Vodafone boss, Ganilau in Air Pac board

24 JUN 2008

Well bloggers, the illegal junta cronies just keep benefiting from this illegal coup. So much for Vore’s claim. Well BG is not surprising because she is highly incompetent and will take on any job given to her, but now we have Aslam Khan, CEO of Vodafone who is non other than Justice Nazhart Shameem’s husband.

Any guesses who this ‘unknown’ other Board Member could be????

The board of Air Pacific, Fiji’s largest international airline, has confirmed three new appointees to its board to enhance the airline’s operations and the shareholders’ interest.

Board chairman Nalin Patel confirmed to Fijilive that Vodafone Fiji Ltd chief executive officer Aslam Khan, former interim Tourism Minister Bernadette Rounds-Ganilau, and ex-pilot Tomasi Cama are the three interim Government nominees to the board.

At least one member who wished not to be named said he had accepted the appointment.

Rounds-Ganilau said she had yet to receive a confirmation from the interim Government of her appointment.

Patel said the interim Government was now in the process of informing the three new appointees.

It is understood the three new Government nominees will be accepting the appointments given that private companies are not subjected to any travel bans.

“The appointments were confirmed today and it is the Government’s (interim) prerogative to make this known to its nominees,” Patel said.

Khan, Rounds-Ganilau and Cama replace ousted Fijian Holdings Limited (FHL) board director Sekonaia Tui Mailekai, ousted FHL chief executive Sitiveni Weleilakeba and Daniel Elisha.

These three-ex-board members of Air Pacific resigned at the end of its latest board meeting earlier this month.

“These board directors have a big responsibility to enhance the company’s operations and also uphold shareholders’ interest in managing the operations as is stipulated under the company’s Act,” Patel said.

He said the board would meet regularly and it would also depend on the need for them to meet as and when required.



32 Responses to “Vodafone boss, Ganilau in Air Pac board”

  1. Keep The Faith Says:

    Let’s see. Who out of the recent IIG cast-off’s is due for recycling? Not Poseci as Ma’chaud won’t have a bar of it.

    Taito Waradi is currently defacto FDB Chief.

    Let’s see how ridiculous these fcukers can get, here are my guesses: Laufitu Malani, Peter Prasad, Ra’chaud, Felix Anthony or Rajeshwar Singh (to re-strengthen Labour Union ties).

    Nalin Patel is DREAMING if he thinks the new Air Pac Board just because its a private company will get away with travel bans. Aust and NZ can not be any clearer — any appointees by the IIG on Govt Boards will get slapped with bans! Last time I checked the Air Pac (just like the FHL) is partly owned by Govt.

    So await your letters tomorrow Aslam, Cama and Pearly Bernie (who’s used to it anyway)

    What a wonderful new look for the new Board members who will patronising a rival airline – Korean Airlines!

  2. Mark Manning Says:

    I think the Australian Government should put out a warrant out for the arrest of all those involved with and appointed by the coup and cut off ties with the Indian and Chinese Governments , This is Germany in the 1930’s all over again !
    I hope the Aussie Government slaps a travel ban of these greedy people and their immediate relatives , have these bastards no shame ?.

  3. Mark Manning Says:

    At least now they have all exposed themselves for what they truly are , thieves and liars .
    September 2007 , the significance of this date , i keep forgetting to mention , is that at this time , no one believed the responses to my comment really were serious , but as time has gone by , we now realise , i hope , the significance of them from such a long time ago , It seems , i have to say , that my comment and assessment all that time ago , was incredibly correct !

  4. Mark Manning Says:

    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!

  5. aubatinuku-N Says:

    Mark, this sounds like Budhau! I believe you though mate!

    Very worriesome!!

  6. NobleBannerBlue Says:

    As for these appointments, what was Victor Lal saying about unbridled opportunism ….

  7. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    It will be interesting to see how QANTAS reacts to these idiots appointed by an illegal junta to Air Pacific.

  8. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Qantas will see through these idiots. Cama maybe an exception, but he was working in the Middle East or in the Gulf area and maybe out of touch with the happenings here in this region.

    Time will tell.

  9. EnufDictatorship Says:

    Since they are interim regime appointees, I hope the NZ/Oz \’smart sanctions\”prevail

  10. Insider Says:

    The appointment of the new board of directors comes at a time when the government is pressuring Air Pac on its performance. The main obstacle in the hindrance of Air Pac’s performance is none other than John Campbell, the sooner Air Pac rids itself of this man, they may be able to prosper under selected guidance by some of its board members. Note the emphasis on “some of its board members”.

    Word in the grapevine is that Emirates is looking for a way into Fiji. The Government wants their investigation/inquiry/commission etc to conclude that Qantas’s shareholding is actually counterproductive to Air Pac and its future and obviously not in the nation’s best interests. They will then put in measures or steps to sell Qantas’s share to Emirates. Now, thought that was interesting, why do you think the Bernadette Ganilau is in the Air Pac board? Well the whole world knows how often she visited Dubai during her short time as a MP in the IG, well it seems that some of work there was enticing Emirates to Fiji and she has been rewarded by Directorship in the company that Emirates will soon be equity partners in with the Fiji Government.

    Something to ponder and sleep on….

  11. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Good work Insider and keep feeding us with inside infor.

  12. painter Says:

    Insider – the only thing I’m going to ponder over is at the IG’s stupidity in thinking they’ve got us ‘conned’ if what you say has any basis at all. Why in Allah’s name (to borrow a fellow blogger’s line) would those sheiks and women clad in burkas travel halfway around the world to Fiji for?? Sun, sea and tan? Oh rite, the ‘duty free’ shopping.. and probably to sample our lovo specialty, pork & palusami. What a merry bunch of thieving wankers this IIG!

