BENDING OVER BACKWARDS TO PROP UP FIJIFIRST PARTY: The fly-by-night NZ businessman Bobby Khan provides his building for party propaganda; his business was set up through Fiji's HFC bank loans
Fijileaks: An incoming government (if FijiFirst loses) must slap
CONFUSED: First he didn't know the English meaning of FIRST and ONE, now Khaiyum says Fijifirst attracted 5000 & not 500 party carnival-goers!
The truth is Fijifirst photo-shopped crowd photo on Facebook to look BIG
“Anybody who knows how to count will tell you that there weren’t 500 people at Sukuna Park on Saturday at midday; there were more like 5000 people but some media organisations were saying that there were 500 people. I mean these are the kind of things that the media organisations and some of these journalists are doing it deliberately; whether they cannot count or whether they are somewhat not very proactive in terms of getting information, I think this is something that needs to be improved upon,” Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum
By Fijileaks Ex-Fiji Sun Election Team Member
"From what I calculated around 400 kids were enjoying the carnival freebies and between 500-600 adults, mostly soldiers and their families as you can see from the photos. Free buses came from the west with supporters that included lots of Muslim brothers. Nadroga supporters came in free buses supplied by Coastal Rentals owner Birend Kumar who is also president of the Fijifirst branch. Isn't this a breach of the elections decree? Also present was Said Ali, brother of Haji Hamid Ali, the chairman of Naim Fiji Ltd, linked to the Malaysian road contractors Naim Cendera. More to follow."
BEYOND BELIEF: First he secretly registered the internet domain Fijifirst in 2009, later he objected to original Fiji1st Party and now the serial thief Khaiyum is crying foul over ONEFIJI party's registration application
ONEFIJI Party to Saneem: No political party (Fijifirst) should have monopoly of an idea; throw out Khaiyum's objection, and go and consult Oxford English Dictionary about the meaning of FIRST and ONE!
The ballot papers filled with numbers and without names or logos will not cause any confusion to voters during election, says the registered officer of the proposed One Fiji Party Sitiveni Kalou: “The Ballot paper will not contain party names, symbols, or even candidate names, so there is no chance of confusion under those factors. As we are sure the FijiFirst Campaign will be clear and concise in its delivery as well. No political party has a monopoly and should not be allowed to have a monopoly of an idea, as ideas are innovations in nation building which should be encouraged and promoted. Any number of political parties may not have ‘party’ in their names (if they all perceive themselves more as a movements, for example), just as a number of parties do have them most probably because they consider themselves as a party first and foremost. Any number of political parties may have two words in their names; just as a few have three words in theirs. In fact, if a number of associations find one word that reflects their reason for being; then they should be permitted to do so...One Fiji perfectly reflects our ideology of the uniqueness and oneness as a society and nation, and has nothing to do or to be confused with those of the objectors. Kalou said the names were different and had different meanings where FijiFirst connotes or signifies that the party puts Fiji first. “First in the Oxford dictionary means-Coming before all others in time or order; earliest”. “Whereas One Fiji connotes or signifies the promotion of a single, unique, focused, and united Fiji. He said “One” in the Oxford dictionary means “A single person or thing; just one as opposed to any more or to none at all; single.” He adds “One and First do not mean the same and cannot possibly cause any confusion; ‘First’ is who came ahead of others, while ‘One’ is by itself and always will stand alone. “FijiFirst may be meant to connote putting Fiji as a nation, or Fijians as a people, first as they claim. But it ends there. “One Fiji is about the uniqueness of Fiji and Fijians as well as their oneness; how they came to be, how they are, and how they should be as a people, as a society, as a nation,” Kalou said. He said One Fiji connotes how the members see Fiji now and in the future; the choice of words and construction are deliberate and essential to the name and The rainbow represents their break from the past or the end of the old ways of seeing and doing things, and the promise and the seedling represents the birth of the One Fiji movement and realization of the promise. “The Party is only the vehicle for the movement, hence the absence of the word “Party” from the logo. “The acronyms and/or abbreviations are different: The acronyms for One Fiji are “OFP”. The acronyms for FijiFirst is definitely not “OFP” He has also highlighted that the symbol is the word FijiFirst and a variant of the national flag. Kalou also stated that their logo is OneFiji which is a variation from the rainbow and the budding flora. “In conclusion, the objection registered with your office by FijiFirst should be dismissed based on the argument and response above; and the following: (a) Similar objections made to the FijiFirst registration petition were dismissed by the Fijian Elections Office, so precedence has already been created by the Fijian Elections Office. (b) The Proposed One Fiji Party constitution states the official name of the Proposed Party is “One Fiji Party”; so on that fact alone the objection is in error, and is addressing a non-issue; as the official party name contains three words and not two.
