Common Interest

Chaudary’s statement in the North that General Elections will only take place after the formulation of the People’s Charter clearly reveals his fear of facing the wrath of the voters and the long arm of the law.

 

His claim that the Charter will eradicate all of Fiji’s fundamental problems first before going to the polls is simply ludicrous.

 

Chaudary after all did win the 1999 General Elections under the current Constitution and at no time did he seek to put in place a Charter to eradicate all of Fiji’s fundamental problems, but rather pushed to implement his own FLP’s Manifesto, but was cut short by Speight’s coup.

 

He now tries to buy himself and his FLP cronies time and immunity before a lawful Government is elected.

 

Chaudary has become too powerful and is recklessly making bold statements wholly contrary to what Minister Nailatikau had assured the Foreign Minister’s in New Zealand, that Fiji would go to the polls next year.

 

What Chaudary does not realise is that he is becoming a liability to the interim regime.

 

His assurances to Bainimarama that he would be able to revive the economy, secure the release of sugar grants from the EU, obtain loans from India, ensure smooth transition to democratic elections, legal immunity and the full backing of the FLP has come to naught.

 

Some of his own senior supporters have resigned from the FLP and some of his fellow interim Cabinet Ministers now realise their interests are being jeopardized due to his continual arrogant and confrontational ways.

 

This coup interestingly brought together many individuals and groups through ‘common interest’ and not loyalty.

 

Each individual, such as Bainimarama, Minister Nailatikau, Minister Ganilau, Minister Chaudary, Justice Gates, Justice Shameem, Justice Mataitoga, Commissioner Shameem, etc, all had their individual selfish interests, but what they had in common was the removal or acquiescence to Qarase’s removal from power.

 

Once PM Qarase and his government were illegally removed, all other interests came on board because the coup created the opportunity for them to realise their own selfish ‘common interest.’

 

The next perceived obstacle was CJ Fatiaki, so he too was removed on some flimsy grounds, which took nearly 12 months to establish a Tribunal and to date, still has not deliberated on the substantive matters.

 

The problem with these kinds of liaisons is that they are based on ‘common interests’ and ‘common interests’ change together with the political and social changes.

 

Some of the main perpetrators who instigated the coup are still in Cabinet and in the shadows.

 

They are seeing the writing on the wall and these are dangerous times because the rest of the individuals and groups who came on board with their ‘common interests’ now become expendable.

 

The Military has guns and it must be daunting for the other individuals and groups to know, that they are vulnerable, when the main players start becoming desperate.

 

It would not be surprising for some of these individuals and/or groups to be secretly evaluating their own ‘exit strategies’ because, what they hoped for or were promised is slowly dissipating before their very eyes.

 

The coup was a high stakes gamble gone terribly wrong and only time will reveal its total carnage in terms of human, economic and social cost.

 

 

Tui Savu.

Townsville QLD.

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32 Responses to “Common Interest”

  1. Sori Says:

    Right GREED ..is what brought them together now they are “dui takena” to enrich themselves and their collaborators. GREED will also tear them aprt..each man for himself. They will go differnt directions to save their asses.

  2. Pusiloa Says:

    Spot on Tui. Common interest brought them together. Now that they are in, its self interest…..Sega ni ura me damu ni kua…..waca na qoi, waca na qoi

