fiji UNCENSORED

May 30, 2009

Regime honour for ‘G20, Fiji’ headline

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SPOOF

FIJI’S military regime is praising a foreign online subeditor’s decision to put G20 and Fiji in the same headline.

Regime spokesman Left-Right Lewena said it was indeed a great honour for Fiji to be put on the same pedsetal, pedetsal, I mean stage, as such an important group as the G20.

“It is indeed an honour for Fiji to be put of the same pedsetal, pedetsal, I mean stage, as such an important group as the G20,” Lewena said.

“It is an honour because it is not often that a country as small as ours receives this type of allocade, alcoclade, I mean praise.

“What makes this award even more special is the fact that the headline appeared in the online version of a Kwiwi, Kwikwi, I mean, a New Zealand newspaper called the New Zealand Herald,” Lewena said.

“New Zealand, as you are well aware, has been a big critic of the [Fiji] Government. But this headline proves to [Prime Minister John] Key and them that there are actually people from that country who refuse to toe the official government line.

“That might come as a surprise to them but that is the truth.”

He said the regime was doing all it could to find the identity of the headline-writer so he could be bestowed with the newly created Distinguished Idealists’ Salutary Order award. There were also plans to give the clever glorified manual spellchecker an honorary Ratu title.

But regime opponents, being the quick-witted nonconformists that they are, have been err, quick to denounce the award, especially Lewena’s gender-specific reference to the subeditor and the suggestion that only a male would think of putting G20 and Fiji in the same sentence.

“What if the subeditor was actually female?” well-know dissenter Ray Jimi Kirtic said. “Would she not qualify for the DIS Order medal? And how would she actually feel if she was called ‘Ratu’?”

Adding weight to this criticism is the fact that the article was not full of praise but scathing of Fiji and several members of the G20 for their human rights violations.

“It probably means that Lewena did not understand what he was actually reading,” Kirtic said. “That’s not a surprise and is actually typical of the regime’s tendency to inaccurately begin reading from the wrong side of the page.

“Unfortunately for Lewena, he did not actually decipher the rest of the headline which actually said ‘Human rights report attacks Fiji, G20’,” Kirtic said.

Lewena remained dismissive though, accusing critics like Kirtic of overusing the adverb “actually” and being “hypercritical”. “See, I can use big words too. But the fact is Fiji is in elite company. How many countries can claim to epitomise whatever this report was about?

“Come on, how many? I only have these many fingers so I can’t count any higher.”

A non-gender specific representative of Fiji Uncensored said the website was also hoping to receive a DIS Order and a traditional honorary title because it too had managed to cleverly use Fiji and G20 in its headline, although not necessarily in that order so as not to confuse Lewena. – fiji uncensored

May 29, 2009

Fiji’s junta judges

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OPINION

by Chris Merritt, The Australian

FEAR and loathing are reaching impressive new heights in Fiji after the most recent manoeuvres by that country’s dictatorship.

By stripping the Fiji Law Society of the right to issue practising certificates, the military government has all the tools it needs to embark on a purge of that country’s lawyers.

From the perspective of military strongman Frank Bainimarama, such a move would have a nice touch of symmetry.

The stunning reappointment of Anthony Gates as the dictatorship’s chief justice indicates that it is quite prepared to engage in a purge of the judiciary.

After sacking the entire judiciary, Bainimarama is now reappointing only those who are in the regime’s good books.

So why wouldn’t the regime engage in a similar move against lawyers?

Fiji is, after all, crawling with lawyers who are none too pleased about what the military is doing to their country.

But before jumping to conclusions, it is worth focusing on the man who must take responsibility for these moves: attorney-general Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Those who know him say he is unlikely to be attracted to such a blunt method of achieving his goals. He sees himself as a far more subtle operator.

So instead of engaging in a purge, Sayed-Khaiyum might be hoping to achieve the same goal by other means.

A credible threat of a purge might be all he needs in order to encourage Fiji’s lawyers to toe the line. In many ways, this would be even more insidious than a purge.

If the regime’s goal is to intimidate the Law Society and its members, the heavy-handed weekend raid on the Law Society’s offices begins to make sense.

