Fiji’s Children Asking More Questions

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22 Responses to “Fiji’s Children Asking More Questions”

  1. Fiji Democracy Now Says:

    @SV: Thanks for putting up the link to Patriot Abroad’s latest work. You are right about it being a powerful video. We also thinks its very funny.

    We have been big fans of Patriot Abroad’s work on Youtube since it was first revealed to the world by Intelligentsiya about a year ago.

    Our suggestion to fellow bloggers is to email the Youtube link to as many people as you can. The more who see it the better!

    BTW, wouldn’t it be wonderful if someone found a way of posting the link on the official Fiji government site?

    On second thoughts, Solivakasama is the best place to have it. You guys probably get as many hits in one hour as the government site do in a week!

  2. Seini Says:

    Great video! Let’s hope people around the world get to see it. Specially in the UN and places like that!!

  3. Adi Kaila Says:

    I have always love this. Vinaka Vakalevu

  4. Mark Manning Says:

    I agree with what your saying and how you feel , but the reality is that there are many reasons this coup was done and is successful to date . I mean who is supporting it ? The soldiers , in case you haven’t noticed , are Indigenous Fijian , mostly . Without their support and the families of those soldiers support , this coup just wouldn’t have happened . There has to be more to it than we have seen so far !

  5. natewaprince Says:

    It was quite hilarious last night to watch the ”rookrike” Adi from Bau berating the Lomaiviti Prov. Council for not letting its people decide for themselves weather to support the NCBBF and charter or not.(on TV)

    Sa tauvi ka qo tiko va’malua na mate nei Shyster,(face rookrike arse).If she doesn’t quit this illegal regime immediately,qai dua na siga me taba tale mai na TV,sa va’raitaki tu ga mai e dua na i voco levu.

    But Gau has said that it still supports the regime and its policies,WTF.

    Sorry for side-tracking folks.

  6. Peace Pipe Says:

    A good snipet of a reminder of who started all the mess – the pig and his cohorts. And who are the ultimate victims – the children of Fiji. The are left to bear the cost, the trauma and a continuing coup culture that is made out to be a norm in Fiji’s society. Shows this man does not think before doing anything. But then again how can he think of the impact of the coup when he is prodded by the snake and blinded by selfish greed.

  7. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Bula vinaka Peace Pipe! How have you been? God Bless!!

  8. Peace Pipe Says:

    Bula to you too aubatinuku-N. Just trying to keep up the spirit thru this cyber space. One could get insane if one has to bottle in all the frustrastions and anger caused by the spoofs from the illegal ig. Thank you and all anti-ig bloggers for keeping up with the good cause. I know we are on the same level of intellect to be able to discern the crap coming out of this shitty dictatorship unlike some pests who try cause irritations with their absurdities.

  9. Tebara Says:

    @NP … Gau is very much on the roll with the Illegal Juntas. They attributed their decision to the fact that the Illegal Mob since coming into Power (thru the barrel of its gun) has done wonders in the developments and infrastructures in Gau.

    Hmmmm would that have something to do with the prodigal family returning home?

  10. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Isa! Sa gauna ni rarama qo, au kanaka ga ni sa qima mai na “LAILAI NA DINA” vi ratou na naita mai Gau, qari na ka qo e se vavaku sara tu la!

    My friend Natewaprince always cracks me up, na turaga qo e ni u dau wilika na nona volavola e dau vaka sara ga me u sa raica bulabula tu ni sa kidomoka tu e so na tamata tabu saka yani!!……………………Wailei Ragone!!

    @Tebara – Isa kainoqu, sa vinaka mada ni sigai ni tu dau mai kataliga tu ga yani o kedatou, se vavei gonei?

    @ Mark – Any Fijian person still supporting this illegal junta has been bought by a few pieces of silver.

    SOLD THEIR SOULS TO THE DEVIL IN OTHER WORDS!!

