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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Fiji Revenue and Customs CEO resigns

Viswanath Das, the embattled Chief Executive Officer of the Fiji Revenue & Customs Service has resigned from his post more than 3 years after being appointed.

We have been told that this comes after he, Faiz Khan and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum were seen together at the premises of FICAC - the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption.

Remember last week FICAC cleared Khaiyum's aunt Nur Bano Ali of benefiting from $500,000 of taxpayers funds after rejecting the Auditor General and Fiji Court of Appeal findings that no tenders were called for the restructure of Rewa Dairy some years ago.

So what was cooked that saw Das resign. Why was Khaiyum's blue-eyed boy there in his master's company? And why did Khaiyum as Minister responsible for FICAC go to its office knowing it is an independent office - or is supposed to be seen to be independent?

Das and Faiz Khan have been implicated in allegations that they unlawfully authorised payment of legal fees to Haniff Tuitoga lawyers, to defend former FRCS Director Shameem Khan who is facing corruption charges. And both are implicated in allegations authorising payment of salary to Shameem Khan after he was charged and hauled to Court.

Is Khaiyum trying to save his friends just like he saved his aunt Nur Bano Ali? And has Das has become the sacrificial lamb to escape any charges?

Sources say most at FRCS don't know of this move and will only know after an announcement by either Das himself or the new FRCS Board.

So who is salivating at Das's resignation and thinks he will become the new CEO?

Enter Fazrul Rahman.

For almost two years until August 2018, Rahman was Director Corporate Management. In August 2018 he was appointed Director Revenue Management. Sources say this is when Das and Rahman didn't see eye to eye.

Sources say both of them started building their own inner circle and the power struggle saw FRCS operating as two entities instead of a unified body.

Das reportedly also had in his inner circle like Fane Vave, the Director Corporate Services who had succeeded Rahman after he was appointed Director Revenue Management. Then he had senior personalities like Kapil Raj who as we revealed made the payments to Haniff Tuitoga to defend Shameem Khan.

We have been told Vave has also resigned eight months into her new role following Das's resignation.

Rahman did not sit quietly either. He also went about building an inner circle and tried to undermine Das with his eye firmly fixed on the ultimate prize of the next CEO. And in his corner is also Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum who last year made sure Rahman return to his job after his contract was not renewed by Das.

Rahman went to Khaiyum, opened his laptop and revealed how Dass was practicing nepotism in making appointments, while all the time hiding his own acts of nepotism and favouritism.

We are aware that last year FRCS staff signed a petition and individual staff provided details of how Rahman was ill-treating them and at the same time displaying arrogance because he knew he had the hand of Khaiyum on his shoulder.

Sources say it will be a mighty relief to see both Das and Rahman go as their terms had expired. Das was re-appointed for a term of 3 months until April but we had predicted he wasn't going to last till then.

Meanwhile Rahman's inner circle includes his Deputies Shavindra Nath and Shalini Kumar whose absenteeism is ignored by Rahman. Sources they are in cohorts with Rahman in sabotaging revenue collection to undermine Das.

Another of Rahman's puppets, Mohamed Rizwan Khan has escalated from being a mere Customs Officer to Manager and is now being eyed for a lucrative post for secondment to UNTACD – the United Nations Conference on Trade & Development. We are told before becoming Rahman's puppet, Rizwan was Shameem Khan's boy and his relative who received the first promotion under Shameem Khan.

Sources day FRCS staff will be glad to see the back of both Das and Rahman. Sources add that the staff want Revenue and Customs to be separated to what it was two decades ago so there is no clash of responsibilities and personalities.

As separate entities there was an Inland Revenue Commissioner and a Comptroller of Customs.

Sources say there are many examples in the world where consolidation of both revenue making bodies hasn't worked. They point out that both Canada and Papua New Guinea have reverted to the original system of separating both entities after merging them didn't work.

They point out if this happened, there won't be the kind of nepotism, undermining or organisation and clash of personalities like what is being seen now.

85 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no future for Fiji, I suggest that all the Fiji citizens migrate overseas and only Bai and Kai and their friends will be in Fiji.

Leave Fiji or do something as these bully tactics but the FFP is making Fiji citizens look embarrassed an frighted like whimps

Learn from HK and all over the world how people power can change anything.

Bring back the Queen and the Fiji we had before 1987 Coup. You can all do it but too frightened to be taken to the barracks....

We need a real leader in Fiji who can stand up and be tortured and imprisoned but still sticks with the truth.

I cannot see any real leader in FFP or the opposition, they are all hopeless

Maybe make Lenora Qereqeretabua the PM she has the guts to stand up and she is a very strong young Fijian lady...

Anonymous said...

Das resigns so Muslims have taken over from the Fijians(native) real Fijians that is now they are over taking the Hindus too and will make the country a small Saudi Arabia.
I wont be surprised if Bai is Muslim too now.
Can someone deliver a huge pork to Khaiyums house and make him eat it by force

He is treating all Fijian citizens like dirt, we miss the days when Ratu Mara was in charge.

Raja Saheb

Zetland, Sydney

Lived in Fiji before to 1983.

Anonymous said...

Sniff, sniff, sniff just more of the whore's fishy kaikoso smell...

