LAISENIA QARASE IS A BLOODY LIAR. In dismissing allegations against torturer BEN NALIVA, RFMF Commander Kalouniwai is dismissing SAM Speight's affidavit against Naliva, published by Qarase in PRISONER 302
SHALOM, SHALOM, JERUSALEM. The FREE RIDERS on FIJI AIRWAYS flight who have allegedly still NOT paid up. They include Ro Teimumu Kepa (upgraded to business class), PAP's Assistant Education Minister
And also listed as allegedly owing money is MIKAELE MUDREILAGI, Director, International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (Fiji branch).
A 42-year-old Australian citizen has pleaded guilty to giving false information to a public servant. Jenny Huong appeared in the Sigatoka Magistrates Court.
She had falsely claimed on January 30 this year, she was robbed in Sigatoka Town of a black bag containing a phone, sunglasses and a wallet with $180.00 by an unknown person.
Upon reviewing the CCTV footage of Sigatoka Town, it was revealed that she was seen getting off a vehicle without any black handbag.
After further investigation, it became clear that she had not been robbed of anything.
Huong was arrested, interviewed under caution and admitted that she did not have her black handbag with her, nor was she robbed.
She was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment, suspended for two years.
On 17 January, Fiji Times' reporter SHAYAL DEVI wrote to us as follows:
"I am following up on the post you shared on your Fijileaks site about Women’s Minister Lynda Tabuya because of debate on whether the images are real. Are you able to forward me the original screen captures of the photo and chat please? A forensic analyst we have spoken to has doubts but is withholding judgment until they've seen the real thing."
*We declined to co-operate suggesting the 'forensic analyst' took a 'running jump'.
*On 20 January the Fiji Times ran a story under the headline, 'Probe into porn image', reporting:
"POLICE have confirmed an investigation has begun into the use of an image widely used on porn sites since 2014 as “evidence” in sex scandal claims by two websites and a Facebook page belonging to Graham Davies, a former communications advisor to the FijiFirst government. Acting Police Commissioner Juki Fong Chew confirmed receiving a complaint from Minister for Women Lynda Tabuya. Open source intelligence specialist Eric Nelson, a graduate of the DFRLab Digital Sherlocks program who owns Minnesota based Slickrockweb Inc, said the explicit photograph was so heavily reused by porn sites it would be almost impossible to find where it was originally sourced from. His findings were based on reverse image searches conducted on TinEye and Yandex which uses image recognition to find out where an image came from, how it is being used, or if modified versions of the image exist."
*Shockingly, the Fiji Times told its readers that it consulted a 'forensic expert' in the United States (see above). 'Earlier this week The Fiji Times had reached out to overseas journalists who specialised in investigating organised crime, and they put reporters in touch with Mr Nelson'.
*The paper was not only insulting its own in-house IT experts in Suva but by citing the American 'expert' the paper was 'sexing' up its reporting.
*We don't know how much the Fiji Times paid to Eric Nelson, for TinEye is a program freely available on the internet. We ran the same photo and we got the same result as Fiji Times' 'forensic expert' - except Free of Charge.
*In its story, while attacking Grubsheet, the Fiji Times didn't even mention Fijileaks, except to note that one of the websites told the paper to 'take a running jump'.
*As we have pointed out, the 2014 image is real and only Lynda Tabuya can explain where it was taken, by whom, and how it had ended up on the net in March 2014.
*Meanwhile, the Fiji Times, 'Nude pic drama. Specialist sheds light on sex scandal claim, concluded its story without mentioning Fijileaks:
'The Fiji Times emailed a contact listed on the website saying a forensic expert had doubts the images were real but was withholding judgment until he saw the real original. The response received from the email address was: 'Tell the forensic expert to take a running jump. It's all real and I don't need to be proven right or wrong'.'
SENATOR v TORTURER. As Australian government and Opposition close ranks on Torturer NALIVA, controversial Senator Jacqui Lambie, former Aussie army veteran, demands to know how NALIVA slipped through net
FELIX ANTHONY, trade unionist who was beaten up by Bainimarama and his goons, expresses surprise on Naliva's appointment as Deputy Commander of Australian army's 7th brigade. For years, Felix Anthony was reluctant to go public, leaving it to our Founding Editor-in-Chief to reveal in detail his beatings at the hands of Frank Bainimarama, Ben Naliva and other military goons.