With burglar alarms screaming, the regime’s foot soldiers entered the Law Society’s offices on Saturday and removed every complaint file they could find about Law Society members. The burglar alarms were entirely appropriate.

While the attorney-general’s tactics are worth watching, the most startling move was by Gates. By signing on with the dictators last Friday, Gates has removed all doubt about where he stands and has played into the hands of his critics.

You can almost hear the staff of the International Bar Association in London shaking their heads as they mumble “we told you so”.

Gates featured prominently in an IBA report that had criticised the rule of law after the 2006 coup. That report, in turn, has itself been criticised.

Before the events of April 10, when the constitution was abrogated, Gates and the other judges who took office after the 2006 coup could at least argue that they held office under the constitution.

Their sacking in April prompted widespread sympathy and expressions of concern from the Australian Bar Association — an organisation that had previously warned of the risks of accepting judicial appointments in Fiji.

Because of the unconstitutional actions of the regime between the 2006 coup that brought Bainimarama to power and April 10, that argument had a few difficulties. But after April 10, it’s impossible.

What happened on Good Friday was not quite a coup, but it marked a major departure from the previous order.

It presented Fiji’s judges with a choice and it’s revealing to see how they have responded.

Thomas Hickie, who was also criticised in the IBA report, was one of the three Court of Appeal judges who precipitated the Good Friday upheaval by ruling that the Bainimarama regime held office illegally.

Hickie is back in Australia and will not accept office under the current arrangements.

Before April 10 there were two types of judge in Fiji: those whose commissions pre-dated the 2006 coup and those who were disparagingly referred to by their critics as “junta judges”.

After April 10, the debate about whether it was proper to take office after the 2006 coup has been overtaken by a much more clear-cut and important argument.

Fiji’s judges still fall into two categories.

But the dividing line is now April 10 and the divisions within the judiciary are much sharper. Those who swear to uphold the decrees of a dictator might be maintaining a form of order but that falls a long way short of the rule of law.  – fiji uncensored

Veteran ABC journalist compares deportation in Fiji and PNG

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NEWS

AUSTRALIAN businesses in Papua New Guinea have been urged to value media freedom both the governments of PNG and Australia have to offer.
The advice came from veteran PNG commentator and former ABC correspondent in PNG, Sean Dorney.

“I’ve got a very simple message for those attending this PNG/Australia Business Forum – value the freedom that your media here in Papua New Guinea and in Australia work under,” Dorney said in his after-dinner speech at the PNG/Australia Business Council in
Madang early this week.

Such freedom, Dorney said was vital for democracy.

“I would like to compliment Papua New Guinea and successive PNG Governments for allowing this country to enjoy the benefits of a free and vibrant media.

“It is vital for democracy and, I believe, it is important not only for the economic health of PNG but also as an aid to attempts to achieve proper governance of this country.”

For a journalist that covers the Pacific, Dorney now holds the rare distinction of having being deported from PNG and most recently Fiji.

In an address laced with a humour and irony, the ABC journalist gave his speech the topic of “comparing and contrasting deportations from different Pacific nations”.

“I think I’m in a position to reveal that this place, Papua New Guinea, is far classier in its eviction of unwanted journalists than is Fiji – or at least that’s the case in my experience.

“Here, they not only let you back in, but later they give you an MBE!

“I can’t promise that would be true for everybody, of course, but my deep research into this one case and my own personal knowledge of the victim tells me that.”

In a tongue in cheek remark, Dorney said he would expect similar treatments from Fiji.

“I’ve got a bit of a dare for that despot over there in Suva. Frank, rise to the challenge that PNG has set.

“It’s pretty simple mathematics, mate!

“After I was deported from here in 1984, I was allowed back by 1987 and then, in 1990, I was awarded an MBE.

“Got it, Frank? Got it, Leweni?

“You guys have got less than three years to lift this ‘indefinite’ ban on me being allowed back in Fiji.

“And then if you are really serious about showing up PNG it is not only an election you’ve got to hold in 2014, Frank.

“It is an imperial honour – an award from the President of Fiji that I’ll be expecting!”

On a more serious note, Dorney told the business forum that life had been made very difficult for journalists in Fiji.

