DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT FOR CONVICTED KILLER: As plans are afoot to arrest Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho for CRIMES OF TORTURE, it emerges KILLER Francis Kean has Diplomatic Passport against the rules
"Diplomatic Passports are issued to the President and spouse, the Prime Minister and spouse, Government officials working in Diplomatic Missions and Government Ministers. It is scarlet red and valid for ten years but subject to duration of appointment/official status."
NEW ZEALAND AND UNITED STATES assist the Fiji military terror chief Sitiveni Qiliho with transit visas to fly to London to take up study at the Royal College of Defence Studies. HIS VICTIMS prepare to go to COURT
'Keep Human Rights Abuser Qiliho Out of UK' petition passes 1,200
AUSTRALIA ANSWERED PRAYERS IN 2015: The former Australian Prime Minister Julie Bishop had denied him study visa, for his murky human rights record, including spitting and slapping Professor Brij Lal at the Queen Elizabeth Barracks in 2009. He had been detained by the military over criticism of the post 2006 coup Interim Government's decision to expel Australian and New Zealand diplomats. Professor Lal was one of the authors of the 1997 Constitution which the military regime abrogated in 2009 when the Fiji Court of Appeal ruled that the post-coup administration was illegal. Both Professor Lal and his wife Padma Lal remain banned from their native Fiji Islands indefinitely.
Like now, the Fijian media had splashed his study offer all over Fiji but in the end the Australian Prime Minister ruled that he was unwelcomed, and that he was one of the Royal Fiji Military Force's most notorious perpetrators of human rights violations
Fijileaks: Anyway, why should a man over 50 plus (when retirement age is 55 in Fiji, except for coupists and their supporters) should be given a place at the RCDS in London? Why not to a more promising young officer, either from the Fijian Military or Police Force? Since 2006 coup, Bainimarama has been rewarding Qiliho for his thuggery, brutality, and loyalty, fast tracking all his promotions, promoting him from Lieutenant-Colonel to Brigadier-General to Police Commissioner. He is an officer who was always allowed to be ARMED with a PISTOL. Sending him to London is nothing but a ruse, to appoint him on his return, as the next Commander of the Fijian Military, so he could continue to intimidate and subdue the cowering population under his thuggish military boots!!!
BRUTALLY BEATING THEIR WAY TO THE TOP: One becomes Police Commissioner and the other, Rear-Admiral Viliame Naupoto, is Commander of the RFMF. The Royal College of Defence Studies course is just a big ruse on part of FFP government, for Qiliho to replace Naupoto next year, and to ensure intimidation rife at the 2022 general election
FRCA'S NEW TAX MOB. Taxman who installed gadgets in cash registers in supermarkets and hardware stores to catch CHEATS part of FRCA team who allegedly destroyed Draft Revenue Report 2019 from IT system
We had promised to reveal the Email Fazrul Rahman allegedly wrote to Visvanath Das. So far, neither Rahman nor Madam Fane Vave have responded to us. We had passed them a copy of the E-mail for comments. In theory, FRCA's IT system should have daily or weekly data backups to a server at a different site. This is a business continuity measure in case a cyclone or other natural disaster damaged the server rooms in the main HQ building. Deleting data itself is not allowed under official rules but may not itself be an offence. But deleting or changing the data may be an offence like aiding and abetting.
Subject: Re: Draft Revenue Report July 2019
'Be assured, that our end all drafts on revenue report have been deleted and erased.'
Fazrul Rahman allegedly to Visvanath Das,
CC: Fane W. Vave, Emily E. Yalimaiwai
'As discussed with PS and Minister the budget was about $580m more in revenue to show very low deficit for debt. This is final report...Emily get your IT Team organized to delete emails and draft reports from everywhere on our system...Andrew/Fazrul. Meet me today after work as we need to discuss how to adjust next budget amounts.'