Anonymous said...

Editor,
DEMOCRACY DEBASED BY DIRTY POLITICIANS
Referring to the sports fund pork barreling and the attempted cover up by the Morrison government, A Williams writes in his letter to The Canberra Times 15/2 :
" This is not democracy in action. Democracy is based on government of the people, by the people, and for the people. What we are given is government of the party, for the party, by the party".
That's become a common trend . A party centred government rather than a people centred government. Another good example of this is the Republicans putting party before the public interest in voting to acquit Trump of the impeachment charges without bothering to hear the testimony of pivotal witnesses.
The way some scandals involving Fiji First Party functionaries are swept under the carpet makes you wonder if the Fiji First mob put themselves first rather than the public good.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Press Freedom and Free Speech in Post Coup Fiji : The UN Finding.
In its latest Universal Periodic Review the Fijian State has been urged to lift controls on press freedom, free speech and freedom of association and assembly etc.
The Director of the Fiji Human Rights and AntiDiscrimination Commision Ashwin Raj told the Fiji Times 15/2 that he needs a few days to respond " in totality " to the report findings.
I don't think anyone is seriously waiting for Ashwin Raj's response " in totality ".
He has a fancy title and an exaggerated sense of self-importance. But he's just an appendage in the grand scheme of things in post coup Fiji. In fact he is a mere puppet on a string to be blunt.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Civil Society Response to UN Call.
We read in The Fiji Times article ' FWRM backs UN call ' ( 16/2 ) that the executive director of the Fiji Womens Right Movement Nalini Singh said the FWRM supported the UN call for the repressive laws to be repealed " as it hindered media freedom and was in direct contradiction of freedom of expression".
How come unlike Ashwin Raj she's been able to respond so quickly to the UN call?
It's because she's not under the sway of the power holders in Fiji.
The same can't be said of Ashwin Raj.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
NEW KIND OF DEMOCRACY
In his letter to The Age ( 17/2 ) Jon Smith asks " Do we have a new type of democracy - government of the politicians, by the politicians and for the policians".
The new type of democracy we have have is government of the politicians and their cronies and sychophants. Trump's democracy is a classic example of this new type of democracy.
And we have poorer imitation of that closer at home and in our region.
rajend naidu
sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
SECRECY THE MODUS OPERANDI OF THE AUTHORITARIAN STATE.
We learn from the Aljazeera article ' Xi had early knowledge of coronavirus severity, speech shows' ( 16/2 ) and the revelation " opens Xi up to criticism over why the general population was not alerted earlier. Trust in the government's approach to outbreaks remain fractured after the SARS epidemic of 2002 and 2003, which was covered up for months".
There is nothing new in this. Secrecy has always been the modus operandi of the authoritarian Chinese communist state. Keeping the people in the dark and denying them information and the right to freedom of expression has backfired time and again and has been very counterproductive .
But the communist leadership hasn't learned any enduring lessons from it.
The lesson we should draw from the Chinese State example is to not go done that path.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama opens a new low level bridge on Koro island ( The Fiji Times ). That's so symbolic seeing as he has opened a new low level in dirty politics in Fiji.
- Chiku

Anonymous said...

This PM does not understand the rule of law and therefore gets angry on anyone opposing him on any matter.

He is not perfect and neither is his buddy Khaiyum.

FICAC should investigate them for abuse of power in their own roles.

Other ministers are just puppets and ass lickers who are holding on to their jobs because they serve the big two demons Bai and Kai.

Anonymous said...

Whats Das doing now? is he on the dole?



Raja Saheb
Zetland, Sydney

Suomynona said...

With more brain drain like this and complete idiots replacing them with no intellect at all, government would do anything for themselves and never the people with Fiji going right down the gutter.

Anonymous said...

Feel sorry for Fiji when it is run by a dictator and his Muslim criminals they should all gaoled or better in Muslim country shot dead for their crimes.

If Bai and Kai is removed today it will take years to recover from their mismanagement.
Everyone calls Chaudhry a crook but he took money from Indian tax payers and Bai and Kai are robbing the Fijian tax payers right under their noses they are the worst crook and criminals that are running the country.

Poor Fiji get out from there like I said in my previous posts, no future in Fiji until the real democratic governments is reinstated and real native Fijians are given power back

Muslims are not natives...

Anonymous said...

