Suliasi Daunitutu
2010/02/19 at 4:14pm

Ladies and Gentlemen, this morning Friday the19th of March 2010, at 12.00 pm Canberra DST (2.00pm FT), a petition was handed over to the Interim Prime Minster, Mr. Voreqe Bainimarama. The petition was from Mr. Vilisi Nadaku, his wife Ana and their five children, demanding Bainimarama and his Interim government to return Fiji to the polls this year, 2010.

Accompanying the petition was a letter from me, and a list of people and organisations who endorsed and supported the Nadaku family’s intiative, who took the brave and selfless step in informing Bainimarama and his government of our right, demand and entitlement.

This action I could say, is also supported by the UN Human Rights Council, with majority of its members agreeing to the fact, that Fiji has been deprived of fundamental human rights in its recent meeting in Geneva, to which they further commented through their respective representatives, that Bainimarama should restore the 1997 constitution, and return the country immediately to electons and a democratically elected government.

The number of people that are represented in the support of the Nadaku family came to a total of 685,936. To all of you who have put your names and photos to support your intensions, I would like to thank you for your loyalty to your country and its freedom. You have contributed immensely to the liberation of your homeland.

I would like to thank the Democracy Movement Chapters and their respective leaders and supporters. Let me remind you, that after being mocked for doing nothing but blogging, we have achieved a lot, not only in getting the World to sit up and take notice, but most importantly to take action. The three events that took place in the space of a week, (HRC, Vanuatu PIF, Petition) showed that “Truth” has decided to show itself, and it has exhibited its strength, its timing, significance and most importantly its desirability or value to human kind.

The petition has been sent to various high offices and entities for further exposure of the peoples’ desire.

This localities include, UN HQ New York, EU, Commonwealth Secretariat, Political parties Head Offices (Fiji), Various embassies and High Commissions, Bloggs/Websites, NGOs, Academics in Fiji and abroad, ANU College of Asian Pacific Studies , Amnesty International and Churches.

That part done, we will await Bainimarama’s response, and in the meantime, we will be putting a second part of the fight in motion. While I cannot disclose the nature of the actions we will take as yet, I can tell you that we will intensify our efforts and we are confident of volutary support, if the response to the petition is anything to go by.

I hope that the fight will now be of a more extreme degree, because the Regime will not be giving us our freedom cheaply. That said, I will remind one and all, they(military) have blood on their hands, and if we don’t liberate the country for our children, then, we are guilty of the same offence.

A special mention for the President and members of the Melbourne Democracy Movement Chapter, for their “Lolo- Masumasu” every Tuesday since their conception. This fight cannot be won with mortal strength, we need Divine intervention, for a complete and through victory. From me to all of you, vinaka vakalevu.

This is a reminder, for those who try to oppress people who pray and believe in God ;

Jeremiah 28 : 10. Hananiah grabbed the wooden yoke from my neck and smashed it, 11. Then he said, “The Lord says, this is the way he will smash the power Nebuchadnezzar (Bainimarama) has over the nation(s), and it will happen in less than two years.


Suliasi Daunitutu.

The Petition itself

Lot 9 Kuruva Place
Suva, Fiji.
February 18, 2010.

Dear interim Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama,

We the Nadaku family, write to share our concerns regarding developments in Fiji since the December 5, 2006 military coup. We urge you to ensure the swift transition to an elected government, and call on you and your officials to immediately and publicly make a commitment that fundamental human rights will be respected.

We are particularly concerned that the longer the Interim Government delays the elections, the more we the people will suffer.
To deny us the right to elections is contrary to Article 21 of the UDHR which states;

“. Everyone has the right to take part in the government of his country, directly or through freely chosen representatives.
. Everyone has the right of equal access to public service in his country.
. The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections, which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.”

You are reminded that Fiji is a signatory to the Declaration.

We also note with concern the latest statement by Brigadier Driti who is quoted as saying that any act of civil disobedience by the people of Fiji will be dealt with “severely”.
These types of statements only create fear and do not promote a healthy relationship between the government of the day and its people.