Visvanath Das allegedly to Fazrul Rahman, 5/08/19, 4.28PM
CC: Fane W. Vave, Emily E.Yalimaiwai, Andrew F. Malani, Karishma H. Kumar
In 2016 FAZRUL RAHMAN, the then acting General Manager Taxation revealed the plan to install the gadgets in supermarkets and hardware stores to Fiji Parliament's Public Accounts Committee: 'The movement of the $2.8billion in Fiji's economy had not been formally monitored. This is black economy and Government is losing out $176million in taxes. FRCA is going to effectively put a particular gadget that is going to prescribe cash register that if somebody comes to the store to buy stuff, the DATA gets entered and we will receive the DATA on time..." He also disclosed to the Fiji media that FRCA's 'acting Chief Executive Officer Visvanath Das was currently in Germany studying how the new system works'. Three years later, in 2019, we accuse the two, along with others, of deleting their own DATA from FRCA system, of EMAILS and DRAFT REVENUE REPORTS of July 2019.
In 2020, after allegedly aiding and abetting Das, Rahman was up before an USP audience explaining Aiyaz Khaiyum's COVID19 Budget
Our allegations, despite the acting CEO Fane Vave claiming our first email from Visvanath Das, was a poorly photo-shopped, is supported by a SECOND EMAIL, allegedly from FAZRUL RAHMAN, who had responded to Das on 5/08/19 at 4.45PM, confirming the destruction of emails and draft report
Fijileaks to Acting FRCA CEO Madam Fane Vave: 'All you, SIX,
HAND YOURSELVES TO FIJI POLICE AND FICAC. You, the Pied Piper, told Fiji media that you have filed a complaint against us to FICAC and Fiji Police over 'fake photo-shopped Das e-mail'. Since you have our contact detail, give us the contact details of those dealing with the case so we can lodge a counter report against you, and the GANG OF FIVE.'. You claim you can't find the e-mail from Das to you all in the system. Madam Pinocchio, 'How could you, if you all WIPED not only one but other emails from FRCA's IT system?'
FIGHT BACK AGAINST SITIVENI QILIHO STARTS TO GATHER MOMENTUM
SIGN PETITION BELOW TO ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES, LONDON:
COVID19 BUDGET IS BETRAYAL OF THE POOR: Labasa businessman Charan Jeath Singh says Budget full of empty and meaningless bluster
"Where is the equality of sacrifice, consistency of policies, and reprioritisation of expenditure that they demand from all others and exempt the rich, powerful, and privileged?"
By Charan Jeath Singh
Former Member, Fiji Parliament and Ex-Mayor of Labasa, Businessman
On the one hand, he talks about turning the pandemic crisis into new opportunities, and on the other hand declares “we cannot promise more suffering will not follow.” This is not the budget of hope and aspirations; equity and fairness, but one of disaster, despair and distress. It is partisan, punitive, unbalanced and regressive to the extreme.
Just sugar coating it with high sounding sloganeering buzzwords like Bula Bubble, Road to Recovery and Blue Town Recovery and Modelling of Savusavu, does not hide the fiscal policy failures of this government and its inability to find the right answers for its people.
1. PUNISHING THE RURAL SECTOR
The rural agricultural sector which still supports some 60 % of the national population in the villages,koros and maritime settlements, have not just been ignored but severely punished.
Given its size and significance, disappointingly, it received only a 70 words mention and a 30 second soundbite in the Minister’s address of about 90 minutes. If this is any reflection of the government’s regard for this sector, then people have every right to be alarmed and concerned. There was not a single reference to the raging poverty in the informal sectors, escalating cost of living, problems facing the food growers, market vendors, fisherman, carrier drivers, school children, elderlies, sick and the homeless and the wider subsistence community.
The rest of the live televised show was all about tourism, business relief packages and removal and reduction of duties. Job creation front and centre as he stated. It was spiced liberally with praises of his own government‘s Covid performance , even drawing some very invalid and questionable comparisons with Aust and N.Z. The Cabinet, Arif Ali and his own Ministry of Economy came for special accolades by him, leading up to the highly immodest claim that their “love for the country has been the beating heart behind this budget creating solutions.” Clearly when it comes to bragging and proclamations of self righteousness, the Minster has not lost his trademark form.
In lauding those praises, he overlooks the fact that all these people, even during this current pandemic, are on 6 figure salaries and that they have all taken an oath to serve the people. They are all paid to perform and to perform conscientiously in the best interests of our people. Their efforts and contributions pales into insignificance when compared to our frontline medical staff, security and border control personnel and an overwhelmingly cooperative and patient general public.
