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Fiji news headlines for September 18

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84 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's just a confirmation of rogue rule in post coup Fiji. The so called " clean up " coup was a lie.
- Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...


the 2006 coup which removed the SDL/FLP government was all a lie. Fiji has gone backwards after Bai claimed that the laws which the former legal government was about to legislate.
His government is the most corrupt and is not a real government, the stupid police force and army force are backing them otherwise this government will end up in the coup too.
It is so evil that this illegal government that removed the Chaudhary and Qarase governments have been given 14 to lead plus more as rigged elections will only favour them.
Its only Bai's death that will be the demise of FFP party and government.

I do hope that God acts soon and hear the cries of people of Fiji.

Anonymous said...

If my literature review is right God has often protected tyrants and rogue rulers for long periods of time. If change is to come it must come from the people demanding change as is being demonstrated currently by the people of Belarus demanding their president who rigged the recent elections to cling to his 26 year repressive hold on power to " go away " !
If it wasn't for the security forces propping him in power he would have been long gone.
But the People of Belarus fight on to get rid of their rogue ruler.
That's the spirit for change.
- rajend naidu

Anonymous said...

I have heard it said so many times by so many different people that the Fiji First Government is the " most corrupt " the country has ever had. That the corruption level in the country is a Fiji first! Unprecedented in its history..
Is that true?
- chiku

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Corruption level
I see a letter on corruption level in Fiji. I thought Fiji had become a corruption free country following Bainimarama's " clean up " coup. And Fiji was well on it's way to utopia under the unmatched leadership of Bainimarama and Khaiyum and their cronies .
Did I get that wrong?
Rajend Naidu

Suomynona said...

The newspapers pretty much speak for themselves on the multiple corrupt dealings the FFP government has been notorious for. Apparently nothing is going right for them and its very evident with those two idiots in charge.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Price of Speaking Truth to Power
I got an email from Raja Krishnamoorthi stating the following :
"I've held Trump to account since his first day in office :
# On the Oversight Committee I led the impeachment investigation
# I demanded Dr Fauci testify in front of my committee - defying Trump's orders
# I even just subpoenaed Trump's Postmaster General to put an end to this administration's sabotage of our vote-by-mail
But taking the president head on comes with a price. I'm one of the Republican's top targets.
I think many of us are familiar with that .
USP vice chancellor Professor Ahluwalia knows all about being targeted from his first hand experience with the power holders in Fiji and their cronies.
Award winning journalist and ex Qorvis propagandist for the Bainimarama regime Graham Davis of Grubsheet Fiji is also getting a taste of it now that he has decided to spill the beans on the sheninagans in the Fiji First government and their two men rule.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Being targeted for speaking truth to power Professor Wadan Narsey knows all about that . He was removed from his position at USP by the thug rulers of Fiji. The same is true for Professor Brij Lal who was abused, assaulted and deported from Fiji for speaking truth to power. He is still banned from returning to Fiji by the thug rulers of the country .
- chiku

Anonymous said...

It is sad that Fiji Government is really an illegal government run by people who should be in prison and in hell.

It is very clear each day and the Covid 19 has exposed many truths about the world so far.

Fiji's Bai is not the PM Qarese and Chaudhary are the real PM and should be reinstated from this bastard who took power by force.

I am sure he is going to Geneva soon to bang his girl friend Nahazat..

Idiot, one day the law will kill him and his fucken muslim AG and send them to hell.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
'" Independent Journalist " Graham Davis imposes a " permanent ban ".
The " independent journalist " Graham Davis, yes the former paid propagandist for the Bainimarama dictatorship has imposed a permanent ban on me from his blog site Grubsheet Fiji for my " astonishing and totally unacceptable behaviour " ( ie, for using my pseudonym Chiku etc ) He demanded I apologised for my dishonest behaviour to him and " other readers ".The same Graham Davis apparently found nothing astonishing and totally unacceptable in the behaviour of Frank Bainimarama when he swore at the late Padre Fr Kevin Barr. He tells us he still " admires and respects him " and is " willing him to win in the next election".
I posted on Grubsheet that " I don't owe Graham Davis or any other readers any apology" . Graham Davis censored that post.
Well at least Graham Davis learned about banning people he took a personal dislike to from his erstwhile political masters in the Fijian dictatorship when he operated as a spin doctor for them plying their falsehoods and dishonesty.
Rajend Naidu

Suomynona said...

@ Anon September 28, 2020 at 4:41 PM

Unfortunately, Qarase himself has passed away peacefully back in April this year and Chaudhry reinstated would make sense had it not been for the tiny egos of jealous individuals so caught up in their own agendas that they just hate smart and qualified people like in FFP's case with ringleader Aiyarse and his bellboy Frankie.

@ Rajend Naidu September 28, 2020 at 7:57 PM

From the looks on that article, Graham is pretty much "anti-khaiyum" as he claims although he still wants Frank to take charge which can only happen through rigging. Obviously he won't change any minds regardless of him supposedly "starting anew" from being a well known propagandist to sharing his actual experiences during his tenure.

Apparently, wanting Frankie to stay in power won't go well with the many who want both of those sons of bitches out, locked away and forgotten in Naboro where they can be best buddies with George Speight.

Anonymous said...

One day the law will catch up with them. They illegally removed democratic government, removed Presidents, removed legal constitution to get the power.
I hope the military council remove the Bai and Kai government and the abuse of power stops and Bai is removed with force like Chaudhary and Mara was, they were legal and best sons of Fiji, this idiot is a demon who took power by force.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Military Proping Up Rogue Rulers
The mounting evidence of apparent bad governance since the takeover of the democratic government of Fiji has led many to ask why the RFMF has not intervened to stop the rot. Naivi Vatunibalawa provides a succinct answer. He says "... we should stop deluding ourselves. The RFMF is not there for us [ the people of Fiji ]. It is there to maintain the two individuals [ Bainimarama and Khaiyum] in power " ( grubsheet fiji post ).
The military propping up rogue rulers is not uncommon. Look what's happening in Belarus. The military has come out to maintained the President, Alexandra Lukashenko, in power and brutally crackdown on protesters even though there is overwhelming evidence he rigged the recent election to claim a landslide victory with over 80% vote going to him.
So what Naivi says makes good sense in the context of the prevailing situation in Fiji.
As long as the Fijian military have their back the twin dictators of Fiji have nothing to worry about.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

It is very clear that military officers have no brains, they have all the medals and decorated uniforms so they can serve their idiot masters who are abusing powers and act as they own Fiji.