Editor,
HOW DEMOCRACY IS MEANT TO WORK.
Antounette Bosman gives us a good idea of that in her letter ' Another Faux Pas ' in the Canberra Times ( 20/2/20 ). She writes :
" Mr Morrison's claim to have a "thick skin" shows, once again, he fails to understand his role. It's his job [ as PM ] to take on board criticism from the electorates[citizens] and develop the policies people need; not to shrug off their valid concerns".
Shrugging off criticism and concerns of the citizenry is not how a responsible democratic leader conducts himself.
That arrogance of power is something one associates with dictatorial rulers.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
YES THEY CAN. THEY BEING THE MOB IN POWER.
Whether in Fiji, Zimbabwe, Brazil, or Thailand the mob in power always attract privileges to themselves. Here is an example from Trump's America. The former head of the U.S. Office Of Government Ethics mocked White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump's trip to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as a taxpayer-funded " corporate " junket for the Trump Organisation.
The first daughter's trip coincides with promotions for the anniversary of the Trump golf course in Dubai. A couple of years ago when another Trump child went on a similar trip to Dubai it cost the American taxpayers in excess of $250,000. ( Read full details in 'Former Ethics Chief Mocks Ivanka Trump's Taxpayer-Funded ' Corporate Trip ' to Dubai in Politics, HuffPost 18/02/2020 ).
The privileged few have special privileges everywhere notwithstanding the rules of good governance.
They exempt themselves from the rules!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Benefit of a Free Society
In 2008 Bong Joon-ho was blacklisted by the South Korean State because it deemed his work was " too critical of government " . Today he has won the Oscar for his film Parasite( Aljazeera 20/2).
Only a free society can bring out the best in its citizens' talents.
Conversely, society is harmed when citizens are suppressed and fearful of a repressive State.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

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Anonymous said...

Editor,
GOING AFTER THE MESSENGER INSTEAD OF HEEDING THE MESSAGE.
Wrong of Tim Nolan ( letters, The Age, 21/2 ) to accuse Wikileaks co-founder of cowardice. According to Confucius to see wrong and not act against it is moral cowardice. Assange alerted the world of the US war wrongdoings. That takes courage - a lot of courage - as William Brigg's points out in his letter ( 22/2 ) for Nolan's enlightenment .
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

I do not understand what has been written in other languages above.
This blogger must be demonic, does not write in English and it is not Hindi or Fijian either, not that I understand that.

Fijians leave Fiji as there is no future there in the corrupted regime who took over since 2006 and will be there until Frank dies and goes to hell.

Maybe than Khaiyum will be the PM or go to gaol.

Anonymous said...

Should Frank die or suffer a debilitating stroke Khaiyum will NOT become PM. The military Generals waiting in the wings will not let that happen. Khaiyum is enjoying power ONLY because of Frank Bainimarama's protection. When he is gone ( for whatever reason ) Khaiyum's protection is gone. Time will tell what happens to Khaiyum then...

Anonymous said...

Editor,
THE POLITICAL PERSECUTION OF ASSANGE
Discerning minds have no doubts about what the Assange case is about. It's about the political persecution of a prominent whistleblower. What's alarming about the case is that the persecution is not being done by any totalitarian state or dictatorship. It's being done by leading democratic states.
Dr Sue Wareham ( president, Medical Association for the Prevention of War ) brings this to our attention in her letter ' Act on Assange ' ( Canberra Times 27/2/20 ) by referencing what Nils Melzer the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture wrote after visiting Assange and examining his case. Melzer wrote :
" In 20 years of work with victims of war, violence and political persecution I have never seen a group of democratic states ganging up to deliberately isolate, demonise and abuse a single individual for such a long time with so little regard for his human dignity and the rule of law ".
What a crying shame!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Kean commented in the news there are 1,934 inmates under his care. It should be 1,935 as he is a convicted murderer himself.

He should be behind bars running the prison system when he is a criminal is a joke only in Fiji.

This is the most corrupted government Fiji has, see Rabuka you coup in 1987 you were evil but you have Bainimarama and his muslims friends worst than you.

You ruined Fiji Bainimarama and many others will follow his foot steps that
criminals in high offices are exempt and above the law.

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Anonymous said...

Editor,
DUMPING THE RULING PARTY FOR CORRUPTION.
We read in the Reuter's article ' Slovak anti-corruption opposition parties score emphatic election win ' ( see The Fiji Times 2/3 ) that voters angry with graft routed the ruling party that has dominated the political scene for over a decade.
It made me wonder if Fiji had opposition political parties with that appeal to galvanise voters for political change?.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
POLICE ROLE IN A DEMOCRACY
This is made succinctly clear in Sevan Doraisamy's letter ' Human Rights Malaysia Calls on Royal Malaysian Police to Cease Intimidation of Peaceful Activists ' ( The Southeast Asian Times 4 March. Originall published in the Star 2 March ). Doraisamy the executive director of Human Rights Malaysia, does not mince his words in his letter.
He writes :
" ... Human Rights Malaysia condemns the actions of the Royal Malaysian Police against peaceful assemblies in the past week and the investigation into activist Fadiah Nadwa Fikri under the Sedition Act 1948 and Section 233 of the Communications and Multimedia Act of 1998.
The government of Malaysia does not belong to any ruling party, nor does it belong to politicians. The government of Malaysia belongs to the people, and the people must be allowed to voice their support, concern and criticisms in times of crisis. The people are the root of any legitimate government and any attempt to stifle their voice is a betrayal of our democracy.
The police should be providing a safe platform for all voicevto be heard and not clapping down on civiv space and free speech. They ought to be protecting the rights provided under Article 10 of the Federal Constitution and ensure that the public can express their views freely, without intimidarion.
To this end, Suram ( HRM ) calls on the Royal Malaysian Police to ceaee its intimidation and protect our democratic space ".
This precisely what the Fiji Police Force should also be doing but like the Royal Malaysian Police it seems to have forgotten its true role in a democracy.
It is so courageous of Sevan Doraisamy, the executive director of Human Rights Malaysia, to remind the police of their true role.
The director of the Fiji Rights Commission Ashwin Raj should learn from his Malaysian human rights defenders body how to approach his role.
rajend Naidu
sydney

Anonymous said...

