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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Pio Tikoduadua joins NFP

A senior member of the Fiji First Party has jumped ship to join the National Federation Party.

Pio Tikoduadua, a former Lieutenant Colonel in the Fiji army, has announced he will be applying to be a NFP candidate in the 2018 General Elections.

He resigned from the Fiji First Party in 2015 - at the time he said it was because he had an advanced form of cancer but now says it was because of Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.

"Fiji's biggest problem at the moment is not that my opinion does not matter. It is that nobody's opinion matters, except those of the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General," he said.

"No-one else's views are sought. No concession is made to any person with a different opinion. Nobody else can ever be right and they can never be wrong."

"This approach is deeply destructive of democracy and national unity. It divides Fiji. It means that we lack a common vision and we operate in a climate of fear and restrictiveness.

"This is no way to run a country. This is no way to solve Fiji's problems."

Tikoduadua praised NFP leader professor Biman Prasad saying Prasad 'has many positive ideas about our country but it fell on deaf ears'.

He said he chose to join NFP because he believes that the NFP was formed to defend people who were vulnerable.

Tikoduadua also revealed today that there were other reasons for his departure from the FijiFirst government.

155 comments:

Anonymous said...


I cannot trust people who jump ship a lot. They do not have firm fundamental principles.
We are into a season where we will see many of these.
Determine your position Pio, and stick with it, all the way.

Anonymous said...

All the things that Pio says - that in the " better Fiji " and " true democracy " of Bainimarama and Khaiyum's design " nobody's opinion matters. No one else's view are sought [ although there has been a phoney pretense at consultation] . No concession is made to any person with a different opinion. Nobody else can be right and they can never be wrong ... This approach is deeply destructive of democracy and nation unity. It divides Fiji. It means that we lack a common vision and we operate in a climate of fear and restrictiveness.
This is no way to run a country" - is absolutely true.
It is indeed no way to run a country - democratically.
But the fact of the matter, the reality behind the charade, is that the dictatorship Bainimarama and Khaiyum established after the unlawful takeover of power in 2006 remains intact. The dictatorship merely acquired the convenient cloak of democracy following a fraudulent, gerrymandered election.
What Pio says has all the hallmarks of the modus operandi of a dictatorship. That of course comes as no surprise to the politically perceptive.
Pio tells us he left the FFP ( the party of the dictator ) " because of Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Khaiyum".
How many others have done the same since the 2006 takeover after coming to the realisation that rogue rulers have taken over the running of their beloved country?
- Chiku

Anonymous said...

@anon 5.18 PM
A man or woman who has not taken leave of his or her conscience, a thinking person, always rethinks one's position in the light of new evidence. It's called being open minded. Only an idiot will stick to a fix position when everything points to a need to change the position.
- samjoe

Anonymous said...

Fiji Coupfourpointfive you have done the people of Fiji generally and the voting public in particular an immense service by putting up this piece. There is no better debating point than the issues raised here for people to make a choice on whether they want the country to be run the way it has been run by the twin dictators Bainimarama and Khaiyum or to say it's time for change. It's time to take back the country from the rogue rulers.
- Chiku

Unknown said...

When it becomes too much or too often one rethinks, and reconsiders one' standpoint and principles it may lead to further confusion. For Pio it was FFP, now its NFP, who knows what's next FLP or SODELPA? He is now talking down Frank & Aiyass, when is it going to be Biman's turn? Enjoy Pio!

Unknown said...

When it becomes too much or too often one rethinks, and reconsiders one' standpoint and principles it may lead to further confusion. For Pio it was FFP, now its NFP, who knows what's next FLP or SODELPA? He is now talking down Frank & Aiyass, when is it going to be Biman's turn? Enjoy Pio!

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Transforming Leadership
Follow the work of former South African President F.W.de Klerk who with Nelson Mandela, worked to successfully end the apartheid system of racial segregation in the country ( www.biography-com.people- fw-de-Klerk).
When Nelson Mandela was joyfully inaugurated as South Africa's new President, he seized FW deKlerk by the hand and raised their palms in a joint display of triumph. These two men had just accomplished a political miracle, transforming their country into a multiracial democracy without the civil war that so many had feared. Along the way, they had jointly collected the Nobel Peace Prize ( The Telegraph 6/12/2013 )
No reason why a political miracle can't be accomplished in Fiji with political opponents working together for a better Fiji for all its people.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Military is the cause of all problems in Fiji. It needs intervention by another country just to teach them a lesson. Pio came out clean from military and FFP and respectfully joined NFP. Vinaka.

Anonymous said...

Yes c45 is the best platform where our voices are channelled freely but it takes forever for the administrator to publish a topic. However this topic had been in the local news weeks ago, glad that finally it's here.
Pio is someone who had seen the truth and took action by stepping aside. His reason for resigning is besides the point. This man has finally come clear. What about the arseholes still clinging on to this regime knowingly that the leader is a law breaker. I remembered a question posed to Rosie Akbar by a reporter some months back where she mentioned her dissatisfaction on some of the government's decision. Today she's swallowing that statement by accepting a ministerial position . That's one arsehole in the regime.

Anonymous said...

The heated debate: Biman vs AG has scooped over 100K views already. Cheers Biman.

Anonymous said...

Just when a fruitful discussion starts this moron asshole Rajend pops his fucking ugly head in here. Fuck off Rajend.

Now it's good to know that Pio has enlightened us about the two corrupt assholes bainimarama and aiyass and how they operate. Hope these two will be brought to justice when they lose the next election.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Taking Stock and Acting for Change
Alicia Garza, the founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, tells us in ' Resistance Movement Takes Stock as 100 Days of Trump Approaches' (Common Dreams : Breaking News&Views for the Progressive Country, April 24) : " We have no choice other than to fight back,to take back what was always flawed..." The resistance movement that grew up alongside Trump's rise to power is taking stock of where it stands and where it is going. It records Trumps many disasters since his rise to power.
Are the progressives in Fiji putting their heads together to take back what was always flawed?
Looking to the 2018 midterm elections and beyond The Nation's John Nichols, noted " Now is the time to turn resistance into something more : a coherent opposition that is capable of saying " no " to Trump and holding him to account while at the same time organising, marching,campaigning, and voting for a new politics that will consign crony capitalism, militarism, fear mongering, and the cruel chimera of the ' CEO president' to the dustbin of history ".
Does Fiji have a US style resistance movement to challenge the power holders in post coup Fiji ?
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

"This is no way to run a country. This is no way to solve Fiji's problems."

Good words Pio but you should start with yourself. You supported the coup! It was no way to solve Fiji's problem. 10 years later and you realize that this is no way to run a country? Do us a favour and take yourself to jail and take your bosses with you Kaiyum and Bainipigshit.
Do not fool yourself. The people will not be fooled.

As for you Rajendra, take the advise of anon 3:22pm. Trump is doing better for the people of America compared to the Democrats over the last four Presidents. He has brought back jobs and businesses to America in less than 6 months and the people are happy. Read the real news - not the propaganda newspapers of the democrats.

Anonymous said...

President Donald Trump had " the lowest 100 day approval rating of any president since polling began ( Wikipedia).

