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Friday, June 6, 2014

Vodafone 'spying' admission fuels election surveillance concerns

Confirmation today there is cause for concern over phone and internet tapping by the regime leading up to the election.

Vodafone has admitted it has 'secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks', saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates 'in Europe and beyond.'

Fiji is listed as one of those countries in a report by The Guardian newspaper, where Vodafone admits it allowed 'state surveillance' 760 times in Fiji in 2013.

Vodafone Fiji has denied as recently as April it even has the technology to allow phone and internet tapping.

Section 63 of the electoral decree prohibits people from communicating political messages by telephone, internet, email, social media or other electronic means 48 hours before polling opens and there is wide concern the regime will tap phones and monitor internet to prevent breaches.

Vodafone has previously denied it has the facilities to monitor calls and text messages, insisting it can only access phone records via police or court warrant.

It has also said there is no legislation in place which would allow for telecom operators to intercept text messages, phone calls or internet messages.

The Guardian newspaper report, however, says Vodafone has revealed 'wires had been connected directly to its network and those of other telecoms groups, allowing agencies to listen to or record live conversations and, in certain cases, track the whereabouts of a customer.'




Concerns about phone and internet monitoring in FIji is not new. The subject has come up before on this blog, including revelations from former 3FIR commander, Roko Ului Mara, who says the regime started tapping phones in 2007.

Mara said both Connect and Vodafone do it, but Vodafone was the worst. Others have attested also that the regime uses experts from both India and China to spy on Fiji citizens, especially its critics.
Vodafone reveals existence of secret wires
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/06/vodafone-reveals-secret-wires-allowing-state-surveillance?CMP=soc_567

160 comments:

SEMI MEO said...

Nothing new really, as next spycams may be placed discreetly on vantage points to monitor hotspots to determine your political leanings.

Oh, and sites you click to on your voda data may be used to cajole, bribe, blackmail or intimidate the ‘suspects” and “defiant lot” according to big black book.

But, lest not panic as this electronic ploy may be now used by those in the inner circle of power to spy on each other....lol...lol watch this column..

Anonymous said...

ASLAM AND LIGA ARE THE SPIES FOR REGIME .
PEOPLE SHOULD SWITCH TO DIGECEL.
WHAT A JOKE NO PRIVACY .

Anonymous said...

C4.5, you must be shitting me man. Do we have NSA capabilities in Fiji or this is just one of your ucu mai duru stories.

Anonymous said...


Message from Vodafone

"We have consented to the information being published because there is nothing to hide. The only information we provide on the production of Search Warrant is the date and time of calls made or text messages sent and the duration of the call and the "A" and "B" party numbers This is the only information we capture and record for billing purpose.

We have NO technical capability to either listen to a telephone conversation or record a phone call or a text message. Also in Fiji there is no law for legal intercept so if we were to record any calls or view the content of any text messages, that would be classified as illegal.

We strongly believe in fundamental rights and freedoms of our citizens. "

Suomynona said...

All the more reason to unfortunately say:

Vodafone - Power to Them

Anonymous said...

MY telco mates in telecom Fiji told me that no operator has listening capability .

Of course you are being listened to ALL the time by Americans, British, kiwis and Ozzie using snipping technologies and they dont need access network to listen to .

Also there laws in Fiji is still archiac in regards to legal intercept . Fiji doesnt have any LI laws yet . THat a lawyer friend told me .

so there you are ..

Anonymous said...


No south pacific country has legal intercept and listening capability . the only exception is australia and NZ . they have LI laws and not only that also listen to their neighbouring countries ..
Snowdon reports confirmed that

SEMI MEO said...

Good one @ anon June 6, 2014 at 4:45 PM..madam/sir..or shall we say; good try.

You are correct there is no law in Fiji to give a green light for such telco snooping ...this regime's state of lawlessness is global public knowledge and they DO NOT NEED such law to snoop...

..so there you go!

Anonymous said...

Phone tapping and being monitored isn't new to Fiji. All began way back in 1987. We just have become smarter thanks to suckers like Mr. Nazat Shamime. What else can you call such a man. By the way she is having a honeymoon in Geneva since someone is visiting g her there. Poor man- he just has to spend his time listening to conversations over phone.

Anonymous said...

"Date of time or the text messages sent. The duration of the calls and the A and B. " it is enough to be a worry.

Anonymous said...

BS from Vodafone. All diplomatic missions are switching to Digicel to maintain the integrity of their operations here because it's an open secret that Vodafone grants the military access to its network.

Anonymous said...

Aslam, I like rooting your wife here in Geneva. She likes it both upstairs and downstairs. She said you like to get rooted by her with strap on. she's so horny. You closet faggot muslim pig like ASK.

Anonymous said...

FFP IS ELITE MUSLIMS /CHORO PARTY.
THEY STOLE THE NAME
THEY DONT GIVE ANY AG REPORTS
NO TRANSPARENCY/ACCOUNBILTY
SECREAT WAGES BEEN PAID BY AUNTY BANO.
SORRY FFP NO VOTES FOR CORRUPT PARTY.
FIJI IS BIGGEST DEBT
FFP STOLE DEMOCRACY/FREEDOM FROM US.

Anonymous said...

Everyone move to Digicel.
Digicel should create awareness that they do not do phone tapping.
Lets bring down Vodafone.

Anonymous said...

Anon 6.39 pm

Vodafone is a global giant in telecommunications dude and to bring it down is like crawling up mount Everest stark naked.

Anonymous said...

KI VEI KEDA GA NA KAWAI TAUKEI

NI KAKUA SA RA NI DIGITAKA NA FIJI FIRST BALETA:

E A TEKIVU ENA LASU KEI NA CAKACAKA NI BUTOBUTO

E A YALATAKA O BAINIMARAMA NI NA SEGA NI DUA NA SOTIA ERA NA VAIATUTUTU LEVU ENA MATANITU IA E QAI MANI LASU

E MATANITU DAU LABA

DAU NI VEIKASAURARATAKI

E BECI IRA NA NODA TURAGA KEI NA LOTU

E MATANITU NI MUSULIMI

E MAI KAUTA TANI NA SIKOLASIVI NEI DUA NA GONE NI TAUKEI BALETA ENA NO NA MAI VEIVUKE WALEGA E NA DUA NA PATI

E NODRA MATANITU GA NA WEKAI BAINIMARAMA

ERA CAKACAKA WALE KINA DINA GA NI RA SEGA NI RAWATA NA VULUI VINAKA VAKATAKI KEAN, MELI KEI NA CEO NI SPORT COUNCIL

O TACI BAINIMARAMA E ASSISTANT DO VOKLI GA E SEAQAQA E SA LAKI DUA SARA NA DIRECTOR ENA REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

OQO MATANITU DAU BUTAKO BALETA NI SA DAU BUTABUTAKO MADAGA NA KENA I LIULIU


MATANITU DAU VEI BECI

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...

There's also no law to legalise coups, but did THAT stop FB?

I can confirm that diplomatic missions have been switching away from Vodafone.

I can confirm, too, that Indian programmers are working directly with ASK to steal the election.

Anonymous said...

Fyi, see the Telecommunication Promulgation 2008 and in particular Part 6 which relates to what extent the service provider will aid the authority in investigations in relation to national security and criminal acts. Its broad enough that its give the authority carte blanche

Nameless Faceless Cyber Bully said...

Semi Meo, Mohammed Saneem's rulings show conclusively that the elections will not be free or fair. So why are you back on this site with your blogging?

As many C4.5 readers will recall, I asked you back in 2012 to stop throwing a wet blanket on every protest idea by advising us ad nauseum to wait for the 2014 elections you naively assured us would be free and fair. I warned you that you were a dupe of the regime, but you blithely ignored me. I then challenged you thusly. I said if I were wrong and the elections were free and fair, then I would never blog on C4.5 again. But if you were wrong, and the elections turned out not to be free and fair, then you were the one who shouldn't blog here again.

So, what are you doing here, Semi?

Time for you to get off my blogsite, dawg.

Anonymous said...

Caita nomu I vakamacala!

Anonymous said...

The only solution for i taukei is to be united and vote for SODELPA.
Go to churches, cities, towns, villages and tell the it taukei to vote for Sodelpa.
Time for action and enough of talk.
Otherwise Muslim rule will continue.

Anonymous said...

Dua tale oqo e dua sa sotia boci tawa sukulu @10:09pm. Sa vakamadua na nodra viavia kila, tini ga ena vosa ca when they struggle in their comprehension.

Anonymous said...

Dua tale oqo e dua sa sotia boci tawa sukulu @10:09pm. Sa vakamadua na nodra viavia kila, tini ga ena vosa ca when they struggle in their comprehension.

Anonymous said...

Vacava me caiti iko mada na sotia tawa sikulu ya?

Anonymous said...

io Cu mai

Anonymous said...

Of course the Chinese are helping the regime spy on Fijian citizens. Large Chinese intelligence ships suddenly making port calls in Suva should have been our first clue. That means that, in practice, Beijing is actively helping the regime maintain its illegal control over us, despite its constant mantra of never interfering in other countries.

