Anonymous @ 2:05 PM is basically goading us to action. Instead of whining, we should act, he seems to suggest. What would that action look like? Does that mean we march in the streets? Does it mean we rise up to battle with sticks Bainimarama's henchmen armed with guns?

I, for one, cannot wait for Emil King's March on Suva to get underway. I plan to be in the front rank. But maybe that's just me. Maybe I'm the last one willing to take a stand for Fiji.

But if I'm not, then perhaps Anonymous 2:05 PM should stop to consider the level of passion that would drive ordinarily quiet Fijians to battle armed ruffians in the streets. And once we've been blooded, what does he think would be our attitude towards the regime's co-treasonists who have viciously betrayed and arrogantly abused our country these past eight years?

In short, Anonymous 2:05 PM will rue the day we STOP whinging. Because that will be his Judgment Day.

Anonymous said...

Do I despise Tony Gates because he's homosexual? No, I despise him because he is unjust.

I don't really care what Seruidaruvatu's gender orientation is. This is a matter of fairness and justice, civil and human rights. The scholarship wasn't withdrawn because of his sexual orientation but because of his political affiliations. That's plain chickenshit and wrong.

KUA NI RERE said...

I find it appalling that USP has terminated Tamanirarama's scholarship.

Isn't USP an Institution of HIGHER LEARNING where students are given the opportunity to THINK FOR THEMSELVES.


Tamanirarama has become what Education is supposed to do...For man to be a free-thinker.


TERMINATE his farking scholarship.

The smallness of there minds!.

What the fark are you people thinking?

Are you now trying to stifle Fijian education?

What the fark is USP there for? YOU FARKING ARSEHOLES!

I am an ex-student of USP (NO SCHOLARSHIP) and we were always encouraged TO THINK FOR OURSELVES.

BUT THIS BEHAVIOUR FROM USP is so CHILDISH and just totally moronic.

It shows how scared Bainimarama is.
Scared of a little skinny Indian girl Roshika
and scared of a little skinny Fijian boy, Tamanirarama.

Bainimarama has never changed.
He was scared of women, Now he is scared of little kids.


Anonymous said...

decree is LAW....After election if a decree is written, that the govt wants my land, what will i do? where will I live?

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Anonymous said...

We Muslim rule Fiji. We will rule for many years.i Taukei and Hindus you all will be our servant.

Anonymous said...

We Muslim rule Fiji. We will rule for many years.i Taukei and Hindus you all will be our servant.

Anonymous said...

1 The Minister of Elections is the General Secretary of the Dictators Party
2-The Electoral Commission was appointed by the General Secretary of the Dictator’s Party
3- The Supervisor of Elections was appointed by the General Secretary of the Dictator’s Party
4- The single Constituency was imposed on the people to give an advantage to people with a national profile. The Dictator has the biggest national profile because of his control of the media.
5- The Political Parties Decree killed off all the small parties in Fiji.
6- The Electoral Decree means an independent candidate needs to get about 28,000 votes or 5% to win a seat. Someone in a major party could get 200 votes or less and still get a seat in Parliament
7- STATE PROCEEDINGS (AMENDMENT) DECREE 2012 allows Dictator and Ministers, many of whom will be in the Fiji first Party to commit libel and slander without any liability. Normal rules apply to everyone else.

Anonymous said...

Sources claim that an Indian IT company working out of the illegal AG's office is programming the system that will be electronically counting votes.

They also suggest that this explains why the corrupt illegal AG, Khaiyum, is not too worried about the elections because the counting system, once programmed, will count the votes in Bainimarama's favour - irrespective if more people vote for other parties.

Anonymous said...

This election is totally rigged. High time we marched.

Anonymous said...

Land is my Godly portion, my forefathers gave their lives to for this land,

Anonymous said...