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Trump's Main Success
In abc drum 28/4 Peter Lewis said Trump's single success in his 100 days in office has been to downgrade, undermine, distort truth in public life .
Peter Lewis is director of Essential Media Communications (EMC), a public affairs and research company specialising in campaigning for progressive social and political organisations.
He said when the Australian PM Turnbull goes to meet Trump shortly he wants him, on his behalf, to raise concerns about Trump's notion of truth in public life. [ We know from our own coup experience in Fiji how leaders can be so devoid of truth in public life ]
Why would a respected media man raise concerns regarding Trump's notion of truth in public life?
Thinking men will think about that.
Intellectually challenged supporters of Trump will not.
That's understandable.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The American Way
As Guest Editor for New Internationalist ( Dec, 2016 ) award winning journalist and documentary film maker John Pilger tells us about the US reaction to the China challenge to its global economic dominance ( special report : The Coming War on China ).
"... Washington has turned almost obsessively to its military might; and the prospect of nuclear war is no longer unthinkable. What I found in Asia, the Pacific and the US, was not only evidence of great risk and folly, but EXTRAORDINARY RESISTANCE ( my emphasis ) to a coming war among island people on the frontline : the Marshals, Okinawa, Jeju : faraway places of which we may know little but which offer an inspiring example as they face the most powerful military machine...".
Think about that : There is extraordinary resistance to the most powerful military machine in the world!
In Okinawa elderly women are at the frontline of the protest against US military base expanded construction which threatens the marine ecology. How inspiring an example of resistance is that! The 26 mayors of the Okinawa Prefecture have thrown their support behind the protesters.[ In Fiji Mayors almost invariably throw their support behind the big end of town as the Sherley Park " rezoning " case illustrated ).
I am sure there is a lesson to be drawn from the example of resistance " among island people on the frontline " that Pilger has brought to our attention.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

KUA NI RERE said...

I dont trust this guy.
First of all Pio hasnt come out and condemned the Coup.
He hasnt condemned the Fiji Army for following blindly their stupid Commander. ( I guess Bainimarama bribed them with Money and the stupid Fijian soldiers very quickly shut their mouth).
For all intents and purposes, what he's saying about Bai and Kai is nothing new.
We are not stupid.
I think this guy is planted there in NFP by satanic QORVIS.
This ploy is to draw away Fijian votes from SODELPA and lessen their chance to win.
I bet QORVIS is paying this mutherfaka to say all these stuff we already know. Tell us something new Pio.
This is classical Divide and Conquer by QORVIS so that Bainisona will get back into power.

"For we are not ignorant of his devices"

Uluvatu said...

Not only is Pio Satanic for taking the bribes but also Rabuka for lying using gods name in vain for carrying out the coup and having been ok with indian families getting terrorised not to mention commiting adultery. Both Satanic blokes that dont deserve their positions.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Gun Mob in America have a Friend in Trump.
Trump was at the Gun Lobby's 146 th annual convention ( The first president in 35 years to do that. The last was Reagan ) to let his gun toting admirers know they had a friend in him ( Aljazeera 29/4 ).
He told them he will support their cause - to literary arm themselves to the teeth - all the way as long as he was president to reciprocate the NRA's financial support for him early in the 2016 election campaign.
Now we know who are the kind of people doing better when his admirers say " Trump is doing better for the people of America..."
So Trump apparently has not been moved, the way President Obama was moved and the way an overwhelming majority of American people were moved, by the gun violence and slaughter, including the slaughter of school children ( Check out the statistics of the slaughter for yourself ).
But Trump was moved enough to act when " beautiful little children " were gassed in Syria. He dispatched his mighty military to lob a few bombs on a Syrian military airport base.
The tragedy of children being killed in gun violence in America does not apparently require any remedial action from Trump.
The gun mob in America couldn't ask for a better friend.
He who pays the piper calls the tune...
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Real News Regarding Trump
PolitiFact ( Winner of the Pulitzer Prize ) has awarded ' Lie of the Year ' to President Donald Trump in 2015 for his phoney campaign claims.
PolitiFact says " Back then, we couldn't choose one particular claim over another, so we combined them all together and awarded his campaign statements the Lie of the Year. 76 percent of the statements we rated from him at that time were either Mostly False, False or Pants on Fire,out of 77 statements".( ' Seven whoppers from Trump's first 100 days' 28/4 )
To get more on the lies that got him into that highest office in America and his volte face since read also ' Tracking Trump's flip-flops in his first 100 days ' and ' Trump created a 100 day contract with voters. We scored how he's done ' ( PolitiFact 27/4).
How much of the 2006 coup contract with the people of Fiji has the coup leader kept?
How would he and his right hand man rate on the PolitiFact lie scale?
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Anything fresh from arsehole 3.22PM and arsehole 7.03 PM?

Anonymous said...

At least they have something to say unlike you who is fucking an Indian in his asshole.

Anonymous said...

And by " Ci " way where is the Rajend Naidu Watch puffta gang?

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE f....? WHAT WOKE YOU UP C4.5.......ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC!!!

Anonymous said...

Agree with KNR. This Pio pakala maichod is a plant and will leak infor to Bai Kai. He is saying what we already know and not saying anything about Chinese corruption which Pio is currently benefitting from as advisor to Chinese businesses.
Biman is such a dumb ass. I saw Pio with his Chinese funders at China Embassy,,,,he is a double agent and traitor,,,,,,,Biman has opened the door to a snake! Bai did not even say anything about what Pio revealed,,,just a one word response "irrelevant".......Yes - look behind the smoke screen guys!
Col Luveni was a plant in SDL and fed infor to Bai in lead up to 2006 Coup. That's why Jiko Luveni was rewarded by Bai.
These people are EVIL........VERY EVIL.
Rabuka has a lot of negatives ,,,,,SODELPA needs a new Leader from outside the current MPs.....Rabuka could be talking to Bai ....ALL Are Military arseholes full of themselves but ULUKAUS.
Otherwise Bai will win again....

Anonymous said...

Yes - Rajend pls fuck off your letters to the Fiji Sun!!! Just fukn irritating!

Anonymous said...

I will vote FFP if JV Bainimarama upgrade his headphone to a better one.Prefered a loud speaker or loud hailer or a VHF headset with 8 feet mast inside the parliament to make him look like professional thick cunt..Bainimarama should be the main man who challenged every questions from the opposition,but now he is giving it to Khaiyum to do it.Whether if it's right or wrong he just nod his head to Khaiyum and mumbled "I agreed with that opinion".What a thick Prime Minister we have.

Anonymous said...

Yes arsehole 1.15 AM keep playing the man instead of playing the ball. You don't have the intellectual wit to engage in rational, intellectual discourse. Go play with your marbles.

Anonymous said...

This FF PM is not really the qualified PM he was in the army and overthrew two PMs and two Presidents to get his way.
He was not loyal to his bosses and expect loyality from others.

He and Aiyaz only have rules for themselves.
My way or the highway, lets hope FIJI has a change of government because these two want to rule Fiji forever.

Anonymous said...

Editor.
Rogue Leader
Not hard to see why Trump reckons the North Korean dictator Is a " pretty smart cookie " ( ' Trump says North Korea's Kim is a pretty smart cookie ' Yahoo! 7 News 1/5 ). In his worldview success is to be admired . Never mind how the success is acquired and maintained. Even rogue, ruthless means are okay.
Let us not forget Trump himself is a pretty smart cookie. He lied left, right and centre to get to power ( PolitiFact).
We produced some pretty smart cookies of our own who rose to power in the 2006 military coup in Fiji.
They too have their admirers.
Hitler had his admirers.
Mugabe has his...
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

I like the article in Fiji Times by NFP on banning bodyguards if they are the Government after election next year. The FFP is really so scared because they made rules to suit them and their cronies and only to protect them from going to jail. The general public is very educated and they know how this country will move forward after next general election. With Feds, you are in safest hands. Rajend Naidu - piss off m/f

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fighting Racism in Football
We read in ' Muntari walks off after ref yellow cards him and refuses to act on racist abuse' ( InsideFootballWorld 1/5) that former Ghanian international midfielder Sulley Muntari walked off the pitch in a weekend match in the latest incident of racism to besmirch Italian football.
Remarkably, the referee booked Muntari for dissent after he complained about being abused prompting him to walk off in protest.
Muntari said instead of stopping the game and dealing with the issue the referee decided to punish him. He said he insisted the referee must have the courage to stop the game .
The referee didn't display the courage required. He failed to uphold the FIFA philosophy " Say No To Racism ".
Now the referee should get a red card to stop him from refereeing and bringing the beautiful game into disrepute.
And, Muntari should be appointed a UN envoy to fight racism in football.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Uluvatu said...

