SDL complaint should be investigated says Romanu Tikotikoca

Bloggers this is taken from One National News quoting former Acting Police Commissioner Romanu Tikotikoca who is explaining the proper role of the Police when receiving a complaint. Teleni’s lies and dumb farse ollower Waisea Tabakau are not convincing. Romanu has much more credibility that both Teleni and Tabakau. Remember Romanu who resigned his position as head of Security at the Gold Ridge Mines on Guadacanal Island in the Solomon Islands to take up the position of Commissioner of Police after being personally invited by Vore and promised the position of Commissioner of Police. The Solomon Islands Government approached Romanu as well to take on the Commissioner of Police position in the Solomon Islands as well, but he politely declined it because he had Fiji’s interest at heart, so SSP Jahir Khan was approached instead. When Romanu arrived in Fiji, he was disappointed to find himself in an Acting position and when finding out that Teleni was also interested in the position, he could see the writing on the wall.

Inters tingly though, if the  Police do not want to investigate, then they no longer have any legal or moral authority to protect and uphold the law and order situation in Fiji. Qarase can ask the Minister for Defence, Eveli to ‘direct’ his Commissioner to step aside and allow the iinvestigation, but that seems highly likely because Eveli too is implicated in the complaint.

The options then open to Qarase istake it to the High Court seeking a mandamus to ‘force’ the Commissioner of Police to carry out his duties pursuant to the Fiji Police Act. Teleni will have to step aside since he’s implicated in the complaint or if they refuse to follow the Court’s order, then the Police are no longer a legal institution and should be resisted. Qarase then could look abroad for international assistance. 

Either way, we at SV find it intriguing to see SDL and Beddoes now going on the offensive and the illegal junta reeling in panic and taken completely by surprise and have no credible comeback. IS this the beginning of the SV??? What do you think bloggers?

8 Sep 2008 02:47:29
A former Police Commissioner says the complaint lodged by members of the S-D-L party should be investigated. Romanu Tikotikoca says the Police Standing Orders are clear on procedures that are to be followed once a complaint is received. But he adds under the current situation, it will be un-wise to investigate those who are still in power.Former Police Commissioner Romanu Tikotikoca says there are serious implications of the report that has been lodged by both the SDL party and the ousted leader of opposition Mick Beddoes. He says its a test for the complainants and the police.

Tikotikoca says the Police Force Standing orders are clear on what is expected of police when a complaint is lodged. He says its procedural police should by now carry out their their preliminary investigations from clarification to classification of the complaint.

But Tikotikoca says there are implications to be considered when such complaint takes the next step. Tikotikoca says at the end of the day, what is in the best interest of the country should be paramount.



8 Responses to “SDL complaint should be investigated says Romanu Tikotikoca”

  1. Cirinakau Says:

    The fiji police is no longer a legal institution, I would like to call upon all the hard working Police officers for mass resignation or you will be part of this legal junta…Do not follow your commissionar he is being implicated for treason

  2. Keep The Faith Says:

    Too late Romanu. You backed the wrong horse in the first place and you can’t redeem yourself by having an opinion now.

    On another matter – look at Sharon Jones pipe dreams’ at the Economic Summit. This was an initiative already in the pipeline via ATH.

    So tell us Ms. Jones since you think you’re so damn hot with the IT goals, how has CONNECT fared with their bottom-line goals?

    Or are you still free-loading on Telecom products with no new ideas on web connectivity given your current protected status?

    And for the record Hollywood, Bollywood, Pollywood and even Bulawood need political stability before they even think about Fiji for a film location. They will not risk shooting blockbuster movies with the risk of “green goon” extra’s running amock on their sets.

    Off with her head!


    Fiji group targets 10,000 call centres
    A working group of last week’s economic summit has set a goal for Fiji to host an international film festival in 2009, have 10,000 call centres by 2010 and access to internet for all schools by 2011.

    It is also targeting access to broadband for 70 per cent of all families in Fiji by 2015.

    The chair of the working group on ICT and Audio Visual, Sharon Johns, said the key to growing the industries is to invest in developing its infrastructure.

    “One per cent of investment in the industry means 1 per cent in GDP,” she said.

    “We can’t expect to keep buying cars and not have good roads; similarly we can’t expect to have call centers when we don’t have the infrastructure to support such investments.”

    According to Johns, an investment of $7.05 million into the Audio Visual industry will ensure returns of $35 million, with 7600 full time jobs to be created.

    She said Fiji has to provide more rebates to overseas film crews.

    Currently Fiji offers 15 per cent rebate, South Africa gives 25 per cent while Australia is giving 40 per cent to movie makers, she said.