  13. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Well Painter, this blog site SV is proof that not everyone is ‘conned’. So let’s keep up the pressure and show to the world that we are here and here to stay until justice has been delivered to all coup perpetrators.

  14. painter Says:

    Can OZ/NZ refuse Emirates landing rights or bar them from their airspace and see what that does to our tourism industry which gets the bulk of visitors from those 2 countries.

  15. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Painter, I am quite sure that Oz will have some contingency plans in place, should it happen and Air Pac will be the biggest losers, meaning we the taxpayers and not these idiots of the IG!

  16. painter Says:

    Absolutely JW, there’s always vanuatu, cooks, samoa, tahiti, papeete, noumea and palau to travel to for the same thing!

  17. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    So much for Robin Chodo Hood!

  18. painter Says:

    gee, i must be both tired n sleepy, it’ll still be Air Pacific right? well, all the same, OZ/NZ should just ban our ‘national’ airline from entering their airspace since those men in long dresses will be the silent majority partner.

  19. Dauvavana Says:

    NP, sa qai vacava na nomu mission vei Big Mama. Ca gona nio vakaberabera taka lakolako kaba tale o Aslam Khan 🙂

  20. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Bainimarama / Chaudhry – I hate these two

    Dua me vamatei rau

    One bullet to the head will do it. Quick and Clean.

  21. Maqa a Leqa Says:

    The important directorship appears to be concentrated around close family members. Judge Nazhat Khan appealed to Bhaini for her husband Aslam to be a Director in Air Pac so that they can enjoy the free travel benefits.

    Suckmeme the Ombudsman should also be appointed to keep it within the family. And so should Frank’s and Mai Chodo’s families!

  22. natewaprince Says:

    Dauvavana,kemudou,sa dua na vanua yawa dina o la’i veitalanoa tu kina kei rau o Dauniwalesi kei Nasilai nanoa.Voleka sara ma sega na kemu vei rau na i lala boci ya.

    O big butt Bernie?? Oi, kerau sa finish.Biuti koya vei Arselam me kena.Sa matau tu vei Bernie qori.Na ka gona e la’i cakava tu i Dubai ya,ni sa dua tiko nona sheik millionaire.

    O rau size vata ga,XH,(extra humungous),hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Peace Pipe Says:

    Families and friends foundation. All are being rewarded for their association with the illegal regime. All bloody shameless unbridled opportunists the bastards.

  24. Striker Says:

    Well folks, let show our muscle. When digicel comes on the market, let’s all migrate as a vote of no confidence for this lamuass and samimi!

  25. Keep The Faith Says:

    Good idea Striker but Aslam is working the system to make sure that Digicel stays out. Yes the IIG “said” we would deregulate and while Digicel has put its antenna’s up all over the place on the “in principle” agreement given to them by the former Govt (and legally binding also on this II Govt), it hasn’t happened yet.

    Aslam has also tried to stack the mobile phone market with the INKK product and Vodafone rakes in a percentage of these profits as well (and so too does Telecom). All in all Vodafone is riding free on Telecom’s Govt license.

    Telecom’s EASYTEL product has the technological capability to be mobile (& smaller) as well (just look at the number of taxi drivers who take their big easytel phones in their taxi’s because of the cheaper prices), but Aslam has Telecom by the balls saying that if Telecom’s product goes mobile it affects their profits (he hides behind the fact that they give Telecom a percentage of vodafone profits because they are using their license BUT Telecom could make much much more).

    What Aslam forgets is that Digicel has the backing of the World Bank.

  26. Budhau Says:

    While you guys are looking at who the new directors are – figure out the ones that are leaving and what the criteria for their appointments.

    That family and friends foundation comment – yeap – those where the buggers who bought shares in FHL on borrowed money.

  27. tosotiko Says:

    Borrowed money secured by their properties and which they have to pay back. They took the risk with their investment as they could win big time or lose big time. As it turns out, they hunch was correct and they got a good deal and have paid off their borrowed money. I envy them but am happy as a Fijian that some of us have finally learned the tricks of the trade.

  28. Groggymaster Says:

    The IG is being vindictive and are looking to punishing Air Pac for refusing to fly one of the two newspaper execs out, on extra judical terms. How pathetic – there are only cutting off their noses to spite their faces.

  29. Ispy Says:

    Tosotiko. You have hit the nail on the head!

    Its very easy for Budhau and his interim administration to accuse selected Fijians of corruption for buying into successful companies through loans from FDB or other financial institutions.

    But what they conveniently fail to acknowledge is that these Fijians had to take on the risk that comes with such borrowing, most if not all having to mortgage their homes to secure their borrowing.

    These Fijians had the commercial foresight to recognise a good investment and they took a chance on it.

    Budhau and the members of his illegal government currently benefiting from this coup neither had the vision nor the balls to invest in FHL or any other business concern.

    Bloody Fijians in the military should be happy for these succesful Fijians.

    Whenever there is a death or marriage in their family, these same soldiers turn to their successful Fijians relatives to contribute the most.

    I don’t contribute to any family obligation anymore if it involves a member of the military forces, family or no family.

    Fuck them.

    They have to realise the consequences of their actions (or rather inaction).

  30. Striker Says:

    Keep tha Faith: Good post. That info will come in handy in future. But, keep the faith, this asslamu might think he is ahead, in fact as we all know, the customer is king.

  31. Keep The Faith Says:

    Yeah, true that Striker, true that.

    Switch to Telecom and minus the middle-man 😉

  32. Keep The Faith Says:

    Ahem. Anyone seen this little gem?

    Is there no other company in Fiji or the Pacific that can do this?


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