2. PRO BUSINESS AND TOURISM
It is an unashamedly pro business and tourism focused budget, which completely ignores the importance of the informal sectors and the need to maintain growth and support for the hundreds of thousands others who are trapped in poverty, unskilled and without any opportunities and alternatives. These vulnerable communities do not have any structured platform or organisation to voice their hardships and seek solutions for their daily suffering.
Under the current electoral system, they have no local Members of Parliaments to go to, nor any appropriately coordinated local level village advisory councils, district administration, or any other support agencies. So where do they take their grievances to? None of the MP’s have a district office or a physical point of contact where the poor can access them. They can’t all be directly ringing up the PM or the Minister of Economy with their problems. This is not how representative democracy operates. Just holding a couple of town hall meetings is no way of gauging the publics’ real problems and hardships. But this is exactly what has happened. If the consultation process is flawed and, more so, conducted in an environment of fear and lack of freedom, then obviously the outcomes are also flawed.
However, the formal sector comprising business, manufacturing, retail, tourism and transport groups have the advantage of their own organisations, lobbyists, power brokers and back channel links to government policy makers. The proof of their overwhelming satisfaction with the budget is evident from its loud cacophony of joy and chorus of sycophantic endorsement. They have got more than their fair share of help. Now the govt must ensure that they deliver the jobs and keep to their part of the bargain rather than just using those policy advantages to protect their private profits.
3. DUTY REDUCTIONS WITHOUT ANY RELIEF FOR THE POOR
The Minster misleads the nation that by simply reducing or removing the import duties, the sufferings of the poor will be alleviated
The relief that has been provided through the widely hailed duty reductions is more of a public relations jig , devoid of any major real benefits to the majority of ordinary Fijian families.
For example just consider the following.
1. Food Item.
Of the 1600 items with duty exemptions and reductions, 83 relate to food, of which the most affordable for the ordinary people being sardines and herrings. The other 70 or so are either not in common use or clearly unaffordable and well outside their reach.
How many of our people consume or can afford to buy imported lettuce, carrot, gherkins, cherries and apricots? How many would if the choice was between cassava, flour, sugar and these expensive imports? Who are the people in Fiji who can treat themselves to these expensive foods? Certainly not the poor rural folks and those who have lost their jobs.
2. Alcohol Products
Likewise, duty reductions on some 60 alcohol related products is another example of a meaningless concession. In the middle of this severe crisis, how many of our people are thirsting for cheaper alcohol, beer, spirits, gin, whisky, wine, vermouth, liqueur, vodka, stout, RDT and single malt beverages? Most of our despairing citizens have not even heard of these drinks, forget about being able to buy them. Where is the duty of social responsibility of this govt when in fact they should be encouraging families to spend only on essentials rather than making alcohol more accessible? After all, is it not the same FFP, that during the 2018 election campaign ridiculed Biman Prasad for suggesting a minor reduction in the duty for beer?
The assertion by the Minster, that the reduction in alcohol duties is to attract the Tasman tourists is ridiculous. No Australian or Kiwi tourist will ever travel to Fiji tempted by the bribe of cheaper beer and spirits. Alcoholic drinks of all types are much cheaper in their own countries. They come to Fiji for the experience of our friendly people, diverse cultures and our rich flora and fauna. It is of serious concern that a Minister who makes no secret of his supposed superior knowledge of all things, including economics and public finance, predicates a $60 million tourist subsidy package on such unrealistic assumptions.
3. Cars, vehicles etc.
The list of these ill conceived and meaningless duty reductions goes on. From item no 1160- 1476, (316 ) items , it covers duty reductions for cars, hybrid, non hybrid, luxury vehicles, trucks, tankers, machinery, locomotives ,trailers and even aeroplane, cruise ships, yachts and bizarrely warships. It does not get any more laughable than this.
How many of our poor people need luxury cars, aeroplanes or warships and how does this create greater economic activity, more jobs and get food on their family’s table? No other country in the world would consider these grandiose schemes as part of a credible stimulus package. The economic mantra globally is one of austerity, not reckless profligacy to subsidise the lifestyles and tastes of the rich through luxury cars, vintage wines, whiskies beers and vodkas.