    Johns also recommended that Government allocate more than $1 million to the movie industry; plus the merger of the government’s Film and TV unit with the Fiji Audio Visual Commission.

    Johns and other chairpersons of the six working groups formed at the summit may have an influence in the shaping of Fiji’s 2009 Budget, expected to be announced early November.

    Bainimarama has invited the chairpersons and one other member from each of the groups to meet with him and his Government team within the next fortnight.


  3. Save the Sheep Says:

    The SDL, Opposition call for a Treason investigation is interesting and tests the resolve of all those implicated in this coup who are serious about moving the Country Forward.

    From the reaction we have seen so far, not too many of them appear to be very serious.

  4. Striker Says:

    What about those NCBBF members who have trumpeted good governance, the rule of law and transparency? How come all are so quiet? What sort of ‘do as you preach’ champions are these? Just hypocrites and common thieves who have stolen from the public coffers the whole bang lot! The charter’s not worth the paper its written on. So much for high falluting principles!

  5. newsfiji Says:

    I liked the way Romanu Tikotikoca announced on TV last night: something like this “what do we really want? Do we want peace now and justice later or justice first??” can’t really recall the exact words…but something to that effect..

    Obviously the right choice is “JUSTICE”…EVERYTHING ELSE WILL FALL INTO PLACE.

  6. kaiveicoco Says:

    if I remember right he said ” do we need justice now then chaos later ” what did he mean by that?

  7. Mark Manning Says:

    As I stated the other day , it was a brave and wise move by Mr.Qarase to formalise a complaint , of any kind , against Frank and the I.G.
    Because it’s now on record , permanently ! and whether or not it is actioned , doesn’t really matter as all can see the Regime for what it is .
    The International Courts now , are the answer !
    Because with them involved , many other countries , must comply , including China I’m guessing !
    So where would that leave Frank and Co. ?

  8. far and wide Says:

    great move for these complainants of treason.

    lets see the cascade of possible effects.

    great article in todays fji times.

    it makes it easy for “the masses” to understand why they must reject the charter.

    reject the charter.
    reject the charter.

    All about the draft charter

    Tuesday, September 09, 2008

    Villagers meet to discuss the People’s Charter with State representatives+ Enlarge this image

    Villagers meet to discuss the People’s Charter with State representatives

    After almost two years of pain, frustration and getting nowhere, the first draft of the so-called Peoples’ Charter – the putative reason why we all had to endure the devastation of the 2006 coup – has finally emerged.

    Unfortunately though, the first Charter draft is a triumph of na´vetÚ over common sense, and wishful thinking over know-how. Its insipid platitudes are completely out of touch with the present suffering of Fiji’s populace. The Charter does not capture the heart-cries of anyone, and nor does it name any cause for Fiji’s suffering that people can recognise, or any “solution” that people who know better can believe in. In the words of Michael Field, it is “an exercise in primary school civics writing” that tries to make our problems go away solely by “saying really nice things”. The Fiji Times was even more blunt, hailing the Charter as “an exercise in trying to justify the 2006 coup”.

    But people are not stupid – they know that none of the hardships they are currently facing, or have faced over recent years, have been caused by any of the imaginary bogeymen invented in the Charter SNE.

    They know that all that is needed to start rolling back the current difficulties, is just to stop all the post-coup denial and foolishness, and get back to accountable Parliamentary democracy.

    So the refusal of the regime leaders or its NCBBF collaborators to acknowledge the pain of the coup, or its unnecessary protraction by the Charter process, calls into question their ability to perceive or solve any of Fiji’s deep-seated and long-standing problems.

    If they can’t even see or solve the obvious post-coup downturn (after having already been shown how to do this by the 2001 IG), then what real chance is there for them to properly diagnose or solve Fiji’s deeper problems?

    That means as things stand, the Charter is only a part of Fiji’s problems, rather than a solution.

    It is therefore hard to believe that this piece of low-wattage banality required more than $2.4 million precious taxpayer dollars to produce! Just goes to show you what happens when you send boys to do men’s work, I suppose. Whatever the case, those responsible for this unmitigated dose of snake oil need to be surcharged every cent.

    Charter hypocrisy

    Anyone looking for evidence that the Charter cannot accomplish anything from its ignominious foundation of illegality, ignorance and misinformation, needs look no further than the patent inability of the current regime to live by key Charter principles itself.

    As has been pointed out previously, if the Charter’s allegedly “magic” powers to make Fiji a better place cannot even work on those championing the document, then how on earth can they work on anyone else?

    Time and space do not permit an exhaustive listing of the Charter principles concerned, but at least three glaring examples are: the notions of a merit-based society; the eradication of corruption and; the unity of the major races.