Bai and Kai the the owners of Fijian people and the country because what they say is gospel in that terrible little country which went back wards after the 1987 coup and continues to spiral downwards until China or Australia take over.

Anonymous said...

Once we had a military we were proud of. Now they are a source of shame

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Sanctions Imposed Against Belarus Regime .
Britain and Canada have imposed sanctions on travel and asset freezes against Belarus president Lukashenko, his sons and senior officials accusing the regime of rigging the election and committing violence against protesters ( reuters 1/10 ).
Other countries should do likewise to let " Europe's last dictator " Lukashenko and his lackeys know their fraudulent fascist behaviour is totally unacceptable in today's world.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

The coup culture continues because of the pardon on the first coup of 1987. I was a very young kid then, Ganilau pardoned all the criminals instead of punishing them, now Bai has pardoned himself and Speight is in prison because he has silenced if he opens his mouth about 2000 coup Bai will be implicated there too.

We as overseas residences can write all this, poor people of Fiji are investigated and charged for crimes they did not commit, they are supressed from speaking the truth.

God is truth so the lies and falseness of the devil will fail soon.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
On Being Fooled
SBS Dateline investigation into a mega money making Budhist cult in Thailand had one critic, who was previous a follower of the cult leader until the leader started to make out he was God, say " The followers. They have been fooled ". And, fooled into making huge donations as the way to attain nirvana.
It's the same with a political party like Fiji First which operates like a cult . With followers urged to put their trust only in the leader Khaiyum/Bainimarama and reach deep into their pockets as well ( see revelations of dubious donations in the Fijileaks). And, that same belief by the followers that the leaders are infallible.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Returning to His Journalistic Roots
It's good that award winning journalist Graham Davis has returned to his journalistic roots to once again begin to cast a " genuinely independent eye " ( grubsheet 1/10 ) on the rot, the corruption in its multiple forms under the Fiji First government controlled by Aiyaz Khaiyum. This is a good change of direction on his part after his stint as a paid propagandist for that very same mob in Fiji when he was engaged in phony journalism masquerading as " independent journalism ( see Marc Edge in Fiji Media Wars ' What is an ' independent journalist ' 15/01/2013 ). And, his personal position to want to see a " reformed ", " reinvented " Fiji First Party win the next election is acceptable. He has openly declared his personal preference. He is entitled to that. Most Fijians after 14 years of the Fiji First mob prefer to see them gone.
And another thing that needs pointing out is that Graham is a Johnny come lately in the matter of exposing the rot in the post coup governance in Fiji since the military takeover of 2006; the period of dictatorship, and the purported returned to democracy following the 2014 elections. Victor Lal and Fijileaks, Coupfourpointfive, Truth for Fiji and Professor Wadan Narsey among others have been doing that tirelessly and consistently from the very beginning of the rogue rule that engulfed the country.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Critical Importance of Voting to Safeguard Democracy.
Americans are lining up in long queues for in person early voting to ensure their vote counts ( abc worldnewstonight 1/10 ). More and more Americans have come to the realisation, following President Trump's attempts at sabotaging the elections and voter intimidation, that it was imperative for them to get out to vote to safeguard America's democracy which has fallen into serious threat under Trump's presidency.
I think the people of Fiji should take their cue from the American voters. Fiji's democracy too has fallen into serious threat under the Fiji First government controlled and manipulated by Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
RULE BY FEAR
Graham Davis gives us an elaborate account of this in today's Fiji under Khaiyum's control ( grubsheetfiji ). Well the fact of the matter is that rule by fear had started immediately after the 2006 takeover and by the time Graham Davis had joined the ruling mob in Fiji in 2012 it had become pretty much the norm of Fiji First governance in the country. How else was a rogue regime meant to rule? But as a spin merchant of the rogue rulers he did not notice that.
Now he does. It's never too late to come to one's senses.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The One Immutable Rule of Journalism
In the editorial she wrote to introduce herself as the new editor of The Age ( ' A note to readers from new editor of The Age' 2/10 ) Gay Alcorn tells us when the great Sunday Times newspaper editor, Harold Evans, was asked by an interviewer a few years ago what was the one immutable rule of journalism, he answered : " Things are not what they seem on the surface. Dig deeper, dig deeper, dig deeper". He also said " Just find out what the bloody facts are ".
Gay Alcorn says these are " good principles for all of us in journalism".
That's true. Unfortunately some in journalism forget . Especially those who become spin merchants for a political party or a political leader or a political ideology. In the post coup Fiji experience this abdication of journalistic principles and responsibility has been displayed even by " veteran " and " award winning " journalists.
What a shame!
Ramend Naidu.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Putting Democracy First
Responding to The Age 2/10 editorial ' Trump must put democracy first ' letter writer Lance Cranage said that's " Unlikey. Trump puts Trump first ".
We are familiar with that tendency in post coup Fiji where coupist Bainimarama puts Bainimarama first and Khaiyum puts Khaiyum first all the while claiming they are putting Fiji first, just as Trump claims to be putting America first.
The question of putting democracy first is out of question for them.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Praising Gandhi's Principles
' Bainimarama hails Gandhi's principles ' ( The Fiji Times 3/10 ). Who would have thought! A violent coupist who overthrew a democratically elected government by the barrel of the gun hailing the principles Gandhi stood for and died for - principles of tolerance and non- violence and steadfast adherence to truth. But we all know it is easy to hail Gandhi's principles then to practice them .
People who praise Gandhi's principles and do the opposite are plain hypocrites.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Preposterous Spectacle
Talking about a preposterous spectacle ( Graham Davis in Grubsheet 27/9 ) what a preposterous spectacle that was when Graham Davis claimed he was an " independent journalist " whilst operating as the spin merchant for the Bainimarama dictatorship in Fiji !
Rajend Naidu
( from my " little fetid corner of cyberspace " as Graham Davis puts it!