  11. Peace Pipe Says:

    The people of Rotuma have fallen for the liar and his twist and spin that they even gave their support for his charter farter. Had he not gone to Rotuma and instead send a delegate to seek approval I am sure there would be a rejection of it.

    Another stupity of the pig is that he went all the way to Rotuma to state that they must retain their culture and tradition whilst in the Fiji main land he trashes the Fijian values with impunity. Come on Rotumans try and look beneath the veneer of falsehood the pig is carrying around.

  12. Coconuthead Says:

    It’s Paulo Manueli – close advisor to the iPM who is behind the Rotuma saga to try and get a quorum for the upcoming GCC meeting. Some of these retired colonels should just fade away ……………………. In the island’s small world of politics Paul is more Tongan than anything else (and related to you know, the whos who in Fiji and Tonga – that’s the bloodline, that’s why the paramount chief in Rotuma is known as Marafu – in Tongan Maafu). Those of us with Fijian lineage in our turf on the island have our loyalties to the Tui Cakau – that’s our roots and where our loyalties lie – so we’re with Ratu Naiqama all the way. But unfortunately – bit like the Gau story, you can buy a few chiefs with a few pieces of silver and the bloodline story and like any underdeveloped island, who brings the goods gets the pigs, and they also keep the snake. Divide and Conquer ala Chodopu$$ (master strategist).

  13. aubatinuku-N Says:

    @Coconuthead – I really do feel sorry for my Rotuman friends, the majority of Rotumans I know are against this illegal regime. Rotuman people should speak out more.

    God bless you all!

  14. natewaprince Says:

    I tau,o ratou mai Rotuma qori.Ke vuki cala o Vore,qai kidacala ga sa dua vei iratou e sa ova i delana.

    Qavokavoka nei Rt. Sukuna tiko vei ratou,kila ga ,rai yawa. You never bite the hand that feeds you.

    De qai soli na independence e a saga tiko o Henry Gibson.

  15. Maqa a Leqa Says:

    It has been clarified by the Tui Levuka that the Takala-i-Gau seconded the motion for the Lomaiviti province not to accept the changes to the GCC Regs. In fact the people of Gau do not support the GCC changes. It may only be the Tikina of Sawaieke who supports the interim Regime. There are two other Tikinas in the whole island!

    To make the matter more complex Gau is divided into two with different allegiances-Qalivakabatiki and Qalivakabau!

  16. natewaprince Says:

    MaL,but isn’t the Takala-i Gau from Sawaike? Please elaborate.

  17. Maqa a Leqa Says:

    NP

    Of course Takala-i-Gau is from Sawaieke! He went back on his word when he seconded the motion put forward by the Tui Levuka in the Bose ni Turaga not to accept the changes.

    Soon after the meeting he rang Bhaini to confirm Gau’s support for the GCC changes as opposed to the stand of the Chiefs of Lomai which he was a part of.

    Maybe he is talking on behalf of Sawaieke but certainly not the other Tikinas.

  18. IslandBoy Says:

    Therefore sitting on the illegal regime’s GCC will be the Takala-i-Gau, Serua and a couple of Rotumans, what will that achieve?

    Kadavu will meet at the Jubilee Hall Toorak next Thursday. Would be very interesting to see how Nawalowalo spins this one. Still out are Bua, Macuata and Lau.

    @NP & MaL – if we assume Lau will support the IR because of the children of the former Tui Nayau, how do you think Bua and Macuata will pan out given Ratu Filimoni Ralogaivau’s influence?

  19. natewaprince Says:

    IB,I was disappointed with an earlier statement made by Tui Macuata that he would accept the NCBBF teams in to Macuata.He also mentioned about moving the country forward etc,so I have my doubts about them.

    As for Bua,well only their chairman (qavokavoka va kalia) seems to be making any noise.But we’ll have to wait for their provincial meeting,I’m sure kalia head will be out on his ass just like $2 man. I give them a 50% chance of going either way.

    I wish I could be more optimistic,but that’s the best I can do. It seems the Tui Cakau will be standing alone in his confederacy,but we’ll just wait and see.