There are only two men that is government of Fiji, Kai and his mate Bai. The others are yes sir persons and they dont hold any power except the two monkeys who appoint their own men as outsiders cannot be trusted and if an outsider come and exposes the truth they will be finished so they are very cunning, they covering their own backsides.

As for FICAC this organisation was established by the corrupted government in power now and they are using FICAC to scare people and charge they on false trumped up charges to quieten then down.

RFMF and the Fiji Police including DPP are all puppets of the two largest stupid masters of Fiji Mr Bai and MR Kai.

This government is not legitimate that's why huge security around them, without that wall of security they will fall and people of Fiji would have brought them dowm.



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Anonymous said...

Please hack bai and kai and remove them from the office which they shamefully claim its theirs.
IF they treat Fijian citizens like shit how can they win government??

No citizens anywhere in the world would want a government who intimidates and restricts basic human rights.

No right to assembly, no freedom of movement, no workers right, no right to strike, no rights at all so people of Fiji are stupid to vote in the government which only gives itself right to rule.
If anyone opposes FICAC is there to charge their ass with some bullshit made up law.

Wake up Fiji its about time you took over this country back from coup leader Bai and Kai.

Anonymous said...

When the first coup happened in Fiji in 1987 I was very young than in Sydney I remember the Queen did ask Ganilau if he needed help, he kept his mouth shut the entire Fijian population is like that suffering in silence because they are afraid the real army commander Bai will send them to the barracks to be tortured.

That is ruling by fear and intimidation. Please get overseas military to take over Fiji and no more coups as RFMF, FICAC will be gone and also the fall guy Qilio

So Moses Driver will be back as the real commissioner if he is still alive and new real elections can take place and new real true democratic government can be formed.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Loss of Power and Privilege Unpalatable.
The Sudan president survived an assassination attempt. According to the Minister for Information there is every likelihood that the assassination was the work of the old guard linked to the ousted President Omar Bashir ( who is now facing criminal charges for corruption and war crimes etc ).
The old guard find the loss of power and privilege that they enjoyed under the old regime unpalatable and this was a Machiavellian attempt to get back to power.
We have some experience of that in Fiji when after 17 years in power the ruling Alliance Party lost power and key figures in the Alliance Party were complicit in the 1987 military coup to return to power via the back door.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Mismatch Between Rhetoric And Reality
Selwa Nandan Wants to know if anybody will be held accountable for the wrongful detention of the Nigerian man, Benjamin Okoro, and the earlier arbitrary detention of three NZ journalists overnight at a police station ( The Fiji Times 9/3 ).
I don't think so if past precedents in post coup Fiji is anything to go by.
Democratic accountability in post coup Fiji democracy is of a rather diluted " waicala " kind!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Election Fraud
When I read ' Guyana court halts release of election results amid fraud accusations ' ( Reuters 9/3, FT 9/3 ) I was not surprised because this has become an all too common phenomenon often with the incumbent trying to hold onto power by devious means.
Demonstrators took to the streets after diplomats declared there was credible evidence of fraud in the vote to decide who was to lead the former British colony of less than 800,00O which is on the edge of an oil boom that would transform the economy.
That might give a good indication of the motive behind the election fraud.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
STATE TORTURE OF MESSANGER
International Bar Association chair compares UK abuse of Assange to Abu Grahib prison scandal. That's a very telling comparison.
It's an awful shame that a country that transplanted democracy around the world should conduct itself in such an anti-democratic manner.
If the comparison was made by an Assange supporter or his legal team it could be dismissed as a false comparision. How do you dismiss the comparision made by Michael Kirby, an eminent former Australian High Court judge and chair of IBA?
The comparision consolidates my belief that Assange is a victim of State political persecution because he exposed the truth about the war atrocities being committed by the US.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Some More Equal in the ' New Fiji ' .
Sunil Kumar wants to know why the accusation of sexual harassment against a government minister ( Ashneel Sudhakar ) was not reported to police by the government ( The Fiji Times 17/3 ). Thinking Fijians know the answer. It's because the minister was a senior Fiji First government minister. You don't quickly report one of your own mob to the police the same way you report Opposition members and critics of the government. This is why critics hold the cynical view, after Orwell's Animal Farm, that everyone is now equal in post coup Fiji ( as claimed by the Fiji First Party government ) but some are clearly more equal !
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Yes, it would have been unfair by the Fiji First government standards to refer its own minister to the police for sexual harassment . And we are all familiar with their standards. It's called double standards.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
CHINA CONNECTION in MINING
Indigenous people of Madang, PNG to sue China for environment damage from mining ( Luwi James' letter in The Southeast Asian Times 17/3 ). There might be a cautionary tale here for other indigenous people in the region, including Fiji, who are quick to accept Chinese mining without due diligence on environmental impacts.
The mining deals are often cut by politicians purporting to advance the interests of the indigenous, local people.
The reality is often the very opposite.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...


So Sudhakar who was using mortein to spray on citizens adnd eradicate them got the mortein back on his dick...


