THIS IS YOUR SITE TO AIR VIEWS ABOUT POLITICS IN FIJI

If your letters to the editors of our newspapers cannot be published please feel free to send them here to be posted.

A word of caution though, you do not have to use your real name or email address to comment here. This is a site to discuss political issues in Fiji so to avoid ‘unwelcome visits’ from the ig please use made up names and email addresses.

We are well aware that the ig have been hauling innocent citizens to Delainabua since 5.12.06 accusing them of inciting negativities against them by commenting on this site. There is no way on earth they can find out who the bloggers are as this site is very secure.

Please feel free to comment here so your opinions and feelings can be published and read widely, as the media are being punished unfairly  for trying to keep us informed. It is not the Fiji Times or any other news medias fault, they have to very very cautious as freedom of speech and freedom of most everything has been taken away from us.

May God be with You and Yours forever and save us All from those who continue to cause misery.

Hi Solivakasama, could you please publish this letter which the editor of the F/T is having difficulty publishing.

Taxation Rorts
The intended purchase of land in India using taxpayer’s money is symptomatic of the interim government’s dismissive attitude towards the concerns of the citizens of Fiji since 2006. This type of abuse brings to mind the campaign by the early American fathers against the British who controlled the taxes gleaned from the colonists.

The phrase “No Taxation Without Representation!” was coined by Reverend Jonathan Mayhew in a sermon in Boston in 1750 . The Reverend was echoing the concerns of all Americans who believed that they were being deprived of a historic Parliamentary right in deciding how fit to utilize their taxes.Like the Fiji Constitution, the then English Bill of Rights had forbidden the imposition of taxes without the consent of Parliament.

What can be said about this unrepresented Interim’s government’s behaviour in excluding the taxpayers of Fiji of their fundamental right to decide how and where best to use their taxes?

Bainimarama should be reminded of the consequences surrounding the abuse of taxpayers money. The American Revolution was born out of the issue of “Tax without representation when they rejected the Stamp Act 1765 (which was repealed), and in 1773 violently rejected the remaining tax on tea imports at the Boston Tea Party. Boston politician James Otis famously stated that, “taxation without representation is tyranny.”

Qarase’s prophetic words that the Bainimarama coup will be a circus, is turning out to be true. The public has always known this coup to be illegal and now the highest court in the land has confirmed it to be true.
The biggest impact will be on those who have in some capacity supported the regime since 2006 with the realization that what they have done was illegal all along.

Rt Iloilo should understand that the court cases of 2000 have set a precedence for anyone wanting to illegally abrogate the Constitution without the consent of the people. He should also be warned that Naboro waits because the will of the people will never submit to the will of tyrants.

On a final note, could the Fiji Times advise the public if and when they cannot publish our opinions due to the interference of the junta so that we do not waste our time sending letters to the editor.

28 Responses to “THIS IS YOUR SITE TO AIR VIEWS ABOUT POLITICS IN FIJI”

  1. Bruce's boss Says:

    May 14th is the anniversary of Fiji’s coups and I think it would show the illegal government what we, the people think of them if none of us turn up to work on that day – what about it?

  2. Jean d'Ark Says:

    I’m up for it, BB!

    Let’s DEFEND OUR CONSTITUTION!! Let us not go gently into that dark night…

    And as a warm-up, let’s get in the mood by supporting the lawyers tomorrow at Suva Court House!

    Refer RFN post, below:

    “1997 Fiji constitution still alive April 12, 2009

    The people in Fiji are beginning to fight back to protect their constitution.

    And who better to lead them than the lawyers themselves through the Fiji Law Society.

    Our sources say that many groups of concerned citizens will be checking themselves to the Suva courthouse to lend their support to these lawyers when Tuesday arrives.

    And we say, go on people and urge as many people as possible to show up in support of FLS.

    Don’t be fooled people, the 1997 FIJI CONSTITUTION IS STILL ALIVE!!”

    NO VIOLENCE PLEASE – but we need the spirit of Henry 5th (below)!!