“At least six journalists from four different media outlets there have been picked up by the police since Easter and held for various periods under Fiji’s Emergency Regulations.

“The first one detained was Edwind Nand from Fiji One TV whose shocking crime was interviewing me about my deportation.

“That interview was never shown locally but it was sent to New Zealand and onto Australia.

“He was released after two nights at the Central Police Station with a warning.

“No one in the Fiji media is allowed to upset the new chief censor,
Lt-Col Neumi Leweni.”

For someone who has reported on Fiji for decades as Pacific correspondent for ABC’s Radio Australia and now as Pacific editor for its TV service, Australian Network, Dorney had a few things to say about Leweni.

“Leweni is an interesting case of what happens to those in favour with Commodore Bainimarama.

“Neumi was in the Royal Fiji Military Force band just a few years ago beating a drum. “He has had an amazingly rapid rise up through the ranks.

“When I first met him not all that long ago he was a Captain.

“Then he was promoted to Major.

“And since the events of Easter and befitting his new role as Fiji’s censorship czar as Permanent Secretary for Information, Communications and Archives, he’s been made a Lieutenant-Colonel.

“The censorship being imposed by Lt-Col Leweni on the local media in Fiji is total.

“No criticism whatsoever is allowed of Commodore Bainimarama or
anything he does or wants.” – fiji uncensored

Amnesty presents report on Fiji regime’s violations

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NEWS

FIJI’S military regime has been lambasted in an Amnesty International report critical of continuing free speech violations and widespread intimidation in the troubled country, according to Sky News online.

The world human rights watchdog has catalogued a raft of contraventions in Fiji during 2008, including the torture of prisoners and expulsion of journalists.

The report does not include the dramatic political developments this year under the leadership of army head Frank Bainimarama, in power since a December 2006 coup.

The latest upheavals in April, in which the country’s constitution was abrogated, the media censored and elections delayed for five years, are a major setback for Fiji’s stammering journey towards democracy.

“It was bad before but it has deteriorated even more now,” said Russell Hunter, the Australian former Fiji Sun publisher who was deported last February and is named in the report.

“If Amnesty had considered the violations even this year to date,
what you’d have is a very long and depressing list”.

The report states: “The interim, military-supported government continued to violate freedom of expression and intimidate journalists and members of the public”

Fiji’s official Human Rights Commission itself supported these moves and attacked the role played by other human rights organisations in the country, it says.

It details the deportation of Hunter and Fiji Times publisher Australian Evan Hannah, as well as threats made to journalist Serafina Silaitoga and the fatal torture of escaped prisoner Josefa Baleiloa at the hands of police.

Fiji is party to just seven of 18 selected international treaties supporting human rights, one less than the African dictatorship Zimbabwe and one more than both Iran and Iraq.

In the latest developments, media organisations have been ordered not to publish “negative” news, and must comply with standards imposed by government officials posted to newsrooms.

Underground blog websites have become Fijians’ key source of news, but bloggers have become increasingly fearful they will be targeted by the regime.

There have been more than a dozen reports of people with pro- democracy views being held without charge or legal representation and raids of homes and offices.

Hunter, who was deported after the Sun published articles about tax evasion by a senior minister, said that his friends in Fiji now live in constant fear of repercussions for airing their views.

“The military junta has tightened its hold. People are terrified to speak out, even in small groups, for fear their views will be reported and they will be hauled in.”

Rights activists are lamenting an interim government decision last week to replace the Fiji Law Society in licensing lawyers.

“Obviously that means any lawyer who has stood up against the coup and the military will simply be not allowed to practice,” Hunter said.

“What kind of solution is that?”

The regime recently extended the period of media censorship to June 10 and indicated it may continue indefinitely. – fiji uncensored

May 27, 2009

Key says NZ ready to help Fiji

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NEWS

NEW Zealand Prime Minister John Key says his government is prepared to help Fiji with people, resources and finances if the country makes a genuine effort to return to democracy.

He made the comments in a speech to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, based at Victoria University of Wellington.

Key also said New Zealand’s foreign policy in the region had been shaped by a need for a secure, stable and prosperous Pacific.

“We have devoted considerable time and energy to growing our relations with the Pacific.