  20. Linus Says:

    From 2days Fiji Times, interesting reading

    Pundit, pray tell us the truth

    KAMAL IYER
    Friday, May 16, 2008

    Unusual … soldiers on the streets of the capital after the coup+ Enlarge this image

    Unusual … soldiers on the streets of the capital after the coup

    ON Thursday April 10, 2008, during the public debate on the People’s Charter organised by the Fiji Media Council, pro-charter and National Council for Building a Better Fiji member Kamlesh Arya vigorously defended the military.

    This is what he said:

    “First and foremost, the military has sons and daughters of Fiji who have taken the oath to protect Fiji from all adverse situations. It is not ignorant of the law. Their law is one of engagement after all else fails. They are compassionate to the needs of the people. They rise to the occasion when Fiji is faced with calamities and if the military was opportunist then its members would not lay their lives for the nation.

    “We need to search deeper than what is on the surface to find out what has been going on since 1987.”

    But what Arya, the president of Arya Pratinidhi Sabha of Fiji said while answering a question from the audience totally shifted the blame from the military to certain people in the country for using the armed forces to carry out the coups since 1987.

    When asked if coups or elections were more expensive to Fiji, Arya replied:

    “In my submission this evening (April 10), I said let us not blame the military for the coups. They were the henchmen I must say.

    “They were used to do somebody else’s dirty job. Now in 1987 the coup was hyped up as a Fijian issue, right, for the Fijians.

    “What did we get, what did the Fijian community get out of the 1987 coup nothing. In 1987 Fijians basically lost everything in terms of respect and dignity because somebody said he was fighting for the rights of the Fijians.

    “In 2000 it was an indigenous issue again. What did the Fijian community get nothing. They lost much more. They lost the total dignity of people being able to apply the rule of law. Other communities have continued to stick their necks, stand and contribute to the development of the country each time there is a coup.

    “So we have to do deeper soul-searching to find out why the military does, what it has done four times and I don’t blame them.

    “They are just there for manipulation by people who have vested interests.”

    There have been only two political parties in Fiji which have survived or experienced all four coups the National Federation Party, which was in a coalition government with the Fiji Labour Party in 1987, was removed from power by Sitiveni Rabuka in the first coup of May 14, 1987.

    While the Labour party has opposed the three previous coups and called for a speedy return to democracy, it has made a complete about-turn and defended the actions of the military since December 2006.

    It is therefore prudent to examine Labour’s position on the coups in view of Arya’s forceful defence of the army. In 2004, the Labour party and National Farmers Union launched Children of the Indus to mark the 125th anniversary of the arrival of indentured labourers to Fiji.

    The book’s cover had a picture of Chaudhry and his grand-daughter, taken after he and his colleague’s release from 56 days of captivity after the 2000 coup.

    The book, while describing the late Ratu Mara as a visionary and statesman had scathing remarks about his and the late Ratu Penaia Ganilau’s roles in the May 1987 coups.

    Page 144 of the book states: “It is clear there was an orchestrated conspiracy to restore power to the Eastern bloc (Lau/Cakaudrove). Rabuka was a favourite with Ratu Penaia who was his high chief. Certain events of that morning (May 14, 1987) arouse suspicion.

    Was Colonel Sanday deliberately lured to Government House to get him out of the way?

    Second, when Speaker Militoni Leweniqila rang Ratu Penaia to inform him of the military takeover, he did not appear surprised. Also when Rabuka shortly after the takeover went to Government House to report the deed, his first words were: “Well sir, I have done it.” Curiously enough, the Governor-General’s only response was: “I hope you know what you are doing.” Was Ratu Penaia in the know-how? It is a legitimate question.

    Page 145 & 146 of the book states: “And how much was Ratu Mara in the know about what was to happen? Mara has always denied knowledge about the coup, yet he told the late Robert Keith-Reid, of Islands Business that he received a phone call at the Fijian Hotel at 9am on May 14, 1987 to tell him about the coup. 9am one hour before the coup took place.