    “If we are mark’d to die, we are enow
    To do our country loss; and if to live,
    The fewer men, the greater share of honour.
    God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more.
    By Jove, I am not covetous for gold,
    Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost;
    It yearns me not if men my garments wear;
    Such outward things dwell not in my desires:
    But if it be a sin to covet honour,
    I am the most offending soul alive.
    No, faith, my coz, wish not a man from England:
    God’s peace! I would not lose so great an honour
    As one man more, methinks, would share from me
    For the best hope I have. O, do not wish one more!
    Rather proclaim it, Westmoreland, through my host,
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse:
    We would not die in that man’s company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is called the feast of Crispian:
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when the day is named,
    And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say ‘To-morrow is Saint Crispian:’
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars.
    And say ‘These wounds I had on Crispin’s day.’
    Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
    But he’ll remember with advantages
    What feats he did that day: then shall our names.
    Familiar in his mouth as household words
    Harry the king, Bedford and Exeter,
    Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
    Be in their flowing cups freshly remember’d.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remember’d;
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition:
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.”

  3. mouse Says:

    A non-violent form of protest is to turn your back on someone you do not like. or disapprove of No words. Just turn your back.

  4. Budhau Says:

    You go girl… defend our constitution. However, if we have to keep it a secret in here as who we are when post our messages, than how could we avoid that “unwelcome visit” if we were to support that court house event.

    Oh, I get. We have done our share by posting mean stuff on this website. We expect those “other” folks back at home to put their ass on the line…right?

    I really like that remark above, “Rt Iloilo should understand that the court cases of 2000 have set a precedence for anyone wanting to illegally abrogate the Constitution without the consent of the people.”

    Is that why Qarase pursued that legal action?

    First of all Bainimarama learned from the 2000 event, that he should should get rid of the judges this time around. Last time, with the advise from the CJ, they had decided to leave the judiciary intact – one reason being that the CJ thought he had things under control. They hadn’t counted on folks like Gates to do the right thing.

    What has the coup being “illegal” gotta do with anything? All those coups, five or six or whatever we have had so far, they were all illegal. How did that make any difference.

    That crap about “no taxation without representation” – well, we haven’t had representation since 2006 – but everyone has been paying the taxes. We also paid taxes in the past when we had no representation. So what has changed this time. BTW – that is really a good idea since they have no courts or no legit government – I am putting a stop to may student loan repayment.

    Forget about the 1700s USA the British Bill or Rights or the Magna Carta and all that.

    The reality is that Qarase tried to call Bainimarama’s bluff, and he found out the hard way, that dude wasn’t bluffing – he did have that ace up his sleeve…. about abrogating the constitution.

    Now its time to regroup, figure out what is good in the proposed charter and all that, get a new constitution, followed by a fresh election and lets move on with our lives.

    I am sure everyone wants an early election, wee, most of us, Qarase, Chaudary and the rest.

    So the best way to handle this is don’t push against the military, allow the appropriate time for things to settle down after the abrogation, and then move forward with your plans…. so what exactly is the plan – putting Qarase back in power….well that aint happening, so let figure out a plan B.

    Jane, so what exactly do you think the FLS will do, start a petition drive and send it to Iloilo – you see, that Naidu guy at FLS is a NFP guy who has his own agenda, the FLS folks should have known better before they elected him president – why didn’t get some one with less baggage.

    So first it was Attar Singh, another NFP dude to head the Democracy Movement, now it is Dorsami Naidu, a past President of NFP, now heading the FLS who will lead the protest – come on guys, when are we going to see some fresh face amongst the Fijians to stand for something.

  5. soro Says:

    Bud how about u lead the way u lamusona uculuka. See u at the court house eh – Tues ! I will be wearing a blue hibiscus bula shirt with a black armband.

  6. FijianPatriot Says:

    Guys…Bhudhau is either Nazhat or Shaista Shameem……That stupid silly devilish marijuana drag queen that we are most very unfortunate to have as the Ombudsman….Don’t think for a bit that you would be able to convince us to change our views and support yours…it ain’t gonna happen.

