THE DEMONIZATION OF DEMOCRACY

Who’re the biggest swinging dicks in Fiji?

Khaiyum the most dishonest person, apart from his untee Shyster who takes first prize for the biggest tamani size swinging dick of them all, to be blessed with a law degree is one happy happy joy joy little grunt. As Fiji is in free fall the malicious excuse for a human being is determined to rewrite the law.

Decree for new judicial appointments: AG

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A judicature decree will have to be in place before Fiji’s President Ratu Josefa Iloilo will announce new judicial appointments, says Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Last week, the President, Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked all judicial appointments which has led to the courts not being in service and the closure of the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.

Sayed-Khaiyum told Fijilive his task is to work on the judicature decree and have that in place first, before any new judicial appointments are made.

“Obviously the appointments will be done through the President’s Office, as you know, we have just been appointed and we need to do a lot of work on the decree, given the fact that the Constitution has been abrogated.”

“There are few decrees that we need to work on, the State Services decree, the Judicature decree, Citizenship decree as there were provisions around it in the Constitution.”

According to the AG, the Judicature decree will serve as the basic law for the running of Fiji’s Judiciary.

Re-appointed interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama in his national address on Saturday evening said “my focus over the next few days together with the President’s Office shall be to ensure that all key provisions pertaining to governance and services and an independent judiciary are in place.”

Fijilive

21 Responses to “THE DEMONIZATION OF DEMOCRACY”

  1. Budhau Says:

    I found this article on this Blog:

    http://crosbiew.blogspot.com/2009/04/what-on-earth-did-court-expect.html

    It seems to be a balanced piece, and I have been saying some of the same things that this author has written.

    BTW SV – you should take some articles like this, post it as a feature article, and get a discussion going in here – unlike that Downer crap.

    But no most of the idiots in here will probably come up and blame this author for being a coup sympathizer or a coup apologist.

    Sunday, April 12, 2009

    What On Earth Did the Court Expect?

    I would have preferred a few days to reflect on Friday’s developments but given that others are not disposed to do so, I add my thoughts for consideration.

    Leave aside for the moment the rights and wrongs of events on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th April 2009: the Appeal Court’s decision that the President’s appointment of the Interim Government in 2007 was unlawful; Bainimarama’s apparent acceptance of the decision; the President’s abrogation of the Constitution, and the reappointment of the Interim Government, together with decrees dismissing the judiciary and limitations on media freedom. These are matters we can address later.

    For the moment the most important questions seem to be:

    First, what on earth did the court (and Qarase who had challenged the earlier High Court’s decision that the Interim Government was lawful) expect? That an adverse decision would see the President comply with the Appeal Court ruling — which may yet be appealed? That Bainimarama, the military leaders and the Interim Government would abandon their 2006 takeover objectives and hand everything back to Qarase so that things would be just as they were before, bowing to the racial and religious extremism that had infiltrated the Qarase regime? Because that is exactly what a new election under the existing undemocratic and racially-skewed communal voting system would produce.

    Abandon the work done on the People’s Charter and the President’s Political Dialogue Forum; a fairer electoral system; provision for tri-lingualism in schools and government offices, that could lead to a more tolerant and inclusive Fiji? Abandon work on the renewal of land leases, the sugar industry, rural infrastructure, the NLTB, fairer land rent returns to ordinary Fijians, a minimum wage, and the work on poverty reduction that could lead to a fairer, more equitable Fiji? Abandon work (that has proved exceedingly difficult due in part to the denied absence of overseas forensic accountant experts) to expose corruption and clientism at the highest levels, but which most surely benefits sections of the business and chiefly elite? Throw two and one-half years’ work, opposed at every turn by Qarase and others who could have cooperated had they really believed in democracy, into the old Lami rubbish tip?

    Secondly, how are the (new) Interim Government, their opposition, the media and “moderate” NGOs, going to handle this new situation? The answer to these questions, at the moment, seems to be: “very badly.” Commodore, it is essential the emergency regulations are implemented with restraint and removed as soon as practicable. Akuila, I have respected you since the mid 1970’s when you protested the expulsion of the Malekula squatters at Flagstaff. And Netani, who I have never met, you have blanked your Fiji Times pages in protest of censorship. I respect your courage and intent but surely neither of you, Akuila and Netani, support the return of a racist regime. That, ultimately, is the choice. Look at the bigger picture, beyond the clumsiness, provocations and abuses of power by the Interim regime. Continue your protest but with judgment. Keep the end in sight. Think. What, in this new situation, is best for Fiji? This is not a moment for prevarication. Now, you have to decide between the known racist and undemocratic stance of the Qarase regime, and the suspect but probable good intentions of Bainimarama. Negotiate and be patient for space to comment objectively. For freedom of the press. A hard stance now could see all doors closed, and your important contribution to Fiji’s future denied. This may soothe your justifiable pride, but it will not help Fiji.

