June 11, 2009


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  • Here is part 1 of the speech DR BRIJ LAL was to have given tomorrow at the Fiji Institute of Accountants Congress in Nadi. These are excerpts from his handwritten notes.

THE invitation to speak at this gathering was extended to me at a time that is so rapidly vanishing beyond recall. The Constitution was still in place, even though it was observed more in the breach; a political dialogue process, although fraught and flawed in many ways, was under way; the international community was expressing a cautious and conditional willingness to get engaged to rescue Fiji from the cul-de-sac it was in; and there was a glimmer of hope – just a glimmer – that Fiji might finally find its feet on the ground again.

But all that is now gone. There is now no pretense about finding a solution to Fiji’s political problems in a timely fashion, in consultation with its friends in the regional and the international community.

Fiji is now telling the world: “We will find solutions to Fiji’s problems on our own terms, in our own time. The international community must not dictate terms. Fiji is a sovereign nation. Leave us alone.

There is a palpable sense of exasperation in the voice of the interim administration: “We are the guys who are on the right side of history; we are doing the right thing; why doesn’t the world understand us?”

Why indeed.

This question goes to the heart of the topic given to me: “Fiji and the International Community: Acceptance or Isolation: Are these the only choices?”

My response is: No. I don’t think acceptance and isolation are the only two choices available to the international community when dealing with Fiji. There is another alternative: Accommodation. And there is an alternative to Monologue: Dialogue. I shall return to this theme later.

This coup is in marked contrast to the first coup of 1987. The world then was a simpler place. The fax machine was the latest invention, and it was possible to deprive society of the oxygen of information and commentary. But the world since then has changed beyond recognition.

Now censorship is enforced in Fiji and self-censorship encouraged, but technology cannot be so easily intimidated. Blogsites abound, spreading information as well as misinformation to all those who want them across the world.

The boundaries are simply too porous to be easily policed. They are transgressed at the click of a button. The whole exercise of controlling speech is futile and self-defeating.

There is another difference with 1987. Then the message was clear, even though it was based on spurious assumptions. The message was the defense of indigenous rights against the interests and aspirations of an immigrant community.

The international community, unable or unwilling to decipher the more unseemly motives of the principal actors, was willing to believe the message. But the message this time around is not clear, which is one reason for the present confusion.

Initially the coup was justified as a “clean-up campaign”. A few months later, another rationale crept in: Electoral reform and the implementation of a so-called Peoples’ Charter, the latter a kind of development plan, presented to the people as the military’s exist strategy and as a panacea for all the ills afflicting the nation.

More recently, another rationale has crept in: To create a perfect, corruption free, politics-free society. As the Interim Prime Minister puts it, “I want to rid politics from decision making that has an impact on our economy, our future. We cannot be beholden to petty politics, communal politics, provincial politics and religious politics.”

He did not use the word, but he could have been talking about creating a utopia. And when you are engaged in that mammoth task, timeliness and accountability are irrelevant.

In 1987, the military coup was always intended as a means to an end, and not an end in itself. The end was the entrenchment of Fijian control of the political process After a few chaotic months, Sitiveni Rabuka eventually handed power back to civilian rulers who then chalked the path back to parliamentary democracy.

Now the situation is different. You do not have on the national stage chiefs of mana and overarching influence, such as Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara or Ratu Sir Penaia Ganilau, who can exercise a moderating, stabilising influence on developments. Now, the military having hobbled indigenous institutions of power, is much more intent on being centrally involved in reshaping the future of the country in its own image.

They are here to stay: That message comes out loud and clear from a whole raft of things the interim administration has done since abrogating the Constitution on April 10.

Whether it is civil society organisations, the media or the Fiji Law Society, the message from the military is the same: “We are in control, and we intend to remain in control for a very long time.”

The military and the interim administration have tried very hard to convince the international community that their main aim is to create a truly democratic society in Fiji that is just and fair to everyone. They want an allegedly very undemocratic constitution to be rewritten so that every citizen has equal rights.

One would have to admit that there are some – perhaps many – people both in Fiji and abroad who are willing to believe this, and give the interim administration the benefit of the doubt. That is, they believe that the military is dead earnest about creating a perfect democracy, after which it would voluntarily leave the stage for politics to operate as normal.

I am prepared to accept this assertion for the sake of argument, just as those who embrace the military’s vision must, by the same token, accept the position of those who express grave reservation, as many in the international community do.

There is the argument that by simply having a non-racial system of voting will not remove race as a factor in politics. Just look at Guyana or Malaysia, to take just two examples, and the evidence is clear.

There are those who argue that an electoral system, however perfect, is a means to an end, and not an end in itself. So a prior question has to be asked: What kind of political culture do you want to create in Fiji?

I do not believe that this debate has taken place here. A view has been asserted, but it has not been properly argued.

But let us, again for the sake of argument, assume that the interim administration’s proposed electoral system is adopted.

Two questions then arise. What is the quid pro quo? Will the military then retreat to the barracks? And what happens if the results thrown up by the new system, whatever they are, are deemed unacceptable to the military?

There is another point to consider. Now that we have no constitution in place, the interim administration can simply decree its preferred electoral model into existence and then proceed to hold elections under it, as happened under the 1990 Constitution.

At the back of my mind is another thought that I want to express in the hope of having it debated. And it is this. Increasingly, it seems to me, the powers-that-be are engaged in a project that goes beyond tinkering with the electoral system. They are intent on fundamentally re-structuring of society.

To put it another way, they are engaged in creating utopia in Fiji, as I suggested earlier.  This plants seeds of doubt in my mind about elections being held in 2014. 2024 perhaps, but certainly not 2014.

I hope I am wrong.

A central plank in the interim administration’s defense of defiant stance is the notion of sovereignty. Sovereignty, simply defined, is the line that distinguishes one nation state from another.

Historically, there have been two philosophical positions on sovereignty: One by Thomas Hobbes and another by John Locke. The difference between the two lies in the extent of the obligation the state has to its citizens: In one minimal, in the other considerable.

There is now another dimension to consider: Globalisation, which renders national boundaries porous through the impact of travel and technology. Sovereignty is now not an absolute concept, but a contingent one, intersected at various points by provisions of international law.

From the Nuremburg trials onwards, the world has understood international law as not only adjudicating disputes between states but also holding states accountable for the fundamental violations of the human rights of its citizens.

Look at international intervention in Afghanistan, Iraq, Rwanda, Somalia, East Timor and Kosovo, and you will see what I mean. So Fiji cannot and should not expect immunity or exception from international disapproval for what has happened here.

The consciousness of civil, political and human rights is now too deeply entrenched in many international instruments and conventions to be ignored or violated with impunity.

Indeed, Fiji is a signatory to many of these instruments. Let us take the Biketawa Declaration. Its seven or so principles include “upholding democratic processes and institutions which reflect national and local circumstances, including the peaceful transfer of power, the rule of law and the independence of the Judiciary, and just and honest government”, and “recognising the importance of respecting and protecting indigenous rights and cultural values, traditions and customs”.

And the declaration stipulates the precise steps to be taken in the event of strife in a member country: The convening of Forum Foreign Ministers meeting, creating a Ministerial Action Group, appointing a fact-finding mission, and so on.

And this is precisely what happened in the case of Fiji. So I am puzzled at Fiji’s umbrage.

A few days ago, Forum Secretary-General Slade expressed a view that is worth pondering: “The welfare of the region is inextricably tied up with the welfare of Fiji. But the present situation in Fiji involves clear disregard of the core values of democracy, good governance and the rule of law recognised by all forum members, as well as the vast majority of the international community, as crucial to the future peace and prosperity of the Pacific Forum region.”

That sentiment is unexceptionable.

Let me take another declaration, the Cotonou Agreement, about which many of you probably know a great deal. There are four fundamental principles which underpin the Agreement: Equality of Partners and Ownership of Development Strategies; Partnership; Dialogue and Mutual Obligation, and finally Differentiation and Regionalisation.

What is important in the context of Fiji is an additional provision in the Cotonou Agreement. Article 8, titled “The Political Dimension”, provides that all parties to the agreement “shall contribute to peace, security and stability and promote a stable and democratic environment”.

The dialogue “shall also encompass a regular assessment of the developments concerning the respect for human rights, democratic principles, the rule of law”, and “shall take full account of the objective of peace and democratic stability in the definition of priority areas of co-operation”.

It is all there in black and white, and I am again at a loss to understand Fiji’s puzzlement at being told that what it is doing is wrong and unacceptable.

The EU will not relax its stance. That much is certain. This is not necessarily what I or many of us want. This is, quite simply, the way things are. And the sooner the people of Fiji are told the truth, the better it will be for everyone. – fiji uncensored


  1. Joe & Dau!

    Please, for you own sakes, WAKE UP and see what is going on in Fiji, and in your own military back yard!

    Things are only getting worse, and more dangerous. And for nothing! It’s not worth it guys! DON’T RISK IT!!!


    Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 12, 2009 @ 00:26 | Reply

  2. Talk about a pessimist in an euphoria of paranoia; chill out JdA.

    Comment by Dau — June 12, 2009 @ 18:43 | Reply

  3. Talking to pro-coup lunatics is like teaching pigs to sing, it wastes your time and annoys the pig..

    They would all be sent to Nukulau and form a sort of sectarian cult with the doomed Frankie as their Messiah. It will end up like Jonestown, Guyana judging by the comments of these narcissists.