Who are the big finacial backers of the FFP? Does anyone know?

Anonymous said...

China and Russia.

Anonymous said...

fuck off mada rajend pakala
this is not the Fiji sun letter to the editors column,,,,,,
we are truly sick and tired of your pontificating

Anonymous said...

Please Fijians choose your next Government who has positive policies to take the country forward. Do not be intimidated by the people who are bullying Fijians and doing as they please.
The young generation are much more educated than their parents who were no schoolers or were lucky to go only up to high school or less academically.

Fiji needs a great leader who support all people not only selective justice and also the police and army need to get off a guardians as these institutions are subservient to the government of the day not above them.
Fiji's military needs to be removed and done graded to just. They are the cause of coups of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

And you go play with your anus.

Anonymous said...

I talk with a lot of people on a daily basis from shoe shine boys to government and FIRCA officials and everyone in between. The general feeling i get is that people in Fiji is totally fed up with FFP. The average persons buying power is at its lowest. The government has devalued our dollar to make the so called tourists happy but the real beneficiaries are the few exporters in Fiji. Most tourists only feel happy when they change there money as it usually is about double in Fiji dollars but this happiness is short lived as they quickly find out that everything in Fiji has also doubled in price as we import everything. So when there beer costs $15 a pop that is when they realize that the Fiji dollar buys very little. The FFP government also increased import duty on a whole lot of things which has compounded the problem even more. ASK things that by making bus fare free for a number of people and schools free of tuition it will make things OK. I would like to challenge him to live on $150 a week which seems to be a normal rate of pay in Fiji. Free bus fare is just a drop in the ocean of expenses that an average family has to deal with.

The policies of the government are irrational and in most cases obvious that it favors a select few.

To all my fellow Fijians out there. Change is a must. The countries very identity and the fabric of our society is at stake.Its economy and the survival of ts people depend on this next election. Do not waste your vote by staying at home. We must return this country to true democracy or we will suffer for years to come. 9 fucking years is enough.

Alibaba


Anonymous said...

I agree with everything Alibaba says above,except his name.

Anonymous said...

Bai/Khai regime now wants to introduce Parliamentry Privileges Bill Clause 24. If passed, the penalty is severe.

This is something that Adolf Hitler had and Bai and Khai probably don't what happened to him. I think they want to experience it themselves.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Totalitarian Tendency In A Democracy
When I heard in the news Australian detained in United States for ' overstaying visa by 90 minutes ' ( abc news 2/5/17 ), I told myself the American mob who denied me a visa to enter the US probably did me a favour.
The irrationality, arbitrariness and pathology of bureaucracy kind of reminded me of Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon depiction of the totalitarian state.
If a young man's freedom can be taken away so abruptly and cheaply and he be locked up like a common criminal, what else could happen in such a democracy?
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Pio has a political right and a right to choose what ever political party he chooses to stand for. Husbands and Wives separate and move on in different directions. . Such is the predicament of life. Nothing is guaranteed in life. Please respect his wishes.

What he confessed is worrying.... Absolute power is invested in the big two.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Baimagasona is sick? Oh and fuck Rajend.

Anonymous said...

Yes - he is now almost on to top of a coconut palm making his butt getting exposed more and more and that makes sick at times. Sorry, I stole someone's words from a previous writing.

Anonymous said...

NFP supporters are coming in droves to attend talanoa sessions and show their support but police keep sabotaging their talonoa. I don't know if Bai / Khai regime is going to accept the defeat in the upcomming general elections.

Anonymous said...

I can almost guarantee the loss of FFP next year. Everywhere i go and almost everyone i talk to these days seem to be united in one thing and that is to get rid of these buffoons from power. There is still some caution in that people feel a bit apprehensive talking about their true feelings which is a sad thing as we are a suppressed people but when they realize that we are all on the same page the true feelings just pour out. I on the other hand wear my resistance badge with honor and people warm to me like never before as they realize their is a kindred spirit. In the last 1 year or so i have struggled to find even 1 person who support these thief's.

Point is unless rigging happens on a massive scale FFP is doomed.

I say again people must stand up and be counted. Every tick matters. The stakes are too high for Fiji to leave this government in power for another 4 years.

FFP must go their is no other way to regain our freedom.

Alibaba

Anonymous said...

Absolutely right Alibaba. The people of Fiji must fight back to take our beloved country back from the rogue FFP rulers.

Uluvatu said...

Anyone know the businesses that finances NFP and Sodelpa campaign?

Can they match FFP's backers? Hopefully they can and will.

Anonymous said...

NFP should start that small sum funding by ordinary citizens campaign

Junglee said...

Dont know of any Itaukei wealthy or stupid enough to fund their Campaign.

Its most probably an Indian businessmen.

Anonymous said...

Yes break from tradition and start a citizens movement for regime change. Get ordinary citizens to donate a few dollars to signal solidarity with the movement.

concern citizen said...

Having the taste of SDL and FFP governing Fiji I think it's time we give NFP a chance to govern Fiji in the next election. Their policies are fresh and appealing.

Anonymous said...

Concern citizen, I agree. But the chance to govern Fiji will not come easy. NFP has a very big ASSIGNMENT ahead of it. It has to lift a people down with political apathy and political repression and show them things can be different - better - under their stewardship. And, more importantly, in light of the unfair advantaged the FFP gave itself in the last gerrymandered election, to fight tooth and nail to ensure a level playing for the next election. With a level playing field I think the NFP has a very good chance to form the next government. The people of Fiji are not stupid. They have witnessed the corruption,the crony capitalism, the nepotism, the militarisation of the police force and civil administration in the country, the wealth amassment, the arrogance and the coercion and repression, including the intimidation of the free media that have characterised the Bainimarama and Khaiyum rule of their beloved country.
They have had enough. Even some of their erstwhile staunch supporters are abandoning them.
They want change.
It's time for a change in Fiji's political governance.
- chiku

concern citizen said...

Agree anonymous 8.46 am, nfp has a big battle on their hand and a big hill to climb. To succeed, the battle has to start now and focus, focus....

Anonymous said...

Chiku you are too damn good. We just need 10 more individuals just like you.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Coup 4.5 Administrator, i really appreciate your blog as a critical means of airing our views on political issues in Fiji. This is even more so when we have stifled media and now the drafting of laws to criminalize public criticism of Parliament. The anonymisation of contributors is also critical for blogs, given the vindictiveness of Bainimarama and Khaiyum. People need to vent their frustrations and frank views of how these tax paid hoodlums are running the country to the ground, without fear of retribution. Social media and anonymity is very important, now that they have legitimized their unjust and unconstitutional vindictiveness through imposed legialation. Keep up the good work Coup 4.5 you are one of the few remaining reglar blogs that we use without fear of intimidation. Let's hit them with constructive criticism as well as well as denigrate, ridicule and despise their ill-conceived behaviour and decisions through the blog. Fuck the fuck fiji party!

