SRI LANKA IN FLAMES: Protestors torch the PM's residence, STORM President's Palace over rising cost of living. President and PM to resign. Fiji will NOT be next, for Politicians & Supporters hiding since 2006 coup
Deeply traumatized Sri Lankan JUDGES and MAGISTRATES in Fiji propping up regime MUST be sent on leave to prevent them having Nervous Breakdown over events engulfing their COUNTRY
Rajith, 50, said he had come to take part in the protests as he had two young children and “there’s no food to eat”. He spoke of his shock at entering the president’s home and seeing that, while Sri Lankans were suffering, “they didn’t lack anything. We saw their luxury rooms, their AC, their cooking gas. They even have so many pedigree pets.”
BRITISH PRIME Minister Johnson's job up for grabs: As THREE SONS of IMMIGRANTS most likely to vie to replace Boris Johnson as new Prime Minister, our Traitor ARKARTI from NFP signed to be Rabuka's LapDOG
An arkarti was that notorious traitor Indian agent who recruited workers for the Indian Indentured System. Prasad says Vote Rabuka as PM
One is a son of East African Indians (Sunak), one the son of a Pakistani bus driver (Javid), and another came as a refugee (Zahawi) with no word of English - with his Iraqi Kurdish parents, who had fled Saddam Hussein's evil regime. But our own descendant of an Indian coolie, one so-called Professor BIMAN PRASAD long ago signed away Indo-Fijian birthright to lead Fiji, and with the racist, rapist, coupist Sitiveni Rabuka, is hell-bent with him to prevent Aiyaz Khaiyum from becoming Prime Minister in the event of Bainimarama stepping down.
The Attorney-General’s Office says they have obtained leave to bring committal proceedings against Richard Naidu in respect of a Facebook post which appeared on his Facebook page.
A statement on the Fijian Government Facebook Page says we all owe a duty to protect our Courts and Judiciary from scandal or ridicule.
They say as this matter is now before the Courts, the committal proceedings will take their normal course.
Now, on way to TEACH all about LAW to law students as USP
From Fijileaks Archive:
"There is no denying that Sharma was a crucial cog in the setting up of the legal machinery to advance and consolidate FFP power."
AND WE LAUGHED AND WE LAUGHED AND WE LAUGHED: Indo-Fijians go WILD over COUPIST SITIVENI RABUKA, Embracing HIM, Dining with Him, Dancing and Forgiving Him, Kissing Him in NZ to remove KHAIYUM!
NO wonder we are and will be saddled with COUP, COUP, COUP LAND. This election, we have the last chance to consign COUPISTS, CURRENCY CONVICTS, AND CROOKS into the dustbin of history. Otherwise,
Fiji will remain 'THE WAY THE WORLD SHOULDN'T BE.'
Remember, A VOTE FOR BIMAN PRASAD is a VOTE FOR RABUKA
A VOTE FOR RABUKA IS A VOTE FOR ANOTHER MILITARY COUP
Under the Doctrine of Necessity, the Military will be forced to intervene to prevent his emboldened nationalist supporters, and overtly fascist Hindu militants in the NFP, from taking Fiji back to 1987. He will be meted his own medicine, for it was none other than Rabuka who had given the military, in his racist and discriminatory 1990 Constitution, the overall control for the safety and security of Fiji. In reality, to ensure his survival after 1987 coups. He is hiding behind Immunity. History will repeat itself!
To err is human, to forgive divine...after 35 years, Nitya Reddy, former MP gets closure...
"Finally an end to my 35 year difference with Rabuka. We had a very warm exchange in front of around 100 people last night, mainly Fijians. He extended his hand firmly towards me from the front table as I went to ask some questions .I told him that I was seeing him for the second time in person. The first to his apologetic laughter was 10.22am,14/5/1987. I told him directly and publicly but with greatest civility that as one who was personally affected, amongst thousands others, that he had destroyed the dreams of a young man who was ready to commit himself to the service of the nation. To the applause of everybody, I assured him, me and thousands of others have accepted his apology in good faith and unreservedly .I also assured him of our support , faith and confidence in him to lead the nation to regain its lost honour, rights and freedoms for our people. It was all done in good spirit as I thanked him for his courage to seek forgiveness . I reminded him that the NFP partnership is totally predicated on that trust and forgiveness ."
American lawyer and politician Charles W. Pickering once said: A healthy democracy requires a decent society; it requires that we are honorable, generous, tolerant and respectful.
Fiji fails to meet the above quote on all fronts. 16 years of Bainimarama (mis)rule has seen our beautiful country on the verge of ruin with all governance structures seriously compromised.
The Bainimarama regime’s agenda is premised on rule by fear and to divide its opposition by foisting an electoral system that is designed to fragment rather than unite the people.
Political parties have mushroomed under such an electoral system and which will have the effect of splitting votes and denying the opposition a tilt at having or sharing power individually and/or collectively.
