TURNING THE TABLE ON THE 'TURBANATOR': Mahmood Khan, Chair of Audit and Risk Committee claims Professor Pal Ahluwalia's Report was drafted by Professor Arvind Patel and yet Ahluwalia regarded as 'Author'
MAHMOOD KHAN on Professor Arvind Patel:
THE FERAL BROTHERS, FBC, AND FERREL KHAN: Did Riyaz Khaiyum arm-twist the career criminal into signing false Statutory Declaration to pursue his brother's political opponents or did CONMAN hoodwink him?
By providing Khan a 'James Bond type spy camera pen' is Riyaz Sayed-Khaiyum guilty of aiding and abetting the crime of ENTRAPMENT. Khan claims Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum was also present at the FBC meeting. The two brother's relentless pursuit of polical opponents and the cowardice of boot-licking Fijian journalists to hold the two FERALS to account saw them sprint to their newsrooms with Riyaz Sayed Khaiyum's Three Page Statutory of Declaration which is full of question marks. An examination of the Statutory Declaration should have revealed to the journalists that it belonged to the DUSTBIN. Why is the publicly paid FBC CEO Riyaz Khaiyum of the publicly funded national broacaster involving himself in partisan politics in the first place? He is behaving like a Minister of Information in an authoritian government, not the head of a supposedly impartial state-funded broadcaster in a democracy
And just look at their pattern of behaviour - now it is Khan and not the Khaiyums - who is the subject of Fiji Police investigation! Diving for cover after being conned, Riyaz Khaiyum is now playing the VICTIM, by reporting Khan to Police, cheesed off that Khan didn't come back with entrapment videos of Biman Prasad and Sitiveni Rabuka, instead disappearing with the FBC's 'James Bond style spy camera pen'.
Illegal practices by First Respondent (Voreqe Bainimarama) - breach of s.112(3) and s.113(2) of the Electoral Act 2014 - Rotuma
5. Voreqe Bainimarama, being a candidate for election in the General Election, was guilty of an illegal practice in that on or about 29 October 2018, in Rotuma, with his knowledge and consent a Government employee (specifically his driver, one Kepani, a public officer) conducted campaign activities, namely distributing campaign materials for the Fiji First Party (specifically t-shirts and sulus bearing the logo of the Fiji First Party) in the areas of Ahau, Motusa, the Rotuma Airport and Pepjei, in breach of s.113(2) of the Electoral Act 2014.
6. Voreqe Bainimarama, being a candidate for election in the General Election, personally or by his agents, was guilty of an illegal practice in that on or about 29 October 2018, in Rotuma, with his knowledge and consent, three Fiji First Party banners were affixed to fences and buildings at Rotuma Airport, a public building, in breach of s.112(3) of the Electoral Act 2014.
7. Voreqe Bainimarama and other FFP candidates received a total of 362 votes from polling stations in Rotuma, of which 320 votes were for Voreqe Bainimarama.
8. The votes referred to in paragraph 7, combined with votes unlawfully, illegally or corruptly obtained by FFP as a result of the other matters complained of in this Petition, are material in number to the result of the General Election such that, if they were not counted towards FFP's total in the General Election, or which, if they were directed to other candidates without the unlawful promotion occasioned by the above breaches, would be likely to affect the result of the General Election.