*He is another of those 'Fijian Houdini chap from the old bloc' who has disappeared from our Editor after his buddies came to power in Coalition government, led by Coupist Sitiveni Rabuka.
*We had stood by his side since the 1987 Rabuka COUPS.
*The Australian media keeps stating that Naliva was never charged for the torture of his victims. Of course, NOT, for his BOSS was running the FFP government, and now the Coalition is protecting Naliva.
*And PIO TIKODUADUA must explain if he had any role in recommending the appointment of the torturer Naliva to the Australian government.
*What about Coalition Minister SAKIASI DITOKA, who is acutely aware of Naliva's violent past, as disclosed by his former boss, the late Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase, in Prisoner 302, and I have on me Ditoka's statutory declaration affidavit from 2014.
*We expect yesteryears VICTIMS to speak up against NALIVA and get Bainimarama's Master Torturer after 2006 COUP deported from Australia.
IMMUNITY AND NFP TRAITORS. As we have consistently argued since 1999, the Immunity in the 1990, 1997 and 2013 Constitutions do not apply to Rabuka, Bainimarama and his torturer goons.
*We are where we are today because the NFP and its leaders not only provided the party's votes to keep Rabuka as Prime Minister since 1994, but they had agreed with him to entrench IMMUNITY in the 1997 Constitution of Fiji, later carried over into the 2013 Constitution.
*The current NFP leader BIMAN PRASAD was one of the failed SVT-NFP candidates in the 1999 general election.
*The NFP traitors who refused to bring Rabuka and his goons to justice for the Rape, Beatings, and Torture of Indo-Fijians after the 1987 Coups once again formed coalition with Rabuka and are now in power.
But BEN NALIVA can be arrested in Australia - the Pinochet Precedent
"General Pinochet could not claim absolute immunity. This time by a majority of six to one, the law lords said that a former head of state could not get away with committing an international crime. And torture was an international crime wherever it may have occurred."
By BBC legal affairs correspondent Joshua Rozenberg
It is easy to forget that round one went to General Pinochet.
In October 1998, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, ruled that he was "entitled to immunity as a former sovereign from the criminal and civil process of the English courts''.
In his view, and that of the two judges sitting with him in the High Court, "a former head of state is clearly entitled to immunity in relation to criminal acts performed in the course of exercising public functions".
But what were Gen Pinochet's "public functions"? They wouldn't include shooting his gardener in a fit of rage, for example. But Alun Jones QC, representing the Spanish prosecutor who was seeking the General's extradition, argued that they didn't include crimes against humanity either: offences such as genocide, torture, hostage-taking and others which were deeply repugnant to any notion of morality.
Drawing the line
Lord Bingham was prepared to admit that this argument had "some attraction". But he rejected it. Where, he asked, do you draw the line?
Lord Bingham ruled that Pinochet was entitled to immunity
The House of Lords supplied the answer. In November 1998, the law lords ruled by a majority of three to two that state immunity applied only to acts which international law recognised as being among the functions of a head of state. Lord Nicholls and Lord Steyn said those acts did not include torture or hostage taking.
Lord Hoffmann agreed with them. That meant General Pinochet could, after all, be extradited to face trial in Spain on those charges.
In his speech, Lord Steyn poured scorn on Lord Bingham's conclusion that there was no line to be drawn, that torture was within the official functions of a head of state. That would have meant Hitler's "final solution", his plan to exterminate European Jewry, was lawful.
Reporters wondered why Lord Hoffmann had simply expressed agreement with the other two judges instead of writing his own speech (as judgments are called in the House of Lords). One possible answer emerged a few days later.
The Hoffman affair
It turned out that the law lord was the chairman and a director of Amnesty International Charity Limited, a company with close links to the human rights organisation Amnesty International.
Lord Hoffman's Amnesty International connections led to a fresh hearing
That would have been reasonable enough, except for the fact that Amnesty International had been given permission to take part in the earlier hearing before Lord Hoffmann and four other law lords. Unusually, Amnesty's barristers were allowed to address them at the hearing.