Once we finally recover our freedom and independence, maybe we should do as the I-Kiribati did -- recognize the democratically elected government in Taipei as the legitimate government of China, instead of the self-appointed dictatorship in Beijing. That would serve them right. Taipei would be just as generous and not so anto-Western in its values and outlook.

The Great Coup 4.5 Con said...

Once again, Coup 4.5 dishonestly twists the facts to suit its own political agenda. The Guardian material shows that there was NO monitoring of the content of Vodafone telephone content in Fiji. What it discloses is that 760 warrants have been issued by the courts to monitor communications metadata on the Vodafone network. Metadata covers such things as disclosing phone numbers, addresses, device locations and times of calls and messages. These are all legitimate uses of the technology. Take, for example, a criminal trial in which someone claims not to have been somewhere at a particular time. A court will ask Vodafone to provide the location of any phone calls made by the accused. This is standard practice in a great many parts of the world. But it is not eavesdropping, which you are suggested. In the long Guardian list of countries, there is, in fact, NO monitoring of calls in Fiji. So why do a whole article suggesting it? We know. Because it suits Coup 4.5 to twist the facts to suit its own agenda. The height of intellectual dishonesty. You are conning your own readers. Shame on you.

Agent Vinod said...

Fiji hasnt got the technology to intercept calls.The Tech. exists with USA, and England.In fact it was invented by the British as detailed in the Novel SPYCATCHER.Fiji could borrow or buy it from the Brits. to assist its border surveillance or anti-terrorist unit.VODAPHONE AS WITH ANY OTHER CELL PHONE CO. ASSISTS THE COURT WITH EVIDENCE BY PROVIDING THE HISTORY OF CALLS MADE AND RECEIVED ON A MOBILE.HOWEVER TECH. EXISTS THAT COULD EXTRACT THIS INFO. FROM THE MOBILE DIRECTLY.VODAPHONE HAS TO PROVIDE THIS INFO. BECAUSE THE COURTS ISSUE COURT ORDER TO DEMAND IT.Tech. also exists that makes it hard to intercept calls a machine labelled the SCRAMBLER does this,it diverts a phone call on various wave lengths to be received on the other end by a similar machine,all this hi-tech stuff exist.Mobile have GPS inplanted in them, likewise telecom transmitters,these are coded with numbers so any Govt could determine exactly where you are making the call,text etc from.e.g. any call received from overseas has the code 679 then your mobile no.All mobile co. over the world assist Govt with info. The Russians,Chinese have it also-they assisted the Syrians in capturing THE IMPOSSIBLE SPY by providing them with a similar machine or computer.COUP 4.5 ADMIN WERE EITHER TOLD A LIE OR TWISTING A FACT TO SUIT ITS OWN TWISTED AGENDA.but we the 80% of the population will vote FJ 1ST.

Game's Up, 4.5 said...

Better today: Poll: 85 per cent of people asked say ‘yes’ – Fiji is a better place today than it was before the 2006 takeover, say the vast majority of people asked by the latest Fiji Sun weekly poll. The 15th poll conducted last week, the final week of May, says 85 per cent agree that Fiji is now a better place. Seven per cent say no and eight per cent are unsure.

Anonymous said...

ASLAM KHAN THE BUMSUCKING PIG FARKING MUSLIM SON OF A BITCH, WHO HAS A BITCH FOR A WIFE IN NAZHAT SHAMEEM. THEY HAVE MANIPULATED VODAFONE AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM AND THE REGIME TO SUIT THEIR OWN PERSONAL AGENDAS. BRING THEM TO JUSTICE, THESE TYPE OF MUSLIMS INCITE DEEP HATRED IN ITAUKEI. TOGETHER WITH NAZHAT'S SISTER THEY SHOULD ALL BE BEHEADED IN PUBLIC LIKE THEY DO IN THEIR ISLAMIC LAWS.

mark manning said...

Semi is one of Frank's spies!

Anonymous said...

@ The Great Co 4.4 Coup con...

what part of "existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks"...there is no talk of meta data there, but actual eaves dropping of conversations!!! Have you actually sighted the warrants to verify that only meta-data was requested??
Furthermore, the new Vodafone network is being run on the ZTE (subsidiary of Chinese Company - Huawei). As we all know, Huawei, was banned from bidding for telecom/ICT contracts in Australia, NZ, USA/Canada for the sole purposes of them leaking data back to the Chinese intelligence. And here we are, we have them running our networks & we all know how the Chinese love to eavesdrop on their citizens, no doubt they've handed that technology over to Vodafone Fiji...

SEMI MEO said...

Faceless Nameless Cyber Bully..

.Sir/Madam.

I am again flattered by the attention you continue to afford yours truly; a insignificant humble cyber citizen .

For the benefit of others in cyberville may I reiterate, and hopefully for the last time ; or else I be will convinced of the obvious that I may communicating with a Delainabua nut who ply this part of cybersphere with their reverse psychological tactic to attempt trap the ignorant.

Listen good...I said and maintained that NO election process on earth even as far back as Biblical times is water proof perfect, fair and immune to rigging. Any Election and process to seek opinions and therefore individual choice to favour a leader is and was never, I think, a righteous process at all.. ...from the “election” of Saul to be King to the casting of the dice by the selection of chance to appoint your friend Juda’s replacement, to the election of certain President of the Fiji Methodist Church after their own Coup, to the fluidity of the manual counting process of all our previous Fiji elections and determination of “invalid vote”; rendering election of some underserved waste time useless politicians to whose names more or less defame the Hansard.

We never said the Bainimara/Aiyuz election process guided by a Bainimarama/Aiyuz Constitution would be any righteous at all. NO!!

Many moons ago we encouraged all Citizens you're eligible and able to by ballot or on 17 09 2014 to exercise that rare privilege we’ve have for a long time longed for.

Your ploy, oh..you Nameless, Faceless and Cyber bully is to discourage as many good , innocent and probably ignorant Citizens to stay home on 17 09 2014, worst still your evil wish for these innocent to take to the street on 17 09 2014 and protest the election process as evil, hence, playing right in to General Tikotoga and Bainimarama’s hands to probably declare a state of emergency and rule for ever!!

...that is you what you want so you could continue to feed from spoil of the 2006 Coup.

Sorry, the rest of us had had enough, we are going to the election in the privacy of the pooling booth on 17 09 2014 to declare a day of redemption for us and our children by electing a righteous lot to rule.

Of course, you will remain as you rightly confessed; a forgotten Nameless, Faceless Cyber bully ...

OH...did a I just hear a wee tiny phat from a foreigner lurking in this blog.....what a life he drags on daily...what a miserable life!

Anonymous said...

I remembered while in Fiji this year I jumped onto browsing this C4.5 online on my phone internet with Vodafone. Halfway through the site just cut off instantly. I tried again and the same thing happened again. But it didn't happen to other websites.
I felt suspicious of this tapping business so I stopped reading the website.

High Tea said...

Thank you, C4.5, for this article highlighting The Guardian's report listing Fiji as one of the many countries performing phone surveillance on its own citizens. This comes as no surprise to most of us. Even self-vaunted democracies are leaders in phone and data intercept technologies. The big difference, though, is that they are, or aspire to be, democracies. They have democratic ideals and democratic values. Their governments respect the rule of law. Sadly, in Fiji, that simply isn't the case.

Rule of law was already in its death throes in Fiji at the time the regime abrogated the Constitution in April 2009. But that wasn't enough for the regime, already conscious long before the adverse Court of Appeal decision of its own illegality and illegitimacy. It mercilessly throttled justice in Fiji until it was utterly extinguished -- not just rubbishing the Constitution but disbanding the judiciary, requiring lawyers to re-register, chasing away the most principled attorneys, replacing our magistrates with Sri Lankan mercenaries, churning through them until only the most pliant bootscrapes remained, selectively enforcing -- and not enforcing -- our laws, probably firebombing the Fiji Law Society offices, vindictively using the state's legal machinery to harass political and human rights critics, prosecuting legitimate party leaders and commercial rivals in kangaroo court proceedings, personally meting out extrajudicial punishments, torturing prisoners, etc.

Unlike the regime, which punishes newspapers for "contempt of court" simply for printing unflattering Letters to the Editor, C4.5 allows expressions of opinion contrary to its own -- including those especially pathetic types who "dare" the editor to print their sorry rants.

Perhaps the saddest thing, from my point of view, is the gulf between the people of Fiji and the self-appointed thugs who claim to represent us. We generally value democracy, even if the regime does not. Many or most of us have a deplorably imperfect understanding of democracy, but it hardly compares to the ignorance of the regime sociopaths, whose only interest in democracy is how to ape and subvert it.

Second saddest to me is the failure of our institutions to defend democracy. The worst offender is, of course, "our" military, but the failure also extends to the police, vanua, lotu, press, unions, schools and others. The inability of our previously elected leadership to bury their differences, mobilise support and unite for the purpose of restoring democracy is especially disappointing.