    Thirdly, what is going to be the reaction of the “international community”? Well, here at least there are no surprises. They are handling the new situation as they did before, within the narrow blinkers of supposed “democracy” and “media freedom.” They, who earlier rejected the findings of the Fiji High Court (because it did not support their position), now accept without question this decision of this first Court of Appeal, because it does (even though it yet may also be appealed).

    From my New Zealand, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully, a total denial of realities. Honestly, Minister, what do you know about Fiji? Who, if anybody, are you listening to? In MFAT or in the NZAid you would see ended? To my friends, if I may call you that, Jim Tully on media and Rod Alley of the Beaglehole-Somerset-Alley conjoined clans, other than your illustrious ancestors’ contributions to liberal causes, what is your special expertise on Fiji? And to my friend Toke Talagi, Chairman of the Pacific Island Forum, why has Australia and New Zealand spoken with no reference to you? Do they chair the Forum? What also of other Forum members? Are their opinions of less importance than NZ and Australian commentators?

    The role of the international community is important but not necessarily decisive. Fiji will resolve its own problems in its own way. But the community is in a position to help or hinder, to see whether or not ordinary Fiji citizens, in the key sugar and tourist industries, and their downstream cousins, will suffer unduly. Australia, New Zealand, the ECC and the Commonwealth can devastate the Fiji economy, but still see no “return to democracy.” And their continuing inflexible opposition to Bainimarama will further buttress and encourage the Qarase opposition to do what we do not know — and dare not imagine.

    My Lords, Justices of Appeal, safely back in Sydney (whose judgment I will later address, because it seems, to this layman, to contain inconsistencies favouring Australian and Qarase positions), how now do you see what your detached, removed, judgment has achieved? Would you not agree that Fiji –ordinary, everyday Fiji, impoverished, bereft, isolated Fiji — not you or Australia, face the consequencies of what you, in your lofty legal wisdom, judged to be not “chaotic”? And how does this situation, that you have helped create, differ from that the President sought to control early in 2007, using powers you claimed he did not have?

  2. Jose Says:

    Good intention my arse. The cover page of the Charter is full of Freemasonry symbols. You titled this piece correctly. “The Demonisation of Fiji”

  3. Nostradamus Says:

    Bud,

    Balanced my ass!
    The guy obviously does not have a clue about justice. There seems to several poor losers running around trying to blame Qarase for the latest military campaign from Voreqe. Obviously Voreqe has this thing all planned out, so much so that he did not even take the time to read the court decision which gave him and almost legal way our. It is like the 2006 coup. He tried to blame Qarase for not doing this and that, like not withdrawing the Qoliqoli bill and another which were distinged for parliamenary debate, but it became clear that was all a smoke screen. He had already decided to do the coup just like he had already decided to do the 2009 coup. He would a have been disappointed if he had won the case because then he would have less excuse to show his power.

    I hate to tell you but this is just some college professor trying to appear radical to be popular with his students. The arguments are completely shallow and off base.

    He is basically asking for the judges to be corrupt and to be intimidated by what Voreqe threatens. Voreqe loves that of course.

  4. James Says:

    I don’t believe this! How can people still think that Bainimarama has good intentions after what he’s just done. It’s obvious he’s simply power hungry. Just look at the PER decree. The military has been given the powers to basically shoot and kill anyone without having to justify themselves or face civil of criminal prosecution. And some idiots still think what Bainimarama is doing is for the good of the country. And why does he have to censor the media? What is he trying to hide? I just hope and pray all those naive enough to have supported him up till now realize what’s going on and wake up. God help Fiji…

  5. James Says:

    The fact of the matter is what is illegal is illegal. You cannot use Qarase or anyone else for that matter as an excuse to justify breaking the law or taking it into your own hands. I never was a big fan of the Qarase government myself. I’ve seen first hand the corruption and racialism under his government but I strongly believe in the rule of law and only the people must decide through the ballot who forms goverment and who goes.

  6. Ben_St0ne Says:

    Sa yadra,

    Sa bau veicaiti saraga na momona ni ulutaga oqo.
    Me dua ga vei Frank B. na niu lutu va baba

  7. Wilson Tamanikaira Says:

    Ways of countering a coup

    I want to thank Solivakasama for posting my article which the F/T was unable to do. I think the media should never ever mention anything about the illegal junta in their articles.