    Comment by Samu — June 13, 2009 @ 08:58 | Reply

    • Which coup are you talking about?? We haven’t had a coup in fiji since 2000. This one is a cleanup campaign aimed at toxic wastes like you

      Comment by joe — June 13, 2009 @ 18:52 | Reply

      • Everybody knows 2006 was a coup – and Appeals Court ruled it so! Discussion over!!

        Next lame argument, please!

        Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 14, 2009 @ 14:37

  4. Joe/Pig – taking over a legitimately elected government is a coup. Clean-up campaigns are done on public beaches, streets, Mt Everest, etc.

    That really shows your intelligence and that of your mentors at military barracks aka Government house. You cannot even define a coup.

    Fiji is really going into the swamps with those sort of IQ level. That’s why it’s always important to complete a thorough education, before even contemplating running for public office, let alone considering ousting a democracy, or posting self-belittling comments.

    Singing lessons are over – the end is nigh.


    Comment by Samu — June 14, 2009 @ 04:53 | Reply

  5. The word Coup is meaningless. Its implication is like the saying “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. If someone’s perception of certain action taken by the Military as a cleanup, so be it.Some call it Coup, some call it Cleanup, same difference,different Perception. Interesting concept aye?

    Comment by Dau — June 14, 2009 @ 15:11 | Reply

  6. Jean and Samu, chill out. You can bark till the cows come home, it will make jack shit difference. Frank will achieve a “ONE FIJI FOR ALL”. Do you pair of morons get that? This takeover was announced well before the execution and it was no fib, unlike Rambo and SP8. Legal or illegal, who gives a shit. The old British policy of ‘divide and rule’, with regard to Fiji, has been ditched now, why it took so long, is anyone’s guess. As Dau put it, you can call it whatever you like, coup? takeover? miscarriage of justice? dictatorship? cleanup?, whatever you have in mind. The end result will be a “ONE FIJI FOR ALL”.

    Comment by joe — June 14, 2009 @ 23:23 | Reply

  7. How about this one – “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet!”?

    If it walks like a duck, and swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck!!!

    Everyone knows it’s a coup, and that nothing good has come out of it, and that’s the way the history books will record it.

    And as Santayanna said – those who fail to learn the lessons of history are bound to repeat them!

    2006 was supposed to be the coup to end all coups. But since Frank and his followers didn’t learn their lesson, they had to repeat another coup again in 2009. And even that isn’t guaranteed to be the last, either.

    Everybody can see this except you people. That means we know why Fiji is getting nowhere except racing around in circles fast. You guys meanwhile, are just doomed to keep chasing your tails until you either wake up, run out of steam

    Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 15, 2009 @ 09:55 | Reply

  8. How will it be a one Fiji for all?

    You are already recriminating against people who have done nothing worse that questioning your bad decision-making and poor results. So by that evidence, it will not be a Fiji for people who just wish to do what any normal person would do in those kind of circumstances.

    What are you going to do in future when people start blaming you guys for the big fall in our FNPF retirement funds? It is already happening, and all the economic evidence points to the coup as the main aggravating factor in it.

    In any fair society, people have the right, and would be justified, in getting steamed when their retirement funds are negatively affected. All the more so when they are needlessly damaged, as they have been by this silly coup which wasn’t needed in the first place, and hasn’t achieved any of its alleged goals.

    So what are you guys going to do in your wonderful future society when that manure hits the air-conditioner? More of your “We know best!”, “Wait, you’ll see!”, “You people are negative!” rubbish?

    How would that society look any different from this one you guys have already got us (and yourselves) trapped in?

    Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 15, 2009 @ 10:08 | Reply

  9. JdA, You’re going around in circles. You are trapped in your in your own mind. Venture out of the confines of the cranium.

    Comment by Dau — June 16, 2009 @ 11:02 | Reply

  10. JdA The Rose is always a rose regardless of what you label it, couldn’t agree more. May I add; A pessimist when looking at the rose only sees the thorns in the rose and not the visual beauty and sweet smell of the rose, I’ll go along with the group that sees the beauty& smell the sweet rose oblivious to the thorns… I think we both got the message. Cheers!

    Comment by Dau — June 16, 2009 @ 11:28 | Reply

  11. well said Dau

    Comment by joe — June 16, 2009 @ 11:58 | Reply

  12. “He who is born a fool is never cured” – ancient Chinese saying.

    Great thinking Joe and Dau. How about this simple solution? Why not let the PEOPLE of FIJI decide and have a vote, oh wait, it’s called an ELECTION? That way, it’s the majority that decides like a DEMOCRACY, not the military, not the pro-military, not this group or that but that majority.

    But you and your idol Frankie can’t do that – it’ll mean you’ll be sent back to oblivion and you won’t be in power anymore, where you can’t back-pay yourself and get all the best seats in the house despite your retarded intellect. And with you gone, the whole world will no longer deal have to endure putting up with ideas coming out of your pea-sized brain.

    Or let me hear your brilliant idea.. clean-up for the next 10 years, perhaps? That’s if we get there before anarchy and the civil war starts.

    The train is coming..


    Comment by Samu — June 16, 2009 @ 16:54 | Reply

    • That Chinese saying can’t be true Samu, if you are making references to coups. Rambo executed 2 coups and later became a champion of democracy. Give Frank a fair go bro, he is one of us, Fiji citizens. He has a vision for Fiji and its people, let’s see if it works. Our neighbours are pushing for immediate democracy because a divided Fiji suits them, so they can push their agenda via a “YES” man at the helm. Frank will not entertain such rubbish. He deserves the support of every Fiji citizen so that we are not seen as 2nd or 3rd class people. As an example, Kiwis and Aussies dont need visas to travel between their respective countries, an ‘unlimited stay’ visa is granted on arrival. A Fiji citizen is required to state his/her grandmother’s maiden name on the application form. Double standards??? This is a minor example of what Frank is all about.

      Comment by joe — June 17, 2009 @ 01:34 | Reply

      • Actually, I was referring to you and/or Dau and anyone else that thinks a coup is a good idea. I’m sure everyone and their mother in Fiji has a “vision” for Fiji, that’s where you run for office – you don’t just push your way to the front of the line with your gun toting lunatics forcing your “vision” to the masses. It does NOT work that way! Only in a despotism is where that happens!

        If your gripe is about being rejected a visa, blames those before you who went to those countries and didn’t abide by the terms of their visas. Anywhere in the world, you expect developed countries to have ‘preferential’ treatment to other developed countries. They treat third world citizens differently because those group are more likely to overstay their visas, work illegally, etc. which eventually becomes a burden to their socio-economic system. This is simple economics. Why would a NZer or Australian overstay in the other country when they’re better off in their own country? NZ/Ozzies/Americans don’t need pre-approved visas prior to arriving in Fiji, did you know that? For Fijians, they have EVERY reason to overstay their visas because of the economy in the state it’s in. With a democratically elected government, the economy improves and eventually, you wouldn’t need your grandmothers name on your visa application. However, if you keep on supporting Frankie and co, I guarantee that the chances of getting a visitors visa will be slim to none.

        Wake up, think of the future of ALL Fijians!


        Comment by Samu — June 17, 2009 @ 08:23

  13. Samu I’ll opt for Frank at least for now till the foundation for good government is set. The democracy you talk about will eventuate when the time comes.
    Anyway and anyhow the last elected government was an elected DISASTER. I believe that: Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.(George Bernard Shaw)

    Comment by Dau — June 16, 2009 @ 17:57 | Reply

    • Exactly, Dau – the incompetent many (supporters of Frankie – you and Joe included) for the corrupt few (Frankie and his cohorts).

      George W. Bush’s election was also a disaster (and many other elections around the world), that didn’t give the Secretary of Defence the right to seize power.

      The Fiji military has long overstayed it’s welcome, like the Samoan PM said – why does Fiji need a military in the first place? Does it fear an attack from Tuvaluans in their canoes? Why parade all your fake medals – have you ever been to war? It’s just a breeding ground for stupidity after idiocracy. Fiji is better served with a National University in place of the military establishment.

      The people of Fiji have had enough – there will be a necessary strife before peace besets these islands again.

      I’m hoping the words of the late Ratu Mara does not come to fruition when he predicted that Fiji will never see peace again. I took that more of a challenge for Fiji’s inhabitants to stand up and do something against this dictatorship than be passive observers or else we’ll all be miserable in our homes wondering how we’ll send our kids to school, afford food for the family, buy the necessities to sustain life, etc.

      Wake up FIJI.


      Comment by Samu — June 17, 2009 @ 11:31 | Reply

  14. The separation of Church and State, in normal circumstances, I suggest, empowers both bodies more so, to do their own bidding on vastly differing topics.
    But these are not normal circumstances and the structure of Government has been disrupted by criminal elements by people of all persuasions, interestingly !
    Some are white, some not so white, some Indian, some not so Indian, some Fijian, some not Fijian, some honest and well meaning, others not so honest and well meaning, some with a criminal past, some not with a criminal past, some egotistical, maniacal and eccentric, some not, some Methodist, some Catholic, some Hindi and others Islamic.
    Some self obsessed, others not so self obsessed.
    The real traitors in any Military coup, are the Soldiers who continue to support those superior officers who have committed treason.
    Without those soldiers, the coup could not take place and inevitably, it is those very same foot soldiers, who can bring this coup to an end.
    The Church indeed has it’s place under these circumstances and must make a stand for the people, Freedom, Liberty, Democracy and Justice for all the people, no matter their creed, colour or ancestry.
    The church stands for all of god’s children.

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 16, 2009 @ 18:13 | Reply

    • Go back to your “ICEWORLD” shithead. The Fijian Army is united and will see it through. Your instigation will not work. You must be one of those RAW FIJI dickheads trying to effect a split in the army. Keep trying, it will amount to nothing.

