Heffernan works on election office reform – legally SV asks????


Top of the morning bloggers. This is taken from the Fiji Times today. This Father Arms needs to be closely scrutinised because he is making changes into the Electoral system through the barrel of the gun. Remember, it was this hypocrite who recommended to Yabaki and his cronies that because the Military has acted outside the law, they could be justified in steamrolling all the Constitutional changes without Parliament. These two rag-tagged clothed men have a lot to answer for because it seems to SV, that they have lost their bearing not to mention, they lost their calling a long time ago….

To Heffernan, SV warns tread cautiously because you don’t want to be held responsible for implementing unlawful changes, that only further harden the already polarised racial divide.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

NEWLY-appointed Supervisor of Elections Felicity Heffernan has been working on systems, staffing and improvement of skills in the office she now heads. Since arriving into the country last month, Ms Heffernan has been reading all the international and local observer reports and on the last elections that call for a number of improvements.

“At the moment, due to the NCBBF proposal for an electoral reform, we have been getting briefings from Father David Arms and need to look at preparation in a two-fold way with the proposals and the existing system for our operations,” she said.  Father Arms has recommended the abolishment of the communal seats in the electoral system.

One of the architects of the 1997 Constitution, Professor Brij Lal, said there is consensus among all of Fiji’s leaders to re-visit the communal system of voting.  He said a consensus should be the basis for further talks on the subject, “not this steamrolling approach”.

Professor Lal said unless the people are consulted and their views considered, their concerns and interests understood, Fiji would be planting seeds for further trouble in the future.

“I myself favour the gradual eradication of the communal seats, but the process must be right,” he said. Professor Lal said any changes to any Act of Parliament, including the Electoral Act, must be done through the parliamentary process. He was reacting to Father Arms, who said there was a need to abolish the communal seats as it “is complicated, leads to unfair results and divides the people ethnically”.


21 Responses to “Heffernan works on election office reform – legally SV asks????”

  1. Jese Waqalekaleka Says:

    Who the hell is this Father Arms?

    What authority does he have to force through these changes?

  2. newsfiji Says:

    Jese – Father Arms is a bloody kaivalagi who thinks he’s bloody God’s gift to the Fijian people!

    Luveni magaitinana..kawaca..

    sorry folks for the foul language..it’s really just fukcing fustrating..

  3. Testcom Says:

    Break the bloody chaps arms – yes, who is Father Arms?

  4. newsfiji Says:

    oh and while we’re at it..who the hell is Loraine Tevi…saying we should all be known as Fijians…cava qo – suguraki..

  5. Striker Says:

    It’s illegal and this Heffernan is not worth her two penny bit if she acquesces to changes outside the law and the Constitution. She should look closely also at the UN Convention on Indigenous Peoples.

  6. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    This poor, misguided creature must be as thick as two short planks if she can’t work out that she is being manipulated by the jaundiced junta.

  7. Mark Manning Says:

    Samo Samo as they say !
    If we don’t help , we don’t care , if we do help , then we are bullying our neighbours !

  8. Mark Manning Says:

    The level of violence in any community , especially by those sworn to uphold the Law , is a reflection of those purporting to be in charge !

  9. Mark Manning Says:

    Is Fijian society going to the dogs or are these problems just in the open now ?

  10. Mark Manning Says:

    Who is this Father Arms , where does he come from , what is his expertise , why does he hide behind the clothe ?

  11. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    A Fiji Post journalist who slandered chodopu$$ very badly was given a chance to do better in the High Court today.

  12. ex Fiji Tourist Says:

    An unemployed labourer was found guilty of running up and down outside the government buildings at two o’clock in the morning shouting, “The jaundiced junta are criminals.”

    He was given a $20 fine for being drunk and disorderly and ten years in jail for revealing a state secret.

  13. Mark Manning Says:

    ha ha , well said ex fiji tourist !

  14. newsfiji Says:

    wa..ha..ha..that’s a good one ex fiji tourist..

  15. dugong Says:

    Who the hell is this Father Arms?

    You call your fuckin self a Father,you must be kidding your fuckin religion supporting a killer like Bainimagaitinamurama,your religion supporting killers, caita ga nomu lotu

  16. Tuks Says:

    I feel really grieved and consider it an insult to my intellegence all these fuss. They simply are questioning our Fijian origin etc. They must know that these things are all very much part of our God given heritage!!!..Period. Redrawing our geography through changes in our Election Boundaries ,etc, will never alter the fact that we are in Fiji and we are the Fijian people who has the God given rights and blessings upon our lands.. As they say..In Rome, do as the Romans do..
    What’s so hard with facing up to that reality and applying the above to our situation here in Fiji?..Are we so naive to be disregarded so easily and otherwise?.

  17. soro Says:

    @Tuks – welcome to Chaudhrys world where the Fijian “natives” are looked down upon .. so they have decided to award themselves the trophy name of ‘FIJIANS” while the “natives are considered so insignificant they have been awarded the name of “ITAUKEI” marking us as different from being “FIJIAN” … what fcukng twisted logic is that?

  18. newsfiji Says:

    magaichinanadratou ga..eu..mai vacaca ga noda lotu..swine..

  19. Peace Pipe Says:

    The beginning of the end of the Fijian race is unfolding before our very eyes. And to think that it was facilitated by Fijians themselves (army and ig Fijian members) and their mastermind indo conspirators. This must not be allowed to happen and must be opposed by all means. This is an act sacrilege and the perpetrators must be made to pay for their sins.

  20. Tuks Says:

    I think you missed the point. It is in fact Bainimarama’s world and Not Chaudhrys. Chaudhry”s anti Fijian stance has been documented very clearly over the years but it is Bainimarama backed by the military boys, their Council and their guns which Chaudhry has now exploiting to fulfill his hidden agenda of annihilating the Fijian people from the face of the earth. Our fathers went to defend our heritage in the Malayan Campaign against the Communist insurgents as well as in the Solomon Islands against Japanese Imperialism. Voreqe and his boys simply has just laid the red carpet for Chaudhry to do as he wishes against our Fijian Race. So I welcome you ASoro to Bainimarama”s anti Fijian world…

  21. Wailei Says:

    I dont know what is the Big Deal? In australia everyone is called an Australian, applies to England, America… does not matter what race or religion.

    However, What is wrong with being called “Indigenous Fijians/ itaukei”

    Although, in a different perspective. The IG should actually get a consensus from all citizens of Fiji and see what they think. Instead of just shoving it down our throats with such a dictatorial attitude.

    As for Heffernan, Stay and do your work but dont try and change anything. Or we’ll find something to sue your ass off.

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