  3. Tim Says:

    @ Tui. You’re exactly right. I think quite a few have been evaluating their exit strategies for quite some time. They’ll also have realised that the more they let things go on the way they are, the less options they have, and that includes Frank. Exile is always an option I spose, but its not something anyone of them would have contemplated at the start.
    Strangely enough, I’ve always supported what was once the key ideols of “Labour” parties internationally – primarily what we think of as social justice and equity and not at the expense of economic expediency. Trouble is, often Labour parties get to the point where they believe the end justifies the means and they become dogmatic, control freakish convincing themselves that their good ideals justify their paternalistic arrogance and attitudes. Even NZ’s Labour Party has fallen into the trap and it may be the primary reason they look as though they’ll loose the next election. Kind of shooting themselves in the foot. The alternatives unfortunately are worse (in NZ’s case), but whatever, it’ll be a democratic outcome and representative so if they do lose, I’ll just have to suffer the insufferable Keyisms and destruction of social services and bullshit – Labour, minus another toe will have learnt their lesson for the next time round.
    Of course it isn’t uniquely a Labour thing – as Australians well know.
    What this pathetic little Baini-Chodo hoonta have done is not only to have ripped everyone off of their sovereignty, basic human rights, insulting their intelligence, acted criminally, lied, stolen, made Fiji a bloody laughing stock internationally and locally, but also destroyed what Labour is supposed to represent.
    For all that, they deserve no sympathy or favour, although if some sort of expedient arrangement could be made for them to get out of the hole they’ve dug themselves in order to do the runner many of the iIG must know they’ll need to , I hope they take it. Recriminations and revenge can come later. I’d have thought the legacy they leave their families would have made them think a little deeper – except that many aren’t capable of any in depth thought.
    I hope that doesn’t sound too judgemental or arrogant but really – “ffs”, its now over a YEAR!! Who does Frank think respects him as a Military “disciplined” officer exccept those he’s got licking his @#$%.

    Who do iI-Arse, Shaista and others really think take them seriously?

    What sort of credibility does the judiciary really EXPECT to have when murders at the hands of the Military are still awaiting action whilst others committed recently are already in action. What sort of credibility does that pathetic old queen Gates think he has or expect.

    They all had options and they’re all responsible for the choices they made. EVEN now they have choices and could attempt to redeem themselves.

    Lets see if they do. For a good many of them, their over-inflated egos are bound to get in the way.

  4. Moro Says:

    Oxymoron!!! That is the word I would use for these guys.
    Either they are really stupid of Drunk on Power.

    Tui you are so correct to say that this coup is a big gamble, but sad thing is it is a gamble with everyone’s lives.

    The Common Interest of this group is their own GREED.

  5. Mel Says:

    Check out this article http:www.fijitimes.com.story.aspx?id+86094

  6. Mel Says:

    Apology pse check this out; http:www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=86094

  7. Tim Says:

    @ Mel – that link is a bit munted bro
    It seems it might be suffering from Bainimaramaism. It’s got a few slashes and dots in the wrong places even tho’ it’s trying very hard to get where it needs to go

  8. Tim Says:

    🙂 Gotcha

  9. Tim Says:

    Um no -I havn’t. the link is still munted. Slashes after the http are not the only thing missing
    Go to the story and copy from the Address Line in the tool bar bro. OR let us all know what the story’s about. I’m sure we’ll all have another laugh at whatever this iIjoonta are on about while there are a number of others really struggling to even get near a computer

  10. Tim Says:

    If its about the Heffernan case – is anyone surprised?. I think she might have to wait a couple of years till the old queen Gates’ suspender belt snaps and the others of the judiciary have fallen off their assumed positions on the stone wall of justice before she can get any real sort of redress

  11. Mel Says:

    OK how bout this; http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=86094

  12. Tim Says:

    Aha – yea! got it. Ain’t that the truth! Samy and co would like to commoditise Fiji, especially in the current environment so that any economic benefits flow to them.
    From what I know of Fijians, they aren’t that shallow. Only those that have experience the “Baubles of Power” and who continue to try and bauble by any and every means. More appropriate is the second part of this article :
    http://www.fijitimes.com/story.aspx?id=86103.
    But then that’s why Naidu is out of favour with the iI-joonta

  13. John Veikoso Says:

    Tui Savu and your complicated wannabe smart comments, go to sleep bro, you dont belong to this country because you are one of the so called wanna be kai viti who ran away because of money!!! so dont bother with your comment because it dont mean a cent to us real fijians!!!

  14. Budhau Says:

    Tui Savu – on what scholarship did you go to get that degree – I see that you dropped that “solicitor” after your name. .

    Lets look at your statements.