'FFP candidate Faiyaz Koya (No 585), at that time the Minister for Industry and Trade, was guilty of a corrupt practice of bribery in awarding 1,937 "micro and small business grants" (MSBGs), each in the sum of one thousand dollars (or approximately one thousand dollars), at Subrail Park, Labasa, on 29 October 2018, in order to influence the votes of recipients and their dependents, or to gain their support for the Fiji First Party, in breach of s.140(2). The distribution of grants was timed to be close to the polling dates and pre-polling dates in order to influence voters. It was not necessary for Mr Koya (or any FFP Government Minister) to personally award the MSBGs.' - Affidavit
BELOW IS THE FULL 45 PAGE AFFIDAVIT BAILIFF TRIED TO SERVE
"We can all have a good laugh at that [hiding] but it is a serious matter. We feel that the government and the Attorney General, the government led by him as Acting Prime Minister right now, have shown utter contempt for the people of Fiji. Because they deliberately ensured that we are not able to serve the petition on them." - Biman Prasad
TICK-TOCKING at University of Fiji: The Council's controversial Clock-IN Clock OUT edict nothing sort of bullying academic staff into submission
Another issue of contention is the allowance paid to a senior academic as 'Acting' Vice Chancellor by UniFiji chairperson Anil Tikaram when that academic was on LEAVE and not 'acting'. This issue is being investigated by FICAC
The Permanent Secretary of Education, Alison Burchell, is a voting member of this Council as well as the Councils of the other two universities of Fiji. Union members have claimed that the position of the Permanent Secretary, who is a white South African expatriate, causes difficulties for the university since government grants to the university are approved by her, but at the same time she is a voting member of the university council. They say she is patronizing in Council meetings and treats locals with contempt and disrespect. Recently the 2018 government grants were withheld by the Ministry of Education on advise of the PS because she was not satisfied with the audit reports tendered by the Council over a 3-year period, even though she is a voting member of the same University of Fiji Council.
Fijileaks: On 6 January 2016, before Burchell took up her appointment with the Fijian government, she sought advice from us. We had advised her to avoid being sucked into Fijian power politics. We are very surprised concerning the allegations made against her
by our sources inside the University of Fiji.
Burchell to Fijileaks Founding Editor-in-Chief, 6 January 2016:
"I am surprised that you know about my appointment as I was not aware that it has been announced. But then, given your background I should not be surprised!!!! So has it been announced? Thank you for your email - I appreciate it greatly. I am aiming to "report for duty" on 1 February 2016 although I will get to Suva late on 25 January to start the process of finding somewhere to live. Any advice on this? Given your background, I would also appreciate hearing your thoughts on what needs to be done in Fiji and what you think I can do to contribute. Obviously I am coming into a new environment and need to find a fast track to understand the dynamics of the country. It is a great opportunity for me and one where I hope I can contribute positively using my experience of life in South Africa, other parts of Africa and the relatively advanced Europe although challenges with disillusionment of the youth seems to be increasing world-wide. Best wishes and thanks again - Alison"
The University is owned by the Arya Samaj of Fiji which has the power to remove the Council if it flouts the law or university policies. The University is managed by the University of Fiji Act which sets out the powers of the Council and other aspects of the University organisation
Neither USP nor FNU impose this type of attendance monitoring on academics but University of Fiji has forced its employees to do so on point of disciplinary action, such as termination of employment.
The senior academics, mainly Professors, have all protested against this directive and have asked the Staff Union to resolve their dispute on the Clock In but Tikaram has ignored the dispute resolution mechanisms under the Employment Act of Fiji by threatening staff and instigating the University Council to take action on them.
Eminent professors of the university include Professors Tupeni Baba, Subramani, Anirudh Singh, Ruvendra Nandan, Shaista Shameem and Fred Merchant. All are being allegedly targeted by Tikaram for standing up to the breaches of their contracts of employment.
The Union last week obtained a stay on any further discipilinary action against Union members who refuse to clock in and clock out on the basis that this provision is not contained in their contracts of employment.
The Union states that Tikaram is now in contempt of the Tribunal's orders obtained last week and has instructed its lawyers, Vuataki Law to take further action.
The University is owned by the Arya Samaj of Fiji which has the power to remove the Council if it flouts the law or university policies. The University is managed by the University of Fiji Act which sets out the powers of the Council and other aspects of the University organisation.
The Permanent Secretary of Education is a voting member of this Council as well as the councils of the other two universities of Fiji. Union members have said that the position of the Permanent Secretary, Alison Burcell, who is a white South African expatriate, causes difficulties for the university since government grants to the university are approved by her, but at the same time she is a voting member of the university council.