Some say people get the kind of government they deserve. I say that THAT government was stolen from us at gunpoint and that we deserve better. I also say that until God gives us a government of angels, it's not the government that we're GIVEN but the government we TAKE . . . and then re-create for ourselves, however imperfectly, in our own image.

Give up morons said...

I went to the Guardian website - unlike you morons who are defending this rubbish - and there it is: NO interception of phone calls in Fiji. Here's the link:http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/jun/06/vodafone-reveals-secret-wires-allowing-state-surveillance
Read it for yourself. Morons.

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo, you're the arse who claimed to speak for 99.99 percent of Fijians -- a claim that showed you're cut from the same cloth as Bainimarama.

Another thing you share in common with Bainimarama is that many if not most of us on this blog regard you as a blooming idiot. Given your long, unfounded reliance on the 2014 elections, what else are we to think?

Nameless Cyber Bully certainly had you pegged. For three years you've been telling us just to wait for the elections, promoting yourself shamelessly and hinting that you might stand against Bainimarama -- probably the only person you could beat. NCB repeatedly tried to hold you accountable for your statements. But you were too cowardly and dishonest to hold yourself to your own statements. Now even you finally owe that the elections might not be free and fair. Tut, tut, tut. In the meanwhile, three more years have passed, and we don't seem to be any closer to regaining our government than before.

Of course, you'll tell us all to wait for the elections. Yes, we'll support whoever runs against Bainimarama, but what difference will that make? The winner won't be decided by the number of votes cast but by the number of votes counted. Aiyaz is in charge of the elections, so why should we put any faith in them?

Many more intelligent posters than you have already explained to us why waiting on these phony elections makes little sense and we need to march now. Wait for the regime to steal the elections before protesting? Wait for the regime to declare itself the winner by a landslide before speaking out?

You're either a tool of the regime or a dupe. You're suggesting NCB is part of the Delainabua crowd, but why is it then that his words have been borne out by events and yours proven wrong?

Anonymous said...

@Give up morons 2:49 PM

Sir, that is most unfair of you for spoiling the lives of those that want to spread crap and believe anything they are told.

Anonymous said...

@give up morons

The idiots here will believe if c4.5 tells them that Bais dog gave birth to a horse.

Anonymous said...

I have changed to Digicel today.I have thrown my vodafone sim card.All my family changing to Digicel.
Digicel should tell the public via advertisement that they do not spy like their competitor.

Anonymous said...

What is Aslam doing in here when the wife is in Swiss. Who is looking after her!
We want new CEO for Vodafone - Mr Pradeep.

Anonymous said...

Anon 5.01

Ke sega ni o rawa ni o vakamacala taka e dua na ka me vakavure vakasama sogota na gusumu kerekere.

Oqo e sega ni vanua ni veivosacataki.

E sa vakaraitaka saratuga na lolovira ni nomu bula.

Ke o tamata o na vosa vakana tamata...ke o manumanu o na vosa vaka namanumanu.

Na tamata vakataki iko gonei e rauta ga mo laki bula e nai benubenu.

Anonymous said...

Dina sara....oqo e bace ira ga na tamat era a sega ni vuli ka ra qai laki kerkere vakavanua vua na VORE me ra bau laki masi polo tu vei koya na tamata lasulasu NO school o Bhai.

Anonymous said...

NA DINA E NA SEAG NI RAWA NI TAONAKI RAWA.

1.O BAINIMRAMA E A TAURA VAKAUKAUWA NA MATATANITU ERA DIGITAKA NA LEWE NI VANUA

2.O BAINIMARAMA E TAUYAVUTAKA NA MATANITU OQO ENA LASU KEI NA VEIVAKAREREI

3.O BAINIMARAMA E YALATAKA NI RA NA SEGA SARA NI BENEFIT NA MATAIVALU MAI NA VUAVIRI OQO IA E QAI VKACAKACATAKI IRA KA BAU KINA O TUAKANA MELI, TAVALENA O KEAN, LUVENA O LITIA KEI TACINA KA DAU ASSISTANT DO VOLIGA E SEAQAQA KA SA LAKI DIRECTOR SARA ENA REGIONAK DEVELOPMENT.

4.O BAINIMARAMA E VAKAVUNA MERA KAKUA NI VAKASIKOLASIVI KINA NA GONEI TAUKEI VAKAUASIVE ENA VULI VUNIWAI SE MAI FSM.

5.E DAU LABA KA DAU LASULASU

6.E SEBERA TU GA OQO NI VAKARAITAKA NA NONAI SUA OYA E $1.7 MILION IA NA ISUA OQO E LEVU KA LAILAI NA PM MAI OSITERELIA KEI NIUSILADI.

7.NA CONSTITUTION E VOLA O KHAIHUM KEI SHAMEEM E GAUNISALA NI KENA KAU TANI MAI IKINA VEI KEDA NA NODA QELE KEI NA NODA I YAU BULA.

7. E TAMATA VIAVIALEVU KA VEIBECI OYA ENA NONA SEGA NI ROKOVA NA VEIKA E DA KILAI TANI KINA NA ITAUKEI.

8.KE ONI RAICA NA TV E SA TEKIVUNA ME LEVU MAI NA POROKARAMU VAKA I DIA KEI NA VEI LOTU ANTI CHRIST.

KE NA BALAVU TIKO NA NONA VEILIUTAKI E NA VOLITAKI KEDA NAI TAUKEI.

NI DIGITAKA NA SODELPA BALETA NI NA WINI GA NA SODELPA ERA NA OVA KECE I NABORO O BAINIMARAMA,GATES, KAIHIHUM, SHAMEEM, CHAUDARY KEI IRA KECE NA VAKAITAVI ENA VUAVIRI.

O BAINIMARAMA E SEGA NI TAMATA NI VEILIUTAKI BALETA O KOYA DINA E VEILIUTAKI TIKO OQO O KHAIHUM KEI RA NA NONA DAUNIVAKASALA ...OQO ERA KAI IDIA KECE. ESA VAKATIKITIKITAKI IRA LAIVI NA MILITARY COUNCIL.

NI DIGITAKI SODELPA

Anonymous said...

vodaphone, one of the world's largest mobile phone groups, has revealed the existence of secret wires that allow government agencies to listen to all conversations on its networks, saying they are widely used in some of the 29 countries in which it operates in Europe and beyond.

The company has broken its silence on government surveillance in order to push back against the increasingly widespread use of phone and broadband networks to spy on citizens, and will publish its first Law Enforcement Disclosure Report on Friday. At 40,000 words, it is the most comprehensive survey yet of how governments monitor the conversations and whereabouts of their people.

The company said wires had been connected directly to its network and those of other telecoms groups, allowing agencies to listen to or record live conversations and, in certain cases, track the whereabouts of a customer. Privacy campaigners said the revelations were a "nightmare scenario" that confirmed their worst fears on the extent of snooping.

In Albania, Egypt, Hungary, India, Malta, Qatar, Romania, South Africa and Turkey, it is unlawful to disclose any information related to wiretapping or interception of the content of phone calls and messages including whether such capabilities exist.

Anonymous said...

For all itaukei those that still following Bainimarama or now brainwashed by Bainimarama i would reiterate what Pio Tabaiwalu mentioned in today's FIji Sun that our land is not safe and can be take away from us by a simple majority in Parliament.

Khaihum is making sure that this election MUST be won by Fiji First so that his grand plan can can be implemented in a legal way.

All kai viti you either vote SODELAP or any other party but NOT FFP.

SEMI MEO said...

@Faceless coward of June 7, 2014 at 3:12 PM.

Madam, I nearly fell of my seat laughing off your twisted logic..olei sata maria..lol...lol...

Last time I looked in my passport my names were still the same, no! they did not evaporate by any cowardly phating while ducking for cover like you. My face still the same as the world knows..but you?...nur...too afraid to be seen and you seems to take on your lord Bainimarama's dna..who likes shooting from the cover of decrees...you, from the "ruku ni vei bele"!

Of course, I did personally challenged the Rear Admiral, I still do that is if he still in good health and energy!! Unfortunately, I am rendered ineligible by residency demands!

Oh yes...again we say that 99.99% of us Fiji Citizens will make every effort to arrive at the polling station nearest to us within pooling time and solemnly enter the privacy of the pooling to end the reign of unrighteous rule over Fiji and herald in our day of redemption!!

But..we will let cowards like you to blow away like the dust on a gravel road...

Why do you fear the electronic counting software may favour Bainimarama? Goodness!!

mark manning said...

@ Semi Meo
You remind me of Medusa :-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX2cP6NoIo4

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 3:39 PM

Do you think we are so stupid to believe Bai's dog gave birth to a horse?

It was only a goat.

Tui Viti said...