“Fiji is clearly a focus, concentrating on how to help that country break out of its ‘coup cycle’ and find its way to restoring democracy.”

Key said in the clear absence of any forward movement from the Fiji regime, the Pacific Islands Forum had little alternative but to suspend Fiji.

“Recent months have in fact seen a further deterioration in the conditions in Fiji, with the abrogation of the Constitution, the muzzling and intimidation of the press, suspension of the judiciary, with a handful of judges only just appointed in recent days, and a clampdown on the legal professions.”

He said Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s recent comment that there could be no elections before 2014, a full eight years after the coup, was unacceptable.

“We and other forum members have said as much. But the Fiji regime only listens to those telling it what it wants to hear – whether inside Fiji, although this is an ever decreasing pool – or outside.

“I have spoken before about Bainimarama handing the Fiji people a passport to poverty, where through the regime’s actions and omissions it is patently failing to cope with the economic challenges buffeting the country.

“But we do stand ready to help, with people, resources, finance – when Fiji shows it is genuinely prepared to move in the right direction.”

Key said the tragedy of the situation in Fiji was also that it had diverted attention away from the other huge challenges confronting the region, particularly for economic development.

“Most Pacific Island countries are not well-positioned to weather the economic down-turn. Australia and New Zealand share a special responsibility to assist our regional neighbours through these troubled times.

“In particular, we are undertaking a joint study into the effects of the global economic crisis on the Pacific region which will be completed prior to the Cairns Pacific Islands Forum in August.” – fiji uncensored

Democracy movement open letter to forum paints bleak picture for regime

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LETTER

Hon. Toke Talagi MP
Chair Pacific Islands Forum
Forum Secretariat
Private Mail Bag
SUVA

Dear Honourable Talagi,

Uniform Travel Ban on Members and Supporters of Bainimarama’s Illegal Government

I refer to you statement as contained in the Forum Secretariat press release of the 2nd of May 2009 and also express my sorrow and disappointment at the suspension of my beloved country from the Pacific Islands Forum.

We refute claims by the illegal and totalitarian Bainimarama regime, that the rest of the forum island states were bullied by Australia and New Zealand into unanimously approving this stand. This outrageous claim patronises and insults the intellectual capability of Pacific Forum leaders, calling into question their ability to make their own decision and their countries sovereignty as independent states.

The blame lies squarely with Bainimarama and his non-performing advisers for their total rejection of, as you mentioned, (sic) fundamental forum obligations and core principles, as outlined in the Biketawa Declaration and other key guiding documents of the forum.

Commodore Bainimarama was given ample opportunity and time to adhere to the 1st of May deadline, yet failed to put in place a set timetable/roadmap to general election. Instead he thumped his nose at the forum and the global community as judged by the events that unfolded on Good Friday, April 10 2009.

Therefore, on behalf of the Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement, I call upon the Pacific Islands Forum and the leaders of its member states not to ease up but to increase pressure and actions on the Bainimarama dictatorship government illegally running Fiji today.

In particular, the Movement calls upon Pacific Islands Forum leaders to adopt the smart travel ban currently enforced by Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. The ban is based on a list of names of people and their family that have been blacklisted for participating, aiding and abetting the illegal overthrow of the democratically elected SDL Party-led Coalition Government, on the 5th of December 2006, and for their continued support of Commodore Bainimarama’s leadership till today.

We have observed that the travel ban is one of the most effective smart sanction ever imposed on the Bainimarama regime. It has effectively curbed the regime’s ability to appoint talented professional people who would have propped up their administration and do their illegal bidding for them.

The level of hurt the travel ban has had on the Bainimarama regime could be gauged by their drastic action of expelling two New Zealand high Commissioners to Fiji since the 2006 Coup.

We also call upon the Pacific islands Forum to join the chorus of those calling for the United Nations to return all members of the Fiji military and police forces serving as UN peacekeepers in trouble spots around the world.

I wish to draw your attention to the fact that on the eve of the military coup in 2006, then UN Secretary General Kofi Anand had warned Commodore Bainimarama that he would return all Fijian peacekeepers serving in the UN if Bainimarama went ahead with his planned military putsch.