I have been quite vocal on social media since late 2012 and have led a persistent campaign again the Bainimarama regime. I have done so with the single objective of removing this illegal, oppressive and corrupt regime. I have been joined in this journey by my friends Shailendra Raju, Suliasi Daunitutu, Nikhil Singh and more recently Ben Kush and Munesh Chand. There are of course, numerous others who have also become active on various social media platforms to support the objective of removing the Bainimarama regime – through the ballot box.
My political views are well known and I have iterated it many times that for Fiji to progress the rule of law must be its primary pillar of governance. It was in this respect that I have opposed the Bainimarama takeover in 2006 from the outset. It was also for this reason I had misgivings about Sitiveni Rabuka and his re-entry into the political arena in 2014.
I had also asked SLR at a PAP community gathering on Monday as to what makes him any different to his successor. Both had conducted coups, both were responsible for huge migration, both had wrecked the economy and both had the blemish of human rights abuses during their tenure as coup makers. The question was straightforward and a hard question and one which no prior notice had been given. I had to ask this question as I needed to know what SLR’s response would be. He was candid and accepted responsibility for his actions in 1987. He said he was pushed to do the coup. Tellingly he then said that what made him different from Bainimarama was that he had compassion. I mulled over this response overnight.
I next met SLR at Munesh’s place the next day and continued the conversation about 1987 and 2006. I found SLR to accept his share of blame for the events of 1987 but we then discussed the way forward and that was to work together to remove the current administration for the sake of Fiji and her peoples.
Last night I invited SLR and his wife over for dinner at my place. He has come to my place previously in 2018 before and after the 2018 parliamentary elections and we always had robust and honest discussions as it concerned politics. This discussion continued last night we discussed a wide range of subject along with Shailendra Raju and ex Nasinu mayor and FLP treasurer Rajeshwar Kumar. My impression of the discussions was that SLR is focused on Fiji. He has also signalled talking to other political parties (including the party that I support - the FLP) apart from the NFP, to explore the best opposition to the Bainimarama administration in the upcoming parliamentary elections.
We may not agree on everything and who does, but we did agree to work together to give the people of Fiji what they deserve – a caring, compassionate and competent government.
R P Chaudhry
1 July 2022
CHEERS, TO THE FATHER OF COUP CULTURE IN FIJI!
COUPIST RABUKA WAS 'DANCING' WITH JOY ON HEARING THAT DEPOSED PM DR TIMOCI BAVADRA WAS DEAD
FIJI'S VERY OWN NANCY PELOSI: Minister ROSY AKBAR must remain steadfast in condemning lenient sentences against Wife Beaters, and push for law changes. Where were FLS and DPP until she SPOKE OUT?
The ROT in the Judiciary began when Rabuka dismissed Judges and Magistrates and turkey-stuffed with pliant JUDGES and Magistrates
More than half of all Pacific women beaten
BEATING ILLEGALITY: LAWYERS AND JUDGES RUSHED FROM OVERSEAS AFTER THE 2006 COUP AND TOOK UP JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS DESPITE THE FIJI APPEALS COURT RULING THAT ABROGATION OF 1997 CONSTITUTION WAS ILLEGAL
The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar's comments reported by the Motibhai-Rabuka-Prasad Fiji Times at a consultation have been labelled as inappropriate by the DPP and FLS. Akbar is reported to have said she would lobby for stricter measures in every single case of domestic violence and sexual offences because it could save lives. Go, tell US House Speaker Pelosi to keep out of Supreme Court decisions, especially in the case of Roe v Wade
In the UNITED KINGDOM, YOU Can:
However, a leaked document claims that the US Supreme Court - the nation's most senior legal body - is now in favour of overturning that right.
If that happens, abortion could instantly become illegal in 22 US states. A decision is expected in late June or early July.
What was Roe v Wade about? In 1969, a 25-year-old single woman, Norma McCorvey under the pseudonym "Jane Roe", challenged the criminal abortion laws in Texas. The state forbade abortion as unconstitutional, except in cases where the mother's life was in danger.
Defending the anti-abortion law was Henry Wade - the district attorney for Dallas County - hence Roe v Wade.
Ms McCorvey was pregnant with her third child when she filed the case, and claimed that she had been raped. But the case was rejected and she was forced to give birth.
In 1973 her appeal made it to the US Supreme Court, where her case was heard alongside that of a 20-year-old Georgia woman, Sandra Bensing.
They argued that abortion laws in Texas and Georgia went against the US Constitution because they infringed a woman's right to privacy.
By a vote of seven to two, the court justices ruled that governments lacked the power to prohibit abortions.
They judged that a woman's right to terminate her pregnancy was protected by the US constitution.
How did the case change women's rights? The case created the "trimester" system that:
- gives American women an absolute right to an abortion in the first three months (trimester) of pregnancy
- allows some government regulation in the second trimester of pregnancy
- declares that states may restrict or ban abortions in the last trimester as the foetus nears the point where it could live outside the womb
What restrictions on abortion have been introduced since? In the 49 years since Roe v Wade, anti-abortion campaigners have regained some lost ground.
In 1980 the US Supreme Court upheld a law that banned the use of federal funds for abortion except when necessary to save a woman's life.
Then in 1989 it approved more restrictions, including allowing states to prohibit abortions at state clinics or by state employees.