I am i-taukei and will vote Bai together with 80% of the people of Fiji so my message to the 20% that will be shared by Sodelpa,FLP,NFP etc we will not ostracise or doscriminate against you,you are still citizens of this country.we will receive YOUR TABUA AND DRINK YOUR YAQONA WHEN YOU VISIT OUR VILLAGE, DISTRICT OR PROVINCE BUT WE WILL VOTE FOR PM BAI.IN THAT WAY WE MAINTAIN OUR MUTUAL RESPECT AND HONOR FOR EACH OTHER.WE RESPECT RO TEIMUMU,RT NAIQAMA ETC SINCE THEY ARE CHIEFS, BUT WE PREFER PM BAI AS PM.NA VANUA ENA TU KA DEI TIKOGA IA NA VEIVAKATOROCAKETAKI SE DEVELOPMENT E VUKEI KEIMAMI NA LEWE NI VANUA.O KEMUNI NA RATU,BULOU KEI NA RO O KEMUNI SA TURAGA SE MARAMA RAWA TU,SA RAUTI KEMUNI OQORI,KEIMAMI DOKAI KEMUNI IA NA KENA CICIVAKI GA NA MATANITU KEIMAMI NA 80% KEIMAMI NA GADREVI PM BAI ME LIUTAKA BALETA NA KENA VINAKA E NODA KECE.

Le Pigeon said...

I HAVE SET UP MY CARRIER PIGEON BUSINESS. PRIVACY IS GUARANTEED. OUR SEVICE IS NATURE FRIENDLY, NO POLLUTION, UNTRACEABLE CANNOT BE INTERCEPTED.YOUR SECRET IS GUARANTEED 100% HOW EVER ON ONE CONDITION AND ONE CONDITION ONLY. VOTE FIJI FIRST.

Anonymous said...

@ Tui Viti

Lets get this straight. You are voting for Khaiyum. Your children will kiss Muslim ass. Good luck.

If you think the leader of Fiji, Khaiyum is a good man and worth your vote then that is your right.

Tell us your real name and the name of your village. When you complain into the future we can remind you of your vote.

My ancestry means more to me than a few dollars and promises from Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum.

You can kiss his balls Tui Viti. I will not.

Tui Viti said...

@Anon,Did I say that am voting for Khaiyum? No I maintain that WE want Bai as PM.Our land is intact,no one can still it,just check,look out your window,is your land or compound gone or still there?E DA NA MATE ,NA QELE ENA TU GA,O KEDA NA I-TAUKEI O KEDA SA DAU RAWARAWA NI DA VAKAREREI VAKALEVU ME BALETA NA QELE MAI VEI IRA NA DAU NI POLITIKI.ME VAKA E BACI CAKAVA KOTO QORI O TABAIWALU MAI NA SODELPA.SEGA NI RAWA NI BUTAKOCI NA QELE VAKAVO KEVAKA O SOLIA NA VEIVAKADONUI O IKO-CONSENT FROM LANDOWNER.NA KENA KUCUVI,BUTAKOCI NA QELE E SE CAKA MAKAWA TU MAI ENA SALA BUTOBUTO MAI VEI IRA NA TURAGA KEI NA MARAMA BALE KEI VITI WILI KINA O IRA NAI VAKALESILESI NI NLTB.E SA MAI BEITAKI SARA TIKO O BAI KEI KHAIYUM IA NA QITO DUKA OQO E SE VAKAYACORI MAKAWA TIKO MAI VEI KEDA NA TAUKEI VUA E DUA TALE NA TAUKE.Oqo na veivakarerei,veivakalasui ka dau vadi ni politiki ena veigauna.Ni oti na veidigidigi,luva tale na laca,biu i vanua na takia ka mai quilecavi tu ani me yacova na siga ni veidigidigi ka tarava qai biu tale i wai na takia,dumu tale na laca, soko tale yani o kena kavetani ka yacana ko Ucu Mai Duru.IA SEGA NI TAROVI NA NOMUNI SIKO MAI NA SODELPA,NI VEISIKO MAI NA KATUBA E DOLA TU GA VEI KEMUDOU,DOU CABO MAI NA TABUA, SEVUTI MAI NA NOMUDOU YAQONA, DA MAI GUNUVA VATA,DOU MAI VUNAU KEIMAMI NA VAKAROROGO,NI KEIMAMI ROKOVI IRATOU NA TURAGA/MARAMA BALE DOU GOLE TIKO MAI.IA NA SIGA NI VEIDIGI KEIMAMAI NA LAKI VAKASIGALEVU YANI ENA NOMUDOU VAKATUNULOA,GUNU TI SE WAINIMOLI IA NA NEIMAMI DIGIDIGI E NA GOLE VEI PM BAI.SA KENA LEVU BEKA OYA. NA NODA VEIWEKANI ME MATOTO KA DEI TU GA. NA YACAQU KO TUI VITI KA NOQU TUTU VAKAVANUA TALEGA NA MATAQALI VALELEVU ,NA TUI VITI.

Anonymous said...

nothing new, when bavadra won back in 87, people said the indians gonna take our land...what happens they use the military to do the takeover. Then chaudary in 2000,they say Fiji is gong to be small India... now, today again they say Fiji is going to be a muslim country, i dont know who will get the blame,next... what is the consequencies of all this things.. we are 60 years back economically...

Anonymous said...

Wananavu Tui Viti. Na qele ena tu mai tamata ena qai.so era vosa tiko qo e warai tiko mada ga nodra qele. Na I Vadi makawa na qele. Ke sa mositi keda vakalevu na qele se o leqa taka de butakoca, sa rauta na mai fuckaround tiko e suva, lesu I Naylor lai vakayagataki.

Anonymous said...

the big nation of America got only two political parties.. BUT Fiji... nearly ten or more parties... the bigger nations may be laughing at us.. that shows something is wrong somewhere... and i totally believe that this current government is doing the right thing in terms of leadership[to be a true leader]...
we must think realistically not politically than we gonna think right, otherwise we just gonna do the useless kind of fighting blaming and all the non sense kind of wording going on this blog..

Anonymous said...

man...8;12. very true statement.. so so good.. and true... thank you..

Anonymous said...

@ Tui Viti

1. Bai stole the Prime Ministership that didn't belong to him, how can he then not do the same with your land?
2. Fijians were told lies about the insecurity of their land by Rabuka and Speight but this were coups triggered by Fijian nationalism. This coup is quiet different, (remember it is very pro-indian ) - didn't they remove the GCC, Fijian scholarship, the infiltration of indians into FHL and iTLTB. Why could they not do it to your land? Think about it. I am no racist but this logic is quiet apparent. Racism in this country is well and truely alive, even worse of then previously thought. Bainimarama is a pig manipulated by faceless racists
3. I share your sentiments about our leaders turning a blind eye to our needs as a people. I am totally with you on this however you have chosen to support thuggery as a means of meeting those needs. If Fiji could only learn that the only way we choose our leaders is through the ballot box then and only then we will not find ourselves in a dire situation as we now face.
4. You say your land is intact because you wake up in the morning and it is still there. Good on you mate! But what if I say to you that it can change hands without your knowledge. Is this possible in Fiji? Hard to swallow if that's the case.

My advice for you is - don't be gullible. Bainimarama is a thief just like his predecessors - Rabuka and Speight...Believe it or not, I resent those who say they are doing something good by forcing their ideologies on others. Let's be more civilized then this. Let's choose our leader the rightful way - the ballot box

Anonymous said...

@8.12
Political Parties in America
Major Parties:

1.Democratic Party
2.Republican Party
3.Libertarian Party
4.Green Party
5.Constitution Party

Minor Parties not including independents:

1.America First Party*
2.American Conservative Party
3.American Freedom Party
4.American Populist Party
5.Americans Elect
6.America's Party
7.Christian Liberty Party*
8.Citizens Party of the United States
9.Communist Party USA
10.Freedom Socialist Party
11.Independent American Party
12.Justice Party
13.Modern Whig Party
14.National Socialist Movement
15.Objectivist Party
16.Party for Socialism and Liberation
.17Peace and Freedom Party
18.Pirate Party
19.Prohibition Party
20.Reform Party of the United States of America
21.Socialist Action
22.Socialist Alternative
23.Socialist Equality Party
25.Socialist Party USA
26.Socialist Workers Party
27.United States Marijuana Party
28.United States Pacifist Party
29.Unity Party of America
30.Workers World Party

There are also Regional parties that are based only in states or certain regions and rarely, if ever, offer candidates for national offices. These are all parties that are unaffiliated with national parties. Each state has official state chapters of the major parties as well as some of the minor parties.
Then there are non- eletctoral organizations that do not nominate candidates for election but otherwise function similarly to political parties. Some of them have nominated candidates in the
past.
Parties in America are still expanding. It is not as small as you think. Two parties? give me a break! You are simply drowned by the media propaganda machine. You are so out of touch!!

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 8.12pm..A true leader is one that does not resort to force to bring about change.
The two greatest examples are Ghandi and Mandela
Bainimarama does not fit into this category!! You can bet this 100% and you will always win!

Anonymous said...

i 8;18 we already chose our leader in the ballot box back in 2000.. iko set chiko se cava.... just answer this question whatabout if their is no takeover back in 2000 and number two who funded that coup, if you can know that and try to understand what really this current government is doing... please again think realistically not politically....try to read the constitution carefully.. then you going to know that your land is safe...

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 8.12. There is nothing political about saying that Bainimarama robbed the elected government from it's right to rule. That is reality!