Though Amnesty's position was that people responsible for human rights violations in Chile should be brought to justice, there was no suggestion that Lord Hoffmann was actually biased against Gen Pinochet. But he had "an interest in the outcome of the proceedings" (according to Lord Goff) and he was "in effect, acting as a judge in his own cause" (according to Lord Hope).
Lord Hutton said "public confidence in the integrity of the administration of justice would be shaken if his decision were allowed to stand." The law lords agreed that Lord Hoffmann had sat while disqualified and ordered a fresh hearing.
The Hoffmann affair must have done great damage to the international reputation of the English judiciary. Lord Hoffmann never explained and never apologised.
Legal precedent set
Gen Pinochet emerged a little better off from Round Three of the legal action. The law lords decided that he could only be extradited in respect of torture charges relating to the period after 8 December, 1988.
That was when the British government had ratified an international agreement making it an offence in the United Kingdom to commit torture abroad. Since Gen Pinochet had stepped down as president of Chile in 1990 not many of the torture allegations were covered by this ruling, though others were added later.
But the principle was still as strong as ever. Gen Pinochet could not claim absolute immunity. This time by a majority of six to one, the law lords said that a former head of state could not get away with committing an international crime. And torture was an international crime wherever it may have occurred.
The word has gone round. Former dictators living in safe havens now travel abroad at their peril. General Pinochet may have escaped extradition but even former heads of state accused of the most serious crimes will now be called to account.
STOCKHOLM SYNDROME: Fijians keep voting for these two COUPISTS
A thoroughly shameless foul-mouth coward representing the people and nation of Fiji as an unelected and illegal Prime Minister was violently abusive to the bitter end. We met Captain Damuni in the narrative in 2003 when he was ADC to the President.
Curiously, on the morning of 5 December 2006, he called Qarase’s private secretary (Sakiasi Ditoka) from the military barracks on behalf of Bainimarama and warned him to prepare himself [the private secretary] to be taken to prison along with Prime Minister Qarase and the then CEO in the PM’s Office Jioji Kotobalavu.
Damuni was part of the army officers who had forcibly removed arms from King’s Wharf despite protestations from Hughes. He had been warned to be sent to Nukulau Island one day for his support for Bainimarama’s threatened coup. His phone call was merely a curtain-raiser - a more sinister and chilling call, intended for Qarase who had remained defiant in the face of calls to resign and hand power to Bainimarama.
As Qarase remained barricaded in his Suva home, the phone finally came in the afternoon from Bainimarama right-hand man Captain Penioni (Ben) Naliva’s number. Naliva said hello and then gave the phone to Bainimarama who then proceeded to swear at PM Qarase and his secretary in Fiji.
He used filthy native Fijian swear words that were unbecoming of his office and especially the one that he was illegally seizing. It appeared that Bainimarama was enraged at the news items of the coup especially the interviews of Prime Minister Qarase by the international press.
He used words to this effect, “------, na cava tale dou se cakava tiko qori? Tukuna vua na luve ni magaitinana qori me sogota na gusuna de’u na lako yani i keri me’u yarataka na domona me vakavodoki i na waqa me fuck-off laivi i nodratou koro. Cava dou vinakata mo dou lai laulaumoku yani e keri? Dou veicai, sa oti na nomudou gauna. Tukuna vua na tamata qori me sogota na gusuna de’u na qai gole sobu yani me’u lai sogota vua”
It can be translated as follows: “------, what else are you people doing there? Tell that son of his mother’s vagina (referring to the then Prime Minister Qarase) to shut his mouth or I’ll come down there and drag him by the neck so that he can fuck-off to his village. Do you people want to be beaten up? You people fuck each other, your time is over. Tell that person (again referring to Qarase) to shut his mouth or I’ll come down to shut it for him.”
In the evening, at 6pm, Bainimarama seized power justifying his coup based on The Doctrine of Necessity,
GONE WITH HIS RAKE as extra-mural community prisoner at St Vincent DePaul Parish, Nausori. The bizarre case of Niko Nawaikula who claims PM's Office collected soli for him, he met Rabuka and is now A Free Man
And here you can see Mr Peter Wise, PS in the PMs office and Hon Ro Filipe Tuisawau Min for Public Works , Transport & Meteorological Service.
I also had the opportunity to pay a courtesy visit to PM. We both enjoyed the short meeting.