The Movement is of the view that the continued deployment of Fijian soldiers as UN Peacekeepers is one of the worse case of hypocrisy by the United Nations. The UN’s non action continuous to place some form of legitimacy to the actions of Commodore Bainimarama since December 2006.

While the Fiji military has maimed, tortured and even killed the very people they were supposed to be protecting, the United Nations have then taken the very same soldiers and deploy them to trouble spots across the world as highly paid peacekeepers.

The movement believe that returning Fijian soldiers home from UN deployment will result in soldiers having second thoughts about their allegiance and loyalty to Bainimarama and his core ring of treasonous officer corp. When the hip pocket is hit hard, the soldiers will start to wonder whether loyalty to Bainimarama is all worth it in the long run.

I now wish to draw your attention to what has transpired since the Fiji Appeal Court decision in the case of Qarase and Others v Bainimarama and Others on April 9, 2009. Our observation is that the situation have taken a turn for the worse with:

  1. The purported abrogation of the 1997 Constitution;
  2. The wholesale sacking of over 1500 civil servants without prior warning; 
  3. The devaluation of the Fiji Dollar by 20 per cent;
  4. The non existence of the Judiciary since the 20th of April;
  5.  The set-up of a Magistrates Court stacked with coup sympathisers;
  6. The claimed destruction and shredding of records in the court registry by a newly appointed military lawyer as the Court Registrar;
  7. The deployment of military officers in all media newsrooms to censor any news item they perceive as harmful to the regime;
  8. The systematic arrest and detainment without charge of people deemed enemies of the state under a very draconian Emergency Security Decree; and
  9. The dangerous collision course the military and the Methodist Church are headed given the recent detainment and release of a senior church official and the plan to ban the annual church conference as well as require that religious groups apply for permit to host religious gatherings and church service.

The Fiji cconomy is on a freefall and there are very strong rumours of another devaluation. The cane farmers are not harvesting their sugarcane while the European Union have again cancelled their planned aid for the sugar industry this year.

The other major foreign exchange earner, tourism, continuously fail to hit optimum occupancy level, even after the devaluation of the dollar. Then last week, Air Pacific announced it is experiencing major liquidity problem while the other major airline, Air Fiji has closed its doors indefinitely.

These are all alarm bells, indicating that Fiji is headed for a chaotic future with untold social and economic suffering for her people, and the Bainimarama dictatorship is largely to be blamed because of all their ill-conceived and thought out decisions and policies.

I am sure that you will agree with me that the forum needs to continue to take the lead role and immediately increase the pressure applied on the regime to force it onto the negotiation table.

I wish to end by reiterating the movement’s call for the Bainimarama regime to accept that the people of Fiji and their representatives must be part of the process of governing Fiji, that reforms proposed by Bainimarama cannot be achieved through threats and force, that criminal actions such as coups and treasonous actions cannot strengthen the rule of law, that accountability cannot be strengthened by arbitrary rule and that the longer they delay a general election, the worse Fiji’s problem will get.

I have the honour to be yours sincerely,

Usaia P. Waqatairewa,
President

May 26, 2009

Ridgway says decree will kill legal profession

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NEWS

FORMER Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Peter Ridgway says the Legal Practitioners Decree which the military regime has introduced will kill the legal profession in Fiji.

Ridgway, who spent four years in Fiji and was instrumental in the conviction of key figures in the 2000 coup, told ABC Radio the restrictions on Fiji’s lawyers was “one of the most breathtaking pieces of legislations I have ever seen”.

“I mean there will always be dishonest lawyers who will probably survive under these new arrangements and possibly even prosper but for any lawyers in Fiji who retain a sense of professional dignity, they simply can’t submit to this outrageous regime that’s just been imposed on them.”

Ridgway said the lawyers who had the courage to speak out against the regime would be targeted. “There will be retributions.

“The power under this new proclamation includes the power to punish after, even if lawyers aren’t holding a practicing certificate and aren’t practicing.

“So any lawyer for example, who out of conscience chooses not to tow this new line and doesn’t renew their practicing certificate or doesn’t apply for one and therefore doesn’t submit themselves to the authority of this regime, they can still be targeted for retributive action by this new regime well after they have ceased practice.”