We as a family unit are of the view that it is our right as citizens of Fiji to demand for elections this year, and for a swift return to parliamentary democracy.

We therefore urge your IG to make a commitment for elections to be held towards the end of the year, 2010.

We also urge the government of Australia, New Zealand, the United States of America, The United Kingdom, Japan, The E.U, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Forum Secretariat and other relevant NGO’s and organizations to continue to pursue the process towards elections this year.

It is our humble opinion that this great nation of ours cannot, must not, continue on the path it is taking today. To do so would only prolong the pain and suffering of our people who cannot stand up to voice their opinion due the Public Emergency Regulations, and the censorship of the media.

Copies of this letter have been sent to the three paramount chiefs of the Kubuna, Tovata and Burebasaga Confederacies, the Methodist Church, Foreign Embassies in Fiji, NGO’s and human rights groups, democracy advocates worldwide, and Fijian Political Parties for their information.

We pray that you will do what is right and just for the people of Fiji, based on the four fundamental principles of democracy, government by the people, active participation of the people, protection of human rights and above all, the rule of law.


Vilisi Nadaku,
On behalf of the Nadaku Family.
Phone: 679/3608406/
Mobile: 679/9653023

c.c. Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi
Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu
Ro Adi Teimumu Kepa
US Embassy
Australia High Com
New Zealand High Com
Japan Embassy
European Union
United Nations
Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre
President Methodist Church In Fiji
Mick Beddoes, UPP
Mahen Chaudhary, FLP
Raman Singh, NFP
Laisenia Qarase, SDL
Forum Secretariat
Citizens Constitutional Forum
Media(Fiji Times, Fiji Sun, Daily Post, ABC Australia, RNI)
Democracy and Humans Rights Groups



  1. Pheneas Says:

    Vinaka Vilisi and Family for your brave fight organizing the petition in order to free our country from this lunatic. ‘Power To The People.’

  2. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Suli, great first step.

    We are in agreement : Freedom does not come free of charge. We have to take it by whatever means necessary. They move on the ground – It will then be worthwhile to fly home.

    Am not a patron of Matavuvale so thanks for bringing this here. Check your Inbox.

  3. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Vilisi, bula vinaka my dear ! Would have penned my name to the famous petition but it was not brought here but not to worry, I will be there when it counts the most – seeing you, Ana and the kids face to face. I PRAY FOR THAT EVENTUALITY.

    Loloma bibi

  4. Annon. Says:

    Interesting rankings – even more interesting source.

    Big miscalculation – sending Roko Tui Viti into exile.

  5. Koya na Man Says Says:

    Vakavinavinaka tikoga vei kemuni Vilisi.

    Anus, or sorry bro annon, sa rui levu tale nodaru vakilakila, vakavinavinaka madaga levu na da…

    Na rank & file qori sa matata tu ga, relax taka tu ga.

  6. Pheneas Says:

    Unconfirm report one of the decorated army high ranking officer serving overseas have resign from the fmf. Vinaka to you Sir and your family, GOD BLESS…

  7. Vasiti Osborne Says:

    I will remind us all that Jesus died on the cross to save the world. God’s only son sacrificed on the cross to save us. Surely a few thousands can be sacrificed so that Fiji can live. The petition works and prayers, fasting, and all that too. Great. But now that we have done all the praying and fasting for 3 years perhaps it is time now that we do physical movement on the ground. Perhaps God is waiting to help us save Fiji when we give up our lives to him.

  8. Vasiti Osborne Says:

    Thank you Vilisi.

    God help those who help themselves first.

  9. Voice in the Wilderness Says:

    Thanks to the current government for accepting the Petition!

  10. Vasiti Osborne Says:

    Isa lei

    If only

  11. benhur Says:

    Hey they have no choice but to take it! Maybe Solivakasama could draft a similar petition on this website and allow visitors to add their name onto the petition before sending it to the Military Pm;the UN; UE; Commonwealth; etc,etc,. Why not? Lets do it Soli!