Anonymous said...

FIJI AFRICA and INDIA are totally three different nations altogether.. we can not compare.. very hard...

Anonymous said...

Anon 8.57pm

Chaudary won the election in 1999 when the ballot was cast in that year
1.If their was no takeover, we would have been better off than today
2. As to who funded the coup, we can only speculate. But what is sure, army personnels were involved under Bainimarama's watch.

So if you tell me that Bainimarama is doing a good thing, I would say - in your dreams. Here's a list of things he has achieved so far:

1. Took the government by force
2. Militarised government
3. Nepotism
4. Hidden salaries
5. Lack of auditing accounts
6. Dropping foreign investments
7. Dropping retirement age
8. Increasing debt levels
9. Deteriorating health system
10. Abrogated the law of the land
11. Created his own constitution to give himself immunity
12.Destroyed Fijian institutions
13. Manipulated the justice system
14. Media censorship
15. Torture of citizens
16. Lack respect for his own people

Hardly a record to go by, at least for now. O cei e ulukau me digitaka e dua na tamata bavulu vaqo me liutaka a dua na matanitu.
Tovolea mo dolava na matamu. The reality is what I have listed above. Prove to me if they are not real! There is nothing political about it,mate. Don't be so gullible!


Anonymous said...

one policeman told us after a GCC meeting back years ago, they got their pay which is 500 dollars a day, lose tale na yaqona sara qai mai ia tiko yani na coro...tukuna o ratou na ovisa ya ni ratou sa loloma sara ga...

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.07pm..

Ghandi and Mandela fought for justice without guns. Why should anyone Fiji be different?
To tell me that we should fight for justice by removing an elected government at the point of a gun, is no different from promoting "coups" as a means of electing our leaders.
It is not about where we live (whether in Fiji,India or Africa), it is about the principles we hold!

Anonymous said...

9;19.. you should really know who the people that really funded that coup... and why.. theres a big reason there which when i read your reply i know that you really dont know whats going on...its a pretty big story.. thats why i want to thank this regime for their quick thinking otherwise this nation is gone to the hands of somebody.. that is for you to find out...

Anonymous said...

@9.20pm..Kevaka e da raica ni sa o ya tu ya nai tuvaki ni veiliutaki e sega ni kenai balebale me vakayagataki sara na gusu ni dakai. E tu ga na gaunisala ni veivakadodonutaki.
Nai talanoa e dau lako mai vei ira na ovisa e dau talanoa ucu mai duru se talanoa ga mai na bati ni tanoa. Kevaka e ra saumi tiko na lewe ni GCC e na $500 dua na siga, e lailai sara mai na ka e butakoca tiko o Bainimarama - $3000 vakacaca dua na siga..Sa dri yani!

Anonymous said...

Anon 9.32pm..hahahaha! Why can't you tell me who funded the coup in 2000. Why is there so much secrecy? Is this another conspiracy theory to justify the takeover in 2000 and 2006 under the watch of Bainimarama. Sa rauta mada na lasu. If Bainimarama was a true leader, he would have revealed the real reason for removing an elected government. Instead he blamed the SDL government of corruption and till today he has not come up with any concrete evidence. It is all lies!lies!lies!

Anonymous said...

9;43 i was like you before i dont like this regime.. but now when i found out what really happened, i feel sorry of myself thats why i totally support this regime...

Anonymous said...

There is no privacy in both companies as Digicel provides print out of text messages to investigators of various organizations. There is no privacy in both these companies, they both invade your privacy

Anonymous said...

Worker is buried alive at Water Authority Wailoku Depot at 7:10 pm tonight, body is recovered at 8:45pm on site for the search is 2 fire trucks, 3 ambulance and 4 police vehicles.

OHS breach in trench excavation as 3 dash when trench caves in and the poor worker is caught while struggling to do repair works.

Who is responsible?

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9.55pm..Why don't you tell me what you found out? Why waste your time creating a suspense, when you can't even spell it out here. It's most likely another lie from a Bainimarama troll!

Anonymous said...

@Anon 9.55pm..Why did you feel sorry for yourself? That is really stupid. Obviously Bainimarama has fed you with his lies and rewarded you for supporting him. No one would ever a believe a liar who steals leadership at the point of a gun and then goes around promoting himself as the Saviour. Saviour of what may I ask?

SEMI MEO said...

What? Mandela and Gandhi were both non violent and did not kill??? Phew!! what world history are you reading we ask?
No, we're not advocating use of violence and firearms in our Fiji situation,,,

But,,,hey..Mandela is the cause of many deaths in SA, both black and white, oh...and Gandhi used to carry a gun and kill black africans..oh, yeah worse..in fact Gandhi used his legal mind to maneuver law changed allowing him to be afforded sub white status and privilege to carry a gun!

Goodness!can we look through our own history and emulate our own heros!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 9:55, I feel sorry for you, too. It must be tough going through life being so stupid.

Anonymous said...

Well,well, blame the Govt for everything,man dies in draindig,bus crashes into tree,house destroyed in fire, blame it on the Govt.Sa leqa saraga eso na tamata.If any party leader gets sick or farts during sevusevu presentation [which occured recently]blame it on the Govt.? I thank the Govt for enforcing compulsory education and free education,this will eradicate idiots,silly,stupid and numbskulls who are the result of previous Govt. lackaidascall attitude.

100 Days to Armageddon said...

I hate to say it but am I the only one who has noticed that many of the Government's opponents have gone quiet? There is still the diehards and any sighting of a regime troll on 4.5 sets off the capital letters and exclamation marks. But it looks like the hysteria of even a few months ago seems to be evaporating in the face of the continuing bad news for those of us in the opposition.

Wadan Narsey can question the opinion polls all he likes but they are all showing a Bainimarama landslide 100 days from today. Worse, not one of the Bai's opponents has been able to climb into double figure while his LOWEST approval rating is 66 per cent. More interesting is the fact that Biman Prasad has now overtaken Ro Teimumu Kepa in the polls. So maybe SODELPA isn't going to be the threat everyone expected and those of us who were hoping otherwise are going to be disappointed.

Someone from Rewa I know says most people there won't be voting for Ro Teimumu but the Bai. He is worried about what a crushing defeat for his high chief will mean for her prestige in the vanua. "if she is humiliated on September 17th, it could be very serious for her authority. Most of us think it was a bad mistake to stand as SODELPA leader. Like the Queen, she should be above politics. Nobody wants her authority as a traditional leader to be damaged but unfortunately, that is what is going to happen". It was a very perceptive comment that I thought I should pass on.

We need to do what we can to shore up the SODELPA leader's position in the vanua. If we don't, it could be the beginning of the end for the chiefly system. It is a terrible burden on Ro Teimumu personally, the realisation that she may have made a monumental mistake.

Anonymous said...

Lame, Semi Meo -- very lame. Tut, tut, tut.

Anonymous said...

100 Days to Armageddon, the monumental mistake was your parents' raising up of a tratior for a son.

You don't fool anyone, son. You're another deserate regime troll trying to pose as a member of the opposition.

It's not just Wadan Narsey questioning the Fiji Sun and Tebbott polls but everyone who knows Fiji and isn't one of the regime's treasonous sapotas. You fail to mention the more credible open SurveyMonkey poll showing Ro Teimumum as the run-away winner in any free election.

Ro Teimumu only reluctantly chose to represent SODELPA out of her strong sense of patriotic duty. For those of us who follow our consciences and duty, there are no mistakes and no regrets. We esteem Ro Teimumu more than ever for her courageous leadership, so I suggest you slink back under your bridge and try to fool someone else, because we aren't buying your lying bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Expect the regime to add extra staff to its disinformation squad at Clarendon House in preparation for stealing the elections. Don't be surprised if C4.5 starts receiving an inordinate number of pro-regime comments, and don't be fooled. These are from regime-paid propagandists, aka liars.

Anonymous said...

Bai's dog didn't give birth to a horse. Bai's dog gave birth to Bai.

Anonymous said...

9;55 PM, i was like you before i dont like this regime.. but now when i found out what really happened, i totally HATE this regime...

Anonymous said...

A vote for Bai is a vote for Khai.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 8:12 and 8:17, your ignorance is showing. So is your insecurity -- posting a second comment five minutes after your first comment to praise yourself. That's the blogsite equivalent of masturbation.

Anonymous said...

Fihi, Africa and India are not three different countries. They are two different countries and a continent.

Bainimarama is supposed to be giving you a free education, but if I were you, I'd be asking for my money back.

Anonymous said...

It is a high time i taukei get together and vote for SODELPA. We want the GCC and scholarship for our children to be re- instated. The land to be secured and only any changes to be made by the GCC.
How can a Muslim be making all changes to the constitution and all these decrees.
The problem is the i taukei who value their own pocket.
Time to secure the 1997 Constitution, scholarship, land etc.
The Methodist must be free to meet and have conferences like other religious group.
Time to throw the Muslim - Khayium.






Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 10:05 AM

"" We want the GCC and scholarship for our children to be re- instated ""

What you first need to learn then is that YOU have to pay for these things, gone are the days of free handouts to those that contribute so little to Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Tui Viti....loves Bai because his a coward who deserted his men under fire in November 2000. In any other armed force, he would have been charged with dereliction of duty & corwardice. His brother in law As well as some other soldiers murdered Rabaka, Verebasaga, & Whippy, they were paid while they were in prison, got out & resumed duites. Tavale Keane was even promoted to Naval Commander & now PS Works, let alone forget about Bai's so called leave back pay!!!
This is the type of gevernment that numbskull Tui Viti wants, where crime & treachery is rewarded!!!!

Anonymous said...

If Bai really had 80% support in the polls, why are the Bai suckers worried about??? They should be harping in their blog, instead, they're on this side to sell us their hogwash............something just doesnt tie up....caka tiko vei cei??

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 11:57 AM

The Bai suckers are worried about nothing, they just come here for their daily dose of comedy.

No one wants to sell you anything, you were sold a long time ago.

mark manning said...

I'm sorry, but somebody has to state the bloody obvious.
Indigenous Fijians are responsible for the demise and desecration to their own government, traditions and culture.
At least the Australian Aboriginal can hold their heads high in the knowledge that they never did have nor will give up the fight for what rightfully belongs to them.
Dare I say, that "The Coconuts" are doing the exact opposite because of Narcissism, Greed and Power, a power which is simply an illusion, because in a Modern Democracy, there is almost no room for Traditional style governing, though many will call for its inclusion and a return to it.

There is little to "no" honour among Pacific Islanders, though it is spoken of as if it is entrenched in their culture and traditions!
Frankly, I wouldn't trust an Islander as far as I could throw one, and to be fair, I wouldn't trust any Australian either.

Words are cheap and actions speak louder than words and personally, I believe absolutely nothing I'm told and only half of what I see.

There are just too many motivations, not all of them honourable or honest, behind each persons ideas, dreams and wishes! Nothing other than a fully functioning Democracy under a Legitimate Constitution and The Rule of Law, can give islanders what they deserve, peace, harmony and prosperity for this generation, the next and those beyond.

The reality is, despite people calling for a fair election come September and complaints revolving around wire tapping and Aiyaz Khaiyum's Legitimacy etc. The 1997 Constitution, remains The Legitimate Constitution, Mr. Qarase remains Fiji's Legitimate Prime minister and Frank Bainimarama, remains an illegally appointed Care Taker Prime minister.
Under normal circumstances by the by, Fijians in the past 8 years, would have had at least 2 opportunities to have changed their Government and its Leadership!

Anonymous said...

Dont you Bai suckers have your own blog where you can mislead yourselves with his lies & contradictions........"no member of the RFMF will benefit from this takeover....or I have no interest in being the PM or standing for elections...!!!!

The jokes are on you!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow.........Vodafone's on a massive PR counter offensive on todays' daily's.........

Anonymous said...

To all Bainimarama suckers, we all know that the so called "scientific" polls is in favour of Bainimarama.. So now you can all go home and wait for September!

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF NAGIGI SDA PRIMARY SCHOOL NEW CLASSROOM BLOCKS
April 24, 2014

"I want you children to think of yourselves as part of a team – Team Fiji – in which we all work together as a nation like a sporting team to make Fiji Great."

Fiji has always been great even before you were born.It is not Fiji you're trying to make great, but your legacy as a tyrrant

Filipo Tarakinikini involvement in 2000 coup said...

Insider's view of Fiji coup
2000-12-29 15:49
Auckland - The joke used to be that thanks to the "coconut wireless" nothing was ever secret in the South Pacific but during a coup in Fiji this year it was spies, special forces soldiers and some very sophisticated transnational monitoring at work.

A top political source outside Fiji told AFP they had a unique view into the set up of the coup plotters as well as the Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) and as a result, knew much more than even now has come out.

"If you could see what came across my desk you would have a different view of it all," the source, who did not want to be identified, said.


But within an hour of the 2000 coup, one top New Zealand government official said off-the-record that the coup was actually led by Police Commissioner Isikia Savua.

Vodaphone, Fiji's only mobile phone operator and which ended up providing all the players with cellphones, usually the ubiquitous bright orange pre-paid unit, has also played its part in providing a clearer picture of the coup.

Legal sources say authorities now have the complete list of everybody the coup plotters called, and those who called them, before and after 19 May. Intelligence services outside Fiji also have the lists and despite digital encryption by Vodafone, they were listening, a diplomatic source said.

This is illustrated in the case of Lieutenant Colonel Filipo Tarakinikini, an RFMF spokesperson.

Last month, during a military mutiny, New Zealand Foreign Minister Phil Goff said he believed Tarakinikini had in fact played a key role in the May 19 coup. Tarakinikini denied it and threatened to sue. Goff, while holding his ground, was unable to release any evidence to back up his statement.

Sources say the "convincing" evidence could not be released as it came via the New Zealand Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).

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Anonymous said...

Failed Auckland businessman and dumped SDL candidate Rajesh Singh is responsible for the vulgar comments and anti-muslim slurs. he is trying to incite indigenous Fijians against Muslims. Rajesh is a user. he has a vendetta against muslims because his landlord kicked him out for unpaid rents. Indigenous Fijians are warned to be aware of this false Christian.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 1:32 PM

No doubt you are one of the incestuous child rapists Fiji is so well known for and can only ever dream of being with a real woman.

So pathetic, sick and sad.

Mr Mohammed Saneem, Suva said...

We will take you land and we will tap your phones. You primitive natives have not evolved.

You will thank us in time to come. You will thank the Honourable Prime Minister for understanding that the Muslim people are smarter than the Hindu Indians and Itaukei. We are here to save Fiji from the corrupt SODELPA and FLP.

Hindus are Itaukei are easy to bribe. We Muslims cannot be bought. We will take Fiji to a bright new future.

Join us or face the consequences.

Anonymous said...

Rumour has it that there is currently a larger split in the military with those especially at the lower ranks now beginning to see that Bainimarama is lying and that he is only a puppet of Khaiyum. It appears that the call by the vanua is slowly but surely starting to hit home.

SEMI MEO said...

@Mohammed Saneem a.k.a Mark Manning...

Take your filth and get out of these blog reserved only for we itaukei..

..of course, we will survive this dictatorial regime.

Oh...hindus, muslims and the rest of 'em are our friends.

If fact, all Mosque, Temple and Churches are all preaching for change of government.....

opps...sorry, you did not know that, did you?

Anonymous said...

very soon, all the supporters of the sodelpa will join the FIJI FIRST PARTY by now they started to know that they are being used by some corrupt and liers who just want to fill their pockets like their leader...

Anonymous said...

@Semi Meo

"" Take your filth and get out of these blog reserved only for we itaukei ""

Its our land, its our culture, its our methodist church and its OUR blog...........

Must be because its all free

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo, you can't run for office here because you can't meet our residency requirements, so why do you continue in your shameless self-promotion anyway? Also, since your advice for the past few years was spectacularly wrong, isn't the honourable thing for you to admit your mistake and just go?

Just go!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:18 PM, I'll join you alright. It will be my knife scraping against the inside of your rib.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 4:37 PM

Oh look its a cyber bully, no son just a faceless wimp.

Anonymous said...

The 2006 coup was a Muslim coup. This was mentioned by the late Mr Green the former High Commissioner of N.Z.
This is true as Muslims have benefitted from the coup which is evident all around us.

Anonymous said...

Semi Meo they are frightened of you so Khayium has come up with the residency requirement to keep competition out and win the election by hook or crook!
Khayium knows the consequences of losing the election.

Anonymous said...

But Semi Meo would not have been competition for any of the present prospects.

I suppose parliament always needs cleaners and gardeners?

SEMI MEO said...

On 17 09 2014 many of us will enjoy walking into the pooling both; phew..after a very long time to determine our next and new Government!
Unlike some who some foreigners in this blog...
Oh...we'll make sure no pin hole spy cam is watching the privacy of our patriotic act!!

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SEMI MEO said...

Anon June 8, 2014 at 5:02 PM..of course I do not mind tendering for the "cleaners and gardeners" contract..but, I let my friend former BNZ executive to keep the local contracts.

Want to be sarcastic and smartypants?? bothy!

June 8, 2014 at 5:35 PM Delete

Anonymous said...

O Tui Viti sa vaqumi tu enai lavo ni kai jaina ,,,keda na kai viti nodai soqosoqo na SOLDELA
Sa kau tani na Section 185 ,,,,sa sega ni da lewa na noda qele ,,,kaukauwa ya sa nona na Palimedi.....wilika vinaka na 1997 Constituttion keina ka vou 2013.
Tui viti sa rauta na lasu,,,,,rau na vutuki iko, Raturala kei Kisoko o Moro levu ni nomudou lasulasu dou vicai

Anonymous said...

MS re yr Jun 08 at 2:42 PM

Be humble and do the right thing in God's eyes. Do not let pride get into your heart. You still have a long way to go but Aiyaz's and Frank's term will end this September.

If you act fairly and justly, you will still remain the supervisor of elections in the next few elections to come and may be some higher offices after that.