They say she is patronizing in Council meetings and treats locals with contempt and disrespect. Senior academics have asked for a meeting with the new Minister of Education Rosy Akbar about matters at the University including the issues with the PS and are awaiting advice from her office for an appointment.
Recently the 2018 government grants were withheld by the Ministry of Education on advise of the PS because she was not satisfied with the audit reports tendered by the Council over a 3-year period, even though she is a voting member of the same Council.
Staff say the the Permanent Secretary's position on the Council and also in meetings allocating or withholding grants to the university is a power play and not in line with the transparency needed for government decisions in higher education delivery and funding.
Most of the revenue of the university comes from student fees and only a small amount comes from the government but this is being used as a political football as the university is a private organisation.
The problem with the University is constant bad governance, say the staff.
Another issue of contention is the allowance paid to a senior academic as 'acting' Vice Chancellor by Anil Tikaram when that academic was on leave and not 'acting'. This issue is being investigated by FICAC.
TEARJERKER TO PARLIAMENT: 'Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was in tears in Parliament yesterday as he highlighted what his wife, Ela, had to endure between 2014 and 2018; she was upset about comments on social media'
'Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum was in tears in parliament yesterday as he highlighted what his wife, Ela had to endure between 2014 and 2018. While speaking in parliament, Sayed-Khaiyum said his wife is very special and a very humble person who avoids public settings like a plague. However he says Ela is a person of tenacity and resolve. Sayed-Khaiyum says the past four years in particular in the lead up to the 2014 elections and this elections, personal and ethnic religious vilifications against him increased significantly. He says Ela was part of the team that was monitoring social media. An emotional Sayed-Khaiyum says Ela was personally and extremely upset by the comments but he did not want to acknowledge it at the time as he was focused on the general elections.' Fijivillage News, Friday, 30 November 2018
BLOODY CRYING HYPOCRITE: Khaiyum hid behind the veil and encouraged his side-kick ASHNEEL SUDHAKAR to abuse and threaten all and sundry on social media whom FFP perceived as political opponents, not to mention one of the most VILE and sustained graphic sexual abuse seen on social media against Fijileaks Founding Editor-in-Chief's daughter. And, yet, in his speech to Parliament, Khaiyum was praising his own daughter: “Suffice to say, Madam Speaker, some of us believe that a daughter is a blessing and a sign of good things to come. I want to thank my children for the deep comfort and distraction they provided for me from my public life.” Khaiyum prevented the Fiji Police from questioning Sudhakar who was exposed as the alleged mastermind behind the sexual abuse, threats of rape, and death threats against the family. Where was Ela, who was part of the team monitoring social media? Khaiyum rewarded Sudhakar by making him Government Whip and chairman of the Fiji Justice, Law and Human Rights Committee after the 2014 election, and now, after 2018 election, the Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources. FFP is hailing the number of women in Parliament, and yet Sudhakar had no respect for women, as if they were 'sexual footballs'
POLICING SOCIAL MEDIA: Was this company, ABIDE, formed to trawl the social media after the 2014 general election?
Now, Sudhakar is Khaiyum's new Minister for Lands and Mineral Resources. Talking about land, whatever happened to the Wailoaloa plot of land which Khaiyum had undercharged in value in his 2014 declarations; this plot has not been declared in his 2018 declarations
BLOOD BONUS PAYMENT TO BROTHER: Aiyaz Khaiyum directed FBC chairman Sashi Singh to pay out $21,259 to Riyaz Khaiyum in bonus despite FBC making massive losses; Singh had donated $50,000 to FFP
SIX DAYS BEFORE FIJI WENT TO THE POLLS
Was the fast payment, ordered on 8 November 2018, insurance in case FFP government lost general election?
