MEATY FALLOUT: Fiji's High Commissioner to India Namita Khatri became victim of Election Supervisor Saneem's misguided wrath who informed Khaiyum that she was 'Anti-Muslim' for her 'dinner comments'
BEATING JUSTICE: When will Sitiveni Rabuka be brought to JUSTICE for denying existence of his secret terror unit [SOSU]; SOSU soldiers had kidnapped and tortured Dr Anirudh Singh for burning racist Constitution
* Witness Jioje Konrote who had been a career soldier for 25 years in the RFMF from 1966 to 1999 testified to the existence of a Unit of the RFMF, (the SOSU - Special Operations Secuirty Unit) a Unit that had been set up after the events of 1987. He also spoke in regard to the reasons for the setting up of such a unit, succinctly recorded by the learned trial Judge in his Judgment. (vide: paragraphs  and  of the learned High Court Judge's Judgment at page 12 of the RHC.
Rabuka also says that there should be more tighter screening of applicants to ensure those who don the uniform, do not break the law they are tasked to uphold
One of the 18 after being released from custody, Aiyaz Khaiyum, betrayed us and fled to Australia to study "drama" and is today exploiting the debris of Rabuka's racism to "torture" his opponents; the 1987 coup protestor became 2006 coup collaborator!
RUSSELL HUNTER: 'Ten years ago on 5 December 2006 he [FRANK Bainimarama] took over the [Qarase] government of Fiji in an act of treason...Surely, [I thought] the people of Fiji would not put up with him?
"When I left Fiji in 2008 (with the generous assistance of the military), I was far from alone in thinking he couldn’t last five years, never mind ten. Surely the people of Fiji would not put up with him? He has proved us all wrong. The patience of “the people” has turned to be all but endless and the next intake of first-time voters will not know of Fiji under democratic rule...And now with Bainimarama’s “clean up” campaign all but complete corruption – claimed as a trigger for his coup – is endemic. Decisions are made, deals are done, and fortunes are made - all behind closed doors. And Fiji sucks in the snake oil salesmen as never before. Nevertheless the reality is that while the seething resentment hasn’t gone away, neither has Frank.
First of all, lets get this “multi-billion dollar” app thing out of the way, just look at the design of the application. It is something a 12 year old could design. If the Prime Minister of Fiji officiated the launch, is this what he saw? Decide for yourself if this is an app worth millions or a DOLLAR!
Secondly, lets talk about the app’s functionality itself. The video is a bit shaky and low res but if you really see carefully, before the app is even launched, the battery percentage is 100%. And then, he opens the app and then presses the “Charge” button and voila! Your phone is 100% again. WHAT BULLSHIT!
The app also will charge you $0.49 per charge which will be billed to you via your mobile network provider. But, according to ABC News Australia, Vodafone confirms that they have not even had any affiliations nor conversations with the developer Douglas or the company InstaCharge. ABC news also doubts the legitimacy of the company and the developer and questions things just like us. You can also see further proof of evidence from FijiLeaks links here and here.
You probably now believe what I’m trying to say here. There have been many companies who come to Fiji to scam our population. Why is that? Because we are really gullible. I’d like to request everyone reading to judge for yourself and share this article on all possible social media you can to expose this new scam brought to Fiji.
I know, I may be wrong, I may be overanalyzing this but from what is being told to the general people like myself and from what I am seeing and how there’s no video to properly prove the functionality of such an app, I am lead to believe that it may just be a scam
"Anybody who's studied science at even a High School level knows that one of the fundamental principles is that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It's just the simple, you can't just make energy with an app. This claim is just absolute nonsense. It's very worrying that people are taking it seriously."
But that didn't deter Fiji's department of information from releasing statements last week on Instacharge's behalf, describing it as a multi-billion dollar joint venture. And last week, Mr Stewart signed a partnership with local businessman Gaurangbhai Patel to base its headquarters in Suva, apparently because Fiji is a good place to gauge the app's success. The prime minister Frank Bainimarama and other dignitaries attended a glitzy launch party at a Suva hotel on Friday, where he said Fiji was determined to be at the forefront of the telecommunications revolution. Someone who was a little more sceptical was Naziah Ali, the publisher of Mai Life magazine, who was at the launch.
"They said that we're going live to how everybody in other parts of the world are launching the app, and it showed fireworks and people clapping and cheering when they said that the app was announced. So Fiji was first to launch, and then there was simultaneous launches in other parts of the world."
But nearly a week on, there's still no sign of the app being launched on either the Apple or Google markets, and Ms Ali has not encountered anyone who has tried it. She says no one at the launch, apart from Mr Bainimarama - who used Mr Stewart's phone - was able to try it either.
"There was a lot of photo opportunities [but] I didn't see anyone else try it out apart from the video of the app being demonstrated on the app developer's phone, there wasn't anything that was like first hand and let you do it, and I don't even know anybody else who did."