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Political Donations of the Dubious Kind.
When I saw the Fijileaks revelations on the donations some big business wallahs in Fiji made to the ruling Fiji First Party I asked myself so what's new. Perhaps it's the amount of money that's now changing hands that way. It clearly is a Fiji first!
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Journalist Sets Herself On Fire To Protest State Persecution
Journalist Irina Slavina - who worked as editor-in-chief at Koza Press in Russia, a small local news outlet which advertised itself as having " no censorship, no orders ' from above' " - has died after she set fire to herself outside the local interior ministry government building, one day after police raided her home ( Yahoo! News 3/10/2020 )..
In a Facebook post Ms Slavina said while the search was carried out by 12 investigators and police officers, she was not allowed to call a lawyer. The authorities were looking for brochures, leaflets, and accounts from opposition group - Open Russia, which is financed by Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky. Ms Slavina also said all laptops, hers and her family's were seized, as well as notebooks. She wrote in her Facebook post ' I ask you to blame the Russian Federation for her death'.
This case has all the hallmarks of a Police State which is what Russia under Putin has once again become.
A strongheaded journalist decided she would rather die than succumb to the coercion and intimidation of the authoritarian state.
What a show of courage in the face of fascism.
Hope her self-sacrifice is honoured. She deserves to be honoured.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
No Censorship, No Orders ' from Above '
The small local, independent newspaper outlet in Russia called Koza Press advertised itself as having " no censorship, no orders ' from above' ". Can the Fiji Sun advertise itself that way?
I guess not seeing it is described as a propaganda paper for the ruling Fiji First Party.
Papers like that bring journalism into disrepute.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Its bai and kai first party not Fiji. Fiji is being robbed by them right under the noses of its citizens.
They blame Chaudhary was a crook which is a lie as he was given donated money from people of Harayana in India, he never robbed Fiji like Bai and Kai and they bullshit RFMF and RFP and FICAC and judiciary all ae crooks in Fiji th Sri Lankan monkeys work for Khaiyum who controls everything.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fiji Independence Honour Medal
How come the Suva Bus Stand peanut seller Mosin did not get a medal for this service to the country from a decade before Independence ?
He has been serving the working class travelling public for over 5 decades come rain or storm.
Now that's what you call a truly deserving person for a medal of honour.
Shame he didn't get one especially when some useless public parasites have .
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Sitiveni Rabuka : The Fear Factor.
In his 6 October article by the above title in his Grubsheet Fiji blog site Graham Davis says " Ok, Rambo doesn't want us to fear him anymore. But can we trust him when talks about his Damascene conversion to the principle of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious Fiji?
Ok, so how come we had no problem in trusting the " Damascene conversion " of some of Rabuka's lieutenants in his racist-fascist ethno-nationalist ' Fiji for the Fijians ' brutal military takeover of the democratically elected Bavadra government in 1987 who have/had joined the Bainimarama regime after his military coup of 2006?
The most prominent being the Bible carrying Christian Ratu Inoke Kubuabola. Some are still there in his regime today.
Ok, so how come we trusted Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum who joined Bainimarama's military dictatorship as his right hand man to give us " true democracy " for the first time in Fiji's history? This is the self-same Khaiyum who was rounded up and locked up for his pro-democracy activism after the Rabuka coup. What kind of conversion had he undergone for him to be trusted like a cult leader and to win the 2014 first post coup election for Bainimarama?
On the critical question of TRUST why single out Rabuka for scrutiny and conveniently ignore other scumbags?
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Questioning Consistency in Singling Out Rabuka for his ' Damascene conversion '
Forgot to mention Frank Bainimarama and his ' Damascene conversion ' . Frank Bainimarama was an integral part of the Rabuka mob at the time of his brutal, racist military coup. So how come he has become so trusted " when he talks about his Damascene conversion to the principle of a multi-ethnic, multi-religious Fiji"?
How authentic is his " Damascene conversion "? Or, is it window dressing to suit his political agenda to project himself as a non racial, democratic leader?
What are Bainimarama's critics saying about him?
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Call to Speak Out to not be Considered Complicit.
Former New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman, a Republican critic of President Donald Trump , urged members of her party to publicly speak out against him warning that those who don't speak up are " complicit " ( HuffPost 6/10 ).
The same applies to the ruling Fiji First Party in Fiji. Given the rampant corruption, nepotism, cronyism, bad governance and abuse of power that has come to characterise it's 14 year stranglehold on power it is time for all Fiji people concerned about the state of democracy in the country and the welfare of the ordinary citizens to speak out against the Fiji First Party and its two men rule.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Focus on Rabuka Misguided
In his letter ' New Rabuka ' in The Fiji Times 8 Oct. Selwa Nadan says Rabuka needs to demonstrate a whole lot more than just ask Fijians of Indian descent not to fear him anymore because they still feel betrayed by what Rabuka did in 1987. Well, the Fijians of Indian descent and all other Fijians should feel betrayed by a whole lot more. They should feel betrayed by the Fijian military. They should feel betrayed by the Fijian chiefly system. They should feel betrayed by the Church. They should feel betrayed by the legal system. They should feel betrayed by the ordinary ethnic Fijians who supported Rabuka and his racist- fascist mob. Collectively they betrayed the country by failing to uphold the ideals of a Fijian multiracial democracy which just barely a year before the Pope had described as the way the world should be.
No, just focusing on Rabuka will not deliver a better Fiji for the Fijians - all Fijians irrespective of race.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

I forgot to mention the people of Fiji regardless of race should also feel betrayed by the Fijian intelligentsia who threw their support behind Rabuka and justified the illegal takeover especially for the international community. The should feel betrayed by the big money business people who bankrolled Rabuka's coup, the should feel betrayed by the defeated Alliance politicians and others who supported Rabuka. The should feel betrayed by the Queen who refused to receive the ousted democratic PM Dr Davadra who travelled all the way to London to put his case before her.
Same on all who betrayed the people of Fiji in 1987 and after...
- chiku ( really, Rajend Naidu )

Anonymous said...