  12. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Giving Bai another shot at labelling it toilet paper yeah great idea NOT

    2 years ago a bunch of us decided to put a theory to test and shut down a ministry by dialing their numbers around the clock. The day after we discovered it worked. 6 on the ground and 14 from here effectively rendered it handicapped. Given the handful of government ministries; small police department; and even smaller military base.
    It’s VERY easy to take them out of commission.

  13. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    There isn’t room in the already overcrowed prisons for peaceful resistance marchers ..

    Take the government machinery out of commission if the IG torture the peaceful mass.

  14. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Do it now.

    Or wait 15 years

  15. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    The 6 on the ground provided us with telephone numbers as there were direct lines NOT associated with the main swtichboard. We tied up all lines to the switchboard 5 minutes before business opened. All direct lines rang simultaneously at the stroke of 8.00 am. Scheduling ourselves around the numbers to block all other calls.

    Any one who claims that it is a monumental task to pull the rug out of this regime’s feet is either naive or does not want them out of power.

  16. Frida Says:

    Vinaka vakalevu Vilisi Nadaku and family.

    Agree with benhur above to run a petition on the site where people can register to confirm support for a speedy return to democratic government.

  17. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Telephone companies care not how many lines installed in homes or business houses.

    Program phone card digits and phone numbers into speed dial mode.

    Either mann or set up like telemarketers

    You are good to go

    Find a handful of willing parties

    Schedule around the numbers

    And effectively terminate communication

  18. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    a concerted movement overseas backed by a handful on the ground

    at the very least make them sweat blood for a week

  19. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    how hard is it for seasoned politicians to get those numbers (phone, fax, email addys) to Suliasi Daunitutu

    while the rest of us — usa, australia, nz, take out the phone lines

    last polar bear and a handful of others can flood cyberspace


  20. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    a friend of a friend who worked on the inside supplied the private lines
    switchboard & fax numbers are in the yellow pages

    how many fijians know of such a friend who knows of a friend whose relative works inside that can access direct lines and email addys

  21. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    we are not organized is the reason we are not able to pull the rug from under the regime’s feet. for me personally, i got tired of trying to promote real action against the regime that was always discouraged on these forums so i approached my american friends and together we pulled off that days’ work terminating 1 ministry’s communication, causing havoc.

    that has been done

    organization is required to duplicate that effort. the rule of thumb is secrecy
    i mean that it would be dumb for seasoned politicians and people with connections on the ground who can compile information we seek to go around announcing what they are doing now wouldn’t it ?

  22. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    explore too the change in posting under real identities

    it’s time

  23. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    if i could wreak havoc for 1 day in 1 small area from across the oceans then simply duplicate and spread it around

    just some organization is needed then strike when they least expect it

  24. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Cyclone Tomas wreaked enough havoc to take Fiji’s economy over the cliff.

  25. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    But Australia and New Zealand stepped in to halt that process. They should have left well enough alone.

  26. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    1 good thing born of all these is that there will not be any calls to sending monies home on these forums at any time when natural disaster strikes.

  27. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    We have been talking and praying for 4 years now

    What else is there left to be dissected with our words

    It is time to do something more than typing here

  28. Albert Singh Says:

    Keep Praying and the church has to keep its hands clean from politics.

  29. Katalina Balawanilotu Says:

    Dictators remain in place because Fijians are too complacent in fact it is this trait that has given rise to Fiji’s coup culture; wretched several notches with each subsequent occurrence and the only way to rid it is to act boldly – physically push them out.

    Fiji is teeny with a handful of government departments – take out their lines of communications and you are halfway there. Methodists sit out in large numbers day and night under the hot sun and in the rain while at the same time the public flood communications and grind it to a halt — it will be a one heck of a royal mess

    And there isn’t enough room in delainabua police and prisons to hold 20 thousand people let alone 100k not to mention flooding the courts systems as an aftermath AND strike again just as they think they have it under wraps AND ON and ON. Wear them out.

    Once they start killing all their efforts garnering artificial support will disappear.

    Show resistance then let the chips fall where they may.

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