But if you will remain their puppet, you will soon lose your office as they surely will.

All who have spoken confidentially to me, although they polled for Bainimarama in the Fiji Sun and Fiji Times polls, have said that they only chose him because they feared the Fiji Sun and Fiji Times would leak their names to the military.

Anonymous said...

Now that's strange, when they polled me they never asked for a name.

Anonymous said...

@ Anonymous 5:40 PM.

Meda qai qaqa rawa vakacava na i to ni saqati Bai kei Khai tiko ni da sa vosavosa ca rawa tu mada ga.

Tu vaka tagane rau. Na veiqali sominiwai qo e sega kina ni yaga na vei ru. E yaga ga kina me vakaraitaki mai kina na dina ni ra sa rerevaka rawa tu mada ga na dina o ira na dau lasu me vakataki rau na rua qo.

Dua na dina qo; o ira na sega na kedra qele se na nodra i qoliqoli era na tokona na yavu ni vakavulewa ka sa sosomaki vakasaurarataki tiko mai qo ki na noda i tilotilo. Meda nanuma tiko, ke sa cawadru tani mai na ligada na iTaukei na noda qele, e sa na sega dua na ka eda na maroroya tu vei ira na noda kawa mai muri.

O ira na noda qase mai liu era taqomaka na noda qele me yaga vei keda na i taba tamata ena gauna qo. Era sa vakayacora na nodra i tavi. O keda meda kauta sara tale yani na nodra i le me yaga tawamudu vei ira na i taba kawa iTaukei e na veigauna mai muri.

Sa dri yani...

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 5:50 PM.

They knew that Vodafone was tapping their fones and eavesdropping as well.

Haroon Khan said...

There was no coup in 2006. The late President using doctrine of necessity took over control of Fiji. Why cant SODELPA members accept this? PM Bainimara never did any coup in Fiji. Rajesh you shut up with your anti-muslim rhetoric's. The madiba of Fiji will easily romp home on Sept 17. Allah Hu Akbar. Massah Allayh.

Anonymous said...

While treasonous Bainimarama and Khaiyum have been STEALING over $1million in salary via Aunty Nur Bano Ali (and now Nazhat Shameem milking Fijian taxpayers by representing the illegal regime in Geneva), the student's mother, with the little that she earned from selling cakes, jams and other pastries, sometimes earning $80 a week, managed to see all her five children through high school. She said she was relying on Tamanirarama, her eldest, to look after her when he graduates next year.
"Tamani told me two Sundays ago that his scholarship was terminated. When he told me I was quiet, all I could do was cry. I didn't know what else to do. I have always encouraged my children to take part in activities such as debates and so on but I didn't think that being part of a political activity would result in this."

Anonymous said...

Fiji logic, breed loads of kids in the hope that they can support you.

No wonder there's so much poverty.

Anonymous said...

RELIGION
The Methodist Church has been persecuted from 2006
Chiefs have been forced to keep quiet.
The Muslim League is totally subservient to Khaiyum
Allah Hu Akbar.

Tui Viti said...

NLTB Staff sent home after being suspended on half pay.In todays FJ Times.
This is what I was talking about.NLTB staff have been colluding with i-taukei,businessmen and chiefs to illegaly sell land under the TLTB.NA KA OQO SE CAKA MAKAWA TIKO MAI VEI KEDA,MAI IRATOU NA TLTB,O IRA SARAGA OQO ERA MAI VUNAUTAKA TIKO NA LASU NI NODA QELE NA I TAUKEI, OYA NI KO PM KEI ASK ERAU NA BUTAKOCA NA NODA QELE.E SEGA NA QELE SA BUTAKOCI MAKAWA TIKO MAI VEI IRA NA VAKAILESILESI NI TLTB.E dua sa qai cegu oqori mai Lautoka ena nona qito duka ena nodratou kovukovu mai Viseisei,Vuda.OQO NA NOQUI I TATAU VEI KEMUNI E VITI,NI GOLE ANI NA SODELPA KI NOMUNI KORO,TIKINA SE YASANA,ME RATOU CIQOMI,CIQOMI NA TABUA [ME KUA NI DIRIKI,VEITALIA KE TABUA LAILAI ERATOU KOMUNA MAI]CIQOMI NA I SEVU YAQONA,DA GUNU VATA.VUNAU O TABAIWALU DA VAKAROROGO.NA NODA I TOVO NI VEILIUCI,VEIDOKAI KEI NA VAKAROKOROKO TAUCOKO ENA KENA VAKATAGEDEGEDE I CAKE ME VAKARAUTAKI VEI IRATOU BALETA NI DA VEIWEKANI TU GA KEI NA TURAGA, MARAMA BALE KEI VITI E TOKONA TIKO NA I LAKOLAKO OQORI,SIGA NI VEIDIGIDIGI,DA NA VAKASIGALEVU KECE,KECEKECE NA KAI VITI ENA NODRATOU VAKATUNULOA O TABAIWALU IA NA TOQA ME GOLE GA VEI PM BAI SE FJ 1ST.SA KENA LEVU OYA NI QAI VAKAROROGO TIKO MAI ena gauna ka tarava.Ni tei moce toka mada,qarava vinaka na nomuni matavuvale,nodra vuli na gone kei na cola i vua ni vanua,vakabibi me liu tiko na lotu kei na masumasu ena vei mataka.Vinaka.

Anonymous said...

Now lets guess what religion that staff member was.

Anonymous said...

TSLB Chair – Dixon Seeto
Taken from/By: FBC News
Report by: Akosita Talei
The Tertiary Scholarship and Loans Board have reinstated the scholarship of Seruiraduvatu Tamanirarama after they reviewed his case.
Tamanirarama is a second-year Bachelor of Commerce student at the University of the South Pacific and his scholarship was terminated on the basis of some information given to the TSLB
In a statement this afternoon, the Board says there is a clear document trail on this case which led to their decision.
The investigations showed that the initial information and the resulting recommendation from the education institution were incorrect.
The Board says it expects all scholarship students to adhere to the conditions of their contract and follow their study program.
This means that they must attend all and instructional classes as required by the institution.
The Board says in no way does it restrict the activities of scholarship holders outside of their study program.

Anonymous said...

Well it was obvious there was more to this than we heard about. Good it's been sorted.

Anonymous said...

Dixon Seeto should resign in disgrace.

Anonymous said...

All you guys with all this negativity ... Does anyone have our beloved fiji @ heart , really does anybody ? Every politician , currently in or in the running is either a has been or the same old unionists , crooks , rapists ,ex- militia , arse farting fark , that does not have fiji at heart . It's time we have a new breed of leaders that can unite all Fijians for the country to move forward in a direction of growth and prosperity . God bless the Vanua.

Anonymous said...

Fully agree, the best way forward is to leave all as it is now.

Any change and we all know there will be another coup in 4 years, it's the Fijian mentality.

Once the majority have evolved, become educated, have some pride in themselves and their country they may be ready for democracy.

Anonymous said...

Those who are saying that lands in Fiji will still be here should talk to the Bua people who are now crying because the soil of their lands have been taken by those mining for Bauxite and are now piled up in China.

Anonymous said...

Leave all as it is now . . . and you call THAT progress?

As it is now is royally farked up. As it is now Fiji is under the control of a small group of stupid and selfish traitors who are selling out the country.

How is the majority to become educated when the schools are getting worse and worse under this regime? How are we to build pride in ourselves by doing nothing when our Constitution is rubbished, our rights are trammeled, our press is muzzled, our lotu is persecuted, our land is being stolen, and our vanua is being demolished?

Just Situational Logic said...

The coming elections are unfair and illegal.

No matter who polls the most votes, the regime will declare Fiji First the winner by a landslide.

Even if SODELPA were allowed to win and form a government (it won't be), that government would be illegal, because these elections are illegal.

But at least at that point, planning for free and fair elections under Fiji's Constitution (the 1997 Constitution) could finally get underway. That obviously will never happen under the current regime.

Ben said...

Isn't everything clear now? You scratch my back and I scratch yours.

Aslam helps Bai and Kai and in return they give all workshops to his wife Nazhat Shameem and now UN post in Geneva.

How corrupt a government can be?

Ratu said...

@Ben, I agree with you bro. When Bai Kai Constitution was being finalised, this same Nazhat Shameem in a interview on Fiji One said that "the Constitution should be in consultation with the public"

Well, the public consultation was not there at all BUT Madam went on advising and educating public on same constitution. Right from media to police officers - she was everywhere(of course fully paid by Bai)explaining what each section says.

Do you pray Nazhat?

I wonder what you say to your Allah when you kneel down in prayers before him.

Lady you have lost all the respect you had.

Wait for your day.

Aristotle said...

The Elections Polls conducted by Fiji Times,Fiji Sun,Tebbutt Times and Lowy of Aust. again shows the popularity PM has in Fiji.These Polls are clearly indicators of the results of the Sept. elections and it has caused so much fear,dillema and concern for the other parties. PM still has 80% support,Fiji !st 70% support as the preffered party.

Anonymous said...

