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Thursday, February 4, 2021

USP VC deported, move University out of Fiji!


Professor Pal on the flight to Brisbane

It is time for the University of the South Pacific to be moved out of Fiji after today’s deportation of the VC Professor Pal Ahluwalia and his wife.

Last night plain clothed immigration officials detained the two, saying the reason for the deportation was that they were a public risk.

The dictator government deemed Professor Ahluwalia to be "a person who is or has been conducting himself in a manner prejudicial to the peace, defence, public safety, public order, public morality, public health, security or good government of the Fiji Islands".

The good Professor has been driving efforts to clean up the governance of USP since he began in his role two years ago.

Since then the cronies of Frank Bainimarama and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, have been trying to get him removed.  They were successful in getting him suspended in June last year and now have succumbed to getting him deported.

When will these idiots realise that Fiji does not own the university? 

Nor can it sack the VC because that is not Fiji's call. 

USP belongs to the region and is owned by 12 Pacific Island nations!

Fiji continues to sink lower and lower on all levels. It is no longer the New York of the Pacific!

Shame, shame, shame.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

I remember reading somewhere Aiyaz Khaiyum's father saying he always knew his son Aiyaz was destined to something grand in his life. Now we too know the grand thing Aiyaz has done : deporting USP VC Pal Ahluwalia and bringing Fiji into grand disrepute. If I was Aiyaz Khaiyum's father I would feel very ashamed .

Anonymous said...

The Last King of Scotland ... making the country better. That was Idi Amin Dada after taking over power in Uganda. Now we have Aiyaz Khaiyum Dada making Fiji a better country by deporting a good university vice chancellor by falsely claiming he was a public security risk. We know what happened to Idi Amin Dada at the end. Time will tell what happens to Aiyaz Khaiyum Dada.

Anonymous said...

Editor
PROFESSOR AHLUWALIA's DEPORTATION : A CASE OF THE ROGUE RULERS OF FIJI SHOWING THEIR TRUE ROTTEN CHARACTER .
The claim by the Fiji government gangsters that Professor Ahluwalia and his wife Sandra Price were a risk to public security and that they had breached their foreign national's work permit is BULLSHIT. The real problem the Fiji First gangster government and its cronies had was that Professor Ahluwalia had the audacity to expose the corruption and rot at the USP under the previous administration headed by VC Rajesh Chandra, a regime lackey. This is what Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, the " Minister for Everything " in the rogue regime in Fiji, found unpalatable. How could anyone have the audacity to go against him - the Raja, the Emperor of Fiji?.
So Professor Ahluwalia had to be taught a lesson. He had to be reminded who's boss in Fiji. Who calls the shot.
We recall how he had no qualms about packing off his own university professor Yash Ghai when the constitution making expert did not simply do what the usurpers wanted him to do in the crafting of the new post 2006 coup constitution.
The Samoa Observer editorial ' The Professor Ahluwalia saga : Fiji's fall from grace ' ( 5 JFebruary ) captures succinctly what is behind the deplorable action of the Fiji gangster government to deport the good VC Professor Ahluwalia.
The disgrace belongs only to those who are party to this despicable action.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
In the article ' Pacific regionalism in crisis ' ( The Fiji Times 6/2 p.12 ) the authors Stephen Howes and Sadhana Sen of the Development Policy Center ask " how to describe Wednesday night's deportation of USP vice-chancellor Prof Pal Ahluwalia and his partner Sandra Price?
How about as a national disgrace? That sounds just about right given the deplorable manner in which it was carried out.
The authors point out " By deporting Prof Ahluwalia Fiji has confirmed its reputation for having scant respect for the rule of the law and for relying instead on strong arm tactics".
It has.
Human right defenders ( not Ashwin Raj the director of the Fiji Human Rights Commission ) and civil society organisations and pro-democracy activists have been saying that all along even after the purported claim that Fiji had " returned to democracy" after holding a post coup election in 2014.
The Professor Ahluwalia saga exposes the big lie.
There was nothing democratic about Professor Ahluwalia and his partner's midnight Gestapo raid, detention and deportation.
That was the behaviour of the Police State - pure and simple.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

With all these people crying about the Ff party in government. Just blame the people that voted them in power. What you are facing right now is the consequences of your ticks. Next year, please vote them out and see if their loosing will cause another coup! Which will prove that all these is a pretence. You all think you all in a democracy. You are not! This is still a 2006 coup. Your voting etc., was just to tick the Q&A from International pressure and funding. Its just a smoke screen only. Those 2 seating there are controlling everything. You all have given them so much power! The rest of the ministers are puppets. You get told what to do. Like a robot. The saddest thing though. Is that some people in Fiji aka Military, bodyguards and Ministers value the money over principal, ethics and sheer morality. THERE IS NO HONOR AMONGST THIEVES! FIJI - Where the Pigs slay.