    The championing of a merit-based society is a good idea, but remains only lip service as far as the present regime is concerned. That is because practically no-one in the regime has been put there by the Commander on the basis of merit.

    In fact, the vast majority of those appointments have been made purely on the basis of cronyism or personal loyalty to him and/or his politics. The NCBBF is only marginally better.

    As for corruption, the special favours and treatment given to regime ministers, coup-sympathisers and military officers these days is a standing joke. The sudden invention of backdated leave pay “owed” to military officers, and the improper interference by a line-minister in statutory investigations against him, are only the tip of this sordid iceberg.

    And as for race relations since the coup, this represents the absolute height of the regime’s confusion and myopia since these have only deteriorated after the 2006 coup and the ensuing regime misrule.

    Nevertheless, these regime failures are not surprising since most members involved lack the basic decency and intelligence to know better. The same cannot be said of NCBBF though. And so the inability of anyone in there to hold the regime to account for its un-Charter-like actions, is proof-positive that not only will a Charter not change behaviour, it will not even change expectations.

    NCBBF myths

    Lacking legitimate reasons to support the treason of the Charter, the NCBBF collaborators have instead chosen to invent two tangential myths to justify their unaccountable choices. The first of these excuses is that there is no guarantee that elections will solve Fiji’s problems. Well so what? Nor is there any guarantee that a Charter will solve any of Fiji’s problems either. It is painfully obvious that both the regime and its NCBBF lack the necessary intellect, ability, acumen, morality, legality and leadership qualities for their self-imposed task.

    But now that a near-final Charter draft has emerged that is even more pitiful and lacklustre, than dreaded, its failure will not only be certain, it will be precipitous.

    There is of course nothing short of the Lord’s return that can guarantee the complete resolution to all Fiji’s problems! But at least if an elected Government fails to solve any problem that is important enough to the majority of voters, then it will pay the price at the polls.

    However, when the Charter fails to solve any of its self-imposed, minority-conceived issues, then its bottom-line is – get this – the instability of yet another military intervention by its so-called “guardians”.

    And this from the document, touted as the beginning of the end of Fiji’s coup-culture. Can you imagine anything more unintelligent? Well don’t try because it only gets worse. First of all, the Charter dreamers tried to sell us the nonsense that an unconstitutional piece of paper could somehow stop Fiji’s coup culture. But then when they finally produce this piece of “magic” paper, not even one line in the entire document draft expressly, or even implicitly, sets out to forbid the military from staging another coup. The mind boggles.

    In any case, I would have thought that the continued post-coup suffering of the people and the economy of Fiji would have been object lesson enough to prove that without basic political and legal stability first, nothing else (including Charter aspirations) can even be contemplated.

    Yet the bottom line of the Charter’s military “guardianship” translates into nothing but the threat of possible future wealth-destroying uncertainty and instability.

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot. This self-defeating aspect of the Charter alone is sufficient to bring the nation back to its knees even if the rest of the Charter contained worthwhile and workable ideas.


    It doesn’t of course, but I am digressing. So back to the NCBBF’s rationalising. The second of the NCBBF myths – and this is a recent contrivance – is the notion that “participation” in a process is somehow a proxy for, and is anyway more important than, approval of it. Well, I suppose by that logic you could also say that human-trafficked prostitutes, or abducted child soldiers, “participated” in the new lives that their captors forced them into. But you certainly couldn’t say they approved of the change.

    But what value does “participation” have anyway when it involves a regime with such an unbroken record of ignoring any views or advice that do not agree with its own? And what difference can the NCBBF facilitators offer when any popular contributions that stray outside the pre-determined Sami-Chaudhry-Bainimarama script will be dumped in any case? Meanwhile, the overwhelming weight of democratic history shows that although participation may eventually lead to approval, it is still not the same thing as it. And neither is it anywhere near as important.

    So even if the Charter is somehow able to fix the intractable issue of its illegality, that will still leave the issues of its poor conception and cock-eyed priorities. These are fundamental flaws that no amount of sincerity or effort can make up for.

    As the old maritime saying goes – “It doesn’t matter what colour you paint the boat, if it doesn’t float, it doesn’t float!”. I’m sure the Captain of the Titanic sincerely and prodigiously did not want to lose his ship and the lives of all on board. And the Commander of the Georgian army would have desired above all else not to be defeated by the Russian Army. But those things happened anyway because the sincerity of the people involved was not the principal determinant of those outcomes. The same goes for the draft Charter, which is guilty of the similar but distinct twin errors of 1. Majoring in the Minors, and; 2. Confusing Policy with Principle.

    Continued tomorrow.

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