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Can A God Retire?
Prince Philip has announced his retirement. The Kastom people in the remote southern island of Tanna in Vanuatu worship Prince Philip as their " God ".
Now that HE has retired would these Kastom people in Vanuatu require a replacement?
I recommend either Frank Bainimarama or Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum as replacement. They both have excellent experience playing god to the people of Fiji since their rise to power via the 2006 military takeover.
I am sure many people would be happy to donate towards a grand send off either of them.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Yes concern citizen
The big battle is not getting the majority but to address and draw up plans how to topple the institution causing political problems in Fiji since 1987. Rabuka, Bainimaramas'scapegoat(Speight) ,Bainimarama are living symbols that leadership in Fiji will be in the hands of the uncaged blood hounds in Delainabua whose primary objective in life is to scour, devour and steal power. It's their territory.

Junglee said...

No bro you are wrong. The son of God is Rabuka.

He should be worshipped. Adulterer and satanic worshipper. Only someone that worships Satan would lie to the masses that he was told by God to stage the Coup. A satanic worshipper would break the sacred vow of matrimony and have a child with a woman while still married.

Tell me. What kind of good christian would do such unholy things?

The Devil is alive and well it would seem.

People make out that its hard to stay faithful to a loved one. Blame alcohol as always. It takes 2 to tango.

If you didnt want to commit adultery it wouldnt happen period.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Democracy At Work
Even after 6 weeks of often vitriolic campaign and criticism of how business was being conducted at the Australian Olympic Committee under his presidency John Coates still got re-elected as president with a decisive 58 to 35 vote.
He shook hands with his opponent Danni Roche before the casting of votes and walked over to embrace her after his win.
He has also pledged to take onboard the criticisms levelled about the manner in which the AOC was being run and to implement appropriate reforms.
That's democracy at work.
Only good - in this case the good of the Olympic movement - can result from it.
There must be a lesson in there about how we should approach democracy in Fiji as well.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

The sunken ship at Suva Harbour represents the state of Fiji now
The containers represents Bai/Khai government and
The massive oil leaks represents Bainisona's COP23.
Hahaha.

Anonymous said...

...and sea represents the next Government - NFP
Bolo Kayse baat...

Tomasi said...

And the beautiful sunlight shinning down on us represents Rabuka the man of god sent to lead sodelpa and Sodelpa to Lead Fiji with NFP protecting our borders from leaky ships that carry DA all year round.

Circle of life is a beautiful thing isnt it.

Anonymous said...

I really do not think that NFP and SODELPA need a massive amount of money to win this election. The price of things like Milk and other basic necessities has skyrocketed so much that people just want a change no matter what BS the FFP propaganda machine churns out. Judging by the hostility shown by farmers all over Fiji particularly the cane farmers against the government it is highly likely that at least 80% of the cane belt vote will sway towards either NFP or SODELPA.I thought that the anger is confined to Rakiraki but it appears it is Fiji wide. That is about 200k votes gone for FF. About 30k is the number of people working for the government. I can almost guarantee that 90% will vote against FF. I am also seeing even usual regime ass kissers like Simon from Savusavu voicing there concerns against the government. So the tide is changing.

The point is the anger and sense of disillusionment that is now prevalent in Fiji will
explode come election day and people will vote with there feet.

I just pray that i am sensing the mood correctly as another 4 years of Bai and Kai is not bearable.

Spread the word people talk to your family and friends. Those who don't think must be taught how to think. The stakes are too high.

We must have such an overwhelming show of voting force against the FFP that it becomes impossible to cheat as it will become to obvious.

Alibaba

Escape goat said...

And the wind?? Is that Arshneel Sidarkar's fart?

Anonymous said...

I thought ass kisser Simon from Savusavu thought the Bai- Kai regime was infallible the way he use to rush to the regime's defence every time it was criticised.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it ironic? Bushmasters for the Master of Bush (running ).

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Tahiti Did Oceania Proud
It reached the finals of World Beach Soccer two consecutive years. A gallantTahiti team lost ( 0 - 6 ) to the Giants of World beach soccer Brazil this morning ( SBS 7/5 ). Tahiti created and narrowly missed several scoring chances.
But Tahiti can still holds its high because it's no mean feat to get to the finals given the formidable competition for the final spot.
And in reaching the finals Tahiti has done Oceania proud as well.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Making The Right Choice : The French Election.
The French people overwhelming rejected far-right politics of Marine Le Pen ( 65% to 35% ). Instead electing Emanuel Macron, France's youngest ever President at age 39 ( France 24 Live ) .The French people decided they wanted to uphold France values of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.
The defeat of the far- right in France should give hope to other democracies ( following the rise to power of the far- right in America ) that the political platform of the reactionary right can be challenge successfully in a free and fair democratic election.
The demagoguery of the radical right can be defeated by people making the right choice in an election.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the French people did not want their great country to go down the toilet by the erosion of its great democratic tradition. That's why they rejected the anti-immigrant, far- right political party of Marine Le Pen.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Yes, if you don't want your country to go down the toilet don't vote for the wrong people. In Fiji's case that means don't vote for Bainimarama and Khaiyum and their cronies. Vote for NFP in the next election.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

no matter who you vote for, RFMF will overide your vote. Lets get rid of that mob of bullies and Fiji will have peace and prosperity like before 1986.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Never Too Late To Do What's Right.
The current Australian Government has to be congratulated for setting aside $133 million in its 2017 budget to cover Heath costs for the remaining servicemen and women survivors exposed to radiation from nuclear bombs ( abc 7/5 ). The decision to give the veteran's a Gold Card Heath cover has come some 6 decades after the nuclear exposure. Some have tragically succumbed to the cancer caused by the exposure and others have been struggling with its debilitating effects.
It's never too late to right a wrong.
Wish the ordinary Pacific Islanders from Marshal Islands and elsewhere who were exposed as nuclear bomb testing Guinea pigs had similar Heath care cover rather than be languishing in poverty and ill Heath ( see Pilger's The Coming War On China ).
Some State party has failed to meet its responsibility and do the right thing by them.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
When You Claim To Be Different You Must Be Seen To Be Different.
That apparently has not been the case with the Australian Labour Party as its latest advertisement attests. It's party platform advertisement to provide jobs for all, featured white Anglo Saxons thus not reflecting contemporary Australia's diversity. Even a senior Labour Party man was moved to say the ad was a " shocker " and that " it should have never been produced and should have never been shown" ( SBS News 8/5 ). But that it was produced and shown betrays a certain worldview held unwittingly within that political party.
It makes one wonder just how qualitatively different the ALP is from the Liberal Coalition mob?
If this ad and their common thinking regarding the incarceration of refugees and asylum seekers in offshore concentration camps is anything to go by there is not much separating the political ideology of the two mainstream parties.
In Fiji the Bainimarama coup removed the Qarase government claiming it wanted to provide better democratic and multiracial governance for the people of Fiji.
There hasn't been much evidence of that. There is greater evidence to show entrench authoritarian rule since the 2006 takeover.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Suomynona said...

Its a no-brainer that nothing or no one else matters except what Frankie and Ayarse says, and jumping ship because of that is not a new issue either. Besides, the two lovebirds are the only ones in control that I don't think they've ever done anything right, not even once.

