Top of the morning bloggers. Well here is another letter of Tui Savu, sent to us from our sources, which was sent to the newspapers in Fiji today. We at SV concur with the contents of his letter and we hope the Lawyers and Judges in Fiji will stand up for the truth, as we have been doing all along on this freedom blog site in conjunction with other freedom blogs. Se kuca bloggers?
10 September 2008
Commissioner Teleni’s refusal to investigate the treason complaint on the basis it will create instability simply cannot be substantiated.
I challenge Commissioner Teleni to provide evidence of where in Fiji has instability arisen as a direct consequence of Qarase and his Ministers lodging their complaint at the Raiwaqa Police Station or Beddoes filing his complaint in Sabeto?
How can the filing of a treason complaint cause instability?
Its one thing to claim that it may threaten public safety, but this treat needs to be established first and not simply used as a veneer to prevent investigations implicating Commissioner Teleni himself.
Commissioner Teleni himself is on public record before the coup in 2006 of reassuring the people of Fiji, that the Military was not going to carry out a coup against the Qarase led Government, which later proved false.
It must not be forgotten, that the previous Acting Police Commissioner Romanu Tikotikoca also said the same thing when in office, that no investigations will be conducted into allegations against Bainimarama because it will cause instability.
The State of Israel is a classical example, with hostile nations surrounding it and their military always on alert, current PM Olmert, was not exempt from investigations of alleged bribery and is going to step down from office later this month, as charges of corruption are being prepared.
So, what makes Fiji so special that Bainimarama and all those implicated in the treason complaint become exempt from investigations?
Mahendra Chaudary is on public record soon after leaving the interim cabinet saying the coup was illegal and wrong.
John Samy is also on public record admitting the same during a recent NCBBF Meeting.
It does not take a rocket scientist to know that Bainimarama’s unlawful takeover of the Qarase Government on 06 December 2006 was treason.
So why are we shying away from this fact, especially we, Lawyers and Judges who all took an oath as officers of the court to uphold the law?
Why do we continue to pretend that all is fine in Fiji, whilst the nation and its institutions are crumbling?
Race relations have never been this polarised as a direct result of the Bainimarama coup and the FLP’s support.
All claims of ‘clean up, ‘transparency’, ‘level playing field’ etc have been lost along the wayside, but its antithesis have now become the norm in Fiji.
The outstanding unsolved murders of the late Sakiusa Rabaka and Nimilote Verebasaga seems to have been indefinitely suspended together with the unsolved CRW murders?
How can Fiji move ahead with all their blood crying out for justice?
How can the interim government be so simplistic and think, the divisive Charter will address all these endemic problems by calling ourselves a common name and changing the electoral system!
There has to be behavioural change in Fiji to permanently eradicate the coup culture and the quicker we face the inevitable, the less painful for all its citizens.
Fiji can start its slow road to recovery by everyone facing up to the truth, which is Bainimarama committed treason.
Only after accepting this fact, can we progress to the next question, where do we go from here?