      Comment by joe — June 17, 2009 @ 01:43 | Reply

  15. Suprise! Suprise ! We have a polarbear in our midst. Well I guess you were in the North pole during the 87 & 2ooo coups.Tell us where was the Church under those circumstances. You either have a very short memory,dont know your coup histories,or just totally……Smells like a bigot polarbear this one with his description of fellow human beings.Happy hunting Bear no seals in this part of the world but plenty of Qitawas.

    Comment by Dau — June 16, 2009 @ 19:37 | Reply

  16. To Joe and Dau
    you ladies seem to be rattled by lastpolarbear’s comments !
    I suggest his name means that Fijians are almost extinct, like the Polar Bear.
    But that’s something you military blockheads who follow Taliban Teleni and desperado Frank, wouldn’t have the mental capacity to understand !
    As for the Soldiers splitting ranks, hasn’t that already been happening since Frank proposed a coup back in December 2003 ?
    Does Frank sleep well at night, along with the rest of the coupster’s ?

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 17, 2009 @ 16:31 | Reply

  17. Comment by Samu — June 17, 2009 @ 18:50 | Reply

  18. Nothing is more paranoid and dangerous than the detractors dogmatic view, nothing more constraining, more blinding to innovation, more destructive of openness to positive objectivities or progress. No country or people who are blinded by their dogmatic mentality can progress or contribute to progress. Sadly you lot have become dogmatic and little minded pessimists. Lets move on with the times. God bless Fiji.

    Comment by Dau — June 17, 2009 @ 19:27 | Reply

    • “A mind is a terrible thing to waste”. (United Negro College Fund slogan)

      Do you even understand yourself “Dau” ? Do you realize you relied on the word “dogmatic” in every sentence? Interesting, do you even know the one synonym for dogmatic? It’s DICTATORIAL! Exactly what this Frankie tin-men government is.

      Fiji is furthest from God’s saving grace this time with the shit that it’s in. 30% of Fijians barely surviving below the poverty line, Fiji’s addition to the US’s list of Human Trafficking countries, etc.

      Anarchy is imminent, make sure you and your band of nutcases have enough ammo’s to last the uprising coz you’re all going down. You live by the sword, you die by the sword.


      Comment by Samu — June 17, 2009 @ 19:51 | Reply

      • Actually Dau, it is you and Frank who are being guided by dogma, not us!

        We are only guided by what is happening in the real world. And we are coming at that from a perspective of commonsense as well as expert advice. If it seems to you that we are inflexible, it is because our point of view is guided by the situation on the ground – a situation which is unchanging.

        If you want us to change our minds on that, then you must FIRST PROVE that your ideas are workable and worthwhile. The expertise and commonsense referred to above has already been proven in other nations and at other times. So your ideas must also pass the same test of empirical results-delivery first.

        As soon as you can change some aspects of the situation on the ground, then you might have the right to expect some changes in peoples’ attitudes towards things.

        But since you are more concerned with reacting to the goings on in Franks make-believe world of a better future for Fiji, you should not be surprised that things in the real world are falling apart in the meantime.

        Neither should you be too surprised that people are more concerned with the harsh reality they are actually facing, as opposed to the dreamworld that only you and Frank and a few others seem to be able to experience or enjoy.

        Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 18, 2009 @ 13:32

  19. Dau
    we will pray that your sanity returns one day !
    Isn\’t the Fijian economy very close to Zimbabwe\’s and isn\’t Fiji almost a failed State ?

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 17, 2009 @ 21:38 | Reply


    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 17, 2009 @ 21:42 | Reply

  21. Samu I fully understand what the word Dogma dogmatic,dogmatist etc. connotes. That word is for the time being, best describes you detractors.
    You are all wrapped in a cocoon of biased dogma of denial of the realities.Realities, of course, under the circumstances. As for “live by the sword die by the sword” I think you are the one thats dying by your own sword.Open up your being, you are in bondage to you own subjective paranoia.
    My description of you guys: Dogmatic pessimistic schizophrenic obsolete misfits in an objective world of modern Govt. Cheers & God be with us all.

    Comment by Dau — June 18, 2009 @ 10:50 | Reply

    • Dau, you are either ignorant, arrogant or naive apart from being plain outright stupid!

      You are so insane to be calling the dictatorship a “modern government”! A modern government that is causing hardship to it’s citizens? A modern government that taints it’s own judiciary? A modern government that has no respect for the rule of law? A modern government that suppresses human rights?

      You are so foolish to infer that the whole world is “pessimistic” (to borrow another of your limited choice-words) and you are the only ones that believe this illegal tyrant is any good for the country.

      This situation is nothing any of us grabbed out of thin air or caused. The reality is Fijians are suffering and it’s getting worse by the day because of your idol Frankie. Girls are prostituting to make ends meet for their families. This could be your sister, your mother, your daughter or your niece. Their is nothing to be positive about that type of “modern government”.

      The whole world knows what’s happening in Fiji, it’s just fact. You can deny it all you want, it’s for all to see.

      If you not going to wise up for yourself, do it for those who will come after you. We need to stop being gullible to those false prophets like Frankie and co.


      Comment by Samu — June 18, 2009 @ 11:20 | Reply

      • Dau!

        At first you used to mostly just try and change the subject, or act cryptic, or harp on about our pessimism.

        But your above comment about us denying reality is flat out untrue! Blatantly!

        The ONLY reason people are complaining about where you and Frank have led the country is because reality in Fiji today is so demonstrably worse off in almost every respect than it was in 2006.

        People’s reaction to that may be more despondent than the situation on the ground actually warrants. But the reason for that are simple:

        1. The people have NO CONTROL or even influence, over what is happening to them. They are just being herded inexorably down a ever-worsening slope DESPITE THE FACT that many of us know exactly what is going wrong, and even how to fix it. That is very demoralizing.

        2. Steering Fiji’s economy, like any other economy really, is comparable to steering one of those enormous petro-chemical super-tankers that ply the worlds oceans. Any turn of the steering wheel, or change in engine speed, will take miles and miles of subsequent travel before you even start seeing an effect. So whatever we are seeing around us today, has little to do with the policies which are, or are not, being implemented at present. They will be getting their traction months and months into the future WHICH HAS ALREADY ESSENTIALLY BEEN DECIDED by the events and decisions of past months. So there’s really NOTHING we can do right now to avoid the increased hardship WHICH IS ALREADY COMING OUR way in the coming months (and perhaps even years). That is likewise demoralizing.

        How then can you imply that we are being willfully or deliberately pessimistic? We are simply reacting to what is going on. And that is something that you have not been able to impact or reverse DESPITE all your optimism.

        Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 18, 2009 @ 13:50

  22. Samu/ The inferrence of Modern Government meant Modern concept of todays other govts. like equal voting rights,equal opportunities in govt employment for all regardless of race or what province you come from. No cronism, nepotism or marginlisation of the minorities, no favouritism of one Church over the other etc. Got that Samu? Some point out the Govt’s policies on recruitment of staff as double standard, that is a temporary necessity.
    Prostitution is one of the oldest profession on earth which goes against all moral values. This Govt nor any Govt in the world condone it. Once again you paint an exaggerated picture of the paranoid. Av a peaceful day.

    Comment by Dau — June 18, 2009 @ 12:27 | Reply

  23. You proven to be far dumber than I thought. “Modern concepts of todays other governments” – that’s such a retarded statement. Are you going to patent that invention as well?

    “equal voting rights” – what is it now, unequal voting rights? How about calling for a General election to begin with?

    “equal opportunities in govt employment” – equal opportunities for who? Your inference is that members of just one province/village/social status are employed in Government? Proves your stupidity.

    And how does “prostitution being the oldest profession” justify all girls
    selling their bodies for survival because your mentor Frankie bringing the country to the doldrums?

    If this is such a “modern government”, why is it they fired all the judges that declared the coup illegal and have the President abrogate the constitution? Or are you displaying the traits of a “modern government”?

    Your supposed “facts” are as far-fetched and twisted as whatever brain cells you have left.


    Comment by Samu — June 18, 2009 @ 13:18 | Reply

  24. Dau,

    How can you expect us to believe that you are really concerned about EQUAL voting rights, when you are plainly unconcerned about ANY voting voting rights at all right now?

    Have you even done any actual research into your subject? Did you know for example that although the Indo-Fijian electorate only accounts for 39% of Fiji’s population, they are reserved 42% of Fiji’s communal seats under the 1997 Constitution? That is a 7% OVER-REPRESENTATION! Other voters only account for 5% of our population, but are reserved 8% of our Communal seats. That is a ~ 60% over-representation!

    It may be trendy at present to diss Fiji’s Communal seat arrangements. And they are certainly far from perfect. But by NO STRETCH of the imagination could anybody seriously characterize them as being “intolerable”. In fact, under Fiji’s current and projected Pop Dem trends, if they are unfair at all, it is AGAINST Fijians, NOT in favour of them!

    A “perfect” electoral system that delivered “true democracy” could only deliver MARGINALLY more “accurate” results. Maybe only one or two seats might change (and that in FAVOUR of the “Fijian” party/s). But a “truly democratic” system WOULD CERTAINLY NOT change the fact that, despite whatever alleged irregularities with the electoral roles, or “extra” ballot papers or some people not being able to cast their votes, 85% of Indo-Fijians will STILL vote for the “Indo-Fijian Party” (FLP, these days). AND 85% of Fijians will STILL vote for the “Fijian Party” (still SDL for now)!