4. Gold, diamond, Precious stones and white ware
Of what real benefit are these duty reductions to the ordinary Fijians who do not have money for adequate food, shelter, education, transport and health needs? This a govt that has clearly lost its contact with its people.
In his zeal for duty reductions, the Minister has obviously forgotten that he is killing the local producers, manufacturers , retailers and service sectors by reducing their competitive advantage. This is a no brainer 101 economics. This will lead to massive dumping of cheaper Asian goods, thereby killing our local industries, draining our overseas reserves and negating the more sensible strategy of import substation.
THE STABBING OF THE SUGAR INDUSTRY
Tragically, the worst blow of the night was reserved for those 14,000 cane farmers, thousands of truck operators and 10,000 plus cane cutters and their families. In precisely 70 words and within 30 seconds, of his imperious 90 minutes speech, the Minister crushed the hopes and compounded the anguish of our bleeding cane farming community; representing some 200, 000 of our people by announcing that the price per tonne of cane would be reduced from $85 to $70. On what basis, economic analysis, research, consultation, advice and authority was this decision taken? A decision of this economic magnitude which affects the livelihood and wellbeing of some 200,000 plus people directly and indirectly, is well outside the mandate of unelected bureaucrats, ministers, or, indeed, even a govt, unless it can be publicly and fiscally fully justified. These decisions will have intergenerational impacts and cannot be left to the whimsical instincts of the incompetent and ignorant.
Not only does this represent a serious 18% loss to every cane farmer, but also at the projected forecast of 1.8 million tonnes, a reduction in gross revenue of about $30 million for one of the most important, yet persistently undervalued sectors of the country. Most credible economists and governments agree that the most effective way of revitalising the economy is to encourage greater public spending. It is a fact that the $30 million taken away from the cane sector would have served as a powerful lubricant to reignite the stagnant economy.
This government does not have the heart, the conscience and compassion to support our cane farming community; its own sons, daughters and citizens even to a value of $180 per head. Yet it is willing to underwrite a $ 60 million lifeline and lay the red carpet to 150,000 foreign tourists by offering each a $400 subsidy. All to revitalise one sector. Nobody begrudges the tourist sector, but nobody can argue that the rural informal sector has been treated unfairly without its rightful entitlement to help and support.
Where is the real spirit of Fiji and its respect for the rights of its own people? No country discriminates and denigrates its own citizens, least of all against foreigners.
This is the industry which has been the bedrock and loyal beast of burden upon whose shoulders Fiji’s prosperity and development has been built over the last 150 years.
Who cannot see the double standards of the Minister, who on one hand reduces the meagre $10 bus fare assistance of our elderlies, cuts their pensions and yet sees no contradiction in continuing with the construction of the Prime Minister’s multimillion dollar office complex.
Where is the equality of sacrifice, consistency of policies and reprioritisation of expenditure that they demand from all others and exempt the rich, powerful and privileged?
FIGHT BACK AGAINST SITIVENI QILIHO STARTS TO GATHER MOMENTUM
SIGN PETITION BELOW TO ROYAL COLLEGE OF DEFENCE STUDIES, LONDON:
GENERAL Pinochet's GHOST awaits Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho as he plans to become the first Fijian to study at the Royal College of Defence Studies, London. Yes, for gross violation of human rights in Fiji
'He [Qiliho] covered my face with his spitting and slapped me around to the point of breaking my glasses. He told me that if I did not leave by the first flight the next day [to Australia], my family would have to fetch my body from the morgue.'
Professor Brij Lal
* For SLAPPING and SPITTING at Professor Brij Lal after taking him into custody at the Queen Elizabeth Barrack before his deportation to Australia. According to evidence in possession of the former Australian Prime Minister Julie Bishop, the distinguished Canberra based Professor Lal was interrogated by the then Land Force Commander Qiliho at the QEB.
'He covered my face with his spitting and slapped me around to the point of breaking my glasses. He told me that if I did not leave by the first flight the next day [to Australia], my family would have to fetch my body from the morgue.'