Editor,
STAND UP AND SPEAK OUT
Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr William Foege ( Recipent of the Presidential Medal of Freedom ) urged current CDC director Dr Robert Redfield to speak out against the federal government's " colossal failure " in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic - even if it results in President Donald Trump firing him - in a private letter reported by USA Today, as the public health agency continues to deal with reported political interference from the Trump administration.
( read more in ' Former CDC Leader Urges Redfield To Stand Up To White House Over ' Colossal Failure ', Forbes 7/10/20 ).
When someone of Dr Foege's standing urges the need to speak out against the Trump government's failure to respond competently to the coronavirus pandemic that carries weight big time.
We should take our cue from that as well and not shy away from speaking truth to power.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Far-Right Fascist Party Declared A Criminal Organisation.
There was widespread rejoice in Greece when a Greek court ruled Neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn a ' Criminal Organisation ( abc news 8/10/20 ) because the far right fascist party posed a serious threat to Greek democracy by undermining the values it stood for with its fascist ideology and thuggery.
The same should happen in America as soon as possible. And, everywhere else where the far right fascist raise their ugly heads.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Business of Putting All the Blame for the Rot in Fiji on Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum
It has become commonplace for past apologists, propagandist, apparatchiks or diehard supporters of the Bainimarama regime to now claim belatedly that things were going well until the power intoxicated Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum " hijacked " ( Thakur Ranjit Singh's expression ) the Bainimarama " revolution " ( Graham Davis expression ).
They conveniently gloss over the fact that one of the first things Bainimarama did after illegally taking over power from the democratically elected Qarase government was to give himself a close to $200,000 " back pay" ( Fijileaks).
That should have got clear thinking people THINKING!
The man gave proof from the very outset that he was a rogue ruler who had grabbed power to fill his pocket . Good governance of the democratic kind could NOT be expected from such an unscrupulous man.
Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum has simply laid another layer of rogue rule on a pre-existing one.
It is dishonest to make out that if Khaiyum did not " hijack " the " revolution " everything would be OK.
People who say that are only deluding themselves.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Perpetuating the Myth that Race was the Problem in Independent Fiji.
Graham Davis perpetuates that myth in ' Multi-Faith : Cornerstone of a Nation ' ( Grubsheet Fiji 11 Oct. 2020 ) when he say, " The essential prerequisite for Fiji's success as a nation is to forge a consensus on the importance of respecting the underlying principle that we are a multi-cultural, multiracial nation and the only possible way forward is to uphold that principle. All the upheavals of the past 50 years flow from this principle being challenged. They include all four coups that have scarred our national life since Independence".
The principle of multiracialism was worked out at the London constitutional conference by the leaders of Fiji in preparation for Independence.
The failure to uphold that foundational principle 17 years after Independence and the upheavals that subsequently followed had nothing to do with race relations in Fiji.
In my opinion piece ' Myth of Ethnic Tension in Fiji ' ( Pacific Scoop 4/2/2012 ) I say in conclusion, " If anything can be singled out for producing the coups in Fiji it is one thing : Poor leadership. That's what needs to be remedied in that country".
Nothing since then leads me to change my view. The coups in Fiji were power grabs by power hungry people with hidden agenda. Race was used as a scapegoat.
( see also the same opinion piece in Fiji Today : To accept the " ethnic tension " thesis - as many have wrongly done - is to buy into the propaganda of these coup perpetrators who claimed ethic Indians were taking away...
Graham as a former spin merchant of the latest coup perpetrator Frank Bainimarama has bought into that propaganda.
But I am glad some others have challenged his perspective on his blog site.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Fictitious Level Playing Field in Post Coup Fiji.
The former spin merchant of the Bainimarama regime Grahan Davis keeps harping on about the " level playing field " Bainimarama has created in Fiji after carrying out his " clean up " coup. He merely regurgitates the regime propaganda. The reality is rather different. This has been pointed out by Professor Wadan Narsey in his critical analysis on that subject. But as Mark Manning observes in his comment in Grubsheet Fiji Graham Davis " just does not get it".
If Fiji now has a level playing field courtesy of Bainimarama how come some stall holders in the municipal markets have 10 plus stalls? That's not a sign of a level playing field, is it? It is more a sign of the good palm greasing going on in Bainimarama's " new Fiji ".
But the municipal market example is a relatively minor one. For an insight into big time palm greasing revelations go to the Fijileaks and Truth for Fiji and see how some are more equal than others in Bainimarama's " new Fiji ".
The level playing field Davis keeps talking about is a myth he has uncritically accepted as gospel.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Let me put it another way. Graham Davis high praise for Frank Bainimarama's " level playing field " is navel gazing on his part. It has no real correspondence to ground realities in Fiji. But it provides a convenient rationalisation for Graham Davis to maintain it was such lofty ideals of the " Bainimarama revolution " that prompted him to join the regime as its propagandist in chief.
- chiku ( really, rajend naidu)

Anonymous said...