I can immediately see they are at the opposite end of the spectrum I am at with files piled at their desks and mind somewhere dealing with national interest even as we spoke.
To the contrary I have a clear unobstructed mind, not a single work pressure and ready to talk and laugh at old jokes with ease.
The other big difference of course is that they get paid while I'm not but that was quickly addressed by soli such that it became pay day for me. I quickly resolved not to make repetitive visits like this to avoid further embarrassment.
In case you are asking, yes I did raise issue on Constitutional Review, the continuing existence of some anti taukei laws etc. I cant talk details suffice to say that these things they are considering along with other national priorities.
What I can say however is that i am thankful I am not there with them because as an outsider I can push them, hold them to account and even criticise them for delay in addressing these important issues.
Just like I am currently doing on the need to Review 2013 Constitution, need to terminate all anti taukei laws, need to review our archaic native land laws, need to investigate FSC,FBC,FICAC etc, review Taukei Administration etc.
So in many ways I can see Gods purpose in all these as I am more useful being out of government then being in.
To my former colleagues Hon PM, Hon Ro Filipe & Mr Pita Wise, I wish you all well as you continue your good work and expect more visits from me & my NGO advocating Justice, Human Rights & Democracy.
It means that I was correct all along on the unlawful confinement of me and I estimate more then 100 prisoners.
It means also that the Commissioner For Prisons & Officer in Charge in the 9 prisons throughout Fiji can be criminally charged for unlawful confinement.
It means also that the AG as Minister Responsible should put up a paper to cabinet asking for over $M to be paid in compensation to unlawfully confined prisoners.
Last week I filed a complaint to police against the Comissioner Of Prisons for unlawful confinement. Only yesterday the police came back to me to say they already interviewed the Comissioner and have identified over 50 files already of prisoners likely to be unlawfully confined.
This visit is an admission of guilt but I will continue to press for charges.
Next week I will file civil claim for me and 10 other people including Rt Inoke Takiveikata & Rt Timoci Silatolu for unlawful confinement.
Sometimes God purposely put us in places to expose injustice and my going to prison can be for such a purpose.
I thank God firstly for this and my wife, family and all who believe in justice.
Now the AG as Minister Responsible for Prisons will explain to the Cabinet and to the Country why over 100 Prisoners were continuously held in unlawful confinement despite their many complaints & despite clear directives from the Supreme Court the Prison was wrong.
The AG will have to explain the costs wasted by government in holding these inmates feeding them, providing security etc.
The AG will have to clarify the exact numbers of those unlawfully confined. I estimate 100 - 150.
The AG will have to explain the total government has to pay in compensation to all prisoners concerned. And remember that this unlawfulness & injustice had been happening since 2012.
Now that I no longer have to do community work I am free to travel to Vanua Levu to visit my mother who will turn 92 on 2.2.24.
I am informed 8 prisoners were released today with more to come. Incidentally not releasing the unlawful confined can give to police investigating team reason to arrest and I believe this was the reason the Prison officers rushed to me at 6pm today.
This sudden turn of events is the outcome of the quick action of the Police Criminal Investigation Unit. From the time I filed formal report against the Commissioner & those responsible for unlawful confinement it took them less then 2 days to attend, gather my statement, and confront prison authorities.
They (CID) have even interviewed Commissioner of Prisons and have already identified over 50 similar cases. There will be more. Incidentally they advised the prison authorities that if they withhold release it can give them reason to arrest. I wish to thank CID but press for full investigation and charges to expose the depth of this injustice that's been happening since 2012.
The Police possess the power of arrest and can exercise that when he/she reasonably suspect a crime has been or is being committed.
I think the threshold of reasonable suspicion by police for committal of the crime of unlawful confinement has been reached for the following reasons :
●I lodged the formal complaint, for unlawful confinement, of me and the up to 200 others still detained unlawfully on 14.1.24 and was assigned police report No 552/1/24.
● on 15.1.24 I gave my full statement to police and submitted all Supreme Court rulings that confirm I was correct and proved the Commissioner is wrong to be keeping these up to 200 others in unlawful detention.
● the police investigation team has confirmed to me that they have visited the Commissioner of Prisons and OC and taken their statements.
● immediately after that and about 4 days after I filed the complaint I was visited by very senior prison officers to advise my prison term has ended and I no longer need to do community work.