    Savu wrote, about Chaudary, “His assurances to Bainimarama that he would be able to revive the economy, secure the release of sugar grants from the EU, obtain loans from India, ensure smooth transition to democratic elections, legal immunity and the full backing of the FLP has come to naught”

    Attorney Savu, it was Bainimarama and the military councils belief, based on their perceptions of Chaudary that got Chauddary this job with the IG – not his assurances.
    When did Chaudary tell Frank that he would secure the release of the sugar grants form EU – sure, FB and others thought that MC would probably be the best person for the job.
    As for obtaining loans form India – the SDL government had already had commitments form India for loans – who said anything about additional loans.
    Ensure smooth transition to democracy – why do you think that is MC’s responsibility.
    As for legal immunity – don’t you think the military employs some good lawyers and has the ability to hire others – why would they depend on MC to get them immunity.
    As for the full backing of the FLP – didn’t you and other see the coup that Bune had attempted to pull on MC prior to the coup – there was infighting in the FLP – How does one expect the full backing of the FLP in such a situation.

    You see Tui Savu – almost all your reasoning is similar to the above – lot of style but very little substance.

    As for your common interest theme – why don’t you guys realize that Fijians and Indians could have common interests, or landwoners and tenants can also have common interests.

    So Tui – why do you go around stating the obvious:
    “The coup was a high stakes gamble gone terribly wrong and only time will reveal its total carnage in terms of human, economic and social cost.”

  15. Fiji Democracy Now Says:

    I hope a lot of people saw John Samy’s performance on One National News when he was asked about how much he is being paid. It was an excellent piece of transparency. He was clearly uncomfortable at answering questions about the exact value of his thirty pieces of silver. At first he looked arrogant and ready to bluff his way out of the interview until he realized that that the One National news had all the facts. At the end he said “Can you ask him to stop cos I gotta meeting”. What he meant was stop filming so that he can try to bribe or threaten to stop this going to air. Bad luck Johnny, you’ve been
    caught.

  16. Kudrunivanua Says:

    Hee Hee… They all fightin’ amongst theyselves NOW!

    De cookie it is’ a crumblin’

    Boo Hoo Hoo Come on and CRRRYYYYYYYY MEEEEEE AAAAA RRRRIIIIIVERRRRRRR

    I hear things are very tense and fraught at the camp and thats why Franks not speakin’ so much!

    Hoo Hoo tryin’ to mend that tear now, Frank!

    Time to stop sitting on your phone and calm your troops???

    Jone and Budhau, why doan you goan help Frankie! Rather than wastin’ your time up’n heah!

    We are just waiting on things to explode at QEB, keep on prayin, keep on getting new talatalas, goan to a different congregashun, denominashun… your EVIL goan stap soon!

  17. 1*234 Says:

    Humpety Dumpety sat on the wadi..
    Humpety Dumpety had a baigani….

    Hahaha….they will fall & break into millions of pieces like the sand in the wadi on a hot july nite…hahahaha

  18. Jockomo Feena Says:

    budhau is an ignorant sore loser, so why fool did you have to comment on the bloody obvious yourself, because you have nothing to contribute here except the fact that you’re fucking stupid and can only copy and paste, like john veikoso who is quick to hurl abuse at other Fijians, Maybe the crew at Te Atatu might make jv think twice about what he writes here. jv has a real issue with intelligent women, envious of the obvious man. Leave the girls alone and have it out with real men ya cocksuckers.

  19. natewaprince Says:

    JV kei Bigwhore,drau waraki au tiko.

  20. powerjammer Says:

    wailei…. WHO are these IDIOTS on Close Up????????

    That sellout fucker Mataca should hav been buried with mara! blarry obsolete misguided motherfucker!

  21. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Ia,
    Drau dro sara vaka yaaaawaaaaaaa!

    Bhahahahaha!!