As we will see later, Prime Minister Bishop had refused a visa for him to study at the prestigious Australian Defence College in Canberra. Professor Lal was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours (Australia) "for significant service to education, through the preservation and teaching of Pacific history, as a scholar, author and commentator". Now, Qiliho and FFP government have got him a place at the Royal College of Defence in London, through the assistance of the British High Commission in Suva, and only revealing his departure at the last minute
Did the British High Commission inform the Royal College of Defence in London that this man is widely regarded by those who opposed the December 2006 coup, as one of the RFMF’s most notorious perpetrators of human rights violations?
STRATEGICALLY, he and his FFP government only began boasting about him leaving for England at the last minute but since the announcement, preparations have begun to cart him off before a British court, with the possible help of Amnesty International, to answer charges for gross violation of human rights in Fiji. Remember General Augusto Pinochet, the Chilean dictator and President, who with the help of Amnesty International, was detained in London on 16 October 1988, in a move that changed the idea of international JUSTICE for ever. Sitiveni Tukaituraga Qiliho, a fugitive from the long arm of Fijian justice, has been accused of a raft of crimes in Fiji:
* For beating up and stomping on the bodies of up defenceless Fiji women objecting to the 2006 coup
Justice Gordon Ward (above) studied law and was called to the bar at the Middle Temple and practiced from chambers in London for 12 years. In 1979 he went to the South Pacific, where he first worked in Fiji for six and a half years. He then served as a judge on the Court of Appeal of the Solomon Islands where, from circa 1988 to 1992, he was Chief Justice. He then moved to Tonga to become Chief Justice of Tonga and a judge of the Supreme Court of Tonga.
In 1995 he moved to serve as a judge in Cyprus before returning in 1998 to serve a second term as Chief Justice of Tonga, resigning in 2004 in protest at attempts to ban the Times of Tonga newspaper, a paper unsympathetic to the government, a move which he considered to be unconstitutional. On leaving this post he took up a new position as the President of the Appeal Court of Fiji. In 2007, following the December 2006 military coup, Ward and five other judges resigned as judges of the courts of Fiji.
He was the Chief Justice of the Turks and Caicos Islands from 2008 to 2012 and was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to the judiciary in the Turks and Caicos Islands and the Commonwealth. Sitiveni Qiliho is accused of leading a group of soldiers in the night to burn down Jutsice Ward's bure in Deuba, outside the capital Suva, Fiji.
The Royal College of Defence should ask why AUSTRALIA had rejected the brutal military soldier, torturer, and human rights abuser turned Police Commissioner Sitiveni Qiliho to study at the prestigious Australian Defence College in Canberra
"To prepare senior officers and officials of the United Kingdom and other countries and future leaders from the private and public sectors for high responsibilities in their respective organisations, by developing their analytical powers, knowledge of defence and international security, and strategic vision."
Qiliho was nominated by military strongman and coupist Frank Bainimarama, now Prime Minister of Fiji, to study in Australia. Bainimarama was furious. The Australians had responded that they were aware of serious allegations of human rights violations against Qiliho from Fijian Australians. And if Qiliho was to come to Australia, the Australian authorities would be obliged to investigate. In the end, he was too frightened to take up the study and remained in his position as Police Commissioner. Anyway, why should a man over 50 plus (when retirement age is 55 in Fiji, except for coupists and their supporters) should be given a place at the Defence College? Why not to a more promising young officer, either from the Fijian Military or Police Force? Since 2006 coup, Bainimarama has been rewarding Qiliho for his thuggery, brutality, and loyalty, fast tracking all his promotions, promoting him from Lieutenant-Colonel to Brigadier-General to Police Commissioner. He is an officer who was always allowed to be ARMED with a PISTOL. Sending him to London is nothing but a ruse, to appoint him on his return, as the next Commander of the Fijian Military, so he could continue to intimidate and subdue the cowering population under his thuggish military boots!!!