  7. angie.heffern Says:

    We all knew that Bani and morons were going to abrogate the constitution of the ruling went against them ….so what…the consitution is only gone ..if one thinks so ..just becos that bunch of illegals, including Iloilo who should not even be there say so doesnt mean it is the case. About time for the lawyers and judges esp those that were elected prior to Dec 5th to start show some spine….tomorrow will be a real test for members of the legal faternity, and we should all support them by turning up to court – for those that can.

    The military dictators rule thru a policy of fear and threat. They have gotten to this position today because our community, political and traditional leaders will not take a stronger stance against them….for craying out loud…not even one single peaceful protest march has been organised…where is the power of the people we hear so much about. The international community can only do so much…dont’ expect assies and kiwi’s and our pacific neighbours to send their sons and daughters t to liberate a country from its own native dictators when the people themselves will do nothing to help themselves!!

    I say that the media has had more courage than some of our chiefs and most 90% of the legal faternity

  8. Mossad Says:

    cola folks,

    Budhau seems to be too engrossed in the charter………..I would be mistakes to assume that budhau’s bread & butter is related to the charter process, thus the pro-charter……….well we all know where the charter is heading………….down to the sewers in Kinoya……….

  9. Budhau Says:

    Boy..all them name calling. The only thing that was right was the may jane thingie – yes I like to smoke the Rakiraki Bud.

    I think I have raise a legitimate issue. That there are a group of NFP Indian who have turned on against the IG mostly because of Cahudary’s association with the IG.

    There is Attar Singh, who went on the head the democracy movement. There is Dorsami Naidu, former NFP President who is now the head of FLS that is planning the demonstration. And then there is Pramod Rae, who is hodling the fort at NFP and those two guys Bala Dass and the Naidu guys at the NFP farmers union.

    Why don’t you guys get it – that these NFP activists will only piss off Bainimarama, who will just dig in even deeper. As for Chaudary and his boys they will have nothing to do with these NFP loser crowd.

    What you need is an independent movement – that people who believe in democracy and human rights and all that – that could fall in behind such leadership.
    Talking about the Fiji Law Society – folks like Leung, Fa, that Indian dude who was there before Fa, Draunidalo or even guys like Richard Naidu – any of these folks would have been much better leading the FLS than this Dorsami Naidu dude.

    Patriot – talking about Shaista – her brief in that Qarase’s was real silly – whereas the other one, I think was done by Draunidalo, that seem to be a well researched piece.

    Soro, I will look out for you in your blue Hibiscus bula shirt – I will also be there – older woman in my T-Shirt and sulu vakatoga, don’t want to over dress for the occasion.

  10. angie.heffern Says:

    who will rise up and lead the leaderless masses?? History has shown in Fiji, that a movement is not possible unless a strong leader (s) are there to mobilse. The peope are looking and expecting….who will come forward..will it be our traditional chiefs…..our political leaders..ngo leaders, church leaders…is there not one brave man or woman left in Fiji who will take this to a different level …..brave, fearless and selfless enough who will step foward and lead??

    We have exhausted the courts..we have been patient and have trusted due process under the rule of law and the constitution ,..the FCA ruling says it all….where do we go from here?

  11. Bruce's boss Says:

    Budhau

    Please do NOT mention the Charter. If you have read it you will see that its main aim seems to be to enshrine the military within government – surely even someone with your views can see that this is a very bad idea indeed. We do not even need a military in this country – let alone one which sees itself as the ‘watchdog’ of our elected government

  12. Bruce's boss Says:

    My legal friends tells me that this is the way forward:

    There IS ALREADY a constitution in place The President is appointed under the Constitution and he has no lawful authority to abrogate the Constitution or to dismiss the judges or to act inconsistently with the law as declared by the Court of Appeal.

    The President should IMMEDIATELY name a Caretaker PM and take the country to elections if he is to save his reputation..

    The President has, by his conduct renounced his office under the Constitution by declaring that he intends to ignore its requirements and make up his own laws.

    That being the case, the office of President is arguably vacant and can be filled by the Great Council of Chiefs under section 90.