This to me was proof of the guilt of unlawful confinement.
● The acting CJ has also cautioned of prisoners, "still serving time when they shouldn’t be in there,” adding that in such cases, " the chances of the State being sued for unlawful imprisonment were high."
Only last Monday a prisoner in similar situation, Samu Bokadi, was produced by Nasinu Prison Officers before the Court Of Appeal.
On finding out that Bokadi should be out already the court directed Legal Aid to consult with the Prison. It refused to release Bokadi.The court then asked the DPP but again the Prison refused. So the court instead released him under Bail.
Incidentally Bokadi should have been released in July of 2023.
So there is more then enough reason to raise suspicion in the mind of police to effect the arrest of Commissioner Of Prisons and her OCs.
As a matter of fact they are now purposely and intentionally defying Supreme Court rulings which should prove to the court their doing so has been clearly intentional.
Can the Police investigating this case make the arrest already and please Police Commissioner and Minister Responsible Hon Pio see that the arrest are immediately carried out.
It really is because the Human Right of Personal Liberty is fundamental as it is permanent and inalienable and must be respected. Whether a person is a prisoner or not makes no different as all Human Beings must be treated equally.
And can the Minister For Prisons, the Hon AG see that the up to 200 prisoners still unlawfully detained are immediately released just as they have done to me.
MILKING NZ Connection: Biman Prasad appoints another NZ 'Chamcha', this time as FRCA CEO. UDIT SINGH is former CEO of NZ based MilkTest, a milk testing laboratory for Cow, Goat, Sheep, Buffalo and DEER MILK
Both BIMAN PRASAD and UDIT SINGH were at the same time at USP, and also at Labasa College. The 'Labasian Connection' at play. Singh replaces another Labasian SAVENDRA DAYAL, who was forced to resign as FRCA Chair last year. All three 'USP Labasian Buddies' the same year.
MilkTestNZ is a milk testing laboratory using highly automated processes and advanced technology. All of New Zealand's dairy farm supplier samples are tested at MilkTestNZ. A range of microbiology, composition, analytical and specialty tests are carried out in the laboratory. A range of milk types are tested including cow, goat, sheep, buffalo and deer milk.
Permanent Secretary for Finance and Interim Chairman Shiri Gounder says they are pleased to be able to reach agreement with someone with Singh’s extensive business transformation, financial and leadership background to take up the CEO role effective from 25th March this year.
Gounder says the Board welcomes Singh’s appointment and with his wealth of commercial and strategic leadership experience, the board expects him to continue the good work that is underway in transforming FRCS to be an effective service driven tax, customs and border protection agency.
He says they also thank Malakai Naiyaga for acting in the CEO role and they are happy that he will resume Chairmanship of FRCS, after a brief period of handover.
FRCS says Singh is a vastly experienced business leader having worked as a CEO.
They say he is a former CEO of Milk Test NZ, a subsidiary of Fonterra and has industries including pharmaceutical, primary industry, food and environment.
FRCS says he is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career marked by transformative leadership and a proven track record in governance, strategy, finance, and operations.
They say with expertise in driving company transformation, market development, and profitability, Singh brings to FRCS a focus on achieving operational excellence and fostering revenue growth.
They say his strengths lie in scaling and transforming organisations and cultivating a culture of innovation and leadership development.
FRCA adds he is a graduate in Accounting and Economics from the University of the South Pacific, holds a CPA from the Australian Society of Certified Public Accountants, an ACA of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Company Directors. Source: Fijivillage News
CAUGHT IN LIMBO. Principal of Bua Central College Master Raman Lal suddenly told after seven years at BCC that he is being transferred but Education Ministry yet to find him a school, so he is stranded in Labasa
*Raman Lal was stationed at Bua College with his family for the past seven years.
*His son, who is a bright student, didn't get the subject combination he wanted and is now studying at another school because of that.
*Raman Lal, who was staying at the school quarters, has to get another set of uniforms for his children as a result of the late transfer notice.
*When he enquired with the Education Ministry, he was told to wait for a year or until a school is found for him.
*What a payback for a teacher who had contributed nearly half of his life teaching.
*There are also claims of racism because of his ethnicity.
*The Education Ministry in Labasa is clueless, claiming the transfer directive order came from Suva.