As the bible says you will reap what you sow, no one is above the law soon the entire governments will collapse not only in Fiji but the whole world.

COVD-19 is a sign Jesus is coming back soon and when he comes he is the Lord of Lords, The King of Kings and the Boss of Bosses.


Raj Saheb
Zetland, Sydney

Anonymous said...

Praise God Jesus is the true King, the sins of this world has made the world collapse. The economy is already collapsed and soon more will happens as heavens and earth will be shaken to the core.

All sinners , the gays, lesbians and non believers will appear before the Most high Lord God to be judged.

Rapture is imminient soon and so is tribulation.

World pray and repent from your sins, theives, liars and con artists and all the rich, powerful and high powered positions will be reduced to ashes.

The Holy Spirit in me speaks.

Anonymous said...

When's Jesus coming back? Isn't it time for him to do his second round? What's he waiting for? Hasn't enough shit happened for him to return to do a refresher crusade with the human race, the mob made in his image and all that?
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Jesus will come when he is ready to come. He sent the virus so the world can repent but stupid human beings will not they will fight over toilet paper, have racial differences and judge people by their color when God created everyone equally.

Yes there is a rich and poor issue so in this testing times the rich should be helping the poor and elderly and the disabled.

Chiku bhaia hope you are believer in Christ as Ram and Allah are demons they not God but counterfeits like all other religions.

Catholics in trouble too worshipping Mary and status not different to Hindus and Buddist.
DO NOT WORSHIP ANY IDOLS.

Anonymous said...

Jesus is in self-isolation because of coronavirus. He can't travel at this time!
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Jesus won't be travelling anytime! There is no Second Coming. Not after what we did to him the first time...
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Constitutional Guarantees and Ground Reality : The Mismatch.
We read in The Fiji Times article ' Freedom of expression ' ( 19 March 2020 ) that " Fiji has told the United Nations Human Rights Council all trade unions and human rights defenders are able to carry out their work without fear of intimidation or reprisal in the country.
Responding to a wide range of recommendations on Union and workers' rights made at the Universal Periodic Review in November last year Fiji said its laws are not an impediment to anyone.
Fiji has stated that the Fijian constitution allows for all Fijians the right, peacefully and unarmed, to assemble, demonstrate, picket, and to present petitions and the freedom to associate. Freedom of expression and association is guaranteed under the Fijian Constitution ..."
This reminded me that " The 1936 Soviet Constitution, adopted on 5 December 1936 and also known as the Stalin Constitution, redesigned the government of the Soviet Union. It nominally granted all manner of rights and freedoms, and spelled out a number of democratic procedures" ( Wikipedia ).
We all know from history what the ground reality was in Stalin's Russia...
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Jesus is the only true God, he will come back and judge the living and the dead.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Political Dishonesty
The NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad says the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum was " intellectually dishonest and economical with the truth " in his opinion piece published in the Financial Times this week ( The Fiji Times 20/3 ).
So what's new?
That's been the story from the very beginning - according to reports in the social media ( Coupfourpointfive , Truth for Fiji, Fijileaks etc ) - when Khaiyum surfaced as a kingpin in the Bainimarama military coup of 2006.
Khaiyum has been all spin about the beauty and wonder of what their government - his and Bainimarama's - has achieved for Fiji for " the first time in Fiji's history ".
Illusion of grandeur has always been the hallmark of coup generated leaders. Often not reflected in the ground realities.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Fiji government will now use COVD-19 to tell the citizens they are out of money. The truth is they have been low in cash for a period of time but since the world is in dire stratis itself no one can assist except the Lord God Almighty who created the heavens and whole universe.

Please stop panic buying and pray to Jesus the Lord the COVD-19 will finish as for God nothing is impossible.

Raja Saheb
Zetland NSW


Anonymous said...

Editor,
Leaders Habitual Lying.
When the NFP says the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum is " intellectually dishonest and economical with the truth " ( The Fiji Times 20/3 ) they are putting that politely. Here in Australia they are blunt. Even the PM Scott Morrison is regularly the target of blunt criticism. For example see Rick Morton's forensic display of Scott Morrison's habitual lying is truly disturbing, although we all know it ( The Saturday Paper).
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Newspaper With A Favoured Status .
According to Allen Lockington's letter to The Fiji Times ( 21/3 ) he could not buy a copy of The Fiji Times in Lautoka yesterday because the state security mob at the Sabeto checkpoint did not allow The Fiji Times newspaper to pass through because it was not essential service.
But the Fiji Sun newspaper was allowed through and was available for sale in Lautoka. It was apparently considered essential service by the state apparatchiks.
Anyone wants to make a guess on why the Fiji Sun newspaper enjoys a favoured status by the Fijian State?
Let me start. It's because it's a propaganda mouthpiece paper for the coup generated ruling mob in Fiji .
It's as simple and straightforward as that.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Wonder what the " Mortein Man " Ashneel Sudhakar is doing these days seeing as he is no longer the big minister he thought himself to be in the Fiji First Government? Is he watching pono and playing with his marbles? Can Raj Saheb investigate and report back?

Anonymous said...