The two douchebags are slowly but surely running the country down to the ground with crappy policies they think is better but is never effective at all its no wonder even those in rural areas demand that Bhaiyum take their by-law crap and sit on it because of lack of consultations if any since there's none anyway.

Tomasi said...

Io saka,

I feel as a soldier for christ and also the Almighty it is karma coming around to haunt kai and bai in that Gods chosen son to lead us Rabuka is making the effort to accept Mahen's help.


God works in mysterious ways eh...man i tell you im getting so excited watching Gods plan unfold with Sodelpa claiming a landslide victory at the upcoming elections. God has chosen wisely selecting Rabuka as the leader for Sodelpa. Out of every possible candidate he chose Rabuka. God must see redemption in his heart to redeem himself of his wrong doings in the past.

Praise his name Hallelujah!!!

Praise his name!

Kalougata tiko,


Tomasi.

Anonymous said...

Tomasi, pls get hold of your self. As much as we want a change, Rabuka is not our answer. Too much skeleton in the cupboard and questions...Our motive of change for a better govt should be based on merit, honesty, integrity. Give NFP a chance and vote them into power.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Abrupt Removal of High Official
We read in The Daily Beast breaking news article ' President Donald Trump Fires FBI Director James Comey, and Even White House Aides Are Stunned ' ( 10/5 ) that the " stunning and sudden removal" of Comey comes just months after the " dramatically dismissal " of acting Attorney General Sally Yates.
I know that sort of abrupt and arbitrary removal is not an uncommon phenomenon in third world banana republics where State officials get removed with the assistance of the military.
It's not surprising that " even White House Aides are stunned " by the unceremonious removal of such a ranking official in that manner.
Instead of " Making America Great Again " is Trump turning America into a Banana Republic!
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

FUCK OFF RAJEND CUNT NAIDU!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Bainimarama and Khayum you both must listen. Fix the broken infrastructure fast. Don't leave it for next gov't. You both had more than enough time since 2006 to fix Fiji. So far you all did least. My rating for your Gov't is 3.5 out of 10. You two have drowned the farmers and the backbone industry. After all your all you and your cronies domicile in prison for life.

Anonymous said...

12.58pm..Rajend,
Yes Fiji is already a banana Republic. What Trump did is rare in the States, maybe,but is too common here at home.
Referring to his firing, Comey had forgotten that the decision he made on Clinton's case was not his jurisdiction. He reports to the DOJ who should pass the final decision and inform the general public. That's his downfall . Democracy really can bite.

Anonymous said...

Was FBI director James Comey removed because of professional mismanagement or political manipulation? Anon 6.42 AM, that's a question which is still being debated in the US. So the issue is not as straightforward as you make out. Yours is a simplistic interpretation.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Firing That Has A ' Bad Look'
Just caught an ABC interview this morning with a Weekly Standard journalist in Washington DC. She said there were many questions regarding the abrupt sacking of FBI director James Comey just when he was getting into the investigation into the Russian link with the Trump mob. She said if nothing the firing has a " bad look " or shows Trump as a bad politician.
We have had our share of " bad look " firing by bad politicians in the Bainimarama regime, especially the sudden departures of diplomats, permanent secretaries,and auditor Generals.
Many felt the reason was more political than professional.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidi

Anonymous said...

This fuck face Tikoduadua really thinks highly of himself. He does not have a degree of any sort from any university and comes across as someone who thinks he knows it all. Military people tell me that he has never commanded a military unit as a Company or Battalion commander. He moved up the ranks purely as a staff officer so he doesn't know anything about leadership. He says that PM didn't listen to his advise and instead listened to AG. The PM is the boss and he can listen to a thousand advises but in the end he decides as the leader whose advise he takes or he just makes his own decision. That is what leadership is. Who the fuck is this fuck face Tikoduadua to think that the PM should only listen to his advise. He is a theoretical parson with no practical military leadership. People think that he knows secrets of government but look at Pita Driti and Rokoului Mara - what did they tell us?? Nothing at all worth any shit!!!! Fuck face Tikoduadua will also be the same. Better still he will end up fucking up Biman Prasad and NFP.

Anonymous said...

There are only two person running this government, The PM who forced everyone to accept him after the 2006 take over and Attorney General and Minister for Everything.

The others in military and ministers they have limited powers on the two crooks are approving everything and Minister for Everything has more say as the PM is a military man with no qualifications or experience in running the country.

All he did was pay himself equal to Aust and NZ PMs when Fiji's economy is very small and cannot sustain such expenses.

Everyone is a puppet except Mr Bainimarama and Mr Khaiyum who rule Fiji

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Man of Integrity as Leader
South Koreans have elected a former human rights lawyer as president. [ contrast that with some countries where human rights abuses get elected as national leaders!]
In his swearing-in speech Moon Jae-in,64, pledged to sever what he described as the collusive ties between business and government that have plagued many of South Korea's family run conglomerates and vowed to be incorruptible. " I take this office empty-handed, and I will leave the office empty- handed" Moom said ( Reuters 10/5/17).
How many of our mob, including the gang who grabbed power in 2006 to " clean up ", can make that declaration?
Any?
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Any? You joking right? The rogues who grabbed power in 2006 are still hanging onto power because they are not finished filling their pockets!

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Human Absurdity
Yes, it is indeed a strange, strange world we live in, Master Jack.
A good man goes to jail for 2 years in one country.
The good man is 'Ahok ', ethnic Chinese, Christian former governor of Jakarta, Indonesia who has been thrown in jail for blasphemy against Islam, a charge many claim was concocted by Islamic extremist as a political ploy to rule him out for re-election. Ahok did not get reelected.
And, in another country men committing treason don't go to jail for a single day. Instead they get elected to high political office...
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

concern citizen said...

The sucken ship in the harbour belongs to a fijian family The Douglas family from Taveuni. It's heart wrenching to lose so much after investing so much in this biz. Take courage Keith and Selwyn. We sympathize with your loss.

Anonymous said...

Pio Tikoduadua's face looks like Praveen Bala shoved his dick down his throat!!!!

Anonymous said...

Pls can we not be rude. It shows the trait of the man and his intellect and up bringing.

Anonymous said...

9.22am
He was fired by Trump due to non performance. Period. While the issue is raging within the US political arena which has spilled out of its borders the mainstream is forcing everyone to believe that it's politically motivated.
It's the relationship btw Russia and US at stake here and the Media is very much involved in it.

Anonymous said...

You are so filthy. The karma will get you not too long from now. Just watch what's coming for you.

Junglee said...

@6:02am Sounds like you speak from experience.

Is that what your face looked like during one morning when praveen bala shoved his dick down your throat aswell? Or was it your arse?

Anonymous said...