The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) course runs from September to July, and is delivered over three terms. Accreditation: Successful completion of the RCDS will result in the award of the post-nominal letters 'RCDS'. Masters of Arts (MA) Degree Option: The main RCDS course can also serve as the foundation for an MA in International Security and Strategy, which is currently offered by King's College, London, to those members electing to undertake additional study requirement. To complete the MA, in addition to full attendance of the RCDS course, participants must also complete: 26 additional seminars; Three extended essays (4-6000 words); A three hour exam; and A 15,000 word dissertation. Accommodation: The RCDS does not offer accommodation on site. Members either rent privately in London or maybe entitled to use the 40 Defence Inrastructure properties for RCDS in Kingston upon Thames. Overseas members join RCDS from some 50 countries each year on the basis of invitations sent by the MOD through Diplomatic channels. The majoirty are from the Armed Forces, with remaining Members being diplomats, civil servants, or Police Officers. We wonder if other officers in the Fiji military and the Police Force were aware of the invitation to go up to RCDS or was it insider JOB via the
British High Commission in Suva? Secretly snatched up by Sitiveni Qiliho? Who will be financing his study and stay in London?
One of the many Royal College of Defence Alumnis - General Pervez Musharraf
Amnesty International Report, BEATING JUSTICE, December 2016
FFP EMBROILED IN ANOTHER WIFE BASHING SCANDAL: High Ranking Minister in FFP Government allegedly beat up wife on Tuesday after she confronted him over a secret extra-marital love tryst outside the marriage
We have not been able to obtain a comment from FFP general secretary Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum for an automated reply from his, the Attorney-General's Office, informed us as follows:
'Please note that the Attorney-General is currently out of the office until 22 July 2020. Thank You'
Tuesday's buturaki of another wife is FFP's second scandal of wife bashing
Will the FFP Minister RESIGN or will Bainimarama have to FIRE HIM? A salutary lesson for politicians in Ministerial positions everywhere, Fiji included. It is not OK to B**K staff and give them positions of authority
TRAFFICKING IN PARADISE: As a local woman appears in court charged with trafficking two girls for sexual services, a Bangladeshi national seen with Bainimarama and Khaiyum accused of trafficking kinsmen into Fiji
HOLDING TIGHT THE ARM OF FFP STRONGMAN and HIS LAWGIVER as he is accused of trafficking Bangladeshis into Fiji - MD Yousuf Ali
MURDER MOST FOUL. More to follow: How one of two murdered victims in Ba, whose bodies are still lying in the mortuary in Fiji, and the house they rented recently burned down, had reported the businessman MD Yousuf Ali to POLICE, alleging that Ali and a group of Bangladeshis had assaulted him in Lautoka
The murder suspect Mohammed Masum's family desperately tried to extricate him from the clutches of the alleged human trafficker Ali in Fiji
YOU ARE FIRED: The Brussels team - that includes Bainimarama's nephew, Dan Gavidi - found out about the closure of their mission as they watched Khaiyum's Budget speech on the parliamentary live feed
Fiji's Ambassador designate to Washington, Amena Yauvoli - who Aiyaz Khaiyum detests - was allowed to publicise all of his farewell calls and then found his legs cut off - a humiliation that wasn’t necessary but then the DEVIL always wears the 'COVID MASK'. Like the Brussels TEAM, Yauvoli learnt Washington Mission will close permanently during Khaiyum's Covid Budget speech in Parliament. The US Ambassador will be Khaiyum's man, Dr Satyendra Prasad, the Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations in New York
"We’re cutting $8 million in spending across our foreign missions by centralising country accreditation. Our missions in Washington DC, Seoul, Port Moresby, Brussels and Kuala Lumpur will be closed permanently, because –– in a changing trade and investment landscape –– they do not reliably make returns on government’s investment in their operations. Instead, our remaining embassies in Geneva, New York, Tokyo, London, Abu Dhabi, Wellington, Beijing, Jakarta, New Delhi and Canberra will expand country accreditation and engage more locally-based staff. For example, the New York Mission will represent Fiji in Washington, which is only one hour away by plane. "
Gavidi, "You are the light of the world...". Khaiyum kept him in darkness!
Fijileaks: Native Fijians deserve such humiliation, for they must blame themselves for silently absorbing as much indignity and humiliation that Khaiyum has dished out, especially on appointments. His puppet Frank Bainimarama, the FOOL, has become a bloody laughing clown