    So if people vote along those lines (which they still do and will for the foreseeable future), then you would still generally expect the kind of final seat numbers which we indeed saw in 2006. The GP Lala “inquiry” into the 2006 elections wouldn’t change anything about that since what we are talking about here is overall statistical trends. Whether or not a couple of hundred, or even a couple of thousand, people had their votes properly counted, it would not change the fact that the rest of us STILL voted according to the general trends.

    Hardly worth having a coup over, don’t you think? So what on earth is all your fuss all about?

    And what would it really change?

    Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 18, 2009 @ 18:20 | Reply

  25. JdA I can see we’re going back to square one. I have given you my views that generally agrees with the charter. You have your opinion, I have my Will, Hope and the Faith in that the Govt will succeed in their objectives. A very good evening to you.

    Comment by Dau — June 18, 2009 @ 18:59 | Reply

    • Dau
      you miss the point yet again !
      Frank and Co. are not the Government, they are a treasonous bunch of demented thieves and Frank is being used by a bunch of egotistical maniacs.
      When this is all over, and it will be soon, Frank will run for the hills and so will his supporters, because there is no honour amongst thieves.

      Comment by lastpolarbear — June 19, 2009 @ 10:06 | Reply

    • The reason we are going back to square one is that it is unresolved!

      And the issue which is unresolved is that we have asked you to give credible grounds to justify your position, which you have not been able to do!!!

      You are perfectly entitled to your opinion of course. But you need to understand the difference between holding any opinion (which is up to you), and IMPOSING THAT OPINION ON OTHERS (which is NOT your choice, or right)!

      If you want this nation to be run according to your opinions THEN YOU MUST CONVINCE THE MAJORITY TO AGREE! This is why we have free and fair elections!

      And so that is why you and Frank are still trapped at square one – because you have not convinced the majority! And you have not left them/us with the freedom to change our minds even if you did.

      Not only did you not convince us before the fact, you have not even been able to achieve any results that might convince us after the fact.

      So here you are – and here you will stay until you wake up, or are woken up!

      Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 19, 2009 @ 10:43 | Reply

  26. Samu/ You view of me as dumb is fine with me. My view of you I’d rather not put on print.I dont believe in trivialities. One thing for sure though…..the Military would be interested in people like you who condone anarchy, violence, and uprising etc.In fact agitators & incitors.
    OSAMU BIN LADEN might be a more suitable nom de plume for you. Talking about brain cells the way you do I would presume you’re a neuro-surgeon as well.Highly intelligent indeed. I wish you well OSAMU.

    Comment by Dau — June 18, 2009 @ 20:24 | Reply

    • “Dau” – it’s the whole world’s view of you and your cousin Frankie, not my own. We’re pissed off (and at the same time saddened) at your toddler mentality and even more angered at the situation your messiah has brought Fiji to. If you’re thinking I’m into the Military scare tactics, you’re confusing me for someone else! Fiji with it’s toy army of lunatics and numb-skulls, from the top down and everywhere in between, they don’t intimidate me and my adopted countries weapons that can annihilate you off the globe if we chose to. Perhaps that’s what you’re really brain-washed into, the military raping you at their camp if you don’t submit to their woeful ideals? Don’t be scared, you either fight for something or you’ll fall for everything. Take one for the team.

      The uprising will happen, military or no military, drill that fact into your hollow brains.

      The same way OSAMA BIN LADEN crusaded for the Muslim cause (void of the drastic methods used), there are a growing number of people in this world that will fight for the Fijian cause! I’m not talking about the Police Christian crusade being paraded around town (i.e. wolves in sheeps clothing). What happened to your “one fiji for all” mantra?

      By the way, what qualifications does your cousin Frankie bring to the table? Political, educational, any?

      “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely”

      Comment by Samu — June 19, 2009 @ 04:29 | Reply

      • Frank Bainimarama’s worst nightmare scenario :-

        Comment by lastpolarbear — June 19, 2009 @ 10:11

  27. Luke 19:46
    Entering the Temple where he preached since a child, Jesus was enraged at what he saw and turned the tables upside down saying, this is My Father’s house, a house of prayer and you have turned it into a den of thieves.

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 19, 2009 @ 01:58 | Reply

  28. This post becomes more relevant every week, this is for those who haven’t read it yet.
    My comment in the Fiji Times online in September 2007 and the 2 replies by unknown persons.:-
    ============================================================================================================================Mark Manning of Sydney,Australia (38 minutes ago)
    It matters not what anyone thinks , this regime decided years ago just exactly what it had in mind and how it would achieve it’s goals . Anyone who believes otherwise , is deluding themselves ! The processes this regime have put into place , are merely a smokescreen to hide their real intent . And one can only assume that that is total dominance over all facets of fijian society . Hasn’t anyone in Fiji understood yet , that Fiji is being sold out to the asians from under your feet , by your own countrymen ?
    Indian of India (29 minutes ago)

    To Mar Manning of Sydney Australia-#34
    These silly Fijians do not know- ha!ha!ha!ha!ha! We are controlling their Military now. We will do it slowly until we destroy all the Fijian Institutions and the their land rights. The silly Fijians including the selfish Ganilau and Bai do not know and do not bother. GENOCIDE is the MISSION. It can achieved politically.

    Crash Stock Exchange of United States (14 minutes ago)
    To India and Manning
    hahahaha…yeah lets start with crashing the South Pacific Exchange dominated by India and the banks! Maybe the Fijians can start thinking about the 6 billion deal now…hehehehe Take your pick!
    Fijians are lousy merchants anyway because their eyes have always been to big for their stomach(traditionally) thus the need to have a corporate body(GCC new look) to curb the crooks that take advantage of the Natadola projects etc. I say Code of conduct is necessary because no chief should be above the law neither are accountants!

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 19, 2009 @ 09:34 | Reply

    • Fijians were historically highly gullible for some unknown reason (great research project). Just look at the different off-shoots of Christianity that comes out of Fiji (church of the poor, siti’s church, etc.), being deceived by foreigners, I really believe that with education, the Fijians can wise up a little and differentiate between a conman and someone with genuine intent.

      I guess the problem with a ‘giving’ nature is that you gotta know your boundaries, and always question, “what’s in it for me, what’s the worst that could happen” and don’t just jump into any new, great big idea that comes along. There has been no great vocal leader for Fiji and particularly native Fijians since Ratu Mara passed on and while I believe a couple good men are in the shadows (Ratu Joni is a prime example), this military regime has forced them to steer far away from politics at this time.


      Comment by Samu — June 19, 2009 @ 10:35 | Reply

  29. It’s all been done before and it’s only a matter of time before this becomes a full scale purge against people in Fiji of non-Teleni Christian values.
    Question is, who and what is next if you allow this to take a foothold in Fijian society and remember how quickly Fiji culture has already been eroded in just 30 months !
    Evil succeeds, where good men do nothing !

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 19, 2009 @ 10:07 | Reply

  30. Jim Jones of Jonestown and the Peoples Temple, 1978 :-

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 19, 2009 @ 19:04 | Reply

  31. Hmmmmm – anyone notice that the goons have stopped posting on the Freedom Blogs lately?

    I wonder what has changed lately??

    Dau? Joe?

    Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 21, 2009 @ 11:13 | Reply

    • Jean
      my guess is that they haven’t grown a moral conscience, but rather are running out of money.
      Because of the involvement of the cowardly soldiers in this Regime and in doing Frank and Co.’s bidding, they have , collectively, decimated the Fijians culture, economy, Government, the GCC, employment prospects, the sugar industry, the retirement funds, the future of their Children and other relatives, their own futures, the peace keeping deployment opportunities, the future of the FMF itself.
      They, collectively with Frank and Co. including the cowardly Shameem sisters, have committed Human rights atrocities, unimaginable before 1987 !
      No, they don’t have a conscience, they are simply running out of money and are fearful at their own future prospects now.

      Comment by Mark Manning — June 21, 2009 @ 11:42 | Reply

  32. By refusing to join Frank and Co.’s Judiciary, Shameem has inadvertently admitted her guilt and confirmed that the Constitution was and still is the Supreme Law of the Republic of the Islands of Fiji !

    Shameem always knew she was doing the wrong thing as she has now virtually admitted, by not joining Frank And Co. that the Constitution was and still is, the Supreme Law of the Republic of the Islands of Fiji.
    She and all involved in this coup, must be brought to Justice under the Constitution.
    The very same Constitution she and Frank and Co. chose to ignore.

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 21, 2009 @ 11:29 | Reply

    • When are you morons having another march? Achieved anything yet? Does the OZ Govt. give a shit? NO, NO, NO.

      Comment by joe — June 22, 2009 @ 02:31 | Reply

    • Well said..

      Comment by Samu — June 22, 2009 @ 04:45 | Reply

      • (Well said, Mark).

        As for Joe, The OZ government “doesn’t care” – that’s why they’re putting pressure on the UN and China to reconsider their relationship with Frankos regime/dictatorship. Marching is not the only form of protesting these clowns who think they can run Fiji. The momentum is rolling my friend so you and your fools better get out of the way or you’ll be run over.

        Comment by Samu — June 22, 2009 @ 04:51

  33. the verdict :-

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 21, 2009 @ 11:34 | Reply

  34. JdA I’ve said before we’re going around in circles. Your group of detractors are so predisposed that nothing makes sense of whatever we say to you. Some of the things you say makes sense strictly from an opposition point of view.
    You’d do well to be part of the Opposition in our new Parliament of 2014; Who knows Frank may be the elected Prime Minister then. He’s our MAN for now. My favourite saying “Politics is a Fickle Beast”.
    For now, Ariva Deirchi for a short duration.