Editor,
With all his cranky comments about the coronavirus crisis Trump confirms his neurotic and narcissistic character. A character trait that renders him unfit to lead that great country. It's a crying shame that the American people saw it fit to elect him as President in the first place. Now they can't say they haven't had a chance to get a good measure of the mediocrity of the man when they go to the polls again.
Let's hope they don't make the same mistake .
The same is true for some people closer to home in our region. Hope they don't elect the wrong people to lead the country.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Transcending Partisan Politics
At this critical time when the country is confronting the dangerous threat of the spread of the coronavirus in the population the Australian PM Scott Morrison and the leader of the Opposition ALP Anthony Albanese and their team of MPs have come together at a round table meeting to find ways to address the crisis.
That is as should be. It is a time to transcend petty, partisan politics for the public good. They are applauded for their joint effort .
By contrast in Fiji we learn from Matt Wilson's letter to The Fiji Times ( 23/3 ) that under the Fiji First Government of Bainimarama and Khaiyum the advisories on the coronavirus is published only in the Fiji Sun ( a propaganda paper of the Bainimarama government since his 2006 military coup ). It is not published in The Fiji Times thus denying a very sizeable proportion of the population from access to vital information.
The Fiji First government has clearly failed to rise above its petty, partisan politics even at this time of a major national health crisis.
Shame on them!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

As far as we were told last week when Mr mortein got the sack that there will be an investigation done but nothing has happened to date nor the police or DPP or FICAC will called into probe an enquiry because the FFP does not like implicating themselves of=r one of their members ( former) also because at one time he was their biggest ass licker and that's how he got the job.

I do not think any enquries will take place and those poor ladies whom he had hassled or intimidate, he will be just punished with his resignation.

If the opposition member had done than then FICAC would be charging them and not only sacking them but throwing them out of parliament into the prison.

Fucken double standard but Bai and Kai the criminal masters of Fiji Government.


As for Assneel he is out of work and hiding in his junglee village in Raki Raki.



Raja Saheb
Zetland NSW

Anonymous said...

Good one! Raja Saheb.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Voters regret
According to a Datalfolha poll 15% of those polled, who had voted for the ultra right wing Bolsonara to be president of Brazil, are regretting their decision in light of his response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Wonder what a similar poll result would be for Trump for his handling of the pandemic?
Wonder if leaders who failed to respond in a manner commensurate with the seriousness of the threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic should be charged for dereliction of duty of care to their people?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Contrast the reactionary right wing response of leaders like Bolsonara and Trump to the pandemic to the positive and constructive response of the New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern. The contrasting leadership styles speak volumes about their contrasting world views.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Yeah, the intellectually challenged Trump has equated the coronavirus pandemic to seasonal flu !
It's truly mind boggling that Americans elected such an intellectually shallow man as their president.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Threat to Democracy
Forget politics : Majority of Republicans, Democrats now agree coronavirus is ' serious threat ': Reuters/ Ipsos poll ( 26 March 2020 ).
That's what should have happened in the matter of the impeachment of Trump. The majority of Republicans and Democrats should have agreed that Trump was a serious, dangerous threat to democracy.
Now time will tell what damage Trump has inflicted on American democracy.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Khashoggi Killing
We read in ' Istanbul prosecutor indicts Saudi suspects for Khashoggi killing ' ( Reuters/ The Fiji Times 27/3/20 ) that the indictment includes " a close aide to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and a former deputy head of general intelligence " who are accused of " instigating Khashoggi's murder at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul " and named 18 suspects who " actually carried out the killing " on 2 October 2018.
The list of 18 suspected killers include a " 15-strong team which flew to Turkey to carry out the operation, and three intelligence officials".
The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a clear-cut case of a fascist state bringing the apparatus of the state to eliminate a journalist bold enough to speak truth to power.
It took over 20 state cowards to kill an unarmed journalist who had entered the consulate on his own accord to obtain a marriage certificate. How shameful is that!
What's even more shameful is that the Saudi State authorities had initially lied that Khashoggi was not killed in the Saudi consulate.
But there was no getting around the overwhelming evidence.
Even if the perpetrators of the gruesome killing do not actually face justice the truth of Khashoggi's killing - and who is behind the killing - can't be denied.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

The other big shame about the Khashoggi kIlling is the way some democratic leaders glossed over it and continued business as usual with the fascist regime, even laying the red carpet for the rogue leadership.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Malicious Prosecution
We learn from The Fiji Times 30 March that the " Fiji Police Force and Director of Public Prosecution have been ordered to pay $10,000 to a man for wrongful imprisonment and malicious prosecution ".
I know something about wrongful imprisonment from the time of the first military coup of 1987 and the subsequent coups in Fiji. But for a layman like me can someone be good enough to help me understand what malicious prosecution means? My rudimentry understanding derives from the meaning of the word malicious. It makes me wonder why two important institutions of the Fijian State would engage in something like that?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
America's Stable Genius.
In his usual bombastic style America's " stable genius ', President Donald Trump, declared he wanted America to return to business as usual by Easter, just a few weeks away notwithstanding the national health catastrophe confronting the whole country.
It just confirms how intellectually challenged and out of touch with reality this neurotic and narcissistic man is. Thankfully wiser men, experts in their field, were able to knock some sense into the limited space between Trump's ears and now he has had to make a volte face .
It's too much to take in that such a great country is being led by such a mediocre man.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Modus Operandi of the Police State on Display.
' Presence of armed soldiers trying to control unarmed and harmless ordinary workers is intimidation and thuggery - Tikoduadua ' ( FijiVillage 30 March ).
Tikoduadua, the president of the National Federation Party, might have got that wrong. That is the expected modus operandi of the Police State. What we see is a display of the true colour of the post coup regime in Fiji which has surrounded itself with all the paraphranalia of parliamentary democracy.
Wonder what the United Nations human rights mob have to say about it?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