Editor,
American Democratic Good Governance Under The Microscope
That's what happening in America following FBI director James Comey's sudden, unceremonious firing. That's why the issue is " raging within the US political arena" ( anon 1.18 AM ). That's what happens in a democracy. Issues of national importance and significance is subject of critical examination by analysts, the media and the people. The official version is not accepted as Gospel. This latter only happens in a Banana Republic or a Military Dictatorship ( including ones disguised as democracy ).
Thus we read in ' GOP chairman of Senate Intelligence Committee " troubled by the timing" of Comey's firing' ( The LAT 11/5/17) that a key Republic, Senator Richard M Burr, the chair of the Intelligence Committee, said he was " troubled by the timing and reasoning" of President Trump's firing of FBI Director James B Comey.
Yes, the timing and REASONING has a " bad look". That's why under the norms of democratic good governance the firing is being questioned even by Trump's own Republican politicians.
In a democracy like America a highly regarded and respected state official, like the FBI director James Comey, can't just be fired on the basis of the President's dogmatic and bombastic claim that. " he was not doing a good job".
No amount of parroting of the President's perverse assertion and punctuating it with " Period " will stop the questions. American democracy, accountability,transparency and public scrutiny is at stake in this issue.
This is not Trump's Apprentice reality tv show where he can say " You are fired " and that's it. Period.
American democracy is reminding Trump of that.
That's a good thing for American democracy.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Pio Tikoduadua has since stopped seeing Praveen Bala and has eloped with Pramod Chand since he joined NFP. Praveen Bala is angry and wants to punch up Pramod Chand because he says Pio Tikoduadua just went after Pramod's bus drivers in Labasa. Bala says he will make sure he shoves all of his black hairy marbles properly down Pio Tikoduadua's throat and may invite Pramod Chand for a gang bang on Pio just to punish Him properly with some Ba and Labasa sugar cane chodo.

Anonymous said...

Fiji needs a free and fair election and in order to do this the current government must be transparent and the election observers doing their job as independent watchers.

The election must be voted on party lines and no numbers or a sudoku game card a proper ballot paper has to be done with all political parties allowed to campaign and freedom of speech allowed as long as it is not racial or promoting violence of any kind.

FF will be FL Fiji Last party then and all the cronies will be imprisoned including the Prisons boss who is a convicted murderer.

Anonymous said...

Fiji does indeed need a free and fair election. The current government did not allow that to happen in the last elections. There was no level playing field in the last elections. That's how they won the elections and became " the current government".
Will they change and allow a level playing field in the coming elections?
That's the big question with a big question mark!
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Now Robin Nair has joined NFP. Pio Tikoduadua enjoys more unpeeled bananas down his throat and ass.

Anonymous said...

Do you that ffp is going to lose badly and why? The answer is just because of Bainisona's too much reliance on kattu racist Khayum. Your banana should be ready for your mother and sister.

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha banana galore and unpeeled for that matter for Pio Tikoduadua. surely the unpeeled banana of Praveen Bala must be busy pounding his wife reh. Pio can't chodo her because cancer make him fuck face and can't fuck. Maro bhaiya Praveen.

Anonymous said...

The person posting all those nasty " fuck face " comments about Pio should know anybody at anytime can become a stroke victim. Today its Pio tomorrow it could be him, or a member of his family or close relative or friend. Disagree with the man's politics if you wish but " don't play the man".

Anonymous said...

Go fuck the fuck face man Pio Tikoduadua if you sympathize with him. Better still get his buddies Biman Prasad, Pramod Chand and Robin Nair to all fuck your arse @Anonymous May 13, 2017 at 10:58 AM.
You might even get to get fucked properly by viagra fired up Robin Nair who had his mistress from Nakasi with him when in Abu Dhabi when there as high commissioner.

Anonymous said...

Go fuck the same ugly indian who fucked your mother behind your father's back you fuck face. Suck his cock and he will fuck your asshole.

GOAT said...

A true blue Marist homosexual reply.
Too much vutusona on the minds of Marist,QVS and RKS boys.
Don't send your precious children to these "man to man" schools as they'll turn into homosexual vutusona's. Only ever talking about arse and fucking arse.errrgh yucky boys.

Anonymous said...

The PWD workers finally copped their sentences for embezzling more than $200k. These are ordinary citizens being brought to justice by the law of the land.
However the missing, unaccounted $7m in the FMF regimental fund is already shelved. The auditor generals findings and recommendations for an investigation has never been carried out leaving those involved still at large.
Since no law in Fiji will implicate these thugs I'm calling upon the Judiciary to withhold their ruling on the PWD case . It is baseless, therefore ilegal.
On the same breadth I'm asking the government of Fiji to suspend future general elections because it's a waste of money. Power in Fiji will be in the hands of the custodians of the FMF regimental fund.

GOAT said...

Have a look at IDI AMIN's Wikipedia entry and you'll see that he also conducted coup after nearly being arrested for embezzlement of regimental funds. He took the path of justification called indigenous rights, a bit like Rabuka and fraudster George Speight. Voreqe on the other hand had no excuses left so he decided to choose the "Indians being victims" route for his escape from prosecution. The Lilly livered hidden Indian opportunists merely joined the fray with fancy words ,to freeload . The next idiot abusing the regimental funds is a known alcoholic lamusona, who might want to "save" the kailoma as his justification.

Anonymous said...

Goat, speaking from experience ay cunt-face..keep fucking a goat you goatfucker.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Playing Down The Plight Of Refugees
An Amnesty International investigation conducted by its military experts contradict the official Australian government version of what really happened in the Good Friday Incident. AI accuses the Australian government of playing down the attack on the Manus Is refugee detention centre by PNG defence force soldiers ( abc news 15/5 ).
The investigation found the military went on a rampage firing shots and anything else they could get their hands on at the centre presenting a very real danger to the lives of the vulnerable refugees.
The Australian government had claimed the soldiers had fired a few shots in the air .
That's hot air according to AI findings.
The official government version of events must not be accepted unquestioningly as gospel.
There is a tendency for governments to be economical with the truth when truth casts them in a bad light.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Mega Fraud Inquiry Into Military Charity
The NSW State Government has ordered a royal commission style investigation into allegations of rotting and embezzlement at RSL NSW branch ( abc 15/5 ) . It's the institutions largest ever fraud probe. That's not surprising. It is the richest and most powerful charity body operating a $500 million organisation. The bigger the money in an organisation the bigger the parasites it attracts.
Senior officials have been giving themselves entitlements they were not entitled to. According to the CEO, former army lawyer and barrister Glen Kolomeitz, there was " a culture of entitlement " in the institution. He was sacked 2 weeks ago. He is the one who blew the whistle on the fraud allegations.
Now apart from this inquiry under a former Supreme Court justice, there are two other parallel inquiries: one an internal one and the other by police to get to the bottom of the fraud allegations and hold those responsible to account.
That's vital to restore public confidence.
In Australia when shit like this happens it's not swept under the carpet.
What's the story with the Fiji military's Regimental Fund?
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

FUCK OFF RAJEND CUNT NAIDU!!!!

Anonymous said...

RAJEND CUNT NAIDU CUNT FUCK OFF CUNT!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

5.05pm/9.23pm
Do you have something useful for everyone?
Rajend is a major and useful contributor on this column. Did anything stick in your head ??? I guess you should be the one to be FOC.

Anonymous said...

So sad that this government could not explain how $10millions disappeared from the Ministry of Finance without trace when it was raised by the Auditor Generals report and subsequently raised in Parliament, but are very quick to cruelly crucify anyone who steals a penny with very heavy imprisonment.
If thousands get you 10years, how long is $10milions for?

Perhaps the comment "Indians being victims" by 1:37pm is for real.

Now Khaiyum's justice system is really out to get the real Fijians/Kaiviti.

Even Mahen simply paying governemnt the $1million he collected from India is a simple slap on the wrist.

"VENGEANCE IS MINE. say the Lord God"

So Help Us God!

Anonymous said...

God helps those who help themselves. What real effort have the opposition put in to get rid of the thieves running the country's?

Anonymous said...


A-G discusses scholarships, MP salaries

Manasa Kalouniviti
Saturday, May 13, 2017




USP students drawing attention to an issue during the National Budget consultations at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre at the USP campus in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA+ Enlarge this image

USP students drawing attention to an issue during the National Budget consultations at the Japan Pacific ICT Centre at the USP campus in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

THE Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, says there is no discrimination in the allocation of Toppers scholarships, stating yesterday the allocations were made on the basis of the needs of the nation.