The biggest impact came from the top court's ruling in Planned Parenthood v Casey in 1992.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg told the BBC in 2019 that abortion restrictions affected low income women most.
While upholding the Roe v Wade judgement, it also established that states can restrict abortions even in the first trimester for non-medical reasons.
The new laws must not place an "undue burden" on women seeking abortion services. However, it is the woman and not the authorities who have to prove that the regulations are damaging.
As a result many states now have restrictions in place such as requirements that young pregnant women involve their parents or a judge in their abortion decision. Others have introduced waiting periods between the time a woman first visits an abortion clinic and the actual procedure.
The result of these restrictions is that many women have to travel further to get an abortion, often across state borders, and pay more for them. According to the pro-choice movement, poor women are penalised most by these restrictions.
What's the current challenge to Roe v Wade?The Supreme Court is considering a case which challenges Mississippi's ban on abortion after 15 weeks.
If the court rules in favour of Mississippi, it will effectively end the constitutional right to an abortion, and make abortion rights a decision for individual states once again.
There are nine judges on the Supreme Court, six of whom were appointed by Republican presidents.
A draft opinion from one of these - Judge Samuel Alito - has been leaked, and contains the comment that the Roe v Wade judgement is "egregiously wrong".
If the Supreme Court strikes down the 1973 ruling, then abortion could be banned in almost half of US states.
NARUBE: 'Never with FijiFirst because of its shameful human rights abuses, dictatorial leadership, poor economic and financial management. Is he drunk or has dementia? What about COUPIST Rabuka's record?
Fijileaks: The Fiji Sun opinion poll result is a BOGUS SHAM.
We are repeatedly urged to erase MEMORY and go with the MOMENTUM. And the Momentum, we are told, is with the COUPIST Sitiveni Rabuka and his political wife and Arkarti Biman Prasad, who is refusing to disclose what Cabinet positions he has negotiated for his bridesmaid Lenora Qereqeretabua and Best Man Pio Tikoduadua. We will never allow this ARKARTI to sell our birthright to govern Fiji. This TRAITOR keeps going around Fiji and the world telling us that his political husband Rabuka and his former leader Jai Ram Reddy gave us the 1997 Constitution.
* We have told this Arkarti to SHUT UP. For after the 'Guns of Lautoka' which Reddy and Others were crying for, our Founding Editor-in-Chief remained BANNED from Fiji, locked up in different British detention centres until the courts ruled against extradition. And for over the next decade had to travel on the much-despised United Nations Travel Document issued to stateless persons, starting with the Jews who fled Adolf Hitler.
*After the 'Guns of Lautoka', our Editor-in-Chief's youngest sister was RAPED and MURDERED by RABUKA'S RACIST and RAPIST MOB but our Editor remained banned from Fiji and HER Funeral. And many, many, many other funerals
So this NFP Political Arkarti should SHUT UP. The coward was hiding under the bed at USP and now is talking tough, while his academic colleagues were fighting for Indo-Fijian rights. We say: UP YOURS, TO THE ARKARTI.
The day we open our mouths, supported with documents etc, many Indo-Fijian TRAITORS who betrayed us after 1987 for political gain will have nowhere to hide in Fiji.
We have more respect for the 'BOMBER' than this 'POLITICAL BASTARD' humming the 1997 Constitution under which our Founding Editor-in-Chief remained banned from the country of his birth.
1987: RACIST COUPS. From 1987 to 1999, Indo-Fijians and Other Groups (minus I-Taukei and Rotumans) second class citizens under the 1990 Constitution of Fiji
*Rabuka Liu Muried FLP and its leader Chaudhry after getting their votes to become PM in 1992 (see full article below)
*Why is MAHENDRA CHAUDHRY silent as a church mouse on Rabuka's track record of human rights abuses, dictatorial leadership, and poor economic and financial management?
*The SVT government bankrupted the National Bank of Fiji. The NFP's Political Akarti tells us not to look back on Rabuka and 1987? Well, this man should give back virginity to Indo-Fijian girls who were RAPED by Rabuka's rampaging mob. He had released the RAPISTS from Prison
*Narube needs to have his head examined at St Giles! A clear pattern is beginning to emerge: defeat FFP and return Fiji to the Reservoir POLITICAL DOGS. It's DOG EAT DOG in Fiji.
* We must never hear the Tagi ni i-Taukei CRY ever in Fiji.
* And it was the RACIST RABUKA who introduced it into Fiji.
The Indo-Fijians felt the full brunt from 1987 to 1999
‘There was nothing in the Deed of Cession to say that when England was to hand over Fiji that it was to hand it over holus-bolus to the Fijian people and to the Fijian people alone. There was nothing whatsoever written in it and as the Fijian chiefs gave Fiji unreservedly to Great Britain, my interpretation is that if Great Britain wants to give it back she gives it back in the condition which she finds it. It does not necessarily mean that she should give it back to the Fijian people.’