    Although the Great Council is supposed to consult with the PM, there is no lawfully appointed PM so the doctrine of necessity must mean they can act without that advice.

    Alternatively, if the President is unwilling or unable to carry out the Court of Appeal’s directives, he should immediately resign from office.

  13. Budhau Says:

    OK Boss man so your argument is that if the President wants to save his reputation, he should do the right thing.

    Wasn’t it the President who tired to abrogate the constitution in 2000 and and decision in Prasad case said that the constitution was intact – that is when this Interim/acting President was officially appointed President by the GCC so that that he could circumvent the the Prasad decision, appoint Momoedonu as the PM for a day, dissolve the parliament and than appoint Qarase the caretaker PM. Under the Constitution, Qarase could not have been appointed a caretaker PM because prior to the military appointing him the PM, Qarase was a senator and the constitution requires that the PM be a member of the House of Representative.

    Next, your section 90 argument – when Mara left as the President in 2000, and Iloilo became the acting/interim President, after the Prasad decision came down, Qarase got the GCC together and appointed Iloilo the President.

    So, you now claim that that there is no lawfully appointed PM, thus there is no need for any consultation requirement as required by the constitution. Well….. back in 2000, it was Speight and a bunch of thugs who had taken the government hostage. This was a law-and-order situation, not a coup, and after his release Chaudary was still the lawful PM and the Court in Prasad case also said so. Even after the decision the Interim President, the GCC, Qarase and the rest saw it fit not to consult the PM when appointing the President.

    The law is not clear whether the PM can veto the GCC appointment – but still, shouldn’t Chaudary have been consulted.

    The issue here is not what is the right thing to do – we all know what the President is willing to do. The question is who is going to make him do it.

    You see the parallel between this case and the Chandrika Prasad case – and how people can maneuver around court’s decision.

    Qarase did it last time and they are doing it to him this time – all about Karma.

    BTW Bruce, your legal friends don’t know Jack

  14. OjO Says:

    Invictus or unconquerable we must be and not let our emotions get the better of us for the road ahead may be rough and not be intoxicated with our inability to prescience.

    Invictus

    Out of the night that covers me,
    Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
    I thank whatever gods may be

    For my unconquerable soul.
    In the fell clutch of circumstance
    I have not winced nor cried aloud.

    Under the bludgeonings of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed.
    Beyond this place of wrath and tears

    Looms but the horror of the shade,
    And yet the menace of the years
    Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

    It matters not how strait the gate,
    How charged with punishments the scroll,

    I am the master of my fate;
    I am the captain of my soul.

    (William Ernest Henley)

  15. Bruce's boss Says:

    Budhau

    Jack who?

    Your history lesson is accurate and much appreciated! We need to learn from history and this, we seem to be doing.

    However we currently have a very bad situation here and, to borrow from the person who is responsible for this, we need a way to ‘move forward’. Supporting a military dictatorship is not it and my previous post was the best one I have heard of – for all of our sakes.

  16. Bruce's boss Says:

    A great aphorism from the Chinese philosopher, Lin Yutang:

    “When small men begin to cast big shadows, it means that the sun is about to set.”

    Go Iloilo, go!

  17. Budhau Says:

    Bad situation – Bad for whom?

    You see Boss man there is saying that your lawyer friends may be aware of is goes something like “those seeking equity must do equity” .
    So my point was was not to give you a history lesson but to show you what these buggers did before, so this is about what goes around comes around.

    This is what you will see happening – now that they have abrogated the constitution, they will come down hard on anyone who says otherwise. The biggest issue tomorrow would be the Judiciary.
    That Dorsami Naidu who is advising the Judges to stand up for this constitution – well guess what, his ass is going to jail tomorrow under some emergency decree.

    The Military knows that this is make or break – they cannot let folks proceed under the old constitution. Any of those expat judges who insist – they will be on the NFO out of Nandi.

    Those SDL chiefs, who have so politicized the chiefly system and are now trying to get into this judiciary fight – if they get to vocal – off to Naboro.