    Comment by Dau — June 21, 2009 @ 18:06 | Reply

    • Dau – you should live in Tibet where they welcome “modern-day” insurgents like you and your cousin Franko and Joe with open arms. Imagine being a suppressed citizen in your own land where you can’t say anything about your government, let alone decide on who you think is best to govern it, don’t have the simplest of human rights and get tossed in jail without trial at the tiniest bit of suspicion by the military. (I sure hope this isn’t the hardest thing for you to imagine).

      Sounds familiar, that’s right my friend – that’s why the whole world has risen up against the situation in Tibet, and since you’re too blind/dumb/naive to notice, the world’s coming down harsh on Fiji as well with tough economic sanctions. Oh by the way, in case you also didn’t notice, the poverty level for both countries are way up there in the clouds.

      Wake up! Franko’s taking you for a joy-ride, you’ll get NOTHING out of his escapades accept “grandmothers name on your visa application”!


      Comment by Samu — June 22, 2009 @ 05:06 | Reply

    • No – all you have to do is respond to the arguments put to you. If you can’t do that sensibly, then of course the argument will go around in circles.

      But that is only happening because you are refusing to take part properly, or because you change the subject whenever you get caught out. But the point is not to convince you of anything since you have your orders, and logic won’t play any part in that.

      The point is to convince the audience. The vast majority of them don’t have any orders to follow, and will just do what appeals, or otherwise makes sense, to them.

      Your circular and vague arguments don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of convincing any of them. Leastways not the ones who are honestly seeking answers about why Fiji’s circumstances just seem to get worse and worse despite Regime promises to the contrary.

      So if you can’t even win any arguments when you have complete control and censorship of the media, how on earth are you going to win any free and fair electioneering campaign where you can’t silence the opposition, and you’ve done such an obviously appalling job of running the country in the meantime?

      Comment by Jean d'Ark — June 24, 2009 @ 18:24 | Reply

  35. OSAMU/ Dream on, the objectives of the Govt of the day will eventuate regardless. Come rain come shine , whatever it takes nothing will sway our determination; we are arleady halfway there.
    Your villification and denigrating comments is an excercise in futility. Thanx all the same. God bless Fiji.

    Comment by Dau — June 22, 2009 @ 11:01 | Reply

    • You got your head stuck so deep up your rear that you can’t tell the difference between a Government (which is legitimately elected by the PEOPLE) and a military regime. Yes, you’re halfway there, halfway from hitting rock bottom and an all out civil war.

      The train is coming whether you have wool in your eyes or shit in your brains.


      Comment by Samu — June 22, 2009 @ 20:45 | Reply

      • Osamu, you are full of BS. Bring on the train, lamusona!!! If your brains were made of elastic, there wouldn’t be enough to go around the ankle of a sparrow. The Bainimarama Govt is legal as mandated by the Head of State and you can stuff your “legality” arguments up your rear dickhead. Just shut up or put up. There is no looking at the rear vision mirror, looking thru the windscreen is the way to go and Frank is doing just that. Stop barking at the rotating tyres, it is way beyond you morons to stop it.

        Comment by joe — June 23, 2009 @ 01:19

  36. Fiji’s economy is on the brink of collapse, then what ?

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 22, 2009 @ 12:55 | Reply

    • What a dickhead you are Mark!!! Did you believe all of that? Stephen Smith and his ALP gave bi-partisan support to the Howard govt in the Dr Haneef saga, which came back to bite them in their arses. A similar situation is in the making here. I agree that economy is not all that good at the moment, but it is a global issue and not a Fiji issue alone. These beraucrats saw an opportunity to capitalise on the Fiji issue to promote their agenda and morons like you are the dog with the bone. FYI, we are on our way to democracy, as a new constitution is being drafted and dont be surprised to see Justice Shameem playing a major role in the drfting of the new constitution. In the mean time, keep barking if you choose to do so, as it will make absolutely no difference to the resolve.

      Comment by joe — June 23, 2009 @ 02:46 | Reply

      • “joe”-blow – you got your head stuck even farther up your ass or Frankos ass than “dau” with your comments. You guys are fighting for #1 spot or what? Dumb and Dumber is what you both are.

        Of course the whole world knows your “head of state” puppet iloilo “legalized” the regime, fired the judiciary and while on a roll, awarded your military mentors Chinese made foil “medals” for fighting a fierce war against the Taleban in a far-away, hostile country called… FIJI! So what law-school did puppet iloilo attend, let alone graduate, to even contemplate bypassing the judicial system? Explain why the supreme law of the land had to be abolished? Come up with more stupid explanations, stupid.

        And what agendas do foreign leaders have to promote in Fiji that would benefit them financially or any other way? Hint: try democracy! Sounds fare compared to your master Franko back-paying himself $300,000 (that’s three hundred thousand dollars if you don’t understand numerals)! Very convenient, don’t you think, shit-for-brains?

        For your information, Shameem has finally become unstuck from Frankos ass (didn’t you notice her missing?) like Chaudary wisely did a long time ago and is distancing herself from these lunatics. Her and any other pro-Franko supporters future and well being are at stake and you’re only building your little ’empire’ inside an egg-shell. There’s no where else to go. Draft whatever constitution you feel like, it’ll be just that, a draft piece of paper to wipe your butt with.


        Comment by Samu — June 23, 2009 @ 05:27

  37. OSAMU You seem to relish the idea of a civil war, anarchy and an upheaval of all sorts.You yap and yelp a lot of nonsense. You are endlessly barking at the shadows of your wagging tail. You know the applicable saying in your case “Barking dogs never bites” & “Empty vessels make a lot of useless noise”.
    Nevertheless we are all creatures of God including dogs and all things created, His master plan for us will soon manifest in whatever way he so wishes. God bless us all his Creatures.

    Comment by Dau — June 23, 2009 @ 10:07 | Reply

    • Dil-Dau – paint the picture on whatever cloth you choose, you’re all tarred with the same brush. You are absolutely correct for once! Pat yourself on the back becauase I am definitely in favor of anarchy and upheaval against your idiot Franko and co. and am supporting the cause with whatever it takes. And guess what more bad news I have for you? I am not the only one! It WILL happen, not IF, but when. Yes, indeed. If you think barking dogs never bite, you anxiety attack is back. Go to youtube and watch police dogs hunting down criminals, you will hear them barking. If you think empty vessels make a lot of useless noise, search A-bomb on google. I am glad I got to teach you something, since Messiah Franko of yours is leading you into the gutters, the same way the Native Americans used the “jump” method to kill buffaloes.

      Leave God out of this, hypocrite. He did not authorize you to take over the country, kill and mistreat ordinary citizens or withhold democracy. There is NO master plan. Wake up!


      Comment by Samu — June 23, 2009 @ 10:31 | Reply

  38. Bula Joe:-
    woof woof !

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 23, 2009 @ 10:22 | Reply

  39. Wake yourself up to the real happening in the FIJI of TODAY Osamu. The ground realities of the move foward.
    I do sympathize with your wishy washy civil war utterances.Get out of your world of delusion and illusion. Peace to your totured soul.

    Comment by Dau — June 23, 2009 @ 18:08 | Reply

  40. The New Methodist Church, could it all be another Jonestown :-

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 23, 2009 @ 19:47 | Reply

  41. I understand that tithing relates only to the old Testament, because you can’t give to the Lord that which is already His !
    And to give only 10% when he already owns it 100%, is effectively keeping 90% for yourself, and that’s theft !

    Unfortunately, these Charismatic Churches, use vulnerable, naive people from society and warp their minds into thinking they are serving god.
    Nothing could be further from the truth.
    Many, but not all, are simply plundering the community and lining their own pockets.
    If you want to help people directly, give your 10% to world vision or any other of the well established welfare organisations.
    God will still smile upon you and bless you.
    Don’t be suckers for these men who give fancy sermons, dress in fine suits, make fanciful speeches full of promises.

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 24, 2009 @ 10:25 | Reply

    • Ditto, however, World Vision, Red Cross are not without faults either i.e. you don’t know where your money is going, do you? Most are going to directly running the organization (figures range from 6 cents to as much as 50 cents on every dollar goes to ‘overhead’ associated with running a charity organization).

      How about buying a bag of groceries and delivering it yourself to the beggar on the street, the homeless man in the park or even a homeless shelter. You could even volunteer your time at homeless shelters, nursing/old-peoples homes, etc. I believe this would give your a much greater sense of satisfaction than just doling out the money (which is great in itself).


      Comment by Samu — June 24, 2009 @ 11:28 | Reply

  42. Watch the whole series and spread this around, it could potentially be the new Fiji in a very short space of time :-

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 24, 2009 @ 10:27 | Reply

  43. Hey Osamu, how’s your ‘civil war’ planning going? Do you need a hand? Talk to Ballu Khan, he will provide you with the hardware you need, to wage war on Fiji, for $3,000,000. Perhaps JdA, lastpolarbear and Mark Manning could be guarantors because NLTB is broke. The ‘cleanup’ campaign is gaining momentum now. What you heard/read in the news bulletins of late esp. the $3M scam is only the tip of the iceberg. Relax, chill out and wait for more. I am sure you morons have a fair idea by now as to how the ordinary hardworking Fijians of a given province have been fooled/short-changed/deceived by their smart-arse leaders. There will be no stone left unturned. If you guys are not dumb arses, you will now be able to comprehend as to why foreign military intervention was called for by the former PM in Dec 2006. Stay tuned, there is more coming. The sooner you open your eyes to reality, the better it will be for Fiji.