The UN human rights mob just conveniently bought the bullshit by the Fijian regime that they were gradually bringing about human rights " reforms ". They are clueless about the real repression in country. Why are citizens frighten to speak freely. Why is the independent media engaged in self-censorship? That tells you a lot about the prevailing political climate in post coup Fiji.
- chiku.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Indian Police Brutality.
If Nishant Singh meant his suggestion as an April Fool's joke then his joke is in very poor taste. He suggested instead of carrying guns on their patrol in Lautoka the military wallahs should carry sticks and " whack " people who don't toe the line like the Indian police have been doing ( The Fiji Times 1/4 ). The Indian police are notorious for whacking people with sticks and doing a whole lot more by way of abuse of the human rights and the civil rights of citizens. That's why they regularly feature in Amnesty International's report for police brutality and torture. In the present instance which Nishant refers to the Indian police are seen whacking desperate people ( mostly migrants ) seeking to return to their remote rural villages after losing their means of livelihood in the cities in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The Indian police behaviour was disgraceful. Why would any right thinking person advocate we copy the Indian police behaviour unless one is of a fascist bent himself.
Indian police brutality and torture are recurring themes in Indian films including the hounding and torture of journalists.
They capture the grim reality of police brutality ( and corruption ) in India.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Fiji Military Mentality
Faced with the criticism of why gun carrying soldiers were out on the streets the commander of the Fiji Military Forces Rear Admiral Villiame Naupoto claimed they were " patrolling strategic national assets of the country to ensure there's no sabotage by anyone " ( FijiVillage 30/3 ).
Naupoto's response is just a rationalisation after the absurdity of having armed soldiers out on the streets to control unarmed civiivilians was exposed.
It also betrays his military mentality. At a time when the whole country is focused on how to survive the threat of the coronavirus pandemic the military commander is concerned about sabotage of national assets !
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
IRRESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP
We learn from Nick Whigham's article in Yahoo News Australia 2 April that
" ... While Trump has now recognised the severity of the pandemic in the country, durging the crucial earlier weeks the president - and countless right wing pundits - downplayed the severity of COVID-19.
Dr Asish K Jha, the director of Global Health Institute at Harvard, says that denial has proved deadly".
Couldn't agree more with what Dr Asish says.
" There were many, many opportunities not to end up where we are " he told the Associate Press recently.
" Basically, they took this as business as usual... and that's because the messaging from the White House was " this is not a big deal, this is no worse than the flu". So that message basically created no sense of urgency in the main institutions of state and society to fix it.
Now the people of America are faced with the dire consequence of the irresponsible leadership of President Trump and his right wing sycophants.
They will pay a very high price for the bad leadership according to the modelling by the experts.
I feel sad for the American people lumbered with such a bad leader and his cronies.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

The military commander only is a puppet of the real commander that is Bai.

I do hope the Fiji government can give some subsidy to its people lie Aust and NZ and the rest of the world is doing.
Bai pays himself equal or more than the overseas PM but in pandemic disaster the world is facing he cannot offer nothing.
Fijian people to take money out of their superfunds which is their own money and many of them have zero balance because their pays are very low.

God Bless Fiji and I do hope this pandemic goes away quickly lets pray daily and let Lord Jesus take away all our sufferings.