    There would be the no-nonsense attitude of the military tomorrow.

    BTW – let us see what the local judges do. May be your legal friend might remember how judges like Govind from Ba, a judge of the Supreme Court who stood up to Rabuka and was thrown in jail.
    How Judge Mishra of the High Court quit after the Rabuka coup, never to return to the bench.
    And later how Judge Jayant Prakash insisted to take his oath under the Constitution that was purportedly abrogated and prevailed.

    Who knows maybe we still have some folks in Fiji who will stand up for something – we haven’t seen much of that recently.

    Those small man casting big shadows – that has been happening for about 35 years, and that is why now the sun has set.
    The thing now is to work towards a better tomorrow, without those small men.

  18. Relax Man Says:

    Its a New Day, A New Dawn, bye,bye 97 rubbisb constitution, welcome Presidential Decree, we love you Mr President!!!

  19. Taukei Movement Says:

    ALLELUIA!!! ALTA IS DEAD!!!!!

    Frankly, I would love to congratulate Voreqe on the abrogation of the Constitution for two reasons. VINAKA, VINAKA, VINAKA, VINAKA VAKALEVU Voreqe FOR GETTING RID OF THE CORRUPT ALTA and the rights of Indians to be represented in parliament. Including these two issues in the constitution was the biggest mistake in Fiji’s history and must never ever happen again because of all the problems they have caused.

    You have done what the 2000 coup could not do and all i taukeis like me congratulate you on getting rid of what these Indians call “land security” and so called “fair representation”. Their devious politicians have used these two excuses to unsettle the security of all Fijians. Good riddance.

    To all my fellow i Taukei brothers in the military and Police, remember never to ever reintroduce these two corrupt laws back into any future constitution because those were the brainchild of the corrupt Rabuka and Chaudary. Voreqe, you have my support for getting rid of those those two things.

    Fijians do not need a parliament with foreigners having a vote which threatens our assets and interests. We already own most of the land and qoliqoli so we will revert to the traditional laws to protect them.

    To all Fiji landowners, my advice now is that since there is no more corrupt ALTA protecting these corrupt tenants as soon as the lease ends please kick them off the land. They can go to Chaudary to house them.

    But Voreqe, se vo na nomui tavi….try very hard now to get rid of all those corrupt kaidia from your side, come closer to the vanua and we will all support you the rest of the way. Au kerea mo buluta vakadua na corrupt Indian Charter.

    Once again VINAKA, VINAKA from the Taukei Movement for making ALTA disappear.

  20. Grace Says:

    Army occupies Fiji’s Reserve Bank: NZ

    New Zealand’s Foreign Minister says Fiji’s military has taken over the country’s Reserve Bank (RBF) in the capital Suva amid a crackdown on dissenters, the court system and foreign media.

    Murray McCully says he believes the soldiers are in the bank in connection with the Reserve Bank’s governor, Savenaca Narbue, who is being held by the military.

    He says New Zealand has its High Commission in the building but staff are not under threat.

    “People coming and going are being checked,” Mr McCully told the stuff.co.nz website, adding that seizing Mr Narbue was “an act of vandalism”.

    Earlier today RBF deputy governor Sada Reddy released a statement saying the bank had “tightened exchange controls with immediate effect”.

    Mr Narbue has been warning that the Fijian economy is in trouble and late last week he said the country’s reserves were equivalent to less than three months of goods imports, compared to normal reserves of five to six months of imports.

    Mr McCully says New Zealand will consider imposing trade and travel sanctions against Fiji in response to the latest political instability in the country.

    He says the sanctions will be considered during the next few days after consultations with the nations of the Pacific Islands Forum and the Commonwealth.

    He says it is important not to hurt the people of Fiji while sending a strong message to the government in Suva.

    The ABC’s Pacific correspondent Sean Dorney is due to arrive in Sydney shortly after being ordered out of Fiji because the military government objected to his reports.

    A Fijian politics expert says it is unlikely Fiji’s political crisis will be resolved soon.