CIVIL SERVANTS TO FIJIFIRST CANDIDATES: Dr Brij Lal latest to join district commissioners to stand in election; it just reveals they were never neutral when they came forward to prop up dictatorship in Fiji
Pio Tikoduadua, Joeli Cawaki and Laisenia Tuitubou have resigned from their top civil service jobs (which they were given as a result of the 2006 coup) to contest election for the FrankFirst Party. Why were they not included in the list of candidates announced last Friday? Was it just so they could suck on the civil service teat a few days longer, or was it to try to make the FrankFirst team look less military? Who do they think they’re fooling?
VOTE RIGGING? Fijileaks receives complaint from military personnel saying Military Police have been going around to soldiers houses to collect their voter registration cards and have taken them to QEB!
The RFMF personnel set to vote in one polling station and all might be forced to vote for former army chief and FFP leader Frank Bainimarama
“A couple of people have told us that they were threatened, couple of cars had stones thrown at – obviously this is the kind of thuggery that the other political parties and their supporters engage in." Fijifirst Party general secretary Aiyaz Khaiyum to Fiji Broadcasting Commission News; http://www.fbc.com.fj/fiji/21534/fijifirst-vehicles-vandalised
“I took a passenger to Vuci Nausori and after dropping the passenger – when I was returning to Suva – a group of i-taukei boys approached my vehicle and damaged the back screen – because I have the FijiFirst party logo there. I did not stop the vehicle because I was alone and it was night time.” -
TELLING PORKIES: 'If I am nominated by a political party then I will contest', says Pio Tikoduadua; truth is he resigned to join Fijifirst Party despite being sacked three times by his un-elected boss Bainimarama
If I am nominated by a political party then I will contest the general election on the 17th of September. Those were the words of the outgoing Permanent Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister, Pio Tikoduadua after he resigned from his position today. The former military colonel who started at the Prime Minister’s Office in August 2009 said he is looking forward to other opportunities. Tikoduadua is expected to contest the general election under the FijiFirst party banner: Source: Fijivillage News, 30/7/2014
Jumping the queue: PDP expresses concern that Military, Police, Doctors and Nurses will vote on 15-16 September before public votes in election
STATEMENT: PDP Queries Balloting Process
The People’s Democratic Party has questioned the Supervisor of Elections on the balloting process for the upcoming elections. Of concern is the fact that the Supervisor of Elections has confirmed that balloting for the Military, Police, doctors and nurses will be held on 15th or 16th of September prior to the general public casting their votes. The PDP questions the whole intent of this exercise as it would expose these groups on their support for political parties of their choice. When questioned as to why this was so, the Supervisor of Elections advised that it was his discretion under the Decrees. He also advised that the counting of the ballots would be done on the 17th of September.
Questions arise as to the wisdom in such an exercise as none of these groups would be involved in the electoral process on the 17th September except for the police who will remain outside polling stations. We do not see the need for these groups to vote prior to the 17th September unless they would be required to be absent from their normal place of residence. While the Decree may give certain discretionary powers to the Supervisor of Elections, these powers need to be used in a responsible manner and not to expose the political leaning of any particular group or occupation. Furthermore, this is no ordinary group. It is the disciplined forces who are responsible for protecting the citizens of this country, which include each member of this group. They too have the right to be protected and free of victimization. This is supposed to be a secret ballot. We ask the Supervisor of Elections to reconsider his decision.
