FFP BANNERS STILL FLUTTERING IN VIOLATION OF BLACK OUT:
Sent to us via Viber. FFP banners still up at Lovu, Lautoka and other centres
WILL FIJI POLICE AND ELECTION SUPERVISOR ARREST AND CHARGE FFP CANDIDATE VEENA BHATNAGAR? SHE POSTED THIS AFTER THE BLACK OUT KICKED INTO FORCE. 'Authroised by FijiFirst General Secretary Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, 50 Vunakece Rd, Namadi, Suva':
READ HER TIMELINE: 12.57 AM
And Praveen Bala, under the guise of informal talks, to campaign for FFP
In an age of internet, Whats-Up, Viber, Social Media, and other sophisticated electronic gadgets, the idea of 24-hour campaign silence before polling is an anachronism. Campaign silence was meant to spare voters the intimidating hurly-burly of contact campaigning, in the pre-electronic age, for a day, to let them vote in peace on the day of polling. It is time to junk it in the garbage bin. A gag on the media 48 hours before polls harms democracy and lets conman, and crooked candidates contest election. Just imagine if FLP leader Mahendra Chaudhry's $2million in the Australian bank account was unearthed during the 48 hour blackout period, he might still be contesting election in 2018. In 1992 the Supreme Court in the United States in the case Burson v. Freeman ruled that on the day of voting the conduct of electioneering is only prohibited in the polling station and within a walking distance (100 feet) from it. The 'Election Silence' is violation of freedom of speech, the right to reply, and hold the corrupt contesting the election, to account. As long as we continue to use law for outright censorship lasting 48 hours, we will never do justice to a truly democratic process of conducting an election in Fiji
TRUTH FOR FIJI: Former Fijian Ambassador to the Middle East Robin Nair, reveals two dirty deals by Fiji’s corrupt AG and Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum:
FROM TRUTH FOR FIJI website, November 2018
Former Fijian Ambassador to the Middle East Robin Nair, reveals two dirty deals by Fiji’s corrupt AG and Minister of Economy Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum:
1. How khaiyum used Fiji loans to receive millions in kick-backs for himself
2. The Establishment of Islamic Banking In Fiji.
1. Khaiyun accepted a much higher loan interest rate of 8% from Singapore financial sources over the more concessional rate of 1% offered by Middle East banks. This is like saying that he wants to pay $8 instead of $1. How stupid is that? Khaiyum also turned down a less costly but more sensible loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), says Prof Wadan Narsey in 2012, because the IMF would also have required them to reduce their on-going spending down to manageable levels. But why would anyone want to choose a higher interest rate?
First off it’s not Khaiyum’s money, it’s the people of Fiji’s money which he has deliberately mismanaged instead of negotiating for the best deal. Secondly, says Nair, and more importantly for Khaiyum, is that it’s a bigger commission for him for choosing the higher interest rate which equates to tens of millions, and thirdly Prof Narsey says Khaiyum has passed the buck on to future generations to repay!
The Singapore loan was brokered by Wilson form the ANZ bank and Khaiyum’s close friend and associate, Vishnu Mohan, a Sri Lankan who was at that time the CEO of ANZ Bank's South Pacific operations based in Suva, says Nair. Mohan is a rather secretive looking gentleman, continued Nair, with wide contacts in the financial world. Soon after resigning from the ANZ, Vishnu Mohan was appointed Chairman of the Board of the Fiji Sugar Corporation. He was also appointed Chairman of the Public Service Commission and Chairman of the Board of Fiji Aitken Spence Operations (a Sri Lankan Company) the majority owners of the Suva Port. Vishnu Mohan, says Nair, lives in luxury in Toronto, Canada but commutes from Toronto to Fiji regularly.
According to Nair negotiations with the Arab Bank was suddenly terminated without formally informing the Arab Bank. When the Bank could not get any feedback from Khaiyum they contacted the Fijian Ambassador to the Middle East, Robin Nair. Nair then contacted Khaiyum about the bank’s inquiry but Khaiyum orders Nair in an angry tone not to involve himself with the Bank.