So, who is Douglas Stewart, an entrepreneur who has defied the laws of physics and created an app that will bring Fiji riches? As well as being the owner and chief executive of Instacharge, Mr Stewart also says he is the owner of the Las Vegas company Benzo Luxury Rent a Car. But calls to its listed phone number are instead answered by a company called OSA, and its only web presence are reviews calling the service a con. All attempts by RNZ International to contact him have been unsuccessful, and emails to Instacharge headquarters have bounced back as undeliverable. Attempts to contact the Fiji partner, Mr Patel, have also been unsuccessful. The department of information is yet to respond to requests for comment and the agency responsible for facilitating investment, Investment Fiji, says it doesn't comment on individual projects.
WASEA BHASHA: MIDA chairman Ashwin Raj says he agrees program was discriminatory but it was not serious enough to cause him to act!!!
Fijileaks: Bill Whatcott was charged with promoting hate after he distributed flyers that condemned gay sex as immoral. Whatcott had published and distributed four anti-gay flyers in Saskatchewan, Canada, that used words like "filth" "propaganda" and "sodomy" to describe gay relationships and discussions of equality. The Canadian Supreme Court held that the first two flyers, titled "Keep homosexuality out of Saskatoon's public schools" and "Sodomites in our public schools" did constitute hate speech. The second two flyers — photocopies of classified ads with Whatcott's handwritten comments on them stating the ads were for "men seeking boys" — the Supreme Court ruled against the Canadian Human Rights Commission (that had brought the case against Whatcott). The Supreme Court found that it was unreasonable to find the second two flyers "contain expression that a reasonable person … would find as exposing or likely to expose persons of same-sex orientation to detestation and vilification." In one of his pamphlets Whatcott claimed that children would be taught ‘how wonderful it is for two men to sodomize each other,’ saying that teachers in Ontario seemed ‘more interested in the sexual politics of a perverted type’ rather than preparing children for their adult lives. ‘The homosexuals want to share their filth and propaganda with Saskatchewan’s children,’ Whatcott wrote. ‘Our children will pay the price in disease, death, abuse and ultimately eternal judgement if we do not say no to the sodomite [sic] desire to socialize your children into accepting what is clearly wrong.’
The anti-gay campaigner fled to the Philippines last year, claiming he was forced to flee Canada over his anti-gay activism
Fijileaks to Ashwin Raj: Program is Wasea Bhasha and not Wasea Basha
The Media Industry Development Authority says the Wasea Bhasha program fails to meet the threshold for inciting communal discord and the matter will not be referred to the Media Tribunal.
MIDA Chairman Ashwin Raj says that MIDA received a complaint against FBC from Peter Waqavonovono, Jope Tarai, Vani Catanasiga and Seini Nabou in relation to the contents of the Wasea Bhasha program which, the complainants claim were tantamount to ‘explicit racism’ contrary to the Media Industry Development Decree.
In their letter of complaint to MIDA, the complainants further intimated that the show promoted stereotypes that in the words of the complainants “Itaukei people are inferior because they fail in universities because they spend more time participating in sports” and that “Itaukei people are academically poor because they do not know how to read in English.”
Other comments on Wasea Bhasha were “some teachers drink grog whole night and come to work lazy” ; “Many Itaukei boys roam around in the night with their mobile phones, wasting time” ; and “Indo Fijian boys and girls do not roam around in the night.”
After its investigation and a response from FBC, MIDA made the determination that the content of the particular episode of the program contained generalisations and stereotypes bereft of accuracy, balance and fairness about social progress of the Itaukei community that is not only denigrating, but may also have the effect of giving credence to racist stereotyping given the power of the media.
MIDA says not only are the statements denigrating towards the Itaukei community, statement attributed to the Indo Fijian community are equally unsubstantiated.
The Authority says that the statements made on that particular Wasea Bhasha episode, saturated as it was with generalisations, is not tantamount to explicit racism.
MIDA says explicit racism is premised on hatred.
It says neither are these comments against public interest or order, against national interest nor does it have the effect of creating communal discord.
The Authority says the nature of statements made in the program lacked balance and substantiation.
It says that given the standing and ability to influence a wide spectrum of society as a public figure, responsibility lies greater on the journalist particularly given the sensitive nature of the subject matter.
However MIDA says the tone was not provocative and the language was not inflammatory. It says that there was no overt call to violence.
The Authority says a close examination of the program shows that there is no pattern of hostility towards any community.
It was also noted that the presenter and producer had offered a public apology admitting negligence, and FBC had also taken several remedial steps. Source: Fijivillage News
"...Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy... censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives." --Robert A. Heinlein, -If This Goes On
click link below:
The Draft Ghai Constitution 2013
The Explanatory Report
Appendage to Draft Constitution
Professor Yash Ghai's Statement