    What is important now is for the public of Fiji to be educated in the workings of a military coup. What is it, how it is conducted but most importantly how to counter it. A military coup can be easily dismantled and defeated if the public are aware of the strategies and tactics of the enemy .

    Solivakasama and other media outlets can now be used as a vehicle for informing the public about successful counter coup measures. Learning simple strategies are the ammunition in rending coups useless and yes, there are many methods available.

    We all know that a military coup is almost always carried out by a band of politically corrupt senior military officers. A good sign of an impending public coup is when a coup det tat first occurs within the military itself as was the case of the FMF back in 2005 – 2006.

    Almost all military coups planners actually carry out their plans only if they have been influenced or guaranteed political support by external parties to legitimise their claims. This was the case in the pre – December 2006 military/ FLP public onslaught and post coup support.

    If to some the acts of the military seem random then think again, they spend all day planning all this stuff. It is imperative that we also focus our attentions and resources into countering their plans. To not do so will be at our peril.

    To bring the public into the picture, a coup is carried out in three critical stages,

    1. Planning and rehearsals
    2. The actual physical execution
    3. Consolidation

    The first two stages are the easiest and have been carried out prior and up to December 2006 as declared by Voreqe, codenamed as “The Clean up campaign”. This involved the heavy twin military and FLP propaganda barrage to discredit the ruling government and the actual physical takeover of the elected government.

    The third stage is the most difficult and hazardous for the coup planners. This is what is transpiring as we speak.

    The key to the success of the consolidation stage is time. The quick acceptance by the majority of the population of the objectives of the coup planners is critical because of the existing immediate ambiguity surrounding the physical takeover. Many people are still fixated on the propaganda rather than the proof.

    However time can also be the coup planner’s number one nemesis if the consolidation drags out towards a long affair and as more people discover the untruths and cracks to the propaganda. The more the resistance grows, consolidation is made more difficult.

    The military still has not been able to consolidate and as they resort to desperate measures by abrogating the constitution in lieu of officially ruling by force the more unpopular their regime will become.

    But what comfort and hope does the population have in a seemly big menace?

    Well, it is all a matter of perspective. The military only comprises of around 1,000 standing troops and a further 1,500 Police officers. The population comprises of close to 750,000 people. It is easy to see that the problem facing the coup planners is one of control. To employ and pay more military officers to suppress every member of the population is economically unsustainable for the military even over the short

    So how do coup instigators project the illusion of omnipotence?

    The coup planners of themselves do not have the resources or the capabilities to carry out the consolidation stage. They then depend on the infrastructure of government to do that thus it is an essential part of their takeover.

    However, it is a major flaw to think that taking over a government’s infrastructure will lead to success because public buildings, offices, motor vehicles, pant and equipment and so forth are incapable of producing popular support.

    The situation in Iraq and Afghanistan is a classic example of structure versus people power. The occupiers were totally mistaken into thinking that capturing the government infrastructures would bring them victory. The result is that the ruling elite are garrisoned in their public buildings surrounded by tight security whilst a hostile population encircles them.

    What I am talking about is the consolidation of people power because we are many and they are few. We have strength in numbers and expertise there this is the real perspective that the public must adopt in order to counter this coup.

    My next instalment will be on dismantling the consolidation stage of this coup. Solivakasama could also call for many other expert strategists who oppose this coup to form a Counter Coup thin tank to help design tactics to arm the public on countering these instigators.

  8. melanie Says:

    Fiji dollar devalued by 20%

  9. Joe Says:

    got the latest from namuamua journal
    http://www.geocities.com/namuamua_journal/latestnews.html
    Fiji Warns Australia and New Zealand of Tough Sanctions
    “We will not tolerate your pro democracy stance”

    In a stern warning to the government of Australia and New Zealand, the interim Fiji government has warned of imposing trade and travel sanctions on foreign businesses and tourists respectively after calls were made by the foreign affairs office of the two countries to return Fiji to democracy.

    In a press conference attended by local media journalists and accompanied by military censors, the spokesman for the interim government, Major Neumi Leweni stated that it was time for Fiji to teach overseas government a lesson.

    “We have remained silent for far too long. Now we will impose trade sanctions on Australia and New Zealand and let’s see how they survive. We will cripple their economy. As for the tourists, we will just deprive them of beautiful sandy beaches and relaxing atmosphere. They just failed to recognize that Fiji is the only country in the world for tourists from Australia and New Zealand. We will not tolerate their pro-democracy stance,” Major Leweni scorned.