Ridgway left Fiji in June 2005. – fiji uncensored

Opposition politicians doubt 2014 poll pledge

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NEWS

TWO of Fiji’s opposition politicians have told Radio Australia they don’t believe the commitment made by military regime to allow a return to democratic rule in 2014.

President Ratu Josefa Iloilo had promised elections in September 2014 when he scrapped the country’s constitution on Good Friday.

Fiji’s international neighbours have criticised that date, arguing instead for elections to be held this year.

But the two politicians, Ted Young of the Soqosoqo Duvata ni Lewenivanua Party, and Pramod Rae of the National Federation Party, said they did not believe Voreqe Bainimarama’s commitment to elections in 2014.

The two are in Australia talking to academics and politicians, and were guest speakers at the Fiji Democracy and Freedom Movement’s march and rally on Sunday.

While Young said there had been no physical beatings or physical harassment by soldiers so far, Rae said psychological intimidation was a regular occurrence.

“Mental torture, psychological intimidation is just as bad or even worse [than physical intimidation],” Rae said. “We receive calls, telephone calls on a regular basis from senior military officers telling us they’re unhappy about what we’re saying.

“So what I’m more concerned with is the feeling I get when I receive these calls as to what the caller is feeling. Like some of these senior military officers appear to be really frightened of what might happen in Fiji if people like us continue to criticise the performance of the interim regime.”

Young said no one Fiji believed that Bainimarama would keep to his promise and have elections in 2014, a view Rae echoed.

“As to the September 2014 date, well it was Ratu Josef Iloilo himself who in written communication to us earlier on had said March 2009,” Rae said.

“Bainimarama several times said March 2009. That didn’t happen. Now they say September 2014. We are under no illusions that it will happen in September 2014.

Rae said they were afraid that by the time elections were called, the regime would have already decreed that parties like SDL and NFP were ineligible to participate.

“Because this is specifically provided for in the charter. There are provisions there to penalise political parties like ours who do not go along with the values that they are trying to create.

“They’re trying to systematically and culturally re-engineer Fiji society. And the society that they’re trying to create they obviously see no place for political parties like Mr Qarase’s SDL, Mr Young’s SDL or our NFP,” Rae said. – fiji uncensored

Fiji Club of NZ welcomes lawyers decree

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PRESS RELEASE

THIS is a good move by the Fiji Government as no one professional body in any country should have the monopoly to control their patch as the consumers and taxpayers end up paying heaps and heaps for their services.

The Government ought to deregulate the accounting profession in Fiji too so that we have another complementary professional body as competition is good for consumers, taxpayers and the country.

Most Western and other countries have deregulated the accounting industry and to some extend the legal fraternity and this is a step in the right direction for others to fellow.

For example, in NZ we have the another professional accounting body called the NZ Association of Certified Public Accountants.

Fiji Club of New Zealand

May 25, 2009

NZ law society says raid ‘serious’

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NEWS

THE New Zealand Law Society says the Fiji Government’s raid on the Fiji Law Society’s offices is a “very serious development”, New Zealand Press Association has reported.

Society president John Marshall said an independent legal profession and judiciary were vital elements in the rule of law.

Fiji Government authorities, led by Chief Registrar Ana Rokomokoti raided the society’s offices and removed files on Saturday evening.

Society president Dorsami Naidu told Radio New Zealand, Rokomokoti and men in plain clothes demanded entry to the society’s offices. One staff member was threatened with arrest.

They then took confidential files relating to complaints against law society members, and Rokomokoti told staff a decree had been issued effectively deregulating the society.

The decree removed independence for lawyers, Naidu said.

The move follows the military regime’s move to reappoint judges last Friday, six weeks after firing them all.

The society was told it would no longer be in charge of licensing lawyers and membership would no longer be compulsory.

All practising certificates would expire on June 30. Naidu said the Government would be in charge of licensing from then on.

Auckland queen’s counsel Peter Williams, who defended Ballu Kahn against the regime, said the raid showed the regime wanted complete control, which was “not unusual for dictatorships”.

Williams said the Government “did not want the independence of a law”. “They don’t want their activities to be reviewed, or to be in any way questioned,” he said.

Fiji’s interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khayum said reforms to the society would improve transparency.  – fiji uncensored

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