    Dr Brij Lal from the ANU says the only way to resolve the conflict is through open dialogue. But he says the chances of this happening soon are slim.

    “The country is under emergency regulations for the next 30 days, possibly more, there is no constitutional process in place,” he said.

    “There’s a great deal of hurt and anger and anxiety in the population and also there was hope that the international community would come in and facilitate this dialogue process. That doesn’t seem likely now.”

    Dr Lal says the military aims to entrench itself in the political process and is behind the country’s political instability

    “It seems to me that the fundamental cause of coups in Fiji over the last 20 years has been the military and something has to be done to control the powers of the military, to rein it in,” he said.

    “Unless that’s done, we will continue to have these crises.”

    from abc Australia

  21. True True Says:

    Eversince SV came to life, it has offered us nothing but a whole lot of bull!!!! As a result of what you have infamously purported through your resilience to hide behind this site…, the President has abrogated the 1997 constitution. As a result of your poor planning and inexperience I would propose to this comunity of useless people hiding here in this site to do the honorable thing and shut up and relax….Hehehehe it is indeed a new day and a new way for us to take this country forward…long live the President and the Commodore. (hopefully the site administrator would respect the unbiasness of my views…hehe, by not abrogating my comments from here???)

  22. Relax Man Says:

    soro says, ”

    Bud how about u lead the way u lamusona uculuka. See u at the court house eh – Tues ! I will be wearing a blue hibiscus bula shirt with a black armband.

    I was there today and the only guy wearing clothing described by Soro above was selling bean & peanut!!! come on man, sell peanut daytime, internet nightime, pay your taxes!!!

  23. Grace Says:

    Relax man……..No need for vulgar comments

    Am sure your parents taught you better then that

  24. Rukunibaka Says:

    Seems like Chaudary’s gamble of supporting this illegal regime has backfired because ALTA is now dead. What is he going to say to the poor cane farmers now?

    Indians have had two very important securities shattered by this illegal regime. The first to go was in 2006 when their constitutional right to the ballot box and to be represented in parliament was extinguished. Now it is their last constitutional guarantee for land security which has been truely buried for good.Sitting tenants must be feeling very uneasy.

    This begs the question of Chaudary’s real concern for every Indian by backing this madman, Voreqe.He cannot blame Qarase and the SDL because they have noting to do with this.But does Mahen really care?

    Obviously he does not because he has lately screwed the cane farmers of funds from overseas donations, screwed them of funds in relation to the fertilizer debacle and now he has screwed them by backing the wrong horse that has abrogated the constitution.

    Indians are far worse off now than any other coup in the past.

  25. Budhau Says:

    Rukunibaka, never mind the Indians, why don’t you worry about your ass.

    The constitution right to ballot box, that was not an Indian thing – to say that there was a classification was made called Indians and their rights were taken. Everyone rights were taken. Now compare that with the SDL, which made different class of people and selection took right and privileges away from one group.

    You again have the wrong assumption when you say “Chaudary’s real concern for every Indian ” – Chaudary concern is the country – his stand has always been moving away from race based politics.

    Why was the purpose of this post – to warn the Indians that they have been screwed – dude, the Fijian leadership has been screwing the common Fijians for 35 years – benefiting a small group of the Fijians elite at the cost of the Fijians – don’t you think you should be more concerned about that.

    BTW – discussing the constitution and issues like Equal Protection and Substantive Due process – that I think is above your pay scale.

    Grace – I totally agree that obscene and vulgar words should not be used in here – however, sometime the use of offensive words doe get the point across. For example someone with a T-shirt that says “Fuck the IG”, I think that may be offensive to some but acceptable – because that, I don’t think is obscene.
    On the other hand when Ojo comes in here and says something about “a thousand dicks up my arse”, no that is vulgar and obscene.

    Grace, as for you story about army occupies the RBF – there has been a lot of this crap in the foreign media – there was one that said that according to an “observer” the military had been authorized to shoot protesting civilians – that also appeared in a reputable news shouce abroad.