Ratu William Toganivalu, a high chief and Cabinet Minister in Alliance Government, Fiji's House of Representatives in June 1970
He said this in response to the comments made by the award-winning political sociologist and global interdisciplinary scholar Professor Steven Ratuva that all big political parties in the 2022 General Election would not be able to form government alone.
Basing his analysis on polls over the past 12 months, Mr Ratuva said the FijiFirst party and The People’s Alliance-National Federation Party coalition would struggle to win.
He said The People’s Alliance-NFP coalition might need a ‘kingmaker’ which could be in the form of the Unity Fiji party.
In response, Mr Narube said Prof Ratuva’s prediction of the outcome of the 2022 election needed to be taken seriously as it was an independent one.
“He is more than qualified to make those observations,” Mr Narube said.
“His analysis matches many who are predicting that no single political party will gain the majority of votes to be able to form the next government on its own.
“Political parties must be ready to form partnerships after the votes are counted.”
The former Reserve Bank of Fiji governor said the party would welcome an independent public opinion poll to help gauge the voter’s preferences.
“Unity Fiji has publicly announced that it is willing to enter into a partnership after the elections with all other political parties except FijiFirst because of its shameful human rights abuses, dictatorial leadership and poor economic and financial management.”
‘Rabuka had already learned the art of political double speak (what we in Fiji call aage pichie or liu muri) and was prepared to walk a precarious path to stay in power’ - Rabuka's official biographer John Sharpham in Rabuka of Fiji
By VICTOR LAL
Fiji's Daily Post, 2001
The new 1990 Constitution was overtly racist and biased in favour of Fijians. In the new 70 seat Parliament, Fijians were allocated 37 seats, Indo-Fijians 27, General Voters 5 and Rotumans 1. The Senate had 24 seats for Fijians, 9 for other races and 1 for Rotumans. In addition, all the key government posts-the presidency, prime ministership and heads of the judiciary, military, public service-had to be held by Fijians. A quota of at least 50 per cent Fijians was set for new recruitment into the public service.
Another important feature of the distribution of Parliamentary seats was the gerrymandering of the 37 Fijian constituencies because many urban Fijians had voted for Bavadra’s government in the 1987 elections. Thus rural Fijian voters were given 32 constituencies with the remaining 5 going to urban Fijian voters.
With the new racist 1990 Constitution promulgated and Fijian political supremacy guaranteed, the first general election was held in 1992. The principal parties that entered the election contest were: SVT, FLP, NFP, General Voters Party (GVP) and the Fijian Nationalist United Front (FNUF). Meanwhile, the NFP-FLP Coalition had split up following the death of Dr Timoci Bavadra. The FNUF, led by the late Sakiasi Butadroka, was a coalition of extremists from Fijian nationalist party (FNP) and SVT, which was formed in March 1991 with Rabuka as its political leader. The SVT had the backing of the Great Council of Chiefs. The SVT was not necessarily a unified political group and the real issue for the party was who was to become Prime Minister after the election: the ‘Father of the Coups’ Sitiveni Rabuka or the reliable, safe, moderate but right-wing Josevata Kamikamica? .
The political divisions within the Indo-Fijians, who are ‘All Chiefs and No Indians’, was not surprising. As the old coolie saying goes: ‘You put two Indians on a desert island and on your return next day to pick them up, you will find they have become three Indians.’ The FLP, led by Mahendra Chaudhry, initially threatened to boycott the elections, stating that taking part would be tantamount to endorsing the 1990 ‘racist constitution’. However, at the last minute, the FLP leaders changed their stance and contested the election. The result of the 37 Fijian seats were as follows: SVT 30, FNUF 5 and the last 2 went to Independents. The 27 Indo-Fijian seats were equally shared: the NFP won 14 and the FLP the other 13. The GVP won the 5 seats. The election results created the inevitability of a Coalition government.
Although the SVT was theoretically in a position to form a coalition government, Rabuka was not assured of the coveted Prime Ministership. Some newly-elected SVT parliamentarians had thrown in their lot with Rabuka’s arch political rival, Josevata Kamikamica, a former Finance Minister in the pre-election Interim Government.
Rabuka appeared to have 18 votes with Kamikamica only two, Filipe Bole four, and Ratu William Tonganivalu three. However Bole, Rabuka’s former teacher, freed his votes to allow them to support the majority-holder, in this case Rabuka who needed 36 confirmed votes from those who now held seats in the new House to grab the post of Prime Minister. He went to the Government House asking President Ratu Penaia Ganilau to appoint him as Prime Minister, declaring that he had 42 votes. Ganilau asked Rabuka to demonstrate his support with accompanying signatures to confirm the numbers. Ganilau also was acutely aware that that another high-ranking chief, Ratu Mara, and a number of SVT personalities had been backing Kamikamica.
In a cruel twist of irony, both the rival factions of the SVT began to court support from the NFP and FLP, the very parties deposed to ensure Fijian political supremacy in perpetuity. The SVT, formed to unify the Fijian people, could not agree on who should be its parliamentary leader. Rabuka was shocked to learn that Kamikamica had cut a deal with the veteran Indo-Fijian lawyer and politician Jai Ram Reddy and the NFP, and as a result Kamikamica had 30 votes to Rabuka’s 26.