He made the comment in response to a question from a University of the South Pacific (USP) student during budget consultations.

The student questioned why there was inequality in the allocation of scholarships in that only some fields were considered and some other fields were not.

The student had also stated under the 2013 Constitution there was an equality provision to ensure no discrimination.

The A-G told the student the equality provisions under the Constitution did not apply to what he just mentioned.

"The equality provisions are regarding the unfair discrimination of individuals and its based on characteristics listed in Section 26(2) of the Constitution on things like gender, pregnancy, ethnicity, religion etc.

"Yes, there is a skewered allocation in the Toppers for more science-based subjects.

"The Toppers has been allocated on the basis of our needs as a nation. We don't have enough marine biologists, we don't have enough foresters or doctors or nurses or counsellors."

Another student from the floor said his question was based on an article by this newspaper on Tuesday, April 18, whereby a student from Sigatoka had asked the A-G about the ministers' salaries.

"And you gave a very interesting answer. You said, 'The reason why the ministers' salaries are high is that corruption is more likely to occur if public officials are being paid less than what they deserved'. You guys have cars, bodyguards and the only thing you have to do is get into the car, you don't have to worry about going anywhere.

"But what I'm asking today is how reasonable is the ministers' salaries and the precedent that you set, by the time we become 30 or 40 the PM then will probably be getting $1 million or $2m a year."

The A-G immediately said: "Don't believe everything you read in The Fiji Times, that's one of the first thing I want to say to you."

And amidst the reaction from the crowd he added: "I'm telling you a fact, because there's a lot of misreporting and they have a propensity to do that. And it was not in Sigatoka, it was in Nadi at Shree Vivekanand College."

He said in the previous Parliament, MPs were being paid $16,000 and $12,000 a year.

"The efficiency of the parliamentary system was very, very low."

"It was obviously considered very little by those people, so there was a scam in place and what the people did was they would actually have very long sitting hours in the sector committees, there was no restriction.

"You'll actually have MPs picking up $50k, $60k and $70k just from sitting allowances, they would drag the committee hearings for two years.

He said a classic example of this was for the Family Law Act where the committee sat for two years.

Anonymous said...

Seven sentenced to prison

Mere Naleba
Thursday, May 11, 2017




Policewoman Selai Nabotiloma escorts the five women and two men who were sentenced at the High Court in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA+ Enlarge this image

Policewoman Selai Nabotiloma escorts the five women and two men who were sentenced at the High Court in Suva yesterday. Picture: JOVESA NAISUA

EMOTIONS were high outside the High Court in Suva yesterday as children hugged their mothers and wives wiped away tears following the sentencing of seven people convicted of corruption-related offences.

Former employees of the then Public Works Department Ana Laqere, Amelia Vunisea, Laisa Halafi, Vaciseva Laqai, Vilisi Tuitavuki and Kiniviliame Taviraki and businessman Shelveen Narayan were handed prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years.

The seven appeared before High Court judge Thushara Ragasinghe in a fully-packed room, where they were found guilty of causing a loss of $362,944.37 to the then PWD in 2010.

Laqere copped the highest sentence of ten years with a non-parole period of eight years.

Justice Rajasinghe, while sentencing the convicts, said Laqere and Halafi were the main perpetrators of the crimes.

Halafi was sentenced to nine years and 11 months imprisonment with a non-parole period of seven years and 11 months.

Vunisea, Laqai and Tuitavuki were all handed eight years imprisonment sentences each with non-parole period of six years. Taviraki was sentenced to six years imprisonment with a non-parole period of four years. Narayan, the director of Phoenix Hardware Engineering and General Supplies, Ontime Stationery Supplies and Shavel Stationery Supplies was sentenced to four years with a non-parole period of three years.

The court heard the first six accused persons, while performing and carrying out their responsibilities at different stages in the procurement process of materials, facilitated 101 false transactions of purchasing stationery and hardware materials from three companies all belonging to Narayan.

Halafi had received $65,200 from Narayan for her role in arranging and organising the false payments. The money was deposited by Narayan into the bank account of Halafi's husband.

Laqere was a counter signatory and had signed off on all cheques. Vunisea was a signatory and signed on 59 cheques.

Halafi checked and signed the payment vouchers pertaining to 13 transactions. Laqai certified the payments in payment vouchers of nine transaction, while Tuitavuki checked and signed the payment vouchers of five transactions as passed for payment. Taviraki had raised two requisition orders for two of the transactions.

All convicted persons had earlier been found guilty of abuse of office, causing a loss and obtaining a financial advantage.

Anonymous said...

The clock is ticking and not long after the election next year, Rabuka and Bhainimarama will answer to their treason act and murder.They think they can get away with this.But if found guilty, Bainimarama's will receive a free screw from George and the clink.

Anonymous said...

Lets hope Justice Nahazat Shameem is not presiding over the case as she will let her lover go with no conviction recorded.

Anonymous said...

Is it true Justice Nazhat Shameem has been doing " lave e cake " for Bainimarama ? When a woman wants something really bad she can do anything, including the " lave e cake ". There are many illustrious examples of that .

Anonymous said...

Editor,
How About THAT!
A Sydney granny claimed she was unable to see for 2 decades ( and collected $209,000 in welfare from Centrelink) . Only problem was ... She also had a driving license! ( A Current Affair 16/5 ).
Wow!
Wonder how the nitpicking officials managed to allow THAT!
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

FUCK YOU. Rajend fucks your asshole so you two just carry on fucking each other.

Anonymous said...

The truth to all of this nonsense argument and what initiate the first coup is that Dr Bavadra was opposed to Nuclear testing and had hinted that visits of the Nuclear Armed Warship of the US Navy is not welcome.Allegations have been made that the United States allowed Rabuka to stage the coup on 13 May 1987,that brought down Bavadra's Government.

Anonymous said...

10.42pm
Thanks. How true is your info and if the motive of the coup was to push Bavadra and his govt out? Did US actually carry out its nuclear test? I don't know whose info is nonsense. Nuclear testing is under the nuclear treaty and each country has to go through NATO if a test is required. Only 2 countries trying to break this treaty is North Korea and Iran and they are under surveillance right now.

GOAT said...

NATO is responsible for NORTH ATLANTIC ,as the acronym suggests.
Iran and North Korea aren't part of the the North Atlantic....you've been watching too many Django movies.
For further illustrations, see how Pakistan and India got awAy with testing without permission. As a matter of fact, the current President of India had challenged the American President to war during the second Gulf war by stating that India was also making weapons of mass destruction but W Bush didn't respond.
Americans create some countries for their own purposes like Pakistan and Israel. They didn't want the Soviets to get them.

Vili Navukitu said...

NFP PARTY COMPROMISES ITS ITSELF IN ENTERTAINING A TREASONOUS CRIMINAL IN PIO TIKODUADUA

A VERY POOR CHOICE AS A CANDIDATE GIVEN HIS CONTRIBUTION TO THE PAIN AND SUFFERING INFLICTED UPON THE PEOPLE OF FIJI OVER THE 8 - 10 YEARS POST ILLEGAL COUP 2006

WHY IS THE NFP INVOLVING ITSELF IN PIOS EFFOTRS TO TRANSFORM HIMSELF FROM A TREASONOUS CRIMINAL TO A CANDIDATE TO PARLIAMENT WITHOUT ANSWERING TO HIS CRIMES.