Unknown said...

Editor,
Savvy Politics Veneer
Charlie Hurley writes, “ Australians see straight through Scott Morrison ‘s ‘ savvy politics’ veneer...(The Age 10/2).
The same is true about Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum’ savvy politics veneer, except that many Fijians both in Fiji and overseas, are conned by it. The Fiji Times frontage report ‘ A-G’s take on Ahluwalia deportation : no saga, nocrisis in uni’( 9/2) is a classic example of khaiyum’s savvy politics veneer.
He has been exposed time and again for his savvy politics veneer but he has been getting away with it.
The above contributor gives us a good insight into why that has been the case since the 2006 Bainarama military coup.
Rajend Naidu

Unknown said...

Editor,
Myanmar Rogue Military
Myanmar military ransacks Sui Kyi’s party headquarters ( France 24 Breaking News 10/2). What more prove does anyone need to know that Myanmar has a rogue military that has grabbed power in a coup by arresting and locking up elected people’s leaders in jail ?
Rajend Naidu

Unknown said...

Editor,
NZ Shows Why it’s a Good democracy
New Zealand suspends ties with Myanmar following the military coup which has denied the people’s elected representatives the right to govern. NZ has also banned military leaders visit ( aljazeera news 10/2 ).
NZ does not wanted to be associated with myanmar’s Rogue military regime.
Such an association will only tarnish NZ’s reputation as a good progressive democracy.
NZ does not want that. Other democracies should follow NZ’s example without delay.
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
PACK OF LIES
Michael McCarthy ( Canberra Times 11/2 ) writes :
" The Myanmar military didn't have to " build democracy " in the country. It was already there. What they are trying to do is to deconstruct it".
That's absolutely correct.
Is the same true for Fiji? All the post coup talk about building " true democracy " when all the norms and values of democratic good governance is being dismantled?
The deportation of USP VC Professor Ahluwalia provides a good illustration of this what the Fiji Trades Union Congress called the " disconnect " and " the hypocrisy".
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
President Biden has imposed sanctions on Myanmar military leaders following the coup and the violent crackdown on protesters ( PBS NewsHour 11/2 ). Biden would know only too well the Myanmar military's big lie about a rigged election in light of what he had encountered from Trump and his far right mob and their attempt to overturn the election result in America.
Myanmar's military has been behaving in a rogue manner for far too long. It's high time the international community heeded the cry of the long suffering people of Myanmar and stopped appeasing the Myanmar military.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
ATTORNEY GENERAL WiTH LITTLE UNDER STANDING OF SOCIAL JUSTICE
John Uren ( The Age 12/2 ) wonders " How did Christian Potter acquire the Attorney-General's portfolio when he seems to have little understanding of social justice? ".
I think we are all too familiar with that phenomenon in post coup Fiji.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
America's Political Genius
We read the following in The Atlantic article ' The Political Genius of Donald Trump ' ( March 31, 2020 ) :
" Give the President his due. Trump is a genius. He is a master manipulator, a political alchemist capable of transmuting calamities errors into political gold. Even as he continues to lie and deceive, the president has seized control of the narrative, taking possession of the national microphone to saturate the public with his self-serving version of events ".
Now with his second impeachment trial acquittal Trump has been given his due. He has been given the go ahead to do what he does best : lie and deceive and manipulate and bully and intimidate to maintain his position as the top dog , the alpha male.
America has its " political genius " in Donald Trump. I wonder if we have our own " political genius " in Fiji engaged in the same self-serving enterprise?
Rajend Naidu

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Another Military Mob Engaged In The Fiction Of Building Democracy.
The Myanmar military claim the people protesting the military coup have got it wrong. No, they say, they are not heading the country towards a dictatorship. They have taken over to " build democracy ".
Sounds familiar !
And, the way they are starting to " build democracy " is through a brutal crackdown on protesters, late night raids on the homes of protesters to cart them away to police custody, getting newly released convicted criminals to attack protesters, and rolling out military tanks on the streets of the major cities to intimidate protesters.
It sure is an odd way to start " building democracy " in the country.
There is only one thing to be said of the Myanmar military claim : they are lying. Their coup was a naked power grab which aims to preserve the special interests of the military generals by dismantling all the gains that were made on the democracy front.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney.