In desperation, the desperately power-hungry Rabuka, who had imprisoned Mahendra Chaudhry twice, and had terrorised him and his family since 1987, shamelessly turned to the FLP leader for his political survival. But first Rabuka had to be humbled and humiliated, and reminded that power flows from the fountain of a ball point pen and not from the barrel of a Fiji Military Forces gun with a sticker reading, ‘God Loves You’. So Chaudhry and the FLP laid down the conditions for their support for Rabuka: a review of the Constitution; repeal of several controversial labour decrees, scrapping of the Value Added Tax (VAT) and land tenure reforms.
The so-called Methodist preacher, a decorated solider, and a cynically pragmatic Fijian nationalist Rabuka, who desperately needed Chaudhry’s 13 historical votes, agreed to sign a letter committing himself to a deal with the FLP. The letter read: ‘I acknowledge the proposed outlined in your letter (2 June) delivered this morning. I have considered your proposals favourably and agree to take action on these issues, namely the constitution, VAT, labour decree reforms and land tenure on the basis suggested in your letter. I agree to hold discussions on the above issue in order to finalise the machinery to progress the matter further.’ In return, he got Chaudhry’s 13 votes to take him well in excess of his required 36 for the post of Prime Minister. The FLP however informed Rabuka that it would not be part of the governing coalition. Desperate to remain Prime Minister, Rabuka had accepted all the conditions in writing, only to dishonour them on resuming power. He had managed to secure the support of the GVP, the Rotuman representative Paul Manueli, his former army commander, and 2 independents.
Now he had the numbers and the prime ministership in his sulu, Rabuka backed away from the agreement with the FLP. A spokesman of his insisted that all Rabuka had agreed to do was to discuss the issues that had been raised. There was, he stated, no agreement to do any more than this. As his official biographer John Sharpham recently put it, ‘Rabuka had already learned the art of political double speak (what we in Fiji call aage pichie or liu muri) and was prepared to walk a precarious path to stay in power’.
King Maker makes ‘Deal with the Devil’
What about Chaudhry who had done a deal with Rabuka and delivered him and a faction of the SVT the prime ministership? When Chaudhry was asked if he had done ‘a deal with the devil?’ he responded: ‘No, there was no deal; the fact is we laid down conditions’. He also acknowledged the irony of the situation between the jailed and the jailor. ‘Oh, yes’, he responded when asked, ‘we hope we can enjoy that type of irony, which does not happen very often’.
Chaudhry clearly relished the role of king-maker where an Indo-Fijian was called upon to arbitrate and settle question of leadership in the chiefly sponsored SVT. It is surprising that the SVT had not run to the Great Council of Chiefs, whom they have recently elevated as the guardians of Fijian political aspirations, to settle the question of political leadership within their own ranks.
Meanwhile Kamikamica continued, in a typical Fijian fashion, to harbour his political ambitions against Rabuka. He refused to enter the post-1992 election Rabuka Cabinet, feeling that he would have been a better Prime Minister. Rabuka’s political woes however continued to shadow him in office, notably the ‘Stephen Affair’. (We will write about the Stephen Affair soon)
Rabuka managed to ward off Chaudhry and his colleagues threatened withdrawal of Labour’s support for him by forming an inter-parliamentary committee to recommend appropriate machinery for considering changes to the 1990 Constitution.
On the Indo-Fijian political front, the rivalry between the NFP and FLP intensified to the benefit of the NFP. In October 1993 the NFP candidates had roundly defeated their FLP Indo-Fijian candidates in the municipal elections. The FLP had also fallen out with Rabuka in 1993 when he did not honour his promises in return for the FLP’s support for the premiership in 1992.
On the Fijian political front, politics essentially still revolved around Rabuka and his political foe, Kamikamica. Rabuka’s critics seized the adverse aspects of the Report into the ‘Stephens Affair’ and called for his resignation. Rabuka brushed aside the resignation calls and even survived a motion of no-confidence in him. However, six Fijian MPs including Kamikamica, and David Pickering from the GVP, finally succeeded in their dogged pursuit to get rid of Rabuka when they voted with the Opposition against his budget 36-33 (with one abstention). The dissidents had hoped that Mara might either appoint Kamikamica or Ratu William Tonganivalu to form a new government.
Instead, Rabuka exercised his constitutional right to dissolve his government and call for new elections.
From Fijileaks Archive, 28 October 2017
MICK BEDDOES, JONE DAKUVULA and Rabuka's IMMUNITY: 'Dakuvula and the like believe that because our elected leaders dealt with the 1987 coup as they did, we should just accept. Well I for one do not' - Beddoes
First up, I am not sure what my forgiveness or non-forgiveness of Mr Rabuka for committing treason in 1987, orchestrating his immunity from prosecution, being rewarded for his wrong doing by being allowed to contest an election and become Prime Minister has to do with anything?
I have no sway over Mr Rabuka, he does not need my forgiveness or anyone elses for that matter, he is after all ‘immune’ from prosecution, so the law [for now] can’t touch him. But I suspect his conscious can.