Throughout the campaign, Aiyaz Khaiyum claimed Fiji cannot afford
to pay $5 minimum basic wages to workers
Bainimarama: Na Cava GDP $21,259 to your brother
Consecutive losses are as follows:
2011 - $1.1M
2012 - $7.1M
2013 - $5.6M
2014 - $3.9M
2015 - $3.6M
Sashi Singh is Director HFC Bank, Telecom, FNFP, FNFP subsidiaries, Natadola, Fiji Ports Terminal Ltd and chairman FBC
THE TWO BIRDS OF FEATHER FOOLING THE PUBLIC OF FIJI TOGETHER!!!
DRACULA thirsty for Money Bank: SODELPA claimed in court he was not leader; he failed to disclose over $200,000 from Raghwan Construction, and bankrupted the National Bank of Fiji; now Shadow Finance Minister!
Sitiveni Rabuka says he is the right person to talk on Finance. Oh, REALLY?
"In my opinion the Prime Minister's (Rabuka's) action as regard the events leading up to the execution of the Deed [re Anthony Stephens] was not only improper but prima facie illegal" -
Justice Kermode, September 1992
Meanwhile, Anare Jale tells Parliament there are many experienced and qualified native Fijians that are working abroad and would return to Fiji given the opportunity - if SODLEPA had won or wins in four years. ISA, thousands upon thousands of Indo-Fijians were chased out of Fiji by Rabuka and his RACIST MOB, who lost everything, and still living abroad
FIJI ON RED ALERT: Listening and reading the speeches of SODELPA MPs, one can't but fear the future of Indo-Fijians, progressive native Fijians, and other non-Fijians, for these SODELPA MPs (with a few exceptions - Ro Kepa and Leawere) are a bunch of racist mob who harbour nothing but grand design to control Fiji and impose their demagogic chiefs, thieves, and others, on us - disguised as speaking up for the native Fijians.
No wonder, in 2006, they played right into the hands of Frank Bainimarama and his military, and if these SODELPA lot do not clip their tongues, and if by some weird quirk of fate, they win election, expect another COUP in four years. Dangerous Racist Demagogues!
What the election results for SODELPA reveal is that frightful curse - TRIBALISM. It is still rife and kicking, for most native Fijians voted for SODELPA on tribal lines in their provinces, EXCEPT FOR NFP!
That explains why SODELPA MPs got very high votes and
Sitiveni Rabuka got lesser votes than Frank Bainimarama.
After 1987, the only weapon that brought Rabuka to his knees and
gave him and his racist i-Taukeist mob sleepless nights was
'THE GUNS OF LAUTOKA'
'You want violence, we will give you violence. Choice: Peaceful co-existence with Indo-Fijians or violent co-annihilation. Stop your bulls*** about coup for indigenous rights, for we are having none of it'
ILLOGICAL MATHS: SODELPA got 20.9 MPs and were allocated 21 seats, NFP got 3.9 MPs and were allocated 3 seats and FFP got 26.2 MPs but got 27 seats. We don't need Einstein to tell us NFP should have 4 seats
TAMPERING WITH JUSTICE: Coming soon - How New Zealand businessman told Aiyaz Khaiyum to by-pass DDP and go straight to FICAC: "Asalam Wa alaikum, For your opposition get Sitiveni Rabuka charged against income tax charges at the very last minute so that he is not able to contest against you. Get him convicted by FICAC. Also, search for Biman Prasad's records at USP, he was involved in some corrupt practice...You are one of us and you will remain at your position to rule these people...May you have the grace of Allah in your life..."
Fijileaks: FFP was nearly out of the Pallah (Door) because of Khaiyum's arrogance and contempt for the voters; while he demanded Faiyaz Koya and other 'goslings' to tell voters to vote for Bainimarama, he went around telling voters to vote for him, hence raking over 17,000 votes, and the gullible liu muried Koya now staring from outside into Parliament
The unfairness of the Modified D’Hondt electoral system in Fiji
By Professor Wadan Narsey
FFP is entitled to 26.2 MPs,
SODELPA 20.9 MPs
NFP 3.9 MPs
There is little to quibble about SODELPA getting 21 seats (which is 20.9 rounded up to 21). But then why is the NFP entitlement of 3.9 not rounded up to 4. Why is FFP entitled to only 26.2 getting 27 seats when common sense (and any primary student) would know that the 26.2 should be “rounded down” to 26 as universally accepted
While I have always argued that the massive 5% threshold has totally destroyed the value of a large numbers of votes which were cast for independents and small parties (some 27,000 votes in the 2014 Election and about 11,000 in the 2018 Election) even I was under the impression that the modified D’Hondt system used by the Fijian Elections Office under the Electoral Act was was still largely proportional.