The Supervisor has also confirmed that voters abroad will have to make an application to vote and should they meet the requirements of the application, they will be sent a postal ballot. Voters abroad have to date not been advised of the balloting procedures. The process is cumbersome to say the least. Why is there a need to put another hurdle after these citizens have in good faith registered to vote? It is time that the Supervisor of Elections clarifies to the public the entire electoral process including all issues in which he has used his discretionary powers.
Shazzer for Freedom in Fiji:
We all want to reduce road deaths. But let’s be realistic!
There are not even a million people in Fiji.
In 2013 there were 41 road deaths in Fiji. That is 41 too many.
To support Bainimarama’s claim of saving millions of lives he would have to stop all road deaths in Fiji for over 48,780 years.
Or perhaps he believes he can stop all 1.24m road deaths worldwide.
One of the dangers of being a totalitarian dictator is you begin to believe your own propaganda. As a result you make many OUTRAGEOUS claims, especially before an election.
Compare this with some of his other claims which have turned out to be lies.
• The economy is well managed. 1.1% annual growth is the lowest of any prime minister of Fiji.
• The National debt is declining. When he couped Fiji the National Debt was just over $2bn. Now it has more than doubled to nearly $5bn. And that’s only the debt we know about.
• Land is safer under the 2013 constitution. No one believes that and that’s why no one can challenge a Land Bank decision in the Courts of Law.
• Increased Cost of Living was not caused by his policies. Devaluation, increasing VAT and incompetence all prove that a lie.
• A 300 room casino will open in Fiji in 2013. Remember he even got dressed as a Native American Chief for that delusion.
• The sugar Industry is booming. Well Frankie only in your simple brain does halving the size of an industry count as a boom.
Chiefly ghosts: Bainimarama tells native Fijian voters that they are still alive and well despite him abolishing 'political' Great Council of Chiefs!
The Great Council of Chiefs will only protect the itaukei, not other races. Those are the words of Prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama after the Turaga Na Ratu Mai Bureta Ratu Jone Davila asked the Prime Minister if the absence of GCC has affected the installation of chiefs around the country. Ratu Jone raised the issue during the Prime Minister’s talanoa session with delegates at the Lomaiviti Provincial Council meeting in Levuka yesterday. Bainimarama told Ratu Jone that in the last eight years, the Vanua has not been affected in any way after the GCC was disestablished. He questioned the delegates if the GCC looks after the itaukei, who will look after the Indo Fijians, the Chinese and other races. Bainimarama said that some people are saying that they are Christian but they not acting like one. He said to live a Christian life is to respect and love others, not to bring in differences and hatred. Source: Fijivillage News
China mongering: Bainimarama tells voters that Fiji will not be sold to China - yes, he is right, for China will seize Fiji for defaulting on loans!
FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama has told the people of Levuka that Fiji will not be sold to China. He made this comment after a Levuka resident questioned Bainimarama on why the government has recently been engaging a lot of development works with China. Bainimarama said the developments through the Chinese government had already started before his government came into power. The FijiFirst Leader said these are just fear-mongering tactics used by other parties. He also says that Fiji’s economy is growing compared to the government that was led by Laisenia Qarase from 2001 to 2006. He said that Qarase’s government borrowed money to pay civil servants while the Bainimarama government only borrows money for road construction, building bridges, hospitals, wharves, rural electrification and schools. Source: Fijivillage News; Meanwile Chaudhry warns a woman voter on development debt: A Caubati resident has told Fiji Labour Party Leader, Mahendra Chaudhry in a campaign meeting in Nasinu that many people are not attending the Labour Party meetings because people are satisfied with the developments undertaken by the current government. Chaudhry then told about 30 people attending the campaign meeting that he cannot see any real development done by the current government for the benefit of the people. He also said that people should realise that developments done is through borrowed money which has to be paid back.