Mr Dakuvula and the like believe that because our elected leaders dealt with the 1987 coup as they did, we should just accept. Well I for one do not!
Our system of Justice is supposed to allow anyone found guilty of a crime and sentenced to jail the right to ‘appeal’ to, or seek review by, a higher court [Sec 14 (2) (o)], just as if new evidence is uncovered that proves a citizen who was found guilty and jailed is in fact innocent, then surely as a civilized society we would want to ‘correct the wrong’ that was done and free the person wrongly convicted and at the same time seek out and bring to account the guilty person.
But sadly, that rule only applies to the ordinary folk like you and me. The way our elected leaders have chosen to handle the coups is to sweep it under the carpet, pretend it never happened and hope like hell it goes away. Well it has not and it will not and until the leaders we elect acquire the moral integrity and political will to ‘do what is right’ for our people, and stop ‘rewarding the wrong doers’ coups will continue to plague us in the future, because immunity acts as an incentive to any other military officer looking for a ‘get rich quick’ opportunity.
All three individuals committed the exact same capital crime Mr Dakuvula, but you completely disregard the 2000 Speight coup and jump right to the 2006 coup and its immunity provisions, suggesting the 2006 coup remains open and unresolved? It’s also clear that you are among those who think it’s fair and just that the perpetrators of the 1987 and 2006 coups receive immunity for their capital crimes, and can enrich themselves, while the 2000 perpetrators do time for the same crime? There is nothing fair or just about this.
Until we deal comprehensively with the coups of 1987, 2000, 2006 and bring to account all those involved, allow due process to be applied equally to all citizens, establish the guilt or innocence of all those rightly or wrongly accused, allow the families of all coup victims to have their day in court where we establish absolutely the facts in all three coups, we cannot proceed with a reconciliation process that will finally allow us as a nation to have closure.
But once those seeking forgiveness have had their wrong doing properly determined through ‘a court of law’ and they show genuine remorse for their wrong doing, I have no doubt that our citizens will show compassion and be ready forgive them.
"The penalty for TREASON in all Commonwealth countries is DEATH, and if this is to be my destiny I will accept it"
Coupist Sitiveni Rabuka, 19 May 1987
But the coward (lamu sona) conferred upon himself and his co-conspirators IMMUNITY which was included in the 1990, 1997, the Draft Ghai Constitution 2012, and the 2013 Constitution of Fiji
DE-STOOL HIM AS LEADER OF OPPOSITION: SODELPA must THROW Ratu Naiqama Lalabalabu out of party NOW. He could have asked the PAPIS to perform SEVUSEVU in SODELPA office. Rabuka's fifth column
BEYOND TRADITION: Since when a Paramount Chief agrees to go and sit down in a political office (especially of a rival political party) for a coupist commoner to perform SEVUSEVU?
Oh, YES, since the COUPIST became chairman of Great Council of Chiefs
*According to SODELPA sources, Naiqama is drifting towards Rabuka for like many gullible fools, he has been persuaded that Rabuka will make him the next PRESIDENT of Fiji if he helps PAP win the election.
*PRESS UPS AT THE BARRACKS: On the other hand, there is increasing fear that the RFMF is seriously looking at Section 94 (3) in the 1990 Constitution, where Rabuka had, for his own survival, given overall responsibility to the RFMF to ensure 'at all times the security, defence and well-being of Fiji and its people'; later carried forward in the 1997 and the 2013 Constitutions of Fiji. In other words: COUP if Rabuka WINS
*As a paramount chief, Naiqama understands that relationships with others must be straight - dodonu. Of all chiefs, he has abused the age-old saying: 'Noda yau e veilomani kei veiqaravi ka Kalou"
Fijileaks: Naiqama has been the biggest disappointment since his installment as the rightful Tui Cakau. Our Founding Editor-in-Chief had spent days, weeks, and months in the Colonial Archives in London to argue that it was Naiqama and not Ganilau who must be TUI CAKAU
*CONSPIRATORS: Naiqama was part of the cabal who brought Coupist Rabuka into SODELPA, conspired with others to DEPOSE Ro Kepa as SODELPA LEADER, and later encouraged Rabuka to form PAP. Throw HIM OUT.
*Let him follow that Hindu COOLIE now in bed with Rabuka.
Which HIGH CHIEF Impregnated an Underage Girl, Rabuka?
*The then Police Commissioner Brigadier-General Iowane Naivalurua had intervened and ordered that the victim's relatives reconcile to protect the honour of the VANUA.
*Naivalurua was another hooded masked THUG who had stormed Parliament with Rabuka to overthrow the Bavadra government in 1987
*Now, the LIAR Rabuka is claiming that the late Lauan chief Ratu Mara was behind that coup, and his former superior and RFMF Chief of Staff Jim Sanday had encouraged him to do it because Jim SANDAY was 'KAI LOMA'.