WAKE UP WAKE UP I TAUKEI KAI VITI ARISE ARISE ARISE TIME FOR ACTION!!!!!


ISA SA QAI TOBO TU NA LASU NEI BAINIKAIYUM….
IF YOU HAVE KAI VITI BLOOD REMEMBER YOUR UPCOMING GENERATIONS AS THE TRUTH IS THAT BAINIKAIYUM HAS DISPOSSESSED YOU ……..
VOTE SODELPA AND LETS PUT BAINIKAIYUM IN PRISON
KEREKERE NI VAKADEWA TAKA YANI NAI TUKUTUKU QO KINA VEI MATAVUVALE, KORO, MATAQALI KEINA YAVUSA….
SA KUA NA MOCE KEINA VAKAMUMURI VALALIALIA BALETA NA LOLI SA SOLI MAI MEDA VAKAMATABOKO TAKI KINA BALETA QO NA BUTAKO VAKASIGALEVU…..YADRAYADRA TOKONA NA SODELPA….
NI YADRA NA SOTIA SA KUA NA MOCE!

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.

Anonymous said...

Cicilevu o mai tui viti tu vacava, vosa ga vana vukumu drau veicai Bainimarama

Anonymous said...

Vosa tu Sega nomu qele

Cyclops-Mahen Reddy said...

This is permitted by the Commerce Commission. My advise to all of you is to vote for Fiji First so that we can maintain our prosperity in Fiji

mark manning said...

@ Semi Meo
Half a brain cell!
You are caught up in a time that no longer exists, except in your own mind and amongst people of your ilk, like Aiyaz and Frank and Graham Davis, your drinking buddy.

Anonymous said...

Just keep telling yourself that, Aristotle. Maybe someday ypu'll believe it. We never will, though. We know better.

Anonymous said...

You're right about one thing, Semi Meo, a foreigner IS lurking here. That foreigner is YOU, the guy who can't meet Fijian residency requirements.

Nameless Faceless Cyber-Bully was right. You were wrong. Time for you to bugger off.

Mere said...

ASK says our land rights are enshrined in the Bill of Rights, but this is the same regime that also assured us it would respect the 1997 Constitution . . . before it turned around and completely rubbished it. And ASK was the main culprit behind that act of treason.

Anonymous said...

Shameem kneels not to pray but to get screwed!

rajend naidu said...

Editor,
The one thing that came out so very clearly from the British phone hacking inquiry is that company top dogs cannot be trusted to give a true account of what all took place - often because of their fraternity with the ruling political elite.
They have a tendency to be economical with the truth if not to hide it altogether.
It is for a competent commission to get to the bottom of such scandalous matters with the kind of critical cross examination we witnessed in the British case.
(For details see British Phone Hacking Scandal Navigator - A list of resources from around the Web as selected by researchers and editors of The New York Times. The two that I looked at are Leveson Inquiry Report Nov 29, 2012 and Phone Hacking The Guardian July 24, 2012)
sincerely,
Rajend Naidu
sydney

High Tea said...

JSL raises an important point that I've never heard anyone else discuss. Even if SODELPA or another opposition wins the election and is allowed to take office — which, I agree, the regime would never allow — it would do so illegally, as this election is illegal. Nothing this regime has done has ever had the colour of law, as ruled by the Court of Appeal in April 2009. This means, among other things, that tihis election is not legal. It is not being conducted in accordance with Fiji's 1997 Constitution. I think the political parties are foolish for not boycotting it on that basis.

Anonymous said...

I agree @ High Tea..but the bridge is right in front of us. There is no turning back, vote for your life!

Anonymous said...

If the opsition parties would unite now, it's not too late to boycott the elections.

Anonymous said...

Only if asshole admin of this blog read the story publisbed on the gurdian online proerly.... Vodafone Fijis name is not published anywhere

Suck that Khan said...

Asshole Vodafone certainly mentioned in Guardian report. Asshole a Khan has also had to do a lot of damage control over Guardian revelation because the truth about surveillance in Fiji can't be disputed.

Anonymous said...

If we're to think of Fiji as a team, then Khaiyum is the owner and general manager. Graham Davis is a cheerleader. Saneem the water boy. Nailatikau the team mascot.

Bainimarama is our rugby hero. Too bad, though, as the game is soccer.

Anti-hate Blogs said...

If there was any blog that jumps to unverified and non-sensical conclusions, that would be this one. I have just glanced through some of the topics being discussed and It's a shame that the editor finds it fit to bring some of them up for public discussion.

My sympathy towards all of you commenting on things most know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

"Anti-hate Blogs", my sympathy to your family for living with an asshole.

Inquiring Minds Want to Know said...

Anti-hate Blogs, for the sake of clarification, which of the following topics do you consider unfit for public discussion?

>NYP registration being disallowed?

>Ro Teimumu handily winning the SurveyMonkey Internet poll?

>Tamanirarama's scholarship being yanked away because he openly supported Roshika Deo?

>Vodafone admission that it helps governments to spy on its subscribers?

>Saneem casually dismissing all election complaints against Bainimarama's party?

>The Snoqualmie indian tribe taking Larry Claunch to court?

>Tupeni Baba's observations about how the regime has fixed the elections in its favour?

And if these are unfit topics for public discussion, what WOULD you have us discuss?

Anonymous said...

Vodafone Managing Director to Retire

It’s now official. Vodafone Fiji has announced the retirement of its Managing Director Mr. Aslam Khan from the company at the end of June. Mr. Khan has been at the helm of Vodafone Fiji as its first and only Managing Directors to-serve in that position since the inception of the company. The decision to retire will bring to a close of a remarkable and illustrious career of nearly 20 years of continuous service to the company and its shareholders.

A statement from the Board Chairman, Mr. Ajith Kodagoda stated that “Mr Aslam Khan has been a strong, committed and visionary leader for the company. It would not be untrue if I say that Vodafone Fiji is what it is today because of his leadership and decades of hard work. Vodafone is the biggest and most identified brand in the country and an employer of choice for many youngsters, because of Mr Khan. He has managed the company from infancy in to some very challenging times and market transitions. The most notable achievement has been to successfully lead the company into competition after the deregulation of the telecommunications sector in 2007.

Vodafone still remains Fiji’s Number 1 mobile network with an estimated 88% market share with 6 years of full competition. Vodafone has given back to all the stakeholders including the people of Fiji through a very strong dividend flow for many years. The board is immensely grateful to Aslam for his innumerable contributions, leadership, and loyalty to the company and his distinguished tenure as Managing Director over the last 20 years."

Reflecting back on his 20 years at the company, Mr Khan said, “"I’ve been privileged to lead one of the world's greatest companies and number 1 mobile network brand in the world. After almost two decades with the company, it's time to move on and transfer the baton to a new generation of leadership. I look forward to working with the board and the management in the next few weeks to complete the handover.

Mr Khan further said, “It has been an incredible journey and most satisfying career with Vodafone. I have absolutely no regrets whatsoever. I am leaving the company in the most capable hands of the next generation of mangers and leaders. I have no doubts that the company will remain the dominant force in the mobile telecommunications industry in the country for many more years. For our customers, shareholders and business partners, the transition will be a seamless exercise. It will be business as usual for all’, said Mr Khan.

It has also been confirmed that Mr. Pradeep Lal, the current Chief Operating Officer at Vodafone will succeed Mr. Aslam Khan at the end of his tenure. Mr. Lal has been with the company for the over 10 years and has comprehensive knowledge of the telecommunication industry and wealth of experience and expertise in the areas of Strategic Planning and Leadership, Finance, Sales and Marketing,. Mr Lal has been Aslam’s “trusted and go to man” and the key strategist for the business and has played an instrumental role in phenomenal growth of the company.

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Lal has worked in various industries including Telecommunications, IT, Manufacturing and Audit. Mr. Lal has served in various capacities in the company and has held the portfolio of the Chief Finance Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and the Head of Corporate Sales at different times. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer and Board Secretary of the company.

Ends.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 5.19pm, you sound like the closet gay Aslam himself trying to put up all those accolades about his so-called achievements. Fact is he oversaw a monopoly for good part of the twenty years and his asslicking ballsucking skills to push for Vodafone's inappropriate takeover of the market pricing structure that all telcos worked with. Good riddance of this pig fucking muslim who's wife is just a simple but voracious whore literally and figuratively. He shouldn't be allowed to leave the country. Recall his slut of a wife so they be both skinned and hanged in public. Madachors !!!!

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 5:43 PM

Obviously you thought you were good enough to do the job and sounds like you envied his wife as well.

Tough being at the bottom is it sucker?

Anonymous said...

update :
it has been revealed from a close source that aslam was pushed out by pradeep and Ajith the chairman . That aslam is a trusted man as far as vodafone group goes but as its coming close to elections - ajith would want certain things done and aslam will not play ball . While bloggers have discredited Aslam - people in the industry people know he is honest , down to earth and straight guy - even vodafone group execs trust him to the fullest and are offering him a position in Europe I am told reliably .As aslam exits .
so boys the fun begins as ajith and pradeep conspire to do the worse .
be warned