    However according to Professor Richard Swath who teaches at the University of Adelaide and is considered a leading authority on new syndromes, the warning by the interim government maybe a direct result of Cat Attitude Syndrome’ or CAS. “According to this syndrome, the patient feels that the world owes them a favor and everyone else is born to serve them no matter what their actions are,” Professor Swath emphatically stated.

    Meanwhile to counter criticisms on falling foreign reserve, the interim government has announced that it will auction the abrogated 1997 Constitution on eBay and transfer the proceeds from the sale to the Reserve Bank of Fiji.

    In other news, the Fiji Human Rights Commission director, Dr. Shaista Shameem stated that the mythical Bill of Rights does exist and an expedition team is being assembled to hunt for it.

  10. i luv fiji.. Says:

    can anybody give 2 missile..one for lazy president’s place and another to the illegal prime minister…me mate kece tamata manumanu yacosara vana qasi ka lolo…..

    mosad..vitidina.

  11. Keep The Faith Says:

    That is really a brilliant piece Wilson! I hope to hear more.

  12. Budhau Says:

    Nostra,

    So this college professor “obviously does not have a clue about justice.”. And I guess you do.

    This poor loser is saying what was Qarase expecting if the court decision in his favour, was he going to be reinstalled, or FB was going to march back to the barracks, or we will have an election immediately or what.

    If Vorege wanted to abrogate the constitution,, he could have done that on Dec. 5 2006. The reason he had not done so was that he, for whatever reason, was hoping to keep the Constitution intact and still achieve his goals. That is why the Charter and not a new Constitution when a a new constitution would have been much more easier than the charter with all the legal hurdles.
    What Qarase’s problem is that he sought a legal solution to a political problem.
    Qarase could have walked away from this case after the earlier loss, but he decided to appeal it. FB had no choice but to defend this case in the Court of Appeal.
    Since Qarase knew that a legal victory would not resolve this impasse – why was he insisting on going this route – so that he get the bragging rights, that he won in court.
    The second argument that this guy made was that the court should have been flexible and adaptive as to the interpretation of the Constitution considering the consequences.

    Here is quote from a Justice of the US Supreme Court, “”Since law is connected to life, judges, in applying a text in light of its purpose, should look to consequences including contemporary conditions, social, industrial and political, of the community to be affected,”

    So Nostra while you may disagree with the point of view presented in this article, don’t go around making these silly ass remarks like he ““obviously does not have a clue about justice.”

  13. Renegade Says:

    Yes Wilson great reading…Its all commons sense really. Majority rules and all it really takes is for the people to stand and do it in numbers thats the only way or for those that are not comprehending what has transpired ….you will be waiting for a damn long time in a dictatorship run by a very sick and arrogant madman. He just does not get it..I guess its due tom the fact of digging a hole so deep the only way is to keep on digging…… Its a dictatorship….. how darehe say that he wants no freedom of expression as this got us here in the first place……he wants know opposition….What a absolute dikhead.

    Although we cannot compare but what he has done is so far worse than GS at least he was charismatic and he carried himslef well with his fronting the media and his whole way. FB has lost the plot and I dont think he even knows what the hell he is doing now…. He made a change due a survey!!!! haha who got the survey? How was it distributed and to whom…. 65% of the country wanted changes haha. Yo Frank you and your patheitc Dads Army of traitors and your stupid dopey looking Son are going to have changes for sure……and a beautiful view of GS taking to you….lol… What a stupid damn mistake….PEOPLE OF FIJI RISE UP….all those that have any contact stir it up do not just sit back and let these fools ruin Fiji……stand up….now or it just makes you just as bad…….NOW or NEVER……….Only takes one or so to gt a few arms and then hey…….who knows…..FB see you inside…..Ill come and visit you……and your Son…….

  14. SViade~ Says:

    @ Luv Fiji

    Au vakacalai iko me rua na Missile…..dua vei Frank dua vei Rabuka live the Chief ALONE!!!

    VINAKA~.

  15. radiolucas Says:

    Budhau

    I am unsure as to how you come to the conclusion that there is anything meaningful in that article. It is a spurious argument to say the least. The writer argues as if Qarase’s expectations for justice are unreasonable – but doesn’t really address whether or not the earlier “injustice” – oh, say, a military coup – has anything to do with expectations. I didn’t like Qarase’s government at all but it is not a argument to simply blame the victim for the crime.

    It is also not enough to simply say: “Well, NZ/Australia/ThoseAppealCourtJudges would say that WOULDNT they… especially now that they are safely back in SYDNEY!”.

    None of that is an argument. It is banal. A bit like a cerebral fart. But with exclamation marks that you post on the internet.