    Comment by joe — June 25, 2009 @ 03:27 | Reply

    • joe
      you live in a world of fantasy !

      Comment by Mark Manning — June 25, 2009 @ 17:17 | Reply

  44. “joe”-blow – watch the ‘real’ news. Anarchy is imminent, civil war is coming. Your mentors and you are going down, if you ever get out of that ladies dress you’re wearing. Ballu Khan was another innocent victim – it’s those toy soldiers of yours that heard rumors about him planning to assassinate franko so they immediately acted upon nothing. Really smart intelligence. They never found anything, in case you didn’t know and Ballu has been a free man for a long time now. So your ass is still stuck up frankos butt-hole and you’re probably fingering his donuts right now, because you’re confusing perception for reality.

    So your brains really made of jello thinking that a province misappropriating money lent to them gives franko-psycho justification to take-over Qarase’s democratically elected government? What has one got to do with the other? Got any hard FACTS to prove anything or you’re just talking out of frankos anus like you always do?

    How about franko starting with his own back-yard and come clean with the $300,000 he paid himself, or the moneys senior military officers owe the Military retirement fund that was the cause of the coup in the first place? Why did they refuse to open up their own accounts for an audit? What’s there to hide? Enlighten me “joe”-blow or crawl further up frankos shit-hole to escape reality.

    The judiciary declared the coup ILLEGAL i.e. Qarase won his case in Fiji’s Highest Court – so what else are you trying to conjure up? Why did the regimes chief registrar (who is a military puppet as well) have to shred important judicial documents?

    Money is running out in Fiji, the noose is getting tighter for you and your regime, the UN will soon refuse to accept anymore Fiji soldiers in any of their missions. The pressure is on – the train is coming, “joe”-blow so you better get out of the way.


    Comment by Samu — June 25, 2009 @ 13:03 | Reply

    • Where is the train dickhead???? Bloody loud mouth!!! Talk only, no action. You can stay where you are, up Qarase’s rear, moron.

      Comment by joe — June 25, 2009 @ 13:28 | Reply

  45. “joe”-blow, unless you have some facts to prove your case, keep your head up frankos ass. The train is coming, wipe that shit off your face so you can see clearly the rolling moss that’s gathering to uproot your dictatorship off it’s perch.

    Hold on to your pretty skirt or it will get blow away in the wind. The train is coming so get off the tracks, grandma.


    Comment by Samu — June 25, 2009 @ 13:51 | Reply

  46. Frank takes the country to new elections, once he has replaced the Constitution !

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 25, 2009 @ 17:17 | Reply

  47. Osamu! Osamu ! Have you stopped for a moment and looked at the vulgarity you’re spewing out? Very unbecoming of a person who calls on others to get an education.
    Your gutter level utterences is vile and unconstructive, but then I dont blame you. Frustration and seething anger is the norm for guys like you. The train we’ve embarked on is sure to reach its destination come 2014.Your train has yet to muster enough passengers to make that long long journey you dream of, possible.
    Your case is a hopeless case of hopelessness. I do sympathize with your obvious follies. May peace sooth your savage bossom and enlighten your delinquent mind so you may enjoy a little bliss.

    Comment by Dau — June 25, 2009 @ 21:32 | Reply

  48. Dildo-“Dau” – I’m sure you thought that the educated are also peaceful demonstrators and anti-war? You thought wrong, dumbo! You and your gay cousin “joe” are living in the past. Your military regime will never reach 2014, did you think that far ahead? Did you ask yourself how much your coffers have left to take you along this joy ride with your lover franko? Have you considered the pro-democracy movement or is your face covered in frankos shit as well?

    Go back to your closet and put on that religious cloak of yours, hypocrite. There’s enough space for you and your types in hell to rot in.


    Comment by Samu — June 26, 2009 @ 04:56 | Reply

  49. Wrong again Osamu/ Educated people are people who have wisdom. Anybody with avarage intelligence through applied effort can gain degrees galore;But having true wisdom is a rare quality.
    Your useless rhetoric has betrayed your, not partly but total lack of that thing called ‘Wisdom’. Be reminded lest you forget Frank has much more grassroots supporters than you ever dreamed of. These people are already on our train of the foward move, you have yet to entice some more passengers on your train thats on a trip to Timbuktoo. I rest my case, replying your frivolous comments is a waste of time on a poor depraved soul of the biggest dreamer on this blog. God Bless our Fiji.

    Comment by Dau — June 26, 2009 @ 08:30 | Reply

  50. Dildo-“dau” – if that’s ‘wisdom’/above-average-intellect you claim to have, you are doomed! Your shit-for-brains can’t even justify let alone factually prove frankos regime. You are supporting a dead-man-walking who seized control of a democratically elected government, meaning, it’s OK for anyone to take over governments elected by the people if an armed piece-of-shit wants control or think it’s not running the way they want it to? Maybe you can use your infinite wisdom to enlighten me as to the regime’s refusal to abide by the Biketawa Declaration, which every other Pacific Islands Forum country were bound by except your ‘wise’ regime. Tell me why, o’ Wise Confucius .

    Sure, your grass-skirt supporters of franko are everywhere to be found, that’s why they’re inundating the pro-democracy movement for Fiji instead of their very own pro-franko website. Your train hasn’t left the station yet, their is nowhere to go, you’re all just sitting there drowning in your own blood. Anarchy is coming and the uprising will happen.


    Comment by Samu — June 26, 2009 @ 11:35 | Reply

    • get off that tree now, you have been there long enough

      Comment by joe — June 26, 2009 @ 14:08 | Reply

  51. Fiji’s Military, too large :-

    As for the Commonwealth Bank selling to BsP, one mans trash is another’s treasure !

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 26, 2009 @ 14:52 | Reply

  52. Beware False Prophets :-

    Is swine flu, a new plague in Fiji ?
    Whose life will be taken 1st. ?

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 26, 2009 @ 15:00 | Reply

  53. Does this describe Frank Bainimarama :-

    Comment by Mark Manning — June 26, 2009 @ 15:05 | Reply

  54. What seems to be lost on everyone in the Police Force at the moment, is the loss of Liberty !
    No man has the right to dictate to nor impose a Religion or belief onto another !
    The role of the Police, is to uphold the Law, man’s Law, not Gods !
    It is the role of the Church to uphold God’s Law !
    Today it is the imposition of Teleni’s interpretation of Religion, tomorrow, what will it be ?
    Will Teleni order the burning down of non Christian Mosques and the wearing of arm bands for all non Christians ?
    In his determination to convert people to his New found Methodist congregation, he has created an unbeatable foe which will no doubt be his undoing.
    What I don’t understand is, how can Christians in Fiji, continue to support this man who is obviously carrying the mark of Satan !

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 26, 2009 @ 15:20 | Reply

    • Hallelujah that, bear!

      It’s the Fijian Pied Piper leading his fools down the road to damnation, that’s what it is. It’s sad the amount of well-educated Fijians in Fiji and abroad, yet we continue to believe in the dumb wanna be “I know whats good for Fiji” lunatics like franko, teleni & co. and some of us (eg. dildau and joeblo) are brain-washed into believing all their hogwash.

      The church also has a role to play in all this, they are all just wolves in sheeps clothing. All this talk about racial equality, etc. etc. yet they fire police officers that don’t support the “crusade”. Bunch of hypocritical scums. Their days are numbered. The masters will be the slaves and the slaves will be the masters. Soon and very soon…


      Comment by Samu — June 26, 2009 @ 15:45 | Reply

      • Dream on ‘Osamu’. The are no slaves and no masters. It is all about equality. Joe and Dau are not idiots who can be brain washed by anybody. We all want democracy and that is exactly where we are heading. Fortunately, and in your case, unfortunately, Qarase and the 1997 constitution ain’t coming back. The silent majority are solidly behind Frank and you lot will soon disappear in thin air sooner or later. There ain’t gonna be any civil war either. Your type of mentality is best suited for places like the Pakistan/Afghanistan border area. You definitely are not Fijian. There is a similarity between you and Qarase. You want a civil war and the other clown, who you share your pea brain with, was calling on the Aussies and Kiwis to shoot and kill our brothers and sisters in Fiji. You are too green for this game, go back home and suck on your mother’s tits because there seems to be a huge vacuum between your ears.

        Comment by joe — June 26, 2009 @ 18:21

      • “joe”-blo, who told you to crawl out of frankos butt? Shit spurts out your mouth with everything you say. “equality” with everyone but the military to retire at 55? “equality” with top positions in various civil service and state-funded private sectors (eg. fnpf) given to the ‘yes-man’ of franko? “equality” with an impartial judiciary? “equality” with a particular religion at the fore-front of the police-force? is that your definition of “equality”? I suggest you get your money back from whatever school you went to! you are unique in that you are made from nothing but shit from head to toe because you have no clue what you talking about.

        There is NO democracy in Fiji right now, is that too difficult to realize? The constitution did not go anywhere, Qarase is still legitimately the PM of Fiji, the whole knows that except you with your head stuck between your lover franko’s butt-crack.

        Civil war and strife are coming very soon. Yes, there are tons of us willing to annihilate anyone in our way to restore democracy in Fiji and we support any other country that have offered to do the same. Fijian or non-Fijian, it does not matter – the trains stopping for no one so drill that into your septic head.

        Why don’t you come over and suck on my “lollipop” – it will increase your intellect the harder you suck! Since you still cannot justify anything in your posts, it proves your lack of knowledge on the subject, you have been brain-washed by the regime or, you’re just plain outright stupid! Which is it?