    Wasn’t it his duty to warn Prime Minister Dr Timoci Bavadra, some members of Government or the police of what was about to take place?”

    The above was forcefully explained to voters by Chaudhry during the 1992 election campaign who said that by entering Parliament under the 1990 Constitution would mean achieving the final chapter in the chiefs and the Alliance Party’s plan to permanently entrench power in the hands of Fijians. Therefore, if Arya is right, Rabuka and the army were manipulated and used as henchmen by Ratu Mara and Ratu Penaia to carry out the 1987 coups. Following the 3rd coup of May 19, 2000, Chaudhry wrote an article in the Parliamentarian, the journal of parliaments of the Commonwealth. He spoke about the army and police in Fiji.

    In the article, Chaudhry stated that the security forces posed the biggest threat to the stability of any democratically elected government in Fiji.

    His article was titled, The aftermath of a coup: Power grabs and destabilisation in Fiji’. He reminded fellow Commonwealth parliamentarians that he had been the victim of three coups in Fiji. Chaudhry said: “The events of the past two years in particular have shown that neither the police nor the army can be trusted to uphold the Constitution and maintain law and order. No elected government that is not of their choice will ever be safe in this country if this situation is allowed to go unchecked. Indeed, if this situation is allowed to continue, Fiji will simply become another Indonesia where the military has formed an oligarchy with allegedly corrupt politicians and business interests.” Chaudhry claimed the police force had been infiltrated by the army and could no longer be trusted to maintain law and order.

    Therefore, according to Arya’s theory, a unit of the army in 2000 was manipulated and used by corrupt politicians, unscrupulous businessmen and factional groups to topple Chaudhry’s government.

    But Arya, a Labour party MP for five years between 2001 and 2006 did not say who used the army as henchmen and manipulated them to execute the 2006 coup that removed from power Laisenia Qarase’s SDL-led government.

    To assist Arya in forming his conclusion, let me remind him of Labour party president Jokapeci Koroi’s remarks during Fiji TV’s indepth news on January 11, 2006.

    When asked by a reporter how did the Labour party view Bainimarama’s threat to topple government Koroi replied: “I think he should do it because we’re waiting, the Labour coalition government, we are waiting to complete what we started in 1999 and 2000. I know a lot of people will disagree with me.”

    Koroi, while claiming that Bainimarama was being intimidated by the government, said “I am not saying that I support it but you don’t know what kind of takeover he is going to do and I have a feeling it’s not going to be like the 2000 and 1987 coup, no.”

    While last minute talks brokered by then Vice-President Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi prevented the stand-off between Qarase and Bainimarama into escalating any further, the coup eventually happened 11 months later on December 5, 2006 after the army’s truth and justice campaign failed to prevent the re-election of Qarase and his SDL party to power after the May 2006 election.

    Arya is a pundit and a man of God.

    He should live up to his status and inform the nation who manipulated the army and used the soldiers as henchmen to carry out the fourth coup on December 5, 2006.

    Kamal Iyer is a former journalist and administrative officer of the National Federation Party.

  21. Budhau Says:

    Nothing has changed from the 1987 coup days when it was said “It is clear there was an orchestrated conspiracy to restore power to the Eastern bloc (Lau/Cakaudrove). Rabuka was a favorite with Ratu Penaia who was his high chief.”

    This time again Eastern bloc chiefs went for the power grab in 2006 and this time Bainimarama was their favorite. And those Bauan chiefs were behind the 2000 power grab.

    These coups were all strictly power struggle between chiefs from two different houses – infighting within the Fijians.

    Linus – you were not trying to suggest that Bainimarama is a henchman for Chaudary, are you?

  22. Linus Says:

    @Budhau. I am, just posting an interesting article from the F/T.

    However, it does make sense that Chaudry could well be one of the aggitators along with other shadowy figures for the Dec. 06 coup.

    Either that or he is an accomplished opportunist, coz right now he and Iarse are the only persons benefiting from this mess!!

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