    What the military did was to prevent all appointees that were appointed under the constitution to show up for work – and the Gov of the Reserve Bank was one – the reason being that to allow this to happen would mean that the old contact was intact and those showing up for work were protesting the abrogation.

    Taukei – There those that say ALTA is dead because the constitution is abrogated – well I haven’t done my research yet – but I thing ALTA was a statute and all statute are still intact. Yes it was a entrenched statute, thus more than regular 50% plus 1 vote was required.

    On the other hand the GCC which ealier had been the creation of the Fijian Affair Act had been incorporated in the new constitution after the 87 coup – with the constitution gone, GCC is gone – and under the Fijian Affairs Act, the GCC clause can be amended like any other law.

    Have I addressed everything in this thread, any other questions. Now go ahead, call me an arsehole – sorry Grace.

  26. Rukunibaka Says:

    What? Seems like I hit a raw nerve with Bud when I mentioned that the the deaths of Indian parliamentary rights and ALTA places all Indians in dire straits thanks to Mahen supporting this illegal junta.

    Bud, first of all go and study the Constitution before you want to tangle with the big boys in this forum.Find out what ALTA is, where it is (was) and what it means to all the Indian cane farmers in Fiji.

    Just in case you don’t know, Fijians own all the lands under the corrupt ALTA. I kid you not, they are very happy that this corrupt Act is gone from the constitution because it should not have been there in the first place. How corrupt Fiji has become by giving tenant Indians a constitutional right to the Taukei land assets.This is a crime that never happens anywhere else in the world.

    Fijians can now rightfully kick the tenants off their land when the lease expires and better still charge them the going market lease rates for its existing improved capital value. Landowners are fed up of providing social welfare services for past government through very criminally cheap land lease arrangements to prop up the sugar industry and because the constitution requires so.

    When it comes to an elected parliament as it stood in Fiji under this constitution, there was always a threat that a foreign run government like the FLP would threaten Fijian interests.Fijians have all the resources in this country and they are better off without this constitution where the parliament can make laws that entangle them. Indians need parliament because their day to day survival depends on the whims of parliament to improve their lot..The majority own no real assets or resources.

    Fijians have not been screwed over by consecutive Fijian governments but by this type of constitution which restricts their members getting what they want. Now Voreqe can implement unopposed development for all Fijians without hindrance form the constitution and the dogs barking on the other side of the house.This is their country and they should be able to do what they want.

    To say that the GCC only exists in this constitution is showing your stupidity.Fijian chiefly structures have existed before this country was ceded to Britain, before Indians like you came here and will continue to exist long after you have gone.

    Getting rid of a GCC clause in the constitution does not mean the end of tribal leadership but getting rid of ALTA is the end of land security for Indians.

    And Bud, you forgot to comment on the extramarital affairs and corruption of your hero Mahen while he was PM.Remember the “Tea Lady” saga? An innocent tea lady lost her job because she told the truth about Mahen and his mistress having extramarital sex on the floor of the PM’s office. It he is unfaithful to his wife then when can understand why he was unfaithful to all the Indian people that voted for him and his party by breaking his parliamentary oath of allegiance to commit treason in joining the illegal interim.

    Thank heavens that unfaithful bastard was kicked out of parliament because he has ruined the chances of any other foreigner contemplating running for PM in this country. That experiment was a big mistake.

    Chaudary is a washed up politician and a failed leader. Any other leader in the world having failed winning two elections would have resigned long ago. He is still there because there are dumb asses like Budhau that blindly follow him because his head head is stuck firmly up Mahen’s rear end.

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  28. salote Says:

    Why is there so much ‘circus’ in Fiji?

    Don’t these idiots realise what is happening to us the innocent citizens?
    Many doors that will allow us to develop have been closed.
    Fiji citizens are not even eligible for Holiday Working visas in Australia and NZ.
    When there is not much job opportunities here and the wage rate is so low.
    I hope and pray that after the 2014 elections there will be no more of this drama.

    It is such a small country with a large # of political parties.
    Why are the indigenous people divided?
    We should unite as one and get rid of people who plan to take away our rights and land from of us.

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