*Meanwhile, the Education Ministry has advised Raman Lal to come and sign in, and sign out, from the Labasa branch.
'Here we have a teacher who should be teaching, instead his talent is wasted as he is idle all day, sitting at the Labasa branch', a source told Fijileaks. Bua College is alma mater of the current President of Fiji.
HO, HO, HO and KILO of METH. RESIGN, John Rabuku. His predecessor Christopher PRYDE was sent packing as DPP after he was accused of stopping and chatting with the former A-G Khaiyum at a social function
ACTING DPP John Rabuku having a chat with drug kingpin suspect Justin Ho outside the Nadi Magistrates Court. Why didn't Rabuku vigorously object to Ho and his co-suspects being granted BAIL?
From the Fiji Sun:
COMING LATER. How Lynda Tabuya was wailing like a drug fuelled addict, confessing and seeking forgiveness, for bonking in Room 233
SILENCE AS A LAMB. Biman Prasad and his side-kick Pio Tikoduadua quiet on Torturer BEN NALIVA's appointment as Australian Army's 7th Brigade. The NFP was in forefront to bring Brij Lal's abusers to JUSTICE
"I had not seen this news item [Qiliho going up to the Royal Defence Academy in London]. It is shocking. When he was slated to come to Australia, I wrote to Julie Bishop and he was refused a visa to study here. Qiliho was a Bainimarama protege who was groomed to succeed him. He was his chief enforcer, assisted by Ben Naliva and Aseri Rokoura, both vicious thugs. Qiliho interrogated me at 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, my family would have to fetch my body from the morgue." - Brij Lal
*As we had recommended to the late BRIJ LAL and other victims during our pursuit of Ben Naliva's co-torturer Sitiveni Qiliho, Naliva's victims should try and get him arrested in Australia for gross human rights abuses. The IMMUNITY that Coupist Sitiveni Rabuka granted to himself and his soldiers in the 1990 and 1997 Constitutions, and now entrenched in the 2013 Constitution by Frank Bainimarama, doesn't apply to these TORTURERS in overseas jurisdictions
Fijileaks: To our good fortune, one of the leading lawyers specialising in torture cases on the team to arrest Sitiveni Qiliho in London happened to have also looked into arresting Sitiveni Rabuka several years previously.
Fijileaks: Fiji has fallen into such a rotten state because it is the likes of Waqavonovono and countless others who played cat and mouse with our human rights lawyers, waiting for Qiliho to simply escape to Fiji
One of Waqavonovono's co-victims, LAISA DIGITAKI, was all fired up to co-operate until she woke up one day and began reciting chapter and verse from the "Fijian Bible". Basically, the human rights lawyers wanted general statements and individual affidavits from the so-called 'Democracy Six" about their beatings and torture at the barracks on 24 December 2006, to build a solid case of what followed after the 5 December Coup. All the human rights lawyers from REDRESS, specialists in bringing torturers to justice in the UK, wanted was confirmation that the stories the "Democracy Six" had told to the media and later splashed on the internet, did take place, so they could build up their case for Sitiveni Qiliho's arrest in London.
Sadly, Digitaki suddenly began reminding us that "GOD even loves Torturer Sitiveni Qiliho"
"I'm not very clear on what will be achieved out of all these apart from
trying to arrest Qiliho before he leaves the UK in June/July?
My statement has been on internet for almost 15 years now and all the
details of my experience is there for all to draw and learn from.
I had forgiven and released everyone who inflicted harm on me on that
night and have transmuted and transcended from it.
I no longer delve on the past but live in the moment with much gratitude
with the knowing that one of the greatest life lessons I've learnt from
that incident was to forgive unconditionally even when my own life was
in grave danger, for we are all one and the same, often misled by the
illusion of duality and separation i.e me vs them.
Qiliho and other members of the Fiji Military Force have families and
children and it is important that we as conscious adults choose a path
that will not kill their spirit with anger, hatred and revenge but to
protect and bless them with much love from our heart space.
This is the only way we can all overcome the malevolent and controlling take-over
spirit in Fiji and the world. Vinaka."
Laisa Digitaki, 27 April 2021 to Fijileaks
VICTOR LAL in Fiji's Daily Post, May 1999 on eve of general election