But I have been proven wrong by the 2018 Election results declared by the Fijian Elections Office.
FFP (with 227,241 votes) has been awarded 27 seats, SODELPA (with 181,072 votes) has been awarded 21 seats and NFP with 33,515 votes, awarded 3 seats- all correctly according to the 2013 Constitution.
But I suggest here that it would have been much “fairer” by any sense of the word to award NFP one more seat and FFP one less, which would reduce the majority of FFP in Parliament to only 1- quite a decisive correction.
Indeed, NZ’s proportional system, internationally accepted, would have allocated FFP 26 seats (one seat less) and NFP 4 (one seat more than currently).
Even a primary school child can understand my arithmetic logic below.
All apparently lawful: according to the Modified D’Hondt system
Assuming that there are no substantial irregularities as claimed by the Opposition Parties, then the above results as declared by the FEO are indeed according to the electoral vote counting clauses in the Electoral Act under which all the parties contested the 2014 and 2018 Elections- the modified D’Hondt system.
The modified D’Hondt system is extremely difficult to explain to ordinary people, but let me give it a go, just using FFP and NFP in the example, to simply the calculations.
(a) there are 51 seats to allocate to parliament.
(b) divide each qualifying party’s total votes received by 1, 2, 3, etc. going down to 51.
(c) the Fijian Elections Office chooses the MPs from all the parties, with the highest average number of votes.
(d) So if only 1 FFP MP was elected, that MP would represent 227,241 voters.
if 2 were elected each MP would represent 113,621 each (or 227,241/2)
Keep dividing by increasing numbers of MPs until you get to 26.
if 26 were elected these FFP MPs would each represent 8740 votes each (or 227,241/26).
(e) Now if only 1 NFP MP was elected, that MP would represent 33,515
if only 3 NFP MPs were elected they would each represent on average 11,172 voters
(f) by now 21 SODELPA MPs have also been selected: so the total number of MPs already selected for parliament = 26 +21 + 3 = 50. One more to go.
(g) The FEO now has to select the 51st MP and the following are the average number of voters that each party would have, if one extra MP from that party was selected.
27th FFP candidate: 8416
22nd SODELPA 8231
4th NFP candidate 8379
(h) You can see that the modified D’Hondt rule as in the Electoral Act requires the FEO to choose the next MP who would give his or her party the higher average number of voters our of these three parties.
Clearly, in this case, the 51st MP will come from the FFP, because the 27th FFP MP will give an overall average of 8416 voters, still higher than the other two parties’ candidates should they be selected.
So if the numbers of votes are correct as stated, then the FEO has followed the law as it stands in the Electoral Act 2014
But is it fair in the common sense of the word?
Especially when the Fiji voting public have been led to believe for five years that every vote should have equal value?
What if there was strict proportionality?
If one accepts the 5% threshold which eliminates the small parties, then the qualifying parties are as follows, with their strictly proportional share of votes and their ideal allocation of seats.
By strict proportionality,
FFP is entitled to 26.2 MPs,
SODELPA 20.9 MPs
and NFP 3.9 MPs.