Nair claims that sources within the Arab Bank revealed that a far larger commission was offered to Khaiyum by the Singapore entity.
The Arabs had regarded their concessional interest rates would have been an attractive deal to the Fijian public but Khaiyum cut all communications with them because they could not match the commission offered.
So now Fiji is burdened with tens of millions in extra interest payments while providing millions in kick-backs to Khaiyum.
The second deal is the Establishment of an Islamic Banking system in Fiji, which Nair contends was being arranged by Khaiyum. See pictures of email messages discussing the Islamic banking system.
Robin Nair to Fijileaks, 10 November 2018:
"Thank you for brunging [bringing] my attention to this piece.
It could be my former staffs or the like and others having access to some past emails who has been doing this. I saw another posting in a blogspot quoting me extensively, using this article. I was merely shown this piece and asked to comment and I just sent it back and only confirmed that I was aware of some information contained in it from my time as Ambassador but
could not confirm much."
Who is Who on the alleged LIST
*The Unknown Hotel Owner, USA. Is he JAY SINGH, who bid for Momi Bay during auction of the Momi project? Singh also owns substantial property for resort development in Wailoaloa, where both Khaiyum and Bainimarama owned plots of land. He is reportedly a good buddy of Bainimarama.
*Pandey Investments. Currently NZ based hoteliers and developers (originally from Malaysia).They allegedly used Fiji Development Bank (FDB) loans for hotel project on Naisoso Island. Bob Lowres, owner of Relcorp (Fiji) allegedly did the same; he used Aiyaz Khaiyum and former FDB chairman John Prasad to obtain $23.8miilion from FDB for Naisoso development. Re Pandey: Is it legal for non-residents to donate $500,000 to FFP?
Accumulated Below: FFP fund raisers include Hemant Mehsuria, Nadi/Brisbane based architect.
Ajay Raniga: Budget Pharmacy, Kavita Raniga, member, Election Commission
Sanjay Patel: Design Hut Architect, Nausori based, NFPF Nadi complex architec, Khaiyum's Vunakece residence
Fiaz Khan and family: Service station, FSC haulage contractors, sugar and molasses; Sher Khan family. Akbar Bus company family.
Punjas, Lautoka: Manufacturers, flour, biscuits, rice milelr, oil, milk packaging, tea and other consumables. No business link to FMF Hari Punja Group. Rajesh Punja chairman of Fiji Airways, Yogesh Punja, Ambassador to India
Permal Construction: Suva based firm, awarded FFP government contracts, Cyclone Winston school construction, contracts worth $15million
Sanjay Kaba: FFP chief fund-raiser and also member of Constitutional Commission, FRA, member, FNPF Board member; Partner, HKJacobs, etc, etc, etc. Allegedly decides on awarding of contracts, engineers, architects, etc to donors. Conflict of Interest. His uncle Jay Lal, FFP Nadi fundraiser Ajay Rangia's wife, both members of the Fiji Electoral Commission.
Owned by Ramesh Solanki, based overseas. Mahesh Patel, general manager operations. Largest garment factory in Nadawa, Nasinu.
*Shashi Singh, CDP: He is CDP director and chairman of FBC, run by Khaiyum's brother Riyaz Khaiyum. CDP courier and logistics
Kanavan papers, Bondwell Computers. Special legislation in Khaiyum's Budget to protect Janty Kanavan's CD's with increased duty on importers.
*Satish Patel: FFP fundraiser. Service engineer - Edison Consulting (operates from HLKJacobs office, Vanua House. Major services engineer with FNPF and Government contracts.
*Wella Pillay: Geckos Trucking, Mobil Fiji cartage of fuel, sea barges, construction and equipment hire ltd, water cartage contracts to islands, Fiji Pine Bua contract logging and cartage to Lautoka, Directorship, FDB
*Kartika Construction: Awarded FNU Labasa contract, $40m.
*Shailesh Patel: IT professional based in Australia. Operates from HLKJacobs and FFP Office.
Daniem Garments: Lautoka: Major high end garment factory in western division, Director, Nilesh Jamnadas