    Vinaka, vinaka NP, baci lasa sala vi au na vivosaki qo! 🙂

  22. John Veikoso Says:

    Natewa

  23. John Veikoso Says:

    Natewa Prince or Princess, pleas ebrother go back to your village and educate people on the negetivity about marijuana!!! do it quick before your whole province becomes a zombie are, vakamadua taki keimamai na taukei, dou yavu karasi, tei mada na tavioka!!! Pusi Loa you said it brother!!! common intrest to move this country forward for a better Fiji thats what it is not common ground for negetive minded peole like you and your group, moaning and whining till you die, shame on you lot. Power jammer that is unchristan like, think your yavusa is from Nabutautau, you people killed and ate Baker, lotu mada tevorolevu..

  24. John Veikoso Says:

    Natewa Prince or Princess, pleas brother go back to your village and educate people on the negetivity about marijuana!!! do it quick before your whole province becomes a zombie area, vakamadua taki keimamai na taukei, dou yavu karasi, tei mada na tavioka!!! Pusi Loa you said it brother!!! common intrest to move this country forward for a better Fiji thats what it is, not common ground for negetive minded peole like you and your group, moaning and whining till you die, shame on you lot. Power jammer that is unchristan like, think your yavusa is from Nabutautau, your people killed and ate Baker, lotu mada tevorolevu..

  25. Tui Says:

    Jone Veikoso,
    lako mada lai vakaotia nomu vuli. Laurai ga nomu comments nomu ta skulu. Ko sa riva saraga vaka ‘omu boso ko vore!
    Bau vosa tu me yaga, kakua ni vaka oti cagi tu ga vaka taki ira a riva mai na delana i Korovou!
    Io sa vinaka ni laiva toka o SV ‘omu comments meda kila kina na lala ni ‘omudou qavokavoka. A riva ga ‘a riva, what can you say!

  26. tosotiko Says:

    Spot on Tui Savu. We always welcome your comment on this blog.

  27. lauan boy Says:

    good one Tui.

    the soldiers have to pay for the misery they caused Fiji and its ppl. ni veicai na sotia….ni yavu tamata no school.

  28. Budhau Says:

    Jockomo wrote above to JV, “Leave the girls alone and have it out with real men ya %@*%suckers.”

    So Jockomo – you think our women in here can’t take on JV, only us men folks are capable of that.

    You see the idiot that you are Jockomo – insulting women.

  29. Lina Says:

    I have a question I want to ask you.

    If i post here using my real name .. will you publish it?? and then make sure you take all of your links to google search engine ? So that your site pops up when my name is googled ? If answer is yes then email me .. and we shall see the fun.

  30. me again Says:

    Oi so that it comes on right away aye . well email me anyway
    I want this entire set up

  31. Satish Says:

    The regime keeps telling the world that they will hold elections in March 2009 but the bloggers have their doubts. If anyone wants proof it’s not hard to find. Chodopu$$ has cancelled elections for the Sugar Cane Growers Council.

    KPMG are reported to have said that they will hand over their report into Jagannath Sami at the end of the month. Then Chodopu$$ lackey Jain Kumar claimed the audit report will be studied before any action is taken. What a Joke!!’FACTION TAKEN”????? Sami was removed over a year ago after the coup in 2006. The action has already been taken. What’s needed is some proof. It looks like KPMG have not wanted to spoil their good name with a report that does what Chodopu$$ wants. He had to delay the SCGC elections first and then announce whatever is going to be presented as the
    results of the audit. And don’t forget the disaster of last year’s season
    and the loss of EU assistance. He knows he’s lost the support of cane farmers. Chodopu$$ couldn’t make the position clearer if he paid for a full page advertisement for Jagannath Sami in all the Fiji newspapers.

    And one more thing. No SCGC elections means no elections full stop. Chodopu$$ has lost his best support base so he won’t want elections. And we all know ‘what Chodopu$$ want, Chodopu$$ get.’ He pulls the strings and Franks mouth flaps in time with whatever is coming out of the Chodopu$$ mouth.

  32. Budhau Says:

    Hey Satish – you one of them sugar farmer boys, Huh.
    Besides your issues with Chaudary – what do you think of this coup, good for you folks – it would be so nice if they just did not take on Chaudary in the IG, right?

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