GANDER TAKING GOSLINGS INTO PARLIAMENT: D'Hondt voting system allows Fiji Electoral Commission to steal over 12,000 votes from small failed parties and give it to FFP to take them to 27 seats and into power
Fiji Sun headline should have screamed: FFP loses five seats, scrapes past 50% threshold by mere 147 votes; Electoral System robs NFP of Coalition Government by 152 votes, and THIRTEEN (13) FFP MPs got
less than 1,000 votes each from voters
Over 170,000 Fijian voters did not turn up to vote. Election result reveal Fiji still racially divided society. Both Indo-Fijian and native Fijian voters chose Freebies and not Freedom. FFP and SODELPA played crude RACE CARD. The only MPs that can go into Parliament with their heads high are from NFP who did not resort to race based politics. One declared seat (NFP had 4) and one more likely seat were taken away from NFP to prevent the formation of a Coalition Government (NFP needed 5 MPs). We wonder if Faiyaz Koya who failed to get enough votes will be brought in through the back door - whether as Speaker or the new Attorney-General? Coupists will face each other in Parliament - Coups pay in Fiji. How can there be a fair result if those who did not vote for FFP, SODELPA and NFP now find their combined votes have been given to FFP by FEC and FEO? The 2013 Constitution deliberately forbids coalition before election and the odd number of seats (51) was designed to ensure FFP win! Security nightmare: Sodelpa's nationalist win means Fiji must remain vigilant for future native Fijian uprising against FFP government.
The Multinational Observer Group (MOG):
"FFP government ministers and senior officials had conducted a range of high profile activities, such as concluding commercial contracts, opening buildings and dispensing government grants and funds during the campaign."
THIRTEEN FFP MPs don't even have over 1,000 votes. ALL Opposition MPs have over 2,000 votes each compared to those on the Government side - result of the skewed D'Hondt Voting System - GANDER taking the Goslings into Parliament, some will even become Ministers with 755 votes to their name! Its like handing the control of Fiji Airways Boeing 737 jumbo jets to pilots who failed their flying tests. Welcome to Fiji!!!
The 27 FijiFirst candidates are :
1. Bainimarama, Josaia Voreqe | 167732 votes
2. Sayed‑Khaiyum, Aiyaz | 17271 votes
3. Nagata, Alipate Tuicolo | 6876 votes
4. Bala, Parveen Kumar | 5063 votes
5. Nath, Vijay | 2256 votes
6. Reddy, Mahendra | 2081 votes
7. Kumar, Premila Devi | 1379 votes
8. Nand, Joseph Nitya | 1349 votes
9. Pillay, Viam | 1280 votes
10. Seruiratu, Inia Batikoto | 1251 votes
11. Vuniwaqa, Mereseini Rakuita | 1167 votes
12. Kirpal, Sanjay Salend | 1147 votes
13. Naiqamu, Osea | 1129 votes
14. Maharaj, Alvick Avhikrit | 1019 votes
15. Vegnathan, George | 944 votes
16. Koroilavesau, Semi Tuleca | 888 votes
17. Usamate, Jone | 849 votes
18. Sharma, Rohit Ritesh | 821 votes
19. Sudhakar, Ashneel | 755 votes
20. Waqainabete, Ifereimi | 743 votes
21. Adimaitoga, Selai | 718 votes
22. Akbar, Rosy Sofia | 705 votes
23. Sigarara, Jale | 697 votes
24. Prakash, Vijendra | 596 votes
25. Bhatnagar, Veena Kumar | 577 votes
26. O'Connor, Alexander David | 572 votes
27. Govind, Salik Ram | 559 votes
The 21 SODELPA candidates are
1. Rabuka, Sitiveni Ligamamada | 77040 votes
2. Tabuya, Lynda Diseru | 8795 votes
3. Kepa, Ro Teimumu Vuikaba | 6036 votes
4. Bulitavu, Mosese Drecala | 5342 votes
5. Nawaikula, Niko | 5187 votes
6. Lalabalavu, Atonio Rabici | 5016 votes
7. Jale, Anare | 4287 votes
8. Vosanibola, Peceli Waqairatu | 3730 votes
9. Gavoka, Viliame Rogoibulu | 3536 votes
10. Saukuru, Jese | 3299 votes
11. Rasova, Simione Rokomalo | 3286 votes
12. Matanitobua, Ratu Suliano | 3279 votes
13. Bulanauca, Mitieli | 3031 votes
14. Tuisawau, Ro Filipe | 2835 votes
15. Kuridrani, Inosi | 2724 votes
16. Leawere, Mikaele Rokosova | 2354 votes
17. Radrodro, Aseri Masivou | 2312 votes
18. Radrodro, Salote Vuibureta | 2235 votes
19. Qionibaravi, Adi Litia | 2195 votes
20. Lalabalavu, Ratu Naiqama | 2165 votes
21. Navurelevu, Tevita | 2010 votes
The 3 NFP candidates going to Parliament are :
1. Prasad, Biman Chand | 12,137 votes
2. Tikoduadua, Pio | 2684 votes
3. Qereqeretabua, Lenora Salusalu | 1811 votes
FROM GRAHAM LEUNG, FIJIAN LAWYER AND NOW SECRETARY TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN NAURU.