Raj Saheb
Zetland NSW Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Intelligence Deficit
In his letter to The Saturday Paper 4/4/20 John Hayward informs us " ... A recent US Gallup poll found 60 per cent of Americans thought [ Trump] had done a good job with the pandemic. Is our greatest threat actually from acute and chronic stupidity?"
Why do you think Trump got elected as president in the first place? Was that the voting behaviour expected of an intelligent, thinking people?
Should anybody be surprised if Trump gets reelected by the same mob who got him installed in the first place?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Where is Graham Davis these days? Is he still in Fiji practicing his dubious art of " independent journalism " on behalf of the post coup regime?
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Trump's Coronavirus Failure Exposed
We learn from the Daily Kos article ' Fox News host sits in silence as infectious disease specialist exposes Trump's coronavirus failure' ( 5 March, 2020 ) that Dr Rishi Desai, chief medical officer at Osmosis, debunked Fox News presenter Martha MacCullam's attempt " to promote the false narrative pushed by Donald Trump ( and No One Else ) that America has " millions of tests available ".
MacCullam, like all Fox News performers, pretend " to be reporting the truth while bullshitting and rewriting history at the same time".
But when Dr Desai cuts through the bullshitting with his comparative analysis of the " very weak" American response to the coronavirus outbreak to the " really strong " South Korean response the Fox News mob could not handle his " truth bombs" and abruptly ended the interview ( read details in the article ).
Truth is always unpalatable to peddlers of lies and propaganda.
But we always have people who have the courage to tell the truth.
Dr Rishi Desai fits the latter mould.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Coronavirus: Are We Really in it together?
' Tough times don't last. Tough people do' This quote from Robert H Schuller in Today's Thought ( The Fiji Times 6/4 ) should actually be ' Tough times don't last. Rich people do ' to better reflect the reality of our times. Read Hamid Alizadeh's article ' Them and us: rich vs. poor during the COVID-19 pandemic ' in Marxism 30 March, 2020 for elucidation. Or, watch the video ' Coronavirus and the world crisis of capitalism - with Alan Wood ' ( Editor in Defence of Marxism 3/4/20 ).
Then ask yourself if it's true that we are all in this together as the global ruling elite and their corporate buddies would have us believe.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Trump's Personal Attack on Journalist.
We learn from Yahoo News Australia article ' You will never make it' : Trump blasts reporter over coronavirus report question ( 7 April ) that he called ABC journalist John Karl " a third rate reporter " when the journalist pointed out that the President's claims about 1.8 million tests conducted did not match the reality .
With his new attack on a journalist doing his job - asking the questions he is meant to ask - Trump gives further proof of his own third rate leadership.
It's mind boggling how such a misfit has become president of America!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Thinking people know who was the third rate person in that news conference room. It wasn't the journalist. It was Trump.
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Trump Hurting Himself in his ' Press Briefings '.
We learn from a Daily Kos report ( 11/4 ) that " On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal editorial issue a rare, blistering critique of Donald Trump.Coming from the most reactionary, right-wing opinion page in the country, the editorial was stunning to say the least. The Journal's editors basically implied that Trump was hurting himself in his daily " press briefings ", that his self-absorbed, narcissistic attacks on the media was not resonating with ordinary Americans, and that he should strongly consider stepping back and letting either Mike Pence or medical experts take centre stage during such briefings.
In other words, it was a not-so-veiled warning, coming from the highest echelons in the Republic Party".
Do you think the neurotic, narcissistic megalomanic Donald Trump will let anyone take his place centre stage?
It won't happen.
The man's too intellectually challenged to know when he is hurting himself.
But the reality of his unfitness to be the leader of that great country is no doubt beginning to dawn on the American people, including his own Republican mob.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

What the neurotic, narcissistic megalomaniac running the show of " parliamentary democracy " in Fiji?
- chiku

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Anonymous said...

Editor,
Trump : More Like A Mafia Boss Than A Democratic President.
When Trump said " The President of the US calls the shot" ( meaning he is the the sole person to decide when the US should open for business ) he sounded more like a mafia boss than the president of the world's leading democracy.
As has been pointed out by the governor of New York Trump has no such " absolute power ". He is not King. His bombastic claim merely confirms him as the Emperor With No Clothes.
And he is too intellectually challenged to be aware of that.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Can everyone please listen to the government directives and stop the virus spreading around the world.

We have seen too many stupid people not adhering to the nee law of confinement in your own home.
All governments are working very hard only a few people out there are doing the wrong thing by disobeying direct lawful instructions.

Please adhere and if we all work together we will be out of the lock down sooner.
Please pray and remember the Lord he can take this evil virus away which has crippled the world financially and emotionally.

People when they get the normal life back will appreciate the daily freedom God gave us which we all took for advantage

Take care and God Bless!!


Raja Saheb
Zetland

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Bad Leadership
The UN Secretary General Antonio Gutteries is right in saying now is not the time to stop funding the WHO as Trump has done because he felt WHO was too pro-China on its take on the coronavirus pandemic.
Gutteries said now is the time for unity and international cooperation to meet the challenge of fighting the common enemy of humanity - the coronavirus pandemic .
But Trump does not get the big picture. It's his common shortcoming.
For the sake of humanity the sooner Trump is removed from power the better it will be for the world community.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Police Brutality A Manifestation of the Rise of Authoritarianism in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic.
We read in Stephen Howes opinion piece ' Cry the beloved world ' ( The Fiji Times 16/4 ) that " In Papua New Guinea, a fresh round of police brutality has been catalysed by the country's state of emergency ".
That's hardly surprising. Police brutality is pretty much the norm in normal circumstances in that country as it is in India.
But the current round of police brutality around the world is a manifestation of the rise in authoritarian rule around the world under the pretext of addressing the coronavirus pandemic.
We must guard vigilantly against the deliberate diminishing of human rights, civil liberties and democracy at this time when State authorities have moreorless given themselves absolute, arbitrary powers .
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
BANANA REPUBLIC LEADER.
The accusation made by his critics that Trump was behaving like the leader of a " banana republic " is spot on( Sydney Morning Herald 16/4).
Trump has exhibited all the hallmarks of such a leader from the very beginning of his presidency. His latest threat to unilaterally suspend Congress so that he can make appointments to vacant government positions merely confirms him as such a leader.
It's a crying shame that a great democracy like America should have such a shitty president who seems clueless about how democracy works.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

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Anonymous said...

Where is Das now still employed or did he join the farmers planting cabbage in rural fiji'