*Bloody PAPI'S GALORE in Rabuka's Political Camp. And the TRAITOR COOLIE has whitewashed Rabuka and his racist mob's crimes - rape, torture, and sexual assault on Indo-Fijian women after the 1987 coups
TOILET REMARK: During the 1982 election campaign, the NFP's Jai Ram Reddy had claimed that Alliance Party leader and then Prime Minister Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara was so desperate for power that 'he (Ratu Mara) would even open a TOILET for VOTES'. Naiqama is a DISAPPOINTMENT and a DISGRACE to the Vanua and Cakaudrove, thanks to Rabuka
Rabuka says Ratu Naiqama needs to leave SODELPA first and he will then be able to join them.
He says the Tui Cakau was part of the encouraging group that supported him to go and form a new party.
Rabuka says Ratu Naiqama will always be supporting him. He says the Tui Cakau is his paramount chief and his access to him cannot be limited by political party boundaries.
Rabuka says he hopes that Ratu Naiqama will join as he has a big Vanua following and is related to the other two chiefly households of Burebasaga and Kubuna.
Meanwhile, SODELPA’s General Secretary Lenaitasi Duru says Ratu Naiqama should inform the people and SODELPA if he is moving to the People’s Alliance.
NAIQAMA should be KICKED OUT Now to join these TWO SNAKES
'YES, Master, that is why both Jai Ram Reddy in 1999, and now me in 2022, have sold our Indo-Fijian people (oops Indians, according to You) and have agreed to be second-class coolies in any coalition led by a PAP-NFP government.'
TALKING SH*T: This man has NO MORAL AUTHORITY to condemn FFP when he, long ago, put on the petticoat and got into bed with RABUKA. He publicly declared he would sleep under the bed in any future PAP-NFP Coalition government. The worst HINDU arkarti since 1879. An arkarti was that notorious traitor Indian agent who recruited workers for the Indian Indentured System. Today, we have a new one recruiting (trying to) recruit Indo-Fijian voters so he can become Rabuka's Deputy PM
HE IS REUSING TO HOLD PAP'S NATIONAL TREASURER TO ACCOUNT. The Ponga Professor was on FRCA Board that dismissed JOSEVA LEANO who had fiddled with his tax records and helped others dodge it
POLITICKING IN PROVINCES: For too long, the CHIEFS have been drunk on Homebrew under the Mango trees. Now, Bainimarama wants them to sober up. He will only call Election after holding court in all the provinces
VUNIVALU OF BAU: When will Bainimarama call for title to be sorted out?
While speaking at the Lomaiviti Provincial Council Meeting, Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama says he is concerned that from the 503 traditional positions in the Lomaiviti province, 341 are still vacant.
He reminded them about the old saying that "when the Vanua is stable, the development will not be an issue”.
Bainimarama says individuals who have not been confirmed by the iTaukei Lands Commission in the leadership positions, will have little or no mandate to speak for their Vanua.
He says the Government will not allow the leadership void in the Vanua to be exploited by any self-serving group and is pleading with the province to have these vacant positions filled.
Bainimarama adds that they should do it for the people, the Vanua and Fiji.
The Prime Minister also highlighted that $126.3 million has been used in the development and services in Lomaiviti from 2014 until 2021.
He says millions of dollars have gone to fund the free education grant and transportation assistance which means more children from the Lomaiviti Group can attend schools.
Bainimarama says over $24 million have been spent on maintaining the road network in Ovalau, Koro, and Gau.
He says they will continue with this and not slash the roads budget.
The Prime Minister adds they have also provided six boats to connect communities because Lomaiviti is a maritime province.
He says they also ensure regular service through the Government Shipping Franchise Scheme.
Bainimarama adds the government shipping services vessels are also on standby for any urgent requests such as the recent transport of building materials to Lamiti Village in Gau.
The Prime Minister says to ensure digital connection services are provided in Lomaiviti, Vodafone has spent $3.25 million over the last 4 years to upgrade its communication network in Wakaya, Levuka, Tokou, Naigani Island and Koro Island. Source: Fijivillage News
BAD JOKE: PAP's JOKER in the Rabuka Coalition Pact and designated Coolie Deputy PM (maybe) continues to shout on the Economy, Health, Education and Infrastructure, all that was destroyed by the 1987 COUPS
While speaking at the Lau Provincial Council Meeting, Bainimarama said Fiji is once again on the move as a nation and we have arrived at this point because we never panicked or lost our way.
He says they had a plan and now under a steady hand of economic management, they are poised for double digit economic growth in 2022.
Bainimarama says we all know that a strong economy means government can do more to help the people which is why he values proven economic expertise on the team he leads.
The Prime Minister adds this is why they have managed the economy better than any Fijian government in history.
However in a statement, NFP Leader Professor Biman Prasad says the Fijian Government is now deeper in debt than ever before and its economic management is out of control.
Prasad says government is just borrowing and spending to get re-elected.
He says the government has not invested for the future in the three most critical sectors for the growth of our economy which is education, health and infrastructure.
Prasad says for the last 10 years, the government has poured borrowed money into the economy to make it grow so that it can claim continuous economic growth but the rate of growth which was not much more than 3% has still been weak.
The NFP Leader says a successful developing country's economy should grow at well above 5% per year based on real private investment and not borrowed government money.