        Comment by Samu — June 26, 2009 @ 20:05

  55. I’ve just realised what Teleni’s true motivation is for the crusade.

    Frank’s regime needs money !

    With the peacekeeping stalling and about to stop, with the sugar industry no longer getting subsidised by the European Union, with tourism decreasing by 35% on the brink of collapse, with the Fiji Government’s Reserves @ two months of Gross Domestic Product, with the devaluation of the Fiji dollar by 20%, with the economy of Fiji about to collapse, with funds running out to employ Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Police, Soldiers and other Public Servants, with exports increasing but products selling for so much less and hence a decreasing revenue, with imports decreasing and those products costing more to those who can least afford it, with unemployment rising, with the FNPF losing value more and more everyday, with retirees being forced to retire 10 years earlier @ 55 years of age ( But not Frank & Co. ) , with an increase in expenditure on a Military less and less capable of providing security to the Citizens of Fiji but more inclined to attack them and the list goes on !
    Now i realise that Teleni is using his self given authority to raise funds for the Regime, nothing more, nothing less.

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 26, 2009 @ 15:40 | Reply

  56. Exports increase, but ?

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 26, 2009 @ 16:15 | Reply


    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 26, 2009 @ 16:20 | Reply

  58. Still dreaming , poor ‘Osamu’. The constitution has been abrogated by the Head of State. Frank is the PM of Fiji, not Qarase. Name one PM who has been reinstated after being deposed. There still is no sign of your tons of fighters and imaginary train. I would suck on your “lollipop” if it was any bigger than a tooth pick, the size of your brain. FYI Qarase will probably be behind bars for his shonky dealings all over the place before the next election. Keep your “lollipop” for him.

    Comment by joe — June 26, 2009 @ 20:41 | Reply

  59. Osamu you are a perverted soul as well, touting your lollipop on this blog.Is your lowly’pop of the baku (boci) type or is it of the jewish (circumcised) type. Some fellow passengers on your train would be very interested to know. Everyone’s retired at 55. Those employed beyond 55 are on a contract. The Judiciary’s OK, nothing wrong with it. Its your perception thats distorted.

    Comment by Dau — June 26, 2009 @ 20:55 | Reply

  60. Perhaps a more appropriate nom de plume for samu: OSAMU LOWLY’POP PERVERT….cheers!

    Comment by Dau — June 26, 2009 @ 21:04 | Reply

  61. Osamu, we have seen your train in 2000 at parliament house. It didn’t take the military long to derail it. This time around you cant even get your train off the mark. Show us some evidence of your train. If you are banking on foreign intervention, you can forget it. More than 90% of ex-Fijians in neighbouring countries support the RFMF and its objectives and none of these countries will ever go against the majority in their own backyard. What a joke, Ballu addressing a bunch of morons at a rally. It would have made a huge difference if someone like Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi patronised. Employment contract,as Dau pointed out, is for “moku sigas” like yourself,and your pea brain is not capable of comprehending that simple thing. Retirement is as important, to induct the young into the workforce. Certain staff with experience in essential, emergency and security services have to be retained regardless of age, which is normal govt policy globally. With regard to your “LOWLY’POP”, try some viagra, “IT MAKES A HARD DRIVE OUT OF AN OLD FLOPPY”. Your fellow passengers on the train will love you for that.

    Comment by joe — June 27, 2009 @ 03:05 | Reply

  62. “joe”-blow/dildo-“dau” – my lollipop seemed to have garnered much excitement from the two of you homosexuals. Plus it’s raspberry flavored, and don’t worry, it’s big enough so you guys can share! But please don’t swallow because it’s the only one I have. Why don’t you come see/feel/taste for yourself what type and size it is – I guarantee you’ll return to frankos shit-hole, if ever, with an ear-to-ear smile on your face!

    Back to your waste-of-time, retarded comments – “everyones retired at 55”, that’s exactly right faggots, that’s the way franko made it because money’s running out! But oh there’s more, it only applies to “them” and not “us” says the regime. If it’s “equality” you’re touting, why the hell hasn’t your franko-dip-stick retired since his also passed 55 years? See how brain-washed you both are! “Retirement is important to induct the young into the work-force” – sure stupid, why don’t we retire 21,500 (twenty one thousand and five hundred) every year because that’s the number of young Fijians entering the work-force annually? Believe me when I tell you this: they cannot! Why? Because it’ll be 6 of one and half a dozen of the other – meaning, doesn’t give the government money if those displaced are replaced right away!

    So the judiciary’s OK you say? Excuse me, what happened to those judges that declared the coup illegal? Sure, your Parkinsons covered “president”/puppet abrogated the constitution, the WORLD knows that, only in response to the legitimate PM winning his case in the High Court! Why didn’t he abrogate it sooner, we all wonder? I guess teaching you common sense is compared to teaching a kindergartener Calculus. You’ll NEVER get it no matter how hard you try.

    More than 90% support the rfmf? I guess you pulled that number out of your ass as well – who did this statistic – the two of you? The two of you don’t make 90% douche-bags! Foreign intervention will happen – now’s it’s happening with smart sanctions (I guess that’s another 4 years of learning for you). Australia/NZ/US are pressuring the regime and other international bodies that support Fiji (UN, China, etc.) – so you theory goes back up your ass. Soon, it’ll be military intervention and we’ll see how ‘tough’ your military might is – all we need is to send in a single unmanned drone to annihilate your little corner of Nabua.

    Having known him personally, I can assure you that Ratu Joni will never ever associate with an illegal regime so leave him out of this. His not just a high Chief but a very well educated and respected individual in Fiji and abroad, not the least being Canada, where he attained his Masters degree.

    The train is coming so keep watching the news – uprising will happen.


    Comment by Samu — June 27, 2009 @ 07:44 | Reply

  63. Osamu Bin(rubbish bin)Laddu(floppy lowly’pop). I knew all along that you lacked Wisdom, you may have had some intelligence to able you to villify on the Dynamic Positive Foward movement our Govt is making…But your last comment has fully erased all doubts about you as the epitome of stupidity on this blog.
    Joe has answered your argument quite constructively while you once again counter with your insipid comments.Your mind is too clogged with cobwebs of dildos,homosexuality & perversion.I sympathize with those, who are stupid enough to embark on your train to Timbucktoo. It’ll be one helluva tour of Sodomization; sort of free for all brawl for the Depraved Peverted Lowly’pops. Av a G’Day.

    Comment by Dau — June 27, 2009 @ 10:14 | Reply

  64. “dildo”-Dau – how can you constructively view or accept this illegal regime? There hasn’t been and never will be anything that justifies this illegitimate nuisance franko i.e. your idol. Try all you like with your stupid misinformed theories and wild baseless accusations that wouldn’t even carry water. I’ll tell you how to explain your idiotic behavior: it’s your head stuck up your ass as usual. Or since you’re a misled Indian thinking this is a coup to protect you interest, hence the Indian Coup as it’s also referred to by the Native Fijians, you’re a fool as this has pissed off the Natives even more. Do you think you can abolish a sacred institution like the Great Council of Chiefs (which has been in existence before the first Indian ever set foot on Fiji) and get away without repercussion? We will all rise in unison soon and when that happens you better pray you and your families have a shelter to escape to. You are worse off now than ever before, “dildo”-Dau.

    Go screw your wisdom and your stupid doubts which none of us pro-Democracy Fijians give the least piece of shit about coming out of your poisoned/controlled space between behind your eye-socket. The Fijians are very well educated and have had enough of this ever-giving/love-thy-neighbor attitude that it’s now time to take a stand and you better start plotting your escape route now.


    Comment by Samu — June 27, 2009 @ 12:25 | Reply

  65. Commonwealth Bank loses patience with Fiji :-

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 27, 2009 @ 13:37 | Reply

  66. The new Fiji :-

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 27, 2009 @ 18:20 | Reply

  67. “unmanned drone”???? ha ha ha, I had a good laugh at that one ‘Osamu’. Perhaps you meant unmanned train, or one man train. You didn’t even understand my point about Ratu Joni. Go back and read it again. Your level of intellect is your biggest enemy. You are hell bent on bashing Frank left, right and centre because you dont understand a thing about what is going on. It is the “MILITARY COUNCIL” which is calling all the shots, stupid, Frank is only their voice. The Indians have nothing to do with it either, as your twisted mind may think, as being the case. Even if Frank is not there tomorrow for some reason, another military top brass will stand up and take it from there. The venom that you are spewing is due to your lack of understanding of the whole situation. You may have noticed that JdA got off your imaginary train recently and lastpolarbear is posting hyper links only. Nobody wants to abolish the GCC, “your SACRED institution”. It has its role in society, it is only being relieved of political duties, so that the chiefs can concentrate on educating illiterates like you in their respective provinces.

    Comment by joe — June 27, 2009 @ 18:46 | Reply

    • Right “joe”-blo singh and dildo “dau” bhenchods – only indians support this coup, you think the fijians are stupid? Go screw your lover “dau” and franko because you’re all perishing when the train comes. “hahahaha”ing because your true race, and therefore intentions, is plain for all to see.

      Your greedy, thieving, low-life carniving cunts will all die!!!! The ’87 aftermath was nothing compared to the Armageddon that will make you shit blood and curry.

      The train is coming..