Caiti ratou ga nomu forefathers!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Electoral Commission is not independent.
The Supervisor of Elections is a government crony and was not the most suitable applicant.
Foreign-funded NGOs should be able to carry out voter education.
Some information on the registered voter card can be misused by the authorities.
The political parties should be given a printout of registered voters
It is not a level playing field.
Opposition leaders knee-capped. Chaudhry and Qarase convictions politically motivated.
Bainimarama is breaking regulations - campaigning before registration, choice of party colour and emblem.
Unfair media coverage, especially by Fiji Sun and Fiji Broadcasting.
Media Industry Development Agency not independent and its chairman is unsuitable.
Illegal A-G is in charge of elections and in Fiji First: a conflict of interest.
Voting will take place in an atmosphere of fear. They will not be free, fair and transparent.
Voting must be overseen by independent observers. There are too many polling stations for observers to cover them all.
the Election Decree allows phone tapping.
Officials at polling stations could influence how people vote.
Voters will not be allowed to bring voting advice and reminder information into the polling station.
Voters may be body-searched if officials think they are breaking this requirement.
Many voters will not be able to remember the three digit number of the person they wish to vote for.
Voters are expected to vote in no more than two minutes.
All the decrees and regulations passed by government are invalid because they were not elected.

Anonymous said...

This very patently is not a free and fair election. Abbott and Keys will look craven and stupid if they try to make the argument that it is. It doesn't pass even the most minimal international standards.

Anonymous said...

@1042pm If they were not there to defend our sovereignty, today you will be second generation Japanese

Anonymous said...

We Muslim will takeover the whole world.

Anonymous said...

I have a question....those Bula Shirts is it a Govt. issued shirt or a FijiFirst shirt....?

When JVB launched his party (with the blue bus) he was wearing it...ASK wears it, Jiko Luveni wears it (even during Govt's 'visit' to Lau) & even PS Finance wears it...

Anonymous said...

8;17 why dont you have one... for you honeymoon....

Anonymous said...

We Muslim rule Fiji. We will rule for many years.i Taukei and Hindus you all will be our servant.

Anonymous said...

Rule after the second comming of Christ..

Anonymous said...



Khaiyum’s states that ownership of iTaukei land rights is not a problem as it is enshrined in the Bill of Rights.

Section 28 (Bill of Rights) is vague on processes on native land. Further he should note that native land can also be alienated under long -term leases.

In any case, what are the effects of placing native land protection under the Bill of Rights? What is the impact on the Native Lands Act, the Native Lands Trust Act and the NLC? What is the effect of the Land Bank Decree? Does it have adequate measures to safeguard and protect native landowner interests and later generations?

I also recall a decree issued by Mr Sayed-Khaiyum blocking all Deed of Cession claims.

What is the effect of this on legitimate landowner claims?

For example, the original Suva people moved to their current location to make way for public state use of their lands.

Today, these lands are being used for real estate purposes at market rates deviating from the original purpose. Who will correct this on-going injustice?

These questions need to be asked and addressed.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum seems to ignore the fact that section 185 of the 1997 Constitution no longer exists. Why was it removed? That section specifies that any changes to “entrenched legislation” thahis – Native Lands Act, Native Lands Trust Act, Fijians Affairs Act etc – must be approved by 9 of the 14 GCC (Bose Levu Vakaturaga) members of the Senate. The GCC members are nominated from the provinces and represent the native landowners of Fiji.

By removing Section 185, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum’s government has effectively rendered we, the native landowners, powerless over our own land.

This power, under the 2013 Constitution, now rests with the politicians in Parliament.

All these changes were made without the consent of we, the native landowners, and as such are totally unacceptable.

Worse, the changes were made by people we do not know or recognise. They were not made by the leaders we elected, nor were they made by our chiefs.

I urge all native landowners to read the changes carefully yourselves, analyse, discuss, share the knowledge and make a stand.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum is not a native landowner, just another politician conducting just another political campaign.

Cyclops-Mahen Reddy said...

Saneem is always right! That's the ruling of the Commerce Commission. Fiji First is the best Party for Fiji - that's also the decision of the Commerce Commission.

Anonymous said...


Vinaka na vakamacala, sa tolu noqu yavu ni vakavulewa qo, e vinaka taucoko, o kedatou ga tou kanaka tiko ni ca, tou ulubale taka tiko na qele, raica mada nai tikotiko vakavanua taucoko e viti, kudru lo tu eso, valataki eso, ya o keda mada ga.

qo na noda sovereignty nai itaukei, warai ni dua ena butakoca mai vei keda, eda na tucake ka me da na tukuna i vuravura ke sa yaco mai na kena gauna.