    Furthermore to suggest that Fiji neighbours have been “uncompromising”, “infexible” and “inconsistent” is laughable and does not merit serious thought. Indeed, all anyone could care to remember is any number of the numerous instances in which the Forum members (NZ and Aust included), Commonwealth and UN delegates have given the military government further opportunities, time, meetings, conferences, recommendations and soapboxes on which they may have come up with a serious proposal, a chronology, a pictogram, a restaurant napkin drawing or any other plan that might lead some credence to the military’s vague stated aim to “clean up” the country.

    They lied.

    So far the only thing that the military has cleaned up is the country’s coffers and reputation as a regional leader.

    The military does not (nor do I suggest that you should ever suggest this) know what it is doing. It (by “it” I mean FB) does not have any long-term plan except for the whole “stay in power until I/We die” plan. Which, as plans for dictators go, is a very good and sound plan, but not a plan “for the people” or with any great moral or national intention in mind.

    Fiji’s people are (and I think understandably) looking to the judiciary and the executive to do something about the situation. The military has our friends and relatives in it. They are our people, it is Fiji’s army. Nothing good could come from a struggle by the unarmed populace with the army. The struggle is with the ineptitude of a few greedy and ruthless men who will not shy from sacrificing the life and liberty of the people of Fiji.

  16. Jose Says:

    Do not allow them the charter. This is their main goal. The old man illegally living in the president’s residence needs to vacate and the place locked up. His time is over. He can go back to his village and croak.

  17. Relax Man Says:

    Wilson “Tamanikaira” you bring disrupute to the name!!! so please learn to be man enough to use your own paternal name!! As for you Wilson do something good for your village if you come from one, like stratagise a village project, strategise better land utililization, things like that idiot!!! sa rauta mada na viavia tera tiko!!! Jose, you awake or what man??? the charter is progressing well already, jeez no wonder this country doesnt progress!! lame brains like you man!!!

  18. Dau Says:

    Kerekere vei kemuni na vei caraki tiko, sa rauta mada na vei vosaca taki. E sa dradraluka ka vakasisila e so na vosa ni vola tiko mai. Let’s face the realities, na implementation ni Charter na lako ga. Lako mai na Elections na dabe na Palimedi. Oya sai qai gauna ni noda veiqaqi ena mata veilewai. Au kila ni tiko na gaunisala e rawa ni ra lewai kina oira na cala. Na lawa kei na dina nei JIOVA e sa cecere sara mai na noda vuku vaka vuravura; e vuni noda vei ba tiko e na gauna oqo. Chill Out enjoy every breath you take and the daily bread from the Lord above. Fiji’s destiny has to take its course. Sadly so, thats KARMA.

  19. Budhau Says:

    radiolucas,

    The scope of your discussion regarding this article should be limited to 1) the reasons why Qarase to this case to court and 2) what should the judges have done.

    We are not arguing whether the coup was right or wrong.

    As for anyone’s reason for going to court, you and to redress a wrong – whether you want the court to send someone to jail, or get money damages, or maybe an injunction or an order for specific performance that can be enforced etc.

    What exactly was Qarase expecting this court to do – give a judgment so that he can have the bragging right to this.

    He knew that FB would not just march back to the barracks, and since Frank controlled the Military, the police, the civil service, the legislative process and everything else, how was the court going to enforce this order.

    As for FB – if he continues to claim that the constitution is intact, he will have to either abide by the decision of the court, or try to circumvent this order somehow legally. If he does that, there will still be a legal challenge to that. Thus the abrogation.

    I can understand if Qarase had something more in this for Qarase to justify his actions. He knew that he cannot resolve a political problem through courts. What exactly did he expect?

    As for the Court as to why they should have considered the consequences – go read my post above.

  20. Asgrocky Says:

    Relax man can you be more original? You are such a copy cat,you idiot. Get your own ideas instead of stealing words from others. That’s why we are in this hole in the first place. Suckers and Idiots like you parroting your masters with a slave attitude. Pathetic.

  21. Jean d'Ark Says:

    Radiolucas,

    One of the interesting things about this coup is that Frank and Co had originally styled themselves as the ultimate “guardians of the 1997 Constitution”.

    What a farce then that they took all of two days to lay down without even a whimper while they secretly manipulated Iloilo into abrogating it.

    One of the real tragedies of this coup is how some of the core values of Fiji’s once-proud military have been slowly been twisted into the diametric opposite direction.

    Once a group trained to be prepared to sacrifice their lives for their beloved country, Fiji’s military now finds themselves little more than a warlord militia prepared to sacrifice their beloved country for the lives of their traitorous leaders.

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