Top of the morning bloggers. Well the illegal junta is continuously under pressure and this time it is interesting that the NZ Government has acknowledged for the first time, that the majority of people in Fiji object to the farter Charter because they believe the only legitimate way and change can be proposed is through a democratic elected government. The NZ Government has in effect rubbished John Samy’s futile efforts in trying to support Vore and his cronies. SV asks the NZ Government to review John Samy’s residency papers and see whether he has brought NZ into disrepute through his involvement with the illegal junta. We also ask the NZ Government, to investigate allegations made by Victor Lal that John Samy months before the coup, had been approaching several Government Officials regarding the draft farter Charter. If this is true, then John Samy is guilty of treason and we hope that NZ will try him for his crimes.
Monday, 29th September 2008.
Goff says it is clear that the Interim Government’s efforts to pursue electoral and constitutional change in Fiji through the people’s Charter is being met with significant opposition.
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Speaking from New York, Goff says the Commonwealth has made its support clear for the Forum roadmap to return legitimate government to Fiji.He says the Forum in Niue earlier expressed its support for the Commonwealth-led process of independent and inclusive political dialogue to be advanced and the two organisations are clearly working in a complementary way to see the situation in Fiji resolved.
The New Zealand Trade Minister says Papua New Guinea’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Sam Abal and he were able to update CMAG colleagues on the recent discussions among Forum Leaders in Niue and to highlight the viable ‘exit strategy’ the Niue Communiqué roadmap provides to assist the interim government and political stakeholders to resolve the current impasse.
Goff says it is very clear that the interim government’s efforts to pursue electoral and constitutional change in Fiji through the People’s Charter is being met with significant opposition, not just because there was no consensus at this stage on electoral or constitutional changes but also because it is increasingly recognised that only a legitimately elected government can pursue such changes.
He adds that the only viable way through the current situation is to proceed to advance preparations for an election under the current Constitution, and at the same time pursue parallel efforts at political dialogue between the interim government and political stakeholders.
Goff further added that New Zealand would continue to work within the Forum and the Commonwealth to encourage the interim government to engage constructively on both election preparations and an appropriate political dialogue process.
The 13th meeting of the Action Group held in New York on Saturday has resolved that Fiji must adhere to the Mrach 2009 deadline for the General Elections and the engagement of the Commonwealth in Fiji should continue to be based on encouraging a comprehensive political dialogue that is broad-based and involves all major stakeholders of Fiji.
It affirmed that any changes that may come about through this dialogue must have due legitimacy and be implemented within the framework of Fiji’s existing Constitution.
Fiji Broadcasting Corporation