#header-inner img {margin: 0 auto !important; #header-inner {text-align: Center ;} Fiji Coupfourpointfive: Statement from C4.5

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Statement from C4.5

14 hours ago Shailendra Raju threatened to reveal who runs Coup Fourpointfive for publishing the video evidence of thug Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama assaulting NFP MP and President Pio Tikoduadua, within the precincts of Parliament on August 9.

MP Lynda Tabuya endorsed Raju’s threat, posting comments supporting his threat to reveal the identity of the person(s) operating this site - which has been in existence and the source of truth for the people of Fiji since April 2009, when the military regime clamped down on the media. Did we see Mr Raju or Tabuya back then? No.

We can imagine Raju being peeved (he said he had the video and had even talked to media about it but chose not to run it), but Tabuya is a lawyer and SODELPA’s whip, who should know better about supporting calls that go against freedom of speech in a country that has been under the rule of a military strongman for the past 13 years.

We welcome debate, but Fiji has too long been weakened by people practising liu muri, shifting camp when it suits their agenda or when they haven’t thought something through.

As a result of C4.5 releasing the video for people to see for themselves that Bainimarama did verbally and physically assault Pio Tikoduadua as he had reported to the Speaker and Police, international - and more importantly Fiji media – wrote stories that were not propaganda. They wrote stories that showed they saw through the lies of Bainimarama, that revealed his thuggish behaviour, and these stories made it to the front pages.

Such accurate and free media coverage has not been seen in Fiji for a very long time. This progress needs to be celebrated and encouraged, not undermined by Facebook posts that play into the hands of Frank Bainimarama and those working to him to keep Fiji citizens oppressed.

Because for the first time in a very long time, Fiji media is doing their job – covering and writing stories that question the actions and lies of Bainimarama – with journalists writing without fear about life in a country taken by force by military in 2006.

So, let's work together to bring back real democracy to Fiji
instead of threatening each other, promoting claims that have no basis to them,and which give Bainimarama something to hide behind.


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Anonymous said...

What's Shailendra Raju and MP Lynda Tubuya's gripe with C 4.5 ?
C4.5 has done a fantastic job of revealing the truth about the realities of the Bainimarama regime since the military takeover of 2006. Truth that would have never seen the light of day otherwise. We - the people of Fiji, both at home and abroad - owe a debt of gratitude to C4.5. It matters not who is running the site. It is a forum for free speech. It should be commended not condemned.
- chiku

Suomynona said...

C4.5 has done a much better job in leaking out news despite media censorship and restrictions more than what Raju and Tabuya have ever done. No idea what's their problem with the "couper" but its nothing but hot air with all talk and no action.

Its one of the rare platforms of free speech we'll ever get no matter who is running this site.