Fiji' electoral system gives democracy a bad name. The 5% rule means as an example, someone who gets 5000 votes but does not meet the threshold loses, and someone with 800 votes in a party that does, gets into Parliament - and might even become a Minister.
As an example, in the 2014 elections:
Filimone Vosarogo = 2788 votes (not elected);
Faiyaz Koya - 875 votes, elected MP and appointed Minister for Trade.
In 2018: Savenaca Narube, former Governor of the Reserve Bank got 2811 votes (not elected).
By comparison, Salik Govind FFP got elected to Parliament with 559 votes.
You will never convince me this is a fair or democratic system. Change the Constitution.
My other gripe is the abolition of local constituencies.
How can an MP who lives in Suva but has never stepped foot in rural Macuata understand the 'local' issues of a cane farmer who has trouble taking his cane to the Labasa mill in time?
How can a Nadi based MP who has never been to Lomaiviti (let alone visited Nacamaki or Nasau) understand the maritime transport problems of Koro island grog farmers?
In the past people typically went to their 'local' MP for help.
This is what happens when you have an imposed Constitution which does not reflect the will of the people.
You do things to suit yourself.
Fiji people are long suffering. $2.68 an hour won't even buy you a number 10 Crest chicken.
Wake up Fiji!
NOAH'S ARK saves FFP: Rain, Floods, Low Voter Turn Out, and the FEO bungling rife, as scores of voters CRY FOUL for not allowed to Vote. Fiji has been spared Rabuka's TSUNAMI SODELPA promised in 100 days!!!
RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION?: Most of the remaining voters who are told they should vote on Saturday are in rural areas, and mostly Seventh Day Adventist followers, who are discriminated against by Saturday poll; also they know the results so far - they could change minds for parties
SUN fails to shine for SODELPA: Solely focusing on Khaiyum's so-called 'Sunset Clause', anti-Muslim bashings, dumping Ro Teimumu Kepa, promising to snatch land back and to bring back the dreaded Great Council of Chiefs in the next 100 days frightened Indo-Fijians, forcing them to close ranks and VOTE for FijiFirst Party. And, thousands of native Fijian voters joined them to keep SODELPA out of power.
We kept pointing out that Niko Nawaikula was coming across as a very dangerous racist demagogue, reminding Indo-Fijian voters of
Rabuka's violent I-Taukeists from 1987 who raped their way to power. Now, nearly 20 years later, the coupist is writhing back into Parliament
In another country, lawyers would have come forward to mount legal challenges on behalf of voters who have been denied their right to vote. This voter whose Voter Card has Suva address told to go to Rakiraki
NOVEMBER: Even Fiji Tourism Board informs tourists its RAINY Season, so who decided that 2018 general election should be held in November
"...Secrecy is the keystone of all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy... censorship. When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives." --Robert A. Heinlein, -If This Goes On
click link below:
The Draft Ghai Constitution 2013
The Explanatory Report
Appendage to Draft Constitution
Professor Yash Ghai's Statement