Editor,
LIAR AS LEADER
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden says " Everyone knows he [Trump] is a liar " ( PBS NewsHour 11/10 ). It is always bad when a leader, even a leader in a banana republic or coup coup land, is described as a liar. When the leader of the world's leading democracy is described as a liar - and Trump has even been described as a pathological liar - that's really rotten.
How can a liar be the leader of such a democracy as the USA?
It's a shame big time!
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Questionable political fundraising
Queensland Opposition Leader " has been reported to the state electoral watchdog by her own party over legal concerns about fundraising (abc news 13/10 ). Can you imagine the Fiji First Party doing that in Fiji's " true democracy "? If the Fijileaks revelations are anything to go by there are many dubious political donations made to the Fiji First Party which require scrutiny and possible sanctions.
But let's face it. Fiji's so called " true democracy " does not come close to the standard of accountability, transparency and scrutiny demanded of political leaders in Australia's democracy.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Rubbing Shoulders With Rogue Politician
The NSW premier Ms Berejiklian has hit back at reporters during a media conference as more questions arose about her close and personal relationship with a former MP being investigated for corruption. Ex-MP Daryl Maguire is facing a ICAC hearing over allegations he used his public office to financially benefit himself or company G8way International, which he admitted to directing. It has emerged in the ICAC hearing that G8way International claimed to access " high levels of government" ( Yahoo news 14/10 ).
The NSW premier has demonstrated herself to be a very competent leader in the governance of the state. But which ever way you look at it the revelations regarding her close and personal relationship with a crooked politicians isn't a good look for her.
I wonder whether companies in Fiji have access to " high levels of government " particularly in light of the Fijileaks revelations about the huge donations some have made to the ruling Fiji First Party?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Having No Regard For The Truth
It was not at all surprising that ex-Pence aide Olivia Troye, who was part of the White House coronavirus taskforce and had worked side by side with Dr Anthony Fauci - one of the nation's leading infectious disease experts - called the Trump election campaign video " gross and upsetting and typical of a White House that has no regard for the truth" ( HuffPost 13/10 ).
Many other top former Trump administration people have said that about the Trump White House. That Trump and his spin merchants have no regard for the truth.
It is appalling that the world's topmost democracy should be described that way.
We witnessed a good deal of that disregard for the truth following the fictitious " clean up " coup in Fiji in 2006 and the subsequent period of dictatorship. A whole media communications company was hired by the regime to put a spin - distort the truth - regarding the ground realities in post coup Fiji
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Call to Vote Out the Current Political leaders.
The New England Journal of Medicine, in an unprecedented editorial signed by all 35 editors, denounced the Trump administration's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and called for voting out " current political leaders " who are " dangerously incompetent "
( read more in ' New England Journal of Medicine blasts Trump officials' response to virus, calls for new leaders' The Hill 7/10/20 ).
When the situation in the country deteriorates under incompetent leaders good men and women should not remain silent bystanders. They must speak out for change as the New England Journal of Medicine editors have done.
We must draw inspiration from their example.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Leadership is No Licence for Bad Behaviour
Freelance journalist Marie Low is absolutely spot on ( ' Leadership is no licence for bad behaviour ' Canberra Times 15/10 ). Good leaders know that and conduct themselves in an appropriate manner . Bad leaders think they are exempt from behaving decently. Leaders like that should be dispensed with the first opportunity the public get.
The Americans have that opportunity now as they go to the polls.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Don't be fooled
That's the title of Bronis Dudek's letter in the Canberra Times 16/10. It reads : A message to America : Trump fooled you once, shame on him; but if he fools you twice, shame on you.
Is the same true for Fiji?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Graham Davis Version
In his opinion piece ' The Fijian Media : An Election Midterm Report ' ( Grubsheet Fiji 15/10 ) Graham Davis says " I was a personal friend of Evan Hannah - the Fiji Times CEO who fell foul of Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum and was expelled from Fiji in 2011 - and met him at Sydney Airport when he was deported via South Korea. While Evan and I later became estranged because of my overall support for the Bainimarama government, I have always supported the Fiji Times whenever it spoke truth to power..."
Graham Davis is a really hard act to follow.
Why did Evan Hannah fall foul of Bainimarama and Khaiyum - the twin dictators of Fiji - and be deported out of Fiji? Could that be because The Fiji Times under Evan Hannah's leadership continued to speak truth to power?
Why did a personal friend like Evan Hannah later become estranged with Graham Davis? It couldn't be because of Graham's " overall support for the Bainimarama government". Evan's would know everyone has the right to support whoever one wishes to support. So why exactly did he fall foul of Evan Hanah?
Could it be because Graham not only ignored the truth and glossed over the wrongdoings of the twin dictators of Fiji but was instrumental in spreading the regime lies as its chief paid propagandist?
Can someone get hold of Evan Hannah and get his version?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Level Playing Field Nonsense Perpetuated by Graham Davis
Former Bainimarama regime spin merchant Graham Davis continues to make a big song and dance about Bainimarama levelling the playing field in Fiji following his military takeover. That level playing field is more a figment of Graham's fanciful imagination than the ground reality in post coup Fiji.
When I challenged some of Graham's fanciful views one Rajiv Sharma told me not to demean Graham because he was now revealing the truth... When I replied he was welcome to put Graham on a pedestal and to worship him like a sacred cow but that was not my way the comment was swiftly removed by Graham ( and now he has banned me altogether ). I can live with that.
But here's Rajiv Sharma's latest comment on Graham's Grubsheet :
" You say you supported Frank in support of his effort to level the playing field. You know very well ( from your own write ups ) that Fiji today operates only for those who are in bed with the ( Fiji First ) Government and those who speak truth to power are roughed up by either FIRCA, FICAC ,etc. You know very well that Fiji today is run by only one man and that man is ASK, all senior Government departments, all public enterprise run by this man. COVID has exposed the huge gap between the haves and the have nots, so is this a level playing field?" ( 16/10).
The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead's notion of the fallacy of ' misplaced concreteness " comes to mind whenever I hear Graham Davis going on about Bainimarama's effort to level the playing field.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Graham Davis knows best
According to Graham Davis my letter to editor in The Fiji Times is shit stuff amounting to nothing. As an award winning journalist Graham Davis would recognise a good write up. So what does he make of what the former PM Mahendra Chaudhry says in his opinion piece ' Exploding the Myth of Human Rights : Not all is well ' ( The Fiji Times 17/10 ). And, what former Opposition leader Mick Beddoes says in the article ' Beddoes shuns award '( FT 17/10 ). Both these Fijian leaders who live in Fiji tell us about the ground realities in Fiji which have no semblance to Graham's song and dance about the " level playing field " created by Bainimarama in post coup Fiji.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Birman labels move absurd.
That is no surprise. That is to be expected in coup coup land. Professor Biman Prasad the NFP leader is referring here to the move by the Registrar of Political Parties Mohammed Saneem to have him investigated by the Fiji anti- corruption body for making political donations in excess of the $10,000 limit allowed by law ( The Fiji Times 17/10 ). Birman says the move is absurd because the money was for emergency relief and welfare in the aftermath of a devastating cyclone. He says he never thought he'd witness a day when he would be investigated for that.