Anonymous said...

Professor Pal was treated very unfairly by the FFP Government because the two thugs are running it the others are just "yes" persons. Only two maniacs are running the country and breaking the law and no one has the balls to arrest them as RFMF and RFPF are all pussies frightened of their masters. The FICAC is bullshit institute will only arrest opposition members and opponents of the government.

I do not see any future for Fiji it is fucked.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
A Coup is not a coup!
In a press conference a spokesman for the Myanmar military tried to justify the military coup by making the bogus claim that there were electoral fraud but Aung San Sui Kyi's party did not address it so the military was compelled to take power to deal with it. He maintained " This is not a coup "( SBS News 17/2 ).. What utter nonsense !
It reminded me of our own 2006 Fiji military coup which the usurpers claimed was only a " clean up " campaign.
Well one thing is clear from the mass protest in Myanmar . The people of Myanmar is not buying the bullshit from their rogue military men.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
The Way of the Dictator
Shamima Ali wants the PM Frank Bainimarama to apologise ( See Fiji Times frontage headline 19/2 ) for the nasty comments he has made regarding USP academic Dr Rajni Chand, who is the wife of Opposition NFP leader Professor Biman Prasad. Bainimarama has falsely claimed Dr Rajnikanth did not get appointed to the position of director of USP Flexi Learning Centre on merit. That the appointment was made because Professor Biman was chummy with USP VC Ahluwalia. People who are well acquainted with how her appointment was made tell us it was a deserving appointment.
But expect no apology from Bainimarama. A man who has the dictator's makeup does not apologise for anything. Throwing dirt on opponents is the modus operandi of such a man.
Rajend Naidu

Suomynona said...

They just opened up a can of worms for attempting to nationalize the university and have their own "puppets" in the council, idiots didn't even see the repercussions coming courtesy of an uproar by the regional members themselves.

It's disappointing to see Professor Pal be persecuted just for exposing nearly everything that's been wrong with USP from the top.

Anonymous said...

Devil and his disciples are running the world. All good things are bad and bad things are good. The Devil's kingdom will fall when Jesus arrives.

Anonymous said...

Editor,
Prof Pal is still USP VC.
The Fiji Times 26 April reports that according to the USP chancellor and president of Nauru Lionel Aingimea Professor Pal Ahluwalia is still the USP VC . Professor Pal and his partner Sandra Price were deported from Fiji in an apparent attempt by the Fijian government to remove Professor Ahluwalia as VC.
USP chancellor Aingimea says as USP VC Professor Ahluwalia could operate out of any one of the USP regional member countries.
If that should happen I wonder how Fiji has benefited from the actions of the Fijian State to arbitrarily deport Pro.Ahluwalia from the country?
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

Anonymous said...

Editor,
USP VC Reinstated.
It is good to learn that the USP Council has taken the decision to reinstate Professor Pal Ahluwalia as USP VC a position from which he was arbitrarily removed and deported from Fiji by the Fijian State authorities .
The USP Council has done the right thing by Professor Ahluwalia and more importantly by the university community across the 12 member island countries that make up that community, who have stood steadfast in demanding the reinstatement of the VC.
The USP Council is the governing authority regarding the appointment of the USP VC.
It is astounding that some with legal training in the Fijian government fail to understand that fundamental thing.
But that should not matter anymore seeing as Samoa has magnanimously offered a home and work place for the VC to do his lawfully prescribed duties.
Rajend Naidu
Sydney

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Unknown said...

It is good to see the VC back in office in Nauru. It is big blow to Kaiyum and Bainimarama. They anticipated getting their ways into USP but our pacific friends with a "in your face" response really gives the AG and good upper cut. It was another big blow again when the so called chair for climate change was not invited by Joe Biden. They called in US ambassador to express their disappoinment at the same time shoving their agenda down his throat but the American does not bother them and their agenda, another loss.....Khaiyum very good in contextualizing blunders and shortfalls uses a tone in parliment that is out of anger but in peace trying to sway the public into their arms. The whole of Fiji knows when and how you are going to respond. The value of your response carries no weight when the people knows how you will respond. So sad when bainimarama did not appear to be sitting in parliment when things so importnt to this nation in brought up to be discussed. You two will never sleep in peace, you will never walk alone, you will never enjoy having shower because you haunt yourself by your actions