PIO SHOULD BE CALLING FOR HIM AND HIS TREASONOUS BOSS BAINIMARAMA AND FELLOW TREASONOUS OFFICERS TO FACE UP TO THEIR CRIMES IN COURT RATHER THAN HIDING UNDER IMMUNITY AND SEEKING TO BE A SO CALLED CREDIBLE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE PEOPLE.

THOSE WHO HAVE GRANTED THEMSELVES IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION FOR TREASON MUST NEVER BE ALLOWED TO STAND IN ANY ELECTION RABUKA INCLUDED

THIS PROVISION SHOULD BE IN THE CONSTITUTION AND THE ELECTORAL ACT.

Anonymous said...

GOAT stands alone and is good and best at what he delivers. Thats why he deserves to be called the GOAT which stands for thee Greatest Of All Thugs.

Anonymous said...

It is obvious that NFP stands out far better than Sodelpa when it comes to debating issues of natural interest both inside the parliament and outside. I am sure that majority of the population would like to hear and read Biman's budget reply on social media than from the boring Sodelpa. Go with Feds because it is the best for the country. Vote out coup makers because coup puts country backwards for decades.

Anonymous said...

Go the feds. Our govt in 2018. Watch this space for what is being proposed to lower the cost of living big time.

Anonymous said...

For a minute there, I thought that the Russian 7s team had really improved. Then I realized, it was the Losers Bracket. Great job, guys. Consistently inconsistent. But it's ok, better to screw up now than next year.

GOAT said...

Because GOAT speaks the truth and truth always hurts.
Incidentally GOAT stands for "greatest of all things".
GOAT will be your next ruler, and so sit back ,relax and dream big, because I shall change this country into a tax free haven......no tax for anyone and legalisation of everything.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Bad Governance In A Good Democracy
The abrupt, arbitrary firing of FBI director James Comey by President Trump shows bad things can happen even in a good democracy. But when that happens it can't be easily swept under the carpet. That's what CEO style President Donald Trump is discovering much to his chagrin.
That's the qualitative difference between a good democracy and a bad or a pretentiousness one. In the latter bad things can happen routinely and routinely its swept under the carpet.
In America the case of the firing of Comey has once again raised the question, as it did at the time of the Nixon Watergate scandal, whether or not the President is acting legally?
The Comey memo and the legal analysis of law experts suggest Trump broke the law . That he committed a serious federal crime by asking a law enforcement official to end an investigation to protect a past member of his administration, the NSA chief Michael Flyn.( see ' Law Professor : " If the allegations are true, Trump has committed a serious federal crime" ' Vox 16 May 2017 ).
In a good democracy people in power, including the top most, are held to account when they act inappropriately; when they abuse their power.
That's what's happening with Trump now.
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Rajend Naidu Cunt Fuck OFF!!!!

Anonymous said...

Fuck Off Rajend Cunt Naidu!!!!

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Harming A Country
Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton does not mince his words when he says," If people think they can rip the Australian taxpayer off, if people think that they can con the Australian taxpayer, then I'm sorry the game's up" ( Peter Dutton declares, ' game is up ' for ' fake refugees' living in Australia. abc news 21/5 ). That's true.
It certainly is games up for the ATO deputy commissioner, his son, his daughter and the handful of other fake operators who conned off over $165m from the Australian taxpayer.
And guess what : none of them are fake refugees!
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Rajend Fuck Fuck Cunt Cunt Naidu, Fuck Off!!!!!

Anonymous said...

There are more corrupted people in Fiji than Michael Crankston. His kids were doing illegal activities right under his nose.
For Fiji the politicians current and past did the worst mistakes and got away with immunity.
They are above the law... yet petty criminals are jailed for crimes much lesser than the those in power.
Deception and inequity is very much in play.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11.29 AM Fiji has become an Orwellian Animal Farm. Everyone's equal and some more equal. Hence the prevailing situation where the political scoundrels get away with muder, treason and stealing public money with self granted immunity while petty criminals get thrown in jail.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Total lies lies lies to Parliament by the Acting PM regarding the absence of Fiji Times on board Fiji Airways aircraft.
I was a member of Fiji Airways Executive HR and can confirm and swear to GOD that the AG has over the years directed the MD/CEO of Fiji Airways not to advertise or carry Fiji Times on board their services.
What an absolute moron for lying to Parliament.

Anonymous said...

Rajend fuck off cunt. Aiarsehole, you lying pig.

Anonymous said...

Anon 2.04 PM
Arre Bappa just remember LYING is what got AG and minister for everything into power. Lying is his main political tool.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Isa, this falah, eh! Talking shit in Parliament. "You guys need to chill!" One day, Mafatu! All your monies and your puppet's monies will be on chill. Frozen assets, biatch!

Anonymous said...

Rajend Uncircumcised Kala Wala Naidu fuck off!!!!

Anonymous said...

Yes it's true David Pflieger was directed to remove the Fiji Times from the Business Class lounge and fro all Fiji Airways (Air Pacific) by Kaiyum. I know because he complained about it to his senior management.
What a fuck wit this AG is.

GOAT said...

Madam Speaker.....Sir !!

The Fijian meaning of Sissy is one who shots their pants when running away, and one who wears Zulu when kaiviti men cough and those that require body guards daily to be able to go to toilet at their own home or one who hits the road and leaves country whilst making bombs after the enemy had a sneeze. Now that's sissy....body guards ,poo poo the pants and talk like a hero and indian mouse wearing sulu vakataga when one sees angry iTaukei... now that sissy.

Anonymous said...

The pressure from opposition inside parliament is too high making Bai/Khai government to run out of answers. The answers have no merit. NFP is the choice lefr for Farmers.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sir,
Would it be correct English usage if one wrote " Bainimarama crapped in his pants when he was being shot at." Perhaps one of your very talented contributors (except Mr. Rajend Naidu--he is a pompous arse ) can help.

Anonymous said...

Rajend Black Uncircumcised Cock Naidu fuck off!!!!!

Tomasi said...

I think by Pio changing teams is a godly gift sent to us to get Fijian people the lost tribesman of jersusalem tp start fresh after the elections.

Although i believe Rabuka will win by a landslide at the elections because of gods blessing i think Sodelpa and NFP will form a majority goverment next term.

I whole heartedly believe God chose Rabuka to lead us into the light out of darkness.

Kalougata tiko

Anonymous said...

Rajend Pompous Halal Pig Naidu fuck off !!!!

Anonymous said...

The majority of Fiji's population now know that ff Government is nothing but a piece of crap and Biman said it very correctly in a different context.

ASK is the biggest liar and conman ever born mother Earth's crust in Fiji with his/her or both mehera/gandu/gauri accents.

Anonymous said...

What is mehera, gandu and gauri?

Anonymous said...

All these words mean Pufta in Fiji Hindi. The same hindi this Pufta wants to replace with the fluent hindi, which would mean that our religious books have to be rewritten just because of this m/f.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
IT'S Always An Appalling Tragedy When Innocent Civilians Are Bombed.
I share the grief of the 22 innocent lives lost and the 59 injured ( some critically ) in the Manchester concert bombing.
I share the grief of the 105 innocent civilian lives lost and 36 unaccounted for in the US bombing in Mosul according to a US investigation
(Aljazeera news 26/5/17).
And we are Homo sapiens ( Latin : " wise man " ).
We have failed so repeatedly to act as wise man.
When will the vicious cycle of violence and slaughter that has come to characterise our species end?
Sincerely,
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Rajend Naidu,
I honestly do not know. You tell me, you're the politician.
Editor.