Na matanitu e veiliutaki me raica vakararaba na lewe viti, me veiqaravi, me qaravi keda., me vakatorocaketaki keda.

Na ulubale ni qele au se ro goca mai, vei ira na noda dau ni polotiki, ia kevaka me da vakatara me talanoa eso na veivanua vakaturaga e Viti eda na madua ni ra na tukuna ni donumaka ni ya minisata tiko ni qele o Ratu....... mai yali kina neitou qele qo....turaga i taukei ga, ....

Anonymous said...

anon 10.31
macawa nomu vosa,,,,,vakacava o gunu yaqona sivia?
matata vinaka o anon 9.51am qai waste time nomu vosa....vutulaki!
Sa rauta mada na kana free, masi volo keina masi dakai!

Anonymous said...

nomu dodonu baleta e sega na ka mo tukuna nomu cakacaka na vosa vakaviavialevu e loma qo, NA DINA E DAU MOSI SE CAVA....

Na qele me taqomaki baleta ni noda nai itaukei...

Anonymous said...

Vinaka Anon @951pm


After 1970 to 2006 the GCC AND SENATE was there for the itaukei, what was there role for the itaukei?

Senate represented by each province
GCC all itaukei chiefs?
What they were doing all that time, 30 plus years, Na taro levu na cava era bau nanumi keda tu kina nai taukei.
Oti mai na Allaince party, SVT, SDL, sa duri qo na SODELPA, Sa vakadinadinataki na party vakapolotiki era duri me ra nai veiqaravi, me 2/3 na lave liga qai vakabau ya na vanua tou leqa tiko kina na taukei.

Donu vinaka o Suvavou, Monasavu, Nausori , Tavua, Lautoka, Nadi, na veitauni taucoko e Viti era sa mai vakayagataka na matanitu nodra qele, sa toso tikoga na kena yalayala,

Raica nodrau vakamau na SDL kei FLP veivosaki taki na qele se dua na baleti keda nai taukei, rautou sega ni duavata kina.

Me da kua ni vakacalai se vakanuinui mate wale baleti ira eda digitaka, levu era na cakava mada eliu na ka me nodra.

Anonymous said...

12;03.. we already woke up,,, only you still sleeping, sivia ga na dinmaro tucake taura nomu i sele kei na nomu matai va lai teitei ,raica tale ga nomu qele sa yali se tiko, nomu qele ga sa na taro tiko mai ni o iko sa yali tiko,kerekere tiko mai o koya mo yadra mada sivia na moce na kakase na vakalusi gauna macawa kece na comments era tu ena blog qo.. sega ni dua na betena ena vakavuna ga vakalevu na moce boko, sara lako mai na vulagi ra mai cakacaka ra rawati ira ra lesu kedatou se tou ia tiko ga na veivala na veiqati..

Anonymous said...


Vinaka na teitei kei na vakayagataki qele,

Anonymous said...

To the blogger who made comments about his son in Dubai . I'm a Kailoma . Qarase has another son in sydney . If you have balls ... State your name and address ... Let's settle this like men . Oh I forgot ... You must be some bocci faggot . Long live democracy and death to rascists . Baku

Anonymous said...

I'm a Christian .... Must say keep religion out of this . To anyone here who comments about religion must be a rascist . The great ratu Mara , former leaders of fiji ... Did anyone ever bring their religion into question??? Nope . I understand that in this blog is now home to some rascist pigs !!!!

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Anonymous said...

Tui macuata speaks ... Chiefs need to rebuild their villages n help people . So true ,being myself from kadavu .. Must say gcc and politics don't work . Prosperity for fiji n Fijians does . Agree with earlier blogger ... Fijians shoudntkt be handed everything .. It doesn't help us long term . Good to see some sensible people saying .. Race or religion should play no part in our debate . Vinaka tau

Anonymous said...

Issa blogger ... Wei lei ... Bai n Aiyaz do a lot for our village !!! U think America is innocent country ??? No they not ,.... But they do questionable things to keep this world safer ratter than rouge nations taking over !!! Bal n Aiyaz are just same ... They got rid of the bad .... And now they on a good path .... We going to vote for them. !!!! God bless the Vanua

Anonymous said...

Allah akbar

All Hail Bainimarama said...

Fuck allah