He adds the government spending party ended in 2019 when it finally realised that the borrowing and spending could not continue and as soon as the government cut its spending, the economy went backwards.
Prasad says all of this was before COVID-19 came along.
He says after the pandemic, the government was forced to borrow more which has left Fiji at dangerous levels of debt.
Prasad also says for 15 years the FijiFirst Party has dished out freebies and spent poorly on roads while the education system has gone backwards and the health system is in near collapse.
He says Fiji’s people and not its government will grow the economy as long as the government works with the people, listens to what they need and works alongside them.
Prasad adds this is the role of the government in the economy and this is where Bainimarama and Minister for Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum have completely failed in their management of our economy.
He says this is why, for the sake of Fiji, they have to be kicked out of office
We have sent questions to the Prime Minister regarding the comments made by Prasad. He is yet to respond. Source: Fijivillage News
FATAL AND FANTASTICAL TANGO: Politicians never cease to entertain and surprise us. Now, UNITY FIJI is talking of coalition with SODELPA. For Heaven's Sake, if you can't fight on your own, wind up and JUST GO
FFP MUST GO. But the thought of parties only getting together to
remove the Bainimarama-Khaiyum government prompts us to urge voters to give these two another four years until a party and a leader emerge to break the coup culture in Fiji.
*We notice TOMASI VAKATORA, after a brief flirtation with Unity Fiji, has run back into the SODELPA fold. This Liu Muri must have taken many of Unity Fiji's policies with him so SODELPA could adopt them as its own. Under Rabuka's racist regime from 1987 to 1999, the VAKATORAS swindled millions from the NBF.
*Tomasi Vakatora Jnr and Vakatora Holdings (owned by Tomasi Vakatora and family) owed collapsed National Bank of Fiji $1.4million. Tomasi Vakatora Jr owed $72,992.98 to NBF.
The family’s Vakatora Holdings Limited owed $1,350,000 to NBF
*The late TOMASI VAKATORA Snr was Coupist Rabuka's nominee on the Constitution Review Commission to draft the 1997 Constitution, and Reddy's nominee was the late Professor Brij Lal, the Australian-American citizen. That Constitution was crafted to ensure that Rabuka-Reddy continued to rule Fiji as SVT-NFP coalition government
Fijileaks: Some months ago, many i-Taukei voters in the Provinces claimed that they are moving away from SODELPA because they (rightly or wrongly) suspect that SODELPA leader VILIAME GAVOKA is the fourth column of his son-in-law AIYAZ SAYED KHAIYUM.
*What does Unity Fiji do? Instead of chasing after these votes, it is now telling us that it is in talks with SODELPA for a coalition. For Heaven's Sake, JUST PACK UP AND LEAVE THE POLITICAL SCENE. Or might as well join hands with PAP Rabuka's chambermaid, BIMAN PRASAD, in King Size Political Bed.
*History informs us that coalition politics will never work in liu muri and aage piche Fiji.
*FFP MUST GO, but the thought of parties only getting together to remove the Bainimarama-Khaiyum government prompts us to urge voters to give these two another four years until a party and a leader emerge to break the coup culture in Fiji.
*Alternatively, for the RFMF to get ready to bring in Section 112, 'for the well-being of Fiji', made up of individuals who really care for Fiji
*Unity Fiji leader(s) must look into the SODELPA Mirror - that firebrand bogus i-taukei nationalist NIKO NAWAIKULA is now behind bars for swindling Fijians over travel expenses, and other SODELPA MPs are most likely to join him before the elections, that we suspect will be held in JANUARY 2023
From Fijileaks Archive, 21 November 2021: We were SPOT ON
COMMUNALIZING Politics: He is seen Here, There, and Everywhere. NFP leader BIMAN Prasad suddenly pops up at every Indo-Fijian gathering - all part of plan to win Indo-Fijian votes so he can link arms with RABUKA
The Petulant Professor
*The NFP leader BIMAN PRASAD has stopped communicating with Fijileaks after we confronted him with questions whether there was any truth that the party was in secret talks with Sitiveni Rabuka's People's Alliance Party.
*We also asked him to explain why he didn't sign the letter calling for Electoral Commission chair SURESH Chandra's removal from the post. Was it, we put to Prasad, because he couldn't crawl out of Rabuka's politically stinking underwear?
*He also became petulant when we politely suggested to him that it was time an i-Taukei led NFP into the 2022 general election. Of course, NOT, given the party's history of communal and divisive politics that has trapped Indo-Fijians into a Bottomless PIT.
*The 'Professor' is convinced Rabuka will win in 2022.
*The NFP has lost two elections under Prasad's leadership.
*It's likely the party will lose its 3 seats in Parliament.
*The NFP (Prasad) believes it has a messianic mission to complete what JAI RAM REDDY had failed to achieve in 1999 - for SITIVENI Rabuka to WIN so that its new Bride BIMAN Prasad can become his (Rabuka's) Deputy Prime Minister in 2022.
*He is NOT a LEADER but a LAMB, taking the party to be chopped up and
roasted on the political grill in 2022
TIME to SACK BIMAN PRASAD