Well, welcome to the reality of coup coup land .
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor
Fiji My Beloved Home Country Gone To The Dogs
When an opposition political leader is being rounded up for corruption investigation for providing emergency welfare relief after a devastating cyclone on a spurious allegation of breach of political donation regulations not exceeding $10,000 on the one hand and on the other hand dubious political donations amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars to the ruling party is ignored ( see Fijileaks revelations on this ), then you know the country has gone to the dogs. Agents of the State are used to hound opposition politicians and dissidents in the post coup " true democracy " that the usurpers have designed.
I cry for the rot that has engulfed my beloved home country.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Corrupt Bainimarama Government
Truth for Fiji October 2020 : " Remember this is Fiji where the corrupt Bainimarama government has a record of lying..."
Somehow the award winning, " independent " journalist Graham Davis managed to miss that!
And continues his song and dance about the " level playing field " bullshit of the corrupt Bainimarama government for whom Graham has previous worked as a well heeled paid propagandist.
Mark Manning, Charlie Charters and many others are right : Graham Davis just does not get it.
No amount of pathetic protestations by Graham Davis against his critics can alter that fact.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Graham Davis v Charlie Charters
In his blogsite post 16/10 Graham Davis responding to a Charlie Charters' critique of his ( Graham's ) commentary says " Charlie, you and I have always come from opposite ends of the political spectrum in Fiji...".
That is so clearly the case with Charlier Charters offering well reasoned arguments against the Bainimarama regime based on a good grasp of the ground realities in post coup Fiji. Graham Davis by contrast offers feeble rationalisations for the regime and how it needs to reinvent itself to remain in power. Even Rajiv Sharma a defender of Graham has become tired of Graham peddling the bullshit about the " level playing field " created by the Bainimarama regime. There is good empirical evidence to show there is no level playing field in Fiji under the rule of Bainimarama and Khaiyum and their cronies and henchmen.
Somehow Graham, the Frank Bainimarama admirer, is unable to see that.
Rajend Naidu.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Bully Boys of Fiji First Can't Bully Bully the Chinese
We learn there was an assault on a visiting Taiwanese state official by two Chinese embassy officials at the GPH a week ago. The Taiwanese official required hospital treatment because he was so badly beaten up.
Now some people are jumping up and down saying the two Chinese officials should be declared persona non grata for their unlawful conduct on Fiji's sovereign soil and all that.
We know pretty well nothing of the sort will happen. One, because the bully boys running the country can't bully the Chinese like they did with our own people. And two just remember the number of trips Bainimarama and his cronies have made to China courtesy of the Chinese Communist State. And, lastly don't forget the big loans advanced by China to the Bainimarama regime.
No, you can bet your bottom dollar nothing will happen. The whole thing will be swept under the carpet and the Bainimarama mob will pretend it didn't even happen!
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Regime Reality Behind the Democracy Facade
Two pieces of writing on this have made my day today. One by the wise old lady Tessa Mackenzie . In her letter to The Fiji Times she writes about " those of us who are deeply concerned about the reality behind the facade of [pious] public pronouncements" . She hits the nail on the head with the perceptive observation : " The sad thing is that we have been subjected to so much control". That's how a REGIME operates. That is not the way of good democratic governance.
The other is Charter Charter's comment in Grubsheet debunking Graham Davis' contention that the Bainimarama government is not a regime.
People who live in Fiji and are familiar with the modus operandi of the Bainimarama government know only too well that it is a regime masquerading as " true democracy ".
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Chinese Thugs Behaving Badly on Fijian Soil
How have we come to this ? Is that Chinese audacity in Fiji a manifestation of the good relationship the Bainimarama regime has cultivated with the Chinese communist regime?
Now talking about sanctioning the " Chinese thugs " ( Graham Davis, Grubsheet ) is a case of locking the paddock when the horses have bolted.
I repeat nothing will happen .
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Jacinda Ardern : An Inspiring Leader.
NOLA Tucker ( letter smh 19/10 ) describes Jacinda Ardern as " A leader who puts the welfare of her country before personal gain, who provides a safe environment for her people and who values all, not just the rich and privileged has set the standard for political leadership ".
She has indeed.
I wonder how Fiji's two post coup leaders Bainimarama and Khaiyum would rank by the standard set by Ardern? Could they be described as leaders who put the welfare of the country before personal gain, who provide a safe environment for the people and who value all, not just the rich and privileged?
I don't think so.
Even here in Australia many Australians feel our political leadership does not compare with the inspiring leadership of Jacinda Ardern and say they wish it was.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Classic "Alternative Facts " Case
Now we learn from Grubsheet postscript that there is a police report of two Chinese envoys being assaulted by a Taiwanese and not the other way around. Now that's your classic facts v " alternative facts " case!
Let's see what the independent Fiji Police come up with in their independent investigation.
Don't be surprised if they go with the " alternative facts " version.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Violent Home Invasion
We learn from a FijiVillage report 19/10 that a man has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for a violent home invasion in Nakasi last year. The home invasion happened at 2 am when X and two others broke into the hOuse as the family was sleeping.
We had virtually the same kind of home invasion at Laucala Beach Estate which is just a few miles away from Nakasi.
Couldn't help but wonder whether our home invaders got caught?
Or, are they still roaming around free terrorising other families?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Fiji Sun Newspaper : A Disgrace of Journalism
What Graham Davis now says belatedly of the Fiji Sun newspaper the blog sites Fijileaks, Coupfourpointfive, Truth for Fiji and many perceptive commentators in the social media have been saying from soon after the 2006 Bainimarama bullshit " clean up " coup.
Graham Davis says " I was far too generous in my assessment of the Fijian media last week in describing the Fiji Sun as a travesty of a newspaper. It is, in fact, a grotesque parody of a newspaper - a propaganda rag not only for the Fiji First government but the Chinese Communist Party which the Fijian people can no longer trust and should boycott" ( Grubsheet Fiji 20/10 ).
I started my boycott of that propaganda paper masquerading as a national newspaper soon after the 2006 coup.
It clearly had become a newspaper the Fijian people could not trust from the very beginning of the Bainimarama regime.
It's a shame that it's taken some people so longer to grasp that reality.
But it's never too late to come to one's senses.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Fiji First No Doubt.
Two Chinese diplomatic officials giving a butaraki to one visiting Taiwanese official at the GHP in Suva that must surely be a Fiji first.
Like I have said before all sorts of absurd things are bound to happen in a coup coup land!
And the perpetrators bound to get away scotfree .
The Chinese mob in Fiji know that all too well.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fiji Army : Sex for Rank
If the allegations of sex for promotion in the Fiji military published in The Fiji Times ( 21/10 ) is true, then it shows there is an " open merit system" of another kind in play in the country.
It would appear the rot in the Fijian military is a whole lot bigger than just its propensity to carry out coups for its commander and his cronies and to bully the unarmed civilian population..
A once loved Fijian military is now feared and loathed by the ordinary citizenry. Shame.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Fiji's military is the biggest problem of the country which took over the legal government in 1987 and continues to bully its citizens and making decisions thru its military council.