      Comment by Samu — June 27, 2009 @ 20:50 | Reply

  68. Ha! Ha! He! He! There you are Osamu Boci Laddu,your bigotry & racism has finally emerged. You tried to mislead readers of this blog of all your hogwash on legality & all your BS you BAKU.
    I’ve advised you before to cool off or your hypertension could kill you.When you’ve calmed down enough then you’ll find your mind getting a clearer picture comprehendo?
    Your assumption that I’m a misled Indian could’nt be more wrong as I’m the next in line to lead our Yavusa.When that happens I will, with my grassroots people do a PRO-FRANK march in Suva if permitted. However, I have many Indian friends who have assisted me in gaining IT knowledge and they’re certainly not bigots like yourself. You see Frank is a much more honorable person than you.
    If there is an uprising it will be Fijians against Fijians and I assure you I and my people will be on the winners side ie with the Govt. of the day. We’ll send all you moronic dogs whimpering to disappear into NEVER NEVER land.
    On the other hand should you have a change of mind after accepting reality, you’ll be most welcome to come and meet with my Mataqali or the whole Yavusa and share a tanoa of yaqona. Regardless of your diatribe and the personification of the real Osamu by your last racist outburst,I still wish you well. Cheers!

    Comment by Dau — June 27, 2009 @ 19:06 | Reply

  69. Punjabis “joe”-blow and Dildo-“Dau” – the Fijians are rising against your “messiah” franko “singh” for bringing their sacred lands to shame. The regime is breaking apart at the seams. You’d be well advised to leave Fijian government to the control of Fijians if you want all citizens to live in peace. Now that you chose to support the illegal system against Fijian democracy (not surprising for your evil types), there’ll be hell to pay.

    Be sure your “yavusa” madrasi (yeah right curry-muncher!) is ready to shelter you from the storm that will smash you out of frankos anal passage.

    At least teleni was spot-on when he referred to your types in government as “liu-muris”. Always pushing your way to the top without respect for others around you.

    The train is coming and Fijians know this time who’s trying to control our country, who the real perpetrators are. We are not blind.


    Comment by Samu — June 27, 2009 @ 20:38 | Reply

  70. Osamu/ Want to know the real me, Dau is the real surname…My ancestor was one of the first Methodist missionaries who took christianity to Papua New Guinea. His name is Ratu Isikeli Dau and you’ll find that record in the Methodist Church Archives.
    From there on, with a little geneological research it’ll be easy to trace me. Get in touch with me should you wish. I’m for real. I was born a Methodist am still a Methodist and will die a Methodist; But I am anti-sinister church politics; anti racist-morons. My first cousin was a member of the GCC,the inner politiking and mechanism of the GCC I am quite familiar with and makes me wonder if the word Diabolic originated therein. The GCC is going on a restructuring and cleanup it so badly needs.
    You no doubt lack the depth to understand what makes us grassroots Fijians tick. Your assumption that, when so-called educated Fijians like you tell us to jump, we’ll jump; or that we’ll come in hordes to help you fight our Govt of the day by an uprising, Wrong Again. Our little education tells us not to back so called well-schooled boys like your lot, who when in power go into a trip of euphoric self aggrandizement never before seen in this country while the landowners and grassroots are given only the crumbs of your booty, you scavenging vultures.
    The choice of the path you take is sadly,the reality of your awesome bigoted intelligence with zero wisdom that ferments in your cranium that which will be blown to smitherens when fermentation reaches saturation point.(Stroke or maybe cardiovascular arrest?)You av a good sunday, I’ll pray for your tormented soul. God Bless Fiji.

    Comment by Dau — June 27, 2009 @ 21:00 | Reply

  71. Dildo-“dau” – you can hide behind your methodist cloak when the kitchen gets hot, you, like “joe” blow singh, are indian through and through, hence your joy at frankos antiques. Now you’re so flaky you even deny your pwn race! You still have shit on your face with your lies and fake persona. Of course, there are many indo-methodists in Fiji. You may be termed “christians”, however, you still have that gene of greed, deceit and disloyalty no matter what religion you douche-bags align to.

    Yes, your first cousin ghandu was the member of the GCC – well, there is no such thing as “membership” in the GCC scum-bag, didn’t “first cousin” tell you that? Shows how much you understand and respect the GCC you piece of shit.

    We native Fijians know who the supporters of the coup are and when the train hits, shit will hit the ceiling where everything will be thrown on the table. First, we will have to eliminate franko, before the rampage trickles down to you lot.

    Get ready for your yabusa madrasi to save you and your family before you all get blown to little pieces.


    Comment by Samu — June 27, 2009 @ 21:29 | Reply

  72. ‘Osamu’ chill out son, we all will pray for a quick recovery of your mental illness. You seem to be obsessed with the train that will never come. The vulgar language you use is a clear sign that you are deranged. Pls seek psychiatric help. Tell your doctor that you are suffering from OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) and you will be referred to a specialist. Pls do this asap because your cranium is dangerously close to exploding. Just for interest sake, are you related to George Speight?

    Comment by joe — June 27, 2009 @ 21:40 | Reply

  73. Osamu…Osamu….U got any guts to reveal yourself, coz I can! Even if I was Indian, Chinese or any other race, we the Fijians, of my race, we don’t have any racial barrier. Your type are a type that existed in the past South Africa! You are obsolete in today’s modern world. As I said, I am sincere and that I’ll pray for your dimented soul tomorrow.

    Comment by Dau — June 27, 2009 @ 21:51 | Reply

    • You Indian fuckers are going to get beaten, bashed and burned by the stakes when the train arrives. Freaken liars, scums and evil – the whole world knows that. Now the US is finding out about your many elaborate scams as well:

      Wanna be Fijian, don’t have a koro, mataqali, yavusa or tikina, bunch of laucai vavo, tabu-teve. You are not in the VKB, and you’ll never be, bitches, keep pretending, keep hoping for frankos longevity to keep you up there because you’re all going down together.

      Go to your kaidia website kutusebes!


      Comment by Samu — June 28, 2009 @ 17:14 | Reply

  74. Osamu I am aware that our comments are fodder for your deranged mind to concort more vormit on this blog.I would suggest to Joe ” Lets not comment anymore on what this bigoted idiot says”. The best we could do is to pray for his poor tormented soul. This poor scavenger has lost it. Ariva deirchi Osamu de Bakku. God bless all the peoples of Fiji.

    Comment by Dau — June 27, 2009 @ 22:20 | Reply

    • I agree bro, we will pray for our deranged brother Samu.

      Comment by joe — June 27, 2009 @ 22:46 | Reply

  75. This is a good site for Fijians :-

    Comment by lastpolarbear — June 28, 2009 @ 13:22 | Reply

  76. To anti-Fijians dildo-“Dau”/”joe”-blo from the destitute village of Bangladesh:

    Comment by Samu — June 30, 2009 @ 13:34 | Reply

  77. Is Teleni, the Anti Christ ? :-

    Comment by lastpolarbear — July 1, 2009 @ 15:33 | Reply

  78. Comment by Mark Manning — July 23, 2009 @ 10:55 | Reply

  79. From coupfourandahalf :-
    SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009
    Revelation: Ro Teimumu betrayed by Epeli Mataitini
    The Vunivalu of Rewa and the chief protector of Marama Roko Tui Dreketi, Ro Epeli V Mataitini, has confirmed he is the traitor who informed the interim regime’s security personnel how to arrest his paramount chief Ro Teimimu Kepa in the darkness of midnight, last Tuesday.

    Coupfourpointfive can reveal that Mataitini has issued a statement saying it was time the Methodist Church and political parties stopped using the Vanua to advance their own political agendas.

    He said yesterday the events of the past week had brought to bear the perils of over-stepping the evangelistic missionary work of the Church and using the mana of the Vanua to advance the political agendas of a few.

    By saying “using the mana of the Vanua to advance the political agendas of a few”, Mataitini is basically accusing the Marama Roko Tui Dreketi of using the Vanua of Rewa to suit her own political agenda.

    Ro Teimumu was arrested by 16 police officers at midnight last Tuesday and detained for two days at the Central Police Station and then taken to the military cell at Queen Elizabeth Barracks.

    She appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court last Thursday on charges of contravening Public Order Act under the Public Emergency Regulations and inciting her people and the Church members to hold the annual conference in Rewa.

    Mataitini has been the Vunivalu of Rewa since Ro Teimumu was installed as Marama Roko Tui Dreketi five years ago after the death of her elder sister, Ro Lady Lala Mara in July 2004.

    The chiefly village of Lomanikoro – home of the Roko Tui Dreketi and in this case the residence of Ro Teimumu – is inaccessible by road. The only way to get to Lomanikoro is by punts or small boats.

    The fact that 16 police officers went to Lomanikoro in the pitch darkness of midnight aroused suspicion among many Rewans that the regime’s security henchmen had inside information about when Ro Teimumu was most vulnerable.

    Coupfourpointivve can confirm police officers slipped quitely and unnoticed into Lomanikoro, went directly to Ro Teimimu’s chiefly residence, banged loudly on the door and arrested her.

    The traditional warriors, or the bati protecting Ro Teimumu, were nowhere to be seen or heard.

    As Vunivalu of Rewa, Mataitini is in charge of security arrangements for Ro Teimumu. But we can also reveal that he deliberately chose not to organise any protection for the paramount chief that night.

    Mataitini has been a supporter of the dictatorship regime. He was a member of the National Council for Building a Better Fiji and praised the regime and coup executor, Frank Bainimarama, during a meeting of more than 100 mostly insignificant chiefly title holders at the military barracks in December last year.

    It was a failed public relations exercise in terms of garnering support of Fijian chiefs of substance for the regime.

    Click to read the Vunivalu of Rewa’s statement

    Comment by lastpolarbear — July 26, 2009 @ 18:51 | Reply

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