Bai congratulated Arden who won the election under normal democratic process last weekend, unfortunately in Fiji there is no democratic process which is controlled by one and only SOE Saneem and his uncle Khaiyum there is no transperancy they just have to win in order to keep their jobs and from going to prison for a long time for last 14 years of crimes.

Bai is not the PM Chaudhary and Qarase was he took over by force and has no shame calling himself a PM when the actual FIjian people are no standing behind him only a few ass lickers who think he is innocent and true citizen blind fools read the report from fromer police commissioners Andrew Huges and Gronweld you will than learn that he is a criminal and his brother in law commissioner of prisons when he should be one of the inmates.


What a joke Fiji is....
Fiji citizens abroad can see this circus going in Suva, unfortunately all Fiji citizens are lamoo sonas go scared to fight back and win the country back from the rogue military and police who should be sub-serviant to the government of the day.

Anonymous said...

@ anonymous11.41 AM
You are spot on in your assessment of the prevailing situation in Fiji.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
On Being experienced in the Pacific Islands
On the question of who is and is not widely experienced in the Pacific Islands in the field of journalism Peter Lomas is widely experienced in the Pacific Islands but look where he he is now operating as propaganda paper manager for the Fiji Sun?
What a shame for such a widely experienced media man to become a pathetic propagandist for the Fiji First government!
The same is true for " veteran journalist " Nemani Delaibatiki .
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
On Using All The Usual Tricks of Propaganda
After the Fiji Sun and its principal " analyst " Nemani Delaibatiki attacked Graham Davis for castigating the Fiji Sun for its pro-CCP reporting of the butaraki of the Taiwanese representative, Graham Davis said in self-defence that it was strange that the Fiji Sun should set aside the whole of page 2 on him when they making out that he was irrelevant. And, " Nemani Delaibatiki - who I've cast as the Attorney General's manservant - does all the usual propaganda tricks, including half-truths, selective facts and casting me as Australian to marginalise my local relevance when I am a Fiji-born-Fijian ".
The one thing you have to give to Graham Davis is that he'd know about " all the usual propaganda tricks ". He was engaged in it as the spin merchant for the Bainimarama regime. Distorting the truth is what propaganda does. Is Graham Davis getting a dose of his own medicine?
Critics of the Bainimarama regime have known all along the unashamedly pro-regime role the Fiji Sun and Nemani Delaibatiki, Jyoti Pratibha and others have been playing to prop up the regime.
Graham Davis was rubbing shoulders with them not too long back.
It's good he has partially come to his senses. I say partially because he still believes Frank Bainimarama is Fiji's saviour when all the governance rot we are witnessing in Fiji has happened under Bainimarama's leadership.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Fijian State Representative
We read in Fijileaks 21/10 that Yogesh Punja, Fiji High Commissioner to India, has been recalled. Why is Yogesh Punja dressed up like Narendra Modi? That's not very representative of Fiji, is it?
Is that why he has been recalled!
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor
Mohammed Saneem : A-G Aiyaz Khaiyum's Hounddog .
Graham Davis couldn't have been more succinct in describing Mohammed Saneem the Registrar of Political Parties and Supervisor of Elections as the Attorney General and " Minister for Everything " Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum's hounddog. His enforcer when it comes to going after his rogue government's critics and opponents in a seemingly lawful manner. Graham points out there is nothing independent about Saneem. He is Khaiyum's lackey. In Hindi such a person is referred to as a " chamcha ". People who are familiar with post coup Fiji politics and the domineering influence Khaiyum has know it to be something of an open secret. Saneem of course is not alone in that role doing Khaiyum's bidding. Graham correctly identifies Jyoti Pratibha of the Fiji Sun newspaper as another Khaiyum chamcha. The list of the Khaiyum chamchas in a long one. He has planted his men and women everywhere to do what he wants them to do.
This is the " true democracy " that Khaiyum and his cronies have created in post coup Fiji.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Attack Dogs Are Out
The Bainimarama regime propaganda paper Fiji Sun has published a letter titled ' You Stink, Graham Davis ' by Tukai Lagonilakeba following Graham Davis criticism of the paper in his blog site. Davis had basically said what is common knowledge : that the Fiji Sun is a propaganda newspaper for the Fiji First government.
I don't know who Tukai Lagonilakeba is but from his letters from soon after the 2006 coup it is obvious that he is a fanatical supporter of the Bainimarama regime. He has often come out defending the indefensible .
I am not surprised by his hysterical letter attacking Graham Davis who is now perceived as an enemy of the Bainimarama regime.
What surprises me - even though I know the Fiji Sun is what it is - is that it could stoop that low to publish such a blatantly crude letter.
It only does its already tarnished reputation further damage.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Insulting All Australians
Tukai Lagonilakeba's letter denigrating Graham Davis as an Australian is an insult to all Australians ( including Fijians who have made Australia home ). Fijians in Australia send money to folks back home to Fiji. Australians ( including Fijians who live and work in Australia and pay taxes here ) provide foreign aid to Fiji. So why demean Australia and Australians? Why has Fiji Sun published such a cheap shot letter?
- Chiku , really Rajend Naidu.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Good Leader Admits His Faults
Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said in his final debate with President Trump that the 1990s crime legislation he had crafted and helped pass was " a mistake ". They had, he said, " got that wrong ". And, he would rectify that wrong should he become president.
Can you image Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum admitting he made a mistake or got something wrong?
No, the man makes out he is infallible ! And that he - only he - has the right answers for everything!
That is not the hallmark of a democratic leader. It is the hallmark of a megalomaniac .
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Good Man is Magnanimous .
Seven's rugby maestro Waisale Serevi said Jerry Tuwai is a better player than he was ( Street talk, The Fiji Times 24/10 ). And the whole world knows just how brilliant a player Serevi was. Serevi's praise of Tuwai's playing prowess is the hallmark of a magnanimous man.
Can you imagine Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum saying someone was a better leader than he is? No way ! According to his self-promotion he is the best thing that has happened to Fiji and its people.
That of course is hogwash.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
WHAT WE VALUE MORE
For carrying out the first bank robbery in Fiji Emori Toloi and his accomplices did jail time ( The Fiji Times 26/10 ). For carrying out the last coup in Fiji the perpetrator and his accomplices did no jail. They weren't even charged for their illegal act. Instead they were rewarded. (Often they simply rewarded themselves). It makes one wonder what value system we have in Fiji?
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS FRONT IN FIJI
In his opinion piece ' Exploding Fiji's human rights myth ' in The Fiji Times 17 October former prime minister and current Fiji Labour Party Mahendra Chaudhry says in his opening sentence," In view of these independent accounts of the rather disturbing state of Fiji's existing human rights situation one wonders what " remarkable achievements and recognition " Ambassador Nazhat Shameem Khan is talking about?".
Nazhat Shameem is a former High Court judge and a human rights advocate.
It's said what people see depends on where one is sitting. In Nazhat Shameem's case she's been sitting pretty high up in the Bainimarama coup food chain from the very beginning. In Mahendra Chaudhry's case, after a brief period in the Bainimarama gravy train, he has returned to his old passion of challenging the status quo and holding power to account.
So who is making the right appraisal of the post coup human rights situation in Fiji ?
I think the people living in Fiji are the best judge of that.
Incidentally Nazhat Shameem has not been living in Fiji on account of her top dog international job after the coup. Mahendra Chaudhry has been living there all the time.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
THE BOTTOM LINE IS GREED.
In his letter to The Age 26/10 Peter Barry says " Every day seems to bring new revelations of outright corruption, bending the rules, looking the other way... This malfeasance is taking place at the highest levels of the land. At the bottom of this is pure greed and the desire to protect reputations at all cost... "
He is referr to this ethos in Australia but if the routine revelations by C4.5, Fijileaks, Truth for Fiji, Grubsheet Fiji is anything to go by ( and they sure are ) he could very well be describing the situation - of the demise of integrity - in post coup Fiji.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

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Anonymous said...

On the human rights regime in post coup Fiji I know who to believe between Mahendra Chaudhry and Nazhat Shameem. It's not Nazhat Shameem.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Free and Fair Elections Fiji First Style.
That is by getting their big bussiness cronies to make dubious mega donations to circumvent the $10,000 limit set by law. If the ongoing Fijileaks revelations of these dodgy donations are anything to go by - and they most certainly are - the post coup elections in Fiji were anything but free and fair. And, the international election monitors declaration to the contrary can't be relied on because they are often clueless about the political sheninagans of the local elites. Notwithstanding their fancy titles they often get easily conned by the local ruling mob and their corporate cronies.
Expect more of the same in the next " free and fair " election conducted by the Fiji First government.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
On The Question Of Political Integrity
In his contribution to the public discussion on Waleed Aly's article ' Does Anybody Care About Political Integrity Anymore ? Edward Combes writes "...Our elected government has failed to lead by example. Integrity lies at the heart of a fair and just society and proper governance ".
From the revelations made by Fijileaks on dubious political donations by big business wallahs to the ruling party it is apparent the elected government in Fiji too has failed to lead by example on the integrity front.
And this government claimed that it had taken over power to " clean up " corruption and bad governance.
It has done no such thing.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Honest truth and the Fiji Sun
Graham Davis tells us honest truth is something " you won't ever read in the CJ Patel Baijing Sun " because " the newspaper is so shameless in its propaganda" ( Grubsheet Fiji 28/10 ).
That's something that Fijileaks, C4.5, Truth for Fiji having been saying for years since the illegal takeover of the Government of Fiji by Frank Bainimarama and his sidekicks and Fiji Sun's unprofessional and unethical support for the regime.
It's good that Graham Davis has now realised that albeit belatedly.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
PUBLISHING THE TRUTH
PolitiFact , winner of the Pulitzer Prize, proclaims that " Our only agenda is to publish the truth so you can be an informed participant in democracy ".
Can the Fiji Sun newspaper make that claim ?
No way it can because thinking people know the Fiji Sun has been engaged in distorting the truth to cast the post coup regime in Fiji in a good light. It abdicated its journalistic responsibility to act as a propaganda arm of the Fiji First government.
Shame on such a publication.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Fiji is fucked by its current illegal government. I still do not believe that the elections were free and fair and that only FFP won all the seats in current Parliament.

What happened to other parties who were once successful, people did not just abandon them, their votes are all going to FFP.
There is no transparency since SOE and Minister of Elections are controlling the entire process.

They nearly got screwed by the court but the kariwa acting CJ saved them from being exposed and was promoted to where he is today.


Whole of Fiji is fucked and we all can see from outside of Fiji.


The residents